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Current Postings

Senior Civil EngineerCity of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Public Works DirectorCity of Woodburn, Oregon

Design Engineer SupervisorLane County Public Works, Eugene, OR

Mechanic 2Benton County

Senior EngineerCity of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Deputy Director of Public Works – Field Services & Engineering, City of Pacifica, CA

PIC Public Works Permit SupervisorCity of Eugene Public Works Engineering Division

Engineering Technician ICity of Newport, Oregon

Public Works Project Managers, AKS Engineering and Forestry 

Operations ManagerKing County Water District No. 90, Renton, Washington

Public Works DirectorCity of Gonzales, CA

Senior Civil Engineer
City of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Filing deadline is October 9, 2017.
For those looking for a supportive environment to accomplish some exciting capital projects, this is the position you’ve been seeking.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes (pop. 42,000), situated atop the hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, is a contract city that has maintained its low-tax, low density, semi-rural environment with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles basin.  Residents enjoy 7.5 miles of Pacific coastline, the 1,400-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, and hundreds more acres of open space.  The Senior Engineer position will work in a team-oriented, professional environment within the Department of Public Works.  The position also serves as a project manager for professional and complex engineering activities including compliance, design, construction, traffic and transportation and will perform related work as assigned.  The Senior Engineer will present information to the City Council and various commissions, committees and boards, as well as regularly attend Planning Commission meetings and serve as a staff liaison to the various committees.  A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or a related engineering field and five years of responsible experience in civil engineering and/or traffic engineering.  Salary range up to $97,866-$127,088 with excellent benefits.
Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: Peckham & McKenney, Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information. Detailed brochure is available at
Public Works Director
City of Woodburn, Oregon
First review:  October 15, 2017 (open until filled). 
$100,000 - $120,000 
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050.
Located within the beautiful Willamette Valley, just 30 minutes outside of Portland and 15 minutes from Salem, the City of Woodburn, Oregon, is looking for an ideal candidate to help shape future development within the community through infrastructure and planning. With a population of nearly 25,000, Woodburn is one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities. 
The City of Woodburn's Public Works Department operates with 38 FTE’s and has a total budget of $30.3 million. Working under the general direction of the City Administrator and the Assistant City Administrator, the Public Works Director plans, administers, and directs the functions, activities and operations of the department, including engineering, water, wastewater, and streets and storm drains. The director directly supervises the Department Secretary, Programs Manager, City Engineer, Water Superintendent, Wastewater Superintendent, and Street Superintendent.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Business or related field is required. 8 years of increasingly responsible experience related to project management, engineering, utilities, infrastructure, construction, or urban services, of which at least 5 years were in a management/supervisory capacity. Experience in municipal public works management preferred. Must possess a current and valid Oregon Class C Driver's License or other state equivalent. 
The City of Woodburn is an equal opportunity employer. 
Design Engineer Supervisor
Lane County Public Works, Eugene, OR
Closes 9/18/17
Come work for an organization that values stewardship, diversity, and teamwork.  We serve an area ideally situated between the Pacific and the Cascades; one that provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities.  We are Lane County Public Works, and we are seeking a Design Engineer Supervisor to help create the future of our community.   
This position supervises the Design Engineering Section within the Engineering & Construction Services (ECS) Division.  ECS is ODOT-certified in designing and constructing road projects.  Position plans, designs, organizes and supervises Design Services; coordinates activities with government agencies; monitors capital improvement and road projects to control scope, schedule and budget; administers consultant contracts; and manages environmental permitting.  
SALARY & BENEFITS:  The salary range for this position is $61,006.40 - $91,499.20 per year.  
Also, as a full-time, regular employee, this position can currently expect:
-Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance. 
-Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).
-Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan with County Contribution.
-Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance. 
-Long-Term Disability Insurance.
-A generous Time Management Program for vacation and sick leave.  
-Nine paid holidays and one floating holiday.  
-An Employee Assistance Program. 
-Bachelor’s in Engineering, preferably Civil Engineering
-Four years of relevant professional experience, such as roadway design or construction
-Registration as a Professional Engineer by the State of Oregon (or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire).
TO APPLY:  For more information, please visit and look for posting 201700199, or contact Human Resources at 541-682-3124.  EOE / ADA    
Mechanic 2
Benton County
Open Until Filled
Benton County is actively looking for multiple motivated and hardworking Journey Level Mechanics to join our team! We are on the hunt for candidates who are interested in gaining experience and growing their career in a family type organization.  Is this YOU??  Apply TODAY!!  This position performs journey level mechanic maintenance, diagnostic and repairs on diesel engines and heavy trucks i.e. fleet vehicles, school buses, transit buses, miscellaneous fire and ambulance equipment, heavy construction equipment, police vehicles and other specialized equipment. Cummins experience preferred.
To find out more and to apply please visit:

Senior Engineer
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Salary: $7633.00 TO $10,174 monthly
Closing date:  10/02/17 04:30 PM
The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking candidates for two Senior Engineer positions in the Design Services Division. Senior Engineers supervise and participate in the most complex engineering projects and analyses.  These positions provide research, plans and designs for a variety of water resource programs designed to promote clean rivers.  For more information and to apply, please visit

Deputy Director of Public Works – Field Services & Engineering
City of Pacifica, CA
Filing Deadline:  October 2, 2017
The most panoramic coastal town in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacifica is famous for its six miles of scenic coastline, classic California beaches, breathtaking vistas, and charming ambience. Pacifica encompasses roughly 12.6 square miles, of which, approximately one-half is publically-owned open space. With a population of approximately 40,000, Pacifica is a full-service city with an overall budget of $73.7M. 
Severely impacted by El Nino, the City of Pacifica declared a State of Emergency in January 2016 and requested State and Federal assistance to respond to the growing list of failing public infrastructure. In order to address these challenges, the City Council recently approved the Deputy Director position for the Department of Public Works.
With a total division staff of 25 and a $2.8 million budget, the Deputy Director will oversee maintenance of streets, parks, trees, vehicles, and public facilities as well as public infrastructure projects, transportation planning and traffic engineering, and emergency management technical services.  A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience is required; a Master’s degree is desirable. Registration as a Civil Engineer in California is required.
The annual salary range for these positions is $130,392 to $153,600; appointment DOQE.  Outstanding benefit package including PERS retirement at 2.5% @ 55.
Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney, Inc.
Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Clay Phillips at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at

PIC Public Works Permit Supervisor
City of Eugene Public Works Engineering Division
September 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
$66,996 - $86,652 / Annually
The City of Eugene Public Works Department is looking for a positive and energetic manager to lead the Public Works Permit Team.  The person must enjoy providing service to the community, thrive in a team environment and demonstrate adaptability to a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
The person in this position will be responsible for oversight and management of the Building Engineering Permit Technician Program and the Erosion Prevention and Construction Site Managing Program.  The person will also oversee and manage the Public Works related functions of the Permit and Information Center (PIC).
The person in this position collaborates with many partners to implement City Goals, policies and standards; oversees Public Works interest related to building and erosion permits; and is responsible for contributing to and implementing the vision, mission and goals for 9 staff.
The Public Works Permit Supervisor, as part of the Engineering Development Review Team, works cohesively with Building Permit Services to develop and implement permit process/procedure and ensure business needs are met.
The ideal candidate has the ability to implement leadership, supervisory and customer service goals while operating in a dynamic environment with diverse community interests and needs.  A passion for leadership, training and success of staff is also desirable.
This position reports directly to the Engineering Development Review Manager and helps coordinate public works activities at the Permit and Information Center.  This position will assist the Development Review Manager in developing procedures, policies and standards to meet program and goals.  The position supervises technical staff and works as a team member with technicians, engineers, and other City, County, State, and Federal staff.  It oversees staff that performs a variety of technical and paraprofessional engineering work related to the engineering, planning, surveying, design/drafting, inspection, and construction management of complex public improvement and land development projects. 
Minimum Requirements
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Four years of experience in civil engineering work, which includes some project management experience and one year of supervisory experience. Project management, construction management and supervisory experience working for a City is desirable.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Planning, Architecture or Business from an accredited College or University or a similar Degree with major course work in a related field. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
Accepting on-line applications only.  Apply at

Engineering Technician I
City of Newport, Oregon
The position is open until 5:00PM on September 29, 2017.
The City of Newport Oregon is seeking a reliable, experienced, and professional Engineering Technician I. This is a non-exempt, part-time position (20 hours per week) with a salary range of $20.23/hour - $26.64/hour. Placement in the salary range will be based on the knowledge, skills, experience, and education of the person hired. This position is part of the Newport Employees’ Association collective bargaining unit.
The Engineering Tech I position primarily provides field support services for a variety of Public Works capital improvement and maintenance projects. Represents the City and ensures projects are completed in adherence to construction plans and specifications. Assists in the management of engineering records and with the development and maintenance of the Public Works geographic information system (GIS). Review City Business License applications, and administer right-of-way permit program. Review permit applications, issue permits, perform field inspections.
MINIMUM/MANDATORY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as, described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: High School Diploma or equivalent. An Associate’s or equivalent vocational degree in engineering technology or related field. Minimum 1-year experience in a related field.
KNOWLEDGE: The position requires specialized technical knowledge of engineering and/or architectural terminology, practices, procedures, and basic principles. Requires a working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and codes governing municipal engineering and construction. Requires working knowledge of cartographic principles and practices involved in the preparation of working maps. Requires in-depth knowledge of and skill in the use of computer-aided-drafting (CAD) software programs and geographic information system (GIS) software. Requires and in-depth knowledge of common office productivity software and data entry screens sufficient to develop presentations and simulations. Requires a working knowledge of legal property descriptions, deed records, survey files, and other documents and data sources identifying solving boundary and ownership. Requires in-depth knowledge of surveying principles, procedures, and calculations. Proficiency in construction inspection and observation. Demonstrated knowledge of personal protective equipment (PPE) application, use, and care.
SKILLS: Requires sufficient math skills to perform geometric, trigonometry, algebraic cost, and record distances and geographic measures. Skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs, and standard office equipment. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer Service orientation and skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences; ability to communicate complex material in a simple, understandable manner; Competence in Business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong reasoning, analysis, and problem solving skills combined with excellent judgment and professionalism. Ability to effectively function in an intense work environment with numerous interruptions and conflicting demands; and the ability to work well with managers, supervisors, and employees, as well as the public.
ABILITIES: Ability to perform the essential functions of the position; coordinate and review certain aspects of projects; apply AutoCAD or equivalent computer-aided drafting techniques to assigned drawings and prepare maps, plans, and drafting records; perform detailed work thoroughly, neatly, accurately and efficiently. Requires the ability to properly use and care for drafting equipment, instruments, hardware and software, read and interpret standard field notes, engineering and construction drawings, and technical specifications; perform a variety of engineering computations; to read and interpret maps, aerial photographs, mapping coordinates, survey documents, legal documents boundary information, right-of-way information, and construction blueprints; conduct field data gathering and inspections.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s License at time of hire. Confined Space training within 6 months of hire. Competent Person training within 6 months of hire. Work Zone Traffic Control (flagger) training within 6 months of hire. Lock-Out-Tag-Out training within 6 months of hire. CPR/First-Aid training within 6 months of hire. Occupational Noise Exposure training at time of hire. All other trainings required by the City Safety Officer.
DESIRABLE TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Construction inspection trainings i.e. density testing, aggregates, soils, asphalt, and concrete. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to ten pounds and occasionally lift or move materials up to sixty pounds. The position requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Manual dexterity and coordination are required about 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, standard office equipment, maintenance equipment, and motorized vehicles. Physical exertion may be required to move heavy objects, crawl through tight spaces, and kneel in confined areas. Physical effort may be required to perform heavy manual labor in confined and cramped spaces and uncomfortable conditions, climb ladders, bend, reach, and stand for long periods of time.
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a completed city application form and a letter clearly identifying how the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications. City application forms are available on the city website at, or picked up from the City Manager’s Office at the Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365. Application materials should be sent to: City of Newport, Attention: Human Resources, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or e-mailed to
The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran’s preference provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law. Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for all positions. Pre-employment substance screening may be required. An employment offer may be contingent on passing a physical examination for some position classifications. American with Disabilities Act accommodations will be provided upon request.

Public Works Project Managers
AKS Engineering and Forestry
Open until filled
Please send resume, cover letter and references to: AKS Engineering & Forestry Email:
More information for:
Vancouver, WA

Operations Manager
King County Water District No. 90, Renton, Washington
First review: September 24, 2017 (open until filled).
Salary:  $95,000 - $105,000   
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Current Searches." For questions, call 206-368-0050.
Located in King County, Washington, King County Water District #90 (KCWD90) is headquartered in the East Renton Highlands. KCWD90 serves over 8,000 accounts in a service area of approximately 15 square miles. The District’s service area is 50% in the City of Renton, and 50% in unincorporated King County. The majority of the connections within the District are single-family residential, but the District also serves commercial, irrigation and school service accounts. 
Reporting to the General Manager and the Board of Commissioners, the Operations Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Field Operations, and is responsible for ensuring system reliability and both timely maintenance and completion of scheduled capital projects. 
A bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or a similar field, and 7-10 years of experience supervising a field crew in a water utility or broader utility environment is preferred. The successful candidate will have Water Distribution Manager 3, Water Treatment Plant Operator 1, and Cross-Connection Control Specialist certifications, or be able to take the exams within 6 months of hire. A history of working with a variety of software systems, including GIS, Telemetry, and Asset Management, and a current Washington State Driver's License is required. 
KCWD90 is an equal opportunity employer. 


Public Works Director
City of Gonzales, CA
Resume filing deadline is September 25, 2017.
The City of Gonzales is a quaint, rural agricultural community of 8,549 residents nestled between the rolling Gabilan Mountains and the picturesque Santa Lucia Range. Centrally located on scenic Highway 101 in Monterey County, Gonzales is 35 miles southeast of the Monterey Peninsula and 62 miles southeast of San Jose. Gonzales enjoys a beautiful natural setting and is a safe, friendly, family-oriented community with a relaxed pace of life.  The Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the City's public facilities such as streets and sidewalks; water supply and distribution facilities; sanitary sewers; storm drains; basins; and flood channels; as well as the review and approval of all subdivision; development; grading; and public utility installation plans. The Department is also responsible for the maintenance of all City parking lots, vehicles, and stationary mechanical equipment and plays an important role in evaluating a variety of development applications as part of the City’s project review committee.  The position requires at least five years of progressively responsible and varied work experience including construction, maintenance and operation of a variety of public works systems and facilities with specific experience in wastewater and water utilities and includes at least three years of management experience with direct oversight of staff, budgets, and administration.  A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, public administration or a related field is highly desirable as is a Civil Engineer license.  Salary range from $105,000 to $120,000 with comprehensive benefits.
Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to Peckham & McKenney, Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity. The brochure is also available on our web site at


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