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Oregon APWA Jobs and Opportunities

To submit a job posting (either a position available or a position sought), e-mail the following information to the Oregon APWA webmaster:
  -- Name of position
  -- Name of hiring agency or company, or name of individual (if posting is for position sought)
  -- Closing date (unless otherwise specified, all postings will be removed 30 days after initial posting)
  -- Description of position
  -- Website, e-mail address and/or phone number(s) for more information

Plans ExaminerLane County, Oregon

Construction Services Program ManagerLane County, Oregon

Traffic EngineerWashington County

City EngineerCity of Cottage Grove

Civil DesignerOtak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)

Civil CAD DesignerOtak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)

Lead Public Works Maintenance Worker (Water)City of Sherwood

Lead Public Works Maintenance Worker (Sanitary/Storm)City of Sherwood

Engineering Technician IICity of Sherwood

Parks Volunteer CoordinatorLane County, Oregon

Utility Operator 1City of Stayton

Utility Operator 2City of Stayton

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator IICity of St. Helens, Oregon

Engineering Manager/City EngineerCity of West Hollywood, California

Senior Structural EngineerOtak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)

Senior Civil Engineer-Stormwater LeadOtak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)

Engineering Technician III / IV (Design Services)City of Medford

Public Works Construction InspectorCity of Gresham

Civil Engineer I or IICity of Roseburg, Oregon

Engineering Technician II or IIICity of Roseburg, Oregon

Wastewater SupervisorCity of Medford

Civil EngineerOtak, Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA


Plans Examiner
Lane County, Oregon
Closing date: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
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Construction Services Program Manager
Lane County, Oregon
Closing date: 12/27/21 05:00 PM
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Traffic Engineer
Washington County
Closing date: 12/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Washington County's Engineering, Traffic and Survey (ETS) division within Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is looking to hire an experienced Traffic Engineer! We are looking for traffic engineering professionals who are passionate about transportation safety, traffic operations, and mobility; and who are interesting in utilizing their skills to make a difference and improve communities. If you interested in working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with an innovative and highly professional team, we want to hear from you!
The Traffic Engineer position is an advanced-level classification in the Engineering Series. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the preparation of design plans, traffic investigations and reports, and traffic control programs. This is a Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (MAPPS), FLSA exempt position that reports to the Traffic Engineering Principal Engineer and will directly supervise an Inspection Supervisor and a Traffic Analyst. This position will have direct responsibility and oversight of the signing, striping, and markings group within Traffic Engineering and for Washington County's Traffic Safety and Neighborhood Streets Programs.  
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City Engineer
City of Cottage Grove
Closing date: December 3, 2021 5pm
Are you a strong leader who enjoys a challenge? Join our team! The City of Cottage Grove is looking for a passionate individual to lead the City Engineering Department and continue our service of working with our small, but ever-growing community. The City Engineer plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the engineering programs/operations and provides technical staff assistance to the City Manager, Department Heads, and Supervisors. Cottage Grove is home to 10,155 residents and is located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley (20 minutes south of Eugene/Springfield). Cottage Grove is a gateway to recreation with two lakes and miles of bike/hiking trails. Pay range: $6,328.00-$8,077.00 Monthly DOE.
 Full job description and application materials available on the City of Cottage Grove website at www.cottagegroveor.gov/jobs
Civil Designer
Otak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)
Open until filled
Civil Designer 
Otak is hiring multiple Civil Designers!  Come join our diverse, thriving civil engineering practice and use your expertise in successfully undertaking land development and/or public transportation infrastructure projects throughout the Metro area. This position will work on multi-disciplinary projects where you will use your engineering judgment to transform design concepts into construction drawings and technical specifications. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude! 

Civil CAD Designer
Otak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)
Open until filled
Civil CAD Designer 
To bolster our capabilities and to help us grow regionally, Otak is seeking Civil Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) individuals for our Portland and Vancouver offices.  Are you inspired by performing quality work and want to create sustainable infrastructure throughout the Metro area? This opportunity allows you to work on a wide variety of projects including roadway design; active transportation including paths, pedestrian underpasses, and pedestrian bridges; streetscapes; site development; structural design; vehicular bridges; and construction documentation. 
Lead Public Works Maintenance Worker (Water)
City of Sherwood
Open until filled
Position description

Lead Public Works Maintenance Worker (Sanitary/Storm)
City of Sherwood
Open until filled
Position description 

Engineering Technician II
City of Sherwood
Open until filled
Position description 

Parks Volunteer Coordinator
Lane County, Oregon
Closing date: 11/29/21 05:00 PM
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Utility Operator 1
City of Stayton
Open Until Wednesday, December 1, at 5:00 p.m.
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Utility Operator 2
City of Stayton
Open Until Wednesday, December 1, at 5:00 p.m.
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Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II
City of St. Helens, Oregon
Open Until Filled
Position information  
The City of St. Helens is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II in our Public Works Department.  The Water Division provides safe and healthy drinking water through a state-of-the-art facility which uses a hollow micro-fiber filtration process. This facility operates seven days a week, 365 days a year and is designed to produce up to six million gallons of water per day and on average produces approximately 1.3 million gallons of filtered drinking water each day. This position may also perform work at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as needed.  The Plant treats an average of 3-4MGD of domestic and industrial waste in a 40-acre Aerated Stabilization Basin.  Testing is done daily to meet the requirements of the NPDES permit.
Applies knowledge, experience, and skills in the field of water distribution and treatment to perform both regular and non-routine tasks in the operation and maintenance of water filtration, water collection, and water distribution facilities. Performs activities to operate a water supply system, to monitor processes and computers, to conduct lab and clerical work, and to maintain equipment, facilities, structures, and grounds.
Please see job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and requirements.
Terms of Employment:
- Salary:  $4,546 (Step 1) to $5,583 (Step 5).
- Excellent benefits package.
- This is a union covered position.
If you are a veteran and would like to receive veterans’ preference points, please contact Human Resources at hr@sthelensoregon.gov for paperwork.
The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check and drug test. 
Engineering Manager/City Engineer
City of West Hollywood, California
Filing deadline is November 26, 2021
The City of West Hollywood (population approx. 36,500) is an international destination with a diverse population, progressive voice and rich history.  Within 1.9 square miles, the City is an economic and as cultural center instilled with idealism, creativity, and innovation. The core values of Respect and Support for People; Responsiveness to the Public; Idealism, Creativity and Innovation; Quality of Residential Life; Promotion of Economic Development; Public Safety; and Responsibility for the Environment represent the City’s proactive manner for serving the resident and business community as well as visitors.  The Engineering Manager/City Engineer oversees the Civil Engineering and Traffic Engineering groups comprised of a total of 7 professionals.  Through leadership of the Division and working in the team, the Engineering Manager/City Engineer has the management functions of budgeting, personnel, report preparation, making presentations, facilitating meetings, ensuring permits are processed efficiently, intergovernmental relations, and for on-time completion of capital improvement projects.  Major projects include undergrounding of utilities, and sidewalk and urban design improvements.  Five (5) to 7 years of progressively responsible experience, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4 year college in a Civil Engineering or related field, and registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California are also required. The annual salary range of the position is $159,075 to $209,364, and the City provides an excellent benefit package. 
To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website at Peckham & McKenney. Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Senior Structural Engineer
Otak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)
Open until filled
Position details 
This position may be based out of either our Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA office.
Our Senior Structural Engineer collaborates with architects, building owners and builders to design elegant solutions for projects of all types, sizes and levels of complexity. From designing facilities at national parks, community transit services, site development structures and major expansion projects, we continually seek the best balance among the demands of form, function, sustainability, constructability, schedule and budget.

Senior Civil Engineer-Stormwater Lead
Otak (Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA)
Open until filled
Position details 
This position has the option to be based in our Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA office.  It will require travel to both offices to coordinate projects.
Otak, the premier Water Resources firm in the Pacific Northwest is hiring for an experienced Senior Water Resources Engineer professional to join our team as a Senior Civil Engineer/Stormwater Lead. You will have the opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary project teams on unique site development projects in urban growth expansion areas, in mixed-use waterfront developments, and urban infill sites.  You will be supported by a team of water resource professionals to collaborate with Otak’s Architects, Planners, Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Surveyors to design inclusive and sustainable communities in Oregon and SW Washington

Engineering Technician III / IV (Design Services)
City of Medford
Open until closed
$57,211 - $77,331
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The Engineering Technician III/IV performs technical project and civil engineering work and assists in the delivery of capital improvement projects in the Design Services section of the Public Works Engineering Department.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Engineering Tech III must have four (4) years / Engineering Tech IV must have five (5) years of related engineering technical experience; or
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with an bachelor’s degree in engineering, surveying, or construction management; and/or equivalent combination of college level education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
- Requires possession of a valid driver’s license by date of hire. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)). 
- Must maintain acceptable driving record.
Public Works Construction Inspector
City of Gresham
Open until filled
Salary:  $62,115 - $78,563 
The City of Gresham is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Public Works Construction Inspector position in the Infrastructure Development Section of the Department of Environmental Services. The Infrastructure Development Section is a small group consisting of 15 employees and each of the employees reports directly to the manager of that group.
As the Public Works Construction Inspector, you may be required to perform independent, specialized field inspection work on public works construction projects. These projects include street paving and restoration, sidewalks, driveways, curbs, erosion prevention, parks, sewer, stormwater, waterlines with the primary purpose of determining conformity with plans and specifications. However, the focus of this recruitment is to hire a person who will be our primary inspector for processing right-of-way permits submitted by licensed utilities such as PGE and NW Natural.
In this role, you will work primarily with City staff, private utility companies, private contractors, and other stakeholders. You will answer questions and collaborate regarding public works standards, utility locations, engineering and construction requirements, and City processes related to right-of-way permits. You may be required to inspect private development infrastructure projects and City-designed projects including review of bid proposals, pay measurements, quantities of materials, and locations while calculating appropriate pay estimates for these projects.
What you will get to do: 
- Intake of Right-of-Way permit applications: Evaluation of permit submittals and routing of materials to other reviewers through the City’s EnerGov software system, emails, and phone calls. 
- Review of right-of-way permits: Review of submitted documents for compliance with City standards and providing comments to applicants about any deficiencies in their application. 
- Approval or denial of Right-of-Way permit issuance: Communicate approval or denial of Right-of-Way permits through the City’s EnerGov software system, emails, and phone calls. 
- Inspect public infrastructure construction: Inspect City streets, sidewalks, and other facilities during and after utility construction to ensure public infrastructure is adequately protected and restored during and upon completion of private utility work and work by citizens and businesses on their sidewalks. Inform utility companies, homeowners, business owners, and their contractors of any deficiencies that they must address. 
- Document results of right-of-way permit inspections: Once construction is satisfactorily completed, note the results in the City’s EnerGov software system. 
Minimum Qualifications: 
- Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree and one (1) to four (4) years (5 to 8 years of qualifying education, training and/or experience) of progressively responsible technical engineering, inspection or construction experience specifically related to municipal civil infrastructure. 
- Valid driver’s license 
- Good driving record  
Certifications and Other Licenses within six (6) months of hire: 
- ODOT General Construction Inspection certification 
- Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) ADA Curb and Ramp Inspector certification 
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification 
Apply online at https://GreshamOregon.gov/jobs 

Civil Engineer I or II
City of Roseburg, Oregon
Open Until Filled
Position Information

Engineering Technician II or III
City of Roseburg, Oregon
Open Until Filled
Position Information

Wastewater Supervisor
City of Medford
Open until closed
$68,852.13 - $87,860.51
Position Link
The Wastewater Supervisor is assigned to supervise the Equipment Maintenance functions of an advanced secondary activated sludge sewage treatment plant. This position will ensure compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This position supervises other Water Reclamation Division employees.
Minimum Requirements:
- Four (4) or more years of work and/or supervisory experience in wastewater treatment; or 
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with in an education concentration in wastewater treatment or related biological/environmental studies field business management, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
- Must possess the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grade III or higher Wastewater Operator certificate or ability to obtain within six months of hire. To qualify for this certification, at least three (3) years of experience is required.  DEQ defines experience as: “Year(s) of experience in the routine performance of operator duties, tasks, and responsibilities at a domestic wastewater collection or treatment system (may include operator intern or trainee if not also CWE). DEQ may give partial credit for experience in a related field, as allowed by rule.”
- Must be available to provide 24-hour standby coverage one week at a time as part of a rotation.
- Must be a collaborative leader with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
Civil Engineer
Otak, Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA
Open until filled
Civil Engineer 
Otak is hiring for an experienced Civil Engineer!  Come join our diverse, thriving civil engineering practice and use your expertise in successfully undertaking land development focused projects throughout the Metro area. This position will work on multi-disciplinary projects where you will use your engineering judgment to transform design concepts into construction drawings and technical specifications. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude!  Because Otak is an integrated multi-disciplinary design firm, you will have the opportunity to partner with our architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, surveyors and support staff, who all share a desire to blend an innovative approach to creating mindful designs.  As a part of the team, you will have the opportunity to use your engineering judgement to progress design concepts into construction drawings and technical specifications.

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