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Current Postings

Public Works DirectorCity of Benicia, California

Natural Resource SpecialistLane County Public Works, Eugene, Oregon

Environmental Program CoordinatorCity of Sherwood Public Works Department

Utilities Assistant Director, EngineeringCity of Bellevue, Washington

Public Works DirectorCity of San Pablo, CA

WRD ManagerCity of Medford, OR

Public Works SupervisorCity of Lafayette, Oregon

Engineering/Survey Technician 2Benton County

Traffic Operations EngineerCity of Eugene Public Works Maintenance Division

Project Engineer, City of Tualatin

Public Works DirectorCity of Pasco, Washington

Seasonal Public Works EmployeeCity of Gaston

Senior Geotechnical EngineerGeoEngineers, Inc., Portland, Oregon

Mechanic 2Benton County

Public Works Project Managers, AKS Engineering and Forestry 

Public Works Director
City of Benicia, California
Filing deadline: December 20, 2017.
The City of Benicia, is a beautiful waterfront community of 28,000 on the San Francisco Bay, and is known for its small-town charm and quality of life and is home to numerous award-winning restaurants, schools and parks. Benicia has a high level of community pride and interest in preserving the quality of life. Residents enjoy low crime, good schools, affordable housing, as well as a wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities. The Public Works Director will be a proactive, relationship based and inspirational manager with an active communication style. The candidate will also be empathetic and fair, while being firm in promoting a positive environment of accountability. The position requires seven years of experience, increasing in responsibility, in municipal water/wastewater operations, municipal engineering, land development, street construction or maintenance, including four years of administrative and management responsibility. An educational background equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in civil engineering, public administration or a related field. Master’s Degree or a PE are desired. Competitive annual salary range of $134,356- $163,311 DOQ, with attractive benefits.
To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter electronically to: Peckham & McKenney,
Resumes acknowledged within two business days. Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at 
Natural Resource Specialist
Lane County Public Works, Eugene, Oregon
Posting closes on Nov. 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Lane County Public Works seeks a Natural Resource Specialist. $ 48,796.80 – $73,236.80.  Full benefits.  Come work for an organization that values stewardship, integrity, and teamwork.
Natural Resources Specialist:  Implements, manages and coordinates the County’s Roadside Vegetation Management Program, including:
- Monitoring rare and endangered plant sites, and managing noxious and invasive species.
- Works with agency partners regarding natural resources issues and road maintenance projects.
- Develops and implements Best Management Practices in areas such as stormwater, vegetation, and habitat resources.
- Engages in site monitoring, data collection, GIS mapping, database management, and public outreach.
- Tracks budgets, timelines, outcomes, etc.  
Salary & Benefits:  The salary range for this position is $48,796.80 - $73,236.80 per year.  As a full-time, regular employee, benefit options include:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance. 
- A Wellness Clinic available to eligible employees and their dependents. 
- 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. 
Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimum of 5 – 8 yrs. experience.  A knowledge of native / non-native plants and habitats in the Willamette Valley, Cascade and Coast Range, and Pacific Coast eco-regions is desirable.  
To Apply:  Visit Look for posting #201700269. For additional questions, contact HR at 541-682-3124.
Environmental Program Coordinator
City of Sherwood Public Works Department
Recruitment closes at 5pm on November 27, 2017.
SALARY RANGE:  $25.80 - $33.02 / Hourly, Plus 6% City paid PERS and an excellent benefit package.  
The City of Sherwood is currently recruiting for an Environmental Program Coordinator to perform specialized and complex environmental compliance duties related to water, storm, and sanitary.  Responsibilities involve significant accountability and decision-making authority in a variety of programs, including vector (mosquito) control; FOG; healthy streams; soils; stormwater; and cross connection and backflow programs.  The Environmental Program Coordinator conducts inspections, conducts research, analyzes and tracks data, implements plans, prepares reports, recommends corrective actions, and ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.  The incumbent will also serve as liaison with intergovernmental agencies, local neighborhood groups and businesses, and develop public information materials.  
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES:  To apply, submit a completed City Application, Resume, and cover letter to the Human Resource Department, 22560 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, OR  97140, on or before the closing date. Application materials must be received by the Human Resources Department by 5 pm on the closing date, to be considered. Prior to hiring, the successful candidate may be asked to complete a satisfactory pre-employment criminal history background check. For more information and to obtain a City Application, please visit us at or contact Human Resources at (503) 625-4201.
Utilities Assistant Director, Engineering
City of Bellevue, Washington
First review:  December 3, 2017 (open until filled).
$101,647 - $140,314
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Current Searches." For questions, call 206-368-0050.
Located on the shores of Lake Washington, just 20 minutes away from downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport, Bellevue, is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 141,000. 
Bellevue Utilities provides drinking water, wastewater, storm and surface water, and solid waste services. Working under the direction of the Utilities Deputy Director, the Assistant Director of Engineering is responsible for the program management and delivery of the Utilities Department's capital improvement program. The Assistant Director of Engineering performs highly responsible and complex technical and policy work, assisting the Deputy Director and Director of Utilities in the leadership and management of the department.
A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Water Resources Management, or a related field is required. Candidates must have at least 8 years of progressively responsible managerial and administrative experience in public utilities systems. 10 years management of planning, design and construction programs for municipal utility facilities, with at least 5 years of experience in each utility (water, wastewater, stormwater) for a capital program of similar complexity is highly desired. Candidates must have a Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license, or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.  
The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer. 
Public Works Director
City of San Pablo, CA
Resume filing deadline is December 11, 2017.   
San Pablo, in West Contra Costa County off Interstate 80, is just minutes away from the Bay Area cultural centers of Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Within its 2.6 square miles, this city of 29,720 has become a thriving residential and business community. The Public Works Director/City Engineer leads the Public Works Department with 26 employees and an operating budget of just over $5 million and a four-year proposed CIP budget of $87 million.  The new Director will be responsible for the administration of public works and capital improvement projects, street lighting and landscaping, environmental programs, public works maintenance, street maintenance, street sweeping, sidewalks, storm water management, traffic and water supply.  The City is seeking a strong leader with exceptional interpersonal skills who is collaborative, decisive, creative, progressive, and who is capable of taking the department to the next level and is adept at moving capital improvement projects from conception to completion.  Five years of professional engineering and administrative experience in the field of public works operations and possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering desired, and possession of a current certificate of Registration as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of California required.  The salary range is from $163,728 to $199,008 DOQE with excellent 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
WRD Manager
City of Medford, OR
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Salary: $77,137 to $98,417 per year plus excellent benefit package
The WRD Manager provides overall supervision and direction of the Water Reclamation Division, which operates and conducts construction/modification projects to keep the City's regional wastewater treatment facility in compliance with all regulatory requirements. This position manages the work of all WRD sections, and reports to the Public Works Director or Deputy Public Works Director. 
Job Qualifications: Ideally, four years of increasingly responsible experience in waste water treatment including two years of supervisory experience in sewage treatment plant operation, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience; and/or graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in in wastewater treatment, sanitary engineering, or closely related field of study as deemed necessary, ideal, or required; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession. Possession of licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment, such as: State of Oregon Certification as Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade IV or the ability to obtain it within 6 months of appointment. 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)). 
For a full job description and to apply please click here or go to the City's website at by 4:00 p.m. deadline on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Please contact the Human Resources Department by telephone: (541) 774-2010 or email if you have any questions. ADA/EOE
Public Works Supervisor
City of Lafayette, Oregon
Open until filled.
The City of Lafayette seeks to hire a Public Works Supervisor to manage the operations and maintenance of the water and street systems and direct staff.  This position is full-time with benefits, and the monthly salary is $5,000-$6,000 DOQ.  Customer service and problem-solving skills, strong work ethic, and certain water certifications are required.  A City Employment Application is required, and the applicant must pass a physical exam.  The application and job description may be obtained at City Hall, located at 486 Third Street or by visiting the City’s website at  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Engineering/Survey Technician 2
Benton County
Closing date: Open Until Filled
Benton County is actively looking for a motivated and hard working Engineering & Survey Technician 2 to join our team! We are on the hunt for someone who is interested in gaining experience at a lower level to gain their Professional Engineer's license and move up in their career.
Is this YOU??  Apply TODAY!!
Minimum Qualifications
· Associate's degree or 2 year technical degree/certificate in civil engineering/surveying, civil engineering technology or a field with an emphasis in Civil Engineering and Survey
· 3 years of in-the-field experience in civil engineering support work.  (ie collecting and evaluating field data; assisting with drawing, calculating and preparing engineering plans; maintaining technical files and records; etc)
· Possession of an Oregon Drivers License, with acceptable driving record.
· Must obtain an ODOT Flagger card within 6 months after hire.
·  Must obtain a First Aid/CPR/AED within 6 months after hire.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted, for example a 4 year degree in the proper field and 1 year of experience. 
Please note: Research alone will not count towards the years of experience needed; however, office and field internships in civil engineering and surveying will count towards experience.
For more information : or contact Josh Wheeler at 541-766-6010 on how to apply online.
Traffic Operations Engineer
City of Eugene Public Works Maintenance Division
Open Until Filled
The City of Eugene Public Works invites applications for the position of Traffic Operations Engineer. The person in this position will be responsible for ongoing monitoring, maintenance and improvement of the City's traffic signal and street lighting systems and assisting with traffic control device implementation in alignment with the City's Vision Zero Transportation safety goals and multimodal transportation system goals.
The person in this position collaborates with many partners to implement city goals and policies; oversees the technical and operational work of the complex, multi-modal transportation traffic signal and street lighting systems in Eugene; and is responsible for contributing to, and implementing, the vision, mission and goals for 5 staff.
Eugene has made it a priority to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a world class multimodal transportation system. The City supports safe routes to schools programs at two school districts, prioritizes Vision Zero, partners with the Lane Transit District to provide a nationally recognized transit system including the growing Bus Rapid Transit (EmX) network, and has one of the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the United States.
The Traffic Operations Engineer, as part of the Traffic Operations team, and will assist with facilitating the implementation of City goals and plans including Vision Zero Transportation Safety Action Plan, 2035 Transportation System Plan, Climate Recovery Ordinance and Envision Eugene (land use planning). Partners include work groups in Engineering, Planning and Development, public safety, City advisory boards, school districts, neighborhood associations, transportation advocacy and community organizations.
The ideal candidate has the ability to understand the technical, operational, financial and legal elements of the transportation system while operating in an environment with diverse community interests and needs. A passion for transportation safety and state of the art multi-modal transportation system development is also desirable.
This position reports directly to the Traffic Engineer, and helps coordinate transportation activities with other regional, state and local planning agencies. The Traffic Operations Engineer will assist the Traffic Engineer and may act in their stead to prepare for and present at meetings before City Council, various commissions, and the general public.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related field.
Five years of professional engineering experience including one year of supervisory experience.
License or Certificate
Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer, or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 6 months of hire date.
Accepting on-line applications only.  Apply at
Project Engineer
City of Tualatin
Closing Date: Continuous/Until Filled
The Project Engineer will be able to leave his or her fingerprints on the City by performing work related to capital improvement projects. The incumbent will regularly prepare staff reports and decisions and give oral presentations to the City Council. Assignments are general in nature, requiring the application of technical skill and knowledge. In addition to representing the City at various regional infrastructure technical committee meetings, the Project Engineer will prepare recommendations and make presentations to the City Council relating to specific capital projects and engineering programs. Candidates for this position will be polished and professional with excellent communication and project management skills. 
To apply:
Questions regarding the recruitment: or Debra Bullard, HR Analyst at 503-691-3022.
Public Works Director
City of Pasco, Washington
First review:  December 3, 2017 (open until filled). 
Salary: Up to $139,000 
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050.
Located along the shores of the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington, Pasco is a thriving community of 72,000. The region enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. 
The City of Pasco Public Works Department services include the planning, design, construction, inspection, operation and maintenance of the city’s infrastructure, including all roadways, sidewalks, street signals, street lighting, storm drainage, water production facilities, water and sewer conveyance systems, process water reuse facility, and sewage treatment systems. The department is comprised of Engineering, Fleet, Water, Wastewater/Sewer, Street/Storm Water and Process Water Reuse divisions, and operates on a total budget of $72 million and employs 89 FTE’s. 
Reporting to the City Manager, the Public Works Director directs, plans, manages, and reviews the activities and operations of the Public Works Department and is responsible for three direct reports: Operations Superintendent, City Engineer, and Public Works Administrative Assistant. 
A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Construction Management or a closely related field, and 5 years of professional level experience, including supervisory and managerial experience, in the area of engineering and public works operations and maintenance. 
Seasonal Public Works Employee
City of Gaston
Under the direction of the Public Works Director, temporarily perform general duties associated with parks and right-of-way maintenance. The applicant must have a general knowledge associated with park maintenance, equipment and mechanical ability related to the equipment utilized with this position (i.e. mowers, tractors, zero turning mowers, weed eaters, blowers, air tools).
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer
GeoEngineers, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Open until filled
GeoEngineers is looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Portland, Oregon team. This person will play a key role in managing some of the most exciting and technically challenging projects in the Pacific Northwest. Our Portland geotechnical team works on a variety of industrial and commercial development, energy related infrastructure and corridor improvements, and transportation projects such as airports and highways. Responsibilities include planning field programs, conducting technical briefings with field staff and project management tasks including budgeting and client communications. This position will also be responsible for performing engineering analyses and preparing technical reports, as well as conducting regular site visits, overseeing field explorations and construction observations. As a project manager, this position be responsible for mentoring and overseeing the work of junior staff. Additionally, this position will be responsible for business development activities including identifying new clients and maintaining contact with existing clients before and after a project.
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:
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

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