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 Applegate Valley RFPD #9 Job Announcement: Facilities/Equipment Maintenance Supervisor (6/18/2019) 
Applegate Valley RFPD #9: Facilities/Equipment Maintenance Supervisor


Position Title:                         Facilities / Equipment Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status:                           Exempt

Hours:                                    Full Time – 40 hour week, adjusted to meet needs of the District

Tentative Start Date:             October 14, 2019

Compensation:                      $58,000 - $67,657 DOE, plus an excellent benefits package

Application Deadline:            July 26, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. PST


Come join our team of dedicated and committed staff at Applegate Valley RFPD #9. We currently have a fleet of 21 apparatus, 7 command/staff vehicles, 7 Fire Stations and various small equipment.


This position requires effective communication, a mechanically minded individual who is energetic, excited and has a desire to help develop and improve the quality of the District’s fleet maintenance program and has the ability to cultivate positive relations with co-workers. Must be an individual who is detailed oriented, organized, highly skilled and experienced.




Application for this full-time Facilities / Equipment Maintenance Supervisor position is being accepted at; (click on the “Join our Team” tab located at the top of the page). Complete the fillable application and email it along with your current resume, cover letter and certifications to A job description can be found at this link as well. If you prefer to drop off your application and resume, do so at 1095 Upper Applegate Rd., Jacksonville, OR Monday-Friday between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Application deadline is July 26, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. PST


 Tualatin Valley Water District Job Announcement: Construction Inspector II (6/14/2019) 
Tualatin Valley Water District: Construction Inspector II

Tualatin Valley Water District is looking to fill a Construction Inspector II position.  This position will provide quality control over new construction projects, to make sure that the construction projects are performed in a safe and acceptable manner that is consistent with all applicable codes and the District’s construction standards. Also prepares construction cost estimates for service relocations and acts as a back-up line locator.

We have a great benefits package to offer the right candidate. If interested, please go to our website and follow the directions on how to apply. All application materials are due no later than July 2nd by 11 a.m. Our webpage is


 Oak Lodge Water Services District Job Announcement: Asset Resource Specialist (6/14/2019) 
Oak Lodge Water Services District: Asset Resource Specialist

District:                      Oak Lodge Water Services District

Job Title:                    Asset Resource Specialist

Department:             Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations/Cross-Functional

FLSA:                         Non-Exempt, overtime eligible

Service Type:            Represented - AFSCME

Hourly Wage:            $28.41 to $35.95/DOE

Location:                    Oak Grove, Oregon

Schedule:                   8:00-5:00 pm, M-F

Opening Date:           6/10/2019

Closing Date:             07/01/2019 11:59 PM


Contact:                     Aleah Binkowski at or 503-353-4210


Oak Lodge Water Services District is looking for an Asset Resource Specialist responsible for the maintenance and support of the District’s asset management software. This position will work under the Plant Operations Manager but will work closely with all departments. This position is responsible for tracking and organizing the maintenance of District assets. Preparing daily work orders, providing operations and maintenance reports and overall tracking of District assets including sewage facilities, collection systems, pump stations, distributions systems and surface water management are essential duties of this position.


The Asset Resource Specialist is responsible for the management of the District’s maintenance management asset database in order to schedule and estimate works and predict asset repair and replacement. This position participations in the development and maintenance of electronic databases for use in asset tracking and reporting, providing reports to District staff, other government agencies and the general public.


How to Apply:

Application materials must be completed by the closing date to be considered for this position. Any application that is missing a cover letter and resume will not be considered. No late, incomplete or faxed applications will be accepted. More specific instructions can be found on the District application including instructions for requesting veteran’s preference. Internal candidates are to contact the Human Resources department for District Application and further information. Please visit for a complete job description, employment application and further information.


 Sunrise Water Authority Job Announcement: Water Distribution Operator I (6/11/2019) 
Sunrise Water Authority: Water Distribution Operator I

Sunrise Water Authority seeks to fill one or more full-time positions as Water Distribution Operator(s).  This search is for qualified entry-level candidates with related work experience, and is part of the field operations crew, reporting directly to the Operations Supervisor (daily) and the Operations Manager (by function).

About Sunrise Water Authority:

Sunrise Water Authority (SWA) is a progressive public utility, serving about 50,000 people in and around Happy Valley, Oregon.   Our goal is to provide quality product and customer service through sustainable business practices.   We are growing and literally on the move.  Accordingly, we are seeking motivated individuals to add to our field crew.

Essential Functions: 

  • Perform manual labor, including lifting 50 pounds
  • Work outside in all weather conditions and serve after-hours on-call or in emergency situations
  • Install, maintain and read water meters
  • Complete customer service requests, work orders and other assignments
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and emergency repair of pipes, valves and hydrants
  • Operate heavy equipment (e.g. backhoe, forklift, dump truck)
  • Traffic control and flagging
  • Apply critical thinking skills and serve as part of a highly-functioning team
  • Model superior internal and external customer service

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s license and clean driving record (commercial driver’s license preferred)
  • Must be able to obtain an Oregon Water Distribution Level 1 certification within 1 year of hire
  • Preference given to candidates with prior relevant construction experience and/or post-secondary education or certification

Candidates with significant experience in public works, operations, or water distribution may be considered for a higher level position.

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly wage:  $21-$23 DOQ/DOE

SWA offers full benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage, along with participation in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

To Apply:

Visit for a complete job description, employment application and instructions on how to apply. 

Open until filled with possible interviews to begin July 1, 2019


 Multnomah County Drainage District Job Announcement: Environmental Program Manager (6/10/2019) 
Multnomah County Drainage District: Environmental Program Manager

Salary Range:

Job Type: Exempt; Permanent.

Benefits: MCDD provides a generous and competitive benefits package – which includes, but is not limited to; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, MCDD participates in the State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).


Posting Date: Monday, April 29th, 2019

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled; Next review June 28th, 5 PM

Anticipated Start Date: August 12, 2019

About Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD):

To enhance community safety and support the region’s vitality, MCDD reduces flood risk by maintaining our levee system, managing drainage, and responding to emergencies. We help protect lives and property from flooding by operating and maintaining stormwater and flood management systems for nearly 13,000 acres of land along the Columbia Slough and the lower Columbia River. These systems include: 27 miles of levee, 12 pump stations, and 45 miles of ditches, sloughs, streams, and culverts.


MCDD has evolved substantially over the past decade to become a solutions-oriented leader with our partners in the region. We are a small, agile, and mission-driven team with a passion for customer service and supporting community values. 


Position Summary:

MCDD is currently working on the modernization of our levee system and governance structure that will result in a more holistic management of the system that includes incorporating an integrated floodplain management approach that provides for multiple benefits (e.g. ecosystem function, nature-based engineering, and recreation).  The Environmental Program Manager will play a key role in the design and implementation of the new management regime.


In addition to the work described above, the environmental program manager will oversee the environmental program, which includes: natural resource management, planning, permitting, emergency management, and GIS.  This position will report to the Deputy Director of Planning, Policy, and Admin. We seek a highly experienced individual who can provide leadership and inspire a varied and connected team of project managers. This position will directly supervise 3 to 5 staff members.


This position is responsible for managing dynamic and collaborative projects for MCDD.  The position plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff and consultants. The position also manages resources; establishes methods for supporting all projects during planning, permitting, design, pre-construction, construction, and operations; participates in the development of environmental goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; and maintains a thorough understanding of the environmental regulations and other requirements and maintains effective relationships with agencies, regulators, and local jurisdictions that administer and enforce environmental programs applicable to MCDD.  In addition, the Environmental Program Manager works with all departments in the agency to ensure that projects do not adversely impact the operation of the flood control system

The successful candidate should have a specialized practice area in natural resources, environmental management, urban planning, or other closely related field, with well-established connections in the Pacific Northwest, a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering projects, managing staff and consultants. 


Key responsibilities for this position:

  • Possess a "can do" attitude that seeks creative solutions usually requiring originality and ingenuity.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage complex environmental issues.
  • Manage and develop stakeholder relationships; anticipate and resolve issues.
  • Skilled at providing solutions-oriented leadership on complex and challenging issues.
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills for varying audiences, ranging from technical to the general public.
  • Organized, able to multi-task, and successful in prioritizing their team's work in a high energy environment with high ambiguity.
  • Motivating co-workers who aren't direct reports to collaborate constructively.
  • Mentor staff to support ongoing growth.
  • Shows the utmost respect for others and is a proven team player.
  • Act as subject matter expert and/or engage technical staff or consultants for expertise regarding natural resources.
  • Manage complex components of a highly varied portfolio of work that involves complex legal implications, nuanced regulatory interpretation and implementation, evolving best practices, and very dynamic and complex political interactions with federal, state, local and tribal governments.
  • Maintain focus on the longer-term, strategic issues and opportunities facing the department in context of evolving priorities, while supporting the team on tactical implementation activities.
  • Work well with others; persuade and influence; achieve results through and with others.
  • Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive.

Duties Applying to All Employees:

It is the duty of all employees to:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Strive to achieve the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization.
  • Perform the duties assigned during an emergency.
  • Complete required Incident Command System training within 90 days of hire.
  • Ensure and encourage a safe workplace environment.


Working Environment: Primarily working in an office environment.  However, there are projects that may require time in the field.  Employees will be required to utilize the appropriate PPE for their time in the field.  During flood fighting season, October 15th – May 15th, employees may be asked to perform levee and drainage inspections.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in natural resources management, environmental sciences or similar field; or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in functional area with lead worker responsibilities. An additional two (2) years' management experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with emergency management and the Incident Command System is preferred. 
  • Valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License is required.

Supplemental Questions:

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Describe a project with a natural resource management component that you have managed with challenging permitting requirements. How did you solve it and what lessons did you learn?  300 words maximum
  2. Describe your ability and experience in managing a portfolio of projects. How do you prioritize the projects, manage internal and external stakeholder expectations, and empower employees? 300 words maximum.
  3. Describe a challenging personnel situation you have experienced as a supervisor?  How did you solve it and what did you learn from it? 300 words maximum.


How to apply: Please submit, in PDF form, a cover letter and resume addressing the responsibilities listed in the job description, and responses to the supplemental questions to with the subject line: “Environmental Program Manager” by the closing date listed above.

Applications will not be considered complete and not reviewed without responses to the supplemental questions.


Please do not include your social security number or other sensitive information in your application package.  Applications will also be accepted via first class mail or by hand delivery to: 1880 NE Elrod Dr., Portland, OR 97211.


Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities. Please contact Sunny Simpkins for any questions on accessibility or accommodation during the hiring process.




Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process.


Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans’ preference when applying for MCDD positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans’ preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents with your application submittal.


Equal employment opportunity:  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made, or any other status protected by law.


Hiring Schedule:  We anticipate phone interviews the week of July 8 and in person interviews the week of July 15th.  We anticipate an August 12th start date.


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