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West Slope Water District - Utility Worker I or II

Posted: 8/2/2021
Salary: $3,987 - $5,546 per month D.O.E.
Location: Portland, OR

West Slope Water District currently has an immediate opening for a Utility Worker I or II. The position will be part of a three-person field crew working under the direct supervision of the District’s Operations Manager.  Specific tasks include but are not limited to reading water meters both manually and electronically, being on-call after hours as per rotating one-week shifts, repairing water mains, locating underground services, installing new water services and meters, performing water shut-offs for non-payment, communicating district policies face to face with customers in the field and performing routine maintenance to District buildings and grounds.

A high school diploma or GED and valid Oregon driver’s license is required along with the ability to bend, stoop, crawl, work in restricted areas, and lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.

Experience and knowledge in at least two of the following areas is preferred; construction environment, utility repair and maintenance, drinking water systems, landscape, and street repair, combined with customer service skills.  Also preferred would be a C.D.L or the ability to obtain a C.D.L within 12 months and an Oregon Health Authority Water Distribution Operator Certification.

BENEFITS:  Generous benefits including participation in PERS, fully paid family medical/dental/vision, employee life & LT disability, 8 hours compensatory time accrual for rotating weekly pager duty, 11 paid holidays, 10 hour per month sick accrual, and vacation accrual based upon seniority.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit the District’s website at or visit the District’s offices at 3105 SW 89th Avenue, Portland, OR, to obtain a full job description with an attached employment application and a separate veterans’ preference form. To be considered for this position, the signed employment application form must be 1) emailed to, 2) mailed to West Slope Water District – Attn: Employment, P.O. Box 25140 Portland, OR  97298, or 3) hand delivered to the physical address above.

Please apply only if you can be available for an in-person interview at the West Slope Water District offices.

The West Slope Water District is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, or disability in the admission or access to employment.

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled. First review August 16, 2021.