City of Turner
The City of Turner is recruiting for a full time, fully benefited Utility Worker I position in the Turner Public Works Department.
Initial Posting Date: June 10, 2022
Application Deadline: June 24, 2022, by 12:00p.m.
Salary Range: $3021.14-3199.67 monthly $17.43-18.46 Hourly
Position Type: Full Time Employee
Position Title: Utility Worker I
Work Hours: Typical work hours of Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm
May be required to work differing hours during the summer months
Subject to call back for water system and weather-related emergencies
General Statement of Duties:
Performs general and routine duties relating to operations and maintenance of the City’s transportation system, parks, and other public facilities. Personally performs certain operations and maintenance tasks and assists with others by direction. Operates, maintains, and repairs equipment used for maintenance activities. Maintains required records. Performs other duties as assigned by the Public Works Director.
Works under the supervision of the Public Works Director or the or the Utility Worker II in the director’s absence.
Provides routine maintenance and repair for streets, water system, storm drainage, parks, and city buildings.
Assists with management of construction, maintenance and repair efforts accomplished by others for, but not limited to, streets, culverts, ditches, water mains and service lines, water meters, park facilities and public buildings.
Operates and maintains equipment necessary to complete maintenance and repair tasks.
Complies with all rules and regulations regarding health and safety to the public and in the workplace.
Maintains records of maintenance and repair activities.
Assists with accomplishment of monthly, quarterly, and annual maintenance and repair plans and schedules.
Performs other duties as directed by the Public Works Director.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
High School Diploma, G.E.D. Certificate, or acceptable life history to show competence for the job.
Possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s License.
Ability to lift 40 pounds overhead and perform physically demanding work for long periods and in all weather conditions.
Ability to be “on call” – living within a 20-minute response radius.
Ability to read and communicate clearly.
Ability to use basic computer software and equipment.
Should be able to work independently with periods of minimal supervision.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general instructions, technical procedures, or government regulations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Basic skills in carpentry, masonry, plumbing and small engine repair.
May be required to obtain certifications for specialized department activity (such as flagging or pesticide application) at the direction of the Public Works Director. Training and licenses to be paid for by the city. Preference will be given to applicants with licenses/certificates relating to public works operations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The duties of this position are performed in a well-lighted and dark areas, in cold, hot, and inclement weather outdoors as well as inside. The noise level may be such that hearing protection must be worn as well as eye protection.
How to Apply:
Submit a completed City of Turner application. Resume and/or cover letter will not be accepted in lieu of the application but may be submitted with. City of Turner application can be found at www.cityofturner.org/jobs. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Aaron Bales, Public Works Director at 503-743-2170.
Per Oregon Revised Statutes 408.225 and 408.230, the City of Turner grants preference in hiring and promotion of veterans and disabled veterans as defined by state law. If you are eligible and wish to claim Veterans’ preference points, please indicate so on your application. Please note that you need to submit documentation of your eligibility at the time of your application.
EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.
City of Turner is an equal opportunity employer