City of Beaverton
SALARY: $3,632.79 – $4,867.55 Monthly
JOB TYPE: Full Time
The City of Beaverton’s Water Operations Department is rapidly growing due to an expanding system and increased development occurring throughout Beaverton. To meet these needs, the city is hiring Water Distribution Technicians. The Public Works Department is a diverse workplace that encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation in solving problems while at the same time exercising sound professional judgment. The department strives to foster a positive work environment in which employees can grow professionally and contribute to the success of the organization.
This is a DOT-covered and SEIU position. Individuals in this position will be subject to random drug screens/breath alcohol tests in accordance with DOT guidelines.
Open Until Filled
The Water Distribution Technician can expect to:
- Maintain, repair, disinfect and replace main and service distribution lines.
- Perform system flushing, exercise valves, and maintain/repair or replace hydrants.
- Take special water samples and deliver to the lab.
- Maintain records and maps as required by state and federal regulations.
- Operate heavy equipment.
- Replace meters, meter boxes, verify pressure, develop and initiate leak detection strategies, operate correlation equipment.
- Set up safe work zones including traffic controls, shoring and confined space entry.
- Have the ability to perform critical infrastructure assessment and document using asset management system for future system master planning.
- Repair concrete curbs, sidewalks, driveways and landscapes after utility repairs.
- Provide excellence in internal and external customer service.
- Support and respect diversity in the workplace.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Three years of experience in water distribution systems operations and maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Commercial Driver’s License A with air brake endorsement– Required within six months of hire.
- Positions in this classification are required to possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
- Flagger training within one year of employment.
- CPR and First Aid certification within one year of employment.
- Oregon Health Authority Water Distribution Operator Certificate I required within one year of date of hire.
- Ability to pass reference check, background check, physical, and drug screen.
$3,632.79-$4,867.55 monthly (Water Technician is a non-exempt position)
Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. The city also has available a tuition reimbursement program and a public service loan forgiveness program.
Beaverton prides itself on being The Best of Oregon. The city is growing and thriving but still has a small town heart and strong sense of community. Beaverton is the sixth largest city in Oregon and was recently named one of the 50 best places to live in America by Money magazine. It is a diverse community of approximately 95,000 people where one-in-three residents are a person of color and 99 different languages are spoken in our schools.
The City of Beaverton is known as an organization that values public service. Our nationally recognized community vision is our beacon. Residents continually give the city high marks, with 71 percent saying things are headed in the right direction. The city’s economic base is strong. The city has consistently been ranked as one of the safest in the Pacific Northwest. Beaverton is known for its quality neighborhoods, parks and schools. There are a full range of housing choices, with new exciting urban housing developments underway in our downtown.
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. The documentation must indicate honorable discharge from service. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.
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Please visit our website at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/jobs to apply.