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Located along the I-84 corridor, Troutdale is considered “The Gateway to The Columbia River Gorge."  Troutdale is a thriving and growing community of over 16,000 people that sits on the south bank of the Columbia River, 15 miles east of Portland.  Incorporated in 1907, the City has over 50 employees who provide a full range of municipal services including street construction & maintenance, water, sanitary & storm sewer, parks, land use, planning & zoning, public improvements, municipal court and administrative services.

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Public Works Operator II (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST

Department: Public Works
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $23.93 - $29.09
Status: Open
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Purpose of Position

An intermediate-level position to perform a wide variety of tasks in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of public works facilities, including streets and water source, treatment, and distribution facilities. This is the fully experienced level within the job family and involves more complex work assignments than those typically assigned to lower classified positions within the job family.

Essential Functions

a) Performs various duties of Public Works Operator I. (10%)

b) Checks wells and reservoirs for proper operation, chlorine residual, depth, etc. Changes chlorine tanks, adjusts chlorinators and monitors water inflow to maintain necessary chemical balances and water levels. Takes water samples and submits to approved laboratories for bacteriological testing. Maintains needed records for each sample. (25%)

c) Performs pavement marking. (15%)

d) Flushes, adjusts and repairs water mains and water control equipment. (8%)

e) Performs water line locates. (7%)

f) Operates self-propelled street sweeper. (15%)

g) Performs right-of-way weed abatement. (15%)

h) Required to perform on-call duties after normal working hours on average of once every 4 to 5 weeks.

i) Follows all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

j) Must develop and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and customers.

k) Must maintain consistent and regular job attendance and adherence to working hours.

Auxiliary Job Functions

Performs system locates for City and customers.

Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs of City equipment and vehicles, e.g. oil and filter changes, greasing equipment, changing tires, etc.

Maintains inventory and orders parts as required.

Prepares information regarding parts/labor and hook-up fees for new water services.

Maintains various records related to activities and findings as required.

Assists other departments as necessary by performing duties which are related to those described above.

Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Qualifications -

Knowledge of:

Structure, operation and repair of water pumps, valves and meters.

Carpentry and plumbing.

Street maintenance practices.

Routine operation of water facilities and related safety precautions.

Maintenance and repair of vehicles.

Ability to:

Maintain and operate a City-provided beeper, cell phone, or other electronic communication device.

Report to place of duty within thirty (30) minutes after notification during on-call status.

Intermediate proficiency with MS Word and Outlook.

Education and Experience

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be to possess a high school diploma or GED and have three years of progressively responsible experience in public works activities.
Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 90 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 15% of the work period. Duties require regular use of hand tools, material-moving devices such as shovels, operation of light and heavy equipment such as backhoe, tractors, dump trucks, trenchers and sweepers. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity for extended periods.
Approximately 20% of the work period involves office working environment. The remaining 75% takes place outside of buildings with exposure to all types of weather conditions, herbicides, paint fumes and cleaning solvents and various terrain on a year-round basis. Position performs "on-call" services after normal work hours for approximately one week every four weeks. Exposure to respiratory hazards requires occasional use of respirator.
Does not supervise other employees. May provide training and respond to work related questions from other classifications within the job family.
Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent. Receives work assignments and direction from the Chief Operator, or other higher classified Public Works Operators.
If workload warrants, may be non-competitively promoted to Public Works Operator III after attaining the requirements for that position.

Special Requirements/Licenses

Possession of Oregon Water Distribution Level I certification, herbicide applicator license, and CPR/First Aid card or ability to obtain any of the foregoing within eighteen (18) months of appointment. Possession of valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. May be required to obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License.