Public Works Storm Lead

$27.49 - $36.85 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Feb 25, 2021
Full time Construction Government Skilled Labor

Job Description

The City of Beaverton is excited to announce the opening for a Public Works Lead position in the Stormwater division of the Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will be a motivated team leader with a dedication to providing excellent service in all areas of their work.

The successful candidate in this role will serve as a crew leader responsible for managing small or routine projects for the Public Works Storm division. The incumbent will plan, assign and review crew work. They will also perform a full range of construction, installation, maintenance and repair duties related to the city's utilities and street systems including the operation of heavy equipment. Administrative duties will be performed to assist with the efficient and effective flow of work within the storm division.

This is a DOT-covered and SEIU-classified position. Individuals in this position will be subject to random drug screens/breath alcohol tests in accordance with DOT guidelines. There is one vacancy.

This posting will be open until the position is filled. The first review of applications will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties:  

  • Lead a crew up to seven people in activities from street sweeping to water quality facility rehab work.
  • Perform excavation and rehabilitation as well as manage vegetation inside Public Water Quality Facilities
  • Perform annual inspections for public facilities.  
  • Coordinate the street sweeping in Beaverton as well as the leaf collection program in the fall.  
  • Control invasive vegetation using manual and chemical control methods.
  • Schedule, perform and monitor facility maintenance throughout the year.
  • Provide instruction and coaching for employees on safe and proper use of equipment.  
  • Ability to travel as necessary to meet the needs of the position.
  • Represent the city to the public in operational functions as required and protect the interests of the city and its citizens in all matters.
  • Create a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
  • Assist in creating a positive and supportive work environment with a culture of teamwork and communication.
  • Actively promote an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
  • Perform duties outlined in the Public Works Lead classification or other duties as assigned: Class Specifications.


An ideal applicant will have knowledge of safety practices and procedures in areas including stormwater operations, installation, construction, repair and maintenance. The person will be able to communicate effectively with a diverse team of technicians, operators, temporary workers and community members. They will also have knowledge of basic computer programs and skilled in reading equipment manuals and maps. 


  • High school diploma or GED 
    • If you meet the years of experience requirement and do not have a high school diploma or GED, please contact Human Resources at 503-526-2529. The city also encourages you to contact a local community college or review criteria online for obtaining a GED at
  • Five years of experience in the operations, installation, construction, repair and maintenance in storm and sewer or other related construction areas.
  • One year operating heavy equipment used in this field included but not limited to backhoe, track hoe, vactor, etc.
  • One year of experience leading small projects and/or a small crew or team.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet city's driving standards.
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of a background check and pass reference checks, CDL history check, if applicable, license verification, if applicable, and physical and drug screen.

Upon hire, the city will provide resources and training to acquire the following:

  • Commercial Driver's License-A with air brake and tank endorsements required within 6 months of hire.
  • Pesticide Applicators License within 6 months of hire.
  • Traffic Flagger training required to be obtained upon hire.
  • OSHA Confined Space Certification to be obtained upon hire.
  • First Aid and CPR certification to be obtained upon hire.


Wage Range: $27.49 - $36.85 per hour.
Starting wage 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; tuition reimbursement program available; public service loan forgiveness program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.