Water Distribution Technicians

$18.72 - $32.48 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 9600 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Sep 23, 2021
Full time Public Works Water

Job Description

The Position

**Open until filled, but first application review will be on October 7, 2021**
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 multiple positions, from entry level to journeymen. 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.

There are several vacancies within the water department and all employees are responsible for ensuring efficient and cost effective installation, maintenance and repair of city water distribution systems. The water distribution team is responsible for the uninterrupted delivery of safe aesthetically pleasing water to the residents of Beaverton.

Depending on assignment and if required to have a CDL A or B, note that 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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

• 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 503-526-2200. The city also encourages you to contact a local community college or review criteria online for obtaining a GED at https://ged.com/policies/oregon).
• Some experience in water distribution systems, which may include experience using heavy equipment in this field OR public works/construction experience 
• Flagger training required within 12 months of hire.
• CPR and First Aid certification within 12 months of hire.

**Depending on assignment:

  • Commercial Driver's License - A or B with air brake and tank endorsement, may be required depending on assignment. 

  • Water Distribution Certificate I required (out-of-state certifications will be accepted and if hired, the candidate will be given six months from their date of hire to transfer the certification to Oregon) with level II certification required within 12 months of hire. 

  • Ability to pass reference checks, a background check, CDL history check, physical and drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications
• Backflow Certificate