Water Distribution Operator: $30.14 - $39.66/hour
Senior Water Distribution Operator: $32.60 - $42.90/hour
About This Opportunity
The City of Hillsboro Water Department has a great opportunity for two Water Distribution Operators to join their team. These are full-time positions that over-time eligible and receive a full benefits package. Depending on certification level and experience, candidates may qualify for a Operator or Senior Operator position.
As part of the dynamic and dedicated team at the City of Hillsboro, you will play a pivotal role in our mission to deliver safe and reliable water services to our community. The Hillsboro Water Department operates at a metropolitan scale from a suburban environment, with responsibilities for local water distribution as well as for regional water supply, providing drinking water supply to nearly 400,000 people.
One Operator will be embedded in the Distribution System Maintenance section, while the other in the Flow Control Operations, including Barney Reservoir Operation. Together, we will ensure that we deliver safe, clean water continuously to our customers, while operating and maintaining our infrastructure consistently.
About These Positions
The City is looking for a Flow Control Section Distribution Operator and a Maintenance Services Section Distribution Operator
Flow Control Section
The person in this position will spend the majority of their time in the Oregon coast range performing operations and maintenance of Barney Reservoir and Eldon Mills Dam. A candidate for this position should have a love for the outdoors with a strong dedication to serving the public. Barney Reservoir is a regional water supply for Hillsboro, Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton, and Forest Grove. This position requires a solid familiarity with regulatory compliance reporting and monitoring, Thorough knowledge of water storage and distribution operations are highly desirable and dam operations experience a plus.
Operation and Maintenance of Barney Reservoir Facilities:
Water Pumping and Storage Facilities:
Water Quality Monitoring and Compliance:
Distribution Maintenance Services/Meters Section
This Section is responsible for Hillsboro water distribution system’s planned and unplanned water mains and services repairs and replacements, new main and service line installations, leak detection and investigations, maintaining computerized maintenance management of assets, customer service and plan review.
This individual will play an important role by being involved in the water loss control program. Leak detection and investigations are an important part of the program, as well as maintaining system integrity by performing proactive replacement and repairs to prevent water loss. The ideal candidate will possess an Oregon Water Distribution Certification, have extended knowledge of complex water distribution operation practices, regulatory compliance, and CMMS systems.
Leak Detection and Investigations:
Computerized Maintenance Management:
Customer Service and Plan Review:
Water Analysis and Record Keeping:
For more information on the work performed and requirements of these positions, click on these links to view the job descriptions.
Requirements for a Water Distribution Operator:
Associate’s degree in chemistry, biology, water, wastewater technology, or related field and 2 years of experience as a Water Distribution Operator I, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed in the job description.
Requirements for a Senior Water Distribution Operator:
Associate’s degree in chemistry, biology, water, wastewater technology, or related field and 2 years of experience as a Water Distribution Operator II, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed in the job description and be eligible for the level III Water Distribution certification.
Both positions have on-call responsibilities.
Required upon start date:
Must be able to obtain within 12 months of hire:
ADA and other requirements
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel and environmental conditions such as disruptive people, imminent danger or a threatening environment.
Commitment To Equity
Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.
Bilingual Incentive Pay Available
Bilingual incentive pay is available - Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak Spanish, or any language spoken by over ten percent (10%) of City residents as documented by the most recent U.S. Census, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive a monthly premium of three percent (3%) of their regular base pay.