WES Technician (Clackamas Water Environment Services)

$26.06 - $33.32 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Full time Water

Job Description

WES Technician (Clackamas Water Environment Services)

Job ID: 107403

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular

CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES

Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

https://www.clackamas.us/countyadmin/spirit

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.

CLOSE DATE

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, April 22, 2024.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Annual Pay Range: $54,212.53 - $69,321.74

Hourly Pay Range: $26.063714 - $33.327760

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrual per month

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals in compliance with http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a51ff5d3-d243-49ba-aa11-15324f4c0bf8! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 8 hours of sick accrual per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal days per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a Full Time County position represented by AFSCME.

https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/0ba19b44-48f0-49be-b1a9-ee10ea543777

http://www.clackamas.us/des/benefits.html

JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES) is currently seeking a WES Technician to join their team to support day-to-day operations including operating heavy-duty diesel truck and trailer combinations to load, unload, haul and transfer liquids and dewatered biosolids for reuse at agricultural sites or for further treatment or disposal. The WES Technician will also load, unload, haul and transfer solid waste grit, screenings and stormwater decant material to landfills and operate solids handling equipment to prepare biosolids. The WES Technician has additional responsibilities for basic maintenance and custodial activities at WES treatment plants and facilities.

Successful candidates will possess their Class A CDL at the time of hire, with experience driving large vehicles pulling double or triple tankers. The most competitive candidates will have experience working in a water treatment facility environment.

Building a resilient clean water future where all people benefit and rivers thrive is our job. We do this by providing wastewater services, stormwater management, and environmental education. Our agency is committed to building a highly skilled collaborative team that values protecting public health, environmental stewardship, responsive customer service and teamwork. We're on the search for experienced individuals who place a high value on the one water we all share.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of one (1) year of related experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of this position

• Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a tank endorsement and no restrictions in order to drive manual transmission at the time of hire

• Experience using MS Office Suite including Word and Excel

• Must pass a pre-employment drug test (DOT Regulations for CDL). https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea

• Must pass a post-offer physical assessment; accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience driving large vehicles pulling double or triple tankers

• Experience working with biosolids, compost, and agriculture operations

• Experience maintaining, repairing and installing wastewater and stormwater collection systems

• Experience related to sanitary, storm water, wastewater utilities or construction

• Experience operating front end loaders; Front End Loader certification desired

• Experience operating forklifts; Forklift certification desired

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Primarily responsible to operate medium and heavy-duty gas and diesel-powered trucks and solids handling equipment to prep, load, transport, and unload biosolids from wastewater treatment plants to agricultural fields or designated hazardous waste disposal sites; fills tanker trailer by pumping biosolids from holding tank; drives on urban streets and rural roads and highways; evaluates field conditions and operates field application equipment.

• Applies biosolids directly from tanker or with other application equipment; determines appropriate application pattern; operates mobile field spreading equipment.

• Operates diesel truck and trailer combinations to load, unload, haul and transfer solid waste grit, screenings and stormwater decant material to landfills.

• Performs basic plant maintenance activities; washes and cleans treatment plant equipment; assists in maintaining and operating collection system, sampling, and biosolids application equipment including pumps and tanks; cleans plant, collection system, and storm water, structures; operates high pressure hoses.

• Performs general custodial duties at the facilities; maintains grounds by mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees; plants, maintains, and weeds flower beds and landscape plantings.

• Performs routine maintenance and minor repair of vehicles and equipment operated; inspects trucks, trailers and related equipment for safety hazards and mechanical problems; assists with the coordination of truck repair and servicing; maintains vehicle condition and maintenance records; washes and cleans trucks and equipment.

• Maintains daily records of mileage, fuel consumption, locations and amounts of biosolids applied and related information in compliance with local, state and federal regulations; takes soil samples and records field conditions.

• Maintains good public relations with landowners, neighbors, and the public; explains the biosolids application process and may respond to complaints or escalate as needed; ensures compliance with environmental regulations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties require frequent driving, walking, squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting, shoveling, climbing, fine motor control, and the ability to lift up to 60 pounds, carry, and push/pull 90 pounds. Duties also involve frequent exposure to exhaust fumes and dust, loud noises, vibration, and adverse weather conditions.

WORK SCHEDULE

This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Wednesday through Sunday:

• Scheduled work hours are 6:30 am - 3:00 pm. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

• This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience driving large vehicles pulling double or triple tankers

• Experience working with biosolids, compost, and agriculture operations

• Experience maintaining, repairing and installing wastewater and stormwater collection systems

• Experience related to sanitary, storm water, wastewater utilities or construction

• Experience operating front end loaders; Front End Loader certification desired

• Experience operating forklifts; Forklift certification desired

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Primarily responsible to operate medium and heavy-duty gas and diesel-powered trucks and solids handling equipment to prep, load, transport, and unload biosolids from wastewater treatment plants to agricultural fields or designated hazardous waste disposal sites; fills tanker trailer by pumping biosolids from holding tank; drives on urban streets and rural roads and highways; evaluates field conditions and operates field application equipment.

• Applies biosolids directly from tanker or with other application equipment; determines appropriate application pattern; operates mobile field spreading equipment.

• Operates diesel truck and trailer combinations to load, unload, haul and transfer solid waste grit, screenings and stormwater decant material to landfills.

• Performs basic plant maintenance activities; washes and cleans treatment plant equipment; assists in maintaining and operating collection system, sampling, and biosolids application equipment including pumps and tanks; cleans plant, collection system, and storm water, structures; operates high pressure hoses.

• Performs general custodial duties at the facilities; maintains grounds by mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees; plants, maintains, and weeds flower beds and landscape plantings.

• Performs routine maintenance and minor repair of vehicles and equipment operated; inspects trucks, trailers and related equipment for safety hazards and mechanical problems; assists with the coordination of truck repair and servicing; maintains vehicle condition and maintenance records; washes and cleans trucks and equipment.

• Maintains daily records of mileage, fuel consumption, locations and amounts of biosolids applied and related information in compliance with local, state and federal regulations; takes soil samples and records field conditions.

• Maintains good public relations with landowners, neighbors, and the public; explains the biosolids application process and may respond to complaints or escalate as needed; ensures compliance with environmental regulations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties require frequent driving, walking, squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting, shoveling, climbing, fine motor control, and the ability to lift up to 60 pounds, carry, and push/pull 90 pounds. Duties also involve frequent exposure to exhaust fumes and dust, loud noises, vibration, and adverse weather conditions.

WORK SCHEDULE

This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Wednesday through Sunday:

• Scheduled work hours are 6:30 am - 3:00 pm. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

• This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience driving large vehicles pulling double or triple tankers

• Experience working with biosolids, compost, and agriculture operations

• Experience maintaining, repairing and installing wastewater and stormwater collection systems

• Experience related to sanitary, storm water, wastewater utilities or construction

• Experience operating front end loaders; Front End Loader certification desired

• Experience operating forklifts; Forklift certification desired

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Primarily responsible to operate medium and heavy-duty gas and diesel-powered trucks and solids handling equipment to prep, load, transport, and unload biosolids from wastewater treatment plants to agricultural fields or designated hazardous waste disposal sites; fills tanker trailer by pumping biosolids from holding tank; drives on urban streets and rural roads and highways; evaluates field conditions and operates field application equipment.

• Applies biosolids directly from tanker or with other application equipment; determines appropriate application pattern; operates mobile field spreading equipment.

• Operates diesel truck and trailer combinations to load, unload, haul and transfer solid waste grit, screenings and stormwater decant material to landfills.

• Performs basic plant maintenance activities; washes and cleans treatment plant equipment; assists in maintaining and operating collection system, sampling, and biosolids application equipment including pumps and tanks; cleans plant, collection system, and storm water, structures; operates high pressure hoses.

• Performs general custodial duties at the facilities; maintains grounds by mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees; plants, maintains, and weeds flower beds and landscape plantings.

• Performs routine maintenance and minor repair of vehicles and equipment operated; inspects trucks, trailers and related equipment for safety hazards and mechanical problems; assists with the coordination of truck repair and servicing; maintains vehicle condition and maintenance records; washes and cleans trucks and equipment.

• Maintains daily records of mileage, fuel consumption, locations and amounts of biosolids applied and related information in compliance with local, state and federal regulations; takes soil samples and records field conditions.

• Maintains good public relations with landowners, neighbors, and the public; explains the biosolids application process and may respond to complaints or escalate as needed; ensures compliance with environmental regulations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties require frequent driving, walking, squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting, shoveling, climbing, fine motor control, and the ability to lift up to 60 pounds, carry, and push/pull 90 pounds. Duties also involve frequent exposure to exhaust fumes and dust, loud noises, vibration, and adverse weather conditions.

WORK SCHEDULE

This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Wednesday through Sunday:

• Scheduled work hours are 6:30 am - 3:00 pm. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

• This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience driving large vehicles pulling double or triple tankers

• Experience working with biosolids, compost, and agriculture operations

• Experience maintaining, repairing and installing wastewater and stormwater collection systems

• Experience related to sanitary, storm water, wastewater utilities or construction

• Experience operating front end loaders; Front End Loader certification desired

• Experience operating forklifts; Forklift certification desired

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Primarily responsible to operate medium and heavy-duty gas and diesel-powered trucks and solids handling equipment to prep, load, transport, and unload biosolids from wastewater treatment plants to agricultural fields or designated hazardous waste disposal sites; fills tanker trailer by pumping biosolids from holding tank; drives on urban streets and rural roads and highways; evaluates field conditions and operates field application equipment.

• Applies biosolids directly from tanker or with other application equipment; determines appropriate application pattern; operates mobile field spreading equipment.

• Operates diesel truck and trailer combinations to load, unload, haul and transfer solid waste grit, screenings and stormwater decant material to landfills.

• Performs basic plant maintenance activities; washes and cleans treatment plant equipment; assists in maintaining and operating collection system, sampling, and biosolids application equipment including pumps and tanks; cleans plant, collection system, and storm water, structures; operates high pressure hoses.

• Performs general custodial duties at the facilities; maintains grounds by mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees; plants, maintains, and weeds flower beds and landscape plantings.

• Performs routine maintenance and minor repair of vehicles and equipment operated; inspects trucks, trailers and related equipment for safety hazards and mechanical problems; assists with the coordination of truck repair and servicing; maintains vehicle condition and maintenance records; washes and cleans trucks and equipment.

• Maintains daily records of mileage, fuel consumption, locations and amounts of biosolids applied and related information in compliance with local, state and federal regulations; takes soil samples and records field conditions.

• Maintains good public relations with landowners, neighbors, and the public; explains the biosolids application process and may respond to complaints or escalate as needed; ensures compliance with environmental regulations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties require frequent driving, walking, squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting, shoveling, climbing, fine motor control, and the ability to lift up to 60 pounds, carry, and push/pull 90 pounds. Duties also involve frequent exposure to exhaust fumes and dust, loud noises, vibration, and adverse weather conditions.

WORK SCHEDULE

This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Wednesday through Sunday:

• Scheduled work hours are 6:30 am - 3:00 pm. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

• This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

http://www.clackamas.us/

http://www.clackamas.us/onboarding/

https://www.mthoodterritory.com/

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Clackamas Water Environment Services produces clean water and protects water quality for more than 190,000 people living and working in Clackamas County. We operate and maintain five resource recovery facilities, 23 pumping stations and hundreds of miles of pipes.

Each year, we clean more than seven billion gallons of water which we recover and turn into natural energy and fertilizer. We also help reduce pollution in local rivers, streams, and wetlands caused by surface and stormwater runoff, the number one source of water pollution in Oregon.

https://www.clackamas.us/wes

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/6b3147a3-bf84-4f52-8238-64a37e936b4f

https://www.clackamas.us/jobs#helpwiththeapplication

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).

HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

https://www.clackamas.us/des/jobs.html

https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a67ee11c-861c-4126-aa5a-4dec6174f6eb

VISA SPONSORSHIP

Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

RECRUITING QUESTIONS?

Kelly Schaefer, Recruiter

mailto:KSchaefer@clackamas.us?subject=RECRUITMENT%20QUESTIONS

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5151510

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