Utility Worker, Wastewater - Job

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The City of Cannon Beach is seeking an individual skilled in the construction, maintenance, repair, and related operational activities in wastewater treatment and management. This position is assigned to the Wastewater division of Public Works, under the lead of the Assistant Public Works Director. Work hours are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with rotational on-call/standby duties.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or a GED, possession of a valid driver’s license, and three years’ experience in public works maintenance or related construction. Experience with regulations and standards governing utility systems and knowledge of and experience with the use and safe operation of appropriate hand and power tools and equipment is required. Experience with hydraulics, electricity, mechanics, a strong mechanical aptitude, interpreting construction plans, blueprints, and technical manuals a bonus. Strenuous physical work is required which may involve lifting heavy objects, bending twisting, working above the ground/in trenches or in confined spaces or on irregular surfaces, usually out of doors in conditions that may be wet and cold or otherwise unpleasant working conditions. Possession of one or more of the following certifications is preferred, but not required: Class I - III Wastewater Collection System Certificate, and/or Class I - III Wastewater Treatment Certificate.

Duties include general maintenance, mowing, trimming, litter removal, assisting in the recycling building as needed, washing vehicles, operating hand and power tools and other equipment, recording readings in the water and wastewater plants, testing potable water for chlorine levels, checking the wastewater pump stations, responding to customer calls, and operation of a personal computer. This position may assist all departments in Public Works. The successful candidate will exhibit a professional attitude, demonstrate the ability to take direction from a superior, enjoy working with the public, and take pride in his/her work. The position is included in the city’s OPEU/SEIU bargaining unit.

Excellent benefit package. Salary range, depending on experience and wastewater certifications:
Utility Worker I – $3,449 to $4,402 per month, or $19.90 to $25.40 per hour
Utility Worker II – $4,005 to $5,111 per month, or $23.11 to $29.49 per hour


Veterans who meet the minimum qualifications for a position open for recruitment may be eligible for preference in employment under Oregon law. If you are a Qualified Veteran or Qualified Disabled Veteran and would like to be granted preference in the selection and hiring process for a specific posted job, please fill out this Veterans’ Preference Form below and provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of form DD-214 or 215 (copy 4). This completed form and required supporting documentation must be submitted with your application in order for consideration for Veterans’ Preference.

Application deadline: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received on a rolling basis. Download an application and job classification from our website: http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us/jobs. Send application, cover letter and resume to Karen La Bonte, Public Works Director, labonte [at] ci.cannon-beach.or.us or PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110.