Water Distribution System Specialist, City of Corvallis ($24.87-$31.74 per hour). This position performs duties in alignment Oregon Health Authority requirements to maintain water quality and ensure the integrity of the City’s water distribution system. Responsibilities include maintaining piping system operability, and responding to customer concerns and/or system failures. Qualifications include journey level skills in underground pipeline work, plumbing, equipment operation, and construction, a minimum of one year of experience in water distribution system maintenance, and an Oregon Class A Commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement within one year of employment. A detailed job flyer can be downloaded at: https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/hr/page/employment, City Jobs. Or, contact the Human Resources, 501 SW Madison Avenue, P.O. Box 1083, Corvallis, Oregon 97330-1083, (541) 766-6902; TTD/TTY Oregon Relay 711. This position will remain open until filled with a first review of applications after 5:00 pm,July 22, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an official completed City of Corvallis application but applicants are encouraged to include a resume with the application form.
High school diploma or equivalent and one year of work experience in water distribution system operations and maintenance required. Work experience must include three or more of the following areas: line flushing, flow/pressure testing, installation, repair, line tapping, metering systems, leak detection, and computerized reporting and record keeping. Journey level skills in underground pipeline work, plumbing, equipment operation, and construction.
State of Oregon Fire Marshal Awareness Level Hazardous Materials Response and Oregon Water Distribution Level I certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment. Oregon Water Distribution Level II certification or ability to obtain within three (3) years of appointment. First Aid and CPR certification, ODOT Traffic Control, Confined Space Entry, and Forklift Operation or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License. Ability to obtain and maintain an Oregon Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Tanker and Air Brake endorsements, within the one year probationary period.
Must be able to respond within 30 minutes to the Public Works Administrative offices for after-hours calls or emergencies prior to the end of the probationary period. Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam and a background check and/or criminal history check.
About City of Corvallis
Corvallis is in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Ideally located, the City is 90 minutes from Portland and close to the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Coast shoreline. With a residential population of 59,280 (2018), Corvallis is the seat of Benton County and is home to Oregon State University. Corvallis is a community that focuses on livability. The downtown and University neighborhoods are walkable, and Corvallis is one of the best cities in the nation for bicycling. The fareless public transit service, Corvallis Transit System (CTS), provides bus service throughout the City with connections to neighboring communities, Philomath and Albany. With a beautiful riverfront and vibrant businesses, Corvallis is a place to shop. Many downtown shops and restaurants are locally owned and operated. Additional shopping opportunities are located throughout town and include major retail outlets mixed alongside trendy stores, unique coffee bars, and restaurants. From affordable to whimsical, Corvallis offers something to suit every style. Surrounded by fertile countryside, Corvallis is home to many creative chefs whose restaurants serve food and wine from locally sourced farms and winerie...s. The Corvallis area is home to a thriving craft beverage industry, with breweries and distilleries serving the best in locally produced beers, ciders, and spirits. Corvallis has a thriving arts and cultural community. Great artists, photographers, musicians, and performing artists routinely display their talents at a variety of venues in town. The historic Majestic Theatre, owned and operated by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, hosts dozens of shows each year for the local performing arts community. The City has more than 47 beautiful parks and recreational areas with 2,000 acres of parks, playgrounds, sports fields, trails, open spaces, and natural areas.