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City of North Bend

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PW Maintenance Worker - Parks

First Review of Applications: October 1, 2021 Position Open Until Filled
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Public Works Maintenance Worker performs maintenance and repair activities related to the maintenance of City parks facilities and grounds, open spaces, trails, streets and rights-of way, and public works infrastructure under the general supervision of the Public Works Supervisor or a Lead Technician. Performs skilled manual labor tasks and operates equipment, machinery and power tools to fulfill duties as assigned. May be called to respond to emergency situations and will assist with duties of other divisions within the Public Works Department as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to the following:
• Ability to safely operate assigned equipment including backhoes, street sweepers, vactor equipment, dump trucks, road shoulder mowers, ice & snow control equipment and other related equipment.
• Perform parks and grounds maintenance to include mowing, trimming, fertilizing, aerating, planting, pruning, repairing turf, and maintaining vegetation.
• Perform vegetation control in public rights-of-way.
• Perform skilled manual labor.
• Ability to use simple power tools safely and effectively to fulfill duties as assigned.
• Ability to present a positive, friendly image to the public using tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
• Ability to follow instructions and to perform duties independently.
• Ability to use a computer and related software applications as required by the job.
• Ability to perform the essential physical requirements of the job.
• Ability and willingness to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
• Requires regular and reliable attendance.
• Works collaboratively as a part of the Public Works team.
• Exhibits a strong commitment to internal and external customer service.
• Performs tasks in compliance of all federal, state and city guidelines to ensure safe working conditions.
• Interacts in a professional and respectful manner with city staff, elected officials, vendors, contractors, and the public.
• Assumes other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, and.
• Two (2) to three (3) years minimum experience in parks, street, utilities maintenance, or construction performing skilled manual labor, and the use and operation of equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks, streets sweepers, mowers, and power tools, or
• An equivalent combination of experience and education.
Ability to:
• Communicate, read, write, and understand English at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
• Maintain an updated knowledge of methods, techniques and materials for the construction, maintenance and repair of park facilities, grounds and streets.
• Make routine mathematical computations and tabulations accurately and with reasonable speed.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
• Work in a positive and professional manner with the public, general contractors, suppliers, and City staff.
• Use a personal computer and ability to learn job-related software applications.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid State of Washington Driver’s License with a good driving record.
• Valid First Aid card or the ability to acquire within one year of appointment.
• Possession of a valid State of Washington Class "B" CDL at the time of appointment, or the ability to acquire such license within one year.
• Traffic control card and chemical applicators certification of vegetation control in city rights-of-way strongly desired.
SUPERVISION:
Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor or a Lead Technician.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
• Backhoes, street sweepers, vactor equipment, dump trucks, road shoulder mowers and other mowing equipment, ice & snow control equipment, and simple power tools.
• Work involves the use of a calculator, personal computer and associated software, copiers, printers, and other general office or field equipment.
AUXILIARY DUTIES:
An employee in this classification is expected to routinely perform other duties as assigned that would typically be performed by an employee in a position within this classification or lower. On occasion an employee in this classification may perform duties of an employee in a higher classification.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is occasionally performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal for periods of time, or while standing for periods of time. Work involves moderate risk conditions, such as high-level noise, moving vehicles or machines, toxic materials and toxic odors. Work outside in all weather extremes; may be exposed to water, mud, dust, smoke, asbestos cement pipe, noxious odors, fumes, or chemicals, and/or traffic. Work requires physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces, wading in water, and recurring bending, crouching, reaching and lifting of moderately heavy items. Continuous use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while performing duties. Occasional heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds and operating heavy vehicles, equipment and machinery. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders, and inclines while maintaining balance. Physical strength and ability must be sufficient to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods. Frequent bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck while performing mechanical repairs, maintenance items and other duties as assigned. Occasional kneeling/crouching/crawling while making repairs in confined spaces and awkward positions. May work at heights, in confined areas, alone, with others, or in noisy work area. May require constant moving, sitting or standing for excessive periods of time. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when necessary.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Reasonable accommodation will be made as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position. This description is not a contract of employment and is intended only to provide a general description of duties performed by an employee in this classification. Other duties may be assigned, and this description may be amended as needed.
All applicants for employment with the City of North Bend must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to employment. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks since final vaccine dose. Proof of vaccination is required. Applicants may apply for an exemption from this requirement upon receipt of employment offer letter.
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:
The City must receive a completed City of North Bend Application Packet. Incomplete, or late application packets or supplemental information may not be accepted. A completed application packet consists of the following: a completed City of North Bend Application; Letter of Interest; Resume; and any supplemental education or training information that you wish us to consider that relates to this position. Signed application packets may be either 1) mailed to City of North Bend, Attn: Human Resources, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045, or 2) emailed to dmasko@northbendwa.gov to be accepted as complete. Application materials and additional information is available on the City’s website here.

Department: Public Works
Representation: Teamsters Local 763
Salary: $4,990.97 - $6,072.28 per month, DOE
Overtime Eligible

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Water System Operator

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position performs the duties of a Water Operator under the general supervision of the Public Works Supervisor and Lead Water Operator. The position is primarily responsible to perform maintenance and repairs of the City’s water distribution system and facilities. May assist with the City’s Cross Connection Control program and Department of Health water monitoring requirement records. This position also performs the duties of a Maintenance Worker as needed to efficiently utilize department resources. May be called to respond to emergency situations and will assist with duties of other divisions within the Public Works Department as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to the following:
• Ability to safely operate assigned equipment including backhoes, dump trucks, loaders, valve exerciser, chlorine pumps, injection systems, mowing equipment, ice & snow control equipment and other related equipment.
• Performs vegetation control in public rights of way.
• Performs skilled manual labor.
• Locates underground utilities for water, sewer and storm drainage systems as requested.
• Ability to use simple power tools safely and effectively to fulfill duties as assigned.
• Ability to interact cooperatively, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, elected officials, and the general public.
• Ability and willingness to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
• Works collaboratively as part of the Public Works team.
• Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
• Exhibits a strong commitment to internal and external customer service.
• Performs tasks in compliance with all federal, state and city guidelines to ensure safe working conditions.
• Interacts in a professional and respectful manner with City employees, elected officials, vendors, contractors and the public.
• Presents a positive, friendly image to the public using tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or his/her designee.


DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, and
• Five (5) years minimum experience in water, utilities maintenance or construction performing skilled manual labor, and the use and operation of equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks, and water related hand/power tools, or
• An equivalent combination of experience and education.
Knowledge of:
• The methods, practices, procedures, techniques, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, construction and repair or water systems.
• Water line, service connections, valves and hydrant repair.
• Safety regulations and practices relating to water operations, including applicable Federal, State and local rules, regulations and policies.
Ability to:
• Make routine mathematical computations and tabulations accurately and with reasonable speed.
• Maintain various records and reports concerning water operations to be in compliance with local, Federal and State requirements.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
• Ability to work in a positive and professional manner with the public, general contractors, suppliers, and City staff.
• Communicate, read, write, and understand English at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
• Use a personal computer and have demonstrated skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn other computer program applications.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a good driving record.
• Possession of a valid State of Washington Class "B" CDL at the time of appointment, or the ability to acquire such license within one year. (Subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.)
• First aid card, traffic control card, Washington State Basic Treatment Plant Operator Certification, and chemical applicators certification of vegetation control in city right of ways strongly desired.
SUPERVISION:
Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor and Lead Water Operator.

AUXILIARY DUTIES:
An employee in this classification is expected to routinely perform other duties as assigned that would typically be performed by an employee in a position within this classification or lower. On occasion an employee in this classification may perform duties of an employee in a higher classification.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in both the office and in the field, including project inspection and review involving driving to the site(s). Work involves moderate risk conditions, such as high-level noise, dust or mud, moving vehicles or machines, cold and/or wet weather, toxic materials and toxic odors. Work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces, wading in water, and recurring bending, crouching, reaching and occasional lifting of moderately heavy items.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Reasonable accommodation will be made as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position. This description is not a contract of employment and is intended only to provide a general description of duties performed by an employee in this classification, other duties may be assigned, and this description may be amended as needed.
All applicants for employment with the City of North Bend must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to employment. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks since final vaccine dose. Proof of vaccination is required. Applicants may apply for an exemption from this requirement upon receipt of employment offer letter.
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:
The City must receive a completed City of North Bend Application Packet. Incomplete, or late application packets or supplemental information may not be accepted. A completed application packet consists of the following: a completed City of North Bend Application; Letter of Interest; Resume; and any supplemental education or training information that you wish us to consider that relates to this position. Signed application packets may be either 1) mailed to City of North Bend, Attn: Human Resources, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045, or 2) emailed to dmasko@northbendwa.gov to be accepted as complete. Application materials and additional information is available on the City’s website here.

Department: Public Works
Representation: Teamsters Union Local 763
Salary: $5,363.41 – $6,525.41 per month, DOQ

(Overtime Eligible)

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 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I

First Review of Applications: October 11, 2021 - Position Open Until Filled
POSITION SUMMARY:
This position operates the City of North Bend’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) including but not limited to the wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, collection system and related equipment. Performs skilled, entry level to journeyman-level work in monitoring, repairing and controlling the functioning of the POTW, plant, collection system, equipment and processes. The responsibilities of this position are secondary to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II. May be called to respond to emergency situations and will perform the duties of Maintenance Worker and assist with duties of other divisions within the Public Works Department as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to the following:
• Monitors, maintains and operates all plant/pump station equipment and makes process changes based on collected data analysis and visual inspection; troubleshoots process.
• Ensures plant effluent meets or exceeds Washington State Department of Ecology permit requirements.
• Operates and maintains Odor Control System. Responds to odor complaints and makes necessary adjustments.
• Inspects all machinery and equipment; performs repair, maintenance and preventative maintenance on all plant equipment as required.
• Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and recommend repair options.
• Maintains and records data in logbook and computer databases.
• Assists with operational decisions and assists with maintenance decisions based on review of directives, lab data, and log entries.
• Coordinates hazardous chemical transfers and mixes chemicals as necessary for process operations.
• Maintains control of tools and equipment inventory and assures cleanliness of all wastewater facilities.
• Serves as a plant operator, laboratory and maintenance personnel as needed.
• Assists in providing budgetary support in obtaining quotations and other information for purchases and work plans, coding of bills prior to submitting to Accounts Payable.
• Perform project related inspections and consult with subcontractors as directed.
• Works collaboratively as part of the Public Works team.
• Exhibits a strong commitment to internal and external customer service.

• Order supplies as needed, adhering to City purchasing policy and public bidding requirements.
• Provides safe working conditions in compliance of all federal, state and city guidelines.
• Interacts in a professional and respectful manner with City staff, elected officials, vendors, contractors, and the public.
• Trains other employees and volunteers as required.
• Conducts educational tours for the public as required.
• Attends work on a regular and dependable basis.
• Assumes other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, and
• College-level course work in math, science, biology, and wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance, and
• Two (2) to three (3) years of progressively responsible, related experience, including at least one (1) in the wastewater field, or
• An equivalent combination of experience and education.
Knowledge of:
• Washington State Laws relating to POTW’s.
• City and Department rules, regulations, and policies.
• The methods, practices, procedures, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, and repair or sewage collection, pumping and treatment plant operations.
• Safety regulations and practices relating to wastewater treatment plants and related facilities, including applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
Ability to:
• Communicate, read, write, and understand English at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
• Interpret engineering and technical specifications related to POTW construction and operations.
• Maintain various records and reports concerning the POTW facilities and operational requirements to be in compliance with local, Federal and State requirements.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
• Work in a positive and professional manner with the public, general contractors, suppliers, and City staff.
• Use a personal computer have demonstrated skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn other computer program applications.
• Have flexible work hours.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Possession of a valid Washington State Water Pollution Control Plant Operator Certification - Group I or the ability to acquire such certificate within one year of appointment.
• Valid State of Washington Driver’s License with a good driving record.

• Possession of a valid State of Washington Class "B" CDL at the time of appointment, or the ability to acquire such license within thirty days.
• Valid First Aid card or the ability to acquire within one year of appointment.
SUPERVISION:
Work is performed under the supervision of the Lead WWTP Operator and the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
• Use and operation of flow monitoring, sampling and testing equipment.
• Work involves the use of a calculator, personal computer and associated software.
• Knowledge and use of applicable tools, instruments, computers, SCADA system, copiers, printers, fax machines, and other general office or field equipment related to the wastewater systems.
AUXILIARY DUTIES:
An employee in this classification is expected to routinely perform other duties as assigned that would typically be performed by an employee in a position within this classification or lower. On occasion an employee in this classification may perform duties of an employee in a higher classification.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in both the office and in the field, including project inspection and review involving driving to the site(s). Work involves moderate risk conditions, such as high level noise, dust or mud, moving vehicles or machines, cold and/or wet weather, toxic materials and toxic odors. Work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces, wading in water, and recurring bending, crouching, reaching and occasional lifting of moderately heavy items such as catch basin grates or sewer manhole lids. Occasional heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds and operating heavy vehicles, equipment and machinery. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders, and inclines while maintaining balance. Physical strength and ability must be sufficient to perform moderate to heavy manual labor for extended periods. Frequent bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck while performing mechanical repairs, maintenance items and other duties as assigned. Occasional kneeling/crouching/crawling while making repairs in confined spaces and awkward positions. May work at heights, in confined areas, alone, with others, or in noisy work area. May require constant moving, sitting or standing for excessive periods of time. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when necessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Reasonable accommodation will be made as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position. This description is not a contract of employment and is intended only to provide a general description of duties performed by an employee in this classification. Other duties may be assigned and this description may be amended as needed.
All applicants for employment with the City of North Bend must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to employment. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks since final vaccine dose. Proof of vaccination is required. Applicants may apply for an exemption from this requirement upon receipt of employment offer letter.
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:
The City must receive a completed City of North Bend Application Packet. Incomplete, or late application packets or supplemental information may not be accepted. A completed application packet consists of the following: a completed City of North Bend Application; Letter of Interest; Resume; and any supplemental education or training information that you wish us to consider that relates to this position. Signed application packets may be either 1) mailed to City of North Bend, Attn: Human Resources, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045, or 2) emailed to dmasko@northbendwa.gov to be accepted as complete. Application materials and additional information is available on the City’s website at here.

Department: Public Works
Representation: Teamsters Local 763
Salary: $5,207.92 - $6,336.23 per month, DOE
Overtime Eligible

Postings Added 9/22/2021

hiring manager

Dawn Masko, Deputy City Administrator

email: dmasko@northbendwa.gov

425-888-7630