• Welcome to the
    Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce!

    The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce works every day to make our community a place
    where businesses can grow and prosper, people want to raise their families and where tourists want to visit.

    We support and promote our local commerce through communication, advocacy and partnerships!

  • Utility Worker - Water Distribution - City of Grants Pass

    Posted: 06/15/2020

    We are hiring in our Water Distribution Division!   Join the City Team!
    Apply today!
    We are accepting applications for a Utility Worker I/II  for the Distribution Division of the Public Works Department.  There is one vacancy to fill on the construction team and the position will be filled based upon qualifications of the applicant.

    The primary duties of this position include:  installation, repair and inspection of water distribution lines, operating equipment and vehicles; maintaining equipment; conducting various types of water sampling and utility locates; and providing customer service.

    Please review the Utility Worker I and Utility Worker II job descriptions for a complete listing of job duties and requirements. 

    This position is covered in the Teamster bargaining unit and incumbents must live within a 30 minute drive of their regularly assigned work site.






    The City of Grants Pass is a High Performance Organization that has a well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture.  We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of the community's goals.  We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements.  We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.

    If you are an individual who appreciates a working team environment, which focuses on trust, crucial communications, commitment, accountability and results, then the City of Grants Pass may be a great place for you!

     

     Minimum Qualifications:
    Utility Worker I ($17.65 to $22.33 per hour)
    A High School Diploma or equivalent and 1 year of related experience, are required; 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.

    Utility Worker II ($18.97 to $24.01 per hour)
    A High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 years of directly related experience in a utilities environment are required; 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.

    Licensing Requirements
    Utility Worker I:
    • Oregon Driver's License - Class B with tanker endorsements within 12 months of appointment to the position.
    • Oregon Certified Flagger within 12 months of appointment
    • OHA-DWP Water Distribution I within 18 months of appointment
    • Forklift Certificate within 12 months of appointment

    Licensing Requirements
    Utility Worker II:
    • Oregon Driver's License - Class B with tanker endorsements within 12 months of appointment to the position.
    • Oregon Certified Flagger within 12 months of appointment
    • OHA-DWP Water Distribution II within 18 months of appointment
    • Forklift Certificate within 12 months of appointment
    • Oregon Certified Flagger

     

     How to Apply:
    Applications must be completed on-line by the application deadline.  

    Any application that is missing required items will not be considered.  No late, incomplete or faxed applications will be accepted.

    The required materials to be completed or attached to your application for this recruitment are:

    1.  Resume
    2.  Cover Letter
    3.  Answers to Supplemental Questions

    A cover letter and resume will be required to be uploaded electronically to your on-line application.

     

     Ranking and Selection:
    The ranking and selection of applicants to proceed in the process includes: experience, responses to supplemental questionnaire, and meeting minimum qualifications of the position.  The initial selection process for this position includes the following steps: application review, oral interview and possible hands-on testing.  The final selection process following interview includes the following steps: tentative offer, driving history check, criminal history check, background investigation, reference check, drug testing, and final offer of employment.

    All candidates will be notified of the status of their application after the closing date.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request prior to the application deadline to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application process.

    EEO/AA


    Bridge over the Rogue River in Grants Pass
     

    Recreation
    The recreational opportunities of the Rogue River are many: jet-boat trips, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, swimming, hiking, and gold panning. In addition to the world famous white water Rogue River, nearby mountains provide high-mountain recreational experiences, including snow skiing at Mt. Ashland. Cultural activities center around the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the historic town of Jacksonville. Other scenic attractions include: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, and the Redwoods that stretch from San Francisco to Southern Oregon. Grants Pass' year round calendar of events offers something for everyone. And once the sun goes down, the region takes on a life of its own with fine restaurants, theatres and a performing arts center.

    Visitor information:  www.travelgrantspass.com

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