Associate Engineer/ Project Manager, Oak Grove Oregon - Storm Water Jobs

Associate Engineer/ Project Manager

Date Posted
Employer Name
Oak Lodge Water Services District
Sector Name
Local Government
Oak Grove
Career Level


Department: Techinal Services/Planning
FLSA: Non-Exempt, overtime eligible
Service Type: Represented - AFSCME
Schedule: 8:00-5:00 pm, M-F
Closing Date: 05/22/2018 11:59 PM

$71,721 to $90,750 DOE

Oak Lodge Water Services District is looking for a Project Manager responsible for performing routine and complex technical engineering related work in the areas of water, sewer, and surface water quality. As well as other capital improvement projects and programs. Assists the District Engineer and works as a Project Manager under the supervision of the District Engineer in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of civil engineering. Acts as a representative of the District Engineer to outside agencies, business and community members and other organizations

How to Apply:
Application materials must be completed by the closing date to be considered for this position. Any application that is missing a cover letter and resume will not be considered. No late, incomplete or faxed applications will be accepted. More specific instructions can be found on the District application including instructions for requesting veteran’s preference. Internal candidates are to contact the Human Resources department for District Application and further information. Please visit for an employment application and further information.
The required materials to be turned in for this recruitment are:
1. District Application
2. Resume
3. Cover Letter

About Oak Lodge Water Services District:
Oak Lodge Water Services provides clean water and sanitary services to residents of the unincorporated communities of Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge. Oak Lodge Water Services serves over 30,000 residents. Prior to January 2017, two separate water and sanitary districts serviced the area separately. Oak Lodge Water provided drinking water and Oak Lodge Sanitary provided sanitary sewer and watershed protection. In May 2016, voters in the district passed a measure to consolidate the two districts into a single district. Our newly combined district is focusing on delivering the best possible services to our customers efficiently and effectively.

The District’s key values are:
• Our customers
• Respecting the opinions and voices of coworkers, customers, the general public, and the Board
• Maintaining a positive and professional environment that expects honesty, integrity, quality customer service, and social responsibility
• Positive relationships, and always reaching for the best within ourselves
• Recruiting and maintaining highly motivated people to provide quality service to our customers

By practicing these values, we create an open forum to achieve excellence in communication and work processes which provide our customers with efficient wastewater, surface water and clean water services that protect public health and water quality. At Oak Lodge Water Services District, we strive to create a culture of teamwork and excellence in Public Service.

Essential Duties of the Position:
• Prepares designs and specifications; acts as project manager on assigned capital projects; and ensures budget compliance, administrative procedure compliance, and timely completion.
• Coordinates design and construction of public and private projects with Operations Supervisors in the Sanitary Sewer, Surface Water and Water Divisions of the District.
• Assists in the review of building permit applications and reviews assigned street and utility construction plans for compliance.
• Provides information to contractors, engineers, developers and general public regarding utilities, services and projects.
• Assists the District Engineer as part of the technical engineering staff by providing office and field engineering services to other departments.
• Calculates system development charges, drafts developer agreements and issue permits.
• Performs preliminary surveys, performs field engineering on projects.
• Assists the District Engineer in ensuring compliance with Federal, State and County regulations.
• Represents department at pre-application and preconstruction conferences as directed.
• Designs and prepares plans, cost estimates and specifications for sanitary sewer surface water and water projects; coordinates with and presents the project details to public and private agencies and citizens groups; and maintains notes and details for as-built construction drawings.
• Involves project investigation and prioritization; project recommendation and design in accordance with applicable regulations and standards; and coordination with District departments and citizens groups.
• Reviews and processes private development proposals and plans for compliance with District Rules and Regulations and Design and Construction Standards and provides written reports and recommendations as required.
• Inspects public improvement projects to ensure compliance with plans and specifications; works with contractors as a project partner to resolve problems and maintains inspection and pay notes as required.
• Answers public inquiries on existing and proposed public facilities, tax lot numbers, and construction restrictions and requirements. Answers public complaints on construction related requirements.
• Performs calculations and operates a variety of computerized equipment to prepare and plot project designs.
• Maintains positive public relations with customers and is responsive to customer needs.
• Develops safe work habits and contributes to the safety of self, co-worker and the general public.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Performs computer operations and calculations using a variety of software including use of databases, mapping tools, and standard office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Responsible for the organization and maintenance of engineering and infrastructure records.
• Performs a variety of office related functions, including creating brochures, printing materials, answering phones, and responding to inquiries from customers, contractors, developers, property owners, staff and the public.
• Assists the District in compliance with Federal, State and County permits.
• Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:
Successful candidates will have knowledge of: modern civil and environmental engineering principles and practices, with special reference to water delivery, sanitary collections, sanitary treatment and watershed infrastructure. Candidates will also have knowledge of civil engineering materials and methods of construction; principles of project management; principles of operations analysis; and the fundamentals of effective public involvement. Qualified candidates will be skilled in managing complex civil engineering projects from conception through completion. This person will be a self-directed, goal-oriented team player that enjoys personal challenges and solving problems. This position requires the skills and ability to: design civil and environmental engineering projects; perform complex calculations; prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates; effectively communicate in both oral and written form; establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with engineers, planners, developers, regulatory agencies, and members of the general public; engage in creative problem solving and to blend theory with practical application; to plan, document, and execute a project plan or portions of a larger complex project from inception to completion in accordance with project requirements. Candidates will have the ability to operate a computer and engineering related computer software and operate a motor vehicle.

Experience and Training:
A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited program is preferred along with at least two years utilizing technical skills in Engineering or closely related field. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that illustrated the candidate can perform the essential job functions will be considered.

Special Qualifications Required: (Licensure or Certification)
• Possession of a valid Oregon driver’s license

Desired Licensure:
• Preferred candidates will possess a Professional Engineer’s (PE) License in the State of Oregon or the ability to obtain on within 6 months of hire.
• An Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Project Management Professional (PMP) may also be considered.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.
• Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit; walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally push, pull, lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
• Vision: Vision sufficient to read print, computer screens and other printed documents. Mobility: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment. Some outdoor work is required to inspect of various land use developments and construction sites.
• Environment: Normal office setting with some travel for meetings or inspections. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate in the field. Work is governed by Federal, State, and County regulations.
• Working Conditions: Has normal business hours of 8-5 with flexibility depending of the needs of the program. Occasional attendance at evening meetings required. Adverse working conditions include exposure to seasonal weather changes including working in inclement weather. Outdoor inspections can be in a variety of terrains including near streams, rivers and wetlands.
• Resource Accountability: Records maintained include: accountability for files relating to projects such as: improvement agreements, security documents, engineering plans, specifications related to developments, as built drawings and program records. Responsible for the proper care of District equipment.

Ranking and Selection:
The ranking and selection of applicants to proceed in the process for this recruitment includes: experience, education, or an explanation of transferable skills and experience and meeting the minimum qualifications of this position.

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