Job Details

Utility Worker II

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/22/2018

The Position
Are you hardworking? Do you take pride in your work? Are you looking for a position with great benefits and retirement? If so, don't hesitate to apply to the Utility Worker II recruitment today!
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Utility Workers II perform a variety of jobs in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of City equipment and facilities. Utility Workers II drive trucks that require a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL within 6 months of hire, training provided) to transport materials and crews and, depending on assignment, perform semi-skilled work in a variety of construction, maintenance and operational functions. Utility Workers II perform manual labor ground activities such as digging, grading, raking on a patch crew; operate compressors and a variety of air tools, power articulated tools and miscellaneous small hand and power tools. Utility Workers II also perform minor maintenance and repair activities on assigned tools and equipment, work closely with journey trades person such as carpenters, electricians, finishers, and operators; and respond to questions from citizens explaining city policy and procedures.

Additionally, the incumbent is an essential employee and a member of the bureau's 24-hour response team and may require after-hour, evening, weekend, and holiday emergency response.

The current vacancies are with the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used by Portland Fire and Rescue, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and Portland Parks & Recreation wishing to fill any future vacancies as well as those listed herein.

This classification is represented by Portland City Laborers (PCL) To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.
To Qualify
The Following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Knowledge of laws and safe practices in the operation of automotive vehicles
Knowledge of and experience in safe and effective use of a variety of power and hand tools of the trades.
Ability to perform work in confined spaces, heights, ditches, and cramped conditions.
Ability to and experience following oral and written instructions.
Ability to read maps and simple construction plans
Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a diverse workforce, and respond appropriately to questions/concerns from other employees and the public
Applicants must also:
Possess a valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire.
Submit a "complete" five-year court-certified Driver's Abstract of Driving Record (obtained at applicant's expense) upon request.
Possess or obtain a class "A" CDL within 6 months from date of hire (in-house training available)
Take and pass a Pre-Placement medical exam
Take and pass a Pre-employment drug test
Take and pass a criminal background check
Please note: Work in this class is typically performed in a field environment. Incumbent is typically required to negotiate rough terrain; lift up to 100 pounds; work outdoors in all weather conditions; may be called back to work during emergencies; work in and around traffic, work site equipment or machinery; work at heights or in confined spaces; exposed to hazardous materials; wear protective gear.
The Recruitment Process
This will consist of an evaluation of each applicant's answers to the supplemental questions, work history, education and certificates/license information as demonstrated in their application, weighted 100%. Only those passing the application review for minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.

Job offer is contingent upon verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process and may include an oral interview, reference and criminal history background check, medical exam and a review of driving record. Most or all notifications about next steps for this position will be provided through email at the address used to submit your application. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and / or final selection.
Additional Information
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a completed application (see sample Work History format and instructions below) online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your application and supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications to move on to the work skills demonstration. Please note, a cover letter and resume are NOT required for this recruitment, DO NOT attach them. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

Your application/answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your experience and/or training, and where obtained clearly reflecting your qualifications for ALL of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59PM on the closing date of this recruitment. Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

Work History Format
Please ensure the following fields are completed when filling out your work experience portion of your application.
(Please note that volunteer experience that is relatable to the minimum qualifications can be included in the Work Experience portion)
Name of Position.
Months / Years Worked.
Name / Location of Company.
Name of Supervisor / Phone number.
Duties: For each job include details describing your experience and / or training which clearly address ALL of the minimum qualifications identified in the "To Qualify" section of the announcement that apply to that job.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Emily Mavraganis
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3314
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer