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Senior Engineering Associate- Chemical/EnvironmentSenior Engineering Associate- Chemical/Environmentalal

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/17/2019

The ·Portland Water Bureau is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Engineering Associate to join its Bull Run Supply and Treatment Group!

About the Bull Run Supply & Treatment Group: The work of the Bull Run Supply and Treatment Group includes ensuring that drinking water treated at the Bureau's water treatment plants meet all state and federal regulations for drinking water, conducting special studies to optimize water treatment processes, reviewing engineering plans and specifications related to supply or treatment, managing the Bull Run Reservoirs to meet drinking water supply objectives while ensuring compliance with Clean Water Act, preparing Requests for Proposals, managing contracts, and collaborating with the Engineering Services Group on the Bull Run Treatment Program, including the future water treatment (filtration) plant.

About the position: Candidates for the position must possess an Engineer-In-Training Certification, i.e., have passed the State Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam at the time of appointment. Candidates need a diverse set of skills: knowledge of water treatment, water quality, or process engineering; ability to analyze data and prepare technical reports; making operational decisions; reviewing engineering plans; and managing consultant contracts.

An ideal candidate will have strong project management skills as well as the ability to work independently. Experience and/or interest in process engineering is desired.

Although not required, experience with water treatment or process engineering is highly desired.

This classification is represented by PTE 17. To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

Why work at the City?
The Portland Water Bureau offers meaningful work, career and development opportunities, an environment that recognizes and balances personal and work needs, and competitive pay and benefits. The Portland Water Bureau is a rate-financed, City-owned utility, operating the water supply system to deliver high quality drinking water to more than 970,000 people who live in the City of Portland and surrounding metropolitan area
•Generous vacation package, including 10 paid annual holidays
•Continued education and professional development opportunities
•Onsite fitness centers and wellness programs
•Employee Assistance Program
•Outstanding PERS retirement program, including a deferred compensation program
• Incentives for alternative commute options (bicycling, mass transit, carpooling, and walking)
•Life insurance and long-term disability insurance


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: 1.Experience applying the chemical and/or environmental engineering principles, practices and fundamentals that relate to drinking water and water treatment systems.
2.Knowledge of chemistry, environmental, biological and microbiological sciences.
3.Knowledge of water distribution and treatment systems.
4.Experience applying the federal, state and local regulations relating to environmental programs, drinking water systems and/or water treatment systems.
5.Ability to prepare and present technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
6.Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently

Applicant Must Also Possess: •Possess an Engineer-In-Training Certification, i.e., have passed the State Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam at the time of appointment.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the 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. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Tentative Timeline:
Job Closes: June 17th
Minimum Qual Review: Week of June 17th
Eligible List Established: Week of June 23rd
Interviews: July
Offer: Early August


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume 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 resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
Your resume should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers 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.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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 the closing date and time of this recruitment

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

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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