Job Details

Utility Worker I-CL

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/19/2019

The City of Portland is seeking a Utility Worker I to join the Portland Bureau of Transportation!

Please note: Applications for this position will be accepted, on-line, until 100 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date. If the application limit is reached, the job announcement will be removed from our job board.

About the current position: As part of the Portland Streetcar Maintenance Team, you will be required to perform assigned duties independently and in conjunction with co-workers, taking direction from PSC Management and Dispatch/Control. The Utility Worker I is responsible for performing unskilled/semi-skilled work, routinely using hand & power tools in the performance of their assigned tasks, safely operating motor vehicles and using a forklift.

Typical Duties/Examples of Work 1.Streetcar cleaning & servicing: Sweeping & mopping, exterior washing, interior detailing, refilling reading materials, refilling sand hoppers (requires routine lifting of buckets of sand).
2.Platform cleaning & servicing: Garbage collection, sweeping, pressure washing, graffiti removal, snow & ice removal.
3.Facility cleaning & grounds maintenance: Cleaning of offices, breakrooms, restrooms and maintenance areas. Cleaning of streetcar storage yards and other right-of-way areas, including foliage control and leaf pick-up.
4.Landscape maintenance: Use of tractors and mowers, string trimmers, hedgers, backpack blowers and other power equipment and hand tools to care for turf and shrub beds.
5.Traffic control/flagging: Perform work zone flagging and assist track & signal maintainers with maintenance tasks on right-of-way.
6.Other duties may include customer service, forklift operation, motor vehicle operation.
About the current vacancy's division: Portland Streetcar (PSC) is a City owned transit agency serving the vibrant central core of Portland. PSC division assets include 17 streetcar vehicles, 65 passenger platforms, 2 maintenance facilities and over 14 miles of right-of-way, all of which require various types of support from the Utility Worker I job classification.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's current vacancy is considered a safety sensitive position as well as an essential employee. This means that this position is subject to random drug screening and is required to respond to calls to work during weather emergencies and perform related duties as assigned. The current schedule is 7am-3:30pm Sat/Sun and 6am-2:30pm Mon,Tues, Fri.

Please note: This is a represented eligible list and may be utilized to fill future vacancies in different departments and different bureaus. If you are placed on the eligible list you may be contacted by other hiring managers in the future.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1.Ability to perform various types of manual labor such as a variety of cleaning, loading and unloading equipment, and landscape maintenance
2.Experience working courteously and effectively with range of co-workers & contractors, and the ability to respond appropriately to questions & concerns from co-workers and the public.
3.Experience in the safe and effective use of hand and power tools, such as: pressure washers, blowers, snow removal machines, and the ability to perform minor servicing, adjustments and repairs of assigned equipment.
4.Experience safely operating motor vehicles such as pick-up trucks and vans, to perform duties.
5.Experience working independently and in conjunction with co-workers.


Step 1: Applicants to submit a resume and answer the supplemental questions in the job application. The recruitment process will consist of a minimum qualification review based off of your resume submitted and the answers to the supplemental questions.

Step 2: Those who pass the minimum qualifications are placed on an equally ranked eligible list. All candidates will be notified of the results. 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.

Step 3: Hiring manager reviews eligible list and conducts interviews. Anyone who is placed on the eligible list will be notified if they are or are not invited to participate in the interview process.

Step 4: Offer is made/all candidates are notified

Tentative Schedule:
Job Closes: 8/12
Initial Minimum Qualification Review: 8/12-8/16
Eligible List Created: Week of September 8/19
Interview: Late august/Early September
Offer: Mid September


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.

Applications for this position will be accepted, on-line, until 100 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date. If the application limit is reached, the job announcement will be removed from our job board.

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
Sr. Recruiter
Workforce Recruitment & Training
Ph: 503.823.3314

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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