Job Details

Utilitiy Worker I/II- Parks

City of Tigard, Tigard, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/20/2019

The City of Tigard, Oregon invites applications for a Utility Worker II (may underfill as Utility Worker I) in the Parks Division of the Public Works Department.

The City's core values include Respect and Care, Do the Right Thing, and Get It Done. As part of our team, you will help our organization live those values in all aspects of the workplace and our city's services. Tigard has adopted a strategic plan to be a more walkable city in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities live healthy and interconnected lives.

The Public Works Department plays a key role in implementing this vision through infrastructure, parks and recreation projects to make our community more accessible and connected.

Please review our Utility Worker I and Utility Worker II classifications for additional details to learn more about this excellent opportunity.


•Participates in performing a variety of technical landscape construction duties, including planting flowers, shrubs, and trees, pruning and repairing damaged trees, making and repairing tree wells, irrigating, mowing, and fertilizing turf, trimming and planting, fertilizing, and pruning shrubs.
•Participates in inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and constructing developed and undeveloped parks, playgrounds, athletic, and other related facilities and properties.
•Operates specialized vehicles and heavy equipment (such as aerial lift trucks) related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of City parks, landscapes, and street trees, and related facilities.
•Participates in installing, inspecting, and maintaining park equipment and grounds to ensure safe operating conditions for citizens, including basic maintenance duties such as fabrication, painting, and carpentry.
•Maintains parks and landscapes in a clean and safe condition, including picking up trash and maintaining trash receptacles, and cleaning and repairing restrooms.
•Maintains park appearance, including mowing, trimming, edging, fertilizing, watering lawns and other landscaped areas, and removing graffiti.
•Participates in installing and repairing irrigation equipment, including installing irrigation pipes, testing systems, and making repairs.
•Operates specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair City infrastructure, facilities, and systems within the functional area of assignment.
•Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed.
•Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
•Installs street barricades and cones, and controls traffic around work sites to ensure safe conditions for the general public and City workers.
•Responds to after-hours emergencies.
•Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities Of: Basic maintenance principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing parks, including landscape construction, tree maintenance, irrigation, playgrounds, athletic and sports fields, and other related facilities and properties. The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment. Construction, maintenance, and repair work on parks and landscapes. Operate specialized maintenance and repair principles related to equipment related to the area of assignment. Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair.


Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of related experience (one year for Utility Worker I), such as construction, repair, operation, and maintenance of streets, underground utilities, or parks and landscape.

Licenses and Certifications: •Utility Worker I: Oregon Driver's license with the appropriate endorsements and satisfactory driving record.
•Utility Worker II: Possession of a valid Class A (CDL) Commercial Oregon driver's license with the appropriate endorsements and satisfactory driving record and Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide License.
•Possession of or ability to obtain: Standard First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross and a valid CPR Certification.


Union Representation: SEIU

Benefits: Excellent benefits package

Supplemental information:
In addition to completing the application, please answer the supplemental questions provided, failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

To apply:
If you're interested in joining our team, we invite you to apply. This position closes on January 20, 2019.

Complete details: