Employment Opportunities

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to support the goals and challenges of the City by providing services which promote a positive work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.

Human Resources is responsible for providing a wide range of services to City departments and employees. We are responsible for: the recruitment and selection of those applicants who are most qualified for City positions; administration of the City's classification and pay structure; the City's employer/employee relations program through the administration of labor contracts, grievance resolution and personnel policy consultation and training; and the administration of the City's Safety and 

We are committed to providing the highest quality of personal service to City staff and our community.

Junior Engineer

An employee in this position works under the specific direction of the City Engineer, or his/her designee to perform entry level professional civil engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of public works project. In addition to their technical duties, employees are expected to demonstrate the shared values of the City of Klamath Falls through attitude and action. This position will have a six-month probationary period with a three-month extension at the discretion of the City Engineer. Incumbents will advance to the next level, Assistant Engineer, based on successful performance during the probationary period and by obtaining the Fundamentals of Engineering Certification (FE). Employees who do not obtain the FE within eighteen months or have unacceptable performance may be released from employment. This is a non-supervisory position.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the professional level engineering tasks essential for the planning estimating, scoping, design, bidding and construction of Public Works projects
  • Write specifications, prepare plans, and calculate cost estimates for various engineering projects
  • Perform cost analysis and monitor project scheduling to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. Perform professional level complex engineering calculations
  • Consult with and provide information to contractors, developers, other departments, agencies and the public; coordinate engineering projects between contractors and the City
  • Perform project management and inspection duties and documentation of private and public construction projects. Projects may include, but not necessarily limited to, private residential and commercial development, publicly dedicated infrastructure improvements, and capital improvement development from City and other public agency departments. Aid City Engineer and Associate Engineer to inspect and document capital infrastructure related improvements.

Education and/or Experience:
This is an entry level for the engineering professional and requires a bachelor’s degree (BS) from four-year college or university in Civil Engineering; emphasis in design of: water, geothermal, sewer, streets and construction management preferred.

Valid Oregon Driver’s License. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days. Employee must successfully complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination within eighteen (18) months of employment. Other certificates considered desirable are a national or state construction inspector certification. Employee must be capable, qualified, and preparing to become registered as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Oregon.


AFSCME GRADE 7: $3757/month

This position is open until filled. Complete job description and application packets are available at Worksource Oregon, 801 Oak Ave, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, 541.883.5630 EOE

The City of Klamath Falls is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, status as an individual with a disability, marital status, family relationship, or other protected status in accordance with state and federal equal employment opportunity laws.

Posted November 14, 2017

Distribution Operator I

An employee in this position works and trains under the supervision of the Water Division Supervisor, Water Division Manager and/or a State of Oregon Certified Water Distribution Operator. An employee in this position works as part of a work crew under direct supervision and is expected to perform duties based on instructions or specific objectives. This is an entry level distribution operator position involving the construction, operation, and maintenance of the City’s water distribution system. Employees of this classification shall have demonstrated their ability to perform independently and with a minimum of instruction in the varied functions to which assigned. Employees with specialized training may be included in this class. To be successful, this employee must be able to demonstrate the initiative to learn the basic knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to the operations and maintenance of water pumping, storage and distribution systems. Possess the educational desire for continuous learning, training and the ability to study to obtain and maintain a Water Distribution Operator Certification. Prefer an individual with basic computer skills and knowledge in current systems used by the Water Division including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and other software programs related to water asset management. This employee must demonstrate the ability to identify and resolve problems; effectively communicate to both team members and members of the community; and be attentive to detail. Demonstrate a mechanical aptitude; read and interpret documents in the English language, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals; write in English; add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions as directed. This position entails some shift work, weekends, or holidays as assigned.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Trains/learns all phases of operations and maintenance Any one position may not include all duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed in positions of this class. Assists in the installation of water mainline pipe, installing water mainline valves and fire hydrants, installing water services, repairing and replacing water meters, valves, hydrants, and meter settings. Assists Meter Services staff from Utility Billing Department as assigned. Working as part of a work crew, completes leak repairs in the water and geothermal distribution system. Operates and maintains utilities-related machinery and equipment as assigned. Routinely operates a variety of vehicles and light to heavy equipment. Independently checks pumps, reservoirs, pressures, and chlorination equipment for proper operating conditions as assigned. Collects and accurately records readings from pump station flow meters, pressure gauges, disinfectant residual levels, and other data and information related to water utility operations. Follows written procedures and protocol to evaluate and distinguish normal and abnormal conditions within the water system. Performs a variety of routine and custodial tasks.

Must have standard high school education (12 years or equivalent) or General Equivalency Degree (GED). Must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties, knowledge of basic utility tools and their proper use, and must possess basic knowledge of computers and related software applications. Must have passed the Water Distribution Operator Grade I Examination with a passing grade of 70%, and demonstrate through application, all knowledge required to achieve the Grade I Certification, as outlined by Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Services Operator Certification Rules. Must possess and maintain valid Oregon Driver’s License and must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within six months of hire.

SALARY: AFSCME Grade 4: $3,173.00 per month

Application packets must be obtained from and returned to Worksource Oregon, 801 Oak Ave, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, 541.883.5630Position is open until filled.