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 Workers' Compensation programs.

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

Support Services Director

The City of Klamath Falls is currently accepting applications for the position of Support Services Director.  This positions requires a dynamic and proven leader to participate as a key member of the City’s executive team.  The Support Services Director, reporting directly to the City Manager, leads a team of division managers directly responsible for Human Resources, Finance, Technology Services, Utility Billing, Municipal Court, and City Recorder.  The position is actively involved as an individual contributor in both Finance and Human Resources.  The Director will perform highly complex professional administrative work in both HR and Finance such as recruitment, labor relations, benefit design, classification and compensation studies, budgeting and forecasting, cash management, and financial statement preparation. 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in public and/or public business administration, human resources, finance, accounting, or related field.  10+ years of progressively responsible experience in upper-level management with a proven track record of success.  Master’s degree preferred.

Position is open until filled.  Full job description and recruitment materials are available. Submit your cover letter, current salary, resume, and list of six professional references (who will not be contacted without notifying the candidate) to: sgkirby@klamathfalls.city

Airport Operations Specialist II

An employee in this position works under the immediate supervision of the Airport Operations Manager. The position performs a variety of tasks in overall safety, security, upkeep, and maintenance of runways, taxiways, aprons, buildings, road, grounds, pavements, and associated areas at the airport. This position assists in ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations Part 77 and 139, 49 CFR Part 1542 and Transportation Security Regulations 1540 series, and all other applicable statutes, regulations and requirements to ensure the safety and security of all airport users. This is a non-supervisory position.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following. Performs inspections of airport infrastructure in accordance with FAA certification standards for safety and compliance. Performs wildlife management control, mitigation, and depredation which may include the use of, but is not limited to, firearms, live rounds, pyrotechnic shells, pyrotechnic pistols, traps/snares, or oxygen/propane fired systems. Issues and updates Notices to Airmen (NOTAM’s) for the opening, closing, and condition reporting of the airfield as necessary. Works in conjunction with Oregon Air National Guard and other outside agencies to remove snow from roadways, parking lots, walkways, and airfield pavements, as well as performing and reporting timely airport surface assessments during periods of inclement winter weather. Ensures compliance with TSA 1542 through conducting inspections of the airport terminal and perimeter security inspections. Operates, inspects and performs preventative maintenance on various types of equipment and vehicles. Interacts with local, state, and federal agencies along with airport rescue firefighting units and performing duties and responsibilities as required by the Airport Emergency Plan during emergency situations. Escorts and monitors individuals on airfield operations area. Helps plan and perform general maintenance of airport facilities ensuring compliance with FAA requirements and regulations. Handles inquires and requests from the public, tenants, as well as outside agencies with the highest level of customer service and professionalism. Assists with general oversight of airport and tenant construction projects for safety and regulatory compliance. Completes written & electronic inspection and correction reports, work logs and reports, and other recording or reporting consistent with work related activity. Must be able to work any shift or hours assigned, including overtime, weekends, and holidays, as required.
Must be able to pass a comprehensive ten (10) year criminal history background check and complete training consistent with TSA and Airport related security requirements. A Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Airport Management, Business Administration, or a closely related field with one (1) year experience in airport operations or administration or all of the following
  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in airport operations or administration at a commercial service airport;
  • At least two of the following:
    • Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist Certification
    • Airfield Lighting Maintenance Seminar completion
    • Airfield Paint Maintenance Seminar completion
    • Airport Certified Employee- Airport Security Certification
    • Airport Certified Employee- Operations Certification
    • Airport Certified Employee- Airfield Lighting Maintenance Certification
    • Airport Certified Employee- Communications Certification
Demonstrate written/practical knowledge of FAA 14CFR Part 139 regulations and 49 CFR 1540/1542 regulations. Demonstrate written/practical knowledge for inspection, maintenance, operation, calibration of airfield systems, facility & building systems, equipment & tools, pavement repair, and landscape & similar associated systems. Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License and obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement within six (6) months of hire. Must be able to complete initial and advanced training and seminars relating to airport operations, safety, and systems maintenance.

SALARY: AFSCME GRADE 6 ($3,634 - $4,435 per month)
Applications packets available HERE or by calling 541-883-5317. Submit applications via email to tthompson@klamathfalls.city or by USPS to City of Klamath Falls, ATTN: Human Resources, 226 S. 5th Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601. Applications accepted until position is filled. 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 January 11, 2017