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.


UTILITY BILLING CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT

An employee in this position works under the immediate supervision of the Utility Billing Manager.  This employee is responsible for all information related to the accurate and timely billing of City utility accounts.  The Customer Service Agent is responsible for updating, correcting, adjusting and adding to the existing utilities database on the City computer system.  The employee in this position must have the ability to effectively respond to verbal, written, and telephone requests for explanation of billing questions, requests for connection of services, or discontinuance of service, and requests for customer service regarding possible leaks, misreads, or meter maintenance.  This is a non-supervisory position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Can perform the duties of Cashier as assigned.  Assists customers and co-workers by telephone or in person in a courteous responsible and knowledgeable manner, relating information regarding City utilities.  Quotes established charges to customers according to policy.  Performs daily data entry to update system with customer orders for connects and disconnects, as well as customer information, including mailing address changes, etc.  Posts meter readings from work orders to customer accounts and checks meter work orders for abnormal high and low consumption.  Prepares service orders for “field” employees and schedules the timely return of service orders to allow data entry prior to billing.  Prepares “Consumption, No Signer” (CNS) orders, and schedules disconnection of service when appropriate.  Calculates and enters adjustments into computer system for misreads, leaks, miscellaneous sewer and water adjustments, and new account fees; calculates and enters any “special” billings into computer system; and updates “meter-change out” information.  Processes utility billing on monthly basis, including scheduling of billing cycles, review of billing “exceptions report” for abnormalities.  Posts or transfers security deposits; refunds deposits to accounts with appropriate credit history criteria; adjusts closed accounts with credit balances.  Schedules, produces, and mails “Final Notice” letters for billing cycles.  Schedules and implements disconnection of service on appropriate delinquent accounts.  Monitors closed delinquent accounts and submits to collection agency when deemed uncollectible. Reviews collection agency statements for accuracy and process for payment. Generates monthly financial reports, as directed, for accounting and record keeping purposes.  Calculate fees and customer payments/determines outstanding balances/pay off figure/determines payment plans for customers.  Processes payments/adjustments received from collection agency.  Provides adequate back up of other positions as required due to normal absences.  Cross training will be required.

REQUIRED:  

Education and/or experience:  

High School diploma or general education degree (GED); Associate Degree in a field relative to job duties or 4 years equivalent work experience; with emphasis on telephone communications and customer service, office and computer skills. Two years’ experience with computerized accounting systems; demonstrated proficiency with ten-key by touch; and computer keyboard data entry at a minimum of 60 WPM. Knowledge and ability to operate related equipment (i.e. computer, FAX, copier, etc.)  Job offer for this position contingent on the individual passing a drug screening.

SALARY: AFSCME Grade 5:  $3475 per month

Application packets must be obtained from and returned to Worksource Oregon, 801 Oak Ave, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, 541.883.5630.  Application packets will only be issued to candidates who complete a minimum of 60 WPM typing test through Worksource Oregon.  This position closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 6, 2018.

The City of Klamath Falls is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). 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 29, 2018


WASTEWATER COLLECTIONS CERTIFIED OPERATOR

OR

COLLECTIONS OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING

(1) Position is open for this current posting

The City of Klamath Falls is accepting applications for the position of either a Collections Operator-in-Training or a Collections Operator I. There is only one (1) position open for this current in-house posting for Wastewater Collections. An employee in this position works under the supervision of the Wastewater Collection Supervisor and/or Water Recovery Manager.

To be successful, this employee must be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and resolve problems; effectively communicate to both team members and members of the community; and be attentive to detail. This position requires an individual that works well in a team setting and who has strong leadership skills. The City desires an individual that is career oriented and looking for future growth in the operation of the Water Recovery Division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Standard knowledge of DEQ and EPA environmental regulations as pertaining to the operations and maintenance of a wastewater collection system, provide routine maintenance, operate equipment to perform the cleaning and inspection practices of a wastewater collection system. Performs all phases of operations and maintenance as pertains to the wastewater treatment collections/storm-water conveyance systems. Operates and maintains a variety of wastewater cleaning, inspection and excavating equipment in the routine maintenance, repairs and or replaces sewer/storm lines. Enters confined spaces, provides traffic control as needed and is responsible to wear/use all PPE. Enters and closes work requests; utilizes the City computerized maintenance management program, downloads flow meters, pump station operations, pump readings, assists other Division tasks, such as snow removal and Utility Billing Information Engineering data. Installs wastewater collection system pipe, fittings, and appurtenances, such as, Cured in Place Pipe Patch (CIPP) and/or open trench pipe repairs/replacements. Enters work-related documentation daily in the collection log book. Is familiar with City codes, resolutions, policies, and follows required City safety practices. Keeps all equipment, vehicles and tools clean and in safe working order.

REQUIRED:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License. Must obtain an Oregon Commercial Driver’s License - Class B with tanker endorsement within six (6) months of hire. If hired as an OIT, must pass the State of Oregon Wastewater Collections Operator Grade I Examination within eighteen months of employment. Must obtain State of Oregon Traffic Control and Confined Space Entry/Attendant certifications within 90 days of hire date. Prefer an individual with basic computer skills and knowledge in current systems used by the Water Recovery Division including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Tyler.

SALARY: AFSCME Union Grade 4 starting wage at $3,268.00 per month

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

The City of Klamath Falls is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). 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 28, 2018


PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT

An employee in this position works under the immediate supervision of the Finance Manager. This employee performs complex technical work involved in the preparation and maintenance of City payroll records and reports, including compiling payroll data from time sheets, coding and balancing payroll system input forms, verifying, and reconciling benefit enrollments and payroll records, distributing paychecks, and answering payroll related questions for employees and supervisors. An employee of this level is also assigned special projects and other duties of an accounting nature by the Finance Manager and/or the Senior Accountant.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Reviews time sheets for accuracy by using a calculator to add time worked, holiday pay, overtime and shift differential. Compiles, codes, and transcribes such items as leave, vacations, benefit enrollments, benefit changes, withholding changes, voluntary deductions and salary advances using time sheets, code books and PAFs (personnel action forms). Uses calculations to compute and prepare payroll summary reflecting all changes, additions, deletions, and balances of current payroll. Calculations may be performed using Microsoft Excel or other payroll software to input, calculate, and display payroll information. Sorts and distributes payroll checks to organizational units. Prepares employee authorized direct bank deposits.
Completes payroll related report forms such as federal and state quarterly withholding deposits, PERS, and workers compensation payment transmittals. Prepares W-2s and reconciles to the federal and state quarterly reports. Reconciles voluntary deduction checks for items such as AFLAC insurance, United Way, 401(k) and 457 contributions and distributes them to appropriate service providers. Answers questions regarding payroll for employees and supervisors. This position processes wage garnishments and prepares miscellaneous summary reports for union dues, credit union adjustments and other miscellaneous deductions. Confirms the accuracy and completeness of enrollment applications for voluntary deductions. Maintains files of payroll forms, records and printouts. Performs month-end and year-end close out of computer applications. Performs annual salary and benefit reconciliations at year-end for the auditors. Performs various work papers in support of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), including calculations of compensated absences at year-end and records to the General Ledger. Special projects as assigned by the Finance Manager and/or Senior Accountant. Due to the repetitive nature of the work, this position performs work independently; the employee is responsible for meeting established deadlines throughout the month, quarter or year. The payroll system is incorporated into the City’s accounting system and other supervisors review it for accuracy and internal controls. Employees in this position follow City accounting policies and procedures, state and federal laws governing tax withholding, retirement, social security and workers compensation, salary administration provisions of union contracts, applicable tax laws, and IRS rulings.

REQUIRED:
Education and/or experience:
A.A. Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience performing accounting with a governmental entity;
Five (5) years of progressive experience working with the public, with demonstrated skills in customer relations; and two (2) years of experience troubleshooting accounting/data processing systems.
Prior payroll experience is desirable.

SALARY: $4328/mo - $6060/mo DOE

Click here for a standard City of Klamath Falls APPLICATION and JOB DESCRIPTION. Application with cover letter, resume, and any supporting documentation may be submitted to recruitment@klamathfalls.city. Position open until filled.

The City of Klamath Falls is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). 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.


JUNIOR ENGINEER

This is an entry-level City position for a civil engineering professional and requires a bachelor’s degree (BS) from a four-year college or university in Civil Engineering; emphasis in design and construction management of: water, sewer, storm water, and roadway infrastructure is preferred.

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 projects. Incumbents may advance to the next level, Assistant Engineer, based upon successful performance during the probationary period and obtaining the Fundamentals of Engineering Certification (FE) as well as the staffing needs of the City. This is a non-supervisory position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • 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 completed on time and within budget
  • Perform professional level complex engineering calculations
  • Consult with and provide information to contractors, developers, departments, agencies and the public
  • Coordinate engineering projects between contractors and the City
  • Prepare professional level correspondence, reports, agenda items, project recommendations or other written material for staff, management, or Council Perform project management and inspection duties and documentation of private and public construction projects
  • Perform project management and inspection duties and documentation of private and public construction projects
  • Administer and enforce City codes and standards on engineering projects

REQUIRED
Education and/or Experience:

This is an entry level position for the civil engineering professional and requires a bachelor's degree (BS) from four-year college or university in Civil Engineering; emphasis in design and construction management of: water, geothermal, sewer, storm water, and roadway infrastructure is preferred.

License/Certifications:
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 months of employment. Other certificates related to the job duties are desirable, such as 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.

SALARY: AFSCME Grade 7: Starting wage of $3,870.00 per month + full benefits package.

To submit an application for this position, a City of Klamath Falls job application can be found HERE and job description can be found HERE.  Applications will not be considered without a City job application.

Email complete job application and resume to: recruitment@klamathfalls.city.  The City of Klamath Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


POLICE OFFICER

The City of Klamath Falls Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officer. This position is responsible for patrol and investigative law enforcement activities. Salary of $4,684-$5749 per month DOE with additional incentive packages up to 12% of base salary plus an excellent benefits package and a professional work environment, making this position extremely competitive. The City of Klamath Falls is a great place to work!

Required: Be a citizen of the United States or a nonimmigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association within 18 months of hire date, minimum age 21, high school diploma or GED, and a valid Oregon Driver’s License. A bachelor’s degree, law enforcement experience and/or military experience is preferred but not required. Reserve or lateral transfer preferred. Job offers for this position are contingent on the individual passing a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation, psychological exam, and DPSST fitness and written tests. Signing Bonus of up to $1000 upon successful completion of training.

Please see the side box for full job description, application, and important information about tests. Applications must be submitted to City of Klamath Falls Human Resources and may be submitted one of the following ways: physical address: 226 S. 5th St. Klamath Falls, OR, 97601; mail: PO Box 237, Klamath Falls, OR, 97601; EMAIL; or fax: 541-883-5395. H.R. phone number is 541-883-5317.

Positions open until filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)


PART-TIME LIFEGUARDS

Ella-redkey-poolUnder direction of the Ella Redkey Pool Supervisor, Lifeguards enforce policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of guests using the pool to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for all patrons. Lifeguards also perform various tasks in relation to the day-to-day operations of the City Pool. The Ella Redkey Municipal Pool is a geothermal heated outdoor pool.  This unique pool is connected to the City’s geothermal heating system keeping the pool temperature up to 85 degrees.  Some of the many programs offered by the Ella Redkey Pool include lap, open, masters and family swims, swim lessons, water aerobics, private parties, special events, fundraisers and much more! Compensation: $10.50 per hour.  

Job offers for this position are contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Lifeguards must be 15 years of age or older.  High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) for all candidates over 18 years of age.  ARC Lifeguard Certification includes CPR, CPR pro, First Aid and AED).  Knowledge of pool safety rules and regulations including: lifeguarding and equipment used for patron safety and rescue; facility emergency action plan and procedures; competitive swim strokes; handling money/cash register; office equipment; phone system; basic math; spelling and English grammar.

Please see FULL JOB DESCRIPTION and APPLICATION.  Positions open until filled.

Applications must be submitted to Brielle George, Ella Redkey Pool Supervisor at 1805 Main Street.  Please call in advance at 541-273-1477.