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.

Parks Maintenance Worker

An employee in this position works under the immediate supervision of the Parks Supervisor and is responsible for performing a variety of manual and semi-skilled tasks relating to maintenance, operation, and construction in City parks and recreational facilities. Works with maintenance crew in varied while performing the duties of this job. Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. Noise level in the work environment is usually loud to very loud.  This is a non-supervisory position.

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

  • Helps install, repair, and maintain irrigation systems.
  • Occasionally operates trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, power-driven hand tools, and other pieces of equipment in carrying out general  duties.
  • Maintains and promotes good relations with the public.
  • Helps develop and maintain landscaped areas with trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and lawns.
  • Performs routine custodial duties relating to park facilities.
  • Performs restoration of cemetery plots/markers; locates and inspects cemetery burial plots and markers.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle, or feel, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear on a frequent to continuous basis.
  • The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or  balance.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Knowledge of: Tools, equipment, methods and materials used in general maintenance and construction work in a park system; grounds keeping and maintenance of park property.

Skill in: Operating, maintaining, and repairing hand tools, power driven hand tools, grounds maintenance and automotive equipment, as required.

Ability to: Perform manual tasks without supervision and to follow oral instructions; keep simple records and make reports; and perform manual tasks and to withstand inclement weather conditions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED and one year experience in maintenance, construction, grounds keeping work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS: Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Motor Vehicle license at time of appointment.
Preferred: Commercial Driver’s License: Class A with Tanker Endorsement or Class B with Air  Brake.

SALARY:    AFSCME Grade 3: $2,966

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.

Posted September 8, 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.