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.


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. With a starting salary of $4,684/month, plus an excellent benefits package and a professional work environment, this position is 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. 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.

Please see the full job description and application. Applications must be submitted to City of Klamath Falls Human Resources and may be delivered one of the following ways: physical address: 226 S. 5th St. Klamath Falls, OR, 97601; mail: PO Box 237, Klamath Falls, OR, 97601; email: tthompson@klamathfalls.city ; or fax: 541-883-5395. Human Resources may be contacted at 541-883-5317.

Applications will be accepted through February 27, 2018. Testing is scheduled March 9 and 10, 2018 for successful applicants. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Mission

To serve our community with courage and integrity while protecting the rights of all individuals. To maintain an innovative, visionary workforce, dedicated to working with our community to enhance public safety through education, prevention and enforcement.

POLICING WITH PURPOSE


WASTEWATER COLLECTIONS CERTIFIED OPERATOR 

or

COLLECTIONS OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING (only one position is open)

The City of Klamath Falls is accepting applications for either a Certified Wastewater Collections Operator or a Collections Operator-in-Training. Currently there is only one (1) Wastewater Collections position open. An employee in this position works under the supervision of the Wastewater Collections Supervisor and/or Wastewater 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 with 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 replacements of sewer/storm lines. Enters confined spaces, provide traffic control as needed and is responsible to wear/use all PPE. Enters and closes work request; utilizing the City computerized maintenance management program, down load flow meters, pump station operations, pump readings, assists other division, such as snow removal, 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 a safe working order.

REQUIRED:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). State of Oregon Wastewater Collection Operator Grade I Certification. If hired as an OIT, must pass the State of Oregon Wastewater Collections Operator Grade I Examination within one year of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License. Must obtain an Oregon CLASS B with airbrake and tanker endorsement license; must obtain and maintain an Oregon Commercial Driver’s License within six (6) months of hire. 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 Wastewater Division including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Tyler. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and fit-for-duty.

SALARY: AFSCME Union Grade 4 starting wage at $3,173.00 per month

Application packets which include supplemental questions must be obtained from and returned to Worksource Oregon, 801 Oak Ave, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, 541.883.5630. You may go to www.klamathfalls.city for additional information. Position is open until filled.

MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

The City of Klamath Falls Management Fellowship Program is designed to attract top post-graduates interested in developing their local government careers. The Program provides talented individuals with the opportunity to develop the professional experience necessary to become tomorrow's local government leaders.

  • Professional Development Opportunity
  • High-Impact Project Experience
  • Competitive Compensation Package

Find out more HERE.

Fellowshipflyer


JUNIOR ENGINEER

SUMMARY
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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.

REQUIRED
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.

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 (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.

SALARY

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

 


AIRPORT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST 

The City of Klamath Falls Airport is accepting applications for two (2) Airport Operations Specialist positions.

SUMMARY
An employee in this position works under the immediate direction and supervision of the Airport Operations Manager. The position performs a variety of tasks relating to the overall safety, security, upkeep, and maintenance of runways, taxiways, aprons, buildings, road, grounds, pavements, and associated areas, to include snow removal at the airport. This position assists in ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations Part 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulations 1540 series, and all other applicable statutes, regulations and requirements to ensure the safety and security of all airport users.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Perform inspections of airport infrastructure in accordance with FAA certification standards for safety and compliance. Perform 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. Issue and update Notices to Airmen (NOTAM’s) for the opening, closing, and condition reporting of the airfield as necessary. Work 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. Ensure compliance with 49 CFR 1542 through conducting inspections of the airport terminal and perimeter security inspections. Operate of various types of equipment and vehicles. Interact with local, state, and federal agencies along with airport rescue firefighting units and perform duties as required by the Airport Emergency Plan during emergency situations. Help plan and perform general maintenance of airport facilities including limited electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, carpentry, painting, equipment repair, landscape and tree maintenance, irrigation control and maintenance, concrete and asphalt maintenance including patching, paving, and crack sealing, manual and automatic gate/lock systems, fence repair, and related work. Completes written and 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, on call periods, and holidays, as assigned.

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.
OR
High School Diploma, or its equivalent, and four (4) years of experience working at a commercial service, military, or general aviation airport directly involved in daily airport operations. Demonstrate written/practical knowledge of 14 CFR 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 and similar associated systems.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:
Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License within thirty (30) days of hire 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 with starting wage of $3,718 per month)

Please go to www.klamathfalls.city for an application and job description. Application with cover letter, resume, and any supporting documentation may be submitted to recruitment@klamathfalls.city. Positions open until filled.

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 December 14, 2017


JOURNEYMAN MAINTENANCE WORKER - ELECTRICIAN 

The City of Klamath Falls is accepting applications for a Journeyman Maintenance Worker – Electrician.

SUMMARY
An employee in this position works under the direction and supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for performing a variety of skilled tasks involving the maintenance and upkeep of City facilities and operations. This is a non-supervisory position. Job offers will be subject to a favorable criminal history background investigation, driving record, and drug screen. In addition, candidates must provide fingerprints and pass Oregon State Police CJIS security background check to obtain CJIS Security Level 1 clearance, as well as complete training consistent with TSA and Airport related security requirements.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following. Performs maintenance and repairs to City facilities and operations. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical controls and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s). Works with the City SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. Works with the City Water and Wastewater systems. Installs and repairs street lighting and traffic control equipment. Performs carpentry work such as framing, finish work, and texturing and painting. Operates vehicles such as basket truck, flat-bed truck, etc. Performs equipment inspection and preventative maintenance on all equipment used in course of work. Knowledge of and ability to conduct maintenance procedures; electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work; tools, equipment, methods and materials used in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work. Skills in maintenance, repair, and construction. Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; add, subtract, multiply, and divide; ability to read blueprints; apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; work any shift or hours assigned; assume and perform all duties with limited supervision.

REQUIRED
Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three to five (3-5) years of experience in maintenance, construction work, or related field.

Required Licenses/Certifications:
Must possess journeyman-level and maintain an Oregon State General Journeyman Electrical License. Ability to obtain and maintain an Oregon Driver’s License and Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at time of hire. CDL must be obtained within six months of hire. Confined Space certification required within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications:
Possess a Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME).

SALARY

AFSCME GRADE 7 with starting wage of $3,757 per 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 December 16, 2017