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.

Airport Operations Specialist

The City of Klamath Falls Airport is accepting applications for the position of Airport Operations Specialist.


n 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 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)

Applicants can obtain a complete application packet HERE. This position will remain open until filled.

Equipment Operator I

The City of Klamath Falls is currently accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator I in the Streets Division of the Public Works Department. This is an AFSCME represented position. Under general supervision, an employee in this position performs skilled work in operating light to medium equipment, involving considerable manipulative skills. Work assignments are generally given verbally for the more routine duties; special tasks may be accompanied by written work orders. The work is generally performed independently and is checked for compliance with instruction, observation of safe practices, and care of equipment. An employee of this class is subject to call for duty at all times. Performs related duties as required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts is exposed to but not limited to extreme outside weather conditions, vibration, fumes, or airborne particles and occasionally toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. An employee in this position must withstand exposure to variable weather conditions and continuous hours of duty. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Operates vehicles and pieces of equipment including man basket truck (aerial platform), street sweeper, single axel truck, dump body/flatbed with sanders and plows, forklift with man basket, grade tractor (front), front end loader IT (integrated tool carrier) with all attachments except blower, mobile concrete mixer trailer, asphalt recycler, bumper mounted crack seal pot, asphalt tack pot trailer, signs and barricade trailer and air compressors, jack hammer, sand blaster pot. Performs minor preventative maintenance, and makes minor repairs to equipment and necessary adjustments to controls. When necessary, assists an operator II in repainting or maintaining traffic markings including thermo plastic applications. Generally operates light to medium equipment used in right-of-way maintenance and repair. Including but not limited to manually operated gas powered, pneumatic powered and electric powered hand tools and equipment required for maintaining a street right of way. Performs work necessary to assist working crews when not actively engaged in vehicle preparation. Knowledge of light to medium equipment; preventative maintenance and repair of equipment. Setting up and maintaining a safe traffic control plan and work zones. A basic understanding of road construction and pavement maintenance in and out of the right of way, concrete forming, placement and finishing (preferred). Basic understanding of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Basic computer skills (preferred) knowledge in current system used by Streets Division. Tapco sign system, pavement management system, word, excel. Skill in safe operating of basic hand and power tools and/or construction equipment. Ability to work any shift assigned or hours designated; including but not limited to weekends and holidays, exposure to variable weather conditions (hot, cold, wet) and including continuous hours of duty. Ability to read, write, and interpret documents in the English language, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, construction drawings, and write routine reports.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least one (1) year of experience in the operation of power or construction equipment used in electric, street, water, sewer, and/or concrete work. Commercial Driver’s License – class B with air brake required and a current medical examiners certificate, class A Tanker’s endorsement preferred. Oregon Flagger certification, fork lift certification.


AFSCME Grade 4: $3102.00 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


Parks Laborer Position

JM Solutions is accepting applications for two (2) temporary/seasonal Parks Laborer positions for the City of Klamath Falls in the Parks Division of Development Services.


An employee in this position works under the immediate supervision of the Parks Supervisor and is responsible for performing a variety of manual and semiskilled tasks relating to parks maintenance, operations, and construction in City parks and recreational facilities.


• Helps install, repair, and maintain irrigation systems.

• Works with maintenance crew in varied construction and maintenance operations in the park and recreational areas and facilities.

• Operates trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, power driven hand tools, and other pieces of equipment in carrying out general duties.

• Maintains good relations with the public.

• Helps develop and maintain landscaped areas with trees, shrubs, ground cover and lawn.

• Performs routine custodial duties relating to park facilities.


High School Diploma or GED and one year experience in maintenance, construction, grounds keeping work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license at time of appointment. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.


$10.50-$12.00 per hour: DOE. 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday Applicants must apply at JM Solutions located at 513 Main Street, Suite 101, Klamath Falls, OR 97601; Phone number: 541-882-5872