Public Utility Worker 2 – Parks Operations

City of Gresham
June 25, 2024
Gresham, OR
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Job Summary: The City of Gresham is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time position as a Public Utility Worker 2 (PUW 2) in our Parks Operations team of Parks & Recreation Services. The Public Utility Worker 2 – Parks position performs regular and recurring installation, maintenance, and repair activities for City parks, open spaces, systems and facilities.

Job Responsibilities:
• Use a variety of hand and power-operated tools and equipment such as shovels, picks, hand and small riding mowers, tapping machine, power hacksaw, drills, jackhammer, welders, compressor, and portable concrete saw.
• Operate all departmental heavy equipment as directed including backhoe, loaders, dump truck, mower and tractor.
• Research maps and related records. Use City Graphic Information System (GIS) to locate City properties, easements, etc.
• Operate light-duty trucks in picking up and delivering materials and supplies and to collect and remove debris from different locations as assigned.
• Perform traffic control and flagging duties as required.
• Control vegetation by applying pesticides and other removal techniques in accordance with state regulations around public works structures and work sites.
• Respond to public inquiries and service requests in a courteous and timely manner. Please see linked job bulletin for more details about job responsibilities.

Required Skills and Qualifications: 
• High School diploma or G.E.D. and • One to four years of experience in landscape maintenance, facilities maintenance, or general construction.
• Valid driver's license
• Good driving record (as defined by our driving matrix below)
• Must be at least 18 years old at time of hire Candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain the following certifications within six months after hire. The City will provide the training necessary to obtain these certifications upon hire.
• Oregon or Washington Commercial Class A driver's license with Air Brakes and Tanker endorsements
• Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)Flagger Certification
• First Aid & CPR/AED Certification
• Confined Space Certification

Compensation: $54,225.00 - $69,192.00 Annually

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