Utility Worker, Journey

City of Gladstone
May 2, 2023
Gladstone, OR
Job Type


Job Summary:
Performs a variety of skilled maintenance work at the journey-level, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of City streets, water, wastewater, storm drainage facilities and systems and parks and grounds.

Job Responsibilities:
Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew - in maintenance, repair, and construction of the storm, street, wastewater, water, grounds and facility systems; activities include:

  • Pavement cutting, and removal
  • Asphalt installation and repair
  • Concrete pouring and finishing
  • Utility ditch digging and cleaning
  • Construction and maintenance of manholes and catch basins
  • Cleaning of wastewater, storm and water mains, pipe repair
  • Installation and backfilling, cutting, fitting, installation and repairing of water mains, installing taps, service lines and meters
  • Installation of fire hydrants and valves
  • Installation and maintenance of street signs, traffic control lanes, etc.
  • Repair and maintenance of facilities and park areas including sprinkler systems
  • Mowing, raking, weeding, aerating and irrigating turf areas and flowerbeds
  • Fertilizing turf areas and pesticide application
  • Litter and brush pickup

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five (5) years of experience in general maintenance, construction, or landscaping with specific experience or knowledge in regular area of assignment
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the candidates ability to perform the essential functions of the job may be considered
  • Valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License – Class B with tanker and air brake endorsements; driving record must be clean. Class A preferred but not required
  • Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Job related tests as may be required
  • Must successfully pass a criminal history background check and the record must be clear of any criminal convictions for crimes which would preclude the individual
  • Required Certifications/Licenses - Possession of, or ability to obtain within one (1) year if a new hire -
  • First Aid, CPR, AED Certification
  • Public Agency Work Zone Traffic Control training and obtain Flagger's Card
  • Hazardous Material Certification
  • Cave-in Protection/Competent Person Training

Special Requirements:

  • Depending upon area of assignment - possession of at least one of the following -
  • Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • Playground Inspection Certification
  • Oregon Water Distribution Certification (level required for city system)
  • Oregon Wastewater Collection Certification (level required for city system)
  • Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards for unescorted access to certain City facilities

Compensation:  $5026 - $6109 monthly (4% COLA 7/1/23)

Apply Online:
The application packet may be downloaded from the City’s website, https://www.ci.gladstone.or.us/jobs or obtained from: Gladstone City Hall, Human Resources, 18505 Portland Ave., Gladstone, OR 97027. Completed materials must be received at the above address, faxed to 503.557.2761or emailed to: hr@ci.gladstone.or.us. Resumes may be included but will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s Employment Application.

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