Utility Worker III- Water Quality

City of West Linn | West Lynn, OR

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Posted Date 1/11/2022

How does every other Friday off, excellent benefits and a great work environment sound? How about employer paid retirement, 10 vacation days per year to start, and a Health Savings Account. The City of West Linn offers all of the above and is accepting applications for a Utility Worker III  - Water Quality in the Public Works Water Department.  No cover letter or resume required.  
Responsible for citywide compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements stemming from the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, and NPDES Permit. Collects and documents water samples, maintains data to support water quality related documentation, and reporting. Expected to review construction plans, perform inspections, assist with mapping updates, and write correspondence related to the above.  Performs a variety of operations maintenance in water and storm water as required and may act as a lead crew worker when assigned.
 Examples of Duties

  • Contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with contacts specific to them and positions outside the City organization.
  • Receives instructions and work assignments from the Operations Supervisor. Must explain tasks and assist employees in solving problems while ensuring quality control.  Can be assigned responsibility for job site leadership of crew in absence of supervisor and may be required to operate specialized equipment.
  • Maintains data sets using/managing, spreadsheets, tables, and databases.
  • Performs field investigations/verifications using construction plans, flow monitoring and field sampling equipment, mapping systems, and other data collection devices.
  • Investigates customer concerns about water quality. Obtains specific information concerning color, odor, clarity, and location. Collects drinking/storm water samples for bacteriological and chemical analysis. Transports samples to laboratory for testing. Understands technical test results to assist in identifying concerns, trends, sampling errors, etc. Discusses results and laboratory analysis with complainant with recommendations for corrective measures as directed by supervisory staff.
  • Collects samples in compliance with the requirements of EPA and the State of Oregon mandated sampling programs, both DEQ and Health Authority. Performs routine field tests for chlorine residuals and other water quality parameters. Maintains water quality and system operation records, files, and reports in accordance with requirements.
  • Assists with new city infrastructure construction to ensure compliance with standards. Assists with cross-connectionprogram.Assists with utility operation and maintenance.
  • Assists with written correspondence and preparation of reports as assigned by supervisory staff. Reports to regulatory agencies must comply with those agency's requirements concerning information reported and format parameters. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the Environmental Services and WaterDivision 


  •  The position typically requires an Associate's degree in engineering, biology, chemistry or related field with some level of related job experience. Alternatively candidates with at least three years of related job experience combined with two years of college credits related to the field of engineering, biology, chemistry, environmental science may be considered for the position.
  •  Must have and maintain a valid Class B Oregon Commercial Driver's License at the time of appointment.
  • Must have and maintain a Water Distribution II (Level III desirable) certificate issued by Oregon Health Authority at the time of appointment.
  • Current backflow testers license and cross connection specialist certification desirable.

$27.32 - $35.48 (Hourly Wage)

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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