Job Posting: Utility Worker- Landscape

Job Posting: Utility Worker- Landscape

City of Beaverton, Oregon

Utility Worker – Landscape


SALARY: $16.98 – $22.74 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 11/29/17
CLOSING DATE: 12/13/17 04:30 PM
THE POSITION:
A Utility Worker performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor in construction, maintenance or repair operations and may operate trucks and light construction or maintenance equipment.  Individuals in this position require knowledge of safety practices and principles, general practices and principles of construction, repair and maintenance; ability to use hand tools and small equipment, understand equipment manuals, maintain effective working relationships, and to be physically active for several hours at a time. This position is in the Landscape Section.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist the landscape technicians with, pruning, fertilizing, irrigation repair, tree planting, leaf removal, litter removal, edging, and mowing
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace
  • Other duties as assigned
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in general construction and maintenance
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the city’s driving standards
  • Ability to pass reference check, background check, physical and drug screen

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background in landscape maintenance
COMPENSATION:
Salary Range: $16.98-$22.74 per hour

Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; tuition reimbursement program available; public service loan forgiveness program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.

About Beaverton

Beaverton prides itself on being The Best of Oregon. The city is growing and thriving but still has a small town heart and strong sense of community. Beaverton is the sixth largest city in Oregon and was recently named one of the 50 best places to live in America by Money magazine. It is a diverse community of approximately 95,000 people where one-in-three residents are a person of color and 99 different languages are spoken in our schools.

The City of Beaverton is known as an organization that values public service. Our nationally recognized community vision is our beacon. Residents continually give the city high marks, with 71 percent saying things are headed in the right direction. The city’s economic base is strong. The city has consistently been ranked as one of the safest in the Pacific Northwest. Beaverton is known for its quality neighborhoods, parks and schools. There are a full range of housing choices, with new exciting urban housing developments underway in our downtown.

Veteran’s Preference

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. The documentation must indicate honorable discharge from service. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.

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