Environmental Systems Maintenance Technician

  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, United States
Full Time Government

Job Description

The Position

The City of Portland is currently hiring multiple Environmental Systems Maintenance Technicians to join the Portland Bureau of Transportation.   ESMT's are responsible for investigating sanitary sewer and storm water collection systems; and locating, inspecting, and documenting findings regarding the condition, maintenance and repair needs.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs sewer system inspections, responds to sewage releases and flooding events by dye testing, operating inspection equipment as well as other locating equipment in order to document and provide information; makes audio/video recording of collection systems, documenting conditions and repair needs
  • Coordinates and leads the work activities of a crew; determines connections to sewers, or source problems; checks records of existing sewer system for connections; draws information on sewer system maps or creates new sewer system connection records.
  • Uses GPS equipment to document locations of assets in the sanitary and stormwater collection systems.
  • Investigates to locate source of reported illegal materials entering in the sewer system; locates sources of system leaks; performs field investigations, including flooding, and plugged culverts or ditches related to storm water control.
  • Trains other employees in proper methods and equipment used in cleaning and maintaining a sewer system and in the equipment and safety procedures used for inspection of sewer lines, both visually and electronically

 This classification is represented by The Portland City Laborers (PCL).  To view this labor agreement, please go to  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.Environmental Systems Maintenance Technician description imageThe Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city.  We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility.  We keep Portland moving.  For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot.  The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are REQUIRED for this position:

  1. Knowledge and experience of operating and maintaining technical equipment such as CCTV (closed circuit television inspection equipment), locating devices and other related inspection equipment.
  2. Knowledge of CCTV inspections and procedures
  3. Ability and experience providing leadership or training others
  4. Experience utilizing computer software to complete reports
  5. Experience recognizing and describing defects in collection systems
  6. Experience  reading instructions and interpreting quarter-section maps utilizing GIS, as-built maps;

Applicants must also: 

  • Possess a valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire.
  • Possess or obtain a class "A" CDL within 6 months from date of hire (in-house training available)
  • Take and pass a Pre-Placement medical exam
  • Take  and pass a Pre-employment drug test
  • Take and pass a criminal background check

 Please note: Work in this class is typically performed in a field environment. Incumbent is typically required to negotiate rough terrain; to lift up to 50 pounds; to work outdoors in all weather conditions; to be called back to work during emergencies; to work in and around traffic, confined spaces and in hazardous and unknown atmospheres; to wear protective gear.

The Recruitment Process

This will consist of an evaluation of each applicant's answers to the supplemental questions,  work history, education and certificates/license information as demonstrated in their application, weighted 100%. Only those passing the application review for minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.

Job offer is contingent upon verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process and may include an oral interview, reference and criminal history background check, medical exam and a review of driving record. Most or all notifications about next steps for this position will be provided through email at the address used to submit your application. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and / or final selection.

Additional Information

Application InstructionsApplicants must submit a completed application (see sample Work History format and instructions below) online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: Your application and supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications to move on to the work skills demonstration. Please note, a cover letter and resume are NOT required for this recruitment, DO NOT attach them. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your application/answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your experience and/or training, and where obtained clearly reflecting your qualifications for ALL of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section aboveIf you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59PM on the closing date of this recruitment.  Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. Work History Format
Please ensure the following fields are completed when filling out your work experience portion of your application.  
(Please note that volunteer experience that is relatable to the minimum qualifications can be included in the Work Experience portion)

  • Name of Position.
  • Months / Years Worked.
  • Name / Location of Company.
  • Name of Supervisor / Phone number.
  • Duties: For each job include details describing your experience and / or training which clearly address ALL of the minimum qualifications identified in the "To Qualify" section of the announcement that apply to that job.

 Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
Emily Mavraganis
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3314

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer