summer | Public Works Director in Turner, OR

Public Works Director

  • City of Turner
  • $119,690.00 - 194,740.00 / Year *
  • 6266 Hunsaker Rd SE
  • Turner, OR 97392
  • Full-Time
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Closes: Noon February 1, 2019
THE POSITION The Public Works Director has the primary responsibility for all public works functions, projects and regula-tions, and reports directly to the City Administrator. The position both directs and performs public works op-erations at all levels, from support for the City Administrator as well as field work with line staff. This position will work with the City's management team in the development of capital projects, financial plans, regulatory programs and other strategic initiatives. The position is considered a key element in the City's ongoing flood response preparations and management, and interfaces directly with the City's Police Chief and Fire District supervisors. Please see the Job Description for details. THE DEPARTMENT The primary work functions of the department include water storage and distribution, streets, stormwater, parks and maintenance of other City facilities. (Water treatment as well as sewer collection and treatment are provided under contract by the City of Salem.) The Public Works department interfaces with citizens, vendors and other stakeholders, with a strong customer service focus. Unique aspects of the department include: the water system has been awarded outstanding status by Oregon Health Authority for 10 years; the City is both a phase II MS4 stormwater permittee, as well as a TMDL DMA; primary arterials are under the road authority of Marion County; supplemental street funding provided through City of Salem Metropolitan Planning Organiza-tion. Secondary services of the department include downtown streetscape improvements, development ser-vices, engineering support and flood and winter storm response. The City will be hiring a new seasonal, full time parks position in 2019. The city's engineer of record is AKS Engineering and Forestry, LLC. A new Public Works facility is currently under construction. Capital projects for water, sewer and streets are currently in development for the coming summer. The City of Turner invites applications for Public Works Director (Non-Exempt)
THE CITY Founded in 1905, Turner is situated seven miles from downtown Salem. With a population of just over 2000, it is home to two large lumber mills, Aldersgate Conference Center and the Oregon Christian Convention. Currently growing at the rate of 6% per year, with over 200 approved units, Turner is transitioning from an old timber town, to a modern, full-service community. Recent advancements include: acquisition of a 32 acre park and 70 acre lake; purchase of a gas station and large retail facility for cleanup and redevelopment; establishment of an Urban Renewal District; new construction of a bakery, a tap house and a sports bar in town. Turner is the proud home of Turner Elementary School, a national Title I school award winner. QUALIFICATIONS Candidate must have high school graduation or equivalent, five years of progressively responsible experi-ence in public works or related field with three or more years in a supervisory capacity, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position. College degree is preferred. Must possess a valid Oregon Driver's License. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of construction and maintenance methods, knowledge of administrative and management practices, safety measures, regulatory systems, and special-ized training in water systems. Possession of or ability to obtain water distribution I and II certifications. Additional desirable experience would include: SCADA telemetry system background; CDL license; water dis-tribution level I & II certification. BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION This position is represented by Teamsters 324. The benefit package includes: PERS (City pays employees' 6% share); full family medical, dental and vision; standard holiday, sick and vacation time package; city spon-sored wellness program; on-call compensation. All job related training is paid for by the City. Salary range is $5,500 to $7,100 per month. Further education reimbursement is negotiable. SELECTION PROCESS AND TIME FRAME Application materials are available at: www.cityofturner.org City Jobs, or from City Hall, located at 5255 Chicago Street SE, Turner or by e-mailing ...@cityofturner.org. Employment applications and resumes must be received at Turner City Hall by noon on February 1, 2019. After initial screening, interviews will be scheduled for mid-February. Ideal start date is no later than March 15, 2019. Both criminal background and drug tests will be required as a condition of employment. Drop Off: City of Turner 5255 Chicago St SE Turner, OR 97392 Mail to: City of Turner PO Box 456 Turner, OR 97392
After initial screening, interviews will be scheduled for mid-February. Ideal start date is no later than March 15, 2019. Both criminal background and drug tests will be required as a condition of employment. Statesman Journal. Category: Building Maintenance, Keywords: Public Works Director
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