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This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.



Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Competitive compensation package:

Annual Salary Range: $73,055 – $98,625

Hourly Pay Rate: $35.12 – $47.41

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions. 

Generous paid time off package, including:

  • 4.8 weeks of vacation per year
  • 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
  • 8 hours per month sick leave accrual

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

  • A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • A Choice of Dental Plans
  • Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
  • Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
  • A variety of optional benefits (see Benefits section below)
  • Longevity pay

This is a full time (40 hours per week) non-represented group 2 County position.

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  • Do you envision yourself in a role that allows you to use your leadership skills to develop and support employees, to foster a collaborative work environment, and to contribute to organizational effectiveness and success?
  • Are you knowledgeable in structure and function of surface water, stormwater and wastewater collection systems?
  • Do you enjoy taking on challenges and turning them into opportunities?
  • Are you ready to serve as a Change Agent in a fast-paced environment by effectively managing and leading change and innovation?
  • Do you thrive working in a team environment and are invested in team success?
  • Do you have exceptional skills in building partnerships through a commitment to providing excellent customer service?
  • Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Field Operations Supervisor at the Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES). If selected for this position, you will be responsible for supervising, planning and managing the operation, maintenance, condition assessment, and inspection of the wastewater collection system and for the surface and stormwater systems that convey, detain, and remove pollutants in runoff from developed properties. You will have an opportunity to use WES’s asset management system to coordinate and schedule inspection and maintenance activities. Some of the most critical components of this position include providing administrative support to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations regarding collection and surface water system management, providing data for reporting, and being responsible for meeting performance metrics for the Field Operations Program.

We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in producing clean water and protecting water quality for the residents within our communities. To that end, we are searching for an experienced individual, who is motivated to promote and foster a collaborative, partnership-focused, respectful, equitable and supportive environment while demonstrating leadership skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Lead work experience that may include leading projects, programs or initiatives, or leading the work of others, such as providing daily work direction and/or scheduling, assigning work, checking completed work, and training
  • Experience working with machinery and equipment, used in construction or production manufacturing, operation, inspection, and maintenance
  • Experience interpreting regulatory compliance standards
  • Experience building preventative maintenance and/or production, or construction project schedules
  • Experience overseeing projects and ensuring their completion within the established time frames and budget guidelines
  • Experience researching and compiling data or gathering information for reports
  • Experience identifying occupational hazards, applying safety precautions, and ensuring safe operation of construction and maintenance equipment and/or manufacturing production
  • Experience providing excellent customer service to the public as well as to other external and internal stakeholders within various levels of organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:
    • Strong communication skills, including ability to explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various levels of technical knowledge and skill
    • Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects within time constraints and competing deadlines
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong active/reflective listening skills
    • Knowledge of various methods and commitment to promote and foster a supportive and collaborative work environment
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies, vendors, contractors, other county departments, co-workers and the public
    • Ability to quickly adapt to a continuously changing environment and shift priorities accordingly
  • Incumbent is subject to 24 hour “on call” availability and will perform after-hours emergency response on a call-out basis.
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Learn more about the County’s driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Supervisory experience, including assigning work, training staff, preparing and reviewing team or individual performance appraisals, correcting performance deficiencies and recommending corrective actions
  • Experience supervising within a union environment
  • Experience working with machinery and equipment used for repair of wastewater and stormwater conveyance infrastructure
  • Experience preparing and administering budgets
  • Experience preparing or interpreting schedules for construction, maintenance or prduction manufacturing projects
  • Experience reading and interpreting contracts
  • Experience ensuring specifications, equipment and project compliance with County, State, and/or Federal requirements
  • Experience working with an inventory management system and/or a work order tracking system
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Possession of the Wastewater Collection System Operation Certification, Grade Level IV, issued by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook

Other Qualifications:

  • Within Six (6) Months of Hire:
    • Possession of Oregon Confined Space Entry Certification
    • Possession of Oregon Competent Person Certification
  • Within One (1) Year of Hire:
    • Possession of the Wastewater Collection System Operation Certification, Grade Level I, issued by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Within Three (3) Years of Hire: 
    • Preferred (not required): Possession of the Wastewater Collection System Operation Certification, Grade Level IV, issued by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervises and directs the daily work of regular and temporary employees; plans, schedules, assigns and reviews work; approves absences and overtime; trains and provides technical assistance to staff; analyzes and resolves work problems; participates in personnel actions, including hiring, disciplinary action and performance evaluations; facilitates participation of team members in work activities.
  • Provides quality customer service support to County operations and other municipalities; responds to and works to resolve service requests, complaints and inquiries; supports facility tours and public information meetings; answers technical questions and explains surface water and wastewater collection systems.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements collection and surface water system operation and maintenance programs based on a data driven approach; develops preventive maintenance program schedules and standards; oversees regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance activities; routinely uses WES’s asset management system to identify maintenance and repair requirements, estimates project time and materials, and prioritize routine and emergency activities; reviews construction plans for system extensions for acceptance and conducts final inspections; assesses effectiveness of programs and procedures; recommends changes and improvements in verbal or written form for consideration/implementation;
  • Participates as part of a multi-disciplinary team of supervisory personnel responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of wastewater and surface water collection and treatment systems.
  • Develops and recommends annual work plan and budget, including managing contracted services,  intergovernmental agreements, , monitoring and controlling expenditures; oversee and coordinate special projects and contracted services; coordinates operations with other teams and personnel within and outside of the department; assists in the design and construction management of collection and surface water system components.
  • Evaluates, recommends and purchases equipment and other materials; prepares, develops and reviews specifications for purchases, describing the characteristics of the items desired; contacts vendors to research and analyze information; coordinates with WES Administration and County Procurement regarding compliance with solicitation, contract documents, bid invitations, and requests for proposals.
  • Ensures compliance with safety procedures and regulations; assists in planning and implementing safety and technical training programs; develops written procedures for maintenance activities; reviews safety concerns and suggestions; interprets and complies with regulatory compliance standards.
  • Supervises the operation, inspection, maintenance, realignment, relocation and repair of surface and storm water installations, sewer lines, access holes, and pump station equipment, machinery and instruments; supports inspections of new construction; directs main line tap-ins, utility locates and vector control initiatives; coordinates the generation of auxiliary power when needed, and organizes emergency bypass pumping or hauling with tanker trucks as needed.


Duties involve some exposure to bacteria, viruses and toxins in wastewater, chemicals, exhaust fumes, and dust, loud noises, and vibration. Some duties involve exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazardous locations, such as streets, live sewers, confined underground areas and on elevated platforms.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday.

Please Note: At this time, due to COVID-19 adjustments to our operations, work location and work hours are subject to change. 

Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.  Application

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.  Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


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Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date.  You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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