Seasonal Maintenance Worker (Open Continuous)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $14.64 Hourly

Job Description

The Position

This recruitment will remain open for7 months.Applications will be reviewed every three weeks.The first review period will be 3/11/2019.

The City of Portland is now acceptingapplications for Seasonal Maintenance Workers. Candidates that apply may be considered for aposition in Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Parks & Recreations and Portland Water Bureau.

Theseare seasonal positionsand vary in employment up to a maximum of 1400 hours per calendar year. Wages are $14.64 per hour.

Work is typically performed in a field environment, outdoors in all weather conditions and may require an individual to negotiate rough terrain and lift heavy objects.

Seasonal Maintenance Workers learn to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties, including:
  • Loading and unloading equipment, materials and supplies
  • Assisting with work zone traffic control, placing barricades and flagging traffic
  • Raking, sweeping, shoveling and debris
  • Cleaningdebris from paved surfaces, walks, paths, curbs, manholes, public restrooms, and catch basins
  • Operating sedans, pick-ups, smaller flatbed and dump trucks and other automotive equipment not requiring a Commercial Driver's License to transport employees, materials and equipment to worksites; performing pre- and post-trip safety inspection of vehicles
  • Assisting journey level employees in performing the manual and semi-skilled tasks related to their work
  • Operating a variety of hand-held power tools, including drills, saws, grinders, sanders and other similar power tools
  • Performing related duties as assigned, working independently or as part of a crew under supervision

For more information about the bureaus, see "Additional Information".

This classification is represented by the Seasonal Maintenance Worker Laborers' Local 483. To view this labor agreement, please go to click on the appropriate link.

About the City of Portland
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 680,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.

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.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Ability to learn and perform medium to heavy manual labor for extended periods, standing for long periods of time and squatting or kneeling during the performance of work.
  2. Ability to follow simple instructions when performing heavy manual work involving repeated bending, reaching and potential lifting of heavy objects.
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the public without direct continuous supervision
  4. Ability to workeffectively and collaborativelywithin a diverse workforce.
Applicant must also:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age and possess a current/valid driver's license. Applicants must meet City "good driver" requirements
  2. Be able to pass a pre-employment physical, including a physical capacities test after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.

The Recruitment Process

Complete the online application and supplemental questions. An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, work history, education, certificates/license and supplemental questions as demonstrated in their application. Failure to respond or a "No" response to the minimum qualification questions (1-11)may result in elimination from further consideration.If you are being considered for a vacancy, you will be contacted directly by the department with the vacancy. Your response to the supplemental questions will be utilized to match you with the appropriate vacancy.

Pre-Employment Testing
Physical Capacities Testing for
Non-Safety Sensitive Classifications
Test Components

Unless you are a current City of Portland employee in a position requiring a similar or more demanding Physical Capabilities Test (PCT), you will be required to participate in and pass the pre-placement Physical Capabilities Test (PCT) as part of the conditional job offer you may receive for this position. The PCT is administered by an independent occupational expert and will consist of performing tasks similar to those you would do on the job. You may review the knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions for this job class by using the internet link: . You should be prepared to do your best, use good body mechanics and be in good condition. While each job class will have its own tests, listed below are examples of tasks you may be asked to perform:
•Crawl for 50 feet.
•Pull a weighted sled for 20 feet.
•Step up and down on an 11" platform for a 6 minute duration.
•Shovel repetitively.
•Climb a vertical ladder as high as 6 feet.
•Turn a valve.
•Walk on uneven terrain.
•Hammering repetitively.
•Carry a weighted crate (maximum distance is 50 feet); weight varies by job class.
•Lift a weighted crate from the floor to as much as 40" high; weight varies by job class.
•Detach, move and attach plastic forms from a full range of body positions, from lying on your back to reaching overhead.
•Lift dumbbells repetitively (maximum 20 lbs. each) from knee height to overhead.

Additional Information

Application Instructions
Applicants MUST FOLLOW the process below and submit the following application materials to be considered for this position. Failure to submit the required application materials will result in elimination from further consideration:
  1. A COMPLETED Work Experience, Education and Certificates/Licenses sections clearly reflecting your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of the announcement.
    • Work History: Fully describe your paid or unpaid duties for each position on your application. Please explain how your experience demonstrates the qualifications listed in the "To Qualify" section above.
    • Education: Include information about any college, training and/or advanced degrees earned and how they relate to or match the requirements of the position if applicable.
    • Certificates/Licenses: Please include any relevant certificates/licenses you possess or are in the process of obtaining.
    • If you are requesting Veteran'sPreference, as identified below, please describe in your work history anytransferable skills obtained during your military service and how theyrelate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "ToQualify" section above.
  2. Submit responses to the minimum qualification Supplemental Questions.

Your application will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If 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 submittedat the time of your application.

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.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSIONSTo assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offeranOptional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below
Session 1:
Portland Bureau of Transportation
2929 N Kerby St,
Portland, Or 97212
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Session 2:
Portland Fire Training Center
4800 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, Or 97230
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
About the Bureaus

Portland Bureau of Transportation
Maintenance Operations Group is responsible for maintaining our city streets, ADA ramps, curbs, bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, traffic signs, pavement markings and the cleaning and repair of the city's sewer lines. 365 days a year, more than 435 PBOT maintenance workers are out on the streets, cleaning, repairing and paving the way. For many of PBOT's dedicated maintenance crews, the workday begins before most of us have had our morning coffee, while for others, the setting sun signals the start of their shifts. Regardless of whether they are hard at work at midday or midnight, our crews all have the same goal: streets, roads and bridges that allow people and goods to move through our city safely and easily. But maintenance workers don't just help people get around. They also maintain the city's sewer and stormwater conveyance system. PBOT is the partner and contractor of choice for other bureaus with special projects, too, such as repaving streets for the Portland Water Bureau. Additionally, the incumbent is an essential employee and a member of the bureau's 24-hour response team and may require after-hour, evening, weekend, and holiday emergency response.

Portland Bureau of Transportation Seasonal Maintenance Worker Duties
  • Assisting in applying and finishing asphalt, concrete and road surface material and performing other tasks related to paving
  • Assisting in applying thermoplastic pavement markings and cleaning/maintaining street signs
  • Moving office equipment, furniture and machinery, pick up and deliver various types of equipment, materials, mail, parts and supplies: stocks, sorts, inventories and stores parts and supplies
  • Completing forms and writing basic reports on work, time and materials used

Portland Parks & Recreations
The City of Portland's PP&R is seeking applicants for the Seasonal Maintenance Worker. This position is responsible for learning to perform and then performing primarily unskilled or limited semi-skilled work in support of maintenance, and operational functions.

PortlandParks & RecreationsSeasonal Maintenance Worker Duties
  • Cleaning and maintenance of facilities and equipments
  • Ground maintenance (i. water, mows, rakes, edges, trims lawns
  • Natural Area and Trail maintenance
  • Work zone traffic control
  • Golf course maintenance and care

Portland Water Bureau
Dodge Park a property owned and operated by the Portland Water Bureau. It is located approximately 24 miles from Downtown Portland. The park is open to the public for the 2019 camping season between May 17th and September 30th. Also, it can accommodate day use visitors who come to fish, picnic, canoe, raft, barbeque, play on the swings and use the building for special occasions. Seasonal Maintenance Workers will begin to get the park camp-ready for the season starting in early May. This will require them to clean up the park from winter debris and limbs that have fallen, mow the grass areas, plant and beautify the areas around the building and each campsite, maintain paths and signs. In addition, restrooms, showers and the hall room will need to be cleaned and made ready for park use. Inventory of cleaning supplies, firewood, tools and equipment need to be evaluated for ordering and build-to sheets need to be updated.The Water Bureau values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. Portland Water Bureau do not have a current vacancy but may utilized the eligible list for future vacancy.

Portland Water Bureau Seasonal Maintenance Worker Duties
  • Cleaning restrooms
  • Cleaning the building
  • Mowing and trimming
  • Weeding and care for the surrounding gardens
  • Cleaning camp sites
  • Stacking and bundling wood
  • Able to lift and provide firewood bundles to camp sites
  • Able to account for shower fees, user fees and firewood money
  • Picking up & emptying trash receptacles
Loan Tran
Recruitment Specialist
(503) 823-6821Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 11:59 PM Pacific