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Water Resources Technician

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Water Resources Technician   

JOB TITLE:

Water Resources Technician

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Hillsboro Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

THE POSITION



The Department of Land Use & Transportation is now hiring a Water Resources Technician to join the Watermaster division!

The Watermaster's Office is a field office of the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) in cooperation with Washington County and is responsible for water supply management within the Tualatin, Lake Oswego, and Lower Willamette Drainage Basins.
There are twenty-two (22) Watermaster Districts statewide, organized into five (5) regions.
The Watermaster is a local contact for landowners, elected officials, and watershed councils, in addition to other government agencies at the local, state, and federal level.
Our office also conducts streamflow measurements and maintains gaging stations, conducts well inspections and collects groundwater level data, performs routine dam safety inspections, assists in stream recovery efforts, provides information to landowners and the public about water rights and Oregon Water Law, regulates water use during times of shortage and mediate disputes between water users.
The Water Resources Technician investigates water right complaints, administers Oregon water laws, regulates water distribution, measures stream flows, and monitors well water levels usage.


This is currently a temporary part-time position with a 6-month duration.
There is a high possibility of the assignment being extended through the end of October 2024.


Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task.
We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background.
If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all of the hiring criteria described in the minimum qualifications.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND One (1) year of year of experience related to natural resource management, preferably water resource management OR
  • One year equivalency of college-level coursework in hydrology, water management, environmental sciences, engineering, drafting, mathematics, or related fields
Additional Requirements:
Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record.
To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Selection Process


  • Apply Today
    : In lieu of a resume, we ask that you complete and submit an online application, which will be used to screen for minimum qualifications (MQs) and to determine starting pay in accordance with the provision of the Oregon Equal Pay Law
  • MQ Review: HR will screen applications for minimum qualifications after the posting closes.
  • Panel Interview(s): Our goal is to schedule panel interviews with candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and pass the SME review as soon as possible.
Our Commitment to You
We are committed to using a merit-based system in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences.
Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony.
We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community.
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce.
Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Veterans' Preference
If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veterans' preference for this recruitment,

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment.
To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail: Careers@washingtoncountyor.
gov
at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.


Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition.
If you \"opt out\" or \"unsubscribe\" from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about this and other recruitments.


Questions Regarding This Recruitment?
Contact Brighton Bohnenkamp, Talent Acquisition Business Partner at Brighton_Bohnenkamp@washingtoncountyor.
gov

Additional Resources:
New to GovernmentJobs.
com?
  • Visit https://www.
    governmentjobs.
    com/home/applicationguide
    for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on the application process.
  • For technical support, contact Government Jobs' Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.
* Washington County is a drug-free workplace *


This is a non-represented position and is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.


Regular and limited duration full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week and job share employees are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following employment.
Job share employees are responsible for 50% of the premium.
Part-time regular, variable hour, and temporary positions are not eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits.


Check Out Our Award-Winning Benefits & Wellness Program!
Washington County values your dedication to lead the future of our community through public service.
Our total compensation package, which is comprised of more than just your annual salary, was built to show our commitment to the physical and financial health and wellbeing of you and your family.
Your total compensation package includes a comprehensive benefits program with medical, dental, and vision coverage at up to 95% employer paid! Other benefits youll enjoy as part of your total compensation package include:

  • Paid Time Off - 11 paid holidays including one floating holiday, 12 vacation days for new employees (accrual rates increase based on length of service), AND up to 96 hours of sick leave per year (unused sick leave accumulates from year to year without limit to provide pay and security if needed).
  • Wellness Program - Washington County has been named one of Oregons Healthiest Employers by the Portland Business Journal for the past 7 years.
    We are proud to receive this award and will continue to make your health and wellbeing a priority by providing resources and support to help you and your family live and work well.
    Resources include smoking cessation, weight management, and stress management classes (online or telephonic with a personal health coach); discounts on gym memberships, fitness activities, and sports tickets; and Health & Wellness events and onsite flu shot clinics.
  • Alternative Care Coverage
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (both County-provided and voluntary)
  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • TriMet Hop Card at no cost to the employee
  • Bike lockers and repair stations
  • A charitable giving program
  • Oregon College Savings Plan

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

30.24 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707249185-fb579f9852133ea433c9b33dca618efb

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Hillsboro

Job Origin:

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THE POSITION



The Department of Land Use & Transportation is now hiring a Water Resources Technician to join the Watermaster division!

The Watermaster's Office is a field office of the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) in cooperation with Washington County and is responsible for water supply management within the Tualatin, Lake Oswego, and Lower Willamette Drainage Basins. There are twenty-two (22) Watermaster Districts statewide, organized into five (5) regions. The Watermaster is a local contact for landowners, elected officials, and watershed councils, in addition to other government agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Our office also conducts streamflow measurements and maintains gaging stations, conducts well inspections and collects groundwater level data, performs routine dam safety inspections, assists in stream recovery efforts, provides information to landowners and the public about water rights and Oregon Water Law, regulates water use during times of shortage and mediate disputes between water users. The Water Resources Technician investigates water right complaints, administers Oregon water laws, regulates water distribution, measures stream flows, and monitors well water levels usage.

This is currently a temporary part-time position with a 6-month duration. There is a high possibility of the assignment being extended through the end of October 2024.


Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all of the hiring criteria described in the minimum qualifications.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND One (1) year of year of experience related to natural resource management, preferably water resource management OR
  • One year equivalency of college-level coursework in hydrology, water management, environmental sciences, engineering, drafting, mathematics, or related fields
Additional Requirements:
Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Selection Process


  • Apply Today
    : In lieu of a resume, we ask that you complete and submit an online application, which will be used to screen for minimum qualifications (MQs) and to determine starting pay in accordance with the provision of the Oregon Equal Pay Law
  • MQ Review: HR will screen applications for minimum qualifications after the posting closes.
  • Panel Interview(s): Our goal is to schedule panel interviews with candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and pass the SME review as soon as possible.
Our Commitment to You
We are committed to using a merit-based system in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities. Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Veterans' Preference
If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veterans' preference for this recruitment,

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail: Careers@washingtoncountyor.gov at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. If you \"opt out\" or \"unsubscribe\" from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about this and other recruitments.

Questions Regarding This Recruitment?
Contact Brighton Bohnenkamp, Talent Acquisition Business Partner at Brighton_Bohnenkamp@washingtoncountyor.gov

Additional Resources:
New to GovernmentJobs.com?
  • Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/applicationguide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on the application process.
  • For technical support, contact Government Jobs' Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.
* Washington County is a drug-free workplace *


This is a non-represented position and is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Regular and limited duration full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week and job share employees are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following employment. Job share employees are responsible for 50% of the premium. Part-time regular, variable hour, and temporary positions are not eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits.

Check Out Our Award-Winning Benefits & Wellness Program!
Washington County values your dedication to lead the future of our community through public service. Our total compensation package, which is comprised of more than just your annual salary, was built to show our commitment to the physical and financial health and wellbeing of you and your family. Your total compensation package includes a comprehensive benefits program with medical, dental, and vision coverage at up to 95% employer paid! Other benefits youll enjoy as part of your total compensation package include:

  • Paid Time Off - 11 paid holidays including one floating holiday, 12 vacation days for new employees (accrual rates increase based on length of service), AND up to 96 hours of sick leave per year (unused sick leave accumulates from year to year without limit to provide pay and security if needed).
  • Wellness Program - Washington County has been named one of Oregons Healthiest Employers by the Portland Business Journal for the past 7 years. We are proud to receive this award and will continue to make your health and wellbeing a priority by providing resources and support to help you and your family live and work well. Resources include smoking cessation, weight management, and stress management classes (online or telephonic with a personal health coach); discounts on gym memberships, fitness activities, and sports tickets; and Health & Wellness events and onsite flu shot clinics.
  • Alternative Care Coverage
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (both County-provided and voluntary)
  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • TriMet Hop Card at no cost to the employee
  • Bike lockers and repair stations
  • A charitable giving program
  • Oregon College Savings Plan


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