Utility Worker Apprentice - Repair and Replacement at City of Bend

City of Bend
Utility Department - 62975 Boyd Acres, OR

The City of Bend has an entry level opportunity for the position of Utility Worker Apprentice within the Repair and Replacement section of the Utility Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt (hourly, overtime eligible) position and is represented by the City of Bend Employees Association (COBEA).

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following:

  • The online application via NeoGov (access also available on City of Bend website under Human Resources/Job Openings)
  • Attached formal Cover Letter (required)
  • Attached formal Resume (required)
  • Attached valid Credentials, Certifications and Licensing (if applicable)

Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. For more information click .

Submission deadline is December 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. PST.

This Entry Level position performs a variety of manual labor and semi-skilled tasks in support of construction, maintenance, and operational functions of the Utility Department. This Entry Level position is expected to increase their knowledge and skill in all facets of careers in water treatment, water distribution, stormwater and sewer collection system maintenance, through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training to provide progressively skilled labor.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Entry Level is distinguished from Journey Level by the following. Entry Level is typically used as a training class; work is generally routine, daily detailed instruction is given and work is performed under direct supervision or guidance. Incumbent typically has less than two years of experience and may be an operator in training. Journey Level knows and applies fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization; performs work that is varied with minimal supervision. Performs tasks that may be somewhat difficult in nature and require moderate levels of evaluation and decision making.  Incumbents at the Journey Level hold basic level certifications per area of assignment.
Supervision Exercised and Received
This position has no lead or supervisory responsibilities. This position will receive varying degrees of direct supervision depending on the incumbent's competency on a particular assignment. When introduced to new assignments or areas an apprentice will receive direct supervision or guidance by a Supervisor, Lead, Utility Worker, or assigned designee that takes the form of providing specific instructions on all assignments and procedures, with work being reviewed for completeness and accuracy. Other levels of direct supervision or guidance will be applied by the Supervisor, Lead, or assigned designee to gauge the competency level and to further develop the apprentice. This direct supervision may take the form of assigning tasks where the apprentice works independently for a period of time, instruction and guidance is provided as needed depending on current competency level, and verification of completion and quality occur when the task(s) are completed. 

The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.  At the City of Bend, we don't just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA). 
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Utility Department - 62975 Boyd Acres, Bend, Oregon
Agency: Utility Department