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23 Aug 2023

Full-Time Regional Engineer, Drinking Water Services

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Springfield, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Salary Range: $6,230 – $9,577 Monthly

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Drinking Water Services (DWS) is recruiting for a Regional Engineer to serve the regulated public water system community and the consulting engineering profession as an expert technical resource on drinking water quality and water treatment, distribution, and operation issues.

DWS carries out the mission of the Public Health Division by reducing the incidence and risk of waterborne disease and exposure of the public to hazardous substances potentially present in drinking water supplies.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, some travel and field work are required. Also, there are times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Springfield Drinking Water Services office location at 2080 Laura Street, Springfield OR 97477. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

What you will do!

You will inspect water treatment plant facilities and conduct performance evaluations!

You will prepare sanitary survey report of findings!

You will determine monitoring schedules for water systems!

You will conduct formal and informal training for water system operators!

You will serve as a consultant to engineers, water system operators, and decision makers!

You will conduct technical, managerial, and financial capacity assessments of water systems!

You will review engineering plans and specifications for projects involving source, treatment, storage, and distribution system sonstruction; and ensure conformance with construction standards and drinking water regulations.You will Investigate public water systems experiencing water quality and other problems requiring solutions and provide technical assistance during emergency situations. 

What’s in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

  • We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/alex.aspx
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid “Personal Business Days” each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.


Minimum Qualifications

Four years of engineering experience; AND

Two years of experience in an environmental protection/control program (the environmental experience may be gained as part of the engineering experience or in addition to the engineering experience); AND

A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field such as Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical or three more years of engineering experience.

Special Qualification

Employees in this position must be registered as a Professional Engineer in Oregon or be able to become registered within six months of hire and maintain current registration.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience working with public drinking water systems
  • Experience conducting inspections of water systems and investigations of environmental contamination.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to public water systems.
  • Experience applying environmental rules and regulations.
  • Experience writing technical reports or correspondence using language that is easy to understand.
  • Driver’s license required and ability to travel to inspection sites with occasional overnight stays.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience with cultural responsiveness, authenticity, and transparency in all communications.

Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Valid Driver License and acceptable driver license.

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How to Apply

Complete the online application at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-135597 Application Deadline: 09/17/2023

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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