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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Construction crews work all over Portland

    Staff repairs an underground vault.

  • Working at Water is wet!

    No doubt, our field crews are used to being soggy much of the year.

  • Maintenance & Construction

    Crews respond to calls all around Portland.

  • Engineering

    Asset management means using resources and equipment the best way possible.

  • Welcome to Water!

    Staff visit career fairs to recruit new talent.

If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you. The Portland Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Portland Water Bureau currently employs approximately 650 people. Employees work in a variety of work groups, both in the field and the office. All new employees attend a New Employee Orientation session within six months of employment. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Work at Portland Water Bureau

Community Service Aide II  - Two positions in 2015

Water Resource Program Specialist (Program Specialist)
Closing Date/Time: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time 
Salary: $4,881.00 - $6,507.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Oregon 
Position: The City of Portland is recruiting for a Water Resources Program Specialist in the Portland Water Bureau’s Resource Protection and Planning Group. The Water Resource Program Specialist will assist multiple program managers within the Source Protection section, which is responsible for protecting drinking water quality in the Bull Run Watershed and the Columbia South Shore Well Field.

Public Works Inspector 
Closing Date/Time: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $29.27 - $33.45 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Oregon 
Position: This is construction inspection work. Employees are responsible for on-site inspection to enforce the contract plans and specifications for public works construction projects. Types of inspection work include water and sewer pipelines, underground utility installations, water or sewer connections, water or wastewater treatment plants and pump station construction, trench and street paving, concrete curbs and driveways, reservoirs and water quality features.

Learn More About the Portland Water Bureau

To research our organization, review the bureau's strategic plan and other documents in the website "library." For more information on jobs at the Portland Water Bureau, e-mail Susan Bailey.

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