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Join Our Team: Public Works Inspection Supervisor

Portland Water Bureau logoIf 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 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 Water Bureau currently employs approximately 560 people. 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.

Current Opportunity at the Water Bureau

Position   Emp. Type   Salary   Closing Date/Time Join Our Team 
Public Works Inspection Supervisor Full Time $6,174–$8,242 Monthly Mon. 10/12/2018 11:59 PM Pacific Apply here!

Learn More About the Water Bureau

Questions?

For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 09/20/2018: Washington Park, SW Sacajawea Blvd.

Portland Water Bureau logoSouthwest Sacajawea Boulevard between Southwest Park Place and Southwest Sherwood Boulevard will be closed to all traffic during the week of Sept. 23. This includes vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Traffic control will be set up Sunday, Sept. 23, and removed by end of day Friday, Sept. 28.

The Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project will begin receiving deliveries of segments of a tower crane. Delivery will begin arriving at approximately 7 a.m. Monday, Sep. 24 by tractor trailer via Southwest Park Place, Lewis Clark Way and then to Sacajawea. It will take more than a dozen deliveries to get all the segments delivered. During this week, the crane will be erected on site.

Local residents and visitors to the park should still expect delays, watch for signs, plan extra time for trips, and consider alternate routes and modes of transportation to get to destinations.

Impacts include:

Park Entrances and Exits

  • Southwest Park Place will be open for entrance to the park via Southwest Lewis Clark Way.
  • Southwest Sacajawea Boulevard will be closed, closing park exits via Southwest Park Place.

Intermittent Delays

  • Southwest Lewis Clark Way will experience intermittent delays between Southwest Park Place and Southwest Sherwood Blvd.

Multi-Use Shared Path

  • A designated path separates pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles on Southwest Lewis Clark Way.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists can use the path to travel both in and out of the park on Southwest Lewis Clark Way.
  • Cyclists are required to walk and not ride bicycles on the paths.

Trails

  • Madison Trail: The trail will be closed.

 

About the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

The Portland Water Bureau’s Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project will seismically strengthen key water infrastructure on Portland’s west side and help ensure a healthy, resilient, and secure water system. When complete and online, the new reservoir will supply water to Portland’s west side and serve more than 360,000 people, including all downtown businesses and residents, industrial customers, 20 schools, three hospital complexes, more than 60 parks, and some of Portland’s world class attractions. It will also provide fire suppression.

For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/wpreservoirs.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 9/18/2018: Southwest Broadway Drive One-Day Closure Scheduled

The intersection of Southwest Broadway Drive, Davenport Street and Davenport Court will be closed in all directions from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, or until construction is complete. Portland Water Bureau crews will be working in the intersection to install a new water pressure regulator to ensure safe and reliable water for the area.

Southwest Broadway Drive from 9th Avenue to Sherwood Drive will have local access restrictions, meaning only travelers within the restricted area will be allowed access. Residents on Southwest Davenport Court will be directed in and out of the construction site, but there will be delays.  

This work will be performed because the existing water pressure regulator is at the end of its productive life and must be replaced to ensure safe and reliable water in the future. The new regulator will be installed in Southwest Davenport Street to reduce future traffic conflicts at this intersection.

Access a PDF version of this traffic advisory.

In an Emergency, Everyone Has a Role to Play

September is National Preparedness Month. At the Portland Water Bureau, we prepare as part of our daily work—hardening the backbone of our water system and building storage that will last for generations. In an emergency, everyone has a role to play. What’s your role?

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for an emergency is to have an emergency kit that includes water. People can survive for weeks without food, but only a few days without water. In the Pacific Northwest, your kit should be able to sustain your entire household (pets, too!) for 14 days. Experts predict that our region is overdue for a major earthquake that will severely damage water systems and other infrastructure. When this occurs, it will take time for emergency supplies to reach the greater Portland-metro area. You will need to rely on your own resources until help arrives.

Safely storing water for an emergency is an important step in getting your emergency kit together. Need help getting started?

Join Our Team: Development Supervisor II and Water Meter Reader I

Portland Water Bureau logoIf 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 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 Water Bureau currently employs approximately 560 people. 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.

Current Opportunity at the Water Bureau

Position   Emp. Type   Salary   Closing Date/Time Join Our Team 
Development Supervisor II Full Time $6,799–$9,138 Monthly Mon. 10/5/2018 11:59 PM Pacific Apply here!
Water Meter Reader I Full Time $20.66–$26.24 Hourly Fri. 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific Apply here!

Learn More About the Water Bureau

Questions?

For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.