Signals and Street Lighting Inspector - Open Until Filled

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/06/2023
Description This recruitment will remain open until filled or June 26, 2023. Applications will be reviewed approximately every 4 weeks.

Come join our Team! The City of Portland is seeking a highly motivated Signals & Street Lighting Inspector within the Portland Bureau of Transportation!

  • City Vehicle Provided
  • City Provided Equipment and Tools
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Continuing Education and Training
  • Flexible work schedule with the option for overtime
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, PERS with 6% city contribution, deferred compensation, long and short-term disability
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, and earned comp time)
What you’ll get to do:
  • Ensure traffic signal and street light construction conforms to design requirements.
  • Evaluate existing electrical systems for continued proper operation.
  • Advise construction contractors on project requirements.
  • Prepare electronic inspection reports for materials, installation, workmanship quality, adherence to plans, specifications, and electrical code compliance.
  • Investigate public requests and complaints of streetlights and traffic signals.
  • Assist in prioritizing infrastructure maintenance and replacement.
  • Work in outdoors in all weather conditions and in proximity to potentially hazardous conditions including traffic, construction, and electrical currents.
Who you are:
  • Relationship Builder: An outgoing professional who values partnerships and forms relationships to get things done.
  • Communicator: A strong communicator to technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Balanced: Able to work on a multitude of tasks and understand/react to various situations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Safety Conscious: Incorporates public safety and staff safety as top priorities in every decision.
  • Dedicated: Personally, you have a passion for public service and hold a high level of pride in making sure that projects, tasks, and emergencies are effectively and efficiently completed.
  • Detailed: An organizer and planner who thrives on details and is uncompromising in consistency and accuracy.
  • Committed: Strong leader with commitment to your position as well as your team/employees.
  • Equitable: Commitment to equity and transportation justice during all daily activities.
About the Bureau:
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit Transportation | The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

This classification is represented by the DCTU. To view this labor agreement, click here.
Applicants not currently employed by the City of Portland start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU represented employee, see labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

Work Location
Many positions within the City are designated as hybrid and currently the City requires you to work in-person one day per week. Beginning in April 2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person.Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of electrical construction processes, methods, and materials
  2. Experience reading and interpreting construction plans, specifications, and electrical codes
  3. Experience with public works construction
  4. Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and electronically with coworkers and contractors
Applicant must also possess:
  • State driver's license by the time of hire with an acceptable driving record
  • Current state of Oregon Supervising Electrician license (At time of hire- Ability to reciprocate from Utah and Arkansas)
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline
Job Posting closes: Monday June 26, 2023, or when filled
Applications Reviewed: Approximately every 4 weeks
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Approximately every 4 weeks
Selection Process Begins: Mid-March, then periodically until filled
Job Offer: April to July 2023
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Listing Type
Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$42.95 - $49.71 Hourly
Salary Type

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