Concrete Finisher-CL

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 1/23/2023

Concrete Finishers perform a variety of skilled concrete finishing and allied trades work, including surface preparation, building concrete forms, structural reinforcement, materials preparation, masonry and plastering.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Construct ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, sidewalks repairs, concrete street patches, curb repairs
  • Utilize surveying equipment and layout area according to blueprints
  • Saw cut spalls or damaged adjacent areas if needed
  • Cut/Set forms and backfill as required
  • Set grade stakes/nails with surveying equipment
  • Setup and maintain proper/safe traffic control
  • Muck chute/direct concrete driver safely
  • Rake concrete to top of form
  • Screed to grade and check with Smart level
  • Bull float, Trowel/finish, Broom finish
  • Place truncated domes to grade and check with Smart level
  • Inspect final ramps to ADA standards and blueprints with smart level and surveying equipment
  • Report daily accomplishments to supervisor

This classification is represented by LiUNA Laborers' Local 483. To view this labor agreement, click here.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

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. Journey level experience with concrete finishing, working at a highly skilled level and can be held responsible for directing others in performing such work
  2. Knowledge of tools, materials, processes and techniques of concrete finishing and masonry; concrete and reinforced concrete structures
  3. Experience constructing concrete forms, preparing areas for concrete placement, placing and finishing concrete, concrete reinforcement, and performing masonry work and tile setting; performing measurements and arithmetic computations including multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and conversions
  4. Ability to learn and use safe working practices; maintain records; perform layout for concrete structures; communicate effectively; work effectively with coworkers in a diverse workforce, and respond appropriately to question/concerns from other employees and the public

Applicants must also:

  • Possess a valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire.
  • Submit a "complete" five-year court-certified Driver's Abstract of Driving Record (obtained at applicant's expense) upon request.
  • Possess or obtain a class "A" CDL within 6 months from date of hire (FREE in-house training available)
  • Take and pass a Pre-Placement medical exam
  • Take and pass a Pre-employment drug test

Step 1: 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, February 20, 2023
Applications Reviewed: Week of February 20, 2023

Work Skills Demo: Week of March 13, 2023
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of March 27, 2023
1st Round of Interviews: April
Job Offer: May
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Step 2: Those who pass the first review will be invited to a hands-on work skills demonstration on a street cut that will include:

  • Running the concrete Chute, Mucking, Rodding
  • Cutting grade breaks, checking elevations, and establishing slopes per blueprints
  • Concrete Finishing

Candidates will be scheduled and sent notices as to the time, date and location to test via an email. Testing will be the week of March 13, 2023. Candidates passing the work skills demonstration will be placed on a equally ranked eligible list that will be forwarded to the hiring authorities for employment consideration.

Step 3: Eligible list of minimally qualified candidates is established and referred to the hiring manager. Note: 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.

Step 4: Hiring manager reviews eligible list and conducts interviews. The hiring manager will then offer a position off of those interviews or could choose to hold another set of interviews.

  • 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.

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
$33.48 - $37.50 Hourly
Salary Type

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