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Public Works Superintendent

Cathlamet, WA, USA
The Town of Cathlamet Public Works Department is seeking applicants for the position of Public Works Superintendent. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week at the hourly rate of $34.11 - $38.59 (DOE), plus paid family Medical, Vision, Dental and EAP, as well as employee Life and Disability, Voluntary Buy-Up Plans, PERS Retirement/ DCP, and PTO including 12 holidays, and 8 hours of sick leave and vacation earned each month.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have their High School Diploma or GED. Applicants who currently hold a Level 1 or higher WTPO (Water Treatment Plant Operator) certification will receive preferential consideration. Full job description and employment application are available online at the website listed below. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Submit a completed Town Employment Application no later than 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2024, to Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street, PO Box 68, Cathlamet, WA 98612, online by clicking "apply now" and attaching a completed employment application as an upload, or via email to accounting@townofcathlamet.com.

The Town of Cathlamet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Completion of High School or GED. Completion of college level courses or equivalent experience. Experience in heavy equipment operations, pumps, valves, motor maintenance, and water distribution systems are desired. Basic plumbing, electrical, and construction skills required. Utility installation, treatment, and distribution experience desired. Managerial, budgeting, and project development experience desired.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Obtain certifications in water-sewer treatment and distribution, as required (Applicants are currently required to hold a Level 1 or higher WTPO (Water Treatment Plant Operator) certification to qualify); Hold or obtain a First Aid/CPR Card and a State of Washington Flagging and traffic Control Card within 6 months; Hold a valid driver’s license; and obtain any other training or certifications as required.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 
  • Continuous training of employees which may include hands-on training and performance reviews.
  • Works in extreme weather conditions including ice, snow rain and during hot summer months working outdoors.
  • Includes work in or near traffic.
  • Moderate potential exposure to insect bites or poison ivy.
  • Potential exposure to chemical irritants produced by solvents.
  • Employees are exposed to vibrations, loud noises, offensive smells, dust, dirt, and water.
  • Normal safety precautions are required, and the worker may wear protective clothing and equipment such as rain/snow gear/boots, googles, gloves, hearing protection, etc.
  • Work includes working in confined spaces of manholes, catch basins, and trenches during wet conditions.
  • Work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces, and recurring bending, crouching, stooping, and reaching, climbing steps/ladders, and occasional lifting of moderately heavy items.
  • Administrative office duties include typing, calculating, copies, fax, emails, phones, and meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
  • Requires physical ability sufficient to perform essential job duties.
  • Governmental experience desired; Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies; Must develop extensive knowledge of Washington State Laws relating to public works.
  • Learn all procedures and operating standards.
  • Must have a desire to learn the Town’s water and sewer systems, including mapping, boundaries, and extensive details relating to installing and connecting utilities, and tracking other utility customer data.
  • Follows and gives oral and written instructions, communicate clearly both orally and writing.
  • Basic mathematical skills add, subtract, multiply & divide.
  • Work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and be on –call as required.
  • Must be able to follow direction and work independently.
  • Willingness to work in inclement weather.
  • Develop and sustain positive working relationships with all Town staff.
  • Maintain a high standard for completeness and ensure efficient use of materials, facilities, and time.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
  •  Salary: Pay Class 10A: $34.11 – $38.59
  • PTO: 8 hours of sick leave & vacation per month, plus an additional 8 hours of vacation for each year of service on anniversary, one 8-hour floater holiday per year and 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement: Public Employee Retirement System PERS 2 or 3, plus optional Deferred Compensation Program
  • Health Benefits: Full family benefits paid by Town, including medical, dental, EAP, and employee life and disability with optional “buy-up” plans at full cost of employee.

SUMMARY: The Public Works Superintendent plans, directs, and coordinates Cathlamet’s public works and utility programs and performs regular and recurring installation, repair & maintenance work in sewer and water utilities, streets, parks, a public pool, and various other Town facilities. Performs general administrative duties, project management, creates and submits reports in a timely manner. Works under the direction of the mayor, supervising all public works staff which include several Utility Maintenance Workers, Lifeguard Manager, Lifeguards and any seasonal hires, interns, and volunteers. Responsible for managing and scheduling of all public works staff to provide adequate and efficient coverage for the operation of all Town utilities, systems, and facilities. Schedule: TBD by Town.
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Train all crew members in all operations within a reasonable timeline
  • Responsible for improving work processes, must supervise and delegate to public works staff, including a detailed written plan per week; develop written procedures for all activities assigned.
  • Development of plans, estimates and contract documents for public works projects, ensure all supplies have been ordered and are available for the staff to perform the task.
  • Administer public works construction contacts and cooperation with the Town’s engineer and other consultants; make recommendations on public works equipment; research for necessary grant funding.
  • Assist in the creation or amendment of ordinance and resolutions as necessary to improve Public Works operations.
  • Purchases all necessary supplies, parts, and equipment; and completes projects, repairs, and maintenance accurately, timely, and within budget; Develop and maintain work logs, maintenance logs, project logs, performance logs and ensure that maintenance and repairs are being performed regularly and in a timely manner.
  • Seek input from citizen advisory committees (parks, pool), address utility customers and Town residents.
  • Ensure all location call outs, reporting requirements, and request for information deadlines are met; perform extensive research and compilation of all required reports in a timely manner.
  • Perform project management and development which may require using specific software to update itemized project steps documenting obstacles, contingencies, and status; coordination with other entities and personnel.
  • Oversee short term and long-range capital improvement program planning that includes funding strategies. Research different vendors to ensure cost efficiency.
  • Supervise the operations of the Sewer and Water Utilities, Streets, Town Pool and Parks; oversees maintenance for all Town facilities/grounds including sweeping, painting, carpentry, furniture moving and plumbing.
  • Locate, mark and/or repair breaks in water and sewer mains, review maps for valve locations; set up traffic control devices and excavate holes; replace valves and mains as needed; perform meter reading duties, shut off and turn on water services to customers as assigned.
  • Perform street maintenance including installing signs, cleaning culverts and ditches, trimming trees, patching streets, laying asphalt, and picking up litter.
  • Assist with the maintenance and operations of wastewater plant, sewer lift stations, drinking water and water distribution, reservoirs, fire hydrants valves, pressure reducing valves, water meters, and alarm systems.
  • Assist with the maintenance and operations of the drinking water treatment plant, including obtaining turbidity, PH, and chlorine readings; record results; add and mix chemicals, and fluoride as required and monthly testing.
  • Maintain and repair reservoirs; inspect reservoirs for leaks; perform ground keeping functions around reservoirs.
  • Proficiently operate most equipment, including backhoe, dump truck, chlorinators, pumps etc. which are required to perform tasks assigned; assist with the maintenance of the Public Works Department vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform many types of unskilled work including but not limited to driving, digging, moving, sweeping, traffic flagging, painting, repairing, carrying, (up to 80#) ladder-climbing etc. which are required to perform tasks assigned to the department; use a variety of hand and power operated tools and equipment, such as shovels, picks, rakes, crowbars, mowers, trimmers, electric drills, wrenches, compressors, jackhammer, and various types of saws necessary to accomplish primary work activities.
  • Respond to all staff, official, and public inquiries in a courteous manner. Provide information within the scope of knowledge within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Prepare and administer annual department budgets.
  • Prepare and submit monthly staff reports.
  • Attends all regular council meetings (and sometimes special); serves as a technical advisor to the Town Council, Mayor, and Town Departments on project proposals and other public works activities.
  • Perform all work safely, following all safety rules and procedures established for work area.
  • Operate computers and enter data, producing work orders, purchase orders, schedules, and timesheets.
  • Perform any other duties and projects as assigned or directed.

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Maintenance Worker

Cathlamet, WA, USA
The Town of Cathlamet is now accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker. This is a part-time position working up to 50 hours per month at the hourly rate of $20.30 – $22.97 (DOE), plus paid sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 40 hours worked per WA state law. No other benefits are offered in this position. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Submit a completed Town Employment Application to Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street, PO Box 68, Cathlamet, WA 98612, online by clicking "apply now" and attaching a completed employment application as an upload, or via email to accounting@townofcathlamet.com. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

The Town of Cathlamet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED required; basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, and construction skills required; experience in heavy equipment operations, pumps, valves, motor maintenance, and water and sewer treatment and distribution systems, utility installation experience are desired.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: May works in extreme weather conditions including, ice, snow rain and during hot summer months working with paving materials, in or near traffic or in confined spaces such as manholes, catch basins, and trenches; Moderate potential exposure to insect bites, poison ivy, chemical irritants produced by solvents, and vibrations, loud noises, offensive smells, dust, dirt and water; Normal safety precautions are required, including wearing protective clothing and equipment such as rain/snow gear/boots, googles, gloves, hearing protection, etc.; Physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces and recurring bending, crouching, stooping and reaching, climbing steps or ladders, and occasional lifting of moderately heavy items; Minimal office duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
  • Requires physical ability sufficient to perform essential job duties
  • Governmental experience desired; ability to gain or knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies relating to public works
  • Follows oral and written instructions, communicates clearly and has ability to work independently
  • Basic mathematical skills add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Develop and sustain positive working relationships with all Town staff
  • Maintain a high standard for completeness and ensure efficient use of materials, facilities, and time.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
• Salary: Pay Class 3A – $20.30 – $22.97
• PTO: 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked per week
SUMMARY: Performs regular and recurring maintenance work needed at the town facilities and parks. Assists as needed with maintenance work in the town’s streets, water supply and distribution and sewer collection. Works under the supervision and direction of the Project Manager and Public Works Superintendent. Schedule: Flexible
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluates and prepares a facility maintenance plan quarterly, including cost estimates for future repairs.
  • Tests and inspects equipment and performs preventative maintenance as required.
  • Purchases supplies required to perform work within budget and prepares for daily operations.
  • Performs building and grounds maintenance, general upkeep, and scheduled custodial duties: paint, scrape, power wash, and other projects as assigned.
  • Performs light maintenance (change light bulbs, unstop toilets, clean carpets, duct work, pest control etc. as needed)
  • Perform manual repairs when necessary (fix locks, replace windows etc.)
  • Performs snow and ice removal as requested.
  • Maintaining grounds around facilities including sweeping, painting, carpentry work, furniture moving, and plumbing, installing signs, cleaning culverts and ditches, trimming trees.
  • Assist Town staff on special projects as needed.
  • Routine maintenance on motors, pumps, valves, vehicles, and other equipment as needed.
  • Occasional construction, operation of heavy equipment, including backhoe, dump truck, chlorinators, pumps etc. which are required to perform tasks assigned as experienced, and a variety of hand and power operated tools and equipment, such as shovels, picks, rakes, crowbars, mowers, trimmers, electric drills, wrenches, compressor, jackhammer, pressure washer, and various types of saws necessary to accomplish primary work activities.
  • Performs many types of unskilled work including by not limited to driving, digging, moving, sweeping, traffic flagging, painting repairing, carrying (up to 80lbs) ladder-climbing, etc. which are required to perform assigned tasks.
  • Respond to all public inquiries in a courteous manner and provide information within the scope of knowledge.
  • Perform all work safely, following all safety rules and procedures established for the work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Lifeguard

Cathlamet, WA, USA
The Town of Cathlamet is accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Lifeguard. This is a part-time position at the hourly rate of $16.28, plus paid sick leave. No other benefits are offered in this position. Applicants must be at least 14 years old and hold or obtain a CPR/AED/First Aid and Lifeguard Certification through provided training. Applicants must be available to attend any required training when specified. 

Submit a completed Town Lifeguard Employment Packet no later than 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2024, to Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street in Cathlamet, WA 98612, online by clicking "apply now" below and attaching the packet as an upload, or via email to accounting@townofcathlamet.com.

The Town of Cathlamet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Eligibility: Must be at least 14 years old and possess the following skills and abilities: adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability and stamina to perform the duties of an open water lifeguard as documented by a medical physician; demonstrate an ability to swim 500 meters (550 yards) over a measured course in ten minutes or less, tread water for at least 2 minutes, swim 100 yards of front crawl, swim 50 yards each of: front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach; perform a feet first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet; and perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance.

Training: Must obtain all required training and pass the courses, prior to employment, including: First Aid Certification; CPR Certification; AED Certification; and Lifeguard Certification. Courses are available through American Lifeguard & Safety Training; YMCA; and Red Cross Certification, & United States Lifesaving Association.

Availability: The pool is open seasonally during the months of June, July, August and September between the hours of 6:30 AM and 9:30 PM Monday through Friday, and 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays. Schedules are set by the lifeguard manager.

Application: A completed Town Lifeguard Application must be upload to your website application submission or returned to the Clerk-Treasurer at Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Minimum wage and paid sick leave.

SCHEDULE: This is a seasonal position beginning sometime between March and June and ending at the end of October. The Lifeguard Manager will develop and distribute weekly schedules.
SUMMARY: Lifeguards are required to pay excellent attention to their surroundings, have strong swimming skill, ensure swimmer safety, enforce safety rules, monitor the water for danger and rescue swimmers. Must have the ability to act quickly in emergencies, perform CPR on swimmers who have inhaled water and maintain detailed records of incidents that occur at the pool. Ensuring the facility is cleaned daily, all testing is performed in a timely manner, and follow any other directions exercised by the Pool Manager or Superintendent.  This is a seasonal position beginning sometime between March and June and ending at the end of October. The Pool Manager will develop and distribute weekly schedules.

  • Oversee Swimmer Safety – The primary duty of a lifeguard is to maintain swimmer safety. Lifeguards monitor water conditions and guest behavior, enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmer activities and behavior. Lifeguards may issue warnings when a visitor is creating an unsafe environment and may determine when they need to ask a guest to leave. Lifeguards may also assist new swimmers to help them safely enjoy the water.
  • Conduct Rescue Operations – Lifeguards prevent death and injury by rescuing swimmers from the water. If a lifeguard notices a swimmer struggling or beneath the water for too long, they take necessary steps to safely remove the swimmer from the water. In some cases, a lifeguard may have to begin CPR procedures, working with other lifeguards to contact emergency services personnel and provide assistance to the swimmer.
  • Organize Pool Activities – Some lifeguards support visitors by organizing activities in and around the pool, including pool parties, lessons and classes. Lifeguards work closely with supervisors and other lifeguards to schedule and oversee these activities, which may occur outside of regular swimming hours, and ensure that participants have a safe and positive experience while visiting the pool.
  • Monitor Hazardous Conditions – Lifeguards maintain overall safety by monitoring weather and water conditions for signs of danger or contamination. Lifeguards take steps to close the swimming area if they determine that conditions are hazardous to swimmers.
  • Open and Close Pool – Many lifeguards are responsible for opening and closing the facility and swimming areas, this can include removing the pool cover, attaching guides and guards, and checking water condition before the pool opens to swimmers. The facility and swimming area must be restored to opening condition and locked each night for the following business day.
  • Contribute to Maintenance & Upkeep – Lifeguards may also contribute to maintenance and upkeep activities in and around the pool so visitors can enjoy a safe and clean environment. This can include cleaning up walkways around a pool, adding chemicals according to safety guidelines, regularly cleaning pool water and surfaces, and cleaning other public areas like showers, restrooms, benches, supply and toy closets, and garbage receptacles.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
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Lifeguard Manager

Cathlamet, WA, USA
The Town of Cathlamet is accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Lifeguard Manager. This is a part-time position at the hourly rate of $$18.87-$21.35 (DOE), plus paid sick leave. No other benefits are offered in this position. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold or obtain a CPR/AED/First Aid and Lifeguard Certification through required training. Applicants must be available to attend any required training when specified.

Submit a completed Town Lifeguard Manager Employment Packet no later than 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2024, to Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street in Cathlamet, WA 98612, online by clicking "apply now" below and attaching the packet as an upload, or via email to accounting@townofcathlamet.com.

The Town of Cathlamet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years old and possess the following skills and abilities: adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability and stamina to perform the duties of an open water lifeguard as documented by a medical physician; demonstrate an ability to swim 500 meters (550 yards) over a measured course in ten minutes or less, tread water for at least 2 minutes, swim 100 yards of front crawl, swim 50 yards each of: front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach; perform a feet first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet; and perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance.

Training: Must obtain all required training and pass the courses, prior to employment, including: First Aid Certification; CPR Certification; AED Certification; and Lifeguard Certification. Courses are available through American Lifeguard & Safety Training; YMCA; and Red Cross Certification, & United States Lifesaving Association.

Availability: The pool is open seasonally during the months of June, July, August and September between the hours of 6:30 AM and 9:30 PM Monday through Friday, and 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays. Schedules are set by the pool manager.

Application: A completed Town Lifeguard Manager Application must be upload to your website application submission or returned to the Clerk-Treasurer at Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $18.87-$21.35 (DOE) and paid sick leave.

SCHEDULE: This is a seasonal position beginning sometime between March and June and ending at the end of October. The Lifeguard Manager is responsible for developing and distributing lifeguard schedules that include information regarding what to do if they are unable to make their shift, while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, L&I Employment Standards, and overtime limitations.
SUMMARY: The Lifeguard Manager is primarily responsible for the management of all Pool Lifeguards. The manager will also exercise the role as Lead Guard, capable of training, leading, and communicating effectively. Lifeguards are required to pay excellent attention to their surroundings, have strong swimming skill, ensure swimmer safety, enforce safety rules, monitor the water for danger and rescue swimmers. Must have the ability to act quickly in emergencies, perform CPR on swimmers who have inhaled water and maintain detailed records of incidents that occur at the pool. The manager may also determine when the pool may need to be closed to swimmers in case of emergencies during regular operation hours.

Supervision: The Lifeguard Manager reports directly to the Superintendent and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility and lifeguards. The Clerk-Treasurer oversees all financial affairs, deposits, payroll and reporting; all revenues, reports and deposits must be delivered to Town Hall daily. Operational, maintenance, and emergency situations that cannot be handled properly without additional supervision must be reported to the Superintendent immediately. Employee concerns should be discussed with the Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised: The Lifeguard Manager supervises all lifeguards and is responsible for their overall management. The Lifeguard Manager performs day-to-day operations and management, with minimal oversight. The manager should have the ability to use logical reasoning to determine the best course of action during emergencies, operations, and management of employees.

  • Managerial – Aid the Clerk-Treasurer in ensuring that all lifeguards submit all required employment forms in a complete manner, prior to employment; train all lifeguards on the use of the timesheet system, cash drawer and payment systems; schedule all pool employees to ensure there is adequate coverage for operations, in compliance with L&I Employment Standards; assign the most responsible lifeguard of each shift to act as supervisor when not personally there; develop a plan for “call-ins” and staff rotation; ensure employees are clocking in and reporting all breaks and absences correctly; collect and review all timesheets and data prior to submitting to the Clerk-Treasurer (by the 2nd of each month); retrieve all payroll from Town Hall on the 5th of each month and distribute checks to lifeguards; hold employee meetings no less than once a week to review any issues or concerns and report any major/unresolved issues to the Superintendent.
  • Supervisory – Perform, review or oversee daily reconciliations of cash drawer and delivery of deposits each night to Town Hall; ensure proper charges are being used and correct fees are collected; review issued punch card reports and restock supplies; ensure all lifeguards are following proper procedures and policies, including training requirements, safety measures, water testing, reporting, and daily cleaning and maintenance.
  • Oversee Swimmer Safety – The primary duty of a lifeguard is to maintain swimmer safety. Lifeguards monitor water conditions and guest behavior, enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmer activities and behavior. Lifeguards may issue warnings when a visitor is creating an unsafe environment and may determine when they need to ask a guest to leave. Lifeguards may also assist new swimmers to help them safely enjoy the water.
  • Conduct Rescue Operations – Lifeguards prevent death and injury by rescuing swimmers from the water. If a lifeguard notices a swimmer struggling or beneath the water for too long, they take necessary steps to safely remove the swimmer from the water. In some cases, a lifeguard may have to begin CPR procedures, working with other lifeguards to contact emergency services personnel and provide assistance to the swimmer.
  • Organize Pool Activities – Some lifeguards support visitors by organizing activities in and around the pool, including pool parties, lessons and classes. Lifeguards work closely with supervisors and other lifeguards to schedule and oversee these activities, which may occur outside of regular swimming hours, and ensure that participants have a safe and positive experience while visiting the pool.
  • Monitor Hazardous Conditions – Lifeguards maintain overall safety by monitoring weather and water conditions for signs of danger or contamination. Lifeguards take steps to close the swimming area if they determine that conditions are hazardous to swimmers.
  • Open/Close Pool – Many lifeguards are responsible for opening and closing the facility and swimming areas, this can include removing the pool cover, attaching guides and guards, and checking water condition before the pool opens to swimmers. The facility and swimming area must be restored to opening condition and locked each night for the following business day.
  • Contribute to Maintenance & Upkeep – Lifeguards may also contribute to maintenance and upkeep activities in and around the pool so visitors can enjoy a safe and clean environment. This can include cleaning up walkways around a pool, adding chemicals according to safety guidelines, regularly cleaning pool water and surfaces, and cleaning other public areas like showers, restrooms, benches, supply and toy closets, and garbage receptacles.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
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