Signals & Street Lighting Inspector (EXTENDED)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • May 21, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $37.66 - $43.58 Hourly

Job Description

The Position

The City of Portland is seeking a Lighting & Signal Inspector within the Portland Bureau of Transportation!

About this position:This position is responsible for inspecting traffic signal and street light construction to ensure conformance with design requirements and inspection of existing systems for continued proper operation. Typical work includes advising construction contractors on project requirements; preparing electronic inspection reports for materials, installation, workmanship quality, adherence to plans, specifications, codes; investigating public requests and complaints of street lights and traffic signals; and assisting in prioritizing infrastructure maintenance and replacement.This position will typically work independently in the field and is responsible for decisions requiring discretion, judgment, and familiarity with appropriate regulations and standard practices. Work is typically performed outdoors in all weather conditions and in proximity to potentially hazardous conditions including traffic, construction, and electrical currents.

A current state of Oregon supervising electrician license is required
(Or a reciprocal license from Utah/Arkansas).

An ideal candidatewill have experience with construction inspection, knowledge of traffic systems such as street lighting. Although not required,ODOT inspection certifications, familiarity with electronic construction documentation systems ORexperience operating aerial bucket trucks is desired.
External applicants start at the entry salary rate.
This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go to click onthe appropriate link.

Why work at the City of Portland?
This position will have access to a City vehicle, City equipment/tools, and a clothing allowance. Continuing education and training paid for by the City as well as time. Ability to accrue 112 hours of vacation in the first year of employment, not including 3 personal days and paid holidays.

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.

The Portland Bureau of Transportationis 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 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.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Knowledge of electrical construction processes, methods, and materials
  2. Experience reading and interpreting construction plans, specs, and electrical codes
  3. Experience with construction inspection
  4. Ability to communicate effectively orally, 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)

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an 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.
Recruitment Timeline:
  • Position Closes: 6/10
  • ApplicationsReviewed: Week of 6/10
  • Eligible List: Week of 6/17
  • Selection Interview(s) - 1st Round: Early July
  • Job Offer: Mid-Late July
Please note: All timelines are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume 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 cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your cover letter 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 the cover letter.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter 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.
  • Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined .
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.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference , attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

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. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Emily Mavraganis
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative ActionEmployer Closing Date/Time: 6/17/2019 11:59 PM Pacific