Operations Coordinator (Coordinator II)

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Portland, OR

The Operations Division
The Bureau’s Operation & Maintenance Group (O&MG) protects public health, water quality, and the environment by operating and maintaining wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment facilities. With a team of over 50 full-time employees, the Operations Division monitors, controls, and operates two wastewater treatment plants and nearly 100 sewage pump stations 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. As these facilities have expanded over the years, the need for site, craft, and process-specific training, planning, and coordination has also increased.

Are you the person to fill this need as the new Operations Coordinator?

The Operations Coordinator Position
The Operations Coordinator position is a newly created position that will provide the Division with an equitable and streamlined approach to recruitment, training, planning, and coordination of work within the Operations Division. This position will be instrumental in bolstering reliability-centered operations and maintenance (RCOM) within the Operations Division.

The Operations Coordinator position will reside within the Process Control Team, reporting to the Operations Division Manager, and will help to oversee, plan, coordinate, and prioritize work for the Operations Division. The Operations Coordinator will also help develop and implement training and development for the Division.


Applicants should specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and résumé how their education, training, and/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications:  

  1. Ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to prepare concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other forms of communication.
  2. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, problem-solving, and self-initiative skills.
  3. Knowledge of and ability to use City-specific technology including general office software, specialized computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), and other document management software.
  4. Knowledge of and ability to analyze, interpret, explain, and apply relevant (wastewater) laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and operational procedures.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with represented/non-represented staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.
  6. Ability to provide guidance and training to staff to accomplish overall work objectives.
Additional Certifications/Licenses
  1. A valid state driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire.