Stormwater Worker

City of College Place   College Place, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on March 12, 2023
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Position Summary:

Perform tasks involved in the operation, maintenance, improvement, and quality of the City’s surface water distribution system; Cleaning, clearing, maintaining, and improving storm drain system; improving all public right-of-way and roadway surfaces within the City. Incumbents may work independently or within a team. Independent decision-making is required. Performs on-call duty on a rotational basis.

Application deadline - April 2, 2023


Serves under the direction of the Public Works Director




Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, which are a representative sample of the level of work appropriate to this class.

  • Employees of the City of College Place are expected to model and foster the City’s core values: Open and Honest, Cooperation, Respect, Service, & Diversity.
  • Cleans and repairs catch basins and storm pipes; inspects and repairs manhole vaults and covers.
  • Performs minor repair and replacement of storm drain infrastructure.
  • May coordinate with outside contractors to clean and TV specific sections of the City storm drain system.
  • Recognizes and reports illicit discharges that affect storm water quality.
  • Assists with the cleanup of hazardous materials.
  • Maintains records related to storm water inspections and maintenance activities.
  • Keeps detailed records of time, materials, and equipment.
  • Conducts inspection of the storm water drainage system.
  • Mow, trim, and otherwise maintain vegetation which affects city Stormwater conveyance system and City right of way.
  • Takes field notes.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repairs to asphalt and concrete surfaces.
  • Operate street sweeper to maintain cleanliness of public streets.
  • Responds to daily calls dealing with street, sign, and public right of way issues.
  • Assist in traffic control and safety maintenance.
  • Participate in curb, gutter, and sidewalk maintenance duties.
  • Assist with installation, maintenance, and replacement of water utility system infrastructure.
  • Operate a video inspection vehicle to inspect storm lines.
  • Operate jet-vactor truck to clean storm lines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Basic 1st-aid & CPR certificate or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Washington State Approved Flagging and Traffic Control Certificate or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Class A CDL with Tank Endorsement, air brake restriction lifted, or ability to obtain one within nine months of hire.


  • Background with computer programs (Microsoft Office).
  • City organization, operations, policies and objectives.


  • Effectively communicate with City staff and customers.
  • Exercise sound judgement and effectively problem solve.
  • Follow oral and written communication skills.
  • Read and communicate in English.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Ability to meet timelines and schedules.
  • Safety compliance is a condition of employment.


  • Work is performed in a variety of environments.
  • Frequently works near moving, mechanical parts.
  • Frequently works around fumes and airborne particles.
  • Frequently works in an environment that is loud.
  • Will work in all climate conditions and various weather conditions.
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must be able to walk, climb on ladders, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Occasionally work is performed at high elevations, in trenches, and confined spaces.
  • Ability to perform heavy labor is required. This position frequently requires lifting 50 pounds and, occasionally, 75 to 100+ pounds.


  • Valid State of Washington or Oregon driver’s license. CDL Class A with tank endorsement, air brake restriction lifted, or ability to obtain within nine months of hire.


Stormwater Worker II - $3,988 - $4,489/month


Benefits include retirement and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. 13.5 holidays per year and 8 hours each of sick and vacation time accrued monthly. 

City of College Place

625 S College Ave
College Place , WA