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Water Environment Services (WES) provides innovative water quality solutions to meet the growing needs of communities in north Clackamas County, Oregon. Through public support and industry-leading technology we protect public health and the environment by preserving our most valuable resource, water.

Our water is valuable. We treat it that way.

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Wastewater Mechanic

Wastewater MechanicFixes and maintains every piece of equipment in the treatment plant. A good mechanic possesses analytical thinking skills, mechanical abilities, along with fabrication and electrical knowledge. No specific education is required.

Collection System Line Crew

Collection System Line CrewCleans, inspects, and maintains all pipes to and from the wastewater treatment plant along with performing preventative maintenance at pump stations. A good line crew member can work well with the public and operate large equipment. A high school diploma or GED and Oregon Wastewater Collection System Certification are required.

Wastewater Operator

Wastewater OperatorEnsures that treatment systems are managed in a manner that fully protects public health and the environment.  They operate and maintain pumps, preliminary and primary treatment systems, clarifiers, blowers, disinfection equipment, valves, piping and distribution systems, secondary treatment systems, solids processing equipment, and control panels to insure permit violations do not occur.  A good wastewater operator possesses analytical thinking skills, knowledge of biological activity related to wastewater treatment. A high school diploma or GED and Oregon Wastewater Treatment Certification are required.

Laboratory Analyst

Laboratory AnalystAnalyzes water, wastewater, industrial waste, and biosolids samples in accordance with standards of federal, state and local agencies. They prepare chemical and bacteriological samples for testing and analysis to meet regulatory requirements. Typical education requirements include a degree in microbiology or chemistry.

Source Control Specialist

Source Control SpecialisReviews and issues industrial wastewater permits.  They review pretreatment activities with industrial users and perform monitoring and sampling of industrial discharges, septage, and storm/surface water. A high school diploma or GED and experience in the field of wastewater are required.

Instrument and Control Technician

Instrument and Control TechnicianDevelops specifications and standards to program, calibrate, maintain, tune, and install wastewater control and metering systems. They maintain software vital to wastewater automation. A high school diploma or GED and electrical knowledge are required.

Technical Services Specialist

Surface Water TechnicianThe position provides inspection, monitoring and assessment, pollution prevention, and permitting services to WES staff, permit applicants, and the broader community. Ideal candidates would have engineering or environmental science background, experience in permitting, construction, and/or inspections.

Civil Engineer

Civil EngineerPerforms professional engineering work in the planning, design and construction of sewer and stormwater structures and facilities. They manage large construction projects, lead planning studies for water utility projects, and oversee the preparation of reports, environmental impact studies and assessments, including project cost estimates for projects. Engineering positions range from technician to senior level projects, and may require a degree in engineering and registration as a professional engineer in the State of Oregon.

Water Quality Analyst

Water Quality AnalystProvides water quality data analysis, pollution permit administration, and technical support for surface water projects, wastewater treatment facilities, and related operational functions. They teach and coordinate water quality and stream/habitat enhancement/preservation programs and projects involving students, volunteers, civic groups and other interested parties, and represent WES in meetings, committees, associations, activities and boards. Typical education requirements include a degree in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or engineering.

Environmental Policy Specialist

Environmental Policy SpecialistProvides high level technical and policy coordination expertise on endangered species, site restoration and other environmental issues. They represent WES on local, regional, and state committees and boards related to fish recovery programs, perform site assessments of wetland and stream ecology to evaluate habitat problems, and assist in the development and implementation of projects, such as planting vegetation in wetlands and riparian areas, as well as designing stream and wetland restorations. Typical education requirements include a degree in biology, ecology, environmental studies, and landscape architecture.

Water Environment Services

Development Services Building

Water Environment Services

Phone number 503-742-4567
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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