Klamath Falls - City of Sunshine

Employment Opportunities

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to support the goals and challenges of the City by providing services which promote a positive work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.

Human Resources is responsible for providing a wide range of services to City departments and employees. We are responsible for: the recruitment and selection of those applicants who are most qualified for City positions; administration of the City's classification and pay structure; the City's employer/employee relations program through the administration of labor contracts, grievance resolution and personnel policy consultation and training; and the administration of the City's Safety and Workers' Compensation programs.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of personal service to City staff and our community. 

Chief of Police

The City of Klamath Falls seeks a forward-thinking and visionary individual with strong leadership and management skills to assume the role of the Police Chief. The ideal candidate will be honest, fair, and ethical. The City is seeking individuals with strong oral and written communication skills who will maintain open lines of dialogue with all stakeholders. A successful candidate will be an engaging and approachable manager who will maintain a high level of discipline and support high morale in the Department. An individual who will be committed to community-oriented policing is sought.

The new Police Chief must be a leader with business acumen and passion for the Department. The new Chief should serve as an example to the staff, setting a high standard and encouraging professional growth, development, and training. A strong collaborator who is open, honest, and receptive to feedback will be valued. The ideal candidate will be proactive on community and internal issues, with the ability to establish relationships within the community and work with outside agencies.

The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the City Council, City Manager, and all city staff. A candidate is sought who will be committed to being a team player by being open and responsive to other City Departments. It is essential that the incoming Police Chief have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals; write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals; speak effectively before groups; and promote teamwork among supervisors.

A progressive and farsighted individual is sought who will establish and fulfill the goals and objectives of the Department. The new Chief will inspire the Department to work together to create a more efficient working environment. Candidates who can demonstrate a proven track record of successful decision making and action are desired. The ideal candidate will be able to identify key issues in complex situations, evaluate options, and initiate strategies for resolutions.

Filing Deadline:  December 29, 2014

For additional information and to apply please go to http://www.bobmurrayassoc.com/recruit/searchDetail.asp?broc_id=1015 or call Mr. Joel Bryden at 916-784-9080.


Wastewater Division Manager

The City of Klamath Falls is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Division Manager in the Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department.

Under the administrative direction of the Public Works Director, this position provides general divisional management for the Wastewater utility including strategic planning, asset management, personnel development, fiscal management and regulatory compliance. 


Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, Environmental Science or related field; minimum of five years of experience in the management of operations, capital planning and maintenance of water systems; and minimum of five years of supervisory experience.  Requires experience in budget preparation and administration.  Background in Water chemistry.


Certification as Wastewater Operator Level IV (or equivalent reciprocity) is required.  Demonstrated continued education or training in utility management, wastewater treatment, asset management  through attendance/completion of short courses, seminars, or formal classes.

Must obtain and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license.

Salary Range: $5195-7273/mo.

Complete job description and application can be obtained on our website.

The City of Klamath Falls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Wastewater Collection System Supervisor

The City of Klamath Falls is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Collection System Supervisor in the Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department.

Under the general direction of the Wastewater Division Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the operations and maintenance functions of the City’s wastewater collections and storm water systems Within these systems responsibilities include storm and wastewater water pipeline, reclaimed water pipelines and storage flow control,  storm water catch basins, pipes, lift stations, etc.

Emphasis is on providing leadership and supervision of others in assigning and scheduling of duties to ensure that the routine operations, maintenance and repair activities are carried out to meet the objectives of the division. Work involves making regular and special inspections of work sites to determine desirable changes in operations and to solve special problems.

Additionally, this position provides administrative support to the Wastewater Division and regularly responds to project requests from other City Departments which require strong skills in communication, teamwork, and project management.

For complete job description CLICK HERE.


High school diploma or GED and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater utility collection systems or ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction, operations, maintenance and repair of wastewater or storm water or drainage systems and with two (2) years supervisory experience.


Certification as an Oregon Wastewater Collection System Operator Level IV (or equivalent reciprocity) is required.  Continued progress towards securing and maintaining a Level IV within a reasonable period of time is a condition of employment in this position.


Bachelor’s Degree in environmental, civil, mechanical or chemical engineering.  Experience with Word and Excel software packages.

Salary Range: $5028 - $7039/mo.

                                                                                                                                Posted: 12/10/14

City Engineer

The City of Klamath Falls is accepting applications for a City Engineer.  This position works under the general administrative direction of the Public Works Director and provides leadership for staff engaged in engineering design, project and construction management, and inspection of assigned development, capital, facilities and operating projects.  The City Engineer assists other department management and project teams in the development and implementation of scope of work, budget, schedules and staffing requirements for the engineering, procurement and construction phases for assigned projects; represents the City as the engineering liaison with external consultants; manages the development, establishment and implementation of engineering standards in support of the City’s commercial development codes.  (Complete job description available at CLICK HERE>>


Education and/or experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering and five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering, design and/or construction and four (4) years of supervisory experience.


A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture or business administration is desired.


Management Grade 6 - $6,175 - $8,645/month

Application packets can be obtained clicking on the Job Application Link found on this webpage and returned to City of Klamath Falls Human Resources, 226 So. 5th St., Klamath Falls, OR. 97601 or via FAX 541-883-5251


The City of Klamath Falls is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, or mental or physical handicap.

Part Time Positions

There are no current part-time positions available. Please keep checking back for updates.


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