Road Maintenance Technician

Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

Road Maintenance Technician Job Description

Wages: $20.43-$21.77 per hour DOE

Basic Functions:

Perform construction and maintenance tasks to contribute to an effective and efficient road system. Works cooperatively and effectively with the public and other employees. This position is non-exempt, and subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

 

Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must possess a valid Class ‘A’ Commercial Driver’s License.
  3. Proven ability to operate single axle and tandem axle trucks (dump truck with pup trailer, truck with plow and sander) and trailers.
  4. Ability to also operate a loader and backhoe.
  5. Ability to operate a grader, dozer, road sweeper and other road construction and maintenance equipment desirable.
  6. Mechanical aptitude for major work on equipment and use of power tools required.
  7. Good physical condition as this position requires some heavy manual labor.
  8. Ability to work flexible schedules.
  9. Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical, a background check and a driver record check.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Operate a tandem axle dump truck with pup trailer and operate a tandem axle truck with plow and sander.
  2. Operate a loader and a backhoe.
  3. Operate a grader, dozer, road sweeper and other road construction and maintenance equipment.
  4. Perform heavy manual labor such as cleaning and installing culverts or drain tiles, cutting and removing brush and trees and removing obstacles from roadways and adjacent areas.
  5. The position also does manual labor connected with patching and repairing roadways and installing and repairing guardrail, fences and sign posts.
  6. Work in a safe manner and contribute to a safe work environment.
  7. Works both independently and as member of a work crew.
  8. May be assigned as crew leader to accomplish a specific task.
  9. Assist Mechanic with vehicle and equipment repair and service.
  10. Assist other employees as needed.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

 

Working Conditions:

Routinely stands, bends, sits, kneels and/or squats in awkward positions on hard surfaces for extended time periods: walks, climbs and/or crawls up or down inclines, stairs, ladders, etc. sometimes while carrying, pulling, pushing and/or lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds. Exposure to noise, fumes, chemicals and/or extreme weather conditions can be expected. Regular and punctual attendance is required. Occasionally work extended hours, varied starting time, on weekends and holidays and on overtime, sometimes with little or no notice.

 

Please see the above Road Maintenance Technician Job Description for the full qualifications and job functions

 

Deputy Accountant I

Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

Deputy I Accountant-Job Description

Salary: $2,554.74 – $2,869.92 per month DOE

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Basic Functions:

Performs duties of cashier, customer service, clerical, and secretarial support in the office of the County Treasurer. Requires computer literacy with proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, knowledge of established office procedures, understanding of cash handling and basic accounting practices. Work is performed under direct supervision and works cooperatively and effectively with the public and other employees. This position is a non-exempt, and subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be bondable.
  3. At least two years responsible clerical and cash handling experience.
  4. Experience with Microsoft Office programs and database software.
  5. Ten-key by touch and accurate cashiering skills.
  6. Excellent public relation skills.
  7. Ability to read, speak, and write the English language.
  8. Ability to work as a team and independently to better service the public.
  9. Ability to type 40 words per minute.
  10. Must successfully pass a background check, credit check and driving record check.
  11. Must pass a pre-employment physical and a drug test.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Greet and assist the public by phone, in office, and by mail in a courteous and professional manner.
  2. Process mail and related correspondence as well as provide secretarial support to other staff members as needed.
  3. Cash handling responsibilities include but are not limited to: receipting of revenues, daily cash balancing, bank deposit preparation, and maintaining financial records pertaining to same.
  4. Maintain/update files and correspondence for tax service and mortgage companies.
  5. Update new taxpayer listing from Assessor’s office daily. Mail statements to same.
  6. Assist with Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit processing; verifying accuracy and documentation requirements per state laws, receipting, computer input, scanning, balancing, and reporting to Washington State Department of Revenue.
  7. Knowledge of all aspects of warrant system (issued, redeemed, outstanding). Responsible for input and balancing of redeemed warrants.
  8. Knowledge of Washington State’s Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting Systems (BARS) prescribed by the Washington State Auditor for the processing of revenues.
  9. Knowledge of state, federal, and local laws pertaining to work flow in the Treasurer’s office.
  10. Maintains inventory of office supplies and updates same periodically.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by Treasurer to maintain internal controls and even workflow within the department.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in an office setting with periods of standing, sitting and kneeling. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and various office machines. Physical ability to perform required duties is necessary, including occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. This position requires ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, policies and procedures. Regular and punctual attendance is required. Because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular hours within the department (no telecommuting).

 

Please see the above Deputy I Accountant Job Description for the full qualifications and job functions.

 

 

Sheriff’s Deputy- Entry and Lateral (Civil Service)

Deputies are responsible for the preservation of the public peace, protection of life and property, prevention of crime, investigation of crimes, the arrest of violators of the law, the proper enforcement of all laws and ordinances of the County, State and the United States, and adherence to the Sheriff’s Rules, Regulations and Procedures.

No Experience necessary for Entry. Laterals, please see the exam announcement.

Exam Announcement, Job Description, Physical Agility Test (PAT), and application are below.

Number of vacancies: One (1).

SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: Entry Level at Step 1, $4304.45/month; Laterals: Step 2, $4484.57/month to Step 4, $4842.52/month, depending on experience. (Rates effective 1-1-2019).

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. Print an application from below (you cannot apply on-line). You can pick up or request a copy by mail, from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. (509) 447-6480

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by 4:00pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail at PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156 and received by deadline.

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE:
Physical Agility Test (PAT): Thursday, January 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. in the Civil Service Office at the County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA.
>You must pass the PAT to continue on to the written.

Written Exam: Immediately following the PAT (same day) at the same location in the Civil Service Office.

Typing Test: No minimum required and not grounds for disqualification. Your typing score will be added to your application before submission to the Sheriff’s office (if applicable).

Deputy Exam Announcement

Deputy Sheriff Job Description

PAT Deputy-Application Copy-informational only

POC Civil Service Application 2017

911 Dispatchers- Entry & Lateral (Civil Service)

THIS IS A CONTINUOUS POSTING, AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND APPLICANTS TESTED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED.

Dispatchers are responsible for the transmission of radio and telephone messages and requests for law enforcement, emergency medical and fire services. They shall dispatch public safety units and monitor their activity, providing support as required. Dispatchers handle highly stressful emergency requests; calms, negotiates and controls callers to gather essential information to communicate to responders. They coordinate inter-office telephone traffic and other correspondence. Dispatchers act as a direct representative of the Sheriff when dispatching Sheriff’s Office law enforcement personnel.

No Experience necessary for Entry.   Laterals, please see the exam announcement.

Exam Announcement, Job Description, and Civil Service Application are below. You cannot submit the application on-line.

NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS: (up to) Four (4), Full-time. The Communication Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Union. Starting Entry rate: $17.66/hr ($3061.40/month). Starting Lateral rate: $18.36/hr – $19.87/hr ($3183.85/month-$3443.67/month), DOE. Benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, life insurance, retirement plan and medical benefits. (Rates as of 1-1-2019)

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: Typing Test: 40 WPM with a 90% accuracy (a pass or fail 3 minute test). Your keyboarding appointment will be set at the time you file your application (subject to the Chief Examiner’s schedule). Typing & written tests must be taken within 2 weeks of filing your application. You must pass the typing test to take the Written Exam which will be scheduled upon passing the typing test (can be same day). Allow 2 hours for written test. Test location:  County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Office 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA 99156.

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. You cannot apply on-line. Print application from below or obtain an application from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.; 509 447-6480. A non-refundable $15.00 testing fee payable to Pend Oreille County Treasurer must accompany the original application packet.  Testing fee may be waived due to financial hardship. Pend Oreille County is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Drop off, fax, or mail application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  by 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156. If mailing: use PO Box 5060, Newport, WA 99156 or fax 509-447-0595.

Exam Announcement- Dispatcher

Dispatcher- JOB DESCRIPTION

POC Civil Service 911 APPLICATION

 

Corrections Officers-Male & Female-Entry (No exp.) & Lateral-Civil Service

No experience required for entry.

The Corrections Officer is a “Correctional employee” as defined under RCW 9.94.050, and as such has the powers and duties of a peace officer while acting in the supervision and transportation of prisoners, is responsible for booking, searching and releasing prisoners; conducting security checks and maintaining security in all areas of the correction facility; writing required reports/documentation of activity; supervise meal service, visitation, recreation and work activities of inmate workers; answer telephones; take informal action to correct inmate behavior as appropriate; monitor jail access.

This exam is for the purpose of establishing a certified list of candidates for current vacancies and future employment as a Corrections Officer in the Sheriff’s Office. The eligibility of successful candidates shall remain in effect one year. See exam announcement below. Laterals, please see exam announcement for additional qualifications and testing options.

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: Minimum of Two.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: Entry Level at Step 1, $3143.13/month; Laterals: Step 2, $3252.21/month to Step 3, $3366.86/month, DOE. (Rates effective 1-1-2019).

GENERAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Must be a U.S. citizen at time of appointment.
2. Must speak, read, write legibly and spell correctly in the English language.
3. Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
4. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment (within the one year the eligibility list is in effect).
5. Vision must be at least 20/100 corrected to 20/20 with no color blindness.
6. Must possess and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license. Applicants will be checked through the motor vehicle division.
7. Prior to employment, certified applicants will complete additional testing by the Sheriff’s Office including, but not limited to, a thorough criminal history check, a polygraph, physical (medical) check, and psychological tests.

Lateral applicants: See Exam Announcement below.

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. See Below to print an application (you cannot apply on-line), pick up or request a copy by mail, from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. (509) 447-6480

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   OPEN (until filled) – Monday thru Friday by 4:00pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail (PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156)

PEND OREILLE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Testing fee may be waived in cases of financial hardships.

Corrections Exam Announcement- OPEN

Position Description – MALE

Position Description – FEMALE

PAT Corrections-application copy-informatinal only

POC Civil Service Application