Public Works Foreman

Full-time, Union position, $38.27 per hour

(This position is represented by the Teamster’s Union)


Opens: Friday, August 2, 2019

Closes: When Filled


Application review begins August 19, 2019.

Application period has been extended. Next review September 23, 2019.


The Public Works Shop – Lead Foreman is responsible for maximizing the use of department resources by carefully planning the daily activities of employees, monitoring their progress, helping to resolve any problems that arise, assisting on-site as needed, managing use of City’s assets and ensuring proper safety training and protocol. May be called back to work before or after regularly scheduled work hours or on scheduled days off. May participate in on-call rotation. Click here for Job Description.


High school graduation (or GED) and 5 years’ experience with municipal public works projects, field operations, utility construction, administrative/management experience or any combination of related experience is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record, Traffic Flagging Control, and First Aid certifications. Associate degree, Water Distribution Manager I or II certification, Cross Connection Control Specialist, Water Treatment Plant Operator I, and Commercial Driver’s License is preferred. A combination of experience and training that provides the desired skills and abilities may be considered.

Application Instructions:

Several items are required in order for your application to be complete.

  1. A completed City of Port Orchard job application.
  2. A completed supplemental questionnaire.

Resumes and cover letters may be included with the application form but may not substitute for the City’s application. Applicants invited to interview may be asked to bring a copy of their driving record from the Department of Licensing.

Applications can be received from the City of Port Orchard Human Resources Office, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366 or by downloading an application packet from our web site at

Application packets may be returned to Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall at 216 Prospect Street in Port Orchard, mailed to Human Resources, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366, or emailed to [email protected]. The City of Port Orchard will not consider applications that are received with postage due. Contact Human Resources at 360-876-7014 should you have any questions or need additional information.

About the City: The City of Port Orchard is a beautiful waterfront community situated on Sinclair inlet in the Puget Sound region, conveniently located on the Kitsap Peninsula between the urban settings of Seattle-Tacoma, and the rain forests and beaches of the Olympic National Park. Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for employee and family. (The employer currently pays 92% of medical premiums and 100% of dental and vision premiums for full-time employees.) Additional benefits include $50,000 life insurance policy, Employee Assistance Program, paid sick, vacation and holiday leaves, and enrollment in the Washington state retirement system.

The City of Port Orchard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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