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Portland General Electric Parks Technician in Estacada, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

At PGE, we are committed to helping our customers and the communities we serve achieve a clean energy future. This vision is embedded in all functions and across all roles. With these ambitious goals in mind and our customers’ needs at our core, we are looking for dedicated technicians with a passion for putting our customers' needs first and provide safe and welcoming experiences within our Parks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides information to guests on facilities, recreation activities and local information. Communicates rules and policies and responds to questions. Supports emergency responders as needed. Processes, records and reconciles payments and reservations. Completes end-of-day cash reports.

  • May serve as a resource to other technicians or contract workers. May perform maintenance tasks using tools and equipment, including renovating and repairing irrigation systems, upgrading water and septic systems, restoring landscaped areas and general maintenance. Assists with performing or overseeing enhancement and maintenance activities on project wildlife habitat lands, including noxious weed control, juniper thinning, fence repair/replacement and seeding. May perform janitorial duties.

  • Administers programs assigned such as disbursing site management plan, interpretation and education program or water monitoring program. Coordinates related activities. Installs and/or maintains signage to ensure public safety.

  • Assists with construction in accordance with plans and specifications. Monitors contract workers in accordance with scope of work.


  • Requires high school diploma or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) test.

  • Typically, two or more years of experience in parks, hospitality, resource management or other related field.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Basic knowledge of utility industry

  • Working knowledge of worksite and local recreational opportunities

  • Working knowledge of maintenance practices

  • Working skills in use of maintenance and landscaping power tools

  • Working skills in using computers and computer applications used in department

  • Basic ability to read, interpret and apply policies, procedures and regulations

  • Working skills in collaboration

  • Working knowledge of requirements for documenting data and preparing written reports

  • Intermediate customer focus skills

  • Working analytical thinking skills

  • Working decision-making skills

  • Working interpersonal skills

  • Working problem-solving skills

  • Working diplomacy skills

  • Working influence skills

  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards

  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

  • Demonstrates sound memory

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.