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Avista Utilities Construction Services Technician in Medford, Oregon


Closes: January 30, 2023Starting Range: $21.72-$27.80 per hour

Market Level Range: $21.72-$30.84 per hour

Job DescriptionThe Construction Services Technician is responsible for promoting a high level of customer satisfaction through assistance in planning and installation of electric and gas utilities. Working in a team environment you will be responsible for assisting in the design and coordination with the Customer Project Coordinator for the selection of proper materials for new construction, maintenance and replacement of damaged Company facilities. This role works with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on construction related issues. Interacts and is a member of a self-directed, collaborative, and interdependent team.

This position answers contractor and customer inquiries as to construction standards, construction scheduling concerns, general questions and complaints. Finishes paperwork, processes invoices, and ensures proper entries are made.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Performs administrative duties as assigned such as coding invoices, managing mail in/out, ordering and managing office supplies, duties may vary by office.

  • Responsible for updating of new construction and maintenance jobs, installation of meters and closing out of jobs on the various computer systems and updating required departments.

  • Responsible for answering construction calls and provides guidance to customers and contractors regarding work timing and any constraints.

  • Responsible for updating of new construction and maintenance jobs, installation of meters and closing out of jobs on the various computer systems and updating required departments.

  • Prepares materials lists and material requisitions for prepared jobs, including assigning the proper account numbers to the various material items. Prepares property removal notices. May use estimating program to determine material lists.

  • Prepares billings for damage (claims) to Avista property.

  • May secure necessary permits and locates for construction of facilities, traffic and building.

  • Timekeeping as needed and assigned.

  • May perform some scheduling for small crews.


  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • Exceptional office and planning skills required.

  • Must possess basic computer skills and ability to learn computer applications. 10 key and Microsoft Office experience preferred.

  • One (1) year of experience in a natural gas or electric distribution related field preferred.

  • Requires demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects and to work effectively with all parties involved.

  • Specialized job-related training in gas and electric design, map reading and familiarity with applicable codes, tariffs and requirements preferred.

  • Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

To Apply

We encourage you to apply as many of our positions have step progressions to account for an incoming employee’s various levels of knowledge, skills, and experience.

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".


At Avista, we believe our employees are essential. Through them we deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve. The physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of our employees and their families are important to us. We are committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards program comprised of an externally competitive, internally equitable compensation structure and a benefits package that allows us to retain and attract a diverse, engaged, and skilled workforce. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage, retirement benefits, incentive plans, wellness resources, time-off programs and much more. In addition to our total rewards program, the Pacific Northwest offers abundant outdoor recreation, four distinct seasons, and all the amenities and activities an individual or family might be interested in. To learn more, please visit our benefits website at

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Avista is a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds, and we are committed to Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action efforts, and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, protected veterans, and all others. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination laws.

Equity and diversity in our workplace is important to us. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you require any special accommodations to participate fully in our recruitment process. Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please contact us at if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)