Job Posting: Utility Worker

The City of Vale, is seeking applicants through August 8th, 2018 at 5:00pm for the position of Utility Worker. Applications and job requirements are available at Vale City Hall, 252 B Street W., Vale Oregon, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The City of Vale Utility Worker works in the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater system and assist in maintenance and construction of all phases of the water and wastewater system.

This is a full time salaried position with excellent benefits.  High School Diploma or GED and three years related experience required for the position. Drug Screening and Background checks will be required. Salary is $2720 to $2885 per month dependent upon experience and certifications.

Application materials are available at Vale City Hall, 252 B Street W, Vale, or City of Vale Website at www.cityofvale.com.

The City of Vale is an equal employment opportunity employer.

2017 Winter Storm Impacts

Message from city manager Lynn Findley:

With the State Winter Weather Emergency Declaration and a Malheur County Declaration, I would like to make sure you have as much information as possible hopefully to answer some questions you may have. In order for FEMA, Small Business Administration, and other programs to be requested by the State of Oregon, an Initial Damage Assessment (IDA) must be done. For this damage assessment there are two different areas we are collecting information about. One is the Public Infrastructure Initial Damage Assessment which includes data from cities, special districts (such as school districts), certain utility providers (which would include OTECC but not IPC), and certain Private Non‐profit Organizations. The other type is known as Individual Damage Assessment for individuals, families, and businesses.

For the purpose of the IDA, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is requesting we report for those costs and damages that occurred as a direct result of weather on or near January 10, 2017 – January 19, 2017. We know that for Malheur County this series of events really started around December 9, 2016 and the Eastern Oregon Emergency Managers are working with OEM on this.

For the Public Infrastructure Initial Damage Assessment, (OEM) provided a document that goes over the process called: Public Infrastructure Checklist. I condensed it down just a little from its original version and it is provided below.

Malheur County City Program Information (pdf)
SBA Economic Injury Worksheet (pdf)
Individual Assistance IDA Homes (excel)
IDA Field Data Collection Form Outbuildings Other (excel)