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The Lower Columbia Section is an organization of professionals in the Clean Water business. We are here as a resource and as a location for you to meet other water quality professionals, share information, and learn. The LCS offers you a number of great opportunities, including:

Whether you're an operator or an engineer, a manager or lab technician, a supplier or supervisor, or anyone else involved in preserving water quality, we want you involved. Feel free to contact anyone of the Board Members.


Job Openings!

When we're notified of job openings, we'll post them here. The PNCWA has a job bank that is worth checking out.

City of McMinnville is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Utility Worker II as part of our Collection System Maintenance Crew.
Job Title:  Utility Worker II
Pay Rate:  $3,526 - $4,504/month, depending on experience
Duties:  performing route inspections, testing, maintenance, and repair of collection systems and manholes, operating a hydro-cleaner truck, pipeline television inspection truck/CCTV unit, dump truck, and backhoe; controlling traffic in the vicinity of job site location; using a computer for data management and for inspection purposes; and utilizing maps and diagrams to complete assignments.
Qualifications:  DEQ Wastewater Collection Systems Grade I or Provisional I certificate (or ability to obtain within the one year orientation period), valid Oregon commercial driver's license Class A with manual transmission tanker and air break endorsements or ability to obtain within six months from date of hire, certified flagger or public agency work site traffic control course (or ability to obtain within the one year orientation period), and confined space entry safety training.  Experience in collection system maintenance relating to hydro-cleaning and pipeline television inspection preferred.
To Apply:  Submit an official City of McMinnville employment application, cover letter and answer to the supplement question to City of McMinnville, Human Resources, 230 NE Second St, McMinnville, Oregon 97128 or electronically to
Closing Date:  January 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Additional Information:  Please visit the City's website at, call (503) 434-2328 or email  The City of McMinnville is an equal opportunity employer.


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Lower Columbia Section Operator of the Year

Congratulations to Blake Raines, the 2016 Operator of the Year!

Blake is a DEQ Grade III Treatment Plant Operator with the Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant of the Water Environment Services of Clackamas County.