"I really love the people I work with and serving the public. When you have a good team, work doesn't feel like work.
We are not just co-workers, we are friends. We get our work done, but have fun at the same time. We lean on each other, celebrating life's milestones and grieving our losses. I feel blessed that I have a great management team with strong leadership skills. I know I'm appreciated for the work I do, and I'm encouraged to improve myself through further training. We have very good benefits, but even more than benefits, I really appreciate that they understand a work/family life balance.
I have been with the City for 23 years and will probably be here another 10. Great people, great benefits, challenging work, family-oriented, and flexible."
Amy Weigel, Special Assessment Coordinator, Engineering Department
25 years of service
"The most rewarding part of my job is knowing what we do is helping to improve the look and safety of the City and our residents. I enjoy the variety of work with each changing season.
I really like the medical and retirement benefits. It's cool to know that I am setting myself up for the future if I am unable to work or if I decide to retire.
If you're looking for stability and a great foundation for your future, the City is the place to be. You'll definitely make good friends here. It becomes more of a family feel instead of a work environment."
Nick Pritchard, Truck Driver, Streets Department
3 years of service
"I really enjoy the 6:00am-2:30pm work hours, which gives me a lot of time to spend with my kids. My co-workers are friendly and helpful with any questions I may have as a newer employee.
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to work and provide for my kids with really nice benefits. I enjoy what I do and plan to stay at the City until I retire."
Kyle Sather, Sanitation Truck Driver, Public Works
1+ years of service
"I love the camaraderie, being outside and learning about tree care in the urban forest. I enjoy combing theory with doing hands-on projects in the field.
The most rewarding part of my job was assisting with planning the Food Forest and seeing the whole project come to fruition. I love talking to homeowners and educating them about pests and diseases that we help to mitigate against and prepare for. The City offers a flexible schedule, allowing me to spend time with my children."
Crystal, AmeriCorps Community Forestry employee and current seasonal forestry worker.
"Having worked in both private and public sectors, I can say that the City has provided me with the best workplace experience. The professional environment really helps you focus your energy on serving the community. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing City projects from start to finish, and taking an active role, both in the office and out in the field. I really enjoy the benefits the City has to offer including the health, vacation and retirement opportunities.
If you are ready for a career and not just a job, this is the place for you."
Levi Hockett, Bridge Team Lead, Engineering Department
9 years of service
"I like working for the City because there are so many moving parts, all working together, and it's great to be a part of it.
My supervisor has always been supportive of my work and growth, giving me the freedom to try new things. There are also opportunities for training, education and tuition reimbursement.
My team is great to work with! We genuinely enjoy spending time together, and we support each other both in and out of the office. It's really rewarding to work for the City, knowing the projects you do connect to something so much bigger."
Taaren Haak, Assistant Transit Planner & Marketing Specialist
7 Years of Service
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