We enhance Clark County's quality of life by providing transportation, environmental, and parks facilities and services.

Now hiring summer lifeguards

Lifeguards at Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park provide water rescue for children and adults in distress, provide emergency medical care and response for park patrons, educate users about water recreation safety, and may perform basic park maintenance duties.

Lifeguard positions offer competitive pay and are seasonal in nature, with service typically beginning in mid-June and ending near Labor Day. Public Works provides all required trainings for lifeguards, at no cost to the employee. No prior experience is required. Serving as a summer lifeguard is a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning about or actively pursuing a career in public safety. 

Position descriptions and application information can be found at https://clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county.

Closure at Northeast 149th Street and Northeast 10th Avenue begins April 25

Beginning April 25, 2022, the intersection of Northeast 149th Street and Northeast 10th Avenue will be closed to traffic. A detour will take motorists east/west on Northeast 146th Street and north/south on Northeast 4th Avenue. Learn more at https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/northeast-10th-avenue-creek-crossing

DNR helicopter operations at Camp Bonneville

The Clark County Council earlier this month approved an interlocal agreement with Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) allowing DNR to establish a forward operating base for helicopter operations at Camp Bonneville to support wildfire suppression efforts and improve fire response times. DNR has used Camp Bonneville for helicopter operations since 2019.

Learn more at https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/county-approves-dnr-helicopter-operations-camp-bonneville-support-wildfire-suppression.

Construction at Felida Community Park begins April 25

Construction of a new overflow parking lot and inclusive playground at Felida Community Park begins on April 25. Construction is expected to be completed by late July of this year. The park will be open during construction. For more information, go to: https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/felida-community-park.

179th Street Access Management and Circulation Plan FAQs

New development and growth is expected to change the 179th Street corridor within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area, from Northwest 11th Avenue to Northeast 50th Avenue. Public Works conducted a planning study, the 179th Street Access Management and Circulation Plan, to evaluate the impact of this growth on public infrastructure in the area and propose guidance for connecting new developments to existing public roads in ways that promote efficiency and safety. The plan is not a construction project and does not initiate construction or determine specific project actions; rather, it helps outline what improvements will need to be made in the area to accommodate increased traffic and population growth. Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions page for information about this plan at https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/179th-st-access-management-and-circulation-plan-faqs. 

Come work with us!

Clark County Public Works has openings for engineering technicians, equipment technicians, noxious weed control technicians, traffic engineers, highway maintenance specialists, and more. Go to https://clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county to find and apply for open positions. 

Check out this video to learn more about a variety of positions with Public Works, and see the tools and technology staff use to do their important work. 

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