Public Works

Dennis Houk – City Supervisor/Building Official
Request for Public Records

5-31-2024: Public Work Job Opening – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
The City of South Bend is accepting applications for a Public Works Maintenance Technician.
This is a full-time position, excellent benefits and hourly pay DOE.
Position may be eligible for overtime, on-call and standby pay.
Position requires: High school diploma or equivalent, valid Washington State Driver’s License, Washington State Commercial Driver’s License and the ability to pass a physical/drug test.
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, current resume and City of South Bend application.
Applications may be picked up at

South Bend City Hall
1102 W. First Street

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Please call 360-875-5571 for more information.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer

3-17-2024 NOTICE UPDATE: Fire Hydrant flushing has not been completed and will continue as time permits.
1-2-2024 NOTICE: Starting the beginning of January 2024 and through the end of February 2024 we will be flushing the city’s fire hydrants.  During this time you may notice some discolor and fluctuation of water pressure. If you do notice any discoloration, know that it is safe to drink and should clear up by running your faucet for 5-10 minutes.  If it does not clear up at this time please call City Hall at 306-875-5571.

12-5-2023 NOTICE: The South Bend Water Department (Water System ID# 81500 Y) has exceeded the action level of lead in two of our ten sample locations. Lead can cause serious health problems. Public education materials are available from the following link or by calling the South Bend Water Department at (360) 875-5571 to request a copy of our public education materials.

The Public Works & Utilities Department is responsible for planning, developing, constructing, and maintaining water, wastewater, and solid waste public infrastructure for the City of South Bend. It is responsible for providing South Bend residences, businesses, and industries with a sufficient and continuous supply of potable water that meets compliance standards set by the federal and state government, the collection and processing of wastewater, collection, and disposal of trash and processing of recyclable materials. Road construction and maintenance, streets, and traffic management are also the responsibility of this department.


Small Works Roster & Consultant Services

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) Rosters is the new online shared Small Public Works Contractor Roster and Consultant Services Roster for local governments in Washington State, including the City of South Bend, to search for eligible Contractor and Consultant service providers by service category.

The City of South Bend will no longer maintain Small Works and Consultant rosters separate from those provided by MRSC.

For Contractors and Consultants

MRSC Rosters is a convenient and cost-effective way for marketing services to Agencies statewide through only one registration process.

Register for the City’s Roster by clicking on the links below

Operated by the not-for-profit Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington (MRSC) , the MRSC Rosters is a fee-based service for all participants charged annually; however Contractors and Consultants do have a free option to register for individual Agency rosters.

Additional Information

What is MRSC Rosters?

MRSC Rosters is an online database for Washington State local government agencies (cities, counties, school districts, and special districts) to solicit work from contractors eligible to bid on small public works projects (projects under $200,000) and to solicit work from consultants. As a shared roster system, MRSC Rosters provides agencies with access to a current contractor and consultant list, while at the same time allowing contractors and consultants the marketing advantage of reaching multiple agencies through just one roster application process.

Advantages of MRSC Rosters

  • Promotes efficiency in government
  • Provides a single application process for contractors/consultants
    to register with multiple agencies
  • Allows agencies to share costs
  • Reduces individual agency staffing needs
  • Provides access to a much larger pool of contractors/consultants
  • Allows ease of electronic search and notification
  • Provides more and lower bids from qualified contractors/consultants

How does it work?

1. MRSC accepts and processes electronic applications from contractors and consultants and checks them for compliance with the new mandatory bidder responsibility criteria.

2. Once a contractor/consultant is verified, their account is activated and participating agencies are able to search for a contractor/consultant by service category or alphabetical listing.

3. After generating an email list of potential bidders, the agencies can send out requests for proposals.

4. To fulfill Washington State statutory requirements, MRSC will advertise on behalf of all participating agencies in the Daily Journal of Commerce, indicating that they are using the MRSC Rosters.

Who is Involved?

There has been an overwhelming interest in participating in MRSC Rosters. After being online for only about two months, there are already 60 agencies, 250 consultants, and 320 contractors on the roster, with more joining daily. Currently, participating agencies are within the following counties: Clallam, King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom. MRSC is marketing the MRSC Rosters throughout Washington State, with more agencies steadily joining.

For assistance with the application process contact:

Ellen J. Hutchinson
MRSC Rosters Manager
Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington
2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98121-1280
Phone: 206-625-1300, extension 105

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City of South Bend!