Electronic Employment Application Acknowledgements

Thank you for your interest in NW Natural. Please take the time to review the following Electronic Employment Application Acknowledgments before submitting or withdrawing your electronic employment application ("application").

I understand that NW Natural accepts applications only for open positions and that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted by NW Natural in response to an application.

I also understand that I must fully complete the application for a position and any other required forms using my own typing skills, and that if I fail to complete any portion of an application, the Company may disqualify me from further consideration as an applicant.

I understand that I must complete the Work Experience section even if I include my résumé as an attachment to my application. I further understand that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

I understand and agree that any offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory results from a reference check, a urinalysis or other procedure used to detect the use of illegal drugs, a background check, a medical examination based on the essential functions of the position (where called for due to nature and requirements of the position) and a motor vehicle record check (where called for due to the nature of the position).

I understand that credit history checks may also be called for in limited circumstances, where warranted by the nature of the position. I further understand that employees in safety-sensitive positions or other covered positions are required to comply with additional Drug and Alcohol testing standards under Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, such as 49 CFR Parts 40, 199 and 382.

I authorize the Company, and its agents, to solicit information regarding my character, general reputation, previous employment and other background information, and to contact any former employers and references identified as part of this application process.

I further release and hold harmless the Company and its agents from any and all liability and damages that could relate in any way to the seeking, disclosure or use of such information.

Skill or knowledge assessment(s) may be required for certain positions. I understand that if I need any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the application process, including any skill assessment(s), I must advise NW Natural’s Employment staff so they can further assist me.

I understand that the application process and any representations made by NW Natural during this process do not constitute a contract or promise of employment. In consideration of my employment, I further agree and understand that, if I am hired, my employment with the Company is at-will and can be terminated by me or by the Company, without cause and without notice, unless otherwise provided for under the Joint Accord for Bargaining Unit employees. I understand that no representative of the Company, other than the Chief Executive Officer, has the authority to alter the status of my employment as at-will.

I understand that if I withdraw my application for a position using the online withdrawal feature, my application will not be reviewed and I will not be considered for employment in that position. I understand that if I wish to apply for the position or another position after withdrawing my application, I must resubmit a new application for the position.

I understand that NW Natural upholds its tradition of valuing its employees and provides equal employment opportunities to qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal nondiscrimination laws. To learn more about your rights and responsibilities, see: EEO, OFCCP, POLYGRAPH AND FMLA NOTICES (links below).

I certify that the information I provide using NW Natural’s Electronic Employment Application System and in any electronic application is true, correct and complete. I also understand that truthful disclosure of a criminal record is not an automatic bar to employment and that NW Natural considers the nature and gravity of the offense, the length of time that has passed since the offense or the completion of any sentence, the nature of the position for which I have applied and other factors. I am aware that any falsification, misrepresentation or omission of content contained in any application materials may result in disqualification of my application, or termination of my employment if discovered after I am hired.

Please direct questions regarding these Electronic Employment Application Acknowledgments to 503-226-4211, ext. 5403.

By submitting my electronic application to NW Natural, I agree to all of the above statements.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Family and Medical Leave Act

Pay Transparency


Equal Employment Opportunity Supplement