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VA AWWA is pleased to provide the following listing of employment opportunities in Virginia. To search for national or international opportunities, please visit the AWWA Career Center.

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Systems Analyst/Developer I or II
Due Date: March 31, 2019

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Systems Analyst/Developer participates in information services program development and management in coordination with department directors and supervisors; prepares and maintains systems, records, and files.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 System Management

  1. Perform scripting/programming in SQL, SQL Report Builder, ASP/VBScript, PHP, C#, and AS/400 environments. Provide analytical support as needed.
  2. Provide database integration support between various software applications.
  3. Package software applications for network deployment.
  4. Maintain software update/patch appliance.
  5. Maintain hardware and update firmware on various systems as needed.
  6. Provides web design and maintenance for ACSA.
  7. Assist with development of reports from multiple datasets as needed.
  8. Assist with development of custom software applications to meet the needs of the organization.
  9. Provide support for multiple servers, computers, and devices, ensuring efficient integration of components with existing, network, and communications systems.
  10. Provides systems administrator functions for all personnel such as permissions modifications for file access and user authentication.
  11. Oversee setup and deployment of mobile devices.
  12. Oversee copying and scanning equipment maintenance.                                                                                     Personnel Support and Training 
  1. Investigate and resolve script, report, and software application issues.
  2. Troubleshoots problems with hardware, software, network, remote access connectivity, and related communication systems.
  3. Provides initial point of contact for requests from users via telephone, e-mail, inter-office mail, and the web.   Logs support requests and documents their outcome. Redirects and/or escalates support requests to the appropriate member of the Service Authority, Augusta County IT Department or external vendor.
  4. Provides end user support for Service Authority issued mobile devices.
  5. Provides training or makes training recommendations needed to fully utilize hardware and software.        KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    1. Must possess an Associate Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or any combination of relevant education and experience in these fields.   Analyst/Developer II must possess a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field; prefer (2) years previous experience and/or training in relevant information technology and/or computer operations.
    2. Proficiency with Windows (operating software and network environment) and the Microsoft Office Suite are required.
    3. Ability to communicate, both verbally and written, and read in English to understand instructions and handle customers and visitors requests.
    4. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, customers, vendors, and co-workers. Ability to perform several tasks at the same time.
  • Position requires high ethical conduct associated with access of confidential data.

Backhoe Operator/General Maintenance Worker
Due Date: December 18, 2019

To apply, please copy and paste the following link into your URL:  https://tinyurl.com/ycgrtpg4

Job Title: 

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Position Summary: This position safely drives, operates, and maintains the backhoe. In addition, will perform technical work in the maintenance and repair of water/wastewater systems. This position will spend approximately 90% in general maintenance work and 10% in equipment operations. Position may require some overtime, weekend, and holiday work as well as on-call responsibility.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Drives the backhoe to the job site. Operates in a safe manner to make required street openings, trenches, backfilling. Performs loading and unloading of excavated material from a work site.
  • Cleans, greases, and makes minor repairs to the backhoe.
  • When not operating the backhoe, the General Maintenance Worker performs the following:
    • inspects, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, installs, and repairs water distribution and wastewater collection system facilities including not limited to a) water mains, valves, hydrants and service lines; b) sewer lines, manholes and service laterals; and c) pumping and flow control facilities.
    • Performs repairs, preventive and corrective maintenance on water distribution systems, valves, hydrants, meters and mains and on wastewater collection systems, mains, manholes, clean outs etc, process equipment including; pumps, blowers, motors and maintains pumps, electrical controls, emergency signaling and related components.  Cleans and maintains wet wells, lift stations, grounds, facilities and related equipment.
    • Prepares orders for maintenance materials, supplies, spare parts and equipment.
    • Makes equipment adjustments, and reports any serious equipment problems.
    • Maintains computerized and manual records and prepares reports pertaining to the operation of the water distribution & collection systems, reviews daily work orders, completes daily reports, and makes changes as required to meet operating requirements.
    • Identifies, schedules and coordinates the work of outside utility maintenance contractors in support of project
    • Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies.  Wear and work in proper personal protective equipment.
    • Assist with operational tasks in conjunction with operators or as directed by operators
    • Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Five (5) years' experience in operating a backhoe or excavator around existing utilities.
  • Effectively and safely operates hand tools, pneumatic tools, air compressors and other small equipment related to the maintenance trades and water distribution and wastewater collection systems operations.
  • Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/ single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use
  • Ability to use and direct excavation crews for repairs of underground utilities, including past demonstrated experience using backhoe and driving a small dump truck
  • Knowledge of mechanical operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and water and wastewater systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems related to equipment in assigned work area.
  • Knowledge of proper operation of hydraulic, pneumatic and telemetry equipment.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater processes including ability to operate basic water distribution and wastewater collection systems independently.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations.

Education/Experience:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Additional trade specific courses preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license with CDL, or ability to obtain CDL within 12 months of hire.

Work Environment:

  • Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.  Employee may be required to work where regularly they may be exposed to fumes, dust and odors.
  • Some high noise levels from operations of equipment.
  • Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.
  • May have to work after normal work hours for on-call assignments.

Travel Requirements: <5% 

Join American Water.  We care about water.  It's what we do.®

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

 

 

Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee
Due Date: April 16, 2019

The City of Buena Vista is accepting applications for the positions (there are 2 openings) of “Water Quality Operator”. This position works under supervision and includes operating the wastewater plant and equipment used to collect, treat, and dispose of domestic and industrial sewage efficiently in accordance with regulatory requirements and monitoring operations to determine treatment plant efficiency and quality. Requires lifting, performing routine semi-skilled and technical work. Position requires on-call, weekends and holiday work as needed. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Although a Class III or greater license is preferred, the City will train qualified candidates. A valid VA driver’s license is required. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Excel/Word is desired. Individual hired is required to obtain a Class II license within 6 months of obtaining required hours of experience to sit for Class II exam. Salary DOQ. 

A detailed job description of this position and City application may be obtained by contacting the Department of Public Works at 540-261-1444 or water@bvcity.org. 

Submit application with resume and cover letter to: Trina Mastran, Director of Public Works, 2039 Sycamore Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or water@bvcity.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; early submittal is encouraged. Open until filled.


Water Quality Operations Supervisor (WWTP Chief Operator)
Due Date: April 16, 2019

The City of Buena Vista is accepting applications for the position of “Water Quality Operations Supervisor (WWTP Chief Operator)”. 

This position works under the supervision of the Water & Sewer Supervisor in the Public Works Department and provides oversight to staff operating and maintaining wastewater treatment facilities. Responsibilities include supervising wastewater plant functions through the implementation of policies and procedures to efficiently operate the WWTP and equipment used to collect, treat, and dispose of waterborne domestic and industrial waste in accordance with regulatory requirements. Requires performing routine semi-skilled and technical work and serves as back-up for the Laboratory Manager. Position requires employee to be on-call and work weekends and holidays as needed. Cross training in the area of water treatment may be required. 

Applicant should possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a Class II Wastewater license as issued through the Virginia authority; prefer three years of experience as a Class II but would consider less experience; prefer two (2) years of supervisory experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Must be computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office Excel and Word programs. The City is a member of the Virginia Retirement System and offers excellent benefits as part of their employment package. Salary is 45k to 55k based on qualifications. 

A detailed job description of this position and City application may be obtained by contacting the Department of Public Works at 540-261-1444 or water@bvcity.org. 

Submit application with resume and cover letter to: Trina Mastran, Director of Public Works, 2039 Sycamore Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or water@bvcity.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; early submittal is encouraged. Open until filled


Water Treatment Plant Operator
Due Date: March 22, 2019

The City of Staunton Public Works Department is seeking applicants to join its team as a Water Treatment Plant Operator.  Successful candidate operates water treatment plant equipment such as pumps, control panels, chemical feeders, filters, repairs and adjusts equipment, maintains properties, records reading of gauges, tanks and meters, dispatches emergency services for public works activities.  HS diploma/GED/equivalent training, ability to keep records, prepare accurate reports, and perform mathematical computations required.  Experience in mechanical systems and/or valid VA Waterworks License preferred.  Consideration will be given to a trainee with ability to obtain license within 18 months of hire.  Hiring Range: $14.22 - $18.25/hr DOQ/E (+) excellent benefits including health insurance and retirement.  Position works 12-hour shifts, including weekends and holidays.  This position is open unitl filled.  EOE.  Apply online at: City of Staunton Employment


PROJECT ENGINEER (CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION)
Due Date: March 31, 2019

Loudoun Water is the water and wastewater authority serving Loudoun County, Virginia – a suburb of Washington, DC and one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.  The County is home to a population of 390,000 residents, and continued growth is anticipated, bolstered by a new mass transportation link to DC. Keeping up and successfully staying ahead of the pace of development has been our trademark – and we are looking for new people to join us!

Loudoun Water has an immediate opening for a Project Engineer in its Capital Construction Department, which manages the construction of Loudoun Water’s capital improvements projects. Project management includes technical oversight and administrative management of project scope, budget, and schedule. Essential functions include:

  • Managing the construction of various water, wastewater, and reclaimed water infrastructure projects to ensure contract compliance;
  • Developing and managing project budgets;
  • Tracking the contractor’s performance against the project schedule;
  • Providing review of project designs for constructability;
  • Managing third party construction-phase services contracts;
  • Coordinating with construction inspectors, and internal and external stakeholders;
  • Leading the project testing, startup, and commissioning phases; and
  • Coordinating with regulatory agencies for project approvals.

We are looking for a highly-motivated self starter with an eye for quality, a “can-do” attitude, and excellent technical and communication skills. We offer highly competitive salaries, a stable work environment, and excellent employee benefits.

Requirements: BS degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or related field and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience, including construction experience on water and wastewater facilities and infrastructure. An MS degree related to work may be applied towards the experience requirements. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Virginia is desirable.

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, 44865 Loudoun Water Way, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE


CIVIL ENGINEER - CAPITAL DESIGN
Due Date: March 31, 2019

Loudoun Water is the water and wastewater authority serving Loudoun County, Virginia – a suburb of Washington, DC and one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.  The County is home to a population of 390,000 residents, and continued growth is anticipated, bolstered by a new mass transportation link to DC. Keeping up and successfully staying ahead of the pace of development has been our trademark – and we are looking for new people to join us!

Loudoun Water has an immediate opening for an entry-level engineer in its Capital Design Department, which manages the study and design of Loudoun Water’s capital improvements projects. Project management includes assisting with technical oversight, facilitation of internal consensus building, and administrative management of project scope, budget, and schedule. Essential functions include:

  • Assist senior engineers on tasks related to capital projects management such as review of design deliverables, preparation of permit applications, and coordination of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Collect data and gather information or documents in support of capital projects;
  • Assist with the development of study or design phase engineering services contracts and requests for proposals;
  • Support senior engineers with monitoring of project controls;
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assist with formal communication pertaining to project assignments or meetings;
  • Interact with staff, general public, officials, and contractors.

We are looking for a highly-motivated self-starters with an eye for quality, “can-do” attitude, and excellent technical and communication skills. We offer highly competitive salaries, a stable work environment, and excellent employee benefits.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field from an accredited four-year college or university. Some experience related to planning, design or construction of water and reclaimed water conveyance and treatment facilities is desired, but not required. Registration as an Engineer-in-Training is highly desirable.

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, 44865 Loudoun Water Way, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE


SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER - CAPITAL DESIGN
Due Date: March 31, 2019

Loudoun Water is the water and wastewater authority serving Loudoun County, Virginia – a suburb of Washington, DC and one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.  The County is home to a population of 390,000 residents, and continued growth is anticipated, bolstered by a new mass transportation link to DC. Keeping up and successfully staying ahead of the pace of development has been our trademark – and we are looking for new people to join us!

Loudoun Water has an immediate opening for a Senior Project Engineer in its Capital Design Department, which manages the planning and design of Loudoun Water’s capital improvements projects. Project management includes technical oversight, facilitation of internal consensus building, and administrative management of project scope, budget, and schedule. Essential functions include:

  • Serve as Loudoun Water’s technical specialist on assigned capital projects;
  • Develop study or design phase engineering service contracts and requests for proposals;
  • Actively manage project scopes, budgets, and schedules in the best interest of Loudoun Water;
  • Delegate and oversee tasks conducted by junior staff;
  • Lead internal stakeholder efforts to resolve project issues and agree design decisions;
  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies for project approvals.

We are looking for highly-motivated self-starters with an eye for quality, “can-do” attitude, and excellent technical and communication skills. We offer highly competitive salaries, a stable work environment, and excellent employee benefits.

Requirements: BS degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience, including relevant design and management experience on water or wastewater facilities and infrastructure. An MS degree in engineering may be applied towards the experience requirements. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Virginia is highly desirable.

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, 44865 Loudoun Water Way, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE


Water/Wastewater Project Manager
Due Date: March 30, 2019

Overview:
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is seeking a Project Manager in our Fairfax, Virginia office to contribute to and/or manage a wide range of challenging water/wastewater projects. This is an opportunity for an individual to join a team of energetic, highly engaged professionals in Dewberry's growing Water Service Line. The ideal candidate will have a prominent role on our team, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work with clients and engineers and other technicians on a variety of water and wastewater projects from planning through final design, construction, and commissioning. With support from the enterprise, the successful candidate will be capable of participating in business development activities, and preparing project work plans and fee estimates for task order oriented contracts.


Responsibilities

  • Manage an array of water/wastewater projects for public-sector and municipal clients.
  • Manage detailed design projects while interfacing and coordinating with clients and other engineering disciplines, technicians, and permitting specialists.
  • Prepare and monitor project work plans, schedules and budgets.
  • Design of wastewater collection systems, including sewer design and rehabilitation, and pump station design.
  • Design of water distribution, pumping, and storage systems, including system modeling.
  • Design of wastewater and water treatment processes. Small treatment plant (<100,000 gallon per day) experience is a plus.
  • Preparation of engineering reports, feasibility studies and technical memorandums for water and wastewater conveyance and treatment systems.
  • Effectively understand and communicate project expectations to project team and client.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentoring of junior staff.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending seminars, workshops, and conferences, reviewing professional publications, and actively participating in State and/or National professional societies through committee involvement and technical presentations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Qualifications 

  • Bachelors degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or related field. Master's degree will count towards years of experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the water/wastewater field.
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to apply theories, principles, concepts and practices of civil and environmental engineering to the design and construction of public water, wastewater, and reclaimed water conveyance and treatment infrastructure.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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Maintenance Planner I/II
Due Date: March 31, 2019

Open: February 8, 2019   ▪   Close: Open Until Filled

*Two positions are available; to be filled based on the candidates’ qualifications.

The Upper Occoquan Service Authority is a leader in water reclamation making a difference in the protection of the region’s waterways and the drinking water for the public. If you want to make a difference in protecting the environment and serving the residents and businesses of Northern Virginia, UOSA wants to talk to you.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

The Maintenance Planner is a maintenance management expert, with an emphasis on planning and scheduling. Work requires knowledge of the operation and maintenance of industrial facilities, equipment and systems including control, electrical, mechanical, and HVAC. The Maintenance Planner II frequently needs to communicate clearly and precisely with UOSA staff, other organizations, and the public. Work requires sound judgment when making decisions and taking initiatives in accordance with Support Systems’ Strategic Plan. The Maintenance Planner II spends a considerable amount of time administering UOSA’s CMMS.

The incumbent will perform daily and long-range maintenance planning activities within the Support Systems Section to maintain a high performance, customer service-oriented work environment. Assignments will vary and encompass a variety of tasks.

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of high school or a GED is required.
  • Maintenance Planner II: Minimum four years of journey-level trade experience and/or experience in the maintenance management of plant machinery, equipment, vehicles, structures and facilities are required. Related vocational school program is desired. Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Maintenance Planner I: Minimum six years of journey-level trade experience and/or experience in the maintenance management of plant machinery, equipment, vehicles, structures and facilities are required. Related vocational school program is desired. Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a vehicle operator's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.
  • Must have a good understanding of principles, practices, and methods used in installation, and repair of equipment and infrastructure common to wastewater treatment or similar facilities. Must have basic knowledge of predictive and preventive work practices. Must know how to plan, schedule, and execute work related to these facilities. Must be able to correctly interpret technical documentation, drawings, schematics, and specifications.
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements of position to include extensive walking, bending, stooping, climbing of stairs and ladders, lifting and/or carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to participate in applicable work-safety programs and maintain UOSA certification in Confined Space Entry.*Starting salary will be between minimum and midpoint in the range.

The vacancy notice does not imply that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed in the position.

All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, physical exam, and background check paid for by UOSA.

In order to be fully considered for the position, all applicants must submit a complete online application along with an updated resume via the UOSA website: Uosa.org/Careers > Candidate Profile.


Utilities Engineer
Due Date: April 4, 2019

Utilities Engineer Chesterfield County Department of Utilities

Who We Are

The Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is a public water and wastewater utility that uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver the highest quality service to its more than 110,000 water customers and 93,000 wastewater customers. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference in the community by meeting or exceeding water quality standards while also protecting the James River and Chesapeake Bay.  We pride ourselves in being fiscally fit, being one of only a handful of water and wastewater utilities nationwide to have achieved AAA ratings on its revenue bonds from each of the three top ratings services.   

What You Do and How You Do It

The Utilities Engineer will serve within the development section as project manager for proposals pertaining to the expansion, development, and planning of the county’s public water and wastewater systems.  

  • You will work as part of a project team to review the impacts of proposed development on the existing water and wastewater systems
  • Review site and subdivision construction plans, zoning requests, and other community development applications for compliance with county, state, and federal requirements
  • Evaluate water distribution and wastewater collection systems using computer hydraulic models, field data, and standard engineering practices
  • Prepare and review reports, drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and contracts
  • Interact with the public and collaborate with other agencies, consulting firms, and internal/external customers
  • Host or attend meetings and presentations with diverse groups of internal and external customers pertaining to the expansion of the public water and wastewater systems

 Here’s What You Need

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field; three years of engineering experience in water or wastewater systems; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Engineering-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) designation preferred.  Applicants with less than the minimum qualifications may be considered for a trainee status. 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, possess a strong technical aptitude, and have excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.  Additionally, candidate will have knowledge of water and wastewater modeling, proficient in Microsoft Office applications, be a team player, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships.

Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

The hiring range for this position is $55,583 - $85,081.

What's in it for You:

If you are passionate about making a difference in the community, join our team.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including the Virginia Retirement System defined benefit plan.  We work hard to achieve our mission, but we also value work-life balance through paid-time off and flexible work schedules.  We support professional development through career development plans, tuition reimbursement program, our award-winning learning and development programs, and opportunities for advancement within the organization.  For more information, please visit Chesterfield County Utilities Department.

We Would Love to Talk with You

A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online.  Visit careers.chesterfield.gov to complete and submit an application.  Position open until filled (first review to begin February 18, 2019).  (804) 748-1551.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

 

 


Wastewater Mechanic (Maintenance Technician)
Due Date: April 30, 2019

Summary:

The Maintenance Technician provides mechanical expertise in the design and analysis of advanced wastewater mechanical systems for AlexRenew. Work is of considerable difficulty involving troubleshooting complex problems and performing highly skilled mechanical tasks that must comply with strict regulatory requirements and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Under general direction, exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in reviewing system designs and recommending changes in plant mechanical systems. Designated as emergency personnel and must report to work in order to maintain the continuous operation of the wastewater treatment plant. Responsible for the prevention and/or mitigation of any environmental impact associated with job-related tasks, accidents, and emergency situations or conditions.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Perform major rehabilitation and replacement work on wastewater treatment equipment in order to maintain continuous operation.
  • Perform industrial mechanical maintenance (e.g., overhauls, rebuilds) on specialized wastewater plant process equipment.
  • Maintain, inspect, repair, install, troubleshoot, lubricate, and adjust AlexRenew wastewater machinery and equipment.
  • Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in produce or test methods.
  • Review project instructions and specifications to identify, modify, and plan requirements for fabrication, assembly, and testing.
  • Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate proposals for improving equipment performance.
  • Trouble-shoot complex problems and perform highly-skilled mechanical tasks.  Observe and document variations to normal operating conditions.
  • Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of ongoing preventive maintenance programs.  Perform operability review of processes, products, and plant procedures.
  • Retrieve, compile, compare, and analyze predictive maintenance data such as vibration reports, oil sample reports, and infrared analysis reports.  Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.
  • Review product specifications and system designs pertaining to wastewater treatment equipment.
  • Generate and close work orders using the AVANTIS system.
  • Attend training classes or seminars on new equipment and processes. May be asked to train other personnel who will be involved in the maintenance of equipment.
  • Actively promotes safe behaviors and health awareness at all times in the execution of daily tasks.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in wastewater or water treatment plants; or industrial facility required.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) desired.
  • Knowledge of the general maintenance of pumps such as centrifugal pumps, and chemical metering pumps as needed to troubleshoot, perform inspections, and installation; wastewater equipment such as blowers, aeration systems, valves, regulators, disinfection equipment, bar screens, grit removal equipment, conveyance systems, level and flow controls, pneumatic and control systems, cranes, and centrifuges as needed to maintain continuous wastewater treatment plant operation required; operation of building service equipment such as boilers (200-400HP), heat exchangers, air compressors, auxiliary engines and diesel generators, HVAC systems, and fuel handling systems (natural gas and methane gas) preferred.
  • Ability to perform mechanical maintenance on building service equipment and wastewater treatment equipment such as pumps, blowers, aeration systems, disinfection equipment, grit removal equipment, conveyance systems, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems, boilers, HVAC systems, and centrifuges.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand and listen to others in order to take direction.
  • Ability to recognize trends in mechanical systems as needed to identify and recommend more efficient and effective replacement equipment.
  • Ability to analyze historical data from sources such as SCADA and CMMS as needed to troubleshoot equipment problems and determine reasons for equipment failure.
  • Ability to read technical prints, technical instructions, mechanical drawings, and procedure manuals desired.
  • Ability to write as needed to compose technical reports and create standard operating procedures desired.
  • Ability to conduct research as needed to keep abreast of new technology and product availability.
  • Ability to analyze various reports to include vibration reports, infrared reports, and oil sample reports.
  • Ability to review contractual specifications to ensure work is completed as required.
  • Ability to use computer software programs (i.e., MS Suite, Op10, Avantis, SCADA, Intranet, Internet).

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand for nine hours a day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 82 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception, near and far acuity, color and field of vision. The employee would be required to constantly communicate with management and coworkers, and to listen for emergency sirens and alarms.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.  

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings and some outdoor work required. Some areas of the plant are hot and humid at times.  

 

Disclaimer:

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Wastewater Plant Operator (Operations Technician_
Due Date: April 30, 2019

Summary:

The Operations Technician is responsible for providing expertise in the operation of AlexRenew Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) in support of the team and shift leaders to ensure effective and efficient operations of liquids and solids treatment processes. Assignments are of moderate difficulty involving working individually and in a team environment under minimal supervision.  Work requires considerable initiative and independent judgment while adhering to strict regulatory requirements and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Request for assistance may come from all areas of the facility. This position is designated as emergency personnel and must report to work in order to maintain the continuous operation of the water resource recovery facility and pumping stations. This position is responsible for the prevention and/or mitigation of any environmental impact associated with job-related tasks, accidents and emergency situations or conditions.  Operations Technician work schedule is a varying twelve (12) hour rotating day and night shift.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and operate work stations throughout the production processes of the facility. Perform process control setting changes/adjustments to make necessary process improvements.  Record operating data such as process conditions, test results, and instrument readings.
  • Monitor Operator10 software system for accuracy; recommend changes in data collection and display.
  • Recommend changes in process by analyzing short-term and long-term process data, including data in Operator10 and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), developing and interpreting graphs and tables.
  • Create or redesign existing logs and complete incident and high-flow reports as needed.
  • Provide on-the-job training in the operation of plant processes and off-plant pump stations and interceptor system, including start-ups, transitions, safety and shutdowns, and programs such as SCADA, Operator 10, Avantis, and Facility Information Management System (FIMS).
  • Provide input and/or prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs). Evaluate and provide input on new production processes.
  • Actively participate and support the Environmental Management System (EMS) program.
  • Monitor recording instruments, flow meters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listen for warning signals, in order to verify conformity of process conditions.
  • Control or operate chemical processes or systems of machines, using panel boards, control boards, or semi-automatic equipment.
  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency, and product quality.
  • Collect representative samples of products, and conduct quality control tests in order to monitor processing, and to ensure that standards are met.  Review laboratory test reports for process adjustments.
  • Regulate or shut down equipment during emergency situations.
  • Patrol work areas to ensure proper operations and maintenance of all equipment and infrastructure. .
  • Maintain local supply inventory, and generate and close completed work order requests.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot processes and equipment for the purpose of informing higher level multi-skilled workers and specialists of problems and potential problems.
  • Monitor off-loading of chemicals from trucks to storage tanks and loading of sludge trucks to dispose of bio-solids.
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and remediate abnormal operating conditions. Monitor process for the purpose of informing other staff of problems and potential problems.
  • Actively promotes safe behaviors and health awareness at all times in the execution of daily tasks.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalent required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in operation of wastewater treatment plants; or one year as an Operator-in-Training at AlexRenew.
  • Valid Virginia Class 2 Waste Water Works Operator license required; ability to obtain Class 1 within one year of continuous employment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in writing as needed to complete technical reports and provide instruction to others including external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Virginia Pollution and Discharge and Elimination Systems (VPDES) permit and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of storm water permits and regulations.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment facility equipment tolerances as needed to recognize variations to normal operating conditions.
  • Knowledge of wastewater unit processes and their interrelationships.
  • Ability to troubleshoot wastewater equipment problems as needed to develop and implement solutions.
  • Ability to operate work stations within the plant as well as offsite pump stations.
  • Ability to read technical prints, drawings, and diagrams.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to use computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; Operator 10, Avantis, Facility Information Management System (FIMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these functions. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand for nine hours a day. The employee occasionally lifts up to 49 pounds and/or moves up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception, near and far acuity, color and field of vision. The employee would be required to communicate with management and coworkers, and to listen for emergency sirens and alarms.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings and some outdoor work required. Some areas are hot and humid at times.   

 

Disclaimer:

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Director of Environmental Performance
Due Date: April 30, 2019

Summary:

AlexRenew, a premier water resource recovery enterprise, is seeking an experienced Leader in Environmental Policy and Performance to lead the development and management of overall organizational regulatory compliance and cross functional environmental programs and projects.  You will:  serve as a one stop shop to advise our non-environmental teams on environmental considerations; provide leadership, management for environmental programs to include pretreatment, sustainability, laboratory, regulatory and operational performance to deliver results under time pressures and with complex deliverables, including audit and quality processes; present project plans for approval by executive team and manage cross functional teams to deliver against stated goals; follow national and international trends in water resource recovery and share opportunities for organizational leadership in implanting utility of the future ideals.  A keen understanding of environmental regulations, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, environmental policy development and implementation and watershed management is important to this role.

 

The role requires a driven individual with a passion for environmental protection and a demonstrated collaborative spirit who wants to promote innovation, creativity and promote collaborative business solutions. Additional requirements include strong analytical and critical thinking skills, superb communication and interpersonal skills, poise when confronted with sudden setbacks, ability to make decisions with 80% information, thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly, creative and analytical problem solver, and consistent track record of project management and engineering.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of AlexRenew’s environmental performance within your department and the organization.
  • Establish, monitor and audit AlexRenew’s environmental management systems to continually improve process, compliance, financial and sustainable efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure that AlexRenew operations are in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Lead the cross functional development and implementation of environmental policies and practices, including VEEP, EMS and ISO standards organization wide.
  • Collaborate extensively with Human Resources, Safety, Finance, Communications, Operations, Maintenance, Engineering  and other AlexRenew teams.
  • Educate AlexRenew team members on environmental programs and policies.
  • Manage the AlexRenew Pretreatment program in accordance with requirements of the VPDES permit and state and federal regulations. Participates in development of control strategies and policies for sewer discharge and other water quality issues. Coordinate and collaborate with appropriate City and/or County staff in such development and implementation.
  • Lead the laboratory management and functions at AlexRenew.
  • Oversee, manage and audit AlexRenew data and recordkeeping for all regulatory compliance requirements, including wastewater, storm water, air, recycle, wastes, ISO, EMS and other requirements.
  • Provide policy guidance and practices to Executive Staff on regulatory compliance.
  • Follow new digital, technology and employee trends and provide recommendations to the Executive Team for implementation of new ideas in support of Utility of the Future and Utility Worker of the Future ideals.
  • Keep up to data with environmental regulation and legislation issues.
  • Liaise with relevant bodies such as local authorities, public bodies and relevant national associations.
  • Audit, analyze and report environmental performance to internal and external stakeholders and regulatory bodies.
  • Promote and raise awareness, at all levels of an organization, of the impact of emerging environmental issues.

 

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environment, science, sustainability, business, management or other related field required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible environmental and compliance experience preferred.
  • Self-starter with innovation, integrity and attention to details.
  • Excellent understanding of sustainability and environmental topics and fundamentals (such as: sustainable design, planning policy, waste, carbon/energy, responsible sourcing, water, land use change, and certification systems).
  • Experience with data visualization and data analysis.
  • Experience working in and building cross-functional teams, resolving issues, building consensus and working towards agreements during the entire project lifecycle and after the initial project phases are complete - ability to build and maintain strong and positive relationship across the organization.
  • Experience interacting with interdisciplinary project teams and international partners.
  • Able to communicate effectively, and to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a concise way to a non-technical audience, and vice versa.
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple projects with competing priorities and different timescales (i.e.: checkpoints with long-term goals while completing shorter term goals).
  • Demonstrated passion for environmental and sustainability practices, especially recycling and conservation of finite resources.
  • Exceptional program or project management experience required.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee strength demands are typical of office work, and include lifting up to 10 pounds, and minimal pushing or pulling.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the work is performed primarily indoors, primarily in a climate controlled office environment, however outdoor trips are necessary to conduct field inspections.

 

Disclaimer:

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Water-Wastewater Operator I
Due Date: September 1, 2019

Colchester Utilities is seeking a full time Water-Wastewater Operator I in Lorton, VA. Below is a brief
job description of the position. We offer a competitive benefits package and salary. Please apply at the
link below:

Job Title

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities. Assists with maintaining plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Performs general cleaning of grounds and buildings. Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Operates and maintains water and/or wastewater treatment equipment, ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental protection limits.
  • Monitors and samples well and groundwater upon entry to the system. Adjusts treatment levels when below-standard variances are detected. Samples water prior to exiting system.
  • Detects and reports atypical conditions, such as: damaged, malfunctioning and tampered meters, detecting and reporting leaks, high/low consumption, exposed wiring and other safety hazards.
  • Conducts ongoing repairs to equipment, or shuts down equipment for more extensive maintenance and repair, activating alternate equipment as needed. Requests services of outside maintenance vendor for major repairs and overhauls.
  • Activates pumps, valves and other processing equipment to move water through various treatment processes. Disposes of waste materials removed from water in line with Company procedures and government controls.
  • Assists Lead Operator with emergency procedures in the event of overflow or spill of chemicals or unpurified water. Follows safety protocol.
  • Adds chemicals to water by predetermined formula. Advises Lead Operator when minimum inventory levels of these materials have been reached.
  • Reads and interprets meters and gauges on central control panel, or at individual machines or stages in the treatment process. Adjusts controls as needed. Retrieves computer reports on treatment process.
  • Prepares reports and maintains logs on meter readings, tests, chemical and equipment usage, and all other recordkeeping requirements; maintains various Company records and other reports as required by the state.
  • Back-washes filters and basins; handles chlorine in a safe, effective manner; assures proper working order of chlorine-related equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains treatment plant, pumping stations and wells; prepares and paints equipment, walls and floors.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and adherence to Company policies and standards.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and reports safety concerns to Area Manager.
  • Constant, independent travel daily between worksites on Company time.
  • Must work On-Call in rotation as scheduled; responds to emergency situations as required.

Computer Skills

Required: MS Word, Excel; ability to learn internal software programs

Preferred: Outlook

Education

Required: HS Diploma or GED

Certifications/Licenses

Currently holds first-level operator license per state regulation, or ability to attain within 1 year of employment; may be in the process of obtaining second-level license; must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Experience

Requires 2 – 4 years mechanical experience, including at least 1 year specializing in chemical treatment of water and/or wastewater and/or a minimum of 1 year in water and/or wastewater utility field with experience in the operation and maintenance of ground-water supplied water systems and associated distribution system.

Physical Demands

Moderate to heavy physical demands, including lifting (75 lbs.), walking (10+ miles daily), climbing and mechanical repair.

 

Click on the link below to view the full job description and submit your application!

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2345322


Assistant Director of Utilities
Due Date: June 7, 2019

Performs complex professional, technical, administrative, and supervisory work related to the operation, expansion, and planning of the County's water transmission, storage, and distribution systems as well as the County's wastewater collection, pumping and transmission systems. Responsible for programming the maintenance and improvement of the County's water supply reservoir and water treatment plants (surface water and reverse osmosis). Working within broad policy and organizational guidelines, independently plans and implements projects and reports progress of major activities through periodic meetings with supervisor. Employee must exercise initiative, independent judgment, tact, and courtesy in the performance of job duties. Reports to the Director of Utilities. 

This position is open until filled; application review will begin in 2 weeks. 
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply!

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Click the link below to view the examples of duties and full job description: Assistant Director of Utilities  

Hiring salary: $84,522 +/- DOQ. 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, or related field. 
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience dealing with municipal water systems, maintenance, and construction, and three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. 

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license; possess and maintain a driving record that meets established Gloucester County Driving Standards.
  • Possession of Virginia Professional Engineer (PE) license. 

 

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a completed application with a minimum of 3 professional references must be listed on application. (Note: Professional references are individuals who can attest to your job related knowledge, skills and abilities while working or in a volunteer capacity and are not family or personally related. Professional references should include job title, company name and address, phone numbers and email address if available.)

For complete job description and to apply on-line, visit our website at www.gloucesterva.jobs.

Gloucester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EMPLOYEE UTILIZATION IN ADVERSE WEATHER AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
All Gloucester County employees are subject to being assigned to specific positions and tasks during a "Declared Emergency" as support personnel, by the County Administrator, the Emergency Management Director, or the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Once assigned, this would be the same as a regular work assignment and all policies and procedures for duty assignments apply. (Please see Gloucester County Administrative Policy 101.1 - Employee Utilization in Adverse Weather and Emergency Conditions.)


Conveyance Systems Maintenance Technician
Due Date: March 31, 2019

Loudoun Water, located in Ashburn VA is a public utility that provides water and wastewater service to customers in Loudoun County.  We offer highly competitive salaries, a stable work environment and excellent employee benefits!

The position will perform routine work in the operations and maintenance of water/sewer collection and distribution facilities. Assist in installing and repairing pumps, valves, comminutor grinders, and motors, semiskilled preventive and corrective mechanical maintenance repairs on pumps, pressure regulating and level control valves, generators, HVAC equipment, piping, meters, comminutors, and valves. Operate mowers, flushing equipment, pump alignment tools and other equipment utilized in water and sewer utility operations and maintenance.

Requirements: Graduation from high school. Basic mechanical experience is preferred. Work in an outdoor environment, perform labor intensive task. Be available to work "on-call" status. Work overtime as required to carry out job responsibilities and duties.

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, PO Box 4000, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE


Operations Manager (Water Reclamation)
Due Date: March 31, 2019

Position Summary:
Performs supervisory plant operations work in support of the Authority's water reclamation program. The work includes responsibility for assessing plant operations of an advanced water reclamation facility and making appropriate recommendations to ensure effluent is properly treated, and for supervising the work of plant operator personnel.  Advanced treatment consists of various biological, chemical and physical unit processes such as BNR activated sludge, denite filters, ultraviolet disinfection and biosolids incineration.  Experienced workers initiate their own daily assignments, follow through on matters, and use independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions to deal with standard recurring situations.  This position is also responsible for the followiing:

  • Embracing performance excellence and the Malcolm Baldrige Framework. 
  • Evaluating and ensuring work processes are documented, measurable and effective.
  • Understanding stakeholder requirements and seeking continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Exhibiting and emphasizing the Authority’s mission, vision, and values; and supports the Authority’s initiatives and business goals, and ensures this is communicated to all direct and indirect reports.
  • Leading by example and engages, inspires and encourages other employees.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervises staff.  Assigns and reviews work.  Takes actions to adjust work, staffing and operations to meet requirements.  Recommends selection of new employees, trains and evaluates staff, and takes appropriate actions to improve performance when necessary.  Initiates actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leave, performance and other personnel actions.
  • Generates budget information and justifications for designated areas.  Signs off on all Operations Department requisitions.  Monitors budget expenses throughout the year to ensure accurate expenses for Operations Department budget requests. Orders capital budget items. Codes requisitions to designated budget categories.
  • Visually observes plant processes and makes operational recommendations ensuring that the plant is continuously operated within parameters set for the facility.
  • Ensures DMR data is accurate and that appropriate responses are generated.  Ensures that any DMR permit violations are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that biosolids disposal is in compliance with all regulatory requirements including air quality permit limits.
  • Reviews and analyzes the laboratory data and recommends process adjustments.   Justifies and documents excursions of operational data.
  • Emphasizes housekeeping by assigning and overseeing responsibilities to shifts on duty.
  • Ensures proper operation of plant storm water system to keep in compliance with storm water permit.     
  • Ensures proper operation of odor control equipment.
  • Ensures operator safety.
  • Ensures proper communication between shifts. Routinely meets with shift operators to discuss plant operations.  Confers with Maintenance, Administration, and Water Reclamation staff regularly. Schedules and facilitates meetings. Reviews documentation and recommendations of others for impact on Operations Department. Reviews and signs reports.
  • Coordinates approved training for designated areas. Reschedules personnel to accommodate training needs. Promotes WR Operator Career Path Program and Skill Level development at all levels. Writes standard operating procedures (SOPs) to standardize plant operation. Reviews and provides comments to Operations Department generated SOPs. Keeps Operations Protocols updated and distributed as process changes are made.
  • Involved in analysis and implementation of plant modifications. Coordinates needs and requirements of overall plant operation with plant expansion consultants and contractors as it relates to the plant modifications or upgrades.
  • Coordinates and conducts plant tours for groups. Conducts yearly Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plant inspections. Remains current with technology, for example, by attending annually the state conference or equivalent.  Prepares and delivers technical presentations. 
  • Communicates with Regional Wastewater Authorities on matters pertaining to plant operations.
  • Monitors and ensures complete optimization of all wastewater chemicals and plant processes.
  • Functions as a Contract Administrator, for example, on sludge hauling.
  • Prepares effective memoranda, letters and reports providing staff with direction.
  • Coordinates with laboratory to obtain data critical to plant processes. Coordinates with the lab sampling required for process monitoring and permit compliance, for example, whole effluent toxicity testing.
  • Communicates closely with the Maintenance Department regarding priorities, special projects and routine maintenance. As an essential employee, has 24/7 responsibility for plant operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.  

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts and practices of treating wastewater; effective methods and techniques of adjusting wastewater treatment operations to meet requirements; effective techniques of supervision; principles of report writing and correspondence; computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; English usage, spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to analyze data and determine appropriate adjustments to plant operations to meet requirements; supervise the work of plant personnel working on shifts; implement personnel actions that are appropriate and within established guidelines; recommend changes in personnel policies and guides to address situations specific to plant operations; prepare and administer budgets; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates strong management skills to enhance staff development producing a highly trained and motivated staff to achieve Division goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates excellent planning and organizational decision making skills.
  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the wastewater treatment field including at least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Or combination of education and experience as described above. 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering or related field.
  • Nine or more years of progressively responsible experience in the wastewater treatment field in a supervisory position. 

Special Requirements:

  • Virginia Class I Wastewater Operator's License, or the ability to obtain within 3 years.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license consistent with Service Authority policy requirements.
     

Reporting to this Position:

  • Supervises and directs the work of others.

Civil Engineer
Due Date: April 17, 2019

Lynchburg Water Resources is seeking an experienced Civil Engineer to be responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the City's civil and environmental engineering projects and day-to-day operations.  Responsibilities will include managing projects related to water distribution and storage, sanitary sewer collection, water and wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operation, stormwater collection and BMP management, and other projects within the department.  For more information about this opportunity go to www.lynchburgva.gov.  


Utility Supervisor
Due Date: March 2, 2020

This position is open until filled; all interested parties are encouraged to apply!
Review of applications and the interview process will begin in 2 weeks.  
 
Performs supervisory and administrative work coordinating and supervising operations, maintenance, and construction inspection duties for the water distribution and wastewater collection systems for the County Utilities Department. Employee must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy, and firmness communication with customers, contractors, and the general public. Reports to the Assistant Director of Utilities.  

Utility Supervisor - Hiring salary is $61,016.00 +/- DOQ.
 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. Oversees and inspects the daily activities of the department's Utility Workers, and Pump Station Maintenance Technicians; establishes operating policies and procedures; oversees and participates in maintenance and repair of various pumps, lines, and fixtures in the County water distribution, and sewage collection system; estimates required materials and equipment needed to complete projects; ensures adherence to applicable safety regulations.  Manages personnel directly or through subordinates; hires and trains employees; assigns and monitors work; evaluates personnel; counsels employees as necessary.
  2. Oversees all preventive maintenance programs for the water distribution and wastewater collection facilities and structures; approves repair and maintenance schedules. Schedules, inspects, and performs preventive maintenance on equipment; replaces defective equipment and fixtures. 
  3. Responds to complaints and inquiries from customers, County employees, professionals, etc.; responds to after-hours calls when needed. 
  4. Solicits competitive bids from commercial contractors, as needed; monitors and manages the work of contractors. 
  5. Manages line location program.
  6. Assists Assistant Director of Utilities with site plan review; oversees construction inspection and acceptance of new construction; performs GIS mapping updates.
  7. Assists in managing and monitoring the department budget; purchases supplies and equipment.
  8. Administers the County's Cross Connection Control Program; conducts inspections of businesses for cross connection and backflow prevention devices, ensures timely testing of such devices. 
  9. Administers the County's Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Program.
  10. Maintains a variety of records and prepares reports.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 - Possession of an Associate's Degree in Management, Engineering, Construction or related field.

- Seven (7) to ten (10) years of directly related and progressively responsible supervisory and management experience.
- Possession of Class IV Waterworks Operator certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals preferred.
- Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 - Possession of a valid driver's license; possess and maintain a driving record that meets established Gloucester County Driving Standards.
 - Pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination. Employee may be subject to subsequent physical examinations to ensure he/she meets job-related physical requirements. 

To be considered for this position, your online application must include your cover letter, resume and professional references.  A minimum of 3 professional references MUST be listed on the application. (Note: Professional references are individuals who can attest to your job related knowledge, skills and abilities while working or in a volunteer capacity AND are not family or personally related. Professional references should include job title, company name and address, phone numbers and email address if available.)

For complete job description and to apply on-line, visit our website at www.gloucesterva.jobs.

Gloucester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EMPLOYEE UTILIZATION IN ADVERSE WEATHER AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
All Gloucester County employees are subject to being assigned to specific positions and tasks during a "Declared Emergency" as support personnel, by the County Administrator, the Emergency Management Director, or the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Once assigned, this would be the same as a regular work assignment and all policies and procedures for duty assignments apply. (Please see Gloucester County Administrative Policy 101.1 - Employee Utilization in Adverse Weather and Emergency Conditions.)


Civil Engineer
Due Date: June 21, 2019

Loudoun Water, a public water and sewer utility located in Ashburn, Virginia, has an opening for a Civil Engineer in the Engineering Division, Land Development department.   The Civil Engineer will represent Loudoun Water through engagements with external and internal stakeholders; interact with developers, land owners, engineers, consultants, contractors, and the general public; work on a variety of development projects involving various aspects of planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of public water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems and infrastructure.  The Civil Engineer will be responsible for guiding his/her assigned projects throughout the entitlement, permitting, design, construction, and approval development stages. 

 Essential functions include:

  • Providing engineering review of the design of Developer initiated residential, commercial, multi-family and industrial projects
  • Working with inspections and field services staff to resolve construction related issues
  • Ensuring construction design plans meet all required Loudoun Water standards, specifications, and design guidelines
  • Analyzing engineering design and calculations
  • Representing Loudoun Water on projects in regard to site plans and development
  • Reviewing and analyzing construction costs
  • Working on principally, but not limited to, the planning, design and construction of water, wastewater, and reclaimed water pipelines, wastewater pumping stations, storage and transmission facilities.

We are looking for a self-starter with a strong ability to multi-task, an eye for quality, and with excellent technical and communication skills. We offer competitive salaries, a stable work environment and excellent employee benefits. 

Requirements: BS degree in Civil Engineering or engineering related field. Experience in land development, project management, design, and/or construction of water and wastewater projects is highly desired. Registration as an Engineer-in-Training is also desirable but not required.  

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, PO Box 4000, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE