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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.

Do you have a position available? Submit your position today by emailing all necessary information to admin@vaawwa.org.

Plant Supervisor
Due Date: February 29, 2020

ACSA is in search of a full-time Plant Supervisor. The Plant Supervisor shall perform the following duties: supervise Plant Operators; coordinate biosolids handling; complete monthly sludge report; ensure compliance of safety rules; provide and update Standard Operations Procedures and Conditions for each treatment plant; establish controls to ensure all plant and lift stations are operating properly; ensure adequate minor repair on mechanical, electrical, and control equipment; ensure operations staff is trained on SCADA operations and equipment changes; assure subordinate(s) perform Water/Wastewater plant chemical and physical tests correctly; support and train operations staff to comply with standard operating procedures and conditions; coordinate training of new personnel; conduct plant tours; ensure accurate and timely records and reports are produced and filed, and train Senior Operators to interface with Department of Environmental Quality inspectors.

Work conditions include but are not limited to outside work in all weather conditions, possible contact with liquid water, wastewater and vapors, confined space, electricity, hazardous materials, and bloodborne pathogens. Frequent exposure to dust, fumes, noise, uneven terrain and heights is expected. Must be able to lift and carry over 100 pounds with assistance or up to 50 pounds without assistance. Will be required to work irregular schedules on an as-needed basis, which includes overtime, night duty, weekends and holidays and emergency assignments.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent plus two (2) years of college credit. Class I license in wastewater and at least three (3) years of experience as a Class I wastewater operator is required. Ability to communicate, verbally and written, understanding of basic mathematics, and mechanical and electrical knowledge is required. Applicant must possess a valid Virginia Driver License Class B with Endorsements H (hazardous material) and N (tanker vehicle).

An application with a resume may be submitted on our website at www.acsawater.com. A detailed job description is available for review online. Employment applications are available at Augusta County Service Authority Administration & Engineering Office located at 18 Government Center Lane, Verona, VA. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, personal days, and the Virginia Retirement System. Equal Opportunity Employer. Open until filled.

 Job Class: Non-Exempt

Salary: Based on experience.

Posting Date: 11/15/2019

Manager Laboratory
Due Date: February 26, 2020

The Department of Utilities/Public works is seeking an environmental science professional with leadership experience and a passion for producing quality data. Under limited supervision of the Laboratory Services Division Director, performs administrative and supervisory work in support of the County's Utilities and Public Works Department. Employee serves as the Laboratory's Quality Assurance Officer. Work includes but is not limited to performing tasks in support of the department's Environmental Compliance Program, maintaining the Laboratory's Quality System, conducting and supervising chemical and bacteriological tests of drinking water, wastewater, storm water, environmental and solid waste samples, establishing laboratory procedures, supervision of professional, technical and skilled employees, and ensuring adherence to established quality assurance standards. Employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in setting up laboratory tests and analyzing test results. This position is essential. Personnel occupying this position may be scheduled to work irrespective of weather conditions and/or when general county offices are closed.  

• Supervises and trains professional, technical and skilled employees.
• Researches analytical methods and writes standard operating procedures.
• Promotes safety awareness and enforces safety procedures.
• Conducts tests as mandated by the State Water Control Board, Virginia Department of Health, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, and other regulatory agencies, including but not limited to complex inorganic, organic and microbiological analyses.
• Performs highly technical work in support of the Laboratory Information Management System.
• Maintains required operational, maintenance and personnel training records.
• Assembles and/or installs instruments and equipment for analytical or research work.
• Oversees the performance of routine maintenance, effective troubleshooting and diagnosis of potential issues and implementation of corrective measures on complex laboratory instrumentation. 
• Participates in annual management review.
• Conducts inspections related to laboratory certification with regulatory agency personnel.
• Maintains statistical data, performs calculations and establishes related quality control limits.
• Reviews analytical data for accuracy, completeness, compliance and trending.
• Researches and selects instruments, equipment and supplies for analytical and research work. Selects appropriate methods and performs method validation.
• Updates testing procedures in response to regulatory changes. Researches, reviews, adheres to and implements regulations that pertain to the certification of the laboratory according to the Safe Drinking Water Act Program and the Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.
• Oversees record retention of Safety Data Sheets and Certificates of Analysis for laboratory chemicals.
• Monitor, trend, and interpret test results.
• Maintains awareness of local, state, and federal regulations and stays informed of changes and updates.
• Resolves problems as non-routine situations arise.
• Maintains inventory and order supplies and specifies new and replacement equipment.
• Collaborates with Division Director Laboratory Services to initiate actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leaves, performance and other personnel issues.
• Serves as the Quality Assurance and Compliance Officer for the Laboratory and is responsible for the oversight and review of quality control data.
• Fills in during the absence of the Division Director.

Bachelor's Degree in the Chemical, Environmental, Biological or Physical Sciences. At least three years of experience in the environmental analysis of organic and inorganic compounds including microbiology work, and three years of experience in a laboratory supervisory position or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. . Must have at least 24 college semester credit hours in chemistry and 16 college semester hours in general microbiology and biology. Must also have documented training and/or experience in QA/QC procedures. Possession of a valid Driver's License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must obtain First Aid and/or CPR certification(s) within six months of hire.  

Salary: $65,004.88 - $76,696.91 Annually

Apply at: http://www.spotsylvania.va.us/