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$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Maintanence and Operations Supervisor - Water Division

The City is seeking an innovative and experienced leader to strategically align the Public Works Department Water Division with the City's values within a culture of Lean Six Sigma. The Water Maintenance and Operations Supervisor manages employees, financial resources, equipment, and budget. This position is responsible for directing the operation, maintenance and repair of the City's drinking water system for a population of approximately 68,000 via 318 miles of water mains, five production water wells, seven reservoirs and five booster stations.

Responsibilities will include:

• Plan, schedule and administer the Operations/Maintenance Division functions of Source and Supply, Water Treatment, Water Quality, Transmission and Distribution, Maintenance and Process Control, including related regulatory compliance programs.
• Interpret and apply Federal, State and local health, and environmental regulations and requirements.
• Integrate and implement programs and best practices to support effective maintenance and compliance based on industry knowledge and research.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with City policy, union contracts, workplace expectations ensuring alignment between the work program and departmental strategy.
• Develop standard operating procedures and implement policy and procedural changes.
• Respond to citizen concerns and issues; determine and recommend appropriate resolutions to maintain positive customer relations. Provide quality customer service in a timely, thorough and effective manner.
• Develop and monitor short and long-term strategic plans for the Division.
• Respond to emergencies as required and coordinate activities with other responders to provide a safe, efficient and effective response.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:
• Two years of college level courses in a related field.
• Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in water operations or related area.
• Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or lead capacity.
• Combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job.
• Bachelor's degree preferred.

Licenses and Requirements:

• Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards.
• Certification by the Department of Health as a Water Distribution Manager IV (WDM 4) (required by WAC 246-290).

Selection Process:

Please apply at

Closes: June 4, 2017


$5628 -$6843/month (plus benefits)

The City of Everett is accepting applications on an open/competitive basis for the civil service examination for WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR III. All vacancies in this job class will be filled from the ranked Civil Service register established from the examination process until the register expires in 12 months or is depleted. Hiring offers are contingent upon successful completion of a City-paid medical evaluation and drug screen. Extensive background checks will be conducted. Union membership is required within 30 days of hire. New hires begin employment at the first step of the salary range.

The Water Treatment Plant Operator III has responsible charge of operating and maintaining the Everett Water Filtration Plant and related facilities. The work and duties of those in this classification ensure that the plant processes meet all regulatory requirements on a continual basis, and that established policies and procedures for plant operation are followed. Work in this class involves acting as the lead shift operator in the continuous operation of Everett’s Water Filtration Plant (WTP) and related facilities, including the adjustment, repair, and maintenance of equipment. The work also involves the supervision and training of Water Treatment Plant Operators in lower levels. Employees in this class may act as the senior water treatment plant operator in his/her absence and at the direction of the chief operator, and they will receive specialized assignments. The work is performed during an assigned shift under the general supervision of the senior or chief water treatment plant operator. Work performance is generally evaluated on the basis of proper operation of the plant, inspections, reports, compliance with established operating and maintenance practices and procedures, adherence to safety standards, and other established performance criteria.

This is the third level in the Plant Operator series. Employees of this class are responsible for the execution of standing operating orders, emergency actions, supervision of lower level employees assigned to the shift, and the maintenance of the shift logs in order to monitor water quality standards.

The following illustrative examples of work may apply:
• Employees in this class perform essentially the same functions as the Water Treatment Plant Operators I and II, but are expected to perform with a higher level of awareness, judgment, and proficiency, and must have the experience, training, and competence to troubleshoot problems and perform most emergency repairs. The Water Treatment Operator III also performs the following additional work:
• Address a variety of personnel needs and issues, including work flow, documentation of leave usage, adherence to payroll reporting standards, and monitoring overtime.
• Operate a variety of equipment, machinery, and control systems including chemical feed and mixing equipment, automated sampling devices, large manually or electrically operated valves and slide gates, pumping devices, blowers, compressors, hoists, generators, and pneumatic devices.
• Assist in the maintenance and preparation of a variety of written procedures, records, reports, and logs required by management and regulatory agencies.
• Apply the practices, procedures, techniques, regulations and laws relating to water treatment.
• Monitor treatment processes, observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meter and gauge readings and test results. Report unusual conditions to the Day Operator, Senior Operator, or Process Analyst.
• Use hand and power tools to make limited repair and adjustments to equipment.
• Initiate purchase requisitions for materials and supplies. May act as a liaison when assistance is required from other City work groups.
• May act as lead contact person for special projects and ongoing activities such as safety, training, treatment studies, tours, and public education.
• Supervise, coordinate, and participate in the training of employees and ensure adherence to proper work methods, policies, and safety precautions.
• Perform routine chemical, biological, and bacteriological analyses without supervision, and ensure that laboratory quality control protocol is maintained.
• Operate the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in order to execute programmed operational aides for the treatment plant processes.
• Maintain an employee-hour reporting document for his/her shift.
• Safely load and unload materials and equipment including the transfer and storage of hazardous materials.
• Learn and apply safety practices and procedures related to water treatment.
• Responsible for workplace safety when in charge of a field crew or assigned shift.
• Participate in emergency responses.
• Perform regular preventative and predictive maintenance tasks on various types of machinery.
• Safely board and operate watercraft
• Perform other related duties as required.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are considered to be critical to successful performance in this position:
Considerable Knowledge of:
• Pumps, electric motors, piping, control systems and other equipment common to water treatment facilities.
• Modern water treatment practices, hydraulic principles, water quality regulations and routine and investigative water quality analysis.
• Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to maintenance and operations work, including proper confined space entry techniques and all applicable safety regulations.
• Methods and precautions in storing and handling of chemicals used in water treatment, such as dry and liquid polymers, alum, sodium hypo chlorite, and liquid hydrofluorosilic acid.
• Established water quality sampling methods and requirements for process control and regulatory compliance, including sample handling, preservation, and chain-of-custody procedures.
Skill and Ability to:
• Operate all water treatment equipment and make calculations for operating adjustments.
• Exercise sound judgment under stress and solve problems in a logical and objective manner.
• Recognize abnormal conditions and trends in the filter plant’s treatment processes, and provide proper responses to such conditions and trends.
• Maintain a safe and clean work area; clean and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
• Read, understand, and follow technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and related materials.
• Apply interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and good judgment.
• Plan and supervise the work of subordinate employees.
• Train, supervise, and evaluate personnel; plan, organize, and guide the work activities of others.
• Assist in the training of subordinate operators in maintenance and operations procedures.
• Understand effective personnel supervision and management practices.
• Proactively address potential employee issues.
• Maintain accurate operating logs and records.
• Analyze and act on a variety of data and instrument readings with a high degree of understanding.
• Effectively operate computers and utilize software to accomplish the necessary input and output of information used to monitor equipment, record test data, and accomplish reports.
• Receive citizen phone calls in a pleasant manner and perform emergency dispatching for other City departments after hours and on weekends.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other city staff, and the public.
• Communicate information, instructions, and/or assignments effectively either orally and in writing, and perform delegated specialized work assignments without close supervision.
• Relate to others in a courteous and respectful manner.
• Maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
• Work safely and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and with City laws, policies, and standards.
• Support diversity and multicultural understanding in the workplace.

• Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and a minimum of two (2) years of college-level coursework or equivalent technical training in chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, or related field. Relevant work experience may substitute for the college-level education requirements. A Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, or related field is highly desirable.
• Possession of a valid driver license at the date of hire, and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Washington State Driver License within 30 days of the date of hire.
• Within the past six (6) years: must have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an operator of a potable water filtration plant, with three (3) or more of those years as a state-certified Water Treatment Plant Operator II; OR, three (3) years minimum of experience as an Operator I or II at Everett’s Water Filtration Plant.

• Must possess a valid Washington State Department of Health Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate OR
• Must possess a valid Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate recognized as an equivalent to the Washington State Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate by the Association of Boards of Certification AND obtain a Washington State Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate within six (6) months of hire.
• Obtain within six (6) months of hire and maintain a forklift operator certification in accordance with Washington Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) rules.

• Must be physically capable of sustained lifting, bending, climbing, standing, walking, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds, and working in prevailing weather conditions.
• Work safely in potentially hazardous areas and/or unpleasant environments.
• Must be able and willing to work shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays, and to respond to off-hour call outs.

All interested applicants are required to submit 1) the standard City of Everett employment application and 2) responses to the supplemental application questions. A limited number of applicants with the highest passing grades on the supplemental questionnaire (weighted 20%) will be invited to an oral panel evaluation (weighted 80%). A passing grade of 70.00 or higher is required on all parts of the screening process for placement on the ranked Civil Service eligible register. The examination is designed to sample and measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Application materials may be accessed via Completed applications must be submitted through the City’s online application system by 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2017 to be considered. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

> Tentative Oral Interview / Evaluation Date: June 28, 2017 <

Filing Opens: April 27, 2017
Filing Closes: June 2, 2017

Applicants claiming veterans’ preference points in accordance with RCW 41.04.010 as amended and meeting eligibility criteria must submit form DD214 on or before the date filing closes. Eligibility criteria posted on Human Resources bulletin board.

The City of Everett requires new hires to establish identity and employment authorization in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. THE CITY OF EVERETT VALUES A DIVERSE WORKFORCE. THE CITY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, DISABILITY, RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERAN OR MILITARY STATUS, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER" Human Resources Department, 2930 Wetmore Ave., 5A, Everett, WA 98201. Phone (425) 257-8767. Open Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Would you like to work for one of the finest & most progressive utilities in the nation operating the water treatment plant, maintaining structures and equipment, collecting water samples for analysis and working in the laboratory? If you recognize and respect the importance of clean drinking water to our lives, this may be the job for you! This position offers the chance to protect public health while working in a collaborative environment with dedicated people who care about what they are doing.

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board seeks a motivated individual to join the Hayden Bridge Filtration Plant as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. The Water Treatment Plant Operators perform a variety of functions pertaining to the efficient operation of the water treatment facility, such as opera­tional decisions about treatment, distribution system events, customer service inquiries, and facility security.

The selected candidate will:
Perform treatment operations, maintenance and State of Oregon and EPA approved water quality analysis.
Perform maintenance tasks pertain to structures, pumps, chemical feed and treatment equipment.
Utilize water SCADA systems to monitor and operate the plant and distribution system pumps and valves.
Act as a first responder and must be able to report to the worksite within 25 minutes.

This position is subject to the terms, conditions, and benefits of EWEB's collective bargaining agreement with the IBEW Local 659.

Minimum Training and Experience Required
Minimum Experience: None

Education: Minimum of two years of college-level course work with science based credits in one or more of the following areas: water treatment, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, microbiology or environmental sciences.

Desirable education, experience, training and certifications: Associates degree in Water or Environmental sciences, OHA Treatment certifications.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and education or on-the-job training may also be qualifying.

Valid driver license: Yes

Professional license or registration: Obtaining Water Treatment Operator Certification Level 4, and a Filtration Endorsement is required for the Journey Level Water Treatment Operator. Must obtain a First Aid/CPR Card.

Post-offer background check required: Yes

Post-offer drug test required: Yes

Post-offer physical / functional test required: Yes

Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, progression or advancement: See steps to journey below.

Water Treatment Plant Operator – Steps to Journey

Before advancing to a higher step, each individual must demonstrate the skills required of that higher step.

STEP # 1 Trainee hired

STEP #2 Satisfactorily complete the six month probationary period.

STEP #3 – STEP #9, Journey: Following the successful completion of your six-month probationary period, one of the below items need to be completed in order to receive a step increase. These items can be completed in any order. Advancement to Journey needs to be completed within six years of hire date.

Filtration Endorsement Certificate
Maintenance Procedures Check-Off
HazMat First Responder Certification
Laboratory Certification
WT I Certification
WT II Certification
WT III Certification
WT IV Certification

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Water-Project Manager 3

Black and Veatch is looking for an experienced project manager for their Portland, Oregon office. 

Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.

We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.

Primary Purpose:
Serve as part of the leadership in the Portland office and West Region. Lead sales efforts and manage water and wastewater projects including treatment plants, pumping stations, and pipelines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Project Complexity – Manages medium to large engineering projects involving multiple clients or partners 
• Client Management- Obtains new/repeat business on medium to large size projects; supports contract negotiations with other client personnel. 
• Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individuals comprising this team may vary by project.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of science degree.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
PE in Oregon

Typically 10 years experience. Preferred Skills & Competencies: 
• Business Development - Identifies client requirements. Develops and maintains relationships with clients.
• Execution - Uses B&V project management phases & methodology including, project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control, and closeout to direct work. Manages changes and risk on scope, cost, schedule, quality, and safety based on available resources and client requirements. 
• Leadership - Communicates clear expectations, goals, and vision. Manages performance of direct reports. Motivates, coaches, and mentors professionals. Delegates project work. Practices behaviors supporting diversity and inclusion. Manages conflict and collaboration to achieve results.

Apply online at:

Engineering Associate - Water

The City of Hillsboro Water Department is looking for a fun-loving and motivated entry level engineer who is excited about working in the drinking water industry to join our team as an Engineering Associate.

Hillsboro Water provides water to over 85,000 customers and is a partner and the managing agency for the Joint Water Commission, which serves over 365,000 customers. This individual will assist a Water Department Project Manager with a construction project to expand the Joint Water Commission Water Treatment Plant to 85 million gallons per day. Other engineering activities vary greatly and include waterline design and drafting, analysis of the data from the SCADA system, preparing cost estimates, and field investigations to support design work. In addition the Engineering Associate will work closely with inspectors, plans examiners, water operators, and water treatment plant staff to solve every day problems and come up with engineering solutions.

Current projects the Engineering Associate will assist with include:
• City of Hillsboro Water Master Plan Update
• Dilley Reservoir rehabilitation
• Pipeline condition assessment and corrosion study
• Large meter replacements and pipe replacements

General Statement of Duties
The principal function of an employee in this class is to prepare and review engineering plans for public infrastructure to ensure compliance with code requirements, develop engineering calculations, plans and specifications. Lead worker responsibilities are exercised over departmental personnel, as assigned.

Acceptable Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and 2 years of engineering experience including lead worker responsibilities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

• Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;
• Fundamentals of Engineering Certification.

Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying for the position must deliver a letter of interest, resume, and supplemental responses to the Human Resources Department (150 E. Main Street, Second Floor) by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017. The letter of interest must include the hiring process number. No e-mails will be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the information in this announcement, please contact Katie Jensen, HR Management Analyst at extension 6405.


Please prepare word-processed, handwritten or typewritten responses to each of the following items. Relevancy of your experience and training together with composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation, legibility, and neatness will be considered when evaluating responses. Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training.
Applications without supplemental responses and a resume will not be considered.

1. Describe your experience, training, and education as it applies to Water Utilities and water infrastructure and design.

2. In 500 words or less, describe why you feel that working in a Water Utility is important to you and the community.

3. In 500 words or less describe your experience, training, and education with the following software:
a) AutoCAD/Civil3D: Please describe the difference between paper space and model space
b) ArcView/GIS software
c) Hydraulic modeling and/or modeling software
d) Microsoft Word and Excel

4. Please describe any additional experience, training, education, professional memberships, or other activities that you may feel are relevant to this position.

5. Please include a resume that highlights you professional experience as it relates to this position.

Tacoma Water Information Systems Management Analyst (Management Analyst II)

Tacoma Water is seeking a collaborative and forward thinking Information Systems Management Analyst to join the Asset & Information Management Section at Tacoma Water. As part of the Information Management (IM) team you will have the unique opportunity to work in a fast paced environment, with all levels of staff across the entire organization, on new and innovative work efforts that are intended to have a profound and lasting effect on how we do business at Tacoma Water.

A large part of this postion's focus will entail supporting the entire Tacoma Water organization as we seek to enhance utilization of SAP, GIS, Mobile Work Management and SharePoint as our core technologies for Information and Business Process Management. The long term goal of which is to move towards integrated business processes to increase efficiencies.

Additionally, this position will work with both the AM team and operating sections on refining, developing and implementing tools to assist in the analysis and reporting; as well as policy and procedure implementation support.

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.

Water Resource Engineer (10+ years)

Designing a better world is more than a career, it’s a calling! Coffman Engineers is seeking a Water Resource Engineer with ten years of experience for our Burlington office. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have a desire to work and grow with a multi-discipline engineering firm, and be willing to have fun!

Requirements Include:
•BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering
•Minimum of 10 years’ experience in water resources and engineering design for public water systems
•Registration as a PE
•Participation in the AWWA (preferred)
•AutoCAD/Revit skills are a plus
•Motivation towards advancement and responsibility
•Working independently or on a team
•Participating in marketing and client relations
•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Why You Want To Work Here
Coffman Engineers is a company that truly focuses on its employees. We support and encourage individually tailored professional and technical advancement as well as personal growth. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package, a desirable location, and a professional office environment with the opportunity to work with a collaborative team.

Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, including a flexible PTO program and a fun office environment. We support and encourage individually tailored professional and technical advancement as well as personal growth. Our Burlington office is located in the hub of Skagit County. You are minutes from outlet shops, the famous tulip farms and have many state and national parks to explore! We welcome the dedicated and the driven. Join us.

Don’t take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:

Coffman At A Glance
•38 years in business
•400 employees in 9 offices located in 6 states and 1 territory
•Multi-discipline engineering services plus fire protection, corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
•Engineering News Record Top 500 Engineering Firms - #250 in 2015
•Consulting Specifying Engineer MEP Giants - #58 in 2013
•PSMJ and Client Feedback Tool – 2015 Premier Award for Client Satisfaction Honorable Mention
•Pacific Business News - Healthiest Employers 2012-2016
•Hawaii Business Magazine – 2016 Best Places to Work

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This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

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