Jobs

The job posting service is available to both AWWA members and non-members for water works-related job openings. Each posting is active for 90 days. Employers may add, modify, and suspend postings at any time. There is no word limit. Post your job online here.

A link to the job submission form will be included in the email you recieve after payment.

Rates:

$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

General Manager

The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) is seeking a general manager to lead a well-run and highly-regarded agency on the beautiful north coast of California. HBMWD is a regional wholesaler that provides drinking water to seven municipal agencies and untreated water to industrial customers in and around the Humboldt Bay region of Humboldt County. HBMWD has a reliable, locally-controlled source of supply, Ruth Lake (which filled to capacity last year and this year, despite the severe drought).

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, plus ten-to-fifteen years of increasingly responsible and broad experience in administration, management, engineering, utility, municipal government, or water resource fields. The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, and an inclusive management style that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration. The ideal candidate must also be an effective manager; possess strategic, analytical and creative problem solving skills; and be a proven leader who garners the trust and respect of employees, the Board of Directors, customers, regulatory agency staff and community groups. HBMWD is a small agency. A successful GM must be able to perform a variety of work activities, and be adept at managing and directing multiple projects and assignments. The GM must enjoy a dynamic environment in which “what you did today will be different than what you do tomorrow.”

Salary is under review and DOQ. HBMWD provides an excellent benefit package. To Apply - The closing date for initial consideration is February 25, 2015. Submit a resume, completed HBMWD Employment Application, a Cover Letter which summarizes your qualifications and states why you are interested in this position, and at least five professional references. Submit application materials in a sealed envelope addressed to: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Confidential – Attention: GM Search Committee P.O. Box 95 Eureka, CA 95502 For a position description, employment application, and recruiting brochure please visit our website at www.hbmwd.com. You may also call (707-443-5018) or visit our office to discuss the position or request an application packet.

Water Treatment Supervisor

WATER TREATMENT SUPERVISOR ($4,755-$6,069/mo. with excellent benefits) Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is located on the Southern Oregon Coast where recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery abound, providing a quality living and working environment. This position leads the Water Treatment Section under the general supervision of the Operations Director. It exercises full supervision of employees in the Water Treatment Section, manages the operations and maintenance of a 12 MGD surface supply conventional treatment plant; manages watershed and wellfield water quality through development and implementation of source water protection/wellhead protection plans; manages operation of utility’s water quality laboratory for quality control and compliance analysis; assumes fiscal responsibility by participating in the preparation of and operating within an approved annual budget.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: Five years progressively responsible experience in water treatment plant operation and maintenance, graduation from a senior high school or GED and an Associate degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, environmental studies or related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT/LICENSES: Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to secure State of Oregon Grade III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate with filtration endorsement within 6 months of hire; experience and education suitable to qualify under Oregon Health Authority rules as Technical Director of the Water Board’s state certified microbiological laboratory.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree in chemistry, biology, environmental studies or related field; Oregon Grade III Treatment Plant Operator Certification at time of hire; experience with computerized maintenance management programs and Microsoft application software. Application form and full job description are available from Coos Bay North Bend Water Board, Attn: Karen Parker, P. O. Box 539, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, or by calling (541)267-3128, by faxing (541)269-5370, or e-mail karen_parker@cbnbh2o.com. This position is open until filled. A preference will be given to qualified veterans who apply for this position pursuant to ORS 408.225 to 408.237. Any veteran who has special qualifications and/or transferable skills in the management and operation of a water treatment plant should reference those skills and qualifications in their application. Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is an EOE.

Experienced Civil Project Engineer

Job Opening Experienced Civil Project Engineer Job Description: Wallis Engineering is seeking a licensed civil project engineer with strong team working skills. This position is to provide consulting services for municipal infrastructure which may include water/wastewater or transportation focus. Roles may include serving as lead design engineer or staff engineer depending on the project. In addition, marketing tasks may involve assisting with the writing of proposals, assisting/attending client presentations, and meeting with potential clients with or without the assistance of a senior engineer.

We seek a highly technical individual who will enjoy working on the planning, design, and construction engineering for public agency projects. Minimum requirements for the position are a B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Desired experience is 5-10 years. About the Firm: Wallis Engineering is a public works civil engineering consulting engineering firm, based in downtown Vancouver, and serving the Portland metropolitan and Southwest Washington area.

We are currently celebrating 30 years in business and planning for the next 30 years. We focus upon design and construction engineering projects for municipalities and utility districts. We define our engineering as “Seriously Civil”, which we define as “of or about the safety, health, and welfare of citizens”. In essence, we look beyond the purely functional aspects of our engineering to the broader impacts upon the public and the affordability and livability of the built landscape which our projects shape and sustain. We offer a commitment to a positive work/life balance for all of our employees and want to maintain our strong team environment. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, medical/dental benefits, 401(k) retirement plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, and gym subsidies. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your engineering design talents in collaboration with our engineering team, please email a cover letter and resume to: recruiting@walliseng.net. How to Apply: Please email your resume to recruiting@walliseng.net. If you have any questions about the position or our firm, please call us at (360) 695-7041, or visit our website at www.walliseng.net.

Crewleader-Water Distribution

City of Kennewick, WA. Full-time; salary range: $29.51-$31.29/hr. Open until filled with first review of applications on 1/26/2015. For more information regarding this career opportunity and how to apply, go to the City’s Employment webpage at www.go2kennewick.com. EOE

Water Supply Program Director

WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM DIRECTOR Tualatin Valley Water District is looking to fill a Water Supply Program Director position. Salary Range: $117,493 - $146,867 - $176,240 annually, DOE. The District offers an excellent benefit package.

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related field with emphasis in engineering, water resources, contract law, construction and/or project management; and minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in project management and/or water utility management; and minimum of five years of experience managing large complex projects or programs; and some supervisory experience.

TVWD is a stable environment with an excellent team and opportunities for technical challenges. If interested please go to our website and follow the application directions. All application materials are due no later than February 9th. Our webpage is http://www.tvwd.org/about-us/job-opportunities.aspx

Water Distribution Secretary

SECRETARY-WATER DIVISION Opening Date: Monday, January 12, 2015 Salary Range: $3024-3860/month (2014 rates) Closing Date: Friday, Monday, January 26, 2015

BASIC FUNCTION: Perform a variety of administrative, secretarial, clerical and public relations duties to perform office support activities; type and process records, reports, memos and correspondence; process purchase requisitions, orders, budget documents and other financial data and activities.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Perform a variety of administrative, secretarial, clerical and public relations duties related to the function to which assigned; provide secretarial support, or coordinate office clerical activities. Perform a variety of research and assist the supervisor with special projects as assigned; coordinate communications with other departments, agencies and cities as assigned. Transcribe, type and distribute letters, contracts, reports and memoranda, including materials of a confidential nature; compose letters requesting or providing information concerning routine matters independently or from oral written instructions; take notes quickly and accurately. Prepare and distribute various committee and task force agenda packets, correspondence and related documents; attend meetings, take notes and prepare minutes. Operate desktop publishing software to create program brochures, flyers and other graphic arts materials; operate word processing, spreadsheet and database software used by the City to create, edit and maintain documents. Track office projects and maintain related files and records; develop and maintain extensive filing systems; receive, receipt, track fees and payments; enter cash receipts into on-line computer system. Maintain a variety of records and files according to established procedures; create and maintain project files; monitor project progress to assure required steps and documentation are completed; process a variety of forms and reports; maintain payroll records as assigned. Prepare and schedule travel arrangements for various department personnel; assure proper accounts are charged and complete required documentation for reimbursements. Inspect reports, records and other data for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards; compile information and prepare routine reports. Operate office equipment and machines such as personal computers, typewriters, dictating machines, calculator, copy machines and adding machines. Accounts receivable and payable; acquire written and verbal quotes; participate in the bid process including bid openings; process purchase requisitions and orders as needed; maintain adequate inventories of office supplies; determine and order office supplies and equipment according to established guidelines; assist in the development and assembly of division or department budgets; maintain budget and other financial records and files. Receive, sort, open and distribute mail; answer telephone calls; schedule appointments and meetings; explain programs, policies and procedures within the scope of authority; provide information of general or limited technical nature; take messages and refer callers to appropriate person or department as necessary. Model and promote the City’s core values of Customer Focus/Service, Excellence, Stewardship, Communication, Leadership and Integrity. Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, including computers, copy machine, scanner, and word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and automated purchasing system software applications used by the City. • Financial and statistical record-keeping techniques. • Oral and written communications skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. • Telephone techniques and etiquette. • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. • Perform administrative assistant and secretarial duties with speed and accuracy. • Perform clerical accounting duties in the maintenance of assigned accounts. • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately. • Ability to work independently; set priorities; meet deadlines; and exercise independent judgment. • Ability to present a positive professional image to the general public and other City Departments. • Train and provide work direction to others as assigned. • Maintain records, files and filing systems in accordance with established procedures including alpha and numeric filing systems. • Ability to work cooperatively with customers and employees as a member of a service-oriented team. • Monitor radio transmissions and respond when appropriate. • Ability to control and maintain information of a confidential personnel and business nature. TOOLS AND

EQUIPMENT USED: Operation of standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, fax, scan, adding machine and copier. Software applications include word processing; spreadsheets for statistical reports and analysis; and permit tracking (Eden).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school or GED equivalent; AND three (3) years of increasingly responsible secretarial or clerical experience. Ability to type at least 50 words net per minute from clear copy.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three years of increasingly responsible secretarial or clerical experience in a government agency.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid state driver's license and proof of good driving record.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment; as well as site visits to evaluate development issues; operating a vehicle.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to operate a keyboard and standard office equipment; tolerance for sitting or standing for extended periods of time; ability to bend to retrieve and store files; ability to communicate effectively on the telephone or in person; ability to verify accuracy and completeness of permit applications..

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE Completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview and reference inquiries. The incumbent will serve a six-month trial service period. Completed application packages can be mailed to CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR 15 N. Third Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362; emailed to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to handicapped applicants, if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT EMPLOYER THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

General Manager - West Slope Water District

GENERAL MANAGER West Slope Water District is recruiting for a General Manager. The District offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Hiring range is $112,000 - $130,000 annually, DOE. Qualified applicants must have: •A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business administration, or related field; AND five (5) years’ experience in a management or supervisory role; •OR, any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. •Experience working in a water and/or sewer utility preferred.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record, and a licensed, insured, reliable vehicle or other means of transportation to attend meetings and perform District business, as needed. •A background check will be conducted on the finalist for this position. Recruitment open until filled; first review of applicants February 2, 2015. Please submit application materials at your earliest convenience. Interested applicants must submit all application materials to be considered. Visit www.lgpi.org/general-manager or http://www.wswd.org/Employment.asp for a detailed job announcement and application instructions.

Deputy Director-Public Works

DEPUTY DIRECTOR - PUBLIC WORKS City of Kent, Washington Salary: $111,240 - $135,348 For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches." Incorporated in 1890, Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington, with a population of approximately 120,000. Only seven miles from Sea-Tac International Airport, Kent is conveniently located 18 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma. Kent's breathtaking setting features scenic views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Named as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kent is a culturally rich destination with well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and great school systems. The city’s central location provides residents with easy access to recreational opportunities from the mountains to the ocean. The City of Kent operates under a mayor/council form of government and employs approximately 630 full-time employees and its two-year budget covering 2013-2014 totals $325 million.

The Public Works Department maintains and operates five distinct utilities, designs and constructs a variety of capital projects, and provides for safe transportation throughout the city. There are two divisions—Operations and Engineering. Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Deputy Director-Public Works plans, organizes, and coordinates the operations and activities of the Operations Division, which includes Administration, Water Supply and Distribution, Street and Signage Maintenance, Wastewater and Storm Water Collection, Vegetation Control, Fleet Services, Utilities Technical Support, and General Warehouse Sections.

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Public Administration or a related field. Six years of increasingly responsible public works operation and maintenance, including utilities, roadway design and construction management experience and a minimum of 4 years in a management/supervisory capacity in this field. Or, any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position. The City of Kent is an equal opportunity employer. First review: February 8, 2015 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

City Engineer

The City of Tigard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all internal and external qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the individual or panel interview. To review the recruitment brochure and how to apply please click on link: http://www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/departments/hr/docs/cityengineer_2014.pdf

Engineering Construction Inspector

Inspect public works construction (streets, water distribution, sanitary sewers, storm water drainage)for both City capital improvement projects and private development. Also inspects site grading, erosion control, and parking lot construction. Requires an Associate's degree in civil engineering technology and three years' experience in engineering inspection or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid driver's license and the ability to meet the City's driving standards. A State of Oregon Water Distribution Class 1 certification is preferred. Applications may be completed on our website at www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Open Until Filled

General Manager

General Manager Opportunity: Mt. View Edgewood Water Company is a membership owned nonprofit water company in Edgewood, Washington with approximately 3,000 connections. We are accepting applications for a General Manager to oversee the operation of our award winning, Best Water in the USA, organization with seven employees.

The primary responsibility of all Mt. View-Edgewood Water Company employees is to ensure public health and protection of property by providing sufficient quantities of safe water for drinking and fire protection. The goal of the Water Company is to provide excellent customer service to its members. The General Manager is responsible for overall management and daily operations of the Water Company. This includes long-term planning, budget preparation, systems operations and maintenance, water quality, new installations, capital projects, customer service, work scheduling, compliance with regulations, safety and training, company policies, and communications with the Board of Directors, regulatory agencies, regional and community partners, and the general public. The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors. For more information about this job listing and to submit an application with resume for consideration please visit our website at www.mtvewater.com.

Water Services Manager

Water Services Manager City of Salem – Salem, OR Recruitment: #14-0527-02 Closing Date: November 28, 2014 Salary: $6,500 - $8,273 + benefits.

The City of Salem is the state capital of Oregon and is located in the heart of the Willamette River Valley between the Coast and Cascade Mountain ranges. Salem is within a one-hour drive of the beautiful Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and downtown Portland. The area offers wonderful opportunities for year-around activities including sports, outdoor events, art, culture, and education. The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government and offers a fast-paced, welcoming, progressive environment.

This position administers the Water Division program for the City, including treatment, distribution, water quality, metering, and back flow protection sections: manages the daily operations and maintenance, provides leadership to staff, and develops the budget. The position plans, organizes, coordinates and administers a consolidated program for the City's water system in conformance with federal, state and local regulations and requirements. Additionally, position participates in the planning and development of special studies and design improvements for the water treatment plant, water system and other related infrastructure and makes recommendations to city staff and consultants to meet or exceed applicable rules and regulations.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or scientific discipline, public administration, or a related field, and seven to ten (7-10) years of experience in a related field; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the class. The City of Salem is classified as a Community Water System, requiring certification at a Water Treatment Operator Level III to act as the Direct Responsible Operator in charge of the Treatment Facility, and certification at a Distribution System Operator Level IV to act as Direct Responsible Operator in charge of the distribution system. The successful applicant must have certification at the required level for at least one of these systems. Certification at some level in the other system classification is highly desirable. Or, the ability to receive reciprocity for licenses held in a different state.

To Apply: Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at www.cityofsalem.net/Jobs. Applications must be received at the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

Water Treatment Supervisor

WATER TREATMENT SUPERVISOR ($4,755-$6,069/mo. with excellent benefits) Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is located on the Southern Oregon Coast where recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery abound, providing a quality living and working environment. This position leads the Water Treatment Section under the general supervision of the Operations Director. It exercises full supervision of employees in the Water Treatment Section, manages the operations and maintenance of a 12 MGD surface supply conventional treatment plant; manages watershed and wellfield water quality through development and implementation of source water protection/wellhead protection plans; manages operation of utility’s water quality laboratory for quality control and compliance analysis; assumes fiscal responsibility by participating in the preparation of and operating within an approved annual budget.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: Five years progressively responsible experience in water treatment plant operation and maintenance, graduation from a senior high school or GED and an Associate degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, environmental studies or related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT/LICENSES: Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to secure State of Oregon Grade III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate with filtration endorsement within 6 months of hire; experience and education suitable to qualify under Oregon Health Authority rules as Technical Director of the Water Board’s state certified microbiological laboratory.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree in chemistry, biology, environmental studies or related field; Oregon Grade III Treatment Plant Operator Certification at time of hire; experience with computerized maintenance management programs and Microsoft application software. Application form and full job description are available from Coos Bay North Bend Water Board, Attn: Karen Parker, P. O. Box 539, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, or by calling (541)267-3128, by faxing (541)269-5370, or e-mail karen_parker@cbnbh2o.com. This position is open until filled. A preference will be given to qualified veterans who apply for this position pursuant to ORS 408.225 to 408.237. Any veteran who has special qualifications and/or transferable skills in the management and operation of a water treatment plant should reference those skills and qualifications in their application. Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is an EOE.