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 receive after payment.

Rates:

$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Operations Manager

OLYMPIC VIEW WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT

Operations Manager

Olympic View Water and Sewer District is accepting applications for the position of Operations Manager. Formed in 1937, Olympic View Water and Sewer District is located in the southwest corner of Snohomish County, adjacent to the Snohomish/King County line, serving the Town of Woodway, Unincorporated Snohomish County and a portion of the City of Edmonds. The Board of Commissioners supports staff in providing superior customer service throughout the District. There are currently approximately 4,800 water and 4,600 sewer connections. While the majority of our water is purchased from the City of Seattle, the District owns and operates a 1mgd surface water treatment plant. It is also in the process of siting and perfecting a ground water right with an additional water treatment plant.

This is an exempt management position with supervisory responsibility for field operations. This position works for the General Manager and is an integral part of the management team. Mentoring, teamwork, leadership and staff support are essential characteristic of the successful candidate.

Technical expertise in the management and operations of a water and sewer system are required.
Valid Washington State Driver’s license and clean driving record is required. A current Class B CDL with Tanker and Airbrake Endorsement preferred. Water Distribution Manager 3, Wastewater Collection Specialist 3, CDL, and Water Treatment Plant Operator 3 certifications must be obtained within one year. Salary DOQ. Benefits include paid Vacation, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance and State Retirement Plan.
Application and full job description are available at www.olympicviewwater.com and must be returned to:

Olympic View Water and Sewer District
8128 228th Street SW
Edmonds, WA 98026

District application is required. First reading is October 7, 2016. Open until filled.

Electrician

The Portland Water Bureau is hiring for an electrician. Electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical and instrumentation equipment, electrical systems, sub-systems, circuits and controls such as motors, service equipment, generators, controllers, electrically operated valves and pumps, welding machines, electronic controls, microprocessors, transformers, services, branch circuits including traffic control circuits and other components/facilities as assigned. Work varies from bureau to bureau but could include rigging guy wires, installing signal heads and street lights, splicing cable, repairing and installing appliances and light fixtures. In some instances, responsibilities may include working on alarm systems, instrumentation, distributed control systems, communication systems, and/or PLC programming and repair. Work also includes implementing scheduled maintenance programs using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Work may involve off-hour standby, various work shifts/hours, weekends, and, occasionally, mandatory overtime. The current vacancy is in the Water Bureau. The Water Bureau electrical position consists largely of trouble-shooting motors and controls, testing motor winding insulation integrity and trouble-shooting motor controllers. The eligible list from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in other city bureaus.  Only on-line applications are accepted:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm

Utility Team Foreman (Sewer Focus)

Position Title: Utility Team Foreman (Sewer Focus)
Department: Public Works
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016
Closed: Open Until Filled – First Review: Monday, Oct 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

FLSA Classification/Grade: Full time / Non-Exempt / PERS Eligible;
Primary Location: Public Works
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week - Team Foremen are required to be part of the City’s on-call or after hour’s team response rotation.

HIRING RANGE: $34.12 - $37.26/hour DOE + Great Benefits (AFSCME Union Position)

TO APPLY:

****** Visit: https://apply.govjobstoday.com/ click on City of Mercer Island to apply online for this position****** The City of Mercer Island is no longer accepting, faxed, walk-in, mailed hard copies or email submissions.


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Utilities Team Foreman must possess varied and extensive technical skills and be able to demonstrate proficiency in performing all of the Team’s essential functions. The Foreman works collaboratively with the Team Manager in scheduling and prioritizing the work of the Team, in leading the work of fellow employees, in training fellow employees, and in administering contractual work and day-to-day operations required by the Team. The position will both supervise and work as a Team member alongside the crew. On the job site, the Foreman is expected to ensure work is performed safely, solve problems, document work, and provide an excellent role model for Team Members in the performance of job duties and adherence to maintenance practices, standards and procedures. The ideal candidate is an individual with experience in leading the crew and will bring a positive attitude to the team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Assist the Team Manager in developing and managing the Team’s biennial budget.
• Coordinate the development and implementation of the Team’s annual work program.
• Administer and supervise daily schedule and work plan. Coordinate the work schedules of the crew and work with the Manager to develop and implement maintenance plans to meet the City’s desired levels of service.
• Responsible for job site and work plan logistics and operations, and necessary traffic controls, record keeping and assigns individual tasks for the crew. Enforces safety regulations and ensures compliance with policies, standards, and regulations.
• Acts as shift operator for sewer system. Assumes responsibility for sewer system operations in the absence of the Utilities Operations Manager.
• Prepare written reports to regulating agencies.
• Monitors work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work area and all equipment are in safe operating condition; reports safety hazards, traffic problems, equipment problems and emergency situations.
• Instructs crew in proper use and maintenance of equipment and tools; works with staff to correct performance deficiencies.
• Prioritizes assignments, schedules, and reviews daily work for work quality and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities.
• Responsible for handling citizen complaints and concerns, prioritizing projects and track data using the Maintenance Management System.
• Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with other workers, supervisors, contractors and other Departments. Coordinates activities with other departments, divisions, and teams to accomplish work tasks.
• Assist the Team Manager in the purchasing of equipment and monitoring the maintenance of equipment.
• Coordinates the training and cross-training of work crews in all maintenance tasks.
• Inspect reservoir, water booster stations, and main pump grounds for security and for proper operation of pumps and electrical apparatuses. This includes maintaining recorders and telemetry and performing chemical analysis.
• Check sewer pump station operation, telemetry, and generator stations to ensure proper operation and maintenance. Inspect electrical functions, mechanical functions, lubricate and clean equipment, remove blockages, repair safety hazards and maintain generator fuel levels.
• Identify, prioritize and perform maintenance to pumps (electrical and telemetry), wet well structures, mechanical seals and generator components.
• Maintain manholes to improve personal access and eliminate inflow and infiltration by plugging holes, laying new shelf, raising to the street grade, and grouting and sealing seams.
• Flush catch basins and wet wells, accessible by land and boat, in order to prevent solid debris from going into the lake line.
• Perform jetting on routine and as-needed basis with high-pressure water and root cutting attachment to clean and clear plugged sewer lines. (Available to storm systems as needed)
• Coordinate new capital improvements for the repair to existing collection system and facilities.
• Videotape, locate, and record all sewer mains and "T's" that have problems or are scheduled for capital improvements. Develop and record an on-going preventative maintenance program.
• Replace pressure-reducing valves. Adjust and/or modify pressure reducing valve systems for proper operation and maintenance. Inspect and replace worn pressure reducing valves, clean up the inside of underground vaults and brush surrounding grounds.
• Inventory and map location of air vac’s, blow off’s and gate valves for proper functioning and accessibility.
• Maintain hydrants annually to ensure proper operation. Clear brush, paint, record pressures and make minor field repairs.
• Investigate and perform routine testing and/or necessary flushing of water mains to ensure water quality of the public water system.
• Coordinate new capital improvements and repairs to existing installations of hydrants, water mains and other water system apparatuses to meet City specifications, codes and AWWA standards.
• Determine and adjust daily water flows to maintain reservoir level, water quality, and meet water system demands.
• Coordinate inventory of materials necessary for projects. Assist the warehouse in ordering parts according to material standards and specifications for routine maintenance and projects.
• Develop and implement a daily, monthly, and annual telemetering equipment maintenance plan for water and sewer to ensure proper operation of pump station and generator system.
• Install, replace or upsize water services to meet customer needs and ensure the integrity of the water system. This includes: marking the work area, locating City owned infrastructure, and requesting utility locates, talking to customers and contractors, excavating and tapping water mains, boring across roads, pressure testing disinfecting and flushing of fittings and pipes, taking water purity samples and restoring site/pavement and completion of reports.
• Replace and/or repair damaged or outdated hydrants and/or install new hydrants to meet AWWA standards. This involves locating the main and other underground utilities, shutting down main, inserting a new tee and valve and placing and connecting hydrants.
• Isolate and shut off meters and arrange for emergency locates in response to report of a broken water main. Determine the type of break and make appropriate repairs, perform water quality disinfecting and flushing and pressure testing, restore site and complete all reports in order to restore water service to customers.
• Acts as in-the-field supervisor/project manager including inspections, cost management, schedule coordination and monitoring contract terms and conditions.
• Participation in the annual on-call program is required.
• Ability to drive a City vehicle, possess a current and valid Washington State driver's license and good driving record.
• Must have regular and predictable work attendance to fulfill the essential functions of the job.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• High school education or equivalent and at least five years experience in the construction trades.
• Record of good work attendance.
• Good verbal communication skills (listening, giving feedback, and speaking up) as well as effective interpersonal and customer relations skills are essential in a teamwork environment. Skill in written communications (work orders, directions, and memos) is required, along with the ability to demonstrate advance or intermediate mathematics and budgeting skills.
• Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize computer applications and software, including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Web Works (or other Maintenance Management System).
• Certification in CDL-B with tanker endorsement, first aid, traffic control, flagging, DOH Water Distribution Manager II, DOH Cross Connection Control Specialist or Washington Wastewater Collection III needed within first year of employment.
• Knowledge of City codes, specifications and AWWA, Department of Health, & Department of Ecology standards sufficiently to inspect new and/or repaired water system appurtenances, structures, and components. Knowledge of operation and service of complex equipment and vehicles used in construction, repair and maintenance.
• Ability to operate heavy machinery (for example: back hoe, jetting machine, high velocity sewer cleaner and TV machine) and read design drawings, maps, etc.
• Ability to demonstrate skills in basic hydrology, basic engineering (flows, grades, pressures and interpret zones) and design as-builts (such as interpreting and adding new information or updates).
• Ability to practice safety by wearing appropriate protective clothing and follow good housekeeping and safety procedures.
• Proficiently operate SCADA system for water and wastewater utilities.
• Must be able to read and interpret engineering specifications, drawings or maps.
• Must have ability and knowledge to made decisions or takes actions to solve problems.
• Must have ability to get along well and supervise a variety of personalities and individuals.
OTHER CITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Ability to drive a City vehicle, possess a current and valid Washington State driver's license and good driving record. Evidence of a good driving record is a condition of employment and a complete driving abstract will be required.
• Completion of a Nationwide and Washington State criminal history background check is required in order to determine any past conviction history of crimes against persons, sexual assault or exploitation, and sexual or physical abuse and must be able to pass a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act.
• Completion of an I-9 Form, documenting eligibility to work in the United States.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Various types of tools and equipment are used, but not limited to the following: Computers, office equipment, telephones, etc. Heavy equipment includes: dump truck, back hoe, sweeper high velocity sewer cleaner, jetting machinery, TV machine, debris catcher, root cutter, compressor and jackhammer. Testing equipment includes: capacitors, gas detectors, gauges, multi-meter, metal detectors, and chorine and bacteriological test equipment. Specialized equipment includes: hydrant hose, valve key, hydrant and wet well wrenches, lube gun, tube benders, flaring equipment and peashooter. Hand tools used: shovels, electrical and hand tools, sledgehammer, pick and trowel. Future work practices may necessitate the use of different tools and equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL ABILITIES
Team Foremen risk physical hazards from working in and around traffic, heavy machinery, heights and confined spaces and other underground utilities. Exposure to noise, vibration, hazardous and toxic materials, fumes, gases and odors is routine.

Office environment: sitting for prolonged periods of time. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and various office machinery. Ability to hear and speak clearly both in person and on the telephone.

Work requires physical strength and agility necessary to perform heavy manual labor under all kinds of weather conditions. Work activities include combinations of sitting, standing and walking and the ability to lift 50-100 pounds as required. Team members must be able to see, hear and smell in order to detect problems and be responsive to their own safety, as well as that of fellow team members.

Team Foremen must follow appropriate safety procedures and use of protective clothing and equipment including, steel-toed shoes and boots, hard hats, eye/ear protection, rain gear, gloves, traffic control equipment, and confined spaces safety kit.

Public Works teams operate in a smoke and drug free work environment for their health, safety and productivity, as well as that of their customers.

Team Foremen are required to be part of the City’s on-call or after hour’s team response rotation.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
The City of Mercer Island has a policy to maintain a work environment free of substance abuse. This policy applies to all current and prospective employees. Drug and alcohol testing is required for employees and candidates applying for safety sensitive positions or whose job requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This testing may be waived for job candidates if records are made available from another employer who tested the candidate in the last 6 months. Positive test results will be defined as an alcohol concentration over 0.02 or a positive test result for marijuana, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines or phencyclidines. All employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing a drug and alcohol test. Job candidates who test positive will be terminated from consideration for employment immediately.


APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
The closing date for this position is: Open Until Filled – First Review Monday, October 3 at 5:00 pm.
Following the closing date, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this recruitment notice. Candidates selected for the interview process will be asked to answer a series of supplemental questions. Following the written supplemental questions process, up to 7 candidates will be asked to participate in an interview. Following the first round of interviews selected candidates will be invited for a second interview which will include a working test.

A comprehensive reference check will occur on the top finalist following the interview process. Prior to being hired, the finalist will be subject to a criminal history/background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

TO APPLY:

****** Visit: https://apply.govjobstoday.com/ click on City of Mercer Island to apply online for this position****** The City of Mercer Island is no longer accepting, faxed, walk-in, mailed hard copies or email submissions.
If you do not have computer access many local government agencies have computer kiosk areas so you can apply online. Your local library and Washington State Worksource are also other alternatives for computer access. If you have any additional questions please call 206.275.7794.
The City of Mercer Island is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and promotes a diverse work force. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA Accommodations made upon request.

All City of Mercer Island employment offers are contingent on the applicant meeting the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act as set forth in EEOC Form 164 (EEO-9). This Act requires the City of Mercer Island to verify the identity of every new employee as well as their legal right to work in the United States. This verification requires you to complete the Government’s Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and present the required documentation on the first day of employment.
City of Mercer Island; 9611 SE 36th Street; Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732 (206) 275-7600
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (425) 803-1751

Utility Superintendent

The Town of Coupeville has a current opening for a Utility Superintendent, working in the water treatment plant and distribution system, and in the wastewater treatment plant and collection stations. This is a full time position, non-exempt position, current salary range is $61,900 to $70,880.
Minimum qualifications include high school diploma or GED, valid Washington State driver’s license, 5 years of progressively responsible experience in both water and wastewater operation, 2 years of planning and supervising the work of subordinates. A qualified candidate will possess the following certifications: Water Treatment Plant Operator I; Water Distribution Manager II; Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II; Cross Connection Control Specialist. A complete job description and application can be obtained online at www.townofcoupeville.org. This position is open until filled.

Financial Systems Administrator

PUD #1 of Skagit County is seeking a Financial Systems Administrator. This is an IT position with the primary focus of overseeing the District’s financial systems. Position will report to the IT Manager.

This position will be responsible for assessing software systems, researching and testing new features and functions, and serving as the point person for system implementations, integrations and upgrades. Will actively participate in core financial and IT-related projects and enhancements, plans, system requirements, functional and detailed specs, test plans and documentation. Provides ongoing technical support on key District applications and systems to all departments.

Systems administration duties will include: Management and system administration for Cayenta Financial Applications and General Ledger Maintenance, Harris Northstar Customer Information Systems, Cityworks Asset Management Systems, GIS Database controls, Cognos Reporting System, and SAP Business Objects Reporting System.

PLEASE NOTE: For a complete job description, please visit the District’s website, www.skagitpud.org.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an emphasis on computer information systems, business/accounting, or equivalent, and at least 5 years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in a municipal or public utility environment is preferred.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate they understand the Finance industry and the business needs of the District.
Ability to understand current IT and to conceptualize solutions to business problems effectively & cost-efficiently.
Functional understanding of Microsoft SQL databases and ability to write SQL queries and replication scripts.
Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with all departments and staff.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
Must be organized, a self-starter, have creative problem-solving skills, and have the ability to prioritize work.
Must demonstrate excellent judgment and show a commitment to ethical conduct.
Background check & drug screen.
Valid WA State driver’s license required.

Compensation:

Grade 9 Salary Range: $4,084 to $7,879 per month (based on qualifications). The PUD offers a generous benefit package: medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependents, life ins., and short term disability coverage, personal leave and PERS.

Application Procedure - Please submit:

A completed District employment application.
Resume and cover letter summarizing the work experience relevant to this position as described.
A list of three professional references to include name, position title and contact information (phone and email.)

Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin on Monday, October 3rd. Packets should be submitted to:

Kathy White, HR Manager
Skagit PUD
1415 Freeway Drive, P.O. Box 1436
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-1436
email: white@skagitpud.org

The successful candidate must provide documentation of U.S. citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the U.S.

Engineer

Monthly Salary Range: $5,955 to $7,980; Competitive Benefits Package
Full Time Position: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closing Date: September 30, 2016
Please email Cover Letter, Resume, and Application to: HRA@nud.net
Additional details: www.nud.net/about-us/careers

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY (SAOR):
Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Professional Civil Engineer, responsible for applying engineering knowledge and principles to the solution of technical problems. Reviews wastewater collection and water projects proposed for developer extensions. Prepares plans, specifications and estimates for District projects. Assists in management of larger projects and assumes project management role for smaller projects. Participates in interagency meetings.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
•Assists with the preparation of water and wastewater capital improvement project plans and specifications, including design, drafting, field review, and quantity and cost estimating.
•Assists with the bidding phase of capital improvement projects, including bid review and bid tabulation.
•Prepares and reviews construction-record drawings for developer extension projects and capital improvement projects.
•Assists with incorporating wastewater system sewer pipe video-inspections into the District’s geographical information system (GIS).
•Assists with construction support, including observation, material submittal review, and pay estimate preparation and review.
•Assists in maintaining standard plans and specifications.
•Assists with engineering front counter responsibilities, including connection fee calculations, service inquiry response, water and sewer system connection application processing, and general correspondence.
•Represents the District at development application meetings held by local agencies.
•Responds to other agency requests for information regarding our existing facilities.
•Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•Working knowledge of the basic principles and practices of civil engineering including the methods, materials, equipment and modern techniques in civil engineering design, construction and inspection.
•Working knowledge of civil engineering, surveying, drafting, mapping, computations and interpretation of legal descriptions.
•Basic knowledge of utility construction and contract management.
•Proficient in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3-D.
•Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.
•Proficient oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Incumbent must be able to interact tactfully, courteously, and effectively with a variety of people in person, on the phone, and via email.
•Excellent organizational skills.
•Flexibility in accepting assignments.

Experience/Education:

•Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
•Minimum of two years of employment experience in a civil-engineering related position.

Licensing Requirements:

•Engineer-in-Training certification.
•Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Other Requirements:

Reliable and regular attendance and the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Most work is performed indoors in an office environment with some work outdoors. May need to climb water towers or enter underground vaults. Occasional driving may be required. Nights and odd hours in response to emergencies may be required. This position typically requires: walking, climbing, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Are you an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? Are you looking for a way to make a difference? When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. You will be trusted to do the right thing by our project managers and external clients and given the flexibility to manage your own schedule to achieve this. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Level Infrastructure Engineer with experience managing and executing work involving utility infrastructure projects for the water industry (water and wastewater). You will have an essential role in our Pacific Northwest Area infrastructure business and client connections, based in our Portland, Oregon office. In collaboration with the local Portland office leader, Client Service Managers, Technical Service Leaders, and the Marketing Manager, you will maintain and develop client relationships, connect BC solutions to client needs and lead project teams in quality project delivery.

The Pacific Northwest Region is a thriving/growing area demanding differentiating client service, sustainable and innovative solutions, and effective collaboration with our technical service providers and client contacts. This is a highly strategic position for someone who takes pride in exceptional client service, and positive results for our environment and clients.

Job Expectations:

Manage and execute work on wastewater and water utilities projects involving wastewater and storm water collection, conveyance, and treatment and water distribution
Perform technical research, and be able to communicate and apply this knowledge
Lead project team in planning and/or designing a major engineering project and coordinate special planning, economic, and engineering studies
Provide consultation in specialized areas related to efficient design management for treatment plant, pumping station, and bio-system facility planning and design. Make decisions and solve problems
Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency
Prepare and make presentations to clients and for professional meetings
Direct the work of drafters and designers, coordinate with other disciplines
Supervise, delegate and oversee the work of technical staff and engineers
Assist with and lead business development pursuits
Coach and mentor junior engineers and designers
Desired Skills and Experience:

B.S. degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field required; M.S. preferred
Minimum of 10 years of experience in municipal engineering and consulting preferred
Experience should also include: trenchless rehabilitation and condition assessment, site and facility layouts, inflow/ infiltration studies and infrastructure evaluations, water supply transmission design and wastewater conveyance and treatment design
Strong project management skills required
Professional Engineer (PE) License required
Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience a plus
Previous supervisory experience a plus
Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and prepare written reports and documents required.

Qualified candidates should apply online to: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BROWNCALDWELL&cws=1&rid=2602


Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer a defined Progression Path advancement program; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentations as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please visit our Web site at www.brownandcaldwell.com to apply online and for additional career opportunities. Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.





APPLICATION SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

APPLICATION SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Opening Date: July 24, 2016
Salary Range: $5189-6314/month
Closing Date: open until filled
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NATURE OF POSITION
Administer, monitor, operate and report on the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and other applications used in the City’s Public Works Department. Build models using system data to forecast resource and workload needs; report on financial trends and operational effectiveness. Work supports the City’s Public Works department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Supervision is provided by the Technology Services Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Customer Focus - Excellence – Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
2.Administers the full lifecycle of enterprise class applications, including system requirement upgrades, training and scripting.
3.Perform detailed analysis and prepare comprehensive reports to support business operations for the Public Works Department.
4.Responsible for implementation and administration of AMI and CMMS systems, including programming, hardware, radios and data collection.
5.Coordinates with the GIS division in order to develop the database relationship between the CMMS and AMI systems.
6.Track, maintain and analyze data to provide current information and reports on AMI, CMMS and meter operations.
7.Monitor leak detection and backflow reports to provide cross connection control/FOG staff with list of required information for follow-up investigation.
8.Assist in gathering information to report needs for both internal and external use (committee reports, benchmarking surveys, annual reports, etc.).
9.Develop and prepare data queries using a variety of reporting interfaces, tools and applications.
10.Implement, monitor, and analyze reports for the irrigation conservation program and for high consumer commercial/industrial customers; report identified high or low water consumption for further evaluation.
11.Provide technical support in planning of new database systems including hardware, operating systems, licensing and storage requirements.
12.Implement client-server users and applications; implement and use relational databases.
13.Enforce data quality standards and perform quality control checks.
14.Evaluate and recommend improvements in operations, systems, procedures, policies and methods.
15.Provide consumption, billing and conservation support to the public in compliance with the Public Records Act.
16.Programs residential meters/radios.
17.Conduct training on department specific software and database applications. Create training aids and instructional documentation.
18.Create and maintain database for monthly Cross Connection Control Survey schedule.
19.Maintains strict confidentiality in management of computerized maintenance systems, client-user databases and financial information.
20.Assist in presenting materials generated by the department to City elected officials, the public, and other City personnel.
21.Develop, implement, evaluate or lead projects and initiatives as required.
22.Manage vendor relationships. Report bugs and systemic issues on behalf of front end users. Act as lead for deployment related issues and collaborates with various internal resources and managers where applicable.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1.Demonstrate punctual, regular and reliable attendance.
2.Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3.Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4.Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5.Provide assistance to staff and higher level management; participate in training, meetings, and participate on committees as assigned.
6.Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
7.Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, SQL databases, computerized maintenance management software and CRM applications.
•Principles and techniques of data analysis, GIS, database design and reporting using SQL.
•Current understanding of database security best practices and design principals; relational databases and tools used to manipulate stored data and produce reports.
•Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; present ideas and concepts clearly and concisely; ability to explain data and technology processing requirements to users in non-technical and understandable terms.
•Proficient with modern office practices and procedures.
•Proficient with contemporary research techniques and resources; data analysis, reporting and presentation methods.
•Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules and regulations, policies and procedures; City and department organization, operations, policies and objectives.
•Ability to handle routine and emergency situations with speed and accuracy.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Operate business and office machines including multi-line telephone system, personal computers, copiers, scanners, FAX machine, and calculators.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting and standing for extended periods of time; seeing, hearing and speaking to exchange information; repetitive hand movements; intermittently stand, walk, kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist and lift up to 20 pounds. Type, transcribe materials and operate office equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is primarily performed in an office environment where noise, frequent interruptions and lack of private
work space may be present. Some assignments require sitting for extended periods of time. Work environment periodically has associated pressures from stringent workload deadlines and schedules. Occasional outdoor work environments with exposure to seasonal conditions and inclement weather, including driving a vehicle to conduct work in all weather conditions. Work may be performed around and within the proximity of moving objects including vehicles and related traffic hazards.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other related field or five (5) years progressively related experience in implementing enterprise applications with a high level of experience in data analysis and reporting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid State driver’s license and proof of good driving record.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of programs/databases including Sensus Analytics, Tokay, Inframap, CMMS and CRM programs, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Knowledge of Radio Frequencies (RF) and SEC regulations. Bilingual in Spanish.
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APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:

A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications may be found on the Human Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: wallawallawa.gov.

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, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check and consumer report. 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
Email to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.
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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.

CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL SPECIALIST

CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL SPECIALIST
[FOG program emphasis]
Opening Date: July 15, 2016
Salary Range: $3781-$4827/month
Closing Date: open until filled
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NATURE OF POSITION
Provide quality assurance of City drinking water throughout the distribution system. Manage state required Cross Connection Control and FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) programs for the waste water utility. Perform regulatory and mandatory compliance duties of a Group A, Class 3 Water Distribution System. Develop, organize and implement water quality programs; inspect and recommend consumer actions that ensure protection of the City water distribution system from pollutants and contaminants; and prevent the disposal of fats, oils and grease to the Waste Water Collection System.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
General direction and oversight is provided by the Water Distribution Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values: Customer Focus - Excellence – Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
2.Provide exemplary customer service to all individuals; actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment.
3.Administer and oversee the Cross-Connection Control and FOG Programs to ensure they are implemented, current and enforced; assure compliance with applicable Washington State Department of Health Regulations.
4.Work with the Engineering division to develop standard cross connection plans and specifications; review proposed new construction plans; conduct flow and pressure testing; relevant cross connection/FOG related concerns.
5.Maintain electronic records in accordance with the Cross-Connection Control and FOG Program; prepare a variety of related reports such as Water Quality Analysis, Cross-Connection Control inspection records, and bacteriological testing reports.
6.Collaborate with Building Officials regarding new construction; determine requirements for cross-connection control protection/FOG for the City's water system and the device(s) to be installed.
7.Work with GIS department using technical, analytical skills and knowledge to collect, capture, process, and report on utility assets.
8.Develop, organize and implement backflow prevention programs; conduct ongoing inspections of new and existing installations; monitor, test and repair the City’s approved backflow assemblies; monitor and test results of City water and waste utility department assemblies.
9.Provide consultation and assistance to City departments and private sector customers regarding installation requirements including troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. Attend appropriate meetings as required.
10.Work with property owners and businesses to determine compliance requirements, violations, corrective measures, and enforcement actions.
11.Investigate and respond to complaints regarding water quality concerns including pressure, taste and odor; consult with customers at location; take samples; complete all required documentation and follow up with customers as appropriate.
12.Perform sample testing, including ph levels, hardness, alkalinity and chlorine residual as required; assist in system contamination concerns including isolation, flushing and sample gathering.
13.Provide annual test due notification letters to owners of backflow assemblies; recommend service shut-off as warranted when the risk of water system contamination is high.
14.Participate in the inspection of water distribution capital improvement projects.
15.Coordinate findings of inspections and enforcement activities with Waste Water Collections and Waste Water Treatment.
16.Research construction innovations and trends in the field of water distribution operations. Remain informed of relevant state and federal regulations.
17.Participate in the 7 day on-call rotation. Respond to emergency calls off-hours for operations and repair for all of Public Works Divisions.
18.Perform related duties and responsibilities in support of the Water Distribution Division as required. May provide back-up services for the Public Works Divisions.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1.Demonstrate punctual, regular and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job performance.
2.Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3.Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4.Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5.Provide assistance to staff and higher level management; participate in resolving operational or interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
6.Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
7.Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including Walla Walla Municipal Codes; Washington Administration Codes; Uniform Plumbing Codes as they apply to Cross Connection Control and wastewater systems.
•Knowledge of operational characteristics of water, including gravity and pumped delivery, and pressure control and reduction. Understanding of indoor potable water systems, lawn irrigation systems, and all types of industrial or medical equipment connected to our potable water supply.
•Knowledge of hazards and standard safe work precautions; safety measures related to excavation, trenches and confined spaces; precautions related to work on or near a traffic right-of-way.
•Ability to coordinate logistics and navigate the layout of systems using a Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer, Street Lighting and Storm Water map or Atlas; read and interpret operational and technical manuals, maps, blueprints, drawings, and diagrams; prepare as-built drawings for atlas updates.
•Familiar with business management principles and able to perform administrative work including record keeping, reporting, and budget control; familiar with modern office procedures, methods, computers and standard office equipment operations.
•Technical and analytical skills to operate specialized equipment including sensitive computerized instrumentation devices to extract data and accurately utilize device outputs for analysis.
•Understand and use software programs, electronic browser, SCADA, and Computer Maintenance Management Systems including Cartegraph, Tokay and Inframap.
•Able to operate and maintain hand tools, power tools and a variety of other specialized equipment used in the operation, installation, maintenance and repair of water systems.
•Mark and locate water, sanitary sewer, storm water, power and communication utilities.
•Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills including tact, patience, courtesy, respect, responsiveness, understanding and fairness.
•Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems; independently perform difficult and complex tasks; demonstrate enthusiasm for continuous improvement and attentiveness to detail.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
A variety of hand tools, power tools and specialized equipment including valve exercising equipment, backflow testing equipment, confined space retrieval equipment, water pumps, hand pumps and industrial gas powered pump units. A variety of electronic devices and sensitive equipment such as atmospheric testers, metal detectors, underground electronic locators, GPS recording devices and chlorine residual analyzers. Heavy equipment vehicles such as dump trucks and wheel loaders. Standard office equipment such as desk top and lap top computers, copiers, scanners and phones.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Walking, standing, bending, or crouching or kneeling down for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and execute repetitive hand movements; Sitting for extended periods of time; seeing and hearing to identify information; speaking and writing to exchange information; pushing, pulling and lifting up to 20 pounds; operating assigned equipment and vehicles.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Outdoor work environment exposed to seasonal conditions and inclement weather, including driving a vehicle to conduct work in all weather conditions. Work may be performed around and within the proximity of moving objects including vehicles and related traffic hazards; excavations and confined space; dissatisfied or aggressive individuals.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent; minimum of six years progressively responsible experience in cross connection control, sampling and repair of water distribution systems and components; minimum three years of heavy equipment operation in residential and commercial settings. Valid State driver’s license and proof of good driving record; Class A or B CDL with air brakes and tanker endorsement; State of Washington Department of Health Water Distribution Manager II certification; State of Washington Department of Health Cross Connection Specialist certification; State of Washington Department of Health Backflow Assembly Tester certification.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Ten years progressively responsible experience in cross connection control, sampling and repair of water distribution systems and components; two years of water treatment operation or related experience. Bilingual in Spanish.
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APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:

A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications may be found on the Human Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: wallawallawa.gov.

Special application requirements include:


• Copy of CDL license with endorsements
• Copy of Water Distribution Manager II certification
• Copy of Cross Connection Specialist certification
• Copy of Backflow Assembly Tester certification

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, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check and consumer report. 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
Email to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.
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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.

Civil Engineer III - Water Utility

Position with the City of Renton, WA - Drinking Water Utility

See on-line advertisement and link to on-line application at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rentonwa/jobs/1495249/civil-engineer-iii-water-utility

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
425-430-7660

bsandler@rentonwa.gov

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $6,307.00 - $7,680.00 Monthly
$75,684.00 - $92,160.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 08/01/16
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

UNION AFFILIATION: AFSCME, Local 2170

DEPARTMENT: Public Works - Utility Systems

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This position is Open Until Filled with a first review of applications August 12, 2016.
Please remember to attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan and conduct complex and large scale
engineering studies and projects for public drinking water system infrastructure; coordinate and direct outside engineering consultants and firms on assigned projects and studies.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Civil Engineer III performs complex design, project management, reviews and signs
engineering drawings as assigned and represents the City on large-scale projects and
complex engineering reviews. Incumbents integrate numerous engineering and construction
disciplines. Incumbents are required to exercise greater people interaction and integrate
engineering principles in creating new structures.

SUPERVISION:

Reports To: Water Utility Manager
Supervises: None

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

Plan and conduct large-scale engineering studies for public water system infrastructure
utilizing staff from within the City or outside consultants as necessary; develop timelines, specifications and project objectives; monitor progress and provide periodic reports regarding assigned projects.

Develop specifications and cost estimates for bids on major water system infrastructure
and water quality improvement projects requiring outside consulting assistance; participate in the selection of consultants; negotiate and monitor contracts and services of outside firms to assure compliance with specifications, timelines and City ordinances and policies; approve payments to contractors on major projects as appropriate and submit to superiors for final authorization.

Provide work direction and guidance to other engineering personnel on City projects as
requested; provide project leadership as assigned on projects requiring City personnel;
establish and maintain project schedules and activities.

Provide written and verbal reports as necessary on assigned projects and contracts;
present reports to outside groups, City Council, commissions or others as requested;
maintain records for assigned activities.

Meet with City personnel as necessary on capital construction, transportation, utility
projects and studies to assure needs are being met by proposed designs and
specifications; assure proper communication at key intervals between consultants,
contractors, department heads and others.

Review complex architectural and engineering plans and drawings for major water system
infrastructure and water quality improvement construction projects within the City to
assure compliance with City ordinances and policies; approve plans or indicate deficiencies with corrective action guidelines.

Make complex calculations involving assigned engineering specialty including utilities,
construction, transportation and others; review calculations and designs of others to assure conformance with City engineering standards.

Prepare and review drawings and design as necessary for major projects to lead or assist
in the overall design effort.

Prepare engineering drawings in support of technical models for permit review, in-house
projects and project management.

Provide for and lead plan reviews for outside contractors on major projects and studies to
assure compliance of building and other construction with City codes, ordinances and
policies; inspect sites as necessary.

Interpret and analyze technical information from various databases, including ArcGIS,
water system hydraulic model and water quality database.

Standard Functions:

Perform related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Any combination equivalent to: bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field and
four years increasingly responsible engineering experience in the field of drinking water
system and project management.

Some positions in this classification may require a Professional Engineer license.

Valid Washington State driver's license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to:

Perform difficult and complex engineering mathematical computations.

Design and evaluate engineering projects to assure objectives and codes are
followed.

Compile and analyze statistical and technical information, maps, research data and
other pertinent data.

Prepare and obtain state and federal permits required for Capital Improvement
Program projects associated with field of specialty.

Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Make verbal presentations and lead technical meetings.

Meet schedules, commitments and time lines.

Plan, organize and lead complex projects involving other technical personnel.

Interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Maintain records and prepare comprehensive reports.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Observe legal and defensive driving practices.

Knowledge of:

Advanced principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering.

Technical specialty within engineering discipline appropriate to assignment.

Modern engineering methods as applied to the design, project management and
construction of public works, public utilities, transportation and general construction.

Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

SEPA and/or NEPA environmental review requirements associated with field of
specialty.

Oral and written communication skills.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Principles of work direction and guidance of other technical personnel on project
teams.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in office and field environments.

Office Coordinator

Providing office coordination, word processing, document control, and general administrative support to the Portland office.

West Yost Associates (West Yost) is seeking a full-time Office Coordinator at our Portland Oregon office. The ideal candidate will have good working and technical knowledge of water engineering and geological terms and have a passion for document standardization, formalization, and processes.

Key Responsibilities and Functions:
Serve as the primary document and office coordinator in the Portland Oregon office

Edit documents for spelling and grammatical accuracy

Format reports, letters, technical documents, and presentations to West Yost standards

Provide quality assurance/quality control of all final work products

Assist in general administrative tasks including answering phones, faxing, copying, filing, organizing, and mailing as needed

Provide information to callers, schedule appointments, and support the engineering staff by providing high-level clerical and administrative support

Professionally greet clients, vendors, and visiting employees

Coordinate internal meetings and lunches

Make deliveries to clients and other area offices
Provide general office maintenance such as order supplies and coordinate office equipment maintenance

Candidates must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat, and highly developed editing and technical writing skills with strong attention to detail. A minimum of 5 years of word processing and administrative experience, preferably within an engineering consulting firm or a related industry, is required. Candidates must have a word processing certificate, associate degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements include a valid Oregon Driver License and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Salary commensurate with experience.

Visit www.westyost.com for more information and other opportunities. This full-time, regular position is available in Portland, Oregon.

Other Information
• Office location: Portland, OR
• No sponsorship is available for this position
• West Yost Associates is an Affirmative Action Participant EOE/M/F/D/V

Please include a cover letter describing your interest in, and fit for this specific position.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

To apply for this position:
Apply Now: https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/WYOST.jobs?ApplyToJob=83952523

For More Information Contact:
Sonia Olton, HR Manager
Careers@westyost.com

Engineer II

Engineer desired with a strong interest in water and wastewater distribution design.

West Yost Associates (West Yost) is seeking an entry- to mid-level engineer to work directly with senior West Yost staff on design projects that include water transmission and distribution pipelines, sanitary sewer trunk and collection systems, water tanks and water and wastewater pump stations.

Key Responsibilities and Functions:
•Preparing analyses, calculations, equipment evaluations, preliminary layouts, and design drawings and specifications for water and wastewater infrastructure projects

•Assisting in the preparation of technical memoranda, master plans, and other reports related to the planning and design of pipelines and pump stations

•Clear and concise, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

•Other related civil/environmental engineering tasks

Candidates must have a BS or MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering and have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. The ideal candidate will have relevant coursework or experience in piping and pump station planning and design for water and wastewater collections systems. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Relevant experience and CAD, Civil3D, and GIS skills are desirable.

Please include a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Visit www.westyost.com for more information and other opportunities. This full-time, regular position is available in Portland.

Other Information
•Office location: Portland, OR
•No sponsorship is available for this position
•West Yost Associates is an Affirmative Action Participant EOE/M/F/D/V

Please include a cover letter describing your interest in, and fit for this specific position.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

To apply for this position:

Apply Now: https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/WYOST.jobs?ApplyToJob=67235398

Maintenance Technician 2

Olympic View Water and Sewer District is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Technician 2. Primary duties include maintenance and repair of water distribution and sewer collection systems. Applicants should have experience and knowledge of practices and procedures used to repair, service, and maintain a variety of district property. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to operate light and medium duty construction equipment and perform heavy manual work. The ability to interact effectively with the public is essential. Work is performed in the field with exposure to extreme weather conditions.

Valid Washington State Driver’s license and clean driving record is required. A current Class B CDL with Tanker and Airbrake Endorsement preferred. Water Distribution Manager, Wastewater Collection Specialist, CDL, and Water Treatment Plant Operator certifications must be obtained within one year. Membership in union is mandatory. Salary $4,388 – 4,752 monthly. Benefits include paid Vacation, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance and State Retirement Plan.
Application and job description is available at www.olympicviewwater.com and must be returned to:

Olympic View Water and Sewer District
8128 228th Street SW
Edmonds, WA 98026

Other positions are also available on District website.
District application is required. Open until filled.

Water Foreman/Operator

Job Title: Water Foreman/Operator
Department: Water Department
Wage: $36.30 per hour
Position Closes on: Open until filled


POSITION SUMMARY AND SCOPE OF RESONSIBILITY

Water Foreman is a union position and is responsible for construction, maintenance and operation of Parkland Light and Water Company’s (PL&WCo) water distribution system. This position requires little supervision. Responsible for the safety of assigned crew(s), onsite work performance and in compliance with all federal, state, local regulations, company policies and standards. Must live within a 30 mile radios to PL&WCo. (12918 Park Ave S, Tacoma WA 98444) To apply you can download an application off of our website www.plw.coop. and mail to Parkland Light & Water Company, P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA 98448.

POSITION DUTIES

REPORTS TO:

This position reports to the Water Superintendent. This position supervises other positions/crews, provides work assignments and instruction to construction and/or treatment personnel, contractors, seasonal and temporary workers. If possess a Washington State Treatment Plant Operator 2 Certification, will assist treatment operations during the absence of the Water Treatment Foreman.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

• Back Hoe operator experience required.
• Perform skilled work in construction, locating, maintenance and repair of services, water lines, raise and/or repair valves, hydrants, meters, and other water system facilities.
• Keeping up-to-date on new regulations and procedures for operating a Class A public water system.
• Flushing water mains, pressure testing, and water quality sample collection on new construction.
• Ensuring crews are keeping all vehicles clean and making minor corrections to vehicles on a daily basis, as well as bi-weekly vehicle inspections.
• Must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Must possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Document corrections to current maps by providing sketches or digital photos with measurements for the engineering department to make corrects to improve utility maps
• Review plans for construction projects.
• Review work orders, determines work priorities, schedules, supervises and assigns work to construction crew(s).
• Meets with Pierce County on county road projects that impact Company facilities.
• Services and maintains tools and equipment used to repair water system facilities.
• Assesses job sites for hazardous conditions and set up proper barricades, warning signs, traffic cones, station flaggers or other channeling devices to safely move traffic, pedestrians and construction equipment around or through the construction zone/work area for the safety of the crew and the general public.
• Complete required paperwork and forms on a daily basis. (Service orders, work orders, material sheets, and time sheets)
• Train/share knowledge and skills with crew to build a teamwork environment.
• Maintain inventory. Along with crew, keep vehicles stocked with a minimum inventory of materials for emergency and daily work. Complete written material requisition forms so purchasing department can maintain minimum quantities of warehouse stock.
• Responds to job-site inquiries and communicates with contractors and property owners regarding work being performed and the impact work may have on their property.
• Provide excellent customer service by responding to customer complaints in a timely and courteous manner.
• Adjust crew assignments when meter reading department require assistance to perform disconnects, reading and delivering door hangers.
• Adjust crew assignments when needed to assist in staffing the water treatment/water quality operations for monitoring, maintenance of wells, pump station, storage tanks, treatment facilities, distribution chlorine testing and collection of water quality samples in conjunction with or during the absence of the Water Treatment Foreman.
• Will be assigned to week long after hour emergency call out duty on a rotating basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties are primarily performed in the field with exposure to extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time, confined spaces, automobile traffic, construction tools and equipment. Work involves exposure to fumes, loud noise, chemicals, pesticides, hostile animals, and angry customers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This job typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, reaching, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to climb water towers up to 190 feet high. Must be able to wear a respirator to work with AC water pipe and dangerous chemicals.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge Of:
• Set-ups, layouts, practices, and procedures used to repair and service waterworks systems;
• Maintenance and repair of water facilities in a wide variety of weather conditions;
• Safety hazards inherent to outdoor construction work;
• General concrete, landscaping, paving, and erosion control;
• Safety rules and regulations;
• Basic mechanics for equipment, machinery, and hand tools used in construction work;
• Confined space entry and trenching and shoring regulations, procedures, and practices;
• Standards and regulations used in the installation of water systems.
• Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to field crew, customers, office employees, state, county officials and management staff.
• Team player with ability and desire to accept direction from others.
• Prompt and time sensitive to job completion.

Skills in:
• Operating construction equipment such as backhoes, boring machines, generator, jackhammers, and cut-off saws;
• Operating hand tools;
• Operating and maneuvering single and double axel dump trucks and trailers;
• Drawing as-built sketches; use of digital camera and laptop to assist engineering in documenting electronic as-built information;
• Reading blueprints, as-built sketches, and maps;
• Supervising staff with varying skill levels;
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and the general public;
• Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
• Prioritizing work assignments and meeting deadlines;

Experience/Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively and efficiently perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Three years supervisory experience in utility maintenance and installation with a water purveyor or in a related industry.

Education:
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must be willing to advance education.

Licensing Requirements:
Possess and maintain:

• Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to PL&WCo and its insurance carrier.
• Commercial Driver’s Class A License with Airbrake Endorsement.
• Industrial First Aid and CPR Card within six months of employment.
• Certified Flagger Card within six months of employment.
• A Washington State Water Distribution Manager 3 Certification within 3 year of employment.
• A Washington State Cross Connection Specialist (CCS) Certification within 1 year of employment.


NOTES
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS:
The Working Water Foreman position wage is $36.30 an hour, plus excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, pension, 401K, vacation, sick leave, life insurance, and eleven paid holidays.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and may be changed or amended at any time to meet the needs of the Company.
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The statements contained in these job descriptions reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise balance the workload. PL&WCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Water Treatment O&M Tech I or II - Canby, OR

Veolia North America seeks a Water Treatment O&M Tech I or II - Canby, OR

Summary:
Provides day-to-day monitoring and basic plant and pump/booster station operations, lab test and corrective, predictive and preventative maintenance activities. (Grade III facility)

•Water Treatment Grade III Certification preferred.
Qualification:
•High school diploma or GED equivalent
•Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude required, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
•Two to five years of work experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability to comprehend complex specifications, blueprints and manuals.
•Must be able to serve rotation 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
•Must possess a valid driver's license (commercial license is desirable) and a safe driving record.

For IMMEDIATE consideration, apply @
www.veolianorthamerica.com/careers Reference Job ID: 67060


Contact: Pamela Freeman, Recruiter, Veolia North America
Phone: 630-778-4810 / Email: pamela.freeman@veolia.com

MUNICIPAL ENGINEER/HYDRAULIC MODELER

Future team members may apply at:
http://www.prospera.com/CareerHubViewer/Post.aspx?ID=paceengineersinc_external_b6S3HkDy28Qo

What we’re looking for:
You should have 5 - 15 years of engineering experience on municipal public works projects as well as 5 - 10 years of experience hydraulic modeling for municipal utility systems. EIT Required and PE preferred.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be performing municipal water system analysis and computer modeling for small to large pipe networks up to 5,000 links, including fire flow analyses, extended period simulations, water quality analyses and model calibration. Occasionally you may conduct and observe field testing of hydrant flow tests and pumping facility tests. You will also review and interpret model output data to provide relevant conclusions and recommendations on system performance. You may also be asked to generates graphical output reports including contour maps, and EPS time performance graphs.Other responsibilities will include performing engineering calculations and design using specialized technical skills, experience and engineering judgment to transform concept designs into construction drawings and technical specifications. You’ll be asked to develop plans, specifications and inspection reports as needed on assigned tasks to see that items are complete, accurate and in accordance with good engineering practice. You will be technically involved in the resolution of design problems that may include performing field investigation or inspections, detailed design work and detailed checking of design computations done by others or general coordination of specific design aspects of a project. You may supervise and schedule work of other team members. You’ll work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects and you may be asked to coordinate projects with clients, contractors, outside consultants and firm staff. Plans, schedules, conducts and/or coordinates detailed phases of assigned project work. You will make design recommendations, adaptations and modifications. And finally, you will perform calculations using engineering formulas and skills as well as prepare reports and correspondences concerning the direction of assigned projects.

What you need to know:
Knowledge of Civil 3D 2014Knowledge of ESRI ArcMap GIS softwareKnowledge of Hydraulic Modeling Software, including InfoWater and WaterGems

What educational background you will need:
Bachelors of Science degree in civil engineering

What we’re offering:
We offer a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k) program, ESOP, paid time off, transit reimbursement and incentive bonuses. PACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PACE Engineers, Inc. is an employee-owned company providing quality professional civil and structural engineering, plannin g, surveying, and construction management services from offices in Kirkland and Wenatchee, Washington and Lake Oswego, Oregon. We have successfully completed projects for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors throughout the Northwest.

Operations Manager

OPERATIONS MANAGER
($73,812 - $94,200/yr. with excellent benefits)
Vacancy Due to Retirement

Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is located on the Southern Oregon Coast where great weather, recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery are abound, providing a quality living and working environment. The Water Board serves a total customer base of 12,875 accounts within the Cities of Coos Bay and North Bend and the surrounding area outside the city limits.

Benefits include excellent insurance plans (health, dental and vision) over 90% employer paid; 401(a) and 457(b) retirement plans can earn up to 26% annual retirement; paid life insurance and long term disability; 11 paid holidays; 6 annual administrative leave days; 11 annual vacation days; and 12 annual sick leave days.

The Operations Manager works under the general supervision of the General Manager and directs the construction, operations and maintenance activities of the Operations Division, including the water supply sources, treatment facilities, and pumping and distribution system. It exercises full supervision over the Water Treatment and Distribution Sections; evaluates work performance and makes decisions in selection, discharge, and personnel actions; assumes division 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 utility treatment and distribution operations and maintenance; two years of supervisor experience or education, graduation from a senior high school or GED, and an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Science, Water System, Civil Engineering Technology, or related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT/LICENSES: Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to secure State of Oregon Water Treatment and Distribution Level III Certifications.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Business Administration or related field.

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 and distribution system should reference those skills and qualifications in their application. Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is an EOE.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website at www.cbnbh2o.com. To download an employment application click Employment Opportunities.
First consideration of applications: July 25, 2016 – position open until filled.

For more information contact Karen Parker at 541-267-3128 or email karen_parker@cbnbh2o.com