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 Counsel

Tualatin Valley Water District is looking to fill a General Counsel position. This position will serve as chief legal officer for the Tualatin Valley Water District. They will direct and perform a wide range of legal services of a complex nature representing the District in litigation and on matters of significant visibility and public impact. Provides primary legal support and policy advice to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Commissioners and other District staff on highly complex legal issues.

For application process and closing information go to our website: https://www.tvwd.org/about-us/job-opportunities.aspx

Water Distribution Utility Worker I/II

Canby Utility, a public water and electric utility located 30 minutes south of Portland and serving a population of approximately 16,000 with nearly 5,000 meters, is recruiting for a water utility worker to complement its distribution crew. This individual will perform work in construction, maintenance, operation, inspections and repairs of our water distribution system. This is a physically demanding position.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of water distribution operations including construction, maintenance and repair. They must be proficient in operating industry related tools and equipment essential for position. Candidates must have, or the ability to self-achieve within six months of hire, a CDL Class A driver’s license. Canby Utility is seeking an individual who has a current Water Distribution Operator Certification II with a minimum of two years distribution experience; however individuals who have their Water Distribution Operator Certification I and a minimum of one year experience will be considered for the position. Desirable qualifications include: fork lift, heavy equipment operation, and competent person and flagger certifications. This position requires the ability to respond to emergencies in approximately 30 minutes.

Canby Utility currently offers an excellent benefit package including paid contributions to Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP); 93% of the medical, dental and vision premiums are employer paid for employee and family; employer paid contributions to a VEBA account; life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; and 401k and 457 deferred compensation plans. This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW Local 125).

Utility Worker I: $20.04 - $24.92/hour (3,486-4,336/month)
Utility Worker II: $21.43 - $26.64/hour (3,728-4,635/month)

Applications and job description can be downloaded from our website at www.canbyutility.org, or obtained at our office located at 154 NW First Ave., Canby, Oregon. For more information or to obtain an application by mail, email or fax, call Barbara Benson at 503-266-1156 ext. 323. Pre-employment physical, driving history, drug test and background checks required after receiving a conditional job offer. Canby Utility is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will accept applications by email; however, we cannot guarantee that they were received. Please fax (503) 263-8621, mail, or bring your signed application materials to our office by Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered unless the application deadline is extended.

Senior Engineering Technician

The City of Vancouver is looking for a Senior Engineering Technician. The purpose of this position is to support engineering staff in the preparation of plans and specifications on capital water system projects. Review development design projects to ensure consistency with City standards and codes and coordinate plan modification with developers and engineers.

Minimum Qualifications
•Two (2) years of increasingly technical engineering experience is required in utility engineering or related discipline. One (1) year of AutoCAD work including pipe networks .
•Equivalent to an Associate's Degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering or a related field.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills
•Intermediate skills in AutoCAD
•Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
•Basic skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS/ArcMap)

Salary Range
$57,612 - $73,644

To view the full posting and to apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vancouver/jobs/1409976/senior-engineering-technician

Staff Hydrogeologist

GSI Water Solutions, Inc. is seeking a self-motivated, junior-level hydrogeologist to support groundwater projects around the Pacific Northwest from our Portland, Oregon, office. This is a position for a dynamic, team-spirited individual looking for career growth in water resources consulting.

GSI is an employee-owned water resources and environmental management consulting firm. Our employees provide innovative solutions to clients’ groundwater, environmental contamination, and water resources challenges. We are passionate, motivated, and team-oriented professionals who strive to be leaders in the water industry and are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service and technical capabilities. GSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that strongly values diversity.

Field Work Will Include:
• Monitoring field explorations and construction projects.
• Conducting hydrogeologic site characterizations.
• Conducting water supply well assessments.
• Supervising well design, drilling, and construction, including geologic logging of both sedimentary and crystalline rock formations.
• Designing and implementing multi-media field sampling programs, including groundwater, surface water, soils, and sediments.
• Conducting aquifer tests.


Office Work Will Include:
• Coordinating with teaming partners, subconsultants, contractors, and analytical labs.
• Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting field-acquired data using numerical and analytical tools.
• Managing and analyzing data, and preparing clear, concise, and effective technical reports.
• Participating in project strategy development.
• Supporting water rights transactions and permitting activities.

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in hydrogeology from an accredited college or university
• Detailed understanding of geologic and hydrogeologic principles and familiarity with aquifer testing procedures, water well design, geologic logging, and water quality sampling procedures
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing
• Previous experience on field work projects is desirable
• Preference given for familiarity with water right permitting processes and interactions with state agencies
• Ability to work successfully in a team setting and to collaborate with other technical staff members
• Must be able to work in remote areas, walk long distances over rough terrain, and lift and carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel within the Pacific Northwest and California

Safety
• Must obey all health and safety rules
• Expected to carry and use protective equipment (hard hat, gloves, boots, etc.)


If you are interested in working with a great team and participating in projects that involve aquifer recharge, production well design and installation, injection wells, or groundwater management planning, then go to http://gsiwatersolutions.com/contact/job-opening/ and submit your resume. Please provide a brief cover letter telling us a little about yourself.

Water Distribution Operator

The City of Moscow, Idaho, has a position available in the Water Department for a Distribution System Operator to be a member of our team.

The successful candidate will be expected to possess the following skills: excellent customer service toward both internal and external customers; the ability to repair and install water mains, service lines and meter installations, water valves, and fire hydrants; operate a backhoe, dump truck, and associated equipment and hand tools; possess basic math, computer, and communication skills.

Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED, a Valid Class B commercial driver’s license. An Idaho Class I, or II Drinking Water Distribution Operator License is desirable.

This is a regular full-time position reporting to the Water Distribution Supervisor. Starting pay is $17.54 per hour to $18.95 per hour depending on qualifications, experience, and class of Water Distribution Operator License.

The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurances; paid sick and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Qualified candidates may obtain an application packet that includes a complete job description from Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third St., or by calling (208) 883-7000 or you may visit our website at www.ci.moscow.id.us.

A City of Moscow application for employment and a cover letter is required. Resumes may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be accepted by the City of Moscow Human Resources Department located in City Hall until Monday, May 16, 2016.

The City of Moscow will accord a preference in employment to eligible veterans.

General Manager

GENERAL MANAGER
Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County, Washington
$98,064 - $175,440

For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches."

Public Utility District #1 of Skagit County (Skagit PUD) is centrally located between Seattle to the south and Vancouver, B.C., to the north, resting between the sparkling waters of Puget Sound and the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. This is one of the fastest growing counties in Washington, having grown by over 32% in the last ten years.

Skagit PUD provides water utility service to the people of Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, and unincorporated and remote areas of Skagit County. The District has approximately 24,000 metered services providing, on average, nine million gallons of water each day to approximately 65,000 customers. The PUD employs 80 FTE's, and has a 2016 budget of roughly $20 million. The District is governed by a board of three elected commissioners who serve six-year terms on a nonpartisan basis.

Reporting to the District’s Commission, the General Manager manages the operation of the District in accordance with the objectives and policies of the Commission, and establishes short and long term plans to accomplish the mission and vision of the District. The General Manager is directly responsible for 8 FTE's. The General Manager is expected to maintain effective liaison with the District’s Commission to establish and clarify the District’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.

A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or a related field is required. A master's degree in Finance, Business, or Engineering Management is preferred. Ten (10) years of operation and maintenance experience in a public utility district, including five (5) years in a management/senior management capacity, or any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities is also required. Certification through the Washington State Department of Health as a Water Distribution Manager Level 4 is preferred, or must be obtained once eligibility requirements are met. Candidates must have a Washington State Drivers License or the ability to obtain one immediately.

Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County is an equal opportunity employer. First review: May 1, 2016 (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.

Facility Maintenance Technician

Spanaway Water Company is seeking a ‘Facility Maintenance Technician’ to perform basic interior/exterior building cleaning and maintenance along with landscape maintenance of all company facilities. Persons applying must be willing and able to mop, dust, vacuum, clean restrooms, paint, mow, pull weeds, perform small equipment maintenance, etc. Must be self-motivated with an ability to track and maintain a rigorous maintenance schedule, and possess and maintain the level of physical fitness required to meet the demands of the job including the ability to lift up to fifty pounds. Requires high school diploma or equivalent and valid WA Drivers license. Maintenance experience a plus. Starting salary $16.57/hr, with excellent benefits. Job description and application form available at ‘www.spanaway-water.org’ or Spanaway Water Co., 18413 ‘B’ St E, Spanaway, WA 98387 Ph. (253) 531-9024. Position open until filled. Applications can be submitted in person at our office or sent via email to Tim Wells at twells@spanaway-water.org.

General Manager

GENERAL MANAGER
Snoqualmie Pass Utility District, Washington
$80,000 - $100,000

For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches."

As Washington's Gateway, Snoqualmie Pass has a unique, rich, and diverse history. The Summit consists of 4 separate ski areas, and is the closest ski area to Seattle. The area around Snoqualmie Pass consists of mountain cabins that are mainly seasonally occupied by residents of the Seattle metropolitan area. Roughly 150 residents live in the area year-round, with many more living in the area seasonally.

The Snoqualmie Pass Utility District formed in 1984 when the Summit Sewer District and Kittitas County Sewer District 1 were consolidated into a single district for the purpose of providing water and sewer utility service to the roughly 250 permanent residents and up to 16,000 winter day use commercial customers of unincorporated Snoqualmie and the surrounding area. The District covers 2.8 square miles, and lies at the western summit of Snoqualmie Pass at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. The Utility District has 5 authorized positions, currently employs 4 FTE's, and has an operating budget of 1.53 million dollars. The Utility is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of three local citizens elected on a non-partisan basis.

The General Manager reports to the District's Board of Commissioners, and oversees 3 functional units: Office Operations, Water Operations and Sewer Operations. The organization is extremely lean consisting of five authorized positions and additional temporary help employed in the summer construction season. Given the small size of the organization the General Manager has to carry a broad skill set as both a capable manager and capable technical expert in sewer and water systems.

A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or a related field is required. Ten (10) years of progressive utility related experience, which includes five (5) years in a management/senior management capacity, or any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities is also required. Candidates must also have a Washington State Drivers License or the ability to obtain one immediately.

Snoqualmie Pass Utility District is an equal opportunity employer. First review: April 24, 2016 (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.

General Manager

GENERAL MANAGER
Rockwood Water People’s Utility District is recruiting for a General Manager. The District offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The anticipated hiring range is $140,000 to $153,000 annually, DOE.
Qualified applicants must have:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, or related field; AND five (5) years’ senior management experience;
• 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.

• A Master’s Degree and experience at a water or public works utility are preferred.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Must possess a valid Driver License accepted in the State of Oregon, with an acceptable driving record.
• A background check will be conducted on the finalist for this position.
Recruitment open until filled; first review of applicants May 2, 2016. Please submit application materials at your earliest convenience.
Interested applicants must submit all application materials to be considered. Visit http://www.lgpi.org/general-manager-0 for a detailed job announcement and application instructions.

Water Operator

Hat Island Community Association
Job Description

Job Title: Water Operator
Application Close Date: Monday, March 21, 2016 4:00 P.M.

Classification: Regular, Full-time, Non-exempt (hourly)

$41,600 Based on Experience and Certification Level

Reports To: Island Manager

Purpose: To operate and maintain the HICA water production and distribution system within parameters established by HICA and the Washington State Department of Health.

Position Overview: The Water Operator is a multi-faceted position responsible for all aspects of the installation, production, maintenance, testing, storage, distribution, and delivery of water to members of the Hat Island Community Association. This full time position must be able to live on-island, year-round.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Experience: Minimum of 18 months working in water systems production, distribution, and/or testing. Thorough knowledge of State and Federal drinking water standards preferred.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Must have or be capable of obtaining, within 3 years, Washington State Water Treatment Operator II and Water Distribution Manager I certificates. Possess and maintain a Washington State driver’s license, acceptable driving record with the ability to be insured to operate HICA vehicles and other operational equipment as needed.
Specialized Skills: Ability to install and repair pumps, valves, electrical components and both metal and plastic piping components. Experience working with basic power and hand tools. Have intermediate level of computer skills in Microsoft applications. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents preferred.

Responsibilities: Incumbent is responsible for
 Checking tank levels daily and recording results. Checking the pressure system at both tanks.
 Operating wells in rotation and record start and stop times and record chloride levels. Chloride levels should not exceed 250 mg/l.
 Checking pressure difference in greensand filter and backwash or treat in accordance with manufacturer recommendation. Also checking to ensure greensand filter capability is not exceeded.
 Transferring water as needed to keep the water quality at the highest level. If water is not transferred switch tanks.
 Cleaning water tanks as necessary. Not to exceed 5 years.
 Reading residential water meters quarterly.
 Taking and sending water samples listed on the WQMR to a certified lab as required by the Department of Health.
 Taking and sending water samples for coliform to Snohomish Public Health monthly.
 Send monthly and annual reports to the State Department of Health as required.
 Provide written community water reports to be published in the monthly Community newsletter “Viewpoint”.
 Conducting maintenance and repairs on the water system as required.
 Installing and replacing water meters as required.
 Operating the RO system as stated in the O&M manual located in the RO building.
 Checking soda ash and anti-scaling levels after each daily operation.
 Greasing all pumps and motor bearings weekly.
 Changing cartridge filters when the difference exceeds 5 psi.
 Comparing water produced vs. water consumed to figure unaccounted for water. If leaks or breaks occur, estimating the water loss and figuring into accounted for water.
 Addressing any changes in laws as directed by Department of Health.
 Locating water lines and residential services as requested by Dial a Dig company.
 Performing other duties as directed.
 Maintain adequate inventory of pipe and fittings (in all sizes) for repairs in order to have the ability to make respond to two simultaneous breaks in the system.
 Maintain spare pressure pump for the G and M Divisions. Pressure systems are ready for backup operations at all times.
 Keep RO intake screen maintained and clean. Pressure wash screens monthly at a minimum.


Key Success Factors:

• HICA water system functions efficiently and safely, and produces sufficient water at lowest practical cost.
• The Reverse Osmosis System is maintained as prescribed in pertinent RO manuals.
• Wells are operated in rotation as to minimize salt infusion and particulate buildup.
• Water is produced at a rate that ensures availability of water during peak periods without stressing the wells or RO system.
• Leaks are found and repaired in a timely manner.
• Appropriate spares are maintained on hand so that down time is minimized.
• System upgrades are designed and implemented.
• Complete reports and assignments on a timely manner with little or no editing required.
• Meter reading is completed by deadline schedule and information submitted to the office in enough time for billing cycles.
• Work areas, well and pump houses, vehicles and equipment are maintained in good working order, are clean and presentable.
• The ability to work effectively in a multi-faceted environment with conflicting and changing priorities.
• Maintains professional relationships with co-workers and residents.
• Is a self-starter and actively seeks to improve the water program and organization.



Work Environment: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions both day and night. Work may be required after normal working hours or on weekends. Candidate must physically be capable of manually digging holes for water system components. Work is often accomplished in holes filled with mud and water. Candidate must be able to lift 50 pounds, more with assistance. Must be able to work with caustic chemicals and to understand and follow Material Safety Data Sheet instructions. Overtime (off hours and weekends) may be required when water system component failures impact delivery of water to residents.

Application Information:

The Water Operator Job Description and Application Form can be found on the HICA website at: www.hatisland.org under the Employment Tab.

Please send your completed application and resume of qualifications to: Scan and email to: hioffice@hatisland.com or fax at: 360-444-6614.

Position Closes: Monday, March 21, 2016. 4:00 P.M. Pacific. This position will remain open until filled. Applications for this position will remain on file for 1 year. Questions regarding the Water Operator position should be directed to the HICA office at: 360-444-6611.

WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY OPERATOR II

The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District is seeking a Water Reclamation Facility Operator II for a 2MDG Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) wastewater treatment facility. Construction is underway for tertiary treatment utilizing membrane ultrafiltration. The District is located 17 miles east of Spokane Washington and 3 miles from Idaho state line.

The District is governed by a 3 member Board of Commissioners. The District has 11 employees including the General Manager, office, WRF and field staff.

The Water Reclamation Facility Operator II functions as a multi-skilled professional responsible at all times to the General Manager and performs duties subject to the direction and supervision of the Water Reclamation Facility Chief Operator. The Water Reclamation Facility Operator II performs and coordinates a variety of specific and non-specific jobs related to the operation, treatment process, monitoring and maintenance of the District’s Water Reclamation Facility. Work in the position of Water Reclamation Facility Operator II is allocated between the office, laboratory and the field.

The Water Reclamation Facility Operator II is involved in following activities:
• Assists in operating, monitoring and maintaining the treatment facility equipment to maintain compliance with State National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
• Performs laboratory duties; collects samples from various treatment locations; performs laboratory tests and analyzes results in accordance with standard procedures.
• Perform strict quality control (QA/QC) procedures including calibration of instruments, analyzing standards, keeping logs, and performing statistical analysis of data.
• Assists in the control of the biological process of activated sludge and takes necessary action to ensure proper process control for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
• Performs preventive maintenance of equipment and machinery such as pumps, aeration equipment, biosolids dewatering equipment, clarifiers, headwork screens, grit removal equipment, etc., to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently.
• Assists in the evaluation of wastewater process trends.
• Operates a variety of tools and power equipment such as control systems, computers, pumps, motors, gear drives, electrical switch gears, gauges, automatic devises and chemical dispensing equipment.
• Provides rotating on-call for evenings, holidays, weekends and available for after hour emergencies.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Must hold and maintain a Group II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate or higher from the State of Washington; Higher levels of certification are encouraged. Five years of Wastewater treatment and laboratory experience. Experience in membrane filtration preferred.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(a) and 457(b), HRA, Section 125 FSA, short and long term disability, and life insurance. District is not enrolled in Social Security. Paid vacation and sick leave accrues per policy. Benefits also include 10 paid holidays and up to 2 personal holidays per year.

Compensation based on qualifications and experience. LLSWD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Send resumes by March 31st 2016 to BiJay Adams, General Manager, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, WA 99019. Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available upon request. Please contact BiJay Adams, General Manager at (509) 922-9016 for additional information.