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$90 for 90 days.
Certified Water Treatment Operator
Posted: March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015 Certified Operator/Water Treatment Shift Operator Assignment City of The Dalles Public Works Wicks Water Treatment Plant Salary: $2928- $4624 plus benefits First Review: March 25, 2015
The City of The Dalles Public Works Department is currently recruiting for the Certified Operator position assigned to shift schedules for the Wicks Water Treatment Plant. The person in this position performs chemical/physical laboratory analyses necessary to the operational process control of chemical coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration processes in a Class 4 conventional water treatment plant. Performs chemical/physical analyses for water system compliance, distribution system water quality investigations, and municipal watershed source water monitoring. Assists in the evaluation of alternative water treatment chemicals, processes, procedures, or technologies. This position works 8- and 12-hour shifts including holidays and weekends, as assigned.
Qualifications: Education/Experience: High School Graduate or equivalent is required plus at least one year of post high school education. One (1) years prior experience in an Oregon Class 2 or higher water treatment plant, laboratory examinations and testing, and mechanical operations and maintenance is desired. Ideally the applicant will possess an Associate or Bachelor Degree or have significant college-level training in Water Treatment Technology, Chemistry, Biology or an environmentally related field. Additional training in mechanical operations and maintenance for pumps and other equipment related to water treatment operations is also desired.
To Apply: Applications are available online at www.thedalles.org or at City Hall and must be submitted on the City of The Dalles Application Form and returned to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 313 Court St., The Dalles, OR 97058 no later than Wednesday, May 25, 2015 at 5 pm. Equal Opportunity Employer
Water Quality Cross Connection Specialist
Posted: February 23, 2015
Minimum Salary: $4,836.00 per month Maximum Salary: $6,043.00 per month Posted Date: February 20, 2015 Closes: March 06, 2015 (Open to current employees and the general public.) The City of Redmond is searching for a highly motivated, customer service driven, organized professional to administer the Cross Connection Control Program. The Cross Connection Control Specialist performs specialized technical work in the inspection of industrial and commercial establishments to ensure compliance with ordinances and State and Federal regulations regarding backflow prevention, cross connections and possible water contamination. The successful candidate will engage property owners to ensure conformity with the Cross Connection Program; an educational and customer service approach will be utilized. The incumbent will have an opportunity to research and implement new procedures and/or technology to improve efficiencies within the Cross Connection Database in addition to coordinating activities and ideas between water operations staff and other related city inspection functions. This position will assist with other water quality monitoring requirements. Duties: Under the direction of the Water Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, the selected candidate will: • Investigate commercial and residential on-site water systems for proper cross connection devices to ensure the City water supply will not be contaminated. • Inspect new construction work for compliance with cross connection ordinances and engineering standards and follow up on deficiencies with City, State and Federal codes. • Notify customers of, and maintain records of, backflow prevention device testing. • Maintain the City’s cross connection control database by entering all test reports, updates and creating accounts. • Track backflow assembly testers to ensure accurate testing is done, accurate reports are completed, licenses are valid and testing equipment is calibrated annually. • Ensure that the City is in compliance with applicable local, state and federal cross connection regulations. • Develop and present training and public awareness programs on cross connection control and backflow prevention. • Maintain files and prepare various activity reports; perform surveys, develop forms, schedule inspections, implement and conduct special programs. • Maintain effective, professional, collaborative working relationships with multiple departments/divisions within the City, regulators, other jurisdictions, local businesses, contractors, vendors, and residents. • Research emerging regulations and make recommendations for managing impacts, and participate on committees reviewing emerging regulations. • Keep accurate records. • Assist with emergency or routine water maintenance operations. • Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Knowledge of and skill in: • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, operations, policies and procedures. • Water system and water service components including mechanical equipment. • Cross connection control principles and practices. • Backflow prevention assembly inspection, repair techniques and procedures. • Preparing, analyzing and maintaining operational records. • Providing customer service including maintaining a tactfull, courteous and calm demeanor in tense and/or hostile situations. • Using computers and applicable software applications. • Reading basic blueprints to determine appropriate placement of new backflow devices. • Utilizing Geographic Information System applications (GIS), database management. • Utilizing and read maps and using mapping related software. • Monitoring and operating SCADA system. Ability to: • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. • Develop procedures. • Handle multiple priorities in an organized and effective manner. • Exercise sound judgment and effectively problem solve. • Respond to emergencies during off duty hours, by means of laptop or returning to work. • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort and commitment. • Demonstrate strong attention to detail. • Approach situations from multiple angles to solve complex issues. • Work independently and as a part of a team. • Use personal computer and applicable software to perform word processing, spreadsheet, GIS mapping and specialized functions and relational databases (programs include but are not limited to: MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access). • Embody the City Values of Commitment to Service, Integrity and Accountability. Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience equivalent to: a High School diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a water utility system setting. Licenses and Requirements: A Water Distribution Manager 1 and Cross Connection Control Specialist certification is required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Valid Washington State Driver's License and a driving record that meets City standards. Flagging Traffic Control Card, Signs and Markings Level I, and First Aid/CPR certifications are preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Union Affiliation: Fulfillment of bargaining unit membership is required within 30 days of hire. Working Conditions: Work is performed outside and inside, sometimes in inclement weather and confined spaces. Must drive a city vehicle to conduct work and reach sampling sites. Risk exposure to chemicals, and physical hazards from mechanical and electrical equipment. Incumbents are required to lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and stairs, enter 24 inch diameter access openings, bend, twist, squat, and stoop, kneel and reach. Position requires manual dexterity, hearing and visual acuity. Must be able to respond to emergencies during evening and weekends. Benefits: The City of Redmond offers an excellent benefits package including: flexible work hours; medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; life insurance; retirement; and career development including tuition reimbursement. City of Redmond Values: Integrity: We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions. Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities. Commitment to Service: We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community. Selection Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application to https://www.govjobstoday.com. The City may review existing application pools to fill this position, or use this pool to fill future vacancies. Top candidates will be contacted to participate in the next phase of selection which may include testing and/or an interview. Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.
Green Infrastructure Program Director
Posted: February 20, 2015
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM DIRECTOR WHO WE ARE The Geos Institute is a science-driven organization committed to meeting our ethical responsibility to limit the eventual extent of climate change and help people create solutions that prepare human communities and natural systems for the impacts of climate change. To learn more about how we do our work, please visit www.geosinstitute.org. Our team of board and staff is made of dedicated, hard-working people who are personally committed to the Institute’s mission. We value honesty, courage, tact, perseverance, and respectful communication. When the pressure builds, we lean on each other. While we are professionally demanding, we also recognize the importance of trying new methods and welcome the learning that comes when something does not turn out as planned. The atmosphere in the office is relaxed, but productive. We are generally flexible in terms of when and how work gets done and work hard to allow staff to strike a healthy balance between work and family. We have fun together and we get things done. Our team is based in Ashland, Oregon (www.ashland.or.us), a beautiful community in the world-class temperate forests of southern Oregon just a few miles north of the California border and a two hour drive to the Pacific Ocean. Ashland boasts excellent public schools, a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, Southern Oregon University, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (www.osfashland.org), a nationally renowned repertory theater. THE PROGRAM We are looking for an energetic, focused person who can hit the ground running and is excited to join our team and lead our Green Infrastructure program. As the impacts of climate change become more evident, water managers are finding themselves increasingly challenged by issues of water quality, quantity, and timing. Our Green Infrastructure program is building the body of knowledge necessary to determine under what circumstances watershed restoration techniques can help address these needs of municipal water providers. More detailed information about the program can be found here: http://www.geosinstitute.org/green-solutions/green-infrastructure.html). . You may be the right person for the job if you: • Understand the water management sector and have strong relationships with water managers, engineers, universities, land management agencies and/or water quality regulators • Have a working understanding of the science of restoration techniques and the benefits of restoration to both natural and human environments • Can work well with a diverse array of people with differing perspectives • Have experience securing and shepherding financial support from government, foundations, corporations, and/or corporations including in person visits with potential funders • Can create and execute a strategy for developing and growing a geographically dispersed program • Have strong interpersonal as well as written, verbal, and media communications skills • Can manage other staff members effectively to move the program forward • Have experience participating in a leadership role in organization-wide strategic planning • Are capable of setting and achieving measurable goals • Have experience managing financial resources to ensure program stability and health • Have the skills to develop, oversee, and manage restoration project contracts • Have experience developing effective partnerships • Are able to network and collaborate with other organizations doing similar work • Are capable of developing and maintaining relationships with organizations, agencies, and municipalities • Are flexible and able to learn quickly • Are able to manage multiple competing demands on your time • Are a strategic, big picture thinker who can also direct the day to day work necessary to meet larger organizational goals • Have a strong commitment to addressing the challenge of climate change in a way that benefits people and the environment • Have a strong working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web browsers) • Have a positive attitude and exhibit grace under pressure • Are willing to travel and use the phone to grow relationships and partnerships TERMS This is a full-time, exempt staff position that reports to the Executive Director. In accordance with Oregon law, the Geos Institute is an at will employer. The Geos Institute is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity and does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual preference or any other criteria prohibited by state or federal law. SALARY Commensurate with experience ($60-$75k) BENEFITS The position includes full medical and dental insurance (dependent/family insurance covered in part by the Institute) and a generous annual leave package. After one year of employment, staff may take advantage of a voluntary cafeteria plan that can be used to cover additional medical and child care expenses, as well as a 3% employer matching Simple IRA retirement plan. APPLICATION PROCESS To apply, email or send by postal mail a cover letter, resume (including contact information for three references), and writing or sample to: Tonya Graham Executive Director Geos Institute 84 Fourth Street Ashland, OR 97520 firstname.lastname@example.org APPLICATION DEADLINE Position is open until filled.
Customer Response Team Technician
Posted: February 19, 2015
POSITION: Customer Response Team Technician
POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2015 CLOSES: Open Until Filled – First Review has been extended to Friday, March 6 @ 5:00 pm.
WORK HOURS: All positions work 40 hours per week, and have varying hours depending on the position hired for. Customer Response Team Technician Member positions require some evening, holiday and weekend work. HIRING RANGE: $28.22 - $33.34/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******
General Responsibilities: The Maintenance Department Customer Response Team (CRT) provides a direct connection between the community and City services. The CRT Technician investigates requests for services from both internal and external customer regarding the City’s storm, water and sewer utilities and streets and responds within the “One Person, One Truck, One Hour” customer service philosophy. Resolving requests may involve researching and providing information, completing the work and/or referring work to other maintenance teams for completion or scheduling, and following up with the requesting customer. Maintenance Department employees operate in a team environment and must be able to work and communicate effectively with all staff and citizens. Some evening, holiday and weekend work is required. Essential Job Functions: • Receive, assess/investigate and respond to requests from the public and City departments. Examples of these requests may include: excessive storm drainage or ground water run-off, blocked catch basins, illicit discharge, temporary pothole repair, water leaks, water meter replacement, turn on/off water meters, read and flow test water meters, system water pressures, sewer leaks or back-ups, odor complaints, dead animals, downed signs, vegetation removal, public or private ownership of trees, hazardous tree identification, and determine property lines and public right of way . • Receive and manage “one-call” locate requests to locate city owned water, sewer, stormwater and electrical. Use locating equipment/tools, maps and as-built information to assure locate requests are completed according to established time lines. • Communicate directly with customers either by telephone, email or face to face. Respond promptly to customer inquiries. Handle and resolve customer requests. • Research and evaluate all relevant information to handle customer inquiries. Record details of inquiries, comments and complaints in work order maintenance management system. Record details of actions taken; close out work orders in appropriate/timely manner. • Provide information and services to other City departments, outside agencies, and the general public. • Receive and assess/investigate reported outages to city owned street lighting systems. Maintain light receptacles in Town Center medians in working condition. Manage contractor(s) for any necessary repairs. • Monitor/manage placement of sandwich boards making sure they are not in the way of the walking public or in conflict with City Code. As necessary assist in monitor/manage and pick-up of campaign signs left over from elections. • Assist with emergency response (wind, rain, snow and ice storm events) and be able to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours. Assist with the removal and clean-up of hazardous spills. • Respond to and/or coordinate requests for barricades, cones and other traffic control devices for public (block parties) events. • Operate and maintain work vehicle and a variety of tools, equipment and supplies in a clean, safe and proper working condition. • Must have regular and predictable work attendance to fulfill the essential functions of the job. • Ability to drive a city vehicle and operate equipment. • Other duties as assigned. Qualification Requirements: • Record of good work attendance. • Must possess a positive attitude. • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. • 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, Water Distribution Specialist, first aid, traffic control and flagging required within first year of employment. • Ability to respond effectively to changing priorities while maintaining a sense of control and accomplish work tasks even with competing demands. • Ability to work independently with little supervision. • Ability to read maps, blueprints and schematics to locate storm, sanitary sewer and water lines, street lighting, and signalization for City owned utilities. • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Be able to prioritize for safety and performance. • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public. • Ensure compliance with and follow standard safety practices and procedures. • Valid WA driver’s license and good driving record. (Evidence of a good driving record is a condition of employment and will be checked.) Ability to drive a city vehicle. • Completion of an I-9 form, documenting eligibility to work in the United States. • 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. Knowledge Of: • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. • Principles and practices of customer relations. • Principles and practices of traffic control, devices and set up requirements. • General municipal operations and structure. • Specialized construction, maintenance and repair procedures. • Principles and practices of emergency response. • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. • Operational characteristics of hand tools and equipment. • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Experience and Education: • Two years of customer service experience. • Two years of public works (storm water, sewer and water utilities, and streets) experience with some construction, maintenance or field investigation experience. • Utility Locating experience. • High School Diploma or GED. Working Conditions and Physical Abilities: CRT Technicians work independently in both a field and office environment. Field environment: travel from site to site in a City vehicle, exposure to fumes, gases, noise, dust, grease and odors, work in and around water and in inclement weather, work on slippery or uneven surfaces, work in and around traffic and heavy machinery, work at heights and in confined spaces. Office environment: sitting for prolonged periods of time, working with computer and keyboard. Work requires physical strength and agility necessary to perform heavy manual labor under all weather conditions including the ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and the ability to walk, stoop, bend, kneel, and crawl for extended periods of time. CRT Technicians must follow appropriate safety procedures and use of protective clothing and equipment including steel-toed shoes or boots, hard hats, eye/ear protection, rain gear, gloves, and traffic control equipment. Maintenance teams operate in a smoke and drug free work environment for their health, safety and productivity, as well as that of their customers. 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 immediately terminated from consideration for employment.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS This position is Open Until Closed – First Review is Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm. Following the First Review date resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this recruitment notice. Selected candidates will be asked to answer a series of supplemental questions. Following the written supplemental questions process, selected candidates will be asked to participate in an interview tentatively scheduled for the week of March 2, 2015. Following the first round of interviews selected candidates will be invited for a second interview. 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 Nationwide and WA state 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
Lead Maintenance Worker
Posted: February 19, 2015
Seven Lakes Water Association is a membership based nonprofit water Association with approximately 2200 connections, located in a rural, recreational area Northwest of Marysville WA, close to the I 5 corridor. We are accepting resumes for the position of Lead Maintenance Worker. The position is responsible for planning, supervising, organizing and managing the maintenance and repair of the water distribution system, wells and reservoirs. Duties include water quality monitoring, Cross Connection Control Program, meter installations, work orders, one call locates, safety program, truck maintenance, parts inventory and meter reader/maintenance worker supervision and other duties as assigned. A valid WDM 1 and Cross Connection Certification required. Subject to 24 hour call out on a rotating basis. A valid Washington State Driver's License, with a good driving record is required. The Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a safe and drug free work environment. This position is full time with benefits, the starting salary is $21.00 to $28.00 an hour DOE. Send resume to P O Box 100, North Lakewood WA 98259. This position will remain open until filled.
Posted: February 18, 2015
HD Fowler Company is the oldest and largest independent, family-owned distributor of waterworks, irrigation, pumps and wastewater treatment equipment in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest in America. We are a 100 year old family owned business where it is our company and employee mission to strive for excellence in all aspects of our business.
1. Job Title: Service Tech - Redmond, Oregon. Position Summary Independently manage and provide various services to customers of waterworks material distributor.
2. Primary Responsibilities and Duties • Perform hot and dry taps from ¾" to 12" diameter holes on various sizes and types of mainline pipe • Pressure test and chlorinate new and existing waterlines using an air-gas mixture • Provide flushing services that include standard de-chlorination and particle flush for private and commercial fire lines • Perform other services such as fire hydrant repair, bacterial samples, sewer testing, and vacuum testing • Communicate directly with customers and schedule your own appointments • Work with management to help ensure accurate pricing for services completed • Be responsible for maintenance, repair, and rental of machines and/or other shop equipment • Work in local branch's warehouse and customer service, and contribute to overall branch operations, when service workload allows • Participate in continuous education • Willingness and ability to learn and perform fusion services as requested • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
3. Minimum Qualifications • Experience performing the above tasks STRONGLY PREFERRED but not required • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills • Ditch safety certification or the ability to obtain it after hiring • Able to lift 75 lbs. on a daily basis, throughout shift • If not current on all tetanus and hepatitis vaccinations, will be required to become so prior to start date • Able to interact positively with, communicate clearly with, and effectively direct all types of coworkers and/or customers • Able to operate in a high-paced, demanding environment under a variety of climates and conditions • Able to work overtime and travel overnight (may include occasional evenings and weekends) • Able to work independently with minimal supervision • Valid state driver's license and clean driving record REQUIRED; License class: Class B WITH HAZMAT endorsement REQUIRED • HDPE experience a Plus EEO - Drug Test Required Excellent Benefit Package: Medical/Dental/Vision, Paid Time Off, 401k, Profit Sharing, Bonus and more! Salary DOE Entry Level starting at $19.25 DOE For more Employment Opportunities at HD Fowler Company please go to: http://www.hdfowler.com/Jobs.aspx
Water Hydroelectric Plant Operator
Posted: February 11, 2015
DATE OPEN: Monday, January 26, 2015
DATE CLOSED: Applications will be accepted until further notice.
SALARY: $41,488 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $59,633
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday, except holidays
Performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of hydroelectric and water pumping station equipment. Operates a computer to maintain the proper water supply levels by controlling the order of operation of various sized pumps using a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Reads and interprets the readings of various meters and graphs. Requires knowledge of the operating principles of hydroelectric and pumping station equipment such as pumps, motors, generators, and remote control panels. Performs related work as required. Employee will be required to work weekends and rotating shifts.
OPEN REQUIREMENTS: (All requirements must be met at the time of application.)
High school diploma or equivalent, and four years of experience in the operation of industrial or municipal high-volume pumps, motors, hydroelectric or diesel generators or related equipment. Satisfactory completion of college course work in engineering technology, water distribution technology, or equivalent industrial arts training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must obtain a Water Distribution Manager I certificate within one year of appointment and a Class "C" Commercial driver's license (CDL) with Hazardous Materials Endorsement within 90 days of appointment.
NOTE: Individuals in this classification possessing a Washington State Department of Health Water Distribution Manager II or higher certificate are eligible for a two-range pay adjustment. The pay adjustment is contingent on the budget process and Civil Service verification of the certification.
REQUIRED ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: (Must be received in our office by the closing date.)
Copies of required additional documents may be emailed to email@example.com.
• Verification of valid driver’s license
• DD Form 214 (Member-4) or NGB Form 22, if applicable (See RCW 41.04.010 as to how Veterans Preference is applied.)
The written examination will be conducted on the 4th floor of City Hall in the Civil Service Test Room. Testing dates will be scheduled as needed and candidates will be notified when to appear. Approximate duration of the test is 2 hours. The examination will consist of a written test. Weight is assigned as follows: written test 100%.
The written test may include such subjects as: Computer Knowledge; Reading & Interpreting Data; Equipment Maintenance; Theory of Electricity, Hydraulics, and Mechanics; Work Relations, Training, and Records; Plant Operations
NOTE: Electronic calculators are recommended for the examination and will be furnished by the City. Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the calculators prior to the examination.
To apply online or download and print an application, go to: www.spokanecity.org/jobs. To request an application be mailed to you, call the Civil Service office at (509) 625-6160. If mailing your application, submit to Civil Service Commission: 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3315, post marked no later than the closing date stated above.
Posted: February 9, 2015
Tracking Code 349-110
Installs, repairs, maintains and operates water distribution system facilities, grounds and associated equipment. Provide restoration of excavations in grass, sidewalks, roads and performing carpentry, cement work, painting and plumbing as necessary. Performing flow tests, leak surveys, line locations and water quality tests. Obtaining various required water samples and delivering them to lab for analysis. Locating mains and service lines.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Basic written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to lift up to 90 lbs. in repetitive motions, operates in inclement weather, and enter/exit manholes. Ability to read and interpret maps and use heavy equipment and various hand, gas, electric and hydraulic tools.
Required Experience •Valid state driver''s license, Class A CDL with tanker endorsement or ability to obtain.
•Appropriate state license or certification in distribution operation, or ability to obtain.
•Basic knowledge of groundwater distribution system.
•Ability to use heavy equipment and various hand, gas, electric and hydraulic tools.
•Knowledge of carpentry, cement work, welding, painting and plumbing.
Job Location Boise, Idaho, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary 21.40 - USD
How to apply https://unitedwater-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=349&company_id=30110&version=1&jobBoardId=1112
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
Posted: February 9, 2015
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager
The incumbent will be responsible for developing and overseeing environment, health and safety, and security programs throughout the Division that are compatible with United Water and SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT''S requirements and that allow management to monitor, verify, and strengthen compliance with regulations. Under limited direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and implements the environmental compliance, health and safety, and security programs for the Division; takes action to ensure compliance with federal and state safety, health and environmental regulations and requirements; advises managers on safe work methods and practices and the elimination of environmental hazards; investigates accidents, near misses, and chemical spill/release incidents, and prepares necessary reports to ensure proper reporting measures are met to all internal departments, as well as external regulatory agencies. Interface with corporate EHS team to implement corporate initiatives at the division and project level.
Serve as the contact for the Regulated Segment Environmental Compliance Assurance Program (ECAP), Health and Safety Program, Emergency Response Plan and other activities that enable UW Idaho and Water & Power Technologies to continually improve EH&S performance.
The role will require the oversight, operational support and coordination of all EHS programs, working with corporate and local legal, financial, engineering, and operations management teams to accelerate and improve the effectiveness of our EHS activities and ensure that events are reported in a timely and responsible manner. It will also carry responsibility to conduct investigations and develop/implement remedial programs, where necessary. Serves as local business unit Safety Committee leader.
•Bachelor of Science Degree in civil/environmental engineering or science field such as biology, chemistry, environmental science or equivalent
•Experience in the development/maintenance of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001/9001 compliance programs a plus.
•Working knowledge of federal environmental (EPA), health and safety (OSHA), and security (DHS) and corresponding State regulations.
•Working knowledge of wastewater and water treatment/collection/distribution would be an advantage or will have to be learned within a short timeframe after employment, similar experience in laboratory testing would be of value.
•Proficiency with MS Office Suite computer applications is essential.
•Strong leadership, organizational, technical, communication and presentation skills required.
•Good knowledge of DOT regulations is needed and DOT Supervisor Training is desired
•Desired, but not required, certifications include:
- Authorization by the OSHA Training Institute as an authorized instructor on OSHA Standards for general industry.
- CSP (Certified Safety Professional), or ability to acquire CSP designation.
- CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager)
- Certifications issued by AWWA and other recognized industrial safety organizations on topics relevant to conducting specific safety training courses and responding to hazardous materials handling operations and chemical spill/release incidents.
•5-7 years of related experience in EH&S compliance. Working knowledge of operational aspects of Water and Wastewater industry would be an advantage.
Boise, Idaho, United States
How to apply
Water Distribution Operator
Posted: February 9, 2015
The City of Moscow, located in the beautiful North Idaho panhandle, is seeking a team-oriented individual to fill a full-time Water Distribution Operator in its Water Department.
Moscow enjoys the comfort of small town life with the cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities of a larger city. Beautiful surroundings and a moderate, four-season climate combined with the home of the University of Idaho make Moscow a great place to live and work.
Essential job functions may include: assisting with the installation of new water mains and services; maintenance and repair of water mains, service lines, hydrants, meters, and other components of the distribution system; reading meters; and investigating customer complaints.
Successful candidates will have knowledge of basic utility construction, maintenance, and repair methods and equipment as well as basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Providing excellent customer service and the ability to interact respectfully with colleagues and members of the public is expected at all times.
Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent is required plus the following:
For Operator II: Class B CDL (commercial driver’s license) and Idaho Level II Operator License in water distribution.
For Operator III: Class B CDL (commercial driver’s license) and Idaho Level III Operator License in water distribution.
Starting pay is as followings (Level of appointment and rate per hour is dependent on qualifications):
Operator II: $16.49 – 20.38/hour
Operator III: $19.24 – 23.77/hour
The City offers a full range of benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance; paid life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).
A completed City of Moscow Application for Employment and a cover letter are required. You may obtain an application from Moscow City Hall, 206 East Third Street, or by calling 208-883-7000, or by visiting the City’s website at www.ci.moscow.id.us. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. The position is open until filled with the first application review scheduled for March 12, 2015.
The City of Moscow will accord a preference in employment to eligible veterans.
Director of Engineering
Posted: February 9, 2015
Director of Engineering
Leads a team of engineers and support personnel to successfully implement United Water Idaho’s capital investment program, on-time and on-budget, in support of operational and business driven needs. Plans, designs and manages capital additions, replacements, and modifications of the water system (and wastewater if applicable). Ensures capital investments achieve operational and business needs while adhering to company long and short-range financial goals. Ensures the Engineering Department provides engineering technical expertise and counsel to operating personnel to optimize customer service, system operations, and overall business efficiency. Develops Annual and Medium Term Plans (MTP) CapEx Plans, revisions, and forecasts, and ensures creation of, and updates to, company master plans. Oversees and maintains company water rights portfolio. Directly manages engineering and new business professional and technical staff. Selects, hires, manages and directs engineering and other consultants for projects as necessary. Maintains relations and interacts with external entities and regulators such as Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, city Public Works Directors, OSHA, EPA, etc. to ensure compliance and accomplishment of company needs. Participates as an expert witness in company filings to ensure successful outcomes before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. Represents United Water in local and regional community activities and associations.
•Excellent leadership, change management, and motivational skills
•Strong analytical and problem solving capability
•Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work with internal/external clients
to achieve desired outcomes
•Good organizational skills – ability to prioritize and focus on areas of
significant impact; often managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
•Strong project management skills – ability to lead and work successfully in
a team environment
•Strong knowledge and understanding of state and federal water regulations
•Good knowledge of operational technologies including SCADA, CAD and GIS,
hydraulic network modeling/analysis, work and asset management systems,
AMR/AMI, and the like.
•Good business process analysis and improvement capabilities
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and
•Effective oral and written communication skills
•Must possess a valid Idaho state driver’s license
•Minimum 15 years experience as project engineer or engineering management
for water utility projects including: source of supply, treatment, pumping
facilities, storage tanks, new and replacement transmission and distribution
main projects (including service to new developments), and hydraulic
modeling, all ranging in complexity and size.
•Minimum 5 years’ experience managing engineering and related professional
and technical staff required.
•Experience with environmental regulatory framework and permitting, including
drinking water quality standards and compliance.
•Experience in developing, managing, and adhering to project budgets and
•Understanding of and experience in private utility business and regulations
•Understanding of and experience in western water rights laws/practices a
Boise, Idaho, United States
How to apply
https://unitedwater-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.presubmission (if hyperlink does not work, copy and paste into web browser)
Water Treatment Supervisor
Posted: January 21, 2015
WATER TREATMENT SUPERVISOR ($4,755-$6,069/mo. with excellent benefits) Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is located on the Southern Oregon Coast where recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery abound, providing a quality living and working environment. This position leads the Water Treatment Section under the general supervision of the Operations Director. It exercises full supervision of employees in the Water Treatment Section, manages the operations and maintenance of a 12 MGD surface supply conventional treatment plant; manages watershed and wellfield water quality through development and implementation of source water protection/wellhead protection plans; manages operation of utility’s water quality laboratory for quality control and compliance analysis; assumes fiscal responsibility by participating in the preparation of and operating within an approved annual budget.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: Five years progressively responsible experience in water treatment plant operation and maintenance, graduation from a senior high school or GED and an Associate degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, environmental studies or related field.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT/LICENSES: Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to secure State of Oregon Grade III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate with filtration endorsement within 6 months of hire; experience and education suitable to qualify under Oregon Health Authority rules as Technical Director of the Water Board’s state certified microbiological laboratory.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree in chemistry, biology, environmental studies or related field; Oregon Grade III Treatment Plant Operator Certification at time of hire; experience with computerized maintenance management programs and Microsoft application software. Application form and full job description are available from Coos Bay North Bend Water Board, Attn: Karen Parker, P. O. Box 539, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, or by calling (541)267-3128, by faxing (541)269-5370, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is open until filled. A preference will be given to qualified veterans who apply for this position pursuant to ORS 408.225 to 408.237. Any veteran who has special qualifications and/or transferable skills in the management and operation of a water treatment plant should reference those skills and qualifications in their application. Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is an EOE.
Experienced Civil Project Engineer
Posted: January 21, 2015
Job Opening Experienced Civil Project Engineer Job Description: Wallis Engineering is seeking a licensed civil project engineer with strong team working skills. This position is to provide consulting services for municipal infrastructure which may include water/wastewater or transportation focus. Roles may include serving as lead design engineer or staff engineer depending on the project. In addition, marketing tasks may involve assisting with the writing of proposals, assisting/attending client presentations, and meeting with potential clients with or without the assistance of a senior engineer.
We seek a highly technical individual who will enjoy working on the planning, design, and construction engineering for public agency projects. Minimum requirements for the position are a B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Desired experience is 5-10 years. About the Firm: Wallis Engineering is a public works civil engineering consulting engineering firm, based in downtown Vancouver, and serving the Portland metropolitan and Southwest Washington area.
We are currently celebrating 30 years in business and planning for the next 30 years. We focus upon design and construction engineering projects for municipalities and utility districts. We define our engineering as “Seriously Civil”, which we define as “of or about the safety, health, and welfare of citizens”. In essence, we look beyond the purely functional aspects of our engineering to the broader impacts upon the public and the affordability and livability of the built landscape which our projects shape and sustain. We offer a commitment to a positive work/life balance for all of our employees and want to maintain our strong team environment. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, medical/dental benefits, 401(k) retirement plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, and gym subsidies. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your engineering design talents in collaboration with our engineering team, please email a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. How to Apply: Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the position or our firm, please call us at (360) 695-7041, or visit our website at www.walliseng.net.
General Manager - West Slope Water District
Posted: January 8, 2015
GENERAL MANAGER West Slope Water District is recruiting for a General Manager. The District offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Hiring range is $112,000 - $130,000 annually, DOE. Qualified applicants must have: •A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business administration, or related field; AND five (5) years’ experience in a management or supervisory role; •OR, any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. •Experience working in a water and/or sewer utility preferred.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record, and a licensed, insured, reliable vehicle or other means of transportation to attend meetings and perform District business, as needed. •A background check will be conducted on the finalist for this position. Recruitment open until filled; first review of applicants February 2, 2015. Please submit application materials at your earliest convenience. Interested applicants must submit all application materials to be considered. Visit www.lgpi.org/general-manager or http://www.wswd.org/Employment.asp for a detailed job announcement and application instructions.
Posted: December 3, 2014
General Manager Opportunity: Mt. View Edgewood Water Company is a membership owned nonprofit water company in Edgewood, Washington with approximately 3,000 connections. We are accepting applications for a General Manager to oversee the operation of our award winning, Best Water in the USA, organization with seven employees.
The primary responsibility of all Mt. View-Edgewood Water Company employees is to ensure public health and protection of property by providing sufficient quantities of safe water for drinking and fire protection. The goal of the Water Company is to provide excellent customer service to its members. The General Manager is responsible for overall management and daily operations of the Water Company. This includes long-term planning, budget preparation, systems operations and maintenance, water quality, new installations, capital projects, customer service, work scheduling, compliance with regulations, safety and training, company policies, and communications with the Board of Directors, regulatory agencies, regional and community partners, and the general public. The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors. For more information about this job listing and to submit an application with resume for consideration please visit our website at www.mtvewater.com.
Water Services Manager
Posted: November 5, 2014
Water Services Manager City of Salem – Salem, OR Recruitment: #14-0527-02 Closing Date: November 28, 2014 Salary: $6,500 - $8,273 + benefits.
The City of Salem is the state capital of Oregon and is located in the heart of the Willamette River Valley between the Coast and Cascade Mountain ranges. Salem is within a one-hour drive of the beautiful Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and downtown Portland. The area offers wonderful opportunities for year-around activities including sports, outdoor events, art, culture, and education. The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government and offers a fast-paced, welcoming, progressive environment.
This position administers the Water Division program for the City, including treatment, distribution, water quality, metering, and back flow protection sections: manages the daily operations and maintenance, provides leadership to staff, and develops the budget. The position plans, organizes, coordinates and administers a consolidated program for the City's water system in conformance with federal, state and local regulations and requirements. Additionally, position participates in the planning and development of special studies and design improvements for the water treatment plant, water system and other related infrastructure and makes recommendations to city staff and consultants to meet or exceed applicable rules and regulations.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or scientific discipline, public administration, or a related field, and seven to ten (7-10) years of experience in a related field; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the class. The City of Salem is classified as a Community Water System, requiring certification at a Water Treatment Operator Level III to act as the Direct Responsible Operator in charge of the Treatment Facility, and certification at a Distribution System Operator Level IV to act as Direct Responsible Operator in charge of the distribution system. The successful applicant must have certification at the required level for at least one of these systems. Certification at some level in the other system classification is highly desirable. Or, the ability to receive reciprocity for licenses held in a different state.
To Apply: Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at www.cityofsalem.net/Jobs. Applications must be received at the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.