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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.

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$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Experienced Proposal Coordinator for Engineering Firm

RH2 Engineering, Inc., (www.rh2.com) is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned consulting firm headquartered in Bothell, with eight offices throughout Washington and Oregon. We provide high-quality engineering and scientific services primarily to municipal clients. RH2 is hiring a full-time Proposal Coordinator to join our marketing team in the Bothell office. This fast-paced position requires a team player who shows initiative and takes ownership of his/her areas of responsibility. The ideal candidate will bring together top notch organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills along with a keen eye for detail and commitment to quality. Preferred candidates will have 3+ years' experience in the RFQ/RFP and interview preparation process in the engineering, construction, architectural or similar industry. Strong copy writing, editing and proofreading skills are essential. Primary Responsibilities: • Assume the lead role in preparation of responses to RFQs & RFPs through collaboration with project managers and with input from various team members • Read and analyze RFQs/RFPs and establish priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval in order to meet proposal deadlines • Edit proposal content for readability, consistency, clarity and compliance with requirements, minimizing style differences from multiple authors and contributors • Maintain proposal tracking system and participate in weekly meetings • Develop and maintain library of boiler plate qualifications materials including staff resumes, project descriptions, and company profiles • Identify opportunities for improvement in both the quality of our responses and the efficiency of the response process • Prepare and review interview materials and presentations • Assist project teams in preparation of deliverables to ensure consistency of corporate image • Maintain brand integrity and quality control in all proposals and marketing materials • Manage electronic and hard copy files • Other marketing-related activities as assigned Required Skills, Education and Experience: • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills with the ability to respond to constantly changing needs and schedules • Ability to lead projects from start to finish with minimal supervision • Ability to work collaboratively with teams in multiple offices • Excellent verbal, written and group communication skills with proven writing and editing experience • Superior follow-through capabilities and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines • Minimum of 0 - 5 years’ related experience, preferably in engineering, construction, architecture or related industry • Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, English or a related field is preferred • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; experience with InDesign is a plus Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to careers@rh2.com.

Process Development Engineer - Drinking Water

Organizational Overview: HaloSource is a recognized worldwide leader in clean water and antimicrobial technology and a creator of cutting-edge solutions that benefit people and the planet. Founded in 2002 in Seattle, Washington, HaloSource has grown to become an influential global innovator with offices and processing plants all over the world, including Bangalore India and China. We are partnering with top companies and “thought leaders” across the globe to make water better. HaloSource, Inc. (HALO.LN), trades on London's AIM stock exchange.

Position Summary The Process Development Engineer position is critical in building and maintaining the company's product pipeline in three main areas in the drinking water business: process development, product characterization, and production support. The PD Engineer will partner with R&D to transform bench scale processes into commercially viable, processes (refining raw material requirements into quality specifications; translating the lab scale process into equipment specifications, process flow diagrams, P&ID's, and material and energy balances) and to supplement the data set provided by R&D to develop the manufacturing batch record and specifications; and end-user guidelines. The process development engineer must be comfortable working in a lab, developing design of experiments, and specifying and trouble-shooting full scale commercial equipment. He/she will work across organizational, customer, supplier, and geographic lines to help ensure the safe, efficient, and effective production processes of quality products. This position reports to the Director of Process Engineering and is location in Bothell WA Responsibilities Operations point of contact with R&D for new and modified products. • Partner with R&D Chemists to understand lab process - generate process flow diagrams and material balances. • Develop operating parameter matrix of what has and has not been studied and to what extent. • Partner with R&D to supplement existing data with lab and/or pilot scale studies. • Take existing information on RM's and translate them into a commercial specification. Transfer new and modified chemical processes to either pilot or commercial scale. • Assist in assembling a technical transfer package. • Work collaboratively with R&D, Operations, Quality and Safety to document and design appropriate Process Qualifications and the corresponding batch records. • Provide on-site support during process start-up and qualification. International Travel will be required. Support on-going Production. • Work with our partners (both internal and contractual) to ensure best practices are shared and implemented globally as needed. • Work with internal and contract manufactures to implement process monitoring to allow/set more appropriate performance standards. • Perform Process Hazards Analyses (PHAs) on existing and new process designs. • Generate equipment design specifications and assist in procurement of key equipment. • Provide technical assistance in identification and qualification of vendors/suppliers of equipment and materials/chemicals.

Background and Qualifications • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering • Minimum experience 3 years in a Process Engineer role • Experience utilizing techniques for process optimization and problem solving. • Experience with “point of use” devices is desired. • Working knowledge of synthetic chemistry and water chemistry as it relates to drinking water treatment is a plus. • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Excel and MS Project. Experience with engineering software, utilization of SolidWorks is a plus. • Ability to periodically travel domestically and internationally. Valid passport with ability to obtain U.S. and international travel visas. HaloSource offers a total rewards package that includes a competitive salary, stock options, health & welfare benefits, and career opportunities and growth. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@halosource.com. HaloSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Water Production Operator I

SPRINGFIELD UTILITY BOARD Springfield, OR DIVISION: Water Service Center REPORTS TO: Water Superintendent STATUS/HOURS: Non-Exempt / Full Time Monday – Friday / 7:00 – 3:30 HOURLY WAGE: $29.83/hr BARGAINING UNIT: IBEW Local 659 POSTING DATE: Friday, July 18, 2014 CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Duties include, but are not limited to: Operates slow sand filtration and granular activated carbon treatment plants, pH control facilities wellfields, chlorination facilities, booster pump stations, pressure reducing valves and reservoir storage facilities. Monitors water quality and system operating parameters and adjusts flow rates, pressures, chlorine dosages, chemical feed systems and reservoir levels as needed to meet system demand requirements and water quality standards. Performs basic operation of SCADA systems, personal computers and programmable logic controllers. Assists with planning and works on installation, repair and maintenance projects including, but not limited to: source meters, pumps, motors, piping, electrical and fiber optic devices, SCADA systems, chemical feed systems, automatic flow and pressure regulating valves at pump stations, water reservoirs, water treatment plants and other auxiliary facilities and grounds PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE JOB DESCRIPTION LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.SUBUTIL.COM PRIOR TO APPLYING

Qualifications and Experience: Must have a minimum of two years experience in water distribution systems and treatment plant operations and maintenance. Must possess and maintain a Water Distribution Level I Certification and a Water Treatment Plant Operator Level I Certification from the State of Oregon, or the ability to obtain such certifications within 24 months. Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrated skills with mechanical and electrical equipment and fundamental knowledge in the use of programmable logic controllers. Must possess and maintain a current Class A-CDL driver’s license with a Haz-Mat endorsement, or must obtain within six months of employment. Must be a self-starter who can complete tasks with limited direction and supervision. Must be able to manage multiple work assignments. Must have experience with personal computers and Microsoft Office programs. Must have basic knowledge of electronics, trouble shooting of electronic equipment, including identification, measurement, repair and/or replacement of electronic components. Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude/ability with production, treatment, pressure regulating, storage and pumping equipment. Must have basic knowledge of groundwater, surface water, water chemistry, water quality, microbiology and wellhead/watershed protection programs. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form. How to Apply: A completed SUB Application of Employment, cover letter and resume are required. You may complete the application on line. Upon completion please print and sign the application. You may also apply at 223 “A” Street, Suite H or call Human Resources at 541-726-2398. Applications can be mailed to SUB - HR, PO Box 300, Springfield, OR 97477. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Drug Free Work Place

Drinking Water Program Analyst

Drinking Water Program Analyst Minimum Salary: $4,999.00 per month Maximum Salary: $6,248.00 per month Posted Date: 7/11/2014 Closes: 7/28/14 (Open to current employees and the general public.)

The City of Redmond, Washington is searching for a strategic, highly motivated, organized professional to formalize and administer the drinking water quality program and operational scheme of its blended well and purchased surface water system. Experience with program development, implementation and evaluation is essential. The Drinking Water Program Analyst ensures compliance with established and new local, state and federal drinking water regulations. The position develops and implements water quality monitoring plans and establishes and preserves program coordination between water quality and water system maintenance programs. Monitoring for both quality and quantity from supply sources is fundamental. In addition, the Analyst provides technical customer service to local residences and businesses regarding water quality issues. This position has a limited laboratory role. Some field testing is required.

Duties: Under the direction of the Water Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, the selected candidate will: • Develop and administer the City's Water Quality Distribution and Source Monitoring programs • Monitor system operations and well production, and make recommendations on resource management techniques to supervisor and operations lead • Aid in managing outside contracts to evaluate water system and quality • Ensure City compliance with local, state and federal drinking water regulations • Write and aid in the development of maintenance activities to protect water quality and the City's wells and treatment facilities • Maintain effective, professional, collaborative working relationships with multiple departments/divisions within the City, regulators, other jurisdictions, local businesses, contractors, vendors, and residents • Actively engage and support the Cross Connection Control Program • Conduct investigations of unexplained water quality monitoring results or customer complaints • Ensure all necessary water quality samples are taken and tested • Adjust treatment systems to optimize water quality parameters to set standards (including disinfection, fluoride and pH) • Research emerging regulations and make recommendations for managing impacts, and participate on committees reviewing emerging regulations • Contribute to a comprehensive condition assessment of the City's water system for the City's Asset Management Program • Use multiple data sources to create a GIS database and map displaying the water system • Prepare detailed reports to demonstrate compliance with all applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations and performance measures as developed by the department, as they relate to water operation and management • Write the City's annual Water Quality Report • Keep accurate records • Assist with emergency or routine water maintenance operations • Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications: Knowledge of and skill in: • Principles and practices of water quality system operations and maintenance • Development of Asset Management Programs • Water system hydraulics • Environmental protection and utility based programs, laws, regulations, policies and processes • Developing and managing programs • Data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques • Data and records management techniques • Water sampling collection and testing methods, tools and techniques • Federal, state and local environmental regulations and mandates related to potable water • Conducting investigations regarding potential contamination sources • Utilizing Geographic Information System applications (GIS), database management • Utilizing and reading maps and using mapping related software • Reading and interpreting lab results • Monitoring and operating SCADA system Ability to: • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing • Develop regulations and procedures • Handle multiple priorities in an organized and effective manner • Exercise sound judgment and effectively problem solve • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort and commitment • Demonstrate strong attention to detail • Keep accurate records • Approach situations from multiple angles to solve complex issues • Explain relationships between water quality and operational decisions • Embody the City Values of Commitment to Service, Integrity and Accountability • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, regulators, consultants, officials and the general public • 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), SCADA, Wonderwear, and Historian

Education: 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 treatment/system setting. Bachelors in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, or equivalent is desired.  

Licenses and Requirements: A Water Distribution Manager 2 certification is required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Valid Washington State Driver’s License by date of hire with a driving record that meets City standards. 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 evenings and weekends. Union Affiliation: Fulfillment of bargaining unit agreement membership is required within 30 days of hire.

Benefits: The City of Redmond provides a generous benefits package including: medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; retirement; and life insurance. 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.gov.jobstoday.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.

Civil Engineering Designer

PROFILE OF COMPANY: Gray & Osborne has provided professional engineering services to public agencies throughout Washington State since 1935. We specialize in the planning, design, and construction management of water, sewer, transportation, and utility systems. The opening is in our Vancouver office located at 8513 Hazel Dell Avenue, Suite 202.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary responsibilities are the preparation of Plans, Specifications, Estimates, and Reports for water, sewer, and roadway facilities for municipalities and special purpose districts. Duties include project management, client interaction, and the management and mentoring of engineering and technical staff. At least four years of progressive responsibility in Civil Engineering design and a Washington State P.E. or the ability to obtain one within six months is required. Hydraulic Modeling experience a plus.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a creative and collaborative environment where you are can be part of a design team providing service to small to medium sized communities throughout Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Able to work well with others in a collaborative manner. • Able to perform all functions of the job accurately and in a timely manner. • Able to work under pressure and time constraints. • Possesses high energy and willingness to learn. • Ability to prioritize and simultaneously manage multiple projects.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please email resume to grayosborne@g-o.com or mail to Gray & Osborne, Inc., 701 Dexter Ave No, #200, Seattle, WA 98109 Gray & Osborne, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Should you need reasonable accommodations to facilitate the application process, please email us at grayosborne@g-o.com or call 206-284-0860.

Engineeer

We are looking for a full-time engineer who is interested in joining a team of motivated professionals, working in a great atmosphere with comprehensive pay and benefits.

The Engineering Position will be responsible to design and manage water and sewer improvement projects, including preparation and/or review of engineering drawings, contract documents, specifications, cost estimates, schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure all District requirements are met.

We are looking for someone with the following credentials or experience: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Two plus years’ experience in design and construction of public works projects. Washington State Engineer-In-Training (EIT), while a Professional Engineering License is preferred. Background in water supply and wastewater engineering and a general knowledge of hydrology and geotechnical engineering. Knowledge of materials, methods and related construction standards used in the construction of water, sewer, roadway, and storm drainage projects. Knowledge of advanced level of AutoCAD. Knowledge of construction management. Skilled in exercising good judgment on a wide variety of problems. Ability to read, review, and interpret water, sewer, storm and grading plans to determine compliance with District Standards. Ability to effectively communicate goals and requirements associated with construction projects to affected parties. Ability to prepare and write concise letters and verbally explain issues, requirements and procedures to individuals and groups. Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Please Apply: Submit a completed cover letter, resume with application to: Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District Attn: HR, 1510 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. Please visit our website for an application, full job description and benefits of the District: www.spwsd.org. We will notify Applicants invited to participate in the interview process by phone or via email. We are a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Water Distribution Operator 1

July 1, 2014 JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT Seal Rock Water District 1037 NW Grebe Street Seal Rock, OR. 97376 www.srwd.org Position: Water Distribution Operator 1 Full Time: 40 hours/week (M-Th 7am – 5:30 pm, may vary) Salary: $13.44-$19.03 D.O.E. plus Benefit package Closing date: August 01, 2014

Requirements: Valid Commercial Driver’s License is strongly desired, or ability to obtain in 6-month as a condition of employment. Pass driving record check. Pass drug screening test. Obtain flagger and Water Distribution 1 certificates within 18-months. High school diploma or equivalent. Duties: Assist with the operations and maintenance of a public water system. Communicate with customers and maintain customer relations. Perform demanding physical tasks in adverse weather conditions. Read water meters monthly. Install and replace meters. Drive District vehicle. Available for “on call” duties one week per month.

Applicant must complete a Seal Rock Water District application. The employer has requested that WorkSource Oregon pre-screen all applicants for this position. Please contact your local WorkSource Oregon office if you wish to apply for this job. To review the complete job description please visit the District’s website at www.srwd.org. Applications available from Oregon State Employment Division 120 NE Avery, Newport, OR 97365 (541-265-8891). Applications must be returned to Oregon State Employment Division on or before August 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM. ******************************************************************************

WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR-1 JOB DESCRIPTION SALARY RANGE: $13.44 - $19.03 GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of skilled, semi-skilled duties in the installation, repair and maintenance of systems used in the operation of the District’s water distribution system; and performs related work as assigned. Will be required to operate and maintain a range of construction equipment, including a variety of power and hand tools. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the immediate direction of Senior Water Distribution Operators. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK DUTIES: Makes rounds to check master meters and water levels, repairs service line breaks, installs water lines and new customer services, repairs meters, installs check valves, performs line locates, checks chlorine residuals, operates dump truck/track hoe/bobcat, coordinates with the office on work orders and customer requests/complaints, remains alert for line breaks or unusual situations, checks pressure at curb stops and hose bibs, tests accuracy of meters, corresponds with state and local utilities. Maintains a charged radio. Flushes lines and breaks down old meters. Performs routine maintenance activities such as trash removal, truck and heavy equipment cleaning and maintenance, building cleaning and maintenance, equipment and tool cleaning, and organizing and restocking parts. Reads meters, places door hangers, responds to turn-offs and turn-ons, and performs re-reads. Takes rotating weekend on-call duty. Inspects fire extinguishers and air packs. Makes additions and corrections to map books. Cleans and maintains pump stations, collects Health Department water samples. The duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class. 1.Performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled duties involved in the inspection, diagnosis, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and servicing of water distribution equipment, components, facilities and machinery, such as pipes, tubes, rods, seals, shafts, stuffing boxes, gears, motors, bearings, couplings, valves and pumps. 2. Inspects, maintains and repairs pumps, valves, motors and other equipment located in pump stations and other points within the water distribution and transmission system. 3. Maintenance of District facilities, to include pumping stations, equipment and systems, and other tasks as assigned by Senior Operators. 4. Carries out small scale construction projects involving, installation of water pipelines. 5. Performs street maintenance activities including patching, pothole repairs, resurfacing, drainage maintenance, brush control, grading, and sign maintenance. 6. Carries out water distribution system maintenance including tracing and repairing leaks, pipe repair and replacement, manhole repair, meter reading, service connection installation and repair. 7. Performs duties assigned to Water Distribution Operator 2 positions as needed. 8. Ability to read and follow verbal and written instructions.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE: KNOWLEDGE OF: Requires some knowledge and understanding of the operation of mechanical pumping systems, to include water pumping equipment. Also calls for knowledge of the equipment used in construction and maintenance of those systems and its operation. Willingness to work in all phases of operations and under varying weather conditions is expected, and the ability to move and lift heavy items. Also requires the ability to work as a team member and to communicate effectively with the general public and District staff.

ABILITY TO: Diagnose and repair a wide variety of system components, such as valves, meters, piping and other equipment common to the water distribution field; use precision and diagnostic instruments to measure required tolerances of mechanical parts; use modern, state-of-the-art precision and diagnostic instruments to test, calibrate and repair complex devices and equipment; identify and implement effective courses of action to complete assigned work; read and interpret plans, specifications and manuals; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; coordinate work assignments with other crewmembers. Ability to build positive working relationships with others; proactively supports in attaining District goals and objectives even if personally not in agreement with them; speaks positively of others and the District organization.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Requires a minimum of two years hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of water/wastewater systems, operating and maintaining relevant pumping machinery, systems and equipment, with a proven safety record. High school diploma or equivalent

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: The following licensing and certifications are required, or must be obtained within 6-months: valid State of Oregon Commercial Driver’s License, valid Oregon Flagger’s Certification Card. Possession of or ability to obtain a Grade-1 level Certification in water distribution through the Oregon Department of Health Services within 18-months of hire.

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: Position holder must be able to lift heavy objects, sit, stoop, maneuver into tight spaces, use fingers and hands with dexterity suitable for normal activities of this position, possess accurate vision acuity to perform duties, and wear suitable protective clothing or equipment. Position also requires the ability to work in confined spaces. Ability to read and follow verbal and written instructions.

Water Superintendent

Public Works Water Superintendent City of Pendleton, Oregon The City of Pendleton is accepting applications for a Water Superintendent.

Position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, and construction activities targeted to provide high-quality drinking water in the Water Division of the Public Works Department. Requires extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of municipal water supply and distribution systems.

Must have excellent communication skills; budgeting, planning, and supervisory experience; and computer proficiency. Must have, or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire certification in Water Distribution Class III and Water Treatment Class II. Limited Maintenance Electrician license preferred, but not required. Preference given to two-years of water or wastewater technical school with an Associate Degree or equivalent. Must possess 7-years of experience relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of water, sewer, street, or storm drainage systems or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to pass criminal background check. Pay is $4,885 - $6,524 plus excellent benefits. City applications are available on line at www.pendleton.or.us/employment or at the Personnel Office, 500 SW Dorion, Pendleton, OR 97801; (541) 966-0201. Applications must be received by the Personnel Office no later than 5:00 pm, August 1, 2014. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.