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:

Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer
Hiring Range: $78,686 - $106,226 per year, DOE

Covington Water District has a great opportunity for a Project Engineer who will perform engineering and related functions with the District managing capital improvement projects, developer system extensions and coordinating the District's engineering projects with state, county and local agencies. This position reports to the Planning and Development Engineering Supervisor. May provide direction to the District’s Construction Inspector, Project Coordinator(s), Contractors and Consultants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Prepares construction plans for District capital improvement and repair projects and assists with the management of District and developer projects.
•Reviews, designs and evaluates other’s design of District and developer projects and assists the Engineering Manager in project administration review from concept, design, construction management and project close out.
•Researches development issues and proposed projects.
•Applies engineering knowledge to the solution of technical municipal water system development and repair projects.
•Conducts analysis of existing and proposed system components for planning future improvements via the use of the District’s hydraulic model.
•Evaluate hydraulic analysis to verify current water system and future improvements
•Assists in maintaining standard plans record drawings and specifications.
•Assists the public, developers, consultants, engineers and others with District practices and procedures.
•Performs project-related mapping, surveying and inspects work in progress.
•Assists in solving operation and maintenance and construction-related problems.
•Works directly with outside consultants and contractors concerning District standards and other engineering design and construction requirements. Helps guide developers through the District review and approval process.
•Assists with post project close-out activities including filing and supplying audit and asset attribute information.
•May perform other duties as needed or assigned.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in public works engineering, with licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) and valid Washington State driver’s license. A Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is also desired not required.

We offer a full benefits package to include paid time off (vacation, sick and holidays), full employee level medical paid by District, dependent medical coverage at minimal additional cost, State of Wash. PERS retirement program, disability, life, EAP, VEBA, and tuition assistance. For full benefits summary see our website at www.covingtonwater.com

Reply to: hr@covingtonwater.com, or via mail:
Covington Water District /Attn: HR
18631 SE 300th Place
Covington, WA 98042

Open until filled

Electrical Engineer Department Manager

Electrical Engineering Department Manager - Municipal

Trindera Engineering has grown to one of the largest electrical and controls engineering firms in the region seeking highly motivated, positive people to join our team. If you are looking for a change, want to live in the beautiful northwest, engage in interesting projects and grow your career along with our company, we would like to hear from you! We have offices located in Coeur d'Alene, ID and Spokane, WA.

The Department Manager is a position tasked with directing and managing the activities, projects, programs and operations of the municipal engineering department. The engineering manager identifies and accomplishes Trindera’s business objectives, policies and plans. Manages marketing efforts (for the group) including, but not limited to, marketing calls, information gathering, project scoping, and presentations. Client management, including general client relations and client feedback. Engineer projects including, but not limited to, development of project drawings and specifications. Provides leadership in setting strategic management direction and aligns work plans with the company’s objectives. Collaborates with other managers across the organization to achieve the company’s goals.

This position will report to the Director of Engineering and will be based in the Spokane, WA office. Job requires regional travel up to 20% of the time.

Education/Experience Qualifications:
•A minimum of a bachelor's in electrical engineering.
•A minimum of 10 years in the electrical industry with experience with electrical design, five of which were in a supervisory role.
•Professional engineering registration preferred.


Knowledge and Skills:
•Must have excellent communication skills. Must be highly motivated with positive management skills and a strong commitment to Trindera’s mission and values.

•Skilled in the development of employees, including setting of individual performance objectives; coaching, guiding, training, and motivating subordinates; development of subordinate’s professional skills and competencies; measuring job performance, including performance evaluation; and identifying areas of opportunity to include implementation of appropriate developmental corrective plans.

•Fosters a professional image by personally being visible, a positive role model and displaying a positive attitude; inspires others.

•Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code, Washington state electrical safety code for utilities, engineering principals, operations and maintenance, materials and equipment, EPA requirements and OSHA standards.

•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

•Keeps current on technological advances in the engineering field.

Mental Demands/Working Conditions:
•Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

•Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements.

•Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly changing work environment.

•Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organization picture, and to respond as an effective team member.

•Ability to work under pressure. Must be able to make decisions with minimal data.

Trindera was founded with a belief in balance - not only in the corporate sense, but also beyond our office door. We invest in both public and private projects in our local communities, and we also serve a growing international client base. Trindera is a preferred provider for design of electrical, controls, lighting, automation and special systems.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to supporting training opportunities for continual professional development.

For consideration please apply at: www.trindera.com
For more information contact Frank Garcia at 208-620-3325 or fgarcia@trindera.com

All resumes received will be held in confidence.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR



WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
Wage range: $19.41 - $25.53/hour/DOQ plus excellent benefits
2 Shift Operation/No 3rd Shift
(COLA effective 7/1/16 – 2.25%)

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

A Water Treatment Plant Operator works under the general supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Supervisor and must have considerable knowledge of the chemical, bacteriological, and laboratory processes used in water treatment; knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water supply and treatment facilities and equipment; demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and carry out work with only general supervision; ability to interpret results of water tests, assess operating conditions and make successful operational decisions.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: Three years of progressively responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of public water treatment systems: An associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for 2 years of experience, and a bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 years of experience; ability to obtain Oregon WT I Certification within 6 months of hire; graduation from a senior high school or GED; a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license and acceptable driving record; Oregon Water Treatment II Certification within 2 years of hire.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of Level I, II or III Water Treatment Certificates at time of hire; previous experience working under minimal supervision.

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.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website at www.cbnbh2o.com To download employment application go to “About Us” tab/employment.

First consideration of applications: June 1, 2016 – position open until filled.

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

WATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR


WATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR
$5,211-$6,651/mo. with excellent benefits
(COLA effective 7/1/16 – 2.25%)

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

The Water Treatment Plant Supervisor leads the Water Treatment Section under the general supervision of the Operations Manager. The Water Treatment Plant Supervisor 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’s 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 within 1 year 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’s 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.

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.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website at www.cbnbh2o.com. To download employment application go to “About Us” tab/employment.

First consideration of applications: June 16, 2016 – position open until filled

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

General Manager / Treasurer

GENERAL MANAGER/TREASURER

$ 75,000. - $ 90,000. (DOE)

First Review:
May 25, 2016

Open Until Filled

Whitworth Water District is accepting applications for its General Manager/Treasurer position. The General Manager reports directly to the Board of Commissioners and manages the daily operation of the District in accordance with the objectives and policies of the Board, coordinating these with other governmental agencies, District customers, the community and the media. The General Manager is responsible for ensuring the District’s compliance with all applicable State/Federal statutes and other governmental regulations. The General Manager will undertake analysis of and provide information to the District’s Board of Commissioners concerning water rates and charges,accounting and financial, personnel, project status and short and long term strategic planning issues to accomplish the vision and mission of the District. The General Manager is also responsible for all staffing needs including hiring, disciplinary actions and terminations.

As the General Manager is also the District’s Treasurer, the applicant must be capable of being bonded and must have the necessary experience in fiscal and financial matters to be able to carry out the responsibilities and duties of a County Treasurer as such powers, responsibilities and duties relate to and pertain to a public water district.

Prior to employment a criminal history background check, driving, reference and credit checks and a drug test will be conducted for the top candidates.

The application form, a detailed position profile and the compensation package outline are available online at www.whitworthwater.com or by contacting Tom at 509-466-0550.

A letter of interest, District application and resume must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 25, 2016 to be considered during the first review of applicants. Failure to submit all required application materials will lead to disqualification from the selection process. Please submit your letter,District application and resume to Whitworth Water District, c/o HR, 10828 N. Waikiki, Spokane, WA. 99218. The recruitment will remain open and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Whitworth Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free environment.

Water Distribution Operator II

Full-Time, Wage Range: $22.00-$28.00 per hour DOQ/DOE
Sunrise Water Authority (SWA), located in Happy Valley, has earned an excellent reputation for providing safe, reliable water service to approximately 44,000 people in an area encompassing Happy Valley, parts of the City of Damascus, and areas of unincorporated Clackamas County. We are seeking a confident, hardworking person who embodies SWA’s core values of teamwork and excellence to join our team as a Distribution Operator II.

The Distribution Operator II functions as part of a team, independently, and as a lead operator depending on the nature of the work. This position performs routine tasks to maintain, operate, and repair the water system which may include: installation, maintenance, repair, and reading of meters, performing hot taps, utility locating, leak detection, installation and removal of water services, and maintenance and repair of pressure regulator and backflow devices. An Operator II may also be expected to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve pressure problems and service disruptions in emergency conditions, implement and manage valve and hydrant maintenance programs, perform basic construction activities including operation of heavy machinery and job site safety planning, organizing and executing traffic control and flagging plans, and to model superior customer service while assisting CSR/Billing staff with customer complaint resolution, at times in confrontational scenarios.

High school diploma or GED required. The position requires a valid driver’s license. Candidates must have, or be able to obtain within 2 years from date of hire, an Oregon Water Distribution Level II certification. A CDL, confined space, competent person, and/or flagging certification is strongly preferred. Preference given to candidates with additional related education, training or more experience. Position requires moderate to heavy physical labor, lifting/carrying 50 pounds or more. Work is primarily outdoors and subject to a variety of weather conditions. The position is full time and may also require after hours work, including mandatory on-call duty and assistance in emergency situations. Any job offer will be subject to the candidate passing a drug and alcohol, criminal background, and driving record check.

SWA offers full benefits and public employee retirement (PERS). To apply, submit a cover letter, application, and resume by email to recruitment@sunrisewater.com or by mail to Sunrise Water Authority, Attn: Recruitment, 10602 SE 129th Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086. A full job description, benefits information and application materials are available at www.sunrisewater.com, click on “Doing Business\Employment” then select “Applying for a Position” from the drop down menu. Sunrise is an equal opportunity employer. Open until filled with Interviews scheduled to begin May 30, 2016.

WATER SYSTEMS LABORER - Temporary

($14-16 per hour DOQ)

Clackamas River Water is seeking a Temporary Water Systems Laborer for a four- to six-month assignment.

This position is responsible for performing the following functions under direct supervision:

• Assisting CRW field crews with repair and maintenance of CRW’s water transmission and distribution system

• Assisting CRW field crews with water service installation, equipment operation and maintenance

• Installation of pipe, valves and hydrants

• Operating line locating equipment

• Traffic control


Requirements:

• Ability to perform daily, repetitive and demanding physical tasks in adverse weather conditions

• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

• Basic knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Word and Outlook)

• Valid Oregon driver license and satisfactory driving record


The following are Preferred but not required:

• Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL);

• Experience in underground utility construction;

• Associate of Science degree or degree-in-progress in related field.


CLOSING DATE: May 27, 2016


TO APPLY:

• Visit http://www.crwater.com/about-us/departments/human-resources/ and click on the link to download an application.

• Submit the following documents to recruitment@crwater.com:

o Completed application
o Resume
o Letter of interest

• You may also pick up or submit an application at our main office:
16770 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015
Fax: 503-656-7086

CRW is a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to require a criminal/civil background and driving record check and, for safety-sensitive positions, a drug and alcohol screen as a condition of employment.


Clackamas River Water is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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.

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
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.