Jobs

The job posting service is available to both AWWA members and non-members for water works-related job openings. Each posting is active for 90 days. Employers may add, modify, and suspend postings at any time. There is no word limit. Post your job online here.

A link to the job submission form will be included in the email you receive after payment.

Rates:

$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Program and Support Manager

The City of Hillsboro’s Water Department is looking for a bright, capable individual to join its team as Program & Support Manager and to lead its Administrative Support Staff. The Water Department is a fast-paced environment, operating both regional water supply and local water distribution systems, and moving forward on over $400 million in capital expansion projects for two regional water supply systems. This individual will be a key member of the leadership support team, working across multiple locations. Strong management analysis, communication and leadership skills will be necessary. This individual will help to deliver improved value by developing programs and a reporting system for performance measurement across different lines of business, plus other special projects.

To Apply:
Please visit our website www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Jobs for more information on this position, a link to apply online through NeoGov, or to download an application packet.

Capital Projects Manager

PUD #1 of Skagit County is seeking a Capital Projects Manager. This position will be responsible for project management and technical expertise, to support the District’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and will report to the Engineering Manager.

The Capital Projects Manager will select, lead and manage project consultants in the design and preparation of bidding documents for project construction, which includes: Leading the selection team and interviewing consultants, negotiating with consultants on scope of work, directing the preparation of plans, reviewing progress and budget, coordinating with other staff and departments as part of the planning and design process, and representing the District with internal and external groups in design workshops, hearings, public meetings and presentations.

This position will also manage project contractors in the construction and commissioning of new District infrastructure, which will include: Working with the Contract Administrator to finalize bidding documents, selecting contractors, scheduling and coordinating resources and field services, leading and managing the projects, and representing the District in public outreach and public meetings.

Other duties will include: Working on detailed project design drawings, specifications, staff utilization, reviewing internal design and developer projects, and working with the Engineering Manager and staff to coordinate planning and budgets to achieve CIP goals.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
WA State Professional Engineer License, or the ability to obtain reciprocity from another state within 6 months.
Water Distribution Manager II certification from DOH preferred.
Preferred: Ten (10) years post-license engineering experience in municipal design and construction, preferably in a water utility environment.
Work history demonstrating roles with progressively increasing responsibility as a project manager in a municipal or public works environment.
Valid WA State driver’s license is required.

Compensation:
Grade 11 Salary Range: $5,028 to $9,329 per month, with starting salary based on qualifications. Skagit PUD offers a generous benefit package including: medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, life insurance, AD&D and short term disability coverage, personal leave and participation in PERS.

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

Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin on Monday, July 1st. Packets should be submitted to:

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

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

Water Service Techncian III

Water Service Technician III – King County Water District #111

King County Water District #111 invites all qualified applicants to apply for the position of Water Service Technician III (WT-III). The District is located in the Lake Meridian area and serves a population of 20,000 people with 6,000 connections. The Water Service Technician III reports directly to the Operations Superintendent.

Under general supervision of the Operations Superintendent skilled work is performed in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of the District's water system. The (WT-III) is the advanced journey level in the District’s field employee classification. This is a journey level position that requires technical expertise. Incumbents routinely exercise independent judgment in the performance of duties and may be called on to train lower level Water Service Technicians.

Other areas of responsibility are the water quality program, water treatment plants and scada system. The (WT-III) serves on a 24-hour duty roster and ensures effective and reliable water services are provided to customers throughout the District.

Salary range is $4,972 - $6,115 DOE. Excellent benefits package.

Application and complete job description are available at www.wd111.com or at 27224 144th Avenue, Kent, WA. 98042. Your completed application, cover letter, and resume must be returned to KCWD #111, by Tuesday, 6/30/2016 at 4:30 PM

For questions contact Brent Lewis, Operations Superintendent at (253) 631-3770.

Faculty Position: Water Environment & Technology

Full Time Faculty Position. Water Environment & Technology, Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon.
Job Description and application information:
https://www.jobs.linnbenton.edu/postings/5695

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) 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 to be considered for review. 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.

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.