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:

Water Quality Inspector & Water Quality Specialist


Tualatin Valley Water District is seeking qualified candidates for two full time Water Quality positions. Candidates must have a clean driving record, 2 years of experience in water quality or related water system operation experience and 1 year of customer service experience. Application materials must be received by 11 a.m. on February 13, 2016.

See our website for a full job description and application instructions: http://www.tvwd.org/about-us/job-opportunities.aspx

Utility Worker

UTILITY WORKER: Highline Water District is recruiting for a full-time Utility Worker position. Salary Range: $3,872 to $5,034 per month DOQ with benefits. A copy of the Position Announcement, Job Description and District Application can be downloaded on our website at www.highlinewater.org. Applications must be received by January 31, 2017 at 4:00pm for first review. Position will be open until filled. No phone calls please. EOE.

Project Specialist-Water Quality/Water Resources, City of Hillsboro, OR

Pay
Salary Range: $4,709 to $6,196 per month.
Starting salary is $4,709 to $5,729 (depending on qualifications), plus benefits.

The primary focus of this position will be to lead water quality sampling and data collection in the field as part of the Water Quality Program team within the Water Department at the City of Hillsboro. Water quality sampling includes collecting samples for coliform, nutrients, and organics analysis in both untreated water sources and drinking water. Project Specialist duties also include program logistics such as development and implementation of schedules, lab coordination, equipment maintenance and oversight of field work including program staff. The position will assist the Water Quality program coordinator with program duties including regulatory compliance reports, database management and summarization and budgeting. Performs directly related work as required.

Positions assigned to the Water Department – Water Resources Division may be responsible for:
•Performs project and database management related to water quality, resource management and communications programs; conducts various studies and observations and gathers data and reports findings; and uses associated data base software in the development of Reports, Forms, Tables, Dashboards, Benchmarking, Maps, in addition to other documentation needs.
•Serves as lead staff overseeing project implementation and other program staff in the field; performs regulatory compliance reporting to local, state, and federal agencies; coordinating and implementing special projects as assigned.
•Designs and produces visual marketing and communication materials in support of a program or project which may include office and/or field work; prepares, writes and maintains Department’s and Joint Water Commission’s marketing materials including website, fliers, maps, power point presentations, proposals, social media posts, and other materials for publication; and develop concepts, graphics, logos, secondary images, and online marketing related to assigned facility, program or project.

See full description, supplemental questions and application at: https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/human-resources/join-our-team/job-opportunities

Water Distribution Utility Worker

Canby Utility, a public water and electric utility located 30 minutes south of Portland and serving a population of approximately 17,270 with 5,000 meters, is recruiting for a water utility worker to complement its distribution crew. This individual will perform work in construction, maintenance, operation, inspections and repairs of our water distribution system. This position is physically demanding. Salary range is based on qualifications and certification level: $20.44 - $29.92/Hour

Job skills and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the ability to and knowledge of installing, replacing, repairing and maintaining water mains, valves, meters and hydrants; operation of dump trucks, jack hammers, backhoes, trenchers and other industry related tools and equipment essential to the work. The position requires a Class A CDL or the ability to self-achieve within six months of hire. Desirable qualifications include: Oregon WD Certification level II or greater (entry level and WD I will be considered), Cross Connection Certification, fork lift, construction experience, heavy equipment operation, and competent person and flagger certifications. This position requires the ability to respond to after-hours emergencies in approximately 30 minutes.

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

Applications and job description can be downloaded from our website at www.canbyutility.org/dept/jobs/, or obtained at our office located at 154 NW First Ave., Canby, Oregon. For more information or to obtain an application by mail, email or fax, call Barbara Benson at 503-266-1156 ext. 323. Pre-employment physical, driving history, drug test and background checks required after receiving a conditional job offer. Canby Utility is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will accept applications by email; however, cannot guarantee that they were received. Please fax (503) 263-8621, mail, or drop off application materials to our office. Position open until filled, with first review of applications beginning on January 31.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Recruitment

The Medford Water Commission announces recruitment for a Water Treatment Plant Operator to perform various skilled duties related to the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities and related programs. Recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for future openings. Qualifications and salary range will vary with experience and level of Water Treatment Operator Certification from the Oregon Health Authority. Valid Oregon driver’s license and acceptable driving record; background investigation and drug screening required. Salary $3,434 - $5,594 DOQ plus benefits; EOE. A complete job description and job application form are available at the Commission’s office at 200 S. Ivy St. – Room 177, Medford, Oregon, 541-774-2437, or online: www.medfordwater.org. CLOSING: 5:00 p.m. Local Time, Monday, February 13, 2017. Submit resume, application, names and contact information for three work-related references, plus cover letter to:

Medford Water Commission
ATTN: Human Resources
200 S. Ivy St. – Room 177
Medford OR 97501

Water Treatment Operator II

Parkland Light and Water Company
Attn: General Manager
P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA 98448
Ph 253-531-5666 - 253-531-2684
Fax Email: cutrell@plw.coop

Job Title: Water Treatment Operator II
Department: Water Department
Wage: $34.09 - $35.55 per hour DOE.
Position Closes on: Open until filled

PL&W offers excellent benefits, to include, Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, 401K, Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation, Sick Days, Holidays and Longevity Pay.

PL&W current Water Treatment Foreman anticipates retiring within the next six years. PL&W current Water Superintendent anticipates retiring within the next nine years. This open Water Treatment Operator II position is a part of our succession plan.

POSITION SUMMARY AND SCOPE OF RESONSIBILITY:
Water Treatment Operator is a union position and is responsible for proper operation of water treatment plant owned by Parkland Light & Water. The individual will operate and monitor water treatment plant system using a SCADA computer system, inputting data into laptop, conduct visual plant inspections, monitor operations and processes, ability to work with and around treatment chemicals in a safe manner, detect problems to ensure proper operation. Operators also maintain and repair mechanical and electrical plant equipment. Performs routine skilled work in the operation of water treatment facilities; does related work as required; work is performed under general supervision. Must be willing to relocate to within a 30 mile radius to PL&WCo. (12918 Park Ave S, Tacoma WA 98444) To apply you can download an application off of our website www.plw.coop and mail to Parkland Light & Water Company, P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA. 98448

REPORTS TO:
This position reports to the Water Superintendent and or the Water Operations Foreman.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
. Will be safety conscious and possess excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
. Make operational checks and adjustments on the equipment and records data.
. Maintain operational parameters as specified by water superintendent or water operations foreman.
. Collects samples and delivers to lab.
. Make determination of chemical adjustment necessary for efficient and economical treatment.
. Assists with or performs equipment maintenance.
. Reads meters, dials and gauges and enters data in spread sheets.
. Report needs of major equipment repair to superiors.
. Climb tanks for yearly inspections of vents and hatches.
. Perform general housekeeping duties which include but are not limited to maintenance to water buildings, painting, mowing grass, trimming hedges and cleaning equipment.
. Must be able to be on call after normal working hours for SCADA alarms.
. Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Duties are primarily performed inside of treatment buildings, on occasions may be required to work in the field with exposure to extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time, confined spaces, automobile traffic, construction tools and equipment. Work involves exposure to fumes, loud noise, chemicals, pesticides, hostile animals, and angry customers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This job typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, reaching, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to climb water towers up to 190 feet high. Must be able to wear a respirator to work with AC water pipe and dangerous chemicals.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge Of:
 Maintenance and repair of water facilities in a wide variety of weather conditions;
 Safety hazards inherent to outdoor construction work;
 Safety rules and regulations;
 Confined space entry.
 Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to customers, office employees, state, county officials and management staff.
 Team player with ability and desire to accept direction from others.
 Prompt and time sensitive to job completion.
Skills in:
 Operating hand tools;
 Operating and maneuvering single and double axel dump trucks and trailers;
 Drawing as-built sketches; use of digital camera and laptop to assist engineering in documenting electronic as-built information;
 Reading blueprints, as-built sketches, and maps;
 Supervising staff with varying skill levels;
 Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and the general public;
 Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;

Experience/Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively and efficiently perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: 1 or more years in water treatment. Knowledge in electrical and communications troubleshooting,

Education:
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must be willing to advance education.

Licensing Requirements:
Possess and maintain:
.Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to PL&WCo and its insurance carrier.
.Commercial Driver’s Class A License with Airbrake.
.Industrial First Aid and CPR Card within six months of employment.
.Certified Flagger Card within six months of employment.
.A Washington State Water Treatment Operator 2 or able to attain within 1 year
.A Washington State Cross Connection Specialist (CCS) Certification within 1 year of employment.
.Must be able to pass a TSA background check to attain a Hazmat Endorsement.

NOTES
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS:
The Water Treatment Operator position wage is from $34.09 to $35.55 an hour DOE, plus excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, pension, 401K, vacation, sick leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and may be changed or amended at any time to meet the needs of the Company.

The statements contained in these job descriptions reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise balance the workload. PL&WCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Water Treatment Plant Operator II-IV

Under the direct supervision of the Water Treatment Facilities Superintendent performs highly skilled work operating and maintaining the City’s water treatment plants (wtps), all other water sources and other water system assets with the main objective of protecting public health and the natural environment. The Water Treatment Plant Operator position requires a team player with a strong technical skill set and dedication to safeguard public health, a continual commitment to producing high quality water, and an obligation to meet all Safe and Clean Water Act requirements.

Park City’s water system is complex, growing and continually advancing in technology to ensure efficient operation of water treatment facilities and production of high quality water that meets Safe Drinking and Clean Water Act requirements. Water Treatment Plant Operators operate and maintain a 3 MGD microfiltration (MF) surface wtp with solids handling facilities; a 2,000 gpm pressure filtration wtp that removes metals from a mine tunnel source; a spring; and three wells, one under the direct influence of surface water with ultraviolet (UV) light and a filtration system. They are also responsible for monitoring source, treatment and distribution system water quality at frequent intervals; using knowledge of water treatment and water chemistry to make appropriate adjustment to chemicals and flows to SDWA and CWA requirements.

New projects will continue to challenge operators and allow for professional growth including:

• Optimizing our new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system
• Implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)
• Expansion and upgrades to existing membrane filtration plant
• Construction and startup of a new Ground Water Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water (GWUDISW) treatment facility
• Design, construction and startup of a new Mine tunnel advanced water treatment plant(s), up to 15 MG, for drinking and stream water compliance
• Motivated, positive personality and eager to assist in implementation, operation, maintenance of water treatment systems and the associated controls and instrumentation and SCADA systems.
• Strong back ground in water treatment facility and equipment maintenance and mechanical/construction experience
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Good communication skills.
• Basic computer skills using Email, Internet, Word, Excel.
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience or a combination of equivalent experience (e.g. operator certifications or pertinent courses) in operation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plants and/or distribution systems.
• Utah water treatment and water distribution Operators certification: Grade III or IV within six months of being placed into specific position.

Please apply online at: www.parkcity.org

Municipal Water Operator

Position Title: Municipal Water Operator, Distribution Level 1
Position Classification: Regular
Work Status/Schedule: Part-time (500 hrs/yr); Schedule Variable; On-Call

This position is open until filled.
Priority will be given to applications received by October 28th, 2016.
Interested applicants must submit all application materials to be considered.

The City of Mosier is currently hiring for a Municipal Water Operator, Distribution Level 1. This position typically works 10 hours per week. Work is done under the general supervision of the City Manager and with lead direction from the Finance Director.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

See full description of this job position at cityofmosier.com.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted on City of Mosier application forms along with a resume and a letter that clearly identifies the applicant’s qualifications and experience, to the City of Mosier City Hall at
PO Box 456, Mosier, Oregon 97040. Forms can be located on the city website at cityofmosier.com or by calling the City Manager at 541-478-3505. Emailed application material will be accepted at mosiercityhall@mosierwinet.com.


The City of Mosier is an equal opportunity employer.