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.

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$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Water Meter Reader

WATER METER READER Opening Date: July 19, 2015 Salary Range: $2876 - $3672/month Closing Date: Open until filled NATURE OF POSITION The Water Meter Reader facilitates the monitoring of commercial and residential water consumption; records and inputs water meter information to determine consumption; assists with water leak detection. Water Meter Readers drive and walk on assigned routes; work with various water distribution crews; interact with clients and regularly perform work outdoors. The Water Meter Reader will be expected to model and foster the City of Walla Walla’s core values: Customer Focus and Service Excellence Stewardship Communication Leadership and Integrity APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: Full job description here: http://wallawallawa.gov/images/depts/humanresources/Water_Meter_Reader_ANNOUNCE.pdf Application packets here: http://wallawallawa.gov/depts/humanresources Completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and criminal background check. The incumbent will serve a six-month trial service period. Completed application packages can be mailed to: CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR 15 N. Third Avenue Walla Walla, WA 99362 emailed to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.

Water Maintenance Worker

WATER MAINTENANCE WORKER Opening Date: July 19, 2015 Salary Range: $3146-$4016/month Closing Date: Open until filled NATURE OF POSITION: The Water Maintenance Worker performs specialized semi-skilled work in the installation, repair and maintenance of the City’s water systems within one of the three focus areas of the City’s Water Distribution System (customer service, distribution maintenance and distribution repair). This position works as part of a crew and/or independently. This position performs heavy manual labor in addition to operating a variety of hand and power tools and motorized equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of the water distribution system. Employees in this position may be rotated among various water distribution crews. The Water Maintenance Worker will be expected to model and foster the City of Walla Walla’s core values: Customer Focus and Service Excellence Stewardship Communication Leadership and Integrity APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: Read the full job description at: http://wallawallawa.gov/images/depts/humanresources/Water_Maintenance_Worker_ANNOUNCE.pdf Download the application packet at: http://wallawallawa.gov/depts/humanresources Completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and criminal background check. The incumbent will serve a six-month trial service period. Completed application packages can be mailed to: CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR 15 N. Third Avenue Walla Walla, WA 99362 emailed to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.

Water Operations Operator I

POSITION TITLE: WATER OPERATIONS OPERATOR I WATER OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT LEVEL: 8 RANGE: $22.60-$33.61/HR IUOE RESPONSIBLE TO: WATER OPERATIONS MANAGER OR DESIGNEE POSTING DATES: 7/12/15 – 8/10/15 Accepting applications from internal and external applicants. JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, is responsible for operating water production and water treatment and testing equipment, obtain data to analyze and monitor ground water, surface water, and distribution system water quality, and sample for regulatory chemical, physical and biological parameters. Maintains and monitors the telemetry instrumentation/control systems and the pumping and storage facilities of the Water Operations Department. This position requires planning and organizational skills. Work is generally performed under general supervision. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Maintains regular, predictable attendance. • Physical ability to conform with all safety requirements. • Maintains accurate water quality field records and files for District, State, and Federal monitoring purposes. • Analytically collects routine, special, and regulatory water samples for commercial and state laboratory testing. • Performs daily "field analytical tests" to determine treatment efficiency in the distribution system and keeps treatment equipment properly running and calibrated. • Performs other water quality chemical, biological, and physical sampling and testing in the field and in a laboratory environment. • Measures ground water and surface water levels in lakes, wells, and piezometers and accurately reads and records monitoring data. • Assists in maintaining information for water production and water usage including field data recorded from wells, booster stations, storage tanks, intertie connections etc. • Inspects water facilities on a regular basis to insure proper operations as directed. • Assists with maintaining the Water Operations "telemetry data base" which includes data management and report production. • Performs various computer related tasks as directed or assigned. • Performs routine maintenance on field facilities (pump houses & booster stations) including painting of interior and exterior areas, piping and plumbing and keeping interior areas clean and neat at all times. • Performs maintenance on pumping equipment, pump control valves, pump motors, and water treatment equipment, etc. • Communicate with dispatcher, supervisors, and field personnel using radio and telephone. • Handles, transports, and stores chemicals safely, (including hazardous materials), maintaining an adequate supply of chemicals for proper system operation. • Operates vehicles as required to transport chemicals, including hazardous materials. • Serves as a public relations representative when collecting samples from a customer's tap and may respond to and resolve a customer water quality complaint. • Organizes and maintains chemical reagent supplies, and maintains equipment used for field testing municipal drinking water supplies. • Must be able to respond to District boundary in 30 minutes for on-call rotation. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Handles, transports, and stores chemicals safely, (including hazardous chemicals and chemical reagents) and follows applicable safety procedures as they apply. • Performs after-hour emergencies and other duties as required. • May assist District field crews as necessary and perform other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • NOTE: This level requires some direct supervision, self motivation and above average personal organization skills. • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent. • It is desirable to have, but not required at time of hire, at least one (1) year of college education (30 semester credits, or 45 quarter credits) or 45 CEUs of equivalent training in water or engineering related courses. • Must have at least one (1) year experience, with a combination of training, knowledge, and abilities equivalent to an Operator I – Water Operations, or at least (1) year previous experience working in Water Operations or Field Operations. • Must have at least a “Water Distribution Manager 1” certification from Washington State Water Works Operator Certification Program. • Must have at least a “Water Treatment Plant “OIT” certification from Washington State Water Works Operator Certification Program. • Must have a “Cross Connection Control Specialist” certification from Washington State Water Works Operator Certification Program. • Must have at least one (1) year experience and training using computer systems and data entry on Windows-based software. • Must have at least one (1) year “field” experience collecting regulatory and process water samples and experience performing equipment efficiency & water quality field test analysis. • At least one (1) year demonstrated competent experience in water treatment monitoring and controls including treatment equipment maintenance and repair is desired. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to operate large municipal pump equipment and controls. • Knowledge of the safe and proper operation of technical field instruments, and equipment used for testing and treating municipal water supplies. • Ability to perform various analytical field and laboratory chemical tests and the ability to use basic chemistry and mathematics to determine chemical concentrations and dosage rates. • Must be skilled in collecting various types of water samples for regulatory chemical and biological monitoring for municipal water supplies. • Knowledge of water treatment operations and water treatment equipment including controls, pumps, and telemetry. • Knowledge of the Washington State Department of Health Drinking Water Regulations. • Must be knowledgeable with computer systems and have experience with data entry software and the ability to create spreadsheet reports. • A knowledge and understanding of chemical metering pumps, hand tools, and procedures used in the operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of chemical feed systems. • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. • Must have good communication and organization skills and ability to maintain accurate records. • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other employees. • Knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions. • Ability to safely work with hazardous substances, and effectively limit risk to themselves as well as others. • Ability to climb water tank ladders to inspect the top of standpipe water tanks that exceed 90 feet in height; and enter confined spaces. • Ability to meet schedules and timelines. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to communicate courteously, effectively, tactfully, and maintain confidentiality. • Demonstrate good written and oral communications skills. • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. • Ability to organize and prioritize workload. • May perform task/job duties of other work unit positions in order to balance workload and/or cross train personnel. • Proficiency with common office practices, equipment and software. • Follow all safety requirements set forth by District policy, State and Federal codes. • Follow all District Policies and Procedures. • Other duties as assigned. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must have valid WA State Driver’s license. • Must have, or be able to obtain within 6 months, a Washington State Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including a rating for the transportation of Hazardous Materials. • Must have or be able to obtain within 6 months a “Lift Truck Operator” certificate. • Must have, or be able to obtain within 6 months, a First Aid Certification Card. • Must have and maintain a good driving record. WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is generally performed in an office environment. • May require shift, weekend and holiday work as required by emergency or work assignment. • Anticipated to respond in emergency situations. • Frequent work in areas with loud noise, hazardous chemicals and odors. • Occasional work at heights and in confined space. MACHINERY, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: • Motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, CDL vehicles, forklifts, and hand and power tools including but not limited to water laboratory field equipment, pressure washers, electric generators, saws, drills, hammers, chisel, screwdrivers, knives, wrenches, shovels, rakes, brooms, pry bars, tape measures, step and extension ladders, etc.. • Protective hard hat, gloves, eyewear, face shield, respirators, earplugs/muffs, safety boots, and other gear as needed. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Please see attached document. Lakehaven Utility District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit a completed Cover Letter, Resume, District Application, and Supplemental Questionnaire no later than 4PM 8/10/2015 to Lakehaven Utility District, c/o HR, 31627 1st Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Please visit our website @ www.lakehaven.org for the complete job description and application procedures. Incomplete application materials will not be accepted. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please enquire directly with the Human Resources Manager.

Water Worker II

Spanaway Water Company is seeking applicants to fill a Water Worker II position to perform public water system operation, maintenance and installation work. Must be self-motivated with the desire and ability to work or lead within an active team environment. Position Summary: This is a journey level position that serves as a senior member of the Company’s field staff for all field operations and maintenance functions. Competently, with minimal direction, install, operate, maintain, and repair/replace water system components. Maintain vehicle readiness as well as tool and equipment maintenance; commitment to emergency response; well and water treatment operation; and inspection of contracted construction projects. Responds and reports to the Field Lead or as assigned by the Field Operations and Maintenance Manager. Job Requirements: Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Drivers and Class 'A' Commercial Drivers License (air brakes). Obtain and maintain a valid L & I Flagging and First Aid certification. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to properly operate and maintain construction equipment. Department of Health Water Distribution Manager I certification is required within 18 months. Cross-Connection Control Specialist certifications required within 36 months. Maintain Washington State Department of Labor and Industries competent person status; attend training for confined space and asbestos concrete pipe. Participate in the Company’s random drug and alcohol testing program. Wage and Benefits: Starting salary range $19.50 to $26.03 with benefits. Starting wage based on experience, skill, knowledge and certifications. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance program as well as retirement program participation and Company funded certification training/testing. Job description and application available at www.spanaway-water.org or 18413 B St E, Spanaway, WA 98387, (253) 531-9024. Applications must be received by end of business day 7/31/15.

Utility Worker

Job Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm Salary: $3,640 – $4,500 Monthly – DOE Job Description: The Utility Worker performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual labor tasks in construction, maintenance, landscape, or repair operations of District facilities including installing, maintaining or repairing water lines and reading water meters. Assignments involve the safe use of a variety of hand and power tools; and the safe operation of construction equipment and maintenance equipment. This position performs a variety of task such as but not limited to routine maintenance of buildings, equipment, and vehicles. Work may be performed in inclement weather for extended periods of time and hazardous locations such as street areas, ditches and confined spaces For more information and a detailed copy of the job description and application, visit, http://www.wswd.org/Employment.asp West Slope Water District PO Box 25140 Portland, OR 97298 (503) 292-2777 Position: Open Until Filled – First Review: July 8, 2015 West Slope Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Engineering

Job Title: Director of Engineering Job Post: Director of Engineering Tracking Code 351-110 Job Description Leads a team of engineers and support personnel to successfully implement United Water Idaho’s capital investment program, on-time and on-budget, in support of operational and business driven needs. Plans, designs and manages capital additions, replacements, and modifications of the water system (and wastewater if applicable). Ensures capital investments achieve operational and business needs while adhering to company long and short-range financial goals. Ensures the Engineering Department provides engineering technical expertise and counsel to operating personnel to optimize customer service, system operations, and overall business efficiency. Develops Annual and Medium Term Plans (MTP) CapEx Plans, revisions, and forecasts, and ensures creation of, and updates to, company master plans. Oversees and maintains company water rights portfo lio. Directly manages engineering and new business professional and technical staff. Selects, hires, manages and directs engineering and other consultants for projects as necessary. Maintains relations and interacts with external entities and regulators such as Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, city Public Works Directors, OSHA, EPA, etc. to ensure compliance and accomplishment of company needs. Participates as an expert witness in company filings to ensure successful outcomes before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. Represents United Water in local and regional community activities and associations. Required Skills •Excellent leadership, change management, and motivational skills •Strong analytical and problem solving capability •Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work with internal/external clients to achieve desired outcomes •Goo d organizational skills – ability to prioritize and focus on areas of significant impact; often managing multiple priorities simultaneously. •Strong project management skills – ability to lead and work successfully in a team environment •Strong knowledge and understanding of state and federal water regulations •Good knowledge of operational technologies including SCADA, CAD and GIS, hydraulic network modeling/analysis, work and asset management systems, AMR/AMI, and the like. •Good business process analysis and improvement capabilities •Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint •Effective oral and written communication skills •Must possess a valid Idaho state driver’s license Required Experience •Minimum 15 years experience as project engineer or engineering management for water utility projects includ ing: source of supply, treatment, pumping facilities, storage tanks, new and replacement transmission and distribution main projects (including service to new developments), and hydraulic modeling, all ranging in complexity and size. •Minimum 5 years’ experience managing engineering and related professional and technical staff required. •Experience with environmental regulatory framework and permitting, including drinking water quality standards and compliance. •Experience in developing, managing, and adhering to project budgets and schedules. •Understanding of and experience in private utility business and regulations preferred. •Understanding of and experience in western water rights laws/practices a plus. Job Location Boise, Idaho, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular How to apply https://unitedwater-openhire.silk road.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.presubmission (if hyperlink does not work, copy and paste into web browser)

Water Treatment Operator

Tracking Code 544-110 Job Description Maintains water production and quality for public consumption. Regulates system pressure, monitors booster stations and storage facilities, and observes treatment conditions. Operates and maintains Class IV water treatment plants, green sand/ammonia plants and well systems on-site and using Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer equipment and personal computers in the most efficient manner. Representative duties may include: • Conducting routine water testing and recording test results. • Monitoring all charts, gauges, and other operation equipment. • Calculating the chemical feed rate required, calibrating feed equipment, and adjusting feed rate per lab tests or supervisor instructions. • Performing and recording routine and special installation, maintenance, and/or repair of all equipment and grounds, and maintaining good housekeeping procedures. • Preparing and submitting routine state and regulatory reports for review. • Analyzing system parameters and determining when additional help is required (e.g. a main break). • Maintaining appropriate chemical inventory levels. • Operating water treatment plants, wells, and appurtenant equipment using computers. Required Skills High school degree or equivalent to include coursework in Chemistry, Biology, Algebra, and Geometry. Drinking Water Treatment II (DWT-2) at the start of employment or within 1 year after the minimum time frame as established by the Idaho State Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals (IBOL). Valid state driver's license. Required Experience Basic knowledge of water treatment methods, water chemistry, federal, state, and local drinking water regulations, and water distribution/collection systems. Basic knowledge of computer control systems, programmable logic controllers, and instrumentation for monitoring and control. Familiarity with routine maintenance procedures for production, treatment, and control equipment. Ability to transport up to 80 lbs., physical ability/dexterity to perform maintenance/repairs, and basic ability to use microcomputer. Preferred: • Previous experience in laboratory practices or water treatment. Job Location Boise, Idaho, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular Apply Online https://unitedwater-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=544&company_id=30110&version=1&jobBoardId=1112 Direct questions to Kevin Tarantino 1-201-767-2806.

Managing Engineer/Local Leader

We have an exciting opportunity for an Office Leader and Client Service Manager with a demonstrated background in business development, client relations, and delivery of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater engineering projects, and a history of successfully leading professionals to join our team. This position in our Olympia, WA office will serve as a key leadership team member in growing our business in the greater Puget Sound area. In this capacity, you will have responsibilities that include overseeing the administration of the Olympia office, sales, client development, client relationship management, professional engineering services proposal writing and contract scope, schedule and price preparation, and client service team leadership. Job Expectations: In this position you will work closely with the Northwest Area Leader and other team members to help lead the development and execution of the Washington business plan and meet company objectives including growth, profitability and diversification targets in the area and West Region. You will help develop new key clients each year in connection with planned targets and with the assistance of other senior staff in the office and region. As the Local Leader, you will manage the day to day operations of the Olympia office. Additional Responsibilities to include: • Provide marketing and technical leadership during the procurement and execution of key projects • Lead projects related to related to Water, Wastewater treatment plant planning, studies, and design • Drive project execution activities to meet revenue and performance goals • Execute sales plan in collaboration with CSMs and Area Leader • Lead a group of professionals and recruit new talent • Prepare and review technical memoranda, reports, drawings, specifications, and miscellaneous contract documents and deliverables • Supervise and coordinate the work of others on projects including remote design staff to ensure proper and timely execution on projects • Resolve client issues in a professional and appropriate manner, and promote/insure project execution and delivery • Maintain liaison with clients, BC regional and national wastewater practitioners, and jurisdictional agencies • Help mentor, and provide direction for less experienced staff Desired Skills and Experience: • B.S. degree in related engineering field (Civil, Environmental etc.) required; M.S. degree in related engineering field with a focus on wastewater and water preferred • Professional registration in Washington, or the credentials to obtain registration in a timely manner is also required • 10 or more years of increasingly-responsible experience with previous project management experience required • Experience with water/wastewater design, planning and studies along with leadership on projects • Ability to successfully manage clients and projects in a collaborative fashion and interface with Brown and Caldwell’s local, regional, and national water and wastewater practitioners as well as help mentor junior staff • Self-starter, results-oriented and be able to work under tight deadlines • Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience a plus • Previous supervisory experience with strong written and verbal communication skills required

General Manager

Salary: $115,000 to $125,000 annually, DOQ, plus excellent benefits Vacancy Due to Retirement Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is located on the Southern Oregon Coast where recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery abound, providing a quality living and working environment. The Water Board is jointly owned by the Cities of Coos Bay and North Bend. The utility serves a population of approximately 35,000 through 12,800 accounts within the Cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, and the surrounding area outside the city limits. The General Manager reports directly to the Board of Directors, who are appointed by the Cities. The General Manager exercises management over all Water Board functions through general supervision of the Operations Manager, Finance Manager, Engineering Manager and Administrative Assistant. The utility employs 38 FTE. The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board seeks candidates for this position who will continue to lead the utility in proactive water resource, operations and infrastructure management. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of senior responsible water system management or similar governmental service sector agency operation; knowledge of water utility operations, finance and administrative services. Ability to present ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Build and maintain strong positive working relationships with the Board of Directors, Board staff and other governmental organizations; understand customer service as a priority in utility operations; ability to create and understand financial plans and monitor fiscal performance; apply methods and procedures used in project management and control; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties. Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or related water utility discipline is required. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS – Advanced degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or discipline related to the effective management of a water utility; Certification as a Water Treatment or Distribution Operator; Registration as a Professional Engineer To view the full job description, please visit our website: www.cbnbh2o.com. Application forms are available from Coos Bay North Bend Water Board’s Personnel Department. Contact Karen Parker at karen_parker@cbnbh2o.com; (541)267-3128; or by faxing (541)269-5370. Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is an EOE. First consideration of applications: July 20, 2015.

Lead Maintenance Worker

Seven Lakes Water Association is a membership based nonprofit water Association with approximately 2200 connections, located in a rural, recreational area Northwest of Marysville WA, close to the I 5 corridor. We are accepting resumes for the position of Lead Maintenance Worker. The position is responsible for planning, supervising, organizing and managing the maintenance and repair of the water distribution system, wells and reservoirs. Duties include water quality monitoring, Cross Connection Control Program, meter installations, work orders, one call locates, safety program, truck maintenance, parts inventory and meter reader/maintenance worker supervision and other duties as assigned. A valid WDM 1 and Cross Connection Certification required. Subject to 24 hour call out on a rotating basis. A valid Washington State Driver's License, with a good driving record is required. The Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a safe and drug free work environment. This position is full time with benefits, salary based on experience. Send resume to P O Box 100, North Lakewood WA 98259. This position will remain open until filled.