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:

Water Treatment Supervisor

WATER TREATMENT SUPERVISOR ($4,662-5,950/mo. with excellent benefits *GWI 2% on 7/1/14) 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. This position leads the Water Treatment Section under the general supervision of the Operations Director. It 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 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 with filtration endorsement within 6 months 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 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. Application form and full job description are available from Coos Bay North Bend Water Board, Attn: Karen Parker, P. O. Box 539, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, or by calling (541)267-3128, by faxing (541)269-5370, or e-mail karen_parker@cbnbh2o.com. 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. Closing date: May 1, 2014, 4:00 p.m. PST

Mid-Level Water and Wastewater Civil Engineer

Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. (MSA) is a full-service civil and environmental consulting engineering firm serving public works clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. At MSA, we believe our people and our commitment to personal service are what set us apart from others. We are committed to providing a creative and healthy work environment. We are currently looking for a mid-level Civil Engineer for our Tacoma, WA office.If you are looking for an opportunity to develop a rewarding and stable career with an established firm providing opportunities for growth and advancement, this may be the place for you.

Job Description: You will collaborate with a talented group of professionals in an open and friendly work environment, where personal and professional growth is supported and hard work is rewarded. You will enjoy a wide variety of interesting assignments including: • Working with multidisciplinary technical teams. • Planning and designing improvements to water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. • Managing work programs, project schedules, and budgets. • Writing technical memorandums, engineering reports, and planning studies. • Coordinating with clients. Requirements: • BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from an ABET accredited school. • Professional Engineer (PE) license. • 7-14 years of relevant experience as a civil engineer. Ideal Candidate Qualifications: • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and MS Project. • Ability to work and communicate successfully in a team environment. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with multiple priorities. • Attention to detail, quality work products, and client service.

About MSA: MSA is a growing engineering firm of highly skilled professionals with an excellent reputation throughout the Pacific Northwest from over 30 years of successful business. With seven offices in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, MSA enjoys a stable backlog of a wide variety of small and large projects, and a friendly work environment that encourages a positive work/family life balance. MSA offers excellent opportunities and career advancement for civil engineers and invests in each team member through mentoring and professional development.

Benefits: MSA offers a generous benefits package with competitive salary, health/dental insurance, paid time-off, 401(k) retirement plan, and athletic club membership and transit pass subsidies. If you are interested in joining our team of professionals in a creative and rewarding work environment, please visit http://ht-jobs.net/MMIG2QQ to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

General Manager

Covington Water District seeks a seasoned, talented leader responsible for translating the District’s mission and strategic plan into action. This involved leader stays abreast of industry trends and technology, coaches and mentors valued and empowered staff, builds relationships with relevant entities and governmental agencies, ensures fiscal responsibility and places a high priority on customer service throughout the organization and externally. The General Manager must speak and write with impact in a variety of settings, explaining ideas with conviction. They must skillfully operate in a dynamic political environment and continue building lasting regional partnerships. The General Manager must work effectively with the Board, and in partnership establish, articulate, and implement the strategic vision for the District. The General Manager reports directly to the Board of Commissioners, and supervises six staff; the Business Services and Human Resources Directors, District Engineer, Facility and Water Resources Managers, and Executive Assistant. The District employees 38 FTE’s. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style, a strong understanding on finance and public debt, excellent judgment, and the ability to lead, motivate, influence and guide staff. Qualifications: •A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Public administration, engineering or related field is required. •Ten years of experience in a senior management role in an organization of comparable size and complexity. •Experience in water or government is preferred. Why Apply: Covington Water District seeks to be an “Employer of Choice” You can help us further this mission. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented manager to lead a well managed District with a group of talented and progressive leaders and dedicated, skilled employees who deeply care about their mission to deliver clean, safe, reliable potable water. How to Apply: Submit completed application, supplemental questionnaire, and resume to Human Resources by April 27, 2014. Materials can be submitted to either of the following: e mail to HR@covingtonwater.com, or by postal mail to Covington Water District (Attention HR) 18631 SE 300th Pl SE, Covington, WA 98042 For more information visit: www.covingtonwater.com – careers tab

UTILITIES DEPUTY DIRECTOR

UTILITIES DEPUTY DIRECTOR City of Bellevue, Washington Salary: $100,803 - $139,110 For a complete job description, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches."

Located on the shores of Lake Washington, just 20 minutes away from downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport, Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 126,000. It was recently voted #4 of America’s best small cities to live by Money magazine. The city has enjoyed and welcomed growth in the past several decades yet much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces, miles and miles of nature trails, public parks and swim beaches. Bellevue is also the high-tech and retail center of King County's Eastside, with more than 140,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises.

The Utilities Department provides four essential services: drinking water, wastewater, storm and surface water, and solid waste. The department is a dynamic, fast-paced organization consisting of the Director’s Office and three divisions (Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, and Resource Management & Customer Service). The department has an annual operating budget of $112 million, a 6-year Capital Program of $145 million, and 180 employees. The Deputy Director reports to and assists the Director in leading the department in all areas, and acts as Utilities Director in the Director's absence. The Deputy Director provides leadership and direction for the Operations & Maintenance and Engineering divisions.

Undergraduate degree in civil engineering, public administration or related field; master's degree or MPA preferred. 8 years of progressively responsible related experience in a management capacity within utilities or public works; 10+ years preferred. An equivalent combination of related education, experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively and successfully perform the job may be considered. The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer. First review: April 27, 2014 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

Utilities Engineer

Utility Engineer - City of Longview Public Works Department $5019.00-$6782.00/month, plus excellent benefits

Position Information: The City of Longview is recruiting for its utility engineer position in the Public Works Department. The utility engineer performs professional engineering duties, manages contracts and reviews the work of consultant engineering firms, manages construction and service contracts, and provides engineering support to the City’s potable water and sanitary sewer operations divisions. Additionally, the utility engineer monitors utility billings, revenues, and expenditures, and assists the public works director to prepare operating and capital improvement budgets, perform utility rate modeling, and recommend utility rates to the city council. The utility engineer also administers inter-agency agreements regarding the City’s utility systems. This position is non-exempt.

Position Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related field; and 2+years of professional engineering experience.  PE and EIT Preferred.

Application materials (application, cover letter, and resume) must be completed along with responses to supplemental questions by the application deadline posted in the job announcement. First review of applications submitted will occur on 4/11/14. Please note: Travel costs incurred during the recruitment and selection process will be at the candidate's own expense and not eligible for reimbursement. For more information and to apply, visit the website: www.mylongview.com

Water Distribution Operator II

Title: Distribution System Operator II Status: Non-exempt Pay Grade: $41,600-$52,000 DOE

Sunrise Water Authority is seeking an experienced water operator to join our team as a Distribution System Operator II. The position performs the various duties required to maintain and operate the water system under limited supervision or independently.

Examples of typical work performed by the Water Distribution Operator II may include: Operation of pumps, valves, meters, and hydrants. Troubleshooting pressure problems and service disruptions and resolving problems under urgent or emergency conditions. Oversight and implementation of valve and hydrant maintenance programs. Performing utility locates and assisting with leak detection. Installation of new water meters and services under pressure (i.e. hot-tap), without service disruption to other customers. Conducting basic construction activities, including operating heavy machinery, traffic control and flagging duties. Coordinating completion of field work orders with Customer Service/billing staff. Leading tasks or projects in group setting. Assisting Customer Service/Billing staff with complaint resolution and resolving customer complaints under confrontational situations. Pre-planning job safety requirements and identifying and correcting any unsafe work conditions.

The position requires a valid driver’s license and, at minimum, a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must either possess or be able to obtain an Oregon Water Distribution Operator II certification within two years from date of hire. Applicants must also possess or be able to obtain certification in traffic control and flagging. Any job offer will be subject to the candidate passing a drug screening, background check and driving record check. The position is full time and includes required on-call service. Benefits include health, life, dental, vision, and cancer insurance. Sunrise Water Authority participates in PERS. Employees at Sunrise are not members of a union. Salary range for the position is $41,600 - $52,000 annually. Starting wage is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full job description and application information is available on the Sunrise Water Authority website at www.sunrisewater.com under the Doing Business tab. The position will be open until filled, with the first round of applicants to be considered by March 31st.