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.
$90 for 90 days.
Water Bureau Emergency Management Manager
Posted: March 30, 2015
The Portland Water Bureau has an opening for an Emergency Management Manager. The Water Bureau Emergency Management Manager is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the bureau’s emergency management program. The incumbent’s duties include providing administrative and technical management, expertise and coordination on program activities; exercising sound judgment and considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of emergency preparedness issues and sensitivities; developing, implementing and managing bureau-wide emergency preparedness programs, including planning, training, education, response, recovery and equipping of bureau staff; coordinating emergency preparedness with other City bureaus and regional agencies; and performing related duties as assigned. Please go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm for the full job announcement and instructions on how to apply.
Mid- to Senior-level Civil Engineer
Posted: March 25, 2015
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- to Senior-level Civil Engineer for our Everett, Washington office. If you are looking for a rewarding and stable career with an established firm that provides opportunities for growth and advancement, this may be the place for you.
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
• BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
• Professional Engineer (PE) license
• 10-20 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
• Proven record producing quality work products and providing excellent client service
MSA is a growing Pacific Northwest engineering firm of highly skilled professionals with an excellent reputation gained from over 35 years of successful business. With eight offices in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, we enjoy a stable and varied backlog of small and large projects, and a friendly work environment that encourages a positive work/family life balance. We offer excellent opportunities and career advancement for our staff and invest in each team member through mentoring and professional development.
MSA offers a generous benefits package with competitive salary, health/dental/vision 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/KZU0EZY to apply.
No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Utility Systems Operator III
Posted: March 24, 2015
Utility Systems Operator III - City of Longview, WA
$20.50 - $26.30 per hour, plus excellent benefits
The first level of the Utility Systems Series is responsible for performing semi-skilled sewer and water utility operations and maintenance tasks that could include, but are not limited to: operating dump trucks and construction tools and equipment, including obtaining training and experience on excavators, back-hoes, and other heavy equipment; changing meters; cleaning sewer and water lines and pump stations; locating utilities; conducting water quality tests; repairing and replacing valves and hydrants. Responds to emergencies at all hours.
The Utility Systems Operator III is distinguished from the Utility Systems Operator II in that the former is the first level and does not operate heavy equipment except as a training function or during emergencies.
This position is represented by the EBA. Refer to the City's website www.mylongview.com to view the current labor agreement.
The candidate selected for this position will be subject to passing a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and criminal background check.
High School Diploma or GED; one year of experience constructing, installing, operating, or inspecting municipal drinking water distribution or wastewater collection pipelines, facilities, or equipment.
Note: Additional qualifying experience may, at the discretion of the hiring manager, substitute for the required education of the assigned position.
· WDM I Certification; (or obtain within 15 months)
· WWCS I Certification (or obtain within 18 months);
· Class B Commercial Driver's License (Class A Commercial Driver’s License preferred)
· Commercial Driver’s License Air Brakes and Tanker Endorsements as assigned
· Class A Commercial Driver’s License as assigned
· First Aid/CPR Certification (or obtain within 90 days or as scheduled)
· Flagging Card (or obtain within 90 days or as scheduled)
· Forklift Operator License (or obtain within 90 days or as scheduled)
· Confined Space Training (or obtain within six (6) months or as scheduled)
· Trenching, Shoring, and Excavating Training (or obtain within 90 days or as scheduled)
Note: At the discretion of the hiring manager, candidates possessing a WDM I or WWCS I or higher level certifications may be allowed six (6) months, or as scheduled, to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License
For more information about this career opportunity and to apply, visit our website, www.mylongview.com Closes 4/13/15.
Utility Systems Manager
Posted: March 24, 2015
Utility Systems Manager - City of Longview, WA $5401-$6945 per month, plus excellent benefits This position is a management level position reporting to the Director of Public Works. The work assigned to this position requires considerable responsibility and discretion. This position manages operation, maintenance, and repair of the City's water distribution, water treatment, and sewage collection systems. This position prepares and implements annual work plans, including supporting budgets totaling $17.6 million, subject to review and approval by the Director of Public Works. The fourth level of the Utility Systems Series is responsible for overall management and supervision of the Water, Sewer, and Water Treatment divisions, which could include: assigning, managing and evaluating the performance of subordinate staff; preparing and monitoring annual budgets for the utility divisions; recommending capital improvements; ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations; writing and implementing operating procedures; and ensuring safe and reliable service to the City’s customers and proper response to emergencies. The Utility Systems Manager is distinguished from the Utility Systems Supervisor in that it is responsible for the budgetary management and work planning of the division. The final candidate will be subject to passing a pre-employment background check. Minimum Qualifications: Associate's degree or two-year technical certificate; and 7 or more years of wastewater and/or water distribution and maintenance experience, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience. Note: Additional qualifying experience may, at the discretion of the hiring manager, substitute for the required education or certifications of the assigned position. Licensing Requirements: · Water Distribution Manager 3 · Wastewater Collection Certifications · Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification · Valid Driver's License · First Aid/CPR Certification · Flagging Card
For more information and to apply, visit our website, www.mylongview.com Closes 4/30/15.
Wastewater Collection/Surface Water Mgmt System Specialist
Posted: March 11, 2015
$21.56 - $29.17 Hourly
Perform duties in alignment with requirements set forth by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health and the environment by ensuring the integrity of the City’s wastewater collection and surface water management systems. Responsibilities include maintaining system operability, minimizing system overflow occurrences, and protecting the investment made in the infrastructure by being responsive to customer concerns and/or system failures. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.
Inspects, installs, connects, maintains, cleans, operates, tests, and repairs all appurtenances associated with the City’s wastewater collection and surface water management systems as they relate to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Maintain access to system manholes, taps, and pipelines.
Maintains storm water detention facilities, water quality ponds, and urban streams. Perform inspection, vegetation removal, channel management and bank stabilization.
Uses computerized television inspection equipment to analyze and rate facilities for consideration of needed future maintenance.
Incumbents may be assigned primary responsibility for the Vector Control Program. Responds to customer concerns and baits for rats in the sanitary sewer system, and addresses trapping needs for nutria, opossum, and other mammals in the surface water piping system and urban stream areas of Corvallis.
Responds to emergency calls, including after hours response. Position may involve working overtime and on weekends as needed.
Maintains job-site safety for co-workers and the general public including traffic control and minimization of hazardous conditions.
Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment used in the wastewater collection and surface water management systems. Identifies collection system needs and assists with planning and scheduling maintenance and repairs.
Maintains collection system operation and maintenances records and reports with the use of various computerized maintenance management systems. Maintains daily records and reports pertaining to activities, equipment and materials utilized, consistent with local, County, State and federal requirements.
Performs as a member of a team, assisting with development of work group goals and objectives, and contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives.
Assists and directs seasonal employees and other work groups as needed.
Conforms with all safety rules and practices, and performs work is a safe manner.
Complies with all Administrative Policies. Performs work in accordance with Council Policies and Municipal Code sections applicable to the position.
Delivers excellent customer service to diverse audiences. Responds to customer service requests, questions and complaints. Maintains a positive customer service demeanor and delivers service in a respectful and patient manner.
Maintains effective work relationships.
Arrives to work, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and maintain regular job attendance.
Operates and drives vehicles and/or equipment safely and legally.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience in wastewater or surface water management fields. Experience must include installation, repair, and maintenance activities associated with this type of infrastructure.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Journey level skills in underground pipeline work, plumbing, equipment operation, and construction.
Basic knowledge of engineering concepts and the ability to apply these concepts and construction practices to ensure the integrity of the system. Ability to read blue prints and interpret maps.
Knowledge and understanding of work-related safety practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations, particularly in regards to work in confined space and/or hazardous conditions.
Effective communication, analytical, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to get along well with co-workers.
Ability to use a computer to perform essential functions of the position.
Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving.
Oregon DEQ Wastewater Collection System Operator Grade I certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment.
Oregon Wastewater Collection Grade II certification or ability to obtain within three (3) years of appointment.
State of Oregon Public Pesticide Applicators license and Fur Bearers license are required if assigned the primary responsibility for the Vector Control Program.
First Aid and CPR certification; ODOT Traffic Control, Confined Space Entry, and Forklift Operation training, or the ability to obtain/complete within one (1) year of appointment.
Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License, and Oregon Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake and tanker endorsements. Ability to obtain an Oregon Class A commercial driver’s license within the probationary period.
Must be able to respond within 30 minutes to the Public Works Administrative offices for after-hours calls or emergencies prior to the end of probationary period.
Capable of routine decision making regarding assessment of immediate situations, available options, and selection of appropriate methods and procedures, material availability and ordering, equipment utilization and response to customer issues in the field.
Demonstrable commitment to sustainability principles in the performance of work.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
SUPERVISORY OR LEAD WORK RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a non-supervisory position. Lead work/coordination of the work of others is not a function assigned to this position. Incumbents in this position may provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel.
In the performance of job duties, the employee is frequently required to perform manual labor for extended periods of time; climb ladders and stairs; work in confined spaces; stand or walk for extended periods of time and negotiate uneven and irregular ground surfaces; bend, push/pull, and squat; have sufficient manual dexterity to use hand and power tools. Must be able to lift up to 90 pounds.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
In the performance of job duties, the incumbent may use the following tools and/or equipment: multi-line phone system; personal computer including word processing, spreadsheet, database software and computerized maintenance management system; copy and fax machines; calculator; hand and power tools; heavy and specialized equipment; automobile or truck and trailers; and other related tools and appropriate personal protective equipment.
The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The noise level in the indoor work area is typical of most shop environments, with some telephones, personal interruptions, small equipment, air tools and background noises. Field work includes exposure to a variety of hazardous situations on a recurring basis including adverse weather conditions, deep trench work, motor vehicle traffic and exposure to loud noise, environmental hazards, live utilities and air borne hazards.
Water Treatment Plant Operator I
Posted: March 9, 2015
CITY OF NEWPORT OREGON
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I
The City of Newport Oregon is seeking a reliable, experienced professional Water Treatment Plant Operator I. This is a non-exempt, full-time/regular position that is part of the bargaining unit. The position has a salary range of $3,102.71 - $4,085.70, plus excellent benefits. Starting salary will be based on skills, education and experience.
This position primarily operates, maintains and repairs water supply and treatment facilities. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who can troubleshoot, maintain, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment throughout the plant. Experience operating membrane filtration systems preferred.
Minimum qualifications for Plant Operator I:
• Plant Operator I minimum qualifications of:
o High School Diploma or GED
o Minimum one year experience in related field
o Associates Degree in Water Treatment or equivalent field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
o Oregon Water Treatment Level I certification within one year.
• RSVIEW 32 /SCADA experience
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a completed city application form and a letter clearly identifying how the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications. City application forms are available on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov, or picked up from the City Manager’s Office at the Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365. Application materials should be sent to: City of Newport, Attention: Human Resources, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or e-mailed to email@example.com. The position is open until filled.
The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran’s preference provider.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status.
Client Service Manager - Water/Wastewater Planning (Managing Engineer)
Posted: March 4, 2015
Brown and Caldwell’s Northwest Area is looking for a strategic Client Service Manager (CSM) with an established track record of marketing, winning, and executing projects and programs within the municipal sector. The accomplished and achieving CSM is highly recognized and regarded at Brown and Caldwell and would be responsible for helping our Seattle Office grow municipal water and wastewater planning business throughout the Northwest.
Characteristics of the CSM include the proven ability to generate and sustain significant revenue from environmental and engineering projects in the local and national marketplace, as applicable. This position will focus on sales in the water/wastewater sectors. The successful candidate will maintain, leverage, and expand their exceptional relationships with local and national clients. The candidate will have the ability to navigate and align the client organization with BC’s team of experts and resources, provide oversight on technical assignments, ensure profitable performance and superior quality, and exceed client expectations.
Job Expectations: Primary focus will be on existing clients and services. Other responsibilities to include: •Develop and capture unsolicited opportunities with clients •Integrate water and wastewater planning services from a business development and client service perspective with the Area, Regional, and National Program •Client focus resulting in direct interaction and growth around key target clients; perform as portfolio manager and/or CSM •Demonstrate technical acumen and value while providing direct project oversight/engagement •Execute planning projects involving hydraulic modeling, flow analysis, land uses, growth projections, storage and equalization analysis, inflow and infiltration analysis, asset management, water quality and financial evaluations Serve as a primary point of contact. Act as the primary point of contact for matters related to BC marketing and service delivery to your select client base. As such candidate will be expected to maintain relationships throughout the client organization, including at the director and executive management level. Understand client critical success factors. Leverage existing relationships to develop and maintain a deep understanding of the critical success factors (CSFs) of the client organization (including the various departments and employees within the organization). Coordinate the client service/marketing team. Coordinate and collaborate with a team of BC employees to ensure our service delivery and marketing address client CSFs and BC quality standards and maximize client revenue potential. This includes maintaining and implementing client strategic and tactical action plans to position for future work. Serve as client’s BC internal advocate. Stay current on all client contracts and projects, and work with BC team members to: identify resources to support projects, troubleshoot or escalate issues, and maintain exceptional client service. Maintain client opportunity database. Through research and relationships, develop detailed knowledge and a deep understanding of future opportunities with the client(s) across all BC service offerings. Maintain and update this information in BC’s client opportunity tracking database. Track Financial Information related to client service delivery. Use BC’s project accounting system to track BD costs, booked new business, client revenues, labor multipliers and other key financial metrics.
Marketing. Identify strategic projects and/or programs and lead project pursuits for key clients in the Northwest Area. Also, expand these client relationships as they may exist across the US. Project Delivery/Management. Serve as client manager and/or senior technical resource or project manager for key clients, where appropriate. Manage BC multi-disciplinary resources to deliver service and products across one or more projects to your client(s). Ensure that BC’s project delivery system (WorkSmart) is applied and that quality reviews are performed. Operations. As needed, provide input to local leaders and the Area leader to contribute sales data necessary to support goals for staff utilization, revenue, and project profitability. Leadership. Coordinate with other leaders in the Western Business Unit, as a member of our senior leadership team, to help meet office and regional goals. Provide key input on, and leadership relative to key clients.
Supervision and Staff Development. Position may include supervisory responsibilities. As such the position would include leading staff in the Seattle Office. Lead recruiting efforts to expand our wastewater/water core team as appropriate for the business model. Visibility. Promote regional BC exposure through selected regional and/or national conferences and committees.
Desired Skills and Experience: •BS in engineering, geology, or science-related discipline required; MS degree preferred •PE license or related professional registration preferred •Minimum of 10 years experience in environmental engineering and consulting industry, specifically in water/wastewater planning , with progressive responsibilities including marketing and business development •Proven track record of successfully bringing in and executing profitable assignments for clients and building key target client accounts •Proven track record of successfully managing projects and delivering on time and on budget while meeting or exceeding client expectations •Ability to properly scope out new business opportunities – this includes: ◦Identifying opportunities ◦Making critical decisions on whether or not to pursue the opportunities ◦Developing strategic plans to win pursuits ◦Identifying the best teaming partners •Ability to discern new and related markets and help develop plans for getting work in these areas – this includes: ◦Understanding skills needed ◦Comparing skills needed with current BC capabilities ◦Identifying personnel to recruit to help capture these markets •Ability to motivate others and lead teams to implement business plans for project and client pursuits •Ability to oversee preparation of key proposals This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test. Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BROWNCALDWELL&cws=1&rid=2027
Customer Response Team Technician
Posted: February 19, 2015
POSITION: Customer Response Team Technician
POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2015 CLOSES: Open Until Filled – First Review has been extended to Friday, March 6 @ 5:00 pm.
WORK HOURS: All positions work 40 hours per week, and have varying hours depending on the position hired for. Customer Response Team Technician Member positions require some evening, holiday and weekend work. HIRING RANGE: $28.22 - $33.34/hour DOE + Great Benefits (AFSCME Union Position) TO APPLY: ****** Visit: https://apply.govjobstoday.com/ click on City of Mercer Island to apply online for this position******
General Responsibilities: The Maintenance Department Customer Response Team (CRT) provides a direct connection between the community and City services. The CRT Technician investigates requests for services from both internal and external customer regarding the City’s storm, water and sewer utilities and streets and responds within the “One Person, One Truck, One Hour” customer service philosophy. Resolving requests may involve researching and providing information, completing the work and/or referring work to other maintenance teams for completion or scheduling, and following up with the requesting customer. Maintenance Department employees operate in a team environment and must be able to work and communicate effectively with all staff and citizens. Some evening, holiday and weekend work is required. Essential Job Functions: • Receive, assess/investigate and respond to requests from the public and City departments. Examples of these requests may include: excessive storm drainage or ground water run-off, blocked catch basins, illicit discharge, temporary pothole repair, water leaks, water meter replacement, turn on/off water meters, read and flow test water meters, system water pressures, sewer leaks or back-ups, odor complaints, dead animals, downed signs, vegetation removal, public or private ownership of trees, hazardous tree identification, and determine property lines and public right of way . • Receive and manage “one-call” locate requests to locate city owned water, sewer, stormwater and electrical. Use locating equipment/tools, maps and as-built information to assure locate requests are completed according to established time lines. • Communicate directly with customers either by telephone, email or face to face. Respond promptly to customer inquiries. Handle and resolve customer requests. • Research and evaluate all relevant information to handle customer inquiries. Record details of inquiries, comments and complaints in work order maintenance management system. Record details of actions taken; close out work orders in appropriate/timely manner. • Provide information and services to other City departments, outside agencies, and the general public. • Receive and assess/investigate reported outages to city owned street lighting systems. Maintain light receptacles in Town Center medians in working condition. Manage contractor(s) for any necessary repairs. • Monitor/manage placement of sandwich boards making sure they are not in the way of the walking public or in conflict with City Code. As necessary assist in monitor/manage and pick-up of campaign signs left over from elections. • Assist with emergency response (wind, rain, snow and ice storm events) and be able to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours. Assist with the removal and clean-up of hazardous spills. • Respond to and/or coordinate requests for barricades, cones and other traffic control devices for public (block parties) events. • Operate and maintain work vehicle and a variety of tools, equipment and supplies in a clean, safe and proper working condition. • Must have regular and predictable work attendance to fulfill the essential functions of the job. • Ability to drive a city vehicle and operate equipment. • Other duties as assigned. Qualification Requirements: • Record of good work attendance. • Must possess a positive attitude. • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. • Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize computer applications and software, including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Web Works (or other Maintenance Management System). • Certification in CDL-B, Water Distribution Specialist, first aid, traffic control and flagging required within first year of employment. • Ability to respond effectively to changing priorities while maintaining a sense of control and accomplish work tasks even with competing demands. • Ability to work independently with little supervision. • Ability to read maps, blueprints and schematics to locate storm, sanitary sewer and water lines, street lighting, and signalization for City owned utilities. • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Be able to prioritize for safety and performance. • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public. • Ensure compliance with and follow standard safety practices and procedures. • Valid WA driver’s license and good driving record. (Evidence of a good driving record is a condition of employment and will be checked.) Ability to drive a city vehicle. • Completion of an I-9 form, documenting eligibility to work in the United States. • Completion of a Nationwide and Washington State criminal history background check is required in order to determine any past conviction history of crimes against persons, sexual assault or exploitation, and sexual or physical abuse and must be able to pass a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act. Knowledge Of: • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. • Principles and practices of customer relations. • Principles and practices of traffic control, devices and set up requirements. • General municipal operations and structure. • Specialized construction, maintenance and repair procedures. • Principles and practices of emergency response. • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. • Operational characteristics of hand tools and equipment. • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Experience and Education: • Two years of customer service experience. • Two years of public works (storm water, sewer and water utilities, and streets) experience with some construction, maintenance or field investigation experience. • Utility Locating experience. • High School Diploma or GED. Working Conditions and Physical Abilities: CRT Technicians work independently in both a field and office environment. Field environment: travel from site to site in a City vehicle, exposure to fumes, gases, noise, dust, grease and odors, work in and around water and in inclement weather, work on slippery or uneven surfaces, work in and around traffic and heavy machinery, work at heights and in confined spaces. Office environment: sitting for prolonged periods of time, working with computer and keyboard. Work requires physical strength and agility necessary to perform heavy manual labor under all weather conditions including the ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and the ability to walk, stoop, bend, kneel, and crawl for extended periods of time. CRT Technicians must follow appropriate safety procedures and use of protective clothing and equipment including steel-toed shoes or boots, hard hats, eye/ear protection, rain gear, gloves, and traffic control equipment. Maintenance teams operate in a smoke and drug free work environment for their health, safety and productivity, as well as that of their customers. Drug and Alcohol Testing: The City of Mercer Island has a policy to maintain a work environment free of substance abuse. This policy applies to all current and prospective employees. Drug and alcohol testing is required for employees and candidates applying for safety sensitive positions or whose job requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This testing may be waived for job candidates if records are made available from another employer who tested the candidate in the last 6-months. Positive test results will be defined as an alcohol concentration over 0.02 or a positive test result for marijuana, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines or phencyclidines. All employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing a drug and alcohol test. Job candidates who test positive will be immediately terminated from consideration for employment.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS This position is Open Until Closed – First Review is Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm. Following the First Review date resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this recruitment notice. Selected candidates will be asked to answer a series of supplemental questions. Following the written supplemental questions process, selected candidates will be asked to participate in an interview tentatively scheduled for the week of March 2, 2015. Following the first round of interviews selected candidates will be invited for a second interview. A comprehensive reference check will occur on the top finalist following the interview process. Prior to being hired, the finalist will be subject to a Nationwide and WA state criminal history/background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
TO APPLY: ****** Visit: https://apply.govjobstoday.com/ click on City of Mercer Island to apply online for this position****** The City of Mercer Island is no longer accepting, faxed, walk-in, mailed hard copies or email submissions. If you do not have computer access many local government agencies have computer kiosk areas so you can apply online. Your local library and Washington State Worksource are also other alternatives for computer access. If you have any additional questions please call 206.275.7794. The City of Mercer Island is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and promotes a diverse work force. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA Accommodations made upon request. All City of Mercer Island employment offers are contingent on the applicant meeting the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act as set forth in EEOC Form 164 (EEO-9). This Act requires the City of Mercer Island to verify the identity of every new employee as well as their legal right to work in the United States. This verification requires you to complete the Government’s Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and present the required documentation on the first day of employment. City of Mercer Island; 9611 SE 36th Street; Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732 (206) 275-7600 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (425) 803-1751
Lead Maintenance Worker
Posted: February 19, 2015
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, the starting salary is $21.00 to $28.00 an hour DOE. Send resume to P O Box 100, North Lakewood WA 98259. This position will remain open until filled.
Posted: February 18, 2015
HD Fowler Company is the oldest and largest independent, family-owned distributor of waterworks, irrigation, pumps and wastewater treatment equipment in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest in America. We are a 100 year old family owned business where it is our company and employee mission to strive for excellence in all aspects of our business.
1. Job Title: Service Tech - Redmond, Oregon. Position Summary Independently manage and provide various services to customers of waterworks material distributor.
2. Primary Responsibilities and Duties • Perform hot and dry taps from ¾" to 12" diameter holes on various sizes and types of mainline pipe • Pressure test and chlorinate new and existing waterlines using an air-gas mixture • Provide flushing services that include standard de-chlorination and particle flush for private and commercial fire lines • Perform other services such as fire hydrant repair, bacterial samples, sewer testing, and vacuum testing • Communicate directly with customers and schedule your own appointments • Work with management to help ensure accurate pricing for services completed • Be responsible for maintenance, repair, and rental of machines and/or other shop equipment • Work in local branch's warehouse and customer service, and contribute to overall branch operations, when service workload allows • Participate in continuous education • Willingness and ability to learn and perform fusion services as requested • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
3. Minimum Qualifications • Experience performing the above tasks STRONGLY PREFERRED but not required • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills • Ditch safety certification or the ability to obtain it after hiring • Able to lift 75 lbs. on a daily basis, throughout shift • If not current on all tetanus and hepatitis vaccinations, will be required to become so prior to start date • Able to interact positively with, communicate clearly with, and effectively direct all types of coworkers and/or customers • Able to operate in a high-paced, demanding environment under a variety of climates and conditions • Able to work overtime and travel overnight (may include occasional evenings and weekends) • Able to work independently with minimal supervision • Valid state driver's license and clean driving record REQUIRED; License class: Class B WITH HAZMAT endorsement REQUIRED • HDPE experience a Plus EEO - Drug Test Required Excellent Benefit Package: Medical/Dental/Vision, Paid Time Off, 401k, Profit Sharing, Bonus and more! Salary DOE Entry Level starting at $19.25 DOE For more Employment Opportunities at HD Fowler Company please go to: http://www.hdfowler.com/Jobs.aspx
Water Hydroelectric Plant Operator
Posted: February 11, 2015
DATE OPEN: Monday, January 26, 2015
DATE CLOSED: Applications will be accepted until further notice.
SALARY: $41,488 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $59,633
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday, except holidays
Performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of hydroelectric and water pumping station equipment. Operates a computer to maintain the proper water supply levels by controlling the order of operation of various sized pumps using a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Reads and interprets the readings of various meters and graphs. Requires knowledge of the operating principles of hydroelectric and pumping station equipment such as pumps, motors, generators, and remote control panels. Performs related work as required. Employee will be required to work weekends and rotating shifts.
OPEN REQUIREMENTS: (All requirements must be met at the time of application.)
High school diploma or equivalent, and four years of experience in the operation of industrial or municipal high-volume pumps, motors, hydroelectric or diesel generators or related equipment. Satisfactory completion of college course work in engineering technology, water distribution technology, or equivalent industrial arts training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must obtain a Water Distribution Manager I certificate within one year of appointment and a Class "C" Commercial driver's license (CDL) with Hazardous Materials Endorsement within 90 days of appointment.
NOTE: Individuals in this classification possessing a Washington State Department of Health Water Distribution Manager II or higher certificate are eligible for a two-range pay adjustment. The pay adjustment is contingent on the budget process and Civil Service verification of the certification.
REQUIRED ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: (Must be received in our office by the closing date.)
Copies of required additional documents may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Verification of valid driver’s license
• DD Form 214 (Member-4) or NGB Form 22, if applicable (See RCW 41.04.010 as to how Veterans Preference is applied.)
The written examination will be conducted on the 4th floor of City Hall in the Civil Service Test Room. Testing dates will be scheduled as needed and candidates will be notified when to appear. Approximate duration of the test is 2 hours. The examination will consist of a written test. Weight is assigned as follows: written test 100%.
The written test may include such subjects as: Computer Knowledge; Reading & Interpreting Data; Equipment Maintenance; Theory of Electricity, Hydraulics, and Mechanics; Work Relations, Training, and Records; Plant Operations
NOTE: Electronic calculators are recommended for the examination and will be furnished by the City. Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the calculators prior to the examination.
To apply online or download and print an application, go to: www.spokanecity.org/jobs. To request an application be mailed to you, call the Civil Service office at (509) 625-6160. If mailing your application, submit to Civil Service Commission: 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3315, post marked no later than the closing date stated above.
Posted: February 9, 2015
Tracking Code 349-110
Installs, repairs, maintains and operates water distribution system facilities, grounds and associated equipment. Provide restoration of excavations in grass, sidewalks, roads and performing carpentry, cement work, painting and plumbing as necessary. Performing flow tests, leak surveys, line locations and water quality tests. Obtaining various required water samples and delivering them to lab for analysis. Locating mains and service lines.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Basic written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to lift up to 90 lbs. in repetitive motions, operates in inclement weather, and enter/exit manholes. Ability to read and interpret maps and use heavy equipment and various hand, gas, electric and hydraulic tools.
Required Experience •Valid state driver''s license, Class A CDL with tanker endorsement or ability to obtain.
•Appropriate state license or certification in distribution operation, or ability to obtain.
•Basic knowledge of groundwater distribution system.
•Ability to use heavy equipment and various hand, gas, electric and hydraulic tools.
•Knowledge of carpentry, cement work, welding, painting and plumbing.
Job Location Boise, Idaho, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary 21.40 - USD
How to apply https://unitedwater-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=349&company_id=30110&version=1&jobBoardId=1112
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
Posted: February 9, 2015
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager
The incumbent will be responsible for developing and overseeing environment, health and safety, and security programs throughout the Division that are compatible with United Water and SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT''S requirements and that allow management to monitor, verify, and strengthen compliance with regulations. Under limited direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and implements the environmental compliance, health and safety, and security programs for the Division; takes action to ensure compliance with federal and state safety, health and environmental regulations and requirements; advises managers on safe work methods and practices and the elimination of environmental hazards; investigates accidents, near misses, and chemical spill/release incidents, and prepares necessary reports to ensure proper reporting measures are met to all internal departments, as well as external regulatory agencies. Interface with corporate EHS team to implement corporate initiatives at the division and project level.
Serve as the contact for the Regulated Segment Environmental Compliance Assurance Program (ECAP), Health and Safety Program, Emergency Response Plan and other activities that enable UW Idaho and Water & Power Technologies to continually improve EH&S performance.
The role will require the oversight, operational support and coordination of all EHS programs, working with corporate and local legal, financial, engineering, and operations management teams to accelerate and improve the effectiveness of our EHS activities and ensure that events are reported in a timely and responsible manner. It will also carry responsibility to conduct investigations and develop/implement remedial programs, where necessary. Serves as local business unit Safety Committee leader.
•Bachelor of Science Degree in civil/environmental engineering or science field such as biology, chemistry, environmental science or equivalent
•Experience in the development/maintenance of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001/9001 compliance programs a plus.
•Working knowledge of federal environmental (EPA), health and safety (OSHA), and security (DHS) and corresponding State regulations.
•Working knowledge of wastewater and water treatment/collection/distribution would be an advantage or will have to be learned within a short timeframe after employment, similar experience in laboratory testing would be of value.
•Proficiency with MS Office Suite computer applications is essential.
•Strong leadership, organizational, technical, communication and presentation skills required.
•Good knowledge of DOT regulations is needed and DOT Supervisor Training is desired
•Desired, but not required, certifications include:
- Authorization by the OSHA Training Institute as an authorized instructor on OSHA Standards for general industry.
- CSP (Certified Safety Professional), or ability to acquire CSP designation.
- CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager)
- Certifications issued by AWWA and other recognized industrial safety organizations on topics relevant to conducting specific safety training courses and responding to hazardous materials handling operations and chemical spill/release incidents.
•5-7 years of related experience in EH&S compliance. Working knowledge of operational aspects of Water and Wastewater industry would be an advantage.
Boise, Idaho, United States
How to apply
Water Distribution Operator
Posted: February 9, 2015
The City of Moscow, located in the beautiful North Idaho panhandle, is seeking a team-oriented individual to fill a full-time Water Distribution Operator in its Water Department.
Moscow enjoys the comfort of small town life with the cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities of a larger city. Beautiful surroundings and a moderate, four-season climate combined with the home of the University of Idaho make Moscow a great place to live and work.
Essential job functions may include: assisting with the installation of new water mains and services; maintenance and repair of water mains, service lines, hydrants, meters, and other components of the distribution system; reading meters; and investigating customer complaints.
Successful candidates will have knowledge of basic utility construction, maintenance, and repair methods and equipment as well as basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Providing excellent customer service and the ability to interact respectfully with colleagues and members of the public is expected at all times.
Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent is required plus the following:
For Operator II: Class B CDL (commercial driver’s license) and Idaho Level II Operator License in water distribution.
For Operator III: Class B CDL (commercial driver’s license) and Idaho Level III Operator License in water distribution.
Starting pay is as followings (Level of appointment and rate per hour is dependent on qualifications):
Operator II: $16.49 – 20.38/hour
Operator III: $19.24 – 23.77/hour
The City offers a full range of benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance; paid life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).
A completed City of Moscow Application for Employment and a cover letter are required. You may obtain an application from Moscow City Hall, 206 East Third Street, or by calling 208-883-7000, or by visiting the City’s website at www.ci.moscow.id.us. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. The position is open until filled with the first application review scheduled for March 12, 2015.
The City of Moscow will accord a preference in employment to eligible veterans.
Director of Engineering
Posted: February 9, 2015
Director of Engineering
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 portfolio. 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.
•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
•Good 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
•Effective oral and written communication skills
•Must possess a valid Idaho state driver’s license
•Minimum 15 years experience as project engineer or engineering management
for water utility projects including: 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
•Understanding of and experience in private utility business and regulations
•Understanding of and experience in western water rights laws/practices a
Boise, Idaho, United States
How to apply
https://unitedwater-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.presubmission (if hyperlink does not work, copy and paste into web browser)
Water Treatment Supervisor
Posted: January 21, 2015
WATER TREATMENT SUPERVISOR ($4,755-$6,069/mo. with excellent benefits) 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 email@example.com. This position is open until filled. 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.