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Waterworks Operator

James City Service Authority seeks career minded individuals to perform experienced work operating, maintaining, repairing the JCSA's water production facilities including wells, storage units and booster stations and related mechanical equipment. This is a full-time position with career ladder advancements. Work shift: M-F 6:30am-3pm. Requires rotational on-call responsibilities. 


Water Treatment Plant Operator – Night Shift

The City of Galax is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of night shift Water Treatment Plant Operator in the Public Utilities Department. 

 Can be a Trainee or up to a Class II Operator. The successful candidate’s duties may include flushing hydrants and checking water pumping stations; perform equipment maintenance and lubrication; perform routing building and grounds maintenance including cleaning, mowing and painting. Duties and responsibilities increase with higher certifications. Possession of high school diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to obtain a Virginia Class II DPOR License Certification in Water in a reasonable time frame. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license, and the ability and willingness to obtain an appropriate commercial driver’s license, valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Application and complete job description are available at 111 E. Grayson St. or online at www.galaxva.com. Submit the completed application and release form to City of Galax, Judy Bolt, Human Resources Director, 111 E. Grayson Street, Galax, VA 24333 or email to jbolt@galaxva.com. This position is open until filled. The City of Galax is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Staunton Public Works Department is seeking applicants to join its team as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Successful candidate operates water treatment plant equipment such as pumps, control panels, chemical feeders, filters, repairs and adjusts equipment, maintains properties, records reading of gauges, tanks and meters, dispatches emergency services for public works activities. HS diploma/GED/equivalent training, ability to keep records, prepare accurate reports and perform mathematical computations required. Experience in mechanical systems and/or valid VA Waterworks License preferred. Consideration will be given to a trainee with ability to obtain license within 18 months of hire. Hiring Range: $14.22 – $18.25/hr DOQ/E (+) excellent benefits including health insurance and retirement. Position works 12-hour shifts, including weekends and holidays. This position is open until filled. EOE. Apply on line at: City of Staunton Employment

Systems Analyst/Developer I or II

Salary Range: Please go to www.acsawater.com/employment for details.

Job Class: Non-Exempt

Augusta County Service Authority is seeking a non-exempt full-time Systems Analyst/Developer I or II. Systems Analyst/Developer participates in information services program development and management in coordination with department directors and supervisors; prepares and maintains systems, records, and files. This position will perform scripting/programming in SQL, SQL Report Builder, ASP/VBScript, PHP, C#, and AS/400 environments. Provide analytical support as needed, provide database integration support between various software applications, package software applications for network deployment, maintain software update/patch appliance, maintain hardware and update firmware on various systems as needed, and provide web design and maintenance for ACSA.

Additional responsibilities include overseeing setup and deployment of mobile devices, copying and scanning equipment maintenance, investigate and resolve script, report, and software application issues. Troubleshoot problems with hardware, software, network, remote access connectivity, and related communication systems.

Analyst/Developer I must possess an Associate Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or any combination of relevant education and experience in these fields. Analyst/Developer II must possess a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field; prefer (2) years previous experience and/or training in relevant information technology and/or computer operations.

An application with resume can be submitted on our website at www.acsawater.com. A detailed job description is available for review online.

Employment applications are available at Augusta County Service Authority Administration & Engineering Office located at 18 Government

Center Lane, Verona, VA. Benefits include, health, dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, and Virginia Retirement System. Monday -Friday work schedule. Equal Opportunity Employer. Posting is open until filled.

The Town of Drakes Branch is looking for a full-time person to train as a wastewater operator with a valid driver’s license, must pass a physical exam and criminal background check. The successful candidate must be willing to attend training classes as needed to obtain a VA Class III wastewater license. The job also requires other duties that include maintenance of lines and equipment throughout the system and assisting with other duties as directed by the town. Some benefits included and pay is negotiable. An application can be obtained by calling 434-568-3091, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by e-mail at drakesbr@hovac.com. EOE

POSITON OPENING: Virginia Department of Health – Office of Drinking Water Working 

Title: Public Health Engineering Division Director Role 

Title: Arch/Engring Mgr II - 39054 

Job Open Date: 11/06/2018 

Job Close Date: Jobs close at 11:59pm EST/EDT. 

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1 

Hiring Range: Negotiable to $114,000 

Agency: Dept of Health (601) 

Location: Richmond (City) - 760 

Position Number: WA031 

Job Posting Number: 1044739 

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried) 

Pay Band: 06 

Job Description: This position is assigned as the Deputy Office Director for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Drinking Water (ODW) to effectively manage operations of ODW Technical Services, Field Offices, and Data Management programs; including, but not limited to, planning, implementation, and monitoring of policies, administrative programs and regulatory actions as they impact ODW to ensure public health protections. This position reports to the ODW Office Director and acts as the engineer in responsible charge on behalf of ODW. Five (5) Field Office Directors, Technical Services Director, and the Data Management Director will report directly to this position. The position is responsible for supervising the operation of the comprehensive program along with effective communications across the Commonwealth regarding the consistency of policies and procedures; support and represent ODW (under the ODW Director's guidance) during General Assembly, Board of Health, and various other public and governmental forums, and interactions with the Office of the State Health Commissioner. This position is responsible for coordinating and directing ODW's response and rapid resolution of critical drinking water issues. The position will allocate resources and evaluate ongoing operations to maximize utilization of fiscal resources, functions as program/operations advisor to the ODW Director, and serves as the Acting ODW Director whenever the ODW Director is absent. The position is based in the Central Office in downtown Richmond. Minimum 

Qualifications: This position requires a BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering and licensure as a Professional Engineer in Virginia. The successful candidate shall possess extensive engineering experience and knowledge of drinking water programs, management and administration, and environmental federal/state laws and regulations; the ability to effectively convey technical and operational information and reports in oral and written communications to a diverse audience. 

Preferred Qualifications: This position prefers an MS in Civil or Environmental Engineering and extensive experience in the regulatory oversight of waterworks. 

Special Requirements: Position is open until filled with reviews beginning on 11/30/2018. 

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Services Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. 

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (VA Code 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: A cover letter and completed state application including previous employment, salary history and education must be submitted online at Virginia Jobs for consideration; https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Only online applications will be accepted. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will NOT be considered. Incomplete applications with vacant answer fields will be screened out. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on the closing date. Applicants requiring visa sponsorship need not apply. 

Further Information: https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=1304380 Optional Applicant Documents: Resume Cover Letter Required Applicant Documents Contact Information: Kathey Wallace Email: Kathey.Wallace@vdh.virginia.gov


Job Description

DATE: July 2008

REVISED: October 2018

JOB TITLE: Director of Treatment Operations

DEPARTMENT: Treatment Operations FLSA: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director Category: Essential

SUPERVISES: Treatment Operations Superintendent, Lab & Compliance Manager,

Office Technician, Instrumentation and Controls Manager and Facility Maintenance



Manages the Treatment Operations department. Management responsibilities include personnel, plants, and equipment used to collect, treat, and dispose of waterborne domestic and industrial waste, including maintenance of all ACSA facilities, instrumentation and controls. Responsible for treating and disinfecting drinking water supplies safely, efficiently and in accordance with specified procedures, quality standards, and budgets.  Responsible for preparation of management reports for planning, budgeting and operational analysis.


1. Supervise Treatment Operations Superintendent, Laboratory & Compliance Manager, Instrumentation and Controls Manager, Facility Maintenance Supervisor, and Office Technician. Provide leadership to achieve goals for the Treatment Operations Department as developed by this position. Plan and prioritize work assignments, conduct performance evaluations, reward and discipline subordinate employees in a timely manner in accordance with Service Authority policies.

2. Direct the planning and operations for three advanced wastewater treatment facilities and six smaller facilities; as well as all water treatment facilities. Review plans and specifications and assist with the management of construction on capital projects at treatment facilities. Develop staffing needs and insure that appropriate training and reviews are provided. Establish Standards of Operation to maintain the highest quality of operational performance. Maintain a plan to achieve compliance with all regulatory requirements.

3. Prepare the annual departmental operating budget coordinate equipment purchases and repairs with vendors, establish and maintain procedures and control in order to manage the department within budget guidelines. Analyze periodic reports to compare actual results with the budget and take corrective action when indicated. Coordinate all resources, develop and maintain an energy management program to provide cost-effective operations.

4. Develop long range plans to ensure compliance with changing regulations to ensure sufficient capacity to meet future needs.

5. Communicate and coordinate activities with regulatory agencies regarding operational and compliance issues.

6. Direct the operations of the instrumentation and controls and maintenance groups and maintenance activities of the water and wastewater departments.

7. Co-ordinate maintenance activities with the Service Authority Maintenance Supervisor.

8. Establish an effective safety program and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

9. Initiate programs that lead to improvement of product quality, decreased effluent pollutants, lower costs, and overall efficiency. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Department of Transportation (DOT), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and other federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

10. Direct the daily operation of all water booster stations and sewer pump stations. Insure that proper operation and maintenance is performed to meet system needs and maintain regulatory compliance.

11. Collect, interpret, act on, and disseminate operational information, including the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Prepare monthly operational summary reports as requested. Maintain operational and maintenance manuals for all facilities according to approved format.

12. Oversees and responsible for Sara Title III, and SDS programs. Works with the Safety Manager to maintain SPCC plan.

13. Establish training goals for operators and facility maintenance employees to ensure training objectives are met. Develop and encourage personnel to identify new ideas or procedures to achieve higher levels of wastewater treatment efficiency.

14. Input information to a personal computer, write reports, prepare worksheets and maintain accurate and timely records.

15. Assure that all facilities, work areas, equipment, and grounds are maintained in a clean and orderly manner.


1. Performs work in a typical office environment (50% of time) and works in outside weather conditions (50% of time).

2. Subject to contact with liquid water, wastewater and vapors, confined space, electricity, hazardous materials, and blood borne pathogens while performing duties. Occasional exposure to dust, fumes, noise, extreme heat/cold, uneven terrain, and heights.

3. Frequent sitting, standing, repetitive movements, and driving a motor vehicle. Occasional exposure to walking, lifting (up 50 pounds without assistance), carrying (up to 50 pounds without assistance), pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, stooping/bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, and grasping.

4. Required to work irregular schedules on an as needed basis, which includes night duty, weekends, and holidays. Subject to call-in for emergency assignments.

5. Must be accessible by phone.


1. Pre-employment drug test

2. Pre-employment physical

3. Pre-employment driving record review

4. This position is considered a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


1. Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or equivalent from an accredited college or university; at least ten (10) years of experience in water and wastewater operations including five (5) years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.

2. Class I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License and a Class “3” Public Water Supply Operator Certificate is highly preferred.

3. Ability to communicate both verbally and written in English to understand directions and procedures.

4. Must have thorough knowledge of water and wastewater treatment principles and operations, related regulatory requirements (Virginia Department of Health, Department of Environmental Quality, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Hazardous Materials, etc.) computer systems, technical report writing; possess significant mechanical, hydraulic, instrumentation, and electrical knowledge; ,

5. Ability to perform several complex tasks at the same time.

6. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, regulatory staff, consulting engineers, contractors, vendors, agency officials, and co-workers.

7. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License.


Computer, cellular device, motor vehicle, and all treatment facility equipment.


1. Must observe all safety rules and regulations for confined space, trenching, lock out tag out, fall protection, working with asbestos, driving equipment, hazard communication, slips, trips, and falls, and any other safety hazard related to your position. Must wear protective equipment as required (e.g., uniforms, eye protection, hearing protection, hard hat, gloves, safety shoes, seat belts etc.)

2. May not operate any equipment without prior training.

3. Must attend all safety meetings.

4. Responsible for safety of employees.





EMPLOYEE: _____________________________ DATE: ______________

SUPERVISOR: ___________________________ DATE: ______________

Job Description
DATE: June 4, 1999
REVISED: September 2018
JOB TITLE: Senior Staff Accountant or Staff Accountant
DEPARTMENT: Finance FLSA: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Accounting Supervisor Category: Non-Essential


Perform complex professional accounting and financial work for the Landfill and Service Authority, as assigned, with minimal supervision. Backup the Accounting Supervisor, as necessary, in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department and insuring compliance with ACSA purchasing and accounting procedures. 


1. As assigned, review and/or prepare Landfill financial reports as well as audit schedules, documents, and account analysis on an as needed basis for the annual audit and computation of periodic reimbursement claims. Assist in accounting duties that may require researching accounting issues and bank or account reconciliations and analysis as well as creating journal entries in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Reporting Standards.
2. Back up the Accounting Supervisor in overseeing the daily operations of the finance department which may include  reviewing others accounting work to ensure proper adherence to Service Authority accounting procedures and maintenance of internal control as well as cross-training in critical areas, with emphasis on the daily operations of the computerized financial systems. Document procedures and crosstrain others in specifically assigned areas of responsibility.

3. May be assigned specific projects and areas of responsibility that could include coordination of interfaces with warehouse inventory and billing systems; project and the performance of other duties as assigned.


1. Work is performed in a typical office environment. Normal sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, grasping are required. Repetitive movement using keyboard and office equipment is involved.
2. Minimal lifting is required (e.g., a 20 pound box of paper).
3. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Job Description: Senior Staff Accountant Page 2 of 3
4. Occasional weekday or weekend overtime is required.
5. Must be able to fulfill bonding requirements.
6. Must possess the ability to deal with and maintain confidentiality of information.
7. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid Virginia Driver's License.

8. Must possess a device for means of communication (ex. phone or email.) 


1. Pre-employment drug test
2. Pre-employment physical
3. Pre-employment driving record review

4. Annual driving record review


1. Senior Staff Accountant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, or equivalent coursework, training and professional experience. Prefer some experience in governmental or fund accounting. Staff Accountant must possess an
Associate’s Degree or equivalent college-level coursework, with a minimum of (2) years of experience in general accounting.
2. Requires the ability to communicate in English, verbally and written. Requires the ability to understand written and verbal directions, procedures, and communicate to others.
3. Must have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Standards. Must be proficient in the use of current computer software for the office (email, office related computer systems and software, data analysis, and report preparation utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and other data base applications). Prefer a working knowledge of the Internet, basic research, and electronic data communications.
4. Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract, multiply and divide; to determine percentages and decimals; to utilize basic systems of algebra and to utilize statistical theory and inference.
5. Ability to perform several tasks at the same time.
6. Must be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

7. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, agency officials, visitors, and co-workers.


1. Must observe all ACSA safety rules and regulations (lifting safety, wearing seat belts, awareness of slip, trip, and fall hazards, etc.).

2. Must attend monthly administrative safety meetings.





EMPLOYEE: _____________________________ DATE: ______________
SUPERVISOR: ___________________________ DATE: ______________

The Town of Dublin is taking applications for the full time position of Assistant Superintendent for the Utility Department. Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED, 2-3 years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience with Public Utilities. Applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license with commercial driver’s license endorsement (CDL), or ability to obtain one within six (6) months. Backhoe experience a must and a plus. A full benefit package will be offered, including medical/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave, paid holidays and retirement. Applications may be picked up at the Dublin Town Center located at 101 Dublin Park Rd during regular business hours of 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday. Questions can be directed to Kim Dalton, Human Resources at 540-674-4731 or by email to kdalton@dublintown.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The Town of Dublin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Utility Plant Supervisor or Utility Plant Operator: Trainee, I, II or Senior
Town of Leesburg
Regular Full-Time
$38,384-$100,856 DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
The Utilities Department is a hard working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence. The Water Pollution Control Division (WPCD) is responsible for the safe and efficient treatment of wastewater generated within the Leesburg service area and the subsequent stabilization and disposal of the solid wastes produced to ensure the protection of public health and the environment.
The WPCD is seeking an entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operator, or supervisor.
Come join our team!
Required: HS/GED; ability to obtain a Class IV Wastewater Operator License for Water Pollution Control within one (1) year of employment; ability to obtain a Class III Wastewater Operator License for Water Pollution Control within three (3) years of obtaining Class IV license as issued by the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR); possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment; knowledge in MS Suite applications and computer program applications appropriate to the position; available and able to work various shifts (nights, weekends and holidays); completion of relevant NIMS ICS training courses within six (6) months of hire date.
Preferred: Considerable supervisory training, skills and experience over staff members specializing in the operations of a treatment facility; possession of a valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements and a safe driving record; bilingual in English/Spanish.
TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online.
Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.
Maury Service Authority Maintenance Lead
The Maury Service Authority (MSA) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Maintenance Superintendent at the 3mgd wastewater treatment plant. Applicants should have experience in wastewater treatment maintenance, and management. Must be able to work independently, and be a self-starter. Must be organized and have experience working with regulatory agencies. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. This full-time position comes with a generous benefits package, VRS retirement plan, and Holiday pay. A more detailed job description, and application can be obtained by calling 540-463-3566 or emailing c.shea@msaplant.org The MSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Maury Service Authority Solids Handling Manager
The Maury Service Authority (MSA) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Solids Handling Manager at the 3mgd wastewater treatment plant. Applicants should have experience in wastewater treatment biosolids handling. Must be organized and have experience working with regulatory agencies. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. This full-time position comes with a generous benefits package, VRS retirement plan, and Holiday pay. A more detailed job description, and application can be obtained by calling 540-463-3566 or emailing c.shea@msaplant.org The MSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Town of Keysville is currently seeking a candidate for a Water Treatment Plant Operator. This person must be able to successfully operate the water treatment plant and distribution system (both manually and using the SCADA system) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Health Department including daily testing, sampling, etc. This person must be capable of creating the monthly report required by the Virginia Department of Health. This person is responsible for everything inside the fence at the water treatment plant, as well as the equipment and pumps at the water treatment facilities— the lake pumping facility, the ground storage tank, the elevated tanks, the distribution system up to, and including, the individual water meters. This person must be capable of performing routine maintenance on all equipment, as necessary. This person must be capable of foreseeing any problems and advising the Mayor of any potential problems. This person must maintain adequate inventory of chemicals and equipment and be able to request materials, equipment, and chemicals through written purchase requests to the town office. He/she may assist any other town employee in any of their duties when

necessary and perform other duties as assigned by the Mayor or his/her designated representative.


1) A valid Virginia state drivers’ license.
2) A high school education or its equivalent.
3) Class I or II Water Operator License. This employee should be licensed by the State of Virginia to operate a water treatment plant. Continuing education classes are required to retain this license.
4) Desire and ability to cross-train to run the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
5) Excellent physical condition as well as the ability and willingness to work in adverse weather conditions and at odd hours in an emergency situation. At Mayor and/or Council’s request a random drug and/or alcohol test may be required.
6) An understanding of basic mathematics and computation with some mechanical ability.

7) Ability and willingness to work on his/her own with limited supervision.

Salary is dependent upon experience.

Job Type: Full-time
  •  Water Treatment: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Class I or II Water License (Required)
In the meantime, we are also looking for someone temporary to help us run our plant until this full-time position can be filled.
Engineer I or Engineer II
Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Engineer I or II. The Engineer provides technical
assistance in the areas of water/wastewater system growth and development, system operation/treatment, equipment maintenance and operation, design and construction of new facilities, facility upgrades, equipment repair/replacements, and related programs that require skill, experience, creativity, knowledge, judgment, and timely completion. Assist with various programs including, but not limited to, water loss and leak detection, water system hydraulic modeling, sewer system analysis and rehabilitation and pumping/booster station analysis. Supports the planning, design, and management of capital construction projects for the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and construction of new or replacement water and waste water facilities. Provides cost and timing input regarding projects for capital budget needs. Ideal candidate must possess an Engineering Degree with emphasis on fields related to the design/construction of water and waste water facilities or any combination of relevant education and experience in water/wastewater or similar working environment. Engineer II must have 5+ years of experience in the design/construction of water and waste water facilities and must be a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.) Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing, to understand directions, procedures, maintain records, and effectively communicate with others. Must have knowledge of or the ability to learn the design, construction and operation of water, and wastewater, systems; construction and maintenance estimating; personal computer and related office and engineering software (MS Office, AutoCAD, ArcGIS).

An application with resume can be submitted on our website at www.acsawater.com. A detailed job description is available for review online. Employment applications are available at Augusta County Service Authority Administration & Engineering Office located at 18 Government Center Lane, Verona, VA. Benefits include, health, dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, personal days, and Virginia Retirement System. Monday -Friday work schedule with no on-call requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer. Open until filled.

Salary: $55,000+ Based on experience and licensing.