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VRWA has an immediate opening for a Water Circuit Rider

and

January 1 - VRWA will have an opening for a Wastewater Technician

Take a look at the job requirements below and come join our family!

VRWA has an IMMEDIATE Opening for a Water Circuit Rider 

Come Join Our “Family Team” and Apply Today!

Requirements – 

 Multi-year employment required in working for, operating, maintaining, or managing a rural/community water system 

 Have a water license 

 Well-rounded technical knowledge of rural and small system needs and methods of meeting those needs 

 Technical knowledge of operating, maintaining and managing a rural/community water system 

 An understanding of budget/financial conditions 

 Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with operators, decision makers, regulatory, agencies and other professionals 

 Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements 

 Knowledge of use of equipment such as leak detecting, line locators, etc 

 Willingness to travel extensively 

 Ability to work alone and as part of a diverse team 

 Possession of a valid State of Virginia Driver’s License & reliable transportation (required) 

Responsibilities – 

 Assist a minimum of 30 water systems per month 

 Provide on-site assistance geographically around the state 

 Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, vulnerability assessment, security, loan applications, health and environmental issues 

 Provide the type of assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing” 

 Prioritize requests to ensure coverage of water/systems with serious health/or economic problems first 

 Develops informational articles for dissemination 

 Responds to inquiries from facilities, consumers, government agencies and others regarding technical matters. 

Excellent benefits – health, dental insurance packets, 401K, plus more….Work from your home, VRWA provides the necessary tools to complete your duties and responsibilities. Salary depending on qualifications - DOQ 

Send resumes to Myrica Keiser, Virginia Rural Water Association, 2138 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or mkeiser@vrwa.org 

EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

VRWA has a Wastewater Technician Opening 

 VRWA is looking to fill a Wastewater Technician position beginning Jan 1, 2020. 

Come join us! 

 Requirements – 

 Multi-year employment required in working for, operating, maintaining, or managing a rural/community wastewater system 

 Has a wastewater license 

 Well-rounded technical knowledge of rural and small system needs and methods of meeting those needs 

 Technical knowledge of operating, maintaining and managing a rural/community water/wastewater system 

 An understanding of budget/financial conditions

 Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with operators, decision makers, regulatory, agencies and other professionals 

 Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements 

 Willingness to travel extensively 

Responsibilities – 

 Provide on-site assistance geographically around the state 

 Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, vulnerability assessment, security, loan applications, health and environmental issues 

 Provide the type of assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing” 

 Prioritize requests to ensure coverage of wastewater/systems with serious health/or economic problems first 

 Develops informational articles for dissemination 

 Responds to inquiries from facilities, consumers, government agencies and others regarding technical matters 

Excellent benefits – health, dental insurance packets, 401K, plus more….Work from your home, VRWA provides the necessary tools to complete your duties and responsibilities. Salary - DOQ 

Send resumes to Myrica Keiser, Virginia Rural Water Association, 2138 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or mkeiser@vrwa.org 

 EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA invites applications for the position of: Waterworks Operator 

SALARY: $43,912.00 - $68,064.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE: 11/13/19 

CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: The Prince George County Utility Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Waterworks Operator. This position will be responsible for performing operations, maintenance and repairs on water production facilities, equipment and related appurtenances. This position reports to the Utility Operations Manager. This is moderate manual work requiring intermittent lifting of objects weighing at least 30 pounds or more. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm's length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. The worker may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. This position may involve call-out for after-hours work activities. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Thorough knowledge of water chemistry, sampling, and chemical and biological analytical methods in determining water quality and treatment requirements; skilled in mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work related to pumps, instrumentation, valves, piping, meters and other water related equipment and processes; thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations that apply to the operation of a Waterworks; analytical techniques and methods including water treatment and processes. Thorough knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the operations of a waterworks and the ability to operate waterworks equipment; ability to perform manual and semiskilled labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable conditions; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers, supervisor and coworkers. Ability to perform mathematical calculations to calculate chemical dosages, convert units of weights and measures and perform laboratory tests, checking of meters, instrumentation and calibration of testing, and pumping equipment verifications. Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent required with related water utility experience preferred. Preferred 3 to 5 years of experience in the inspection, maintenance and repair of water production facilities. Must possess, or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire, a class IV or greater waterworks operator license; and must maintain all required continuing education requirements to retain the class IV waterworks operator license. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must have a valid Virginia Driver's License; may work beyond normal scheduled hours; may be assigned routine scheduled coverage responsibilities under call-out policy; must wear uniform according to standards, including safety equipment. 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov/ 

Prince George County 6602 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875 804.722.8669 

hr@princegeorgecountyva.gov Position #WO112019 WATERWORKS OPERATOR WJ 

Waterworks Operator Supplemental Questionnaire 
* 1. Do you have any experience as a Waterworks Operator? Yes No 
2. If you answered "Yes" to question number one, please explain your experience. 
* 3. Do you have a valid Waterworks Operators License? Yes No 
* 4. Do you possess previous work experience in the field of water and wastewater utility? Yes No 
* 5. Do you possess at minimum a high school diploma, GED or equivalent? Yes No 
* 6. Do you currently possess a valid driver's license? Yes No 
* Required Question

PLANT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR 

Town of Culpeper 

Full-Time – Excellent Benefits 

Salary Range - $50,481.25 - $80,770.00 

The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Plant Maintenance Supervisor. The successful candidate will perform difficult work supervising and participating in the work of a maintenance staff engaged in mechanical, electrical, and electronic maintenance and repair work at the municipal water and wastewater plants and related facilities; coordinating all purchasing of equipment, materials, and repair supplies necessary to ensure the operation of the treatment facilities; preparing reports and documentation to include budgetary tracking, purchase order requisitions, repair/equipment records, fuels records, etc.; coordinating contractual repairs and services as required; assisting operational staff by running or assigning maintenance staff to operate process equipment; and perform related tasks as required. 

Candidate must have thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, tools and techniques of equipment repair associated with water and wastewater treatment plants; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with equipment maintenance work; ability to diagnose mechanical trouble in machines and mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to read and understand blue prints, electrical and electronic schematics, mechanical and pneumatic schematics, and equipment manuals; ability to prepare plans and detailed reports and maintain records; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and extensive experience in treatment plant repair, maintenance, and operation. Possession of a CDL valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. Application and position profile are available at www.culpeperva.gov. Open until filled. EOE

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Job Ad 

The Town of Grottoes is accepting applications for a Full-Time Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator. 

FLSA Exempt status with fantastic Benefits package, included VRS Retirement. The WWTPO is responsible for all operations of the Town’s Waste Water Treatment plant, to include performing laboratory and field testing, making adjustments to plant for efficient and safe operations, reports to appropriate regulatory agencies, facility permit compliance and renewal, preventative maintenance of equipment and maintains the plant and grounds. Assists with Capital Planning for Treatment Plant and Waste-Water needs for the Town. Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work effectively with low supervision. Position requires a flexible schedule for appropriate plant operations, to include weekends or evenings if necessary. Reports to the Public Works Director and must ensure he is kept informed of operations. Applications available online at www.ci.grottoes.va.us. Please send application and resume to Nathan Garrison; Town Manager at POB 146 Grottoes, VA 24441. Deadline to apply is November 12th, 2019 by 5pm.

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Must have valid Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Operator License or higher. Thorough knowledge of Waste-Water Treatment operations and general maintenance procedures. Experience with Microsoft Office products and standard office software. Ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs. 

Preferred Requirements: Associates or Bachelor’s degree, at least 3 to 5 years experience in a Supervisory position at a Waste Water Treatment facility, Class 4 Virginia State Waterworks Operator or higher.

JOB TITLE: WASTEWATER PLANT MANAGER 

DEPARTMENT: WATER RESOURCES 

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF WATER RESOURCES 

CLASSIFICATION: GRADE 14 

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT 

NATURE OF WORK This is responsible managerial and technical work in the operation of the wastewater plant and associated sludge-handling facilities. Work involves managing and directing the activities of operating, laboratory and sludge-handling personnel while optimizing plant performance, minimizing expenditures, maintaining records and preparing reports. Work is performed under the general direction of the Water and Wastewater Plants Manager. An employee in this capacity is expected to initiate and/or oversee special projects. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK Inspects and analyzes process equipment and records and takes appropriate action to insure optimum operation and adherence to regulatory and operational standards. Collects data, organizes and maintains records for special investigations and projects; prepares monthly reports; maintains plant records and files; prepares work schedules and leave reports; oversees and directs plant operations. Responds to emergency calls involving plant operations; operates plant when necessary, performing duties of a Wastewater Plant Operator I. Develops and modifies Standard Operational and Laboratory Procedures. Prepares and conducts performance evaluations. Participates in the selection of employees and provides considerable input into the advancement, training, promotion and discipline of employees. Investigates and implements regulatory changes and permit requirements. Facilitates regulatory inspectors and responds to deficiencies. Requisitions and maintains inventory of process chemicals, lab ware and laboratory chemicals, and plant supplies. Evaluates performance of process chemicals. Prepares bid specifications and aids maintenance personnel in specification and procurement of parts and equipment. Coordinates activities of operations, sludge handling and maintenance to insure congruity among personnel. Performs related work as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF WORK Considerable responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; graduation from high school (or the equivalent); supplemented by college-level courses in chemistry, biology, engineering or plant operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant: Knowledge of and ability to perform all duties required of a Class I Wastewater Plant Operator. Familiarity with regulatory standards and reporting requirements. Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work. Knowledge of management and supervisory theories sufficient to be able to mange, supervise and coordinate complex wastewater plant activities. Ability to analyze operational problems and conditions and to take appropriate corrective action. Ability to keep records and prepare reports. Considerable computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with superiors, fellow employees and the public. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Physical ability and agility to traverse a six-acre plant site, negotiate stairs and to handle and use a 35 to 50 pound breathing apparatus and chlorine container repair kit. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must hold a valid Class I Wastewater Works license as issued by the Virginia State Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

To apply go to https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=cm266&fs=1.0em

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. 

Posting Date: 10/17/2019 

Salary Range: Based on experience. 

Job Class: Non-Exempt

Inframark LLC is looking for a Lead Operator for the Chatham VA WWTP.

Must have a Class 3 License or higher. 

Can apply at Inframark.Com.

Waterworks Operator: (Apprentice/I/II/III/IV) 

Salary DOQ + Full-Time County Benefits. 

The James City Service Authority seeks career minded individuals to perform experienced work operating, maintaining, and repairing the JCSA’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (RO Plant) including related mechanical equipment. This is a full-time position with career ladder advancements.

https://jobs.jamescitycountyva.gov/application/externalapplicants/login/default.aspx

AUGUSTA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY - WASTE WATER PLANT OPERATOR ASSISTANT 

Performs routine tasks, tests, and applies judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of wastewater at treatment facilities and/or pump stations; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Superintendent, Supervisor and/or Senior Operator of the Wastewater Department. Operates domestic wastewater treatment systems including chemical, physical, and microbiological processes. May be assigned to and operate any ACSA wastewater facility and/or process. Conducts inspections of facility; observes process control parameters via SCADA, various instrumentation screens, and results of laboratory analyses; and anticipates and plans for flow changes and treatment system adjustments. Responds to all alarms, failures, and process needs occurring at any wastewater facility. Observes operations of chemical feed systems, and replenishes as needed, monitors and measures feed rates on a regular and timely basis, adjusts feed rates to meet treatment needs and operating permit goals and requirements. Collects samples, collects and submits to central laboratory all required samples, interprets tests results and makes corresponding treatment process changes where necessary, and conducts special tests as required by supervisor. Understands plant valving and piping systems and makes changes to flow patterns as needed. Performs preventive and minor maintenance on equipment and assists maintenance personnel as needed. Checks pump stations, operates filter press, cleans basins, and assists in filter testing while on utility shifts. Performs general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Performs duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to personnel and safety policies and practices and observe and adhere to all safety regulations. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school and some experience in activities that require following both written and oral instructions and in using mathematics. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License. 

An application with résumé may be submitted on our website at https://www.acsawater.com/PlantOperatorAssitant12. A detailed job description is available for review online. Benefits include, health (low cost to employee), dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, and Virginia Retirement System. 

Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Position open until filled. 

Salary based on experience. 

This position requires some evening shifts. 

 Posting Date: 9/4/19 

Job Status: Non-Exempt

Shenandoah County Shenandoah County is currently recruiting for the full time position of Public Utilities Operations Coordinator.

The position reports to the Director of Public Services, and coordinates projects, operations and maintenance of the County’s two sanitary districts, as well as the County’s North Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Ops Coordinator will take a leading role in capital project management, strategic planning, and asset management. 

This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position with a competitive benefits package, including Virginia Retirement System, paid health and dental insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday leave. Compensation will depend on the successful candidate’s experience, education and qualifications. The position is on a grade 20 of the County’s pay scale with a preferred starting salary range of $45,144 to $67,016. 

Submit a cover letter, resume and references as well as a completed Shenandoah County employment application to Patrick Felling, Director of Public Services, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664. Electronic submissions may be emailed to jobs@shenandoahcountyva.us. For a complete Job Description and County Application please see the links provided below. Position will be open until filled, with a first review date of September 16, 2019. 

Application-for-Employment 

Job Description: Public Utilities Operations Coordinator 

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TITLE: Utility Maintenance Technician

PW/26 DEPARTMENT: Public Works, City of Franklin

JOB SUMMARY: This position performs technical and non-technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the City’s utility systems. 

MAJOR JOB DUTIES: 

o Performs daily inspections of vehicles and equipment. 

o Responds to after hour emergencies and performs on call duties. 

o Performs grounds maintenance as directed. 

o Provides as built drawings as directed.

o Performs other duties as assigned. 

o Performs other related tasks as required. 

o Locates underground utilities. 

o Assists in other utility operations as directed. 

o Prepares reports and documents as directed. 

 SEWER DUTIES: 

o Performs maintenance of sewer pumping equipment, evaluates equipment for repair or replacement needs; cleans and removes grease. 

o Responds to pumping station alarms. 

o Performs sewer bypass operations of gravity sewer and force mains. 

o Performs smoke and dye tests of sewers, sewer service cleaning and TV inspections. 

o Performs confined space entries of sanitary sewer manholes and pumping stations. 

o Performs grease trap inspections. 

WATER DUTIES: 

o Operates a waterline flushing program as directed.

o Operates a fire hydrant maintenance program as directed. 

o Operates a water valve exercising program and water main shut downs as directed.

o Performs well maintenance, inspection and testing of chemical dosages. 

o Performs necessary repairs (maintenance) on well equipment. 

o Monitors SCADA System for City Wells. 

o Inspects and test backflow prevention devices. 

o Perform water meter reading as directed. 

o Perform utility billing water meter rereads and work orders as directed.

o Repair faulty water meters as directed. 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: 

o Knowledge of utility operations. 

o Knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance methods. 

o Skill in the operation of job related equipment. 

o Skill in oral and written communication. 

o Skill in reading blueprints and plans. Utility Maintenance Technician, Public Works Page 2 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Lead Utility Operator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of final results. 

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city ordinances, city vehicle operations laws, safety rules, city construction standards, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. 

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related duties in the operation and maintenance of the City’s utility system. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position. 

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to participate in the operation and maintenance of the utility system. Successful performance in this position contributes to the efficiency of the system operations.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with other City personnel, contractors, vendors, and members of the public. 

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information. 

PYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective equipment such as masks, goggles or gloves. 

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPOSIBILITY: None 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

o Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. 

o Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprentice/internship of having had a similar position for one to two years 

o Possession of or ability to readily obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license issued for the type Vehicle or equipment operated. Minimum Class B CDL with tank and air brake endorsements.

For more information go to City of Franklin.

Maintenance Relief Operator Woodbridge, VA 

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com

Primary Role Maintains, installs, and repairs plant equipment and operates plant associated facilities. 

Key Accountabilities 

Troubleshoots, installs, operates, maintains, inspects, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance duties on the equipment at the water purification plants including, but not limited to, pumps, blowers, motors, chemical feed equipment, screens, mixers, filters, flow meters, gauges, valves, washwater processing equipment and related instrumentation and control equipment. 

Calibrates and adjusts chemical feed and process equipment including instrumentation and control systems. 

Monitors the water purification plants and makes adjustments as necessary to control their operations. Performs sampling, testing, and laboratory analysis to monitor process and determine compliance with Federal, State, and PAW's standards. Performs necessary emergency operating procedures and takes proper corrective action for continuous effective operation of the water purification plants. 

Maintains all necessary records, tools, and work equipment. Performs maintenance and custodial duties at the water purification plants. Performs light construction projects as needed including carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, masonry, etc. Specifies and initiates orders for parts and supplies. 

Assumes duties of Plant Operator in the absence of the Operator. Performs delivery, loading, unloading, and placing of water treatment chemicals into storage, including chemical receiving and inventory. 

Maintains grounds, buildings, roadways, screens, reservoirs, and right-of-ways. 

Knowledge/Skills 

Mechanical ability sufficient to understand the operation of pumps, valves, motors, and other mechanical equipment related to plant operation and maintenance. 

Knowledge of basic scientific and water purification concepts. 

Experience/Education 

High School graduate or state-recognized equivalency certificate. 

Technical college course work and/or degree in electrical, electronics, or applicable engineering curriculum is desirable. 

Prior experience maintaining equipment in an industrial setting is preferred. 

Prior water treatment experience is desirable. 

Work Environment 

Works under adverse environmental conditions including contact with water, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with and handling potentially hazardous treatment and laboratory chemicals. 

Exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration. 

Position is subject to 24 hour call-out and overtime. 

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JOB POSITION: WATER OPERATOR IV 

Division: Water Operations 

SUMMARY OF JOB 

Performs routine technical work in daily operations and maintenance of water treatment equipment and processes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned or scheduled. 

  • Operates and maintains water production and distribution system.
  • Operates SCADA system to monitor and control water plant and system functions. 
  • Makes periodic rounds of plant, checking for proper operation of processes. 
  • Measures chemical feed rate and calculates dosages. 
  • Checks and calibrates process instrumentation. 
  • Operates pumps, valves and sluice gates. 
  • Performs accuracy tests, leak surveys and valve locations. 
  • Interprets maps, drawings and schematics. 
  • Performs line locations and repairs leaks. 
  • Operates a variety of equipment such as leak detectors, pipe and metal detectors. 
  • Assists in water quality lab. 
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance. 
  • Makes routine physical and chemical tests of water samples. 
  • Keeps accurate records of test results relating to water operations. 
  • Maintains logs of plant operations. 
  • Cleans, paints and otherwise repairs the general physical properties of the facilities. 
  • Checks, lubricates and repairs pumps, aerators, air compressors, emergency generators and other plant equipment. 
  • Subject to twenty-four (24) hour call and works varied shifts as assigned. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to work safely and obey all safety rules. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with coworkers, other Water Authority departments and the general public. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, maps and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form. 
  • Ability to work alone or in a team environment. 
  • Must possess and maintain a good work ethic with a strong emphasis on good attendance, reporting to work on time, completing job assignments in a timely manner, maintaining a good work attitude, performing all job duties as assigned and/or scheduled. 
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 
  • Some knowledge of chemistry and laboratory procedures, and ability to use laboratory equipment. 
  • General knowledge of principals and practices of operation of a water treatment facility. 
  • Ability to pass a respirator fit test. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with one (1) or more years related experience and/or training in mechanical maintenance work or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

CERTIFICATE, LICENSE, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment date. No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if required to drive Water Authority vehicles. 
  • Must be in possession, or be able to obtain within 18 months, a Class IV license from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for Waterworks and Wastewater Works. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. If corrective lenses are noted on driver’s license, the lenses must be worn when operating Authority vehicles. 
  • Repetitive movement using equipment is involved. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, climb, balance or crawl. 
  • Employee must be able to stand for an extended amount of time at the jobsite.
  • Employee must be physically able to walk several miles during the day. 
  • Employee must be physically able to regularly reach overhead.  Employee must regularly lift, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally 100 pounds. Assistance is required on weight amounts above those listed. Failure to do so could result in injury and denied Worker's Compensation benefits.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT ENCOUNTERED IN THIS JOB 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Employee will be regularly exposure to moderate or high noise level, extreme outside weather conditions, uneven, steep, slippery terrain conditions, dusty conditions and wet and/or humid conditions. 
  • Employee will be subject to exposure to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment operation. 
  • Employees will be subject to roadway hazards, i.e. traffic. 
  • Employee will be subject to outside hazards, i.e. poison ivy, bees, spiders, dirt, animals. 
  • Employee will be subject to confined areas, i.e. confined spaces, sewer manholes, water vaults, wastewater pits, and/or protected trenches.

 GENERAL STATEMENT AND SELECTION GUIDELINES 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work assigned to in this job position. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or tasks performed by personnel so classified. The following will identify the selection guidelines for job placement: 

  • WVWA application 
  • Rating of education, experience, training and qualifications 
  • Reference checks 
  • Interview with WVWA management team 
  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test 
  • A criminal background check and social security number verification will be performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the WVWA application 
  • Job related test might be required and would be administered to all applicants applying for the position

For application and information go to WVWA Employment.

COMMUNITY SYSTEMS PLANT OPERATOR APPRENTICE 

We are seeking a Community Systems Plant Operator Apprentice who will assist with operating and maintaining water, wastewater, and on-site treatment facilities along with their associated distribution and collection systems. 

Essential functions include: 

• Reading, interpreting, and executing all facility and department requirements, including adhering to all Operations and Maintenance Manuals, regulatory permits, and Loudoun Water Standing Operating Procedures.

 • Conducting basic procedures, general housekeeping, and preventive maintenance on the facility’s equipment, building, and grounds. This includes making general repairs and adjustments as needed. 

• Operating valves, pumps, gates, and other controls and equipment within the associated with the treatment process. This includes exercising associated distribution system valves. 

• Performing bench tests on collected samples to help monitor confirm and adjust the associated treatment process. This includes samples collected from the distribution and collection system. 

Requirements: 

High School graduate (or equivalent). Experience in the operation and maintenance of water, wastewater, and/or water reclamation facilities is preferred. 

Special Requirements: 

The ability to obtain at least one of the following licenses within two years; Virginia State Class 4 or above Wastewater Works Operator License, Virginia Class 4 or above Waterworks Operator License, and Virginia Alternative Onsite Sewage System Operator License. 

Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. 

Possession of or ability to obtain certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within six (6) months of employment. 

Work an on-call schedule and overtime as required to carry out job responsibilities and duties. 

This position is deemed Essential per the LW staffing policy and requires working during inclement weather or other emergencies.

To apply, please complete an official Loudoun Water EmploymentApplication available on the Internet. Position is open until filled. EOE.

Utility Worker I 

SALARY: $30,956.00 

Annually OPENING DATE: 06/20/19 

CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

Prince George County is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Utility Worker I. 

This position will be responsible for: Operating and organizing the use of utility tools, equipment and vehicles; following Department and industry safety requirements; troubleshooting and helping manage emergency water and wastewater utility situations; maintaining accurate records and efficiently completing work orders; accurately and efficiently reading customer water meters on a routine basis; performing assigned duties in electrical/mechanical, utility construction, sewer collection operations and water distribution operations. 

Position typically requires: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reading, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Heavy work: Exerting up to 90 pounds of force using jackhammers occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects. Incumbent may be subject to extreme temperatures and weather conditions as well as various equipment types. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent required with related water and wastewater utility experience preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver's license at hire; commercial driver's license within 6 (six) months of employment: may work beyond normal work schedule; may be assigned routine scheduled coverage responsibilities under call-out policy; must wear uniform according to standards, including safety equipment. Pre-employment physical/drug testing and criminal background check, to include fingerprinting, required. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To apply online visit our website at www.princegeorgecountyva.gov. To be considered for this position, applicants must fill out a County application which can be completed online. For additional information, please call (804)722-8669. EOE.

Class I or II Operator

The Roanoke River Service Authority has full-time position(s) open. 

Licensed Class I or II Operator 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Class I or II Water Treatment License - issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in water treatment. 
  • Should be experienced with repairs-maintenance related to treatment plants, pump stations and distribution systems. 
  • Preferred to have a strong background with computers and software application. 
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. 
  • Should have defined communication skills, mechanical skills, math skills, and a good work ethic. 

Submit to and pass a drug test and back ground check if selected for the position. The Roanoke River Service Authority is proud to offer a competitive salary which includes an excellent benefit package. (VRS and Health Included for employee) 

The current salary range is $32,500 to $55,000 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the address below. Or submit per email at: rrsajeff@bitbroadband.com 

The Roanoke River Service Authority 5419 Highway One Bracey, VA 23919 Attn: Jeffrey B. Hinkle, Executive Director 

Position(s) Open until filled: The Roanoke River Service Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

CHIEF UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR Town of Berryville, Virginia 

The Town of Berryville, Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Utility Plant Operator for the Town’s Water and Wastewater facilities. 

This position works with and reports directly to the Director of Utilities. 

Successful applicants must have Virginia Class II or higher water and/or wastewater licenses, five years of supervisory experience at a water/wastewater facility, an understanding of the operational control and trouble shooting of water/wastewater facilities, the ability to keep records and complete reports for DEQ and VDH, the ability to perform basic maintenance procedures, and a knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with water utility work. MBR experience is a plus. 

Applicants who have a Virginia Class II or higher license in only water or wastewater and have the ability to obtain the licensure they lack within five years of hire will be considered. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, completed Town of Berryville application, and current Department of Motor Vehicles driving record to Desi Moreland, Town of Berryville, 101 Chalmers Court, Suite A, Berryville, VA 22611. 

Application forms are available on the Town’s website, www.berryvilleva.gov. Salary Range is $45,000 to $60,000 per year depending upon qualifications. Application review process includes criminal history background check and review of driving record. Job offers are made contingent upon drug testing analysis. This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Applications will be reviewed starting June 28, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. The Town of Berryville is an equal opportunity employer.

Due Date: Open Until Filled 

To apply, please copy and paste the following link into your URL: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/147075 

Company Name: Virginia Department of Health- Office of Drinking Water 

Position: Deputy Field Director- Richmond Field Office 

Hiring Range: $72,104-$84,000 

Description: The Office of Drinking Water is seeking an Environmental Engineer Consultant to act as the Deputy Field Director of the new Richmond Field Office! This position serves as the responsible charge licensed professional engineer in the field office for the project evaluation programs (54.1 et seq Code of Virginia as amended); to direct the project evaluation and sanitary survey subprogram areas in the field office; to work independently in resolving and implementing solutions to highly complex questions and problems; to support the Field Director in the overall administration and management of the field office; to provide technical leadership, training, supervisions, and orientations to engineers and technical staff; and to serve as the Field Director in the Director's absence. 

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college. They must also possess a comprehensive knowledge of engineering pertaining to drinking water, i.e. advanced math, physics, water chemistry, microbiology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics/hydrology, geology, and the design of drinking water facilities. Candidates must also have a comprehensive knowledge of drinking water laws, rules/regulations, public health objectives, and standards/methods; as well as an understanding of management and administrative supervisory principles. Candidates must have experience in supervising technical and engineering staff and a demonstrated ability to manage complex engineering and regulatory programs; to read and interpret laws, regulations, and policy, and to apply them independently. Candidates must also be able to write regulations, personal communications, and technical reports; to effectively communicate orally and in writing, as well as presenting before groups in order to address and/or hold meetings/hearings; and to work effectively with public/subordinate personnel. A current VA Professional Engineering license is required. 

Prefferred Qualifications: A Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering is preferred. Experience regulating public water systems and developing policy as it relates to drinking water is also preferred. 

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s 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.