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VRWA has an immediate opening for a Water Circuit Rider.

Come Join Our Team!

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VRWA has an IMMEDIATE Opening for a Water Circuit Rider 

Come Join Our Team! 

VRWA has an opening for a Water Circuit Rider Come Join Our Team! 

Requirements – 

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

 Have a Virginia 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 and Vision insurance, 401K (non VRS), plus more….Work from your home, VRWA provides the necessary tools to complete your duties and responsibilities. Starting salary $34,00- $38,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Send a detailed resume to Mike Ritchie, Virginia Rural Water Association, 2138 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or mritchie@vrwa.org EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

AUGUSTA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY JOB POSTING 

Title of Position: Water Plant Operator Trainee or Operator Class I-IV 

Position type: Full-time, Non-Exempt 

Responsibilities: Perform routine tasks, necessary tests, and apply sound judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of water at treatment facilities and/or pump stations. 

Required experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school. Possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License and either possess a valid Class B CDL with H and N endorsements or acquire said license within 6-12 months of employment. Must obtain a Virginia Waterworks Operator Class 4 license within 18 months of employment. 

Required skills: Ability to read and interpret documents to include but not limited to safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports; ability to speak effectively to the public or co-workers, ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, as well as calculate percentages, area circumference and volume; and ability to apply concepts of basic algebra. Ability to solve practical problems, troubleshoot systems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines, or multi-line telephone system, and ability to operator computers for data entry, Microsoft word, and/or accounting purposes. 

Complete job description link. How to apply: https://www.acsawater.com/WaterPlantOperator9/21 

Utility Plant Operator/ Senior Utility Plant Operator 

Stoney Creek Sanitary District 

Shenandoah County is recruiting for a Utility Plant Operator I Senior Utility Plant Operator (depending on applicant qualifications). The opening is at the Stoney Creek Sanitary District, which operates water and wastewater plants in the Bryce Resort and Basye, Virginia area. The Utility Plant Operator position (pay range $33,687 - $50,009) performs a combination of plant operation and maintenance, while the senior level position (pay range $37,140 - $55,135) focuses on plant operation at a higher level and must be licensed. Applicants interested in applying for both titles need only apply for the senior level title. An overview of the Stoney Creek Sanitary District can be viewed at the link below. 

Shenandoah County offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Submit a resume and a completed Shenandoah County employment application to Patrick Felling, Director of Public Service, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664. Electronic submissions may be emailed to jobs@shenandoahcountyva.us

This position is open until filled. 

For complete job descriptions and an application, please visit our website at: http://shenandoahcountyva.us/administration/employment/ 

Or contact County Administration at (540) 459-6165 

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Utility Plant Chief Operator 

Stoney Creek Sanitary District 

Shenandoah County is recruiting for a Utility Plant Chief Operator. The opening is at the Stoney Creek Sanitary District, which operates water and wastewater plants in the Bryce Resort and Basye, Virginia area. The Chief Operator position (pay range $45,144 - $67,017). An overview of the Stoney Creek Sanitary District can be viewed at the link below. 

Shenandoah County offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Submit a resume and a completed Shenandoah County employment application to Patrick Felling, Director of Public Service, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664. Electronic submissions may be emailed to jobs@shenandoahcountyva.us

This position is open until filled. For a complete job description and an application please visit our website at: http://shenandoahcountyva.us/administration/employment/ Or contact County Administration at (540) 459-6165. 

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT CLASS I or II OPERATOR 

Applications will be received by the Human Resource Manager of the Town of Wytheville1 for the full-time position of Water Treatment Plant Class I or 11 Operator.

This position will be second shift1 which is from 3:00 p.m. to 11 :00 p.m. 

Desired Qualifications: Applicants should be able to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation1 maintenance, and repair of a water treatment facility. 

Education and Experience: Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent, two years post-secondary college or technical training in biology1 environmental science, chemistry, or a closely related field; and two years of experience in a water utility; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Special Requirements: Valid State Driver's License, Certification as a Water Treatment Plant Class I or II Operator. Physically and medically capable of safely using a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). 

Salary Range: $33,532 - $53,934. 

Application packages and additional information are available from the Human Resource Department at the Town Office, 150 East Monroe Street, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. weekdays or on the Town's Web site at www.wytheville.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The Town of Wytheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR/TRAINEE 

The Town of Wytheville is accepting applications for the full-time position of Water Treatment Operator/Trainee. 

Desired Qualifications: Applicants should be able to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of a water treatment facility. 

Education and Experience: Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent. 

Special Requirements: Valid State Driver’s License, Certification as a Water Treatment Plant Operator or the ability to become certified within one year. Physically and medically capable of safely using a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). 

Salary Range: $26,442 - $42,530. 

Application packages and additional information are available from the Human Resource Department at the Town Office, 150 East Monroe Street, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. weekdays or on the Town’s Web site at www.wytheville.org. Applications will be received until a position is filled. The Town of Wytheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Distribution System Operator 

Reports to: Water Operations Supervisor 

Status: Nonexempt 

A. Purpose of Position 

Under the general supervision of the Water Operations Supervisor, this position will perform assigned duties related to the efficient and proper operation of the water distribution system facilities of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (“Authority”). 

B. Duties and Responsibilities 

Primary duties and responsibilities of a distribution system operator include but are not limited to: 

1. Flushing water lines using hydrants and blow-off valves, fire hoses, and directional attachments. 

2. Leak detection, using a variety of sensing equipment. 

3. Sample collection, completing labels, chain of custody forms, packing coolers for shipping, delivery. 

4. Frequent interaction with customers on the phone and in person. 

5. Reading flow meters. 

6. Testing chlorine residual and water pressure throughout the distribution system. 

7. Using a laptop and GIS software to locate valves, hydrants, and blow offs. 

8. Documentation of test results, flushing totals, customer interactions, etc. using various tracking software and spreadsheets. 

9. Completing all necessary monthly reports in a timely manner. 

10. Keeping all associated work stations and vehicles clean and neat in appearance. 

11. Operating tractors, mowers, weed trimmers and related equipment to keep tall grass and weeds clear of frequently visited distribution system facilities. 

12. Following all related standard safety practices. 

13. Assisting operators and maintenance staff with maintenance, installations, and emergency repairs when necessary. 

14. Performing other tasks and duties as assigned by the Water Operations Supervisor. 

C. Supervision Responsibilities 

The position has no supervisory responsibility. 

D. Hours of Work 

The position typically requires working Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a thirty (30) minute lunch break. Shifts may be altered as deemed necessary. Being called in to work for an emergency is also understood to be a responsibility for this position. This is an hourly position and therefore eligible for overtime compensation. This position is considered essential personnel. 

E. Work Environment and Physical Requirements 

1. This position requires working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, as well as working in potentially hazardous environments, such as within confined spaces and near traffic. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate but can be loud to excessively loud and require hearing protection. 

2. This position requires the ability to exert up to 60 pounds of force frequently and up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and to lift and carry 50 lbs. 

3. This position requires the ability to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, climb, crouch, get in and out of a vehicle up to 50 times a day and walk between 2 to 5 miles a day. 

4. This position routinely includes extensive drive time due to the size of the service area. 

5. This position relies heavily on the use of electronic communication like phone calls, texting, email, and other online means of messaging. 

6. Exposure to thick brush, poison ivy, wild animals and biting insects is to be expected. 

F. Performance Expectations 

To remain in good standing, a successful candidate will be expected to possess, quickly obtain or develop the ability to do or accomplish the following: 

1. 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. 

2. Work safely and obey all safety policies and procedures. 

3. Create positive and respectful relationships with coworkers and customers. 

4. Work effectively alone or in a team environment. 

5. Successfully complete WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE: A FIELD STUDY TRAINING PROGRAM, 7th Edition within 8 months of the date of hire. 

6. Obtain a Virginia Class 6 Waterworks Operator’s license within 18 months of hire. 

G. Minimum Qualifications 

Candidates will only be considered if they meet the following minimum qualifications. 

1. High school graduate or equivalent with one year of appropriate work experience. 

2. Ability to hear high and low frequency sounds using headphones and other listening equipment. 

3. Possess basic computer skills, including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office®. 

4. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 

5. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, maps and procedure manuals. 

6. Possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license with a driving record that complies with the Authority’s Vehicle and Equipment policy. 

7. Availability to respond to emergencies as needed on a 24-hour basis. 

8. Ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs. 

9. Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test 

10. A criminal background check and social security number verification will be performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the BRWA application 

G. Compensation 

This position is compensated as a Band 1 on the Pay scale. 

E. Conditions of Employment 

This position serves at the will of the Executive Director.

Operations Supervisor 

Rockbridge County Public Service Authority 

Dept/Div: Maintenance/N/A FLSA 

Status: Non-Exempt 

General Definition of Work 

Performs difficult skilled technical work planning, directing, scheduling, supervising, and participating in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer lines, wells, meters, hydrants, pump stations, and related facilities, preparing and maintaining logs, records, and reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Operations Manager. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division. 

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

Essential Functions 

Plans, directs, prioritizes, and assigns work orders related to the operation of the sewer collection system, water distribution system, wells, pump stations and related facilities. 

Manages the SCADA system; responds to calls and alarms; monitors settings and levels. 

Supervises all personnel engaged in the operation, maintenance, installation, repair, rehabilitation, or construction of water and sewer lines and related facilities; assigns, directs, trains, and inspects the work of staff; coaches, counsels, and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules. 

Oversees and participates in major water and sewer system maintenance and construction projects including leak repairs, line replacement, pump station equipment maintenance and repair, vehicle and equipment maintenance, etc. 

Enforces safety and other procedures and regulations; ensures compliance with policies and procedures; educates crew members on how to perform tasks and in a safe manner. 

Sets up work zones and flags traffic; locates utilities, reads water meters, and performs work orders as needed. 

Collects water samples for testing. 

Orders equipment and supplies. 

Obtains quotes and/or estimates for materials and services for budget purposes; prepares requisition requests for supplies and services; places orders for materials and services after obtaining the necessary authorization. 

Oversees State inspections to ensure the system is operating in compliance with Federal, State and local laws, regulations and policies. 

Interacts with a variety of local and State agencies as required. 

Consults with the Operations Manager; assists with plan reviews of additions, repairs, or replacements to the water and sewer systems. May perform the duties of Maintenance staff as needed or required. 

May be required to work outside normal work hours in on-call and emergency situations. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Thorough knowledge of the theory, processes, methods, techniques and practices used in the repair, maintenance, rehabilitation and construction of water and sewer lines; thorough knowledge of the machines, tools, equipment and materials used in operation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer systems; thorough knowledge of the mechanical and hydraulic engineering principles involved in water and sewer operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary to work on water and sewer systems; ability to operate the equipment involved in the operation and maintenance of a water and sewer system; ability to troubleshoot, detect and repair flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment; ability to delegate authority and to plan, lay out and supervise the daily technical and maintenance operations; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and give same in an understandable way; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, engineers, local and state agencies, contractors, vendors, and the general public.

Education and Experience 

High school diploma or GED and considerable experience in the maintenance, repair, and/or construction of water and sewer systems including considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Physical Requirements 

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions and traffic and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, confined spaces and trenches; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic). 

Special Requirements 

Possession of or ability to obtain valid Class A commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and an Intermediate Work Zone certification within six months of employment. Possession of Class IV Waterworks License and Erosion and Sediment certification within first year of employment.

Rockbridge County Public Service Authority 150 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450

SOUTH CENTRAL WASTEWATER AUTHORITY 

I. POSITION TITLES: 

OPERATOR TRAINEE, ASSISTANT OPERATOR (Class 4 and 3), and OPERATOR (Class 2 and 1) 

II. DEFINITION: 

Under general supervision is responsible for operating the Treatment Facility in a professional and safe manner, observing all plant policies and permit parameters during normal established work hours and during recall for any emergencies on off hour shifts. 

III. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

Responsible for troubleshooting operation and maintenance problems both during normal assigned shifts and off hours recall; perform special tests, measurements, laboratory analysis, arithmetic and algebraic calculations and records data on standard log sheets and/or computerized spread sheets. Perform general maintenance, grounds keeping and housekeeping activities as assigned. Licensed operators may be responsible for assisting in training and guiding new plant operators in all phases of plant operations, and also may be designated the operator in responsible charge of the shift in the event of the absences of a Senior Operator. 

IV. QUALIFICATION STANDARD 

EDUCATION: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent GED certification. 

EXPERIENCE: Operators are automatically promoted to the next level upon successfully obtaining the specified Virginia Wastewater Operator’s license for that position. If holding a certification from another state, must be able to obtain reciprocity through the state of Virginia for the above wastewater license pursuant to the Authority’s Policy and Procedures. All positions above Operator Trainee are expected to have progressively increasing knowledge of both wastewater treatment in general, and SCWWA’s facilities in particular. Operators hired at levels above Operator Trainee will still be required to undergo a probationary period and will be expected to demonstrate progressive understanding of SCWWA’s facility. 

Operator Trainee: No prior experience in wastewater required. Must be able to obtain at least a class 4 operator’s license through the State of Virginia within 18 months of employment. 

Assistant Operator: Possesses Class 4 or 3 Operator’s License. A Class 3 license is required within 5 years of employment. 

Operator: Possesses Class 2 or 1 Operator’s License. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written format. Must be able to perform mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and ratios and solve basic algebraic equations. Must be able to follow technical instruction, procedures and schedules, and read technical drawings. 

V. WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Indoor/outdoor environment may be regularly hot, cold, and/or wet. Must be available to work rotating shifts overtime and/or unusual hours as necessary. Must be accessible by telephone to respond to emergencies as necessary. Work environment exposes employees to the handling of, with approved protection, hazardous materials. Work involves exposure to and handling of wastewater and/or wastewater products. 

VI. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Work requires ability to lift moderate loads (40 to 75 pounds). More than 50 percent of work involves walking, climbing, standing and/or bending. Work at times, will be located in an OSHA designated noise environment (more than 85 decibels). Must be medically certified to wear a self contained breathing apparatus. Employees must have the physical dexterity to accomplish the duties, in the manner noted, as referenced in this and the above sections. 

VII. OTHER: 

Medical certification of physical requirements may be required. All potential employees must pass a drug screen test and are subject to random drug testing thereafter. This position is subject to a police background investigation. Must posses a valid Virginia driver’s license.

JOB TITLE:  CITY ENGINEER 

DEPARTMENT:  ENGINEERING 

REPORTS TO:  DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKS 

CLASSIFICATION: GRADE  17 

PAY: MINIMUM OF $61,482 ANNUAL SALARY 

FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT DATE:  6-17-2021   

NATURE OF WORK             

Performs highly varied and complex engineering duties in connection with the planning, design, improvement, and inspection of engineering and construction projects in the City, with particular emphasis on transportation and infrastructure.  Work also involves providing technical support in responding to citizen concerns pertaining to drainage, erosion, traffic, utility systems, or other departmental issues.  Supervision may be exercised over other personnel of a lower classification.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works   

EXAMPLES OF WORK                 

Performs project management; administers contracts and manages the design of complex capital improvements projects involving streets, drainage, utilities, or facility improvements; reviews development plans; analyzes for adequacy in meeting applicable federal, state, and local codes; establishes property and right-of-way lines; elevations, and in-field project information;                 

Supervises Engineering Division and geographic information system;                 

Prepares plans, specifications, advertisements, bid documents, and award of various City projects;                 

Manages complex construction projects, including administration of substantial funds and numerous subcontractors from review to design, to bid award, to completion; 

Prepares RFP’s conducts interviews, recommends, and manages the selection of consultants;                 

Coordinates and supervises activities of engineers, contractors, surveyors, consultants, or other professionals under contract with the City for project design and construction;                 

Coordinates writes, and administers grant applications with DHCD, DEQ, VDH, VDOT, and other agencies on behalf of the City;                

 Acts as liaison to other Government/Local Agencies by providing information, education, and technical assistance; serves on behalf of the City, on various boards, commissions, and committees;             

Responds to inquiries from City Council, staff, and the general public;             

Processes and handles citizen complaints and offers resolutions/recommendations;                 

Prepare budgets, records, and reports related to assigned projects;                 

Coordinates City’s bridge inspection program for compliance with applicable federal and state requirements; recommends modifications for improved traffic system;    

Serves as Combined Program Administrator for the Erosion and Sediment Control Program;                 

Coordinates acquisition of property/easements from private landowners for City projects; coordinates property appraisals, plat preparation, and deeds of easement or transfer;                 

Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new methods, materials, trends, and advances in the profession, reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends appropriate workshops and training sessions;                 

Performs related work as required.    

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF WORK 

 Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field supplemented by previous related experience. 

 EIT certification or the ability to achieve the certification within one year 

 Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional documents, computerized maps, journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations, as applied to planning, location, design, construction, and maintenance of the area or projects of assignment; 

 Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. 

 Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of civil engineering, including surveying. 

 Proficiency in auto-cad or GIS software; 

 Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra and advanced statistical theory; Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. 

 Must Obtain DEQ certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control plan reviewer and Stormwater Management plan reviewer within 18 months of employment. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT                

Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.                 

Must possess an EIT (Engineer in Training) certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia or the ability to obtain it within a reasonable amount of time 

Preferred Qualifications 

 Professional Engineers (PE) License in the State of Virginia 

 Licensed Surveyor 

 Proficiencies in Auto-Cad and Arc-GIS 

 Experience as a Project Manager 

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. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.              

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be physically able to operate a variety of tools and equipment, such as motor vehicle, printer, plotter, copy machine, blueprint/plan, scan copier, fax machine, telephone, two-way radio, engineering, recording and measuring devices.               

Tasks require the ability to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, speak and smell.                 

The employee must occasionally be required to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 25 pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for reading and interpreting plans, distance vision, color vision to recognize colors for map reading purposes, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

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 in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.                                                    

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.                                                                           

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. Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post-offer physical examination.  May be subject to DMV driving record review as required by the amount of work-related driving specified by support responsibilities. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Minimum qualifications section of this job description.

Wastewater Plant Operator

Trainee, I, II, or Senior

Town of Leesburg Regular Full-Time 

Department of Utilities Water Pollution Control Division 

$41,353-$89,790 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 Biosolids Operator. 

What You’ll Be Doing 

Utility Plant Operator: this position involves entry-level or journey-level hands-on technical work in the operation, maintenance and cleaning of the wastewater treatment plant and other related facilities and equipment. Work involves reading and recording gauges, instruments, and meters; regulating valves; drawing samples; maintaining accurate records; performing tests; and maintaining plant facilities, equipment and grounds; and other manual labor work.  

Biosolids Operator: this position involves entry-level or journey-level hands-on technical work in the operation, maintenance and cleaning of solids processing facilities, systems and equipment. Work involves reading and recording gauges, instruments, and meters, positioning valves, adjusting pumping rates; drawing and field analyzing samples, retrieving analyses results of others, maintaining accurate bench sheets, checklists and log sheets. Work also includes pellet spreader truck loading and bagging operations associated with pellet distribution and marketing; and other manual labor work. 

Minimum Qualifications 

HS/GED; ability to obtain a Class IV Wastewater Operator License within 18 months of employment; ability to obtain a Class III Wastewater Operator License within three and a half (3.5) years of employment; 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 rotating shifts (nights, weekends and holidays); Biosolids Operator positions require the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License- Class B within six (6) months to one (1) year of employment dependent upon Operator classification, and require the ability to obtain Forklift Certification within one (1) year of employment.  

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Operator II – Town of Christiansburg 

Under direct supervision of the Operations Crew Supervisor and general supervision of higher operator classes (Class I), the WWTF Operator II operates the Town WWTF; monitors facility operations and processes; checks buildings and equipment; identifies problems and makes necessary adjustments; ensures continuous and effective operation. The purpose of this classification is to develop more advanced wastewater knowledge and troubleshooting skills, while performing the specialized/technical work associated with the daily operation and maintenance of the Town WWTF. Requirements: High school diploma or GED (required); Two (2) years of experience commensurate with the abilities and certification as required by the Virginia DPOR; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; Virginia Class II Wastewater Works Operator License (preferred); Valid VA driver’s license with the ability to meet and maintain Town insurability requirements and minimum of two (2) years driving experience. 

To view the complete job description, starting rate and to apply visit https://va-christiansburg.civicplushrms.com/careers/. Applications only accepted on our Town website. The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E–Verify Participant.

Job Title: Maintenance & Relief Person 

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business.  Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.   

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states.  American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing.  For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.    

Primary Role 

Performs a variety of tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant, facilities, grounds, and equipment, including electrical and mechanical pumps, motors, chemical feed systems and instrumentation. Also performs the duties of the assistant plant operator position as required.   

Key Accountabilities 

 Performs all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of self, fellow employees, and the general public. Operates, maintains, and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate operation of plant. Feeds specified amounts of chemicals, such as chlorine, ammonia, and corrosion inhibitor into water supply and/or adjust automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into water to disinfect and otherwise treat water. Documents chemical feed activities and system performance with written reports and automatic charts. Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water pressure, power consumption, water output, and chemical consumption.  

 Monitors panel board(s) and adjust controls to regulate flow rates and water storage and distribution of water. Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand tools and power tools. Collects water samples so that basic water quality parameters may be determined. Inspects, disassembles, and repairs damaged or malfunctioning control devices of water distribution systems. Replaces defective parts or installs new control devices. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical and control circuits, using diagnostic equipment and hand tools.  

 Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine/equipment. Interprets specifications, blueprints, electrical drawings, and job orders. Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts. Fabricates and repairs structures. Repairs or replaces faulty wiring, switches, or relays. Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment.  

 Replaces electric motor bearings and rewires motors. Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, electrical conduit and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment. Turns valves, pulls levers, and flips switches to operate and control motor driven pumps. Reads and adjust flow-meters and gauges to regulate equipment according to water consumption and demand. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions, such as pump leaks or worn bearing.  

 Maintains facility buildings and grounds at appropriate appearance standards to include general housekeeping such as sweeping, dusting, mopping, etc. Cleans basins. Digs ditches either by hand or using small backhoe. Operates electric hoist. Determines action to be taken in the event of an emergency, such as, but not limited to, machine, equipment, or power failure. Operates company vehicles and forklift as required. 

 Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.  

 On-call rotation every 5 weeks 

Experience/Education 

 High School Diploma/GED required.  Trade Skill training preferred 

 Valid drivers license required 

If interested, please apply online at www.amwater.com/careers Requisition # 100596    

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing™   American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Waterworks Operator (Essential Personnel) - Public Works & Utilities 

Position Closes: Open Until Filled (First review of applications on June 15, 2021) 

Starting Salary: $16.00 per hour licensed; $14.38 per hour for trainee (non-licensed) 

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt 

POSITION SUMMARY Under direct supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant with its associated wells and pump house, storage tanks and distribution lines, etc. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES 

Monitors and controls the RO Plant using computer control system and visually observing the process to ensure efficient operation and water quality standards are maintained. 

Monitors well operations and adjusts the pumping rates. 

Monitors and adjusts chemical feeds. 

Performs mechanical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water mechanical, alarm and control systems. 

Diagnosis operational and mechanical problems within all Town water production, storage and distribution assets. 

Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and repairs on plant equipment including cleaning and painting. 

Collects water samples and performs tests for conditions such as turbidity, conductivity, salinity, chlorine levels, and pH levels. 

Tests motors and equipment for proper operation, including pumps, generators, transfer switches, etc. 

Repairs or replaces pumps, motors and associated equipment. 

Diagnoses problems and assists with repairs and overhauls by others. 

Flushes distribution lines and exercises valves on town system. 

Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance work. 

Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition. 

Performs a variety of administrative work to include: maintaining an inventory of process chemicals and other supplies and ordering these items as necessary, initiating work orders and documenting maintenance activities; compiling data and uses computer applications to include word processing, data base management, spreadsheet software, etc. to prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and other documents.

Assists in operating and maintaining other components of the Town water system including back up emergency well facilities, elevated storage tanks, altitude valves, distribution lines, etc. 

Subject to on call rotation and shift work. 

Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies and programs. 

Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor. 

Drives a truck to and from Town facilities and sites. 

Operates computer, radio, telephone and other communication equipment. 

Maintains area around work sites, both inside and outside. 

Performs cleaning functions. 

Gives tours of water treatment plant to the public and answers questions from citizens. 

Other related duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

High School diploma or GED required One (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work (for trainee this is preferred) 

Valid Virginia Class 4 Waterworks Operator’s License is required (for trainee this would be required within one year of employment) 

Considerable knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work 

Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment. 

Considerable knowledge of water chemistry, water sampling, and test techniques involved in determining conductivity, chorine residual, turbidity, ph, alkalinity and other similar tests. 

General knowledge of computer word processing, data base and spreadsheet software programs. 

Skill in the use of precision hand tools (micrometers, vibration analysis, clearance gauges, etc.).

Ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in calculating chemical dosages, converting units of weights and measures, and performing laboratory tests. 

Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. 

Must be able to work shift work and being on call on a regularly scheduled basis.

Must be willing to carry a pager/phone 24 hours a day in order to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems. 

Requires criminal history record and sex offender checks. 

Position is subject to drug and alcohol testing as a Safety Sensitive position for the Town of Smithfield.

Must be detail oriented and highly organized 

Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team 

Note: Applicants without water license may be considered for a trainee position. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds. 

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components. 

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors. 

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. 

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors. 

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. 

Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. 

Some tasks require oral communications ability. 

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, hazardous chemicals and loud noise.

Utility Plant Operator: Trainee, I, II or Senior 

Town of Leesburg 

Regular Full-Time 

Department of Utilities Water Supply Division 

$41,353-$89,790 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled   

Water is Life! Join a hardworking team of friendly professionals who are committed to providing safe and high quality drinking water to Leesburg customers. 

The Water Supply Division of the Department of Utilities is seeking an entry-level or journey-level water plant operator to add to its team!  The Water Supply Division is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Town's Kenneth B. Rollins Water Treatment Plant (WTP), one well, five water storage tanks, and four water booster stations.   Come join a department that prides itself in high performance and has received numerous awards from organizations such as VDH and VML. 

What You'll Be Doing 

Work involves operating the water filtration plant and monitoring the process from a control board. Operators will monitor water quality by completing laboratory tests throughout the process to ensure high quality drinking water. 

Schedule  

This position requires working rotating shifts (days/nights), including weekends and holidays.   

Career Development Program 

The Town's Water Supply Division offers a career development program. The purpose of this program is to recognize and compensate those individuals who have acquired additional or advanced work related knowledge, skills and abilities during their career with the Town's Utilities Department. This program provides a career development plan based on an employee's performance, training, licensure and length of service.    

Minimum Qualifications 

HS/GED; ability to obtain a Class IV Water Works Operator License within 18 months of employment;  ability to obtain a Class III Water Works Operators License within 3.5 years of employment; 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 rotating shifts (nights, weekends and holidays).   

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

Training and Development Coordinator 

Town of Leesburg 

Regular Full-Time 

Department of Utilities 

Water Pollution Control Division 

$52,446-$89,790 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled   

Do you want to apply your expertise for a cause you can feel good about? Do you want to work for an organization that wants you to grow with it and offers tuition reimbursement, certification training, and a chance to learn about multiple industries? Come work for the Town of Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century! Located 35 miles west of the nation's capital in the heart of DC's Wine Country, you'll enjoy a vibrant and authentic community with "big city" amenities. The Town of Leesburg strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees. Benefits include membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System, excellent healthcare insurance, and other fringe benefits. 

Who We're Looking For 

If you identify with the following descriptions, then you may be perfect for the Town of Leesburg: 

 Creative problem solver 

 Proactive self-starter 

 Life-long learner 

 Strong team player 

 Passionate about excellent customer service 

 Positive, can-do attitude 

 Effective communicator 

 Desire to impart knowledge to others 

 "Early adopter" of new technologies 

What You'll Be Doing 

This position is responsible for creating and implementing effective training programs to develop knowledge, skills and abilities of staff within the Department of Utilities’ Water Pollution Control Division (WPCD). Work involves setting performance metrics, evaluating productivity, and helping staff with their career development using effective methods to educate, enhance performance and create long-term career goals. Position will assure the proficiency of WPCD employees from entry-level operators through senior operators, consult with management in the identification of technical skill deficiencies and provide relevant training remedies, create needs assessments for employees and make recommendations to provide training to address those needs, and will assist in the development of operations procedures utilized within the plant.    

What You’ll Discover 

The Town's Water Pollution Control Division is a hard working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence. Come join our team!   

Minimum Qualifications 

HS/GED; minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in any combination of wastewater or water treatment, or an industrial or related military setting; or a Bachelor's degree in Education, English, Communication, Environmental Science or other relevant field, and a combination of technical experience which results in equivalent job knowledge; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software; project management skills including ability to multitask, prioritize, set and meet deadlines, work independently and perform tasks with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail; ability to independently exercise good professional judgment; excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with diverse groups and organization levels.   

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

Shenandoah County is recruiting for a Utility Plant Chief Operator. The opening is at the Stoney Creek Sanitary District, which operates water and wastewater plants in the Bryce Resort and Basye, Virginia area. The Chief Operator position (pay range $42,994 – $63,825). An overview of the Stoney Creek Sanitary District can be viewed at the link below. 

Shenandoah County offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Submit a resume and a completed Shenandoah County employment application to Patrick Felling, Director of Public Service, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664. 

Electronic submissions may be emailed to jobs@shenandoahcountyva.us. This position is open until filled. Applications received by close of business, May 27, 2021 will receive first review. 

For a complete job description and an application please visit our website at: http://shenandoahcountyva.us/administ ration/employment/

AUGUSTA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY JOB POSTING 

WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEE 

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. Operate domestic wastewater treatment systems including chemical, physical, and microbiological processes. 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. Read meters and gauges, enters data in operational logs and computer spreadsheets, and completes other records and reports. 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 and performs analysis on wastewater and sludge samples and submits required samples to central laboratory, interprets test results and makes corresponding treatment process changes where necessary, and conducts special tests as required by supervisor. Performs preventive and minor maintenance on equipment and assists maintenance personnel as needed. Check pump stations, operates filter press, cleans basins, and assists in filter testing while on utility shifts. Perform duties and tasks in an environmentally friendly manner. Perform general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Perform duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. Maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the public. Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to personnel and safety policies and practices and all safety regulations. 

Working conditions include the following: Frequent standing, walking, reaching, climbing, and driving; occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, reaching, and sitting; lifting or moving up to 55 pounds without assistance; frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and moderate noise level. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to distinguish color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be willing to work a rotating shift including weekends and holidays. Most possess a personal or home phone. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school and some experience in activities that require both written and oral instructions and using mathematics. The following skills are required: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports, ability to speak effectively to the public or co-workers; ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure; ability to compute rate, ratio, and to draw and interpret line graphs; ability to calculate percentages, area, circumference, and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; ability to solve practical problems, troubleshoot systems, and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line phone systems; ability to operate computers for data entry, Microsoft Word and/or accounting purposes; and ability to operate industry related tools and equipment. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver License. Must possess a valid Class B Virginia Commercial Driver License with H and N endorsements or be able to acquire the same within 6-12 months of employment. Must obtain a minimum Class 4 license within 18 months of employment as a condition of successful job performance and continued employment. Currently licensed operators are encouraged to apply for this position. 

Please submit an application with résumé by visiting our website at https://www.acsawater.com/. 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. 

Posting Date: 5/11/21 Job Status: Non-Exempt

Utility Technician (CD) - Construction 

Hanover County Government - Department of Public Utilities 

Salary: $30,729.00 - $41,493.00 Annually 

General Description:  The incumbent performs utility construction work and other related work. Construction experience desired but entry level applicants will be considered.   

Organization: The Utility Technician is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Utility Technician Ladder has three levels ranging from Utility Technician I to Utility Technician III. Incumbents report to a Utility Supervisor and supervise no staff; however, Utility Technicians III may serve as workflow leaders to lower level Utility Technicians.   

Essential Functions

· Repairs and installs water and sewer lines and appurtenances, including fire hydrants. 

· Operates construction equipment, including towing equipment and trailers. 

· Completes other miscellaneous construction projects including sidewalk and other concrete repairs, asphalt repairs, and small grading and lawn restoration projects. 

· Operates and organizes the use of utility tools, equipment, and vehicles. 

· Assures all safety regulations are met (e.g. VDOT standards for traffic control and flags traffic during VDOT right of way repairs). 

· Troubleshoots and helps manage emergency situations. 

· Maintains maintenance records and efficiently completes work orders.   

Working Conditions: 

A. Hazards 

· May be exposed to chemicals, dust, fumes, noise, vibrations and repetitiveness 

B. Environment 

· Field – May be exposed to adverse weather 

C. Physical Effort 

· Heavy manual work 

· Intermittent lifting of objects weighing at least 50 lbs 

D. Non-exempt     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to understand and to follow oral and written instructions. Familiarity with the equipment and techniques necessary to perform assigned work tasks, preferred.     

Education, Experience and Training: High school diploma or equivalent required. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Higher levels on the Career Ladder require additional experience and training.     

Special Conditions

· Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting 

· Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License at hire 

· A Class "A" Commercial Driver's License is required within 6 (six) months of employment. Hanover County will provide on the job training to aid in obtaining a Commercial Driver's License. 

· Pre-employment Physical Examination and repeated regularly thereafter 

· Pre-employment Drug Test /Breath Alcohol Testing and repeated in accordance to policy thereafter 

· Audiometric Testing 

· Twelve-month probationary period 

· May work beyond normal schedule including weekends, holidays and nights 

· Must wear uniform, including safety equipment

 · This position is subject to being on routine on-call. 

 For complete job description and to apply, visit our website at www.hanovercountyjobs.com

OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR, WWTF 

Town of Christiansburg Public Works Department 

Code 45015 

JOB SUMMARY -  Under direction of the division Assistant Director, the Operations Supervisor, WWTF assists with administrative and managerial work functions associated with planning, organizing and directing of the Utilities division. The position oversees and coordinates the daily operation and maintenance of the Town Wastewater Treatment Facility, pump stations, and associated programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. Responsible for providing the necessary supervision, technical guidance and direction to facility staff and provides complex assistance to the Assistant Director. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

 Coordinates the organization, staffing, and operational activities for the WWTF, pump stations, certified laboratory, pretreatment and biosolids programs. 

 Oversees the operation of equipment/processes such as pumps, chlorinators, metering devices, electrical control panels, bio-solids dewatering, chemical feed systems and gas compressors 

 Monitors preventative and corrective maintenance on all plant equipment, using and interpreting the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems.

 Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; processes employee concerns and problems; counsels, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals; assists in hiring new workers; provides training to staff members 

 Assists in directing, monitoring, and inspecting projects; reviews blueprints or work instructions; assists with the procurement of needed materials; monitors project timelines and goals; provides updates on project status and estimated completion times as requested. 

 Performs various financial tasks involved in department operations; assists in developing and administering department budget and capital improvement planning; monitors expenditures for adherence to established budgetary parameters; submits project cost accounting and project cost projections for labor, materials and equipment needs. 

 Maintains inventory of stock materials to complete tasks; obtains, secures, and monitors pricing on materials and goods; prepares cost estimates on equipment; prepares and processes purchase orders; maintains related documentation. 

 Receives and responds to complaints and inquiries from management, staff, citizens, businesses, and agencies; keeps related records and makes required reports.

 Responds to emergency situations involving wastewater operations, such as odor complaints, sewer issues, equipment failures, SCADA alarms, inclement weather, and natural disasters; assigns and directs emergency work crews as needed. 

 Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; attends and/or conducts workshops and training sessions as appropriate. 

 Oversees safety programs for assigned sections and work groups; assists with action planning for safety programs; implements and monitors risk management plan regarding hazardous material and responds to workers’ compensation issues. 

 Performs other duties as assigned 

JOB CONTEXT - The Operations Supervisor - WWTF will perform tasks that require the ability to exert moderate to heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (20-80 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Scheduled/unscheduled overtime may be mandated as circumstances and workload dictates. Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. 

The Operations Supervisor – WWTF is considered an essential employee. Essential employees may be asked to assist or support with on-call duties and/or required to work during an undeclared emergency and/or declared emergency. On an incident-by-incident basis, the department director or division assistant director will make the determination as to who will be required to work during a given instance. 

WORK PERFORMANCE - The Operations Supervisor, Utilities is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Employee Handbook. Work performance and conduct are assessed on a regular basis, but the employee will receive a formal review following the first six-month introductory period. During this introductory period and moving forward, the employee must demonstrate a strong understanding of all that the job requires. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION 

 Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field (preferred) or equivalent education, training, and experience 

 A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities 

 Prior supervisory experience, with preference in wastewater treatment facility 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS 

 Virginia Class I Wastewater Operator License (preferred) 

 Certified Land Applicator License (preferred) 

 Valid Virginia driver’s license, with the ability to meet and maintain Town insurability requirements and a minimum of two (2) years driving experience 

 May be required to obtain and maintain other certifications as deemed necessary 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Knowledge: 

 Working knowledge of sewer collection, pumping systems, and associated equipment 

 General knowledge of wastewater design specifications, regulations, policies, and procedures 

 Knowledge of wastewater treatment technology, processes, and associated equipment 

 Knowledge of biosolids treatment and land application practices 

 Knowledge of wastewater chemistry and microbiology principles 

 Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions 

Skills and Abilities: 

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

 Strong organizational, scheduling and time management skills with demonstrated ability to multitask and meet deadlines 

 Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others 

 Ability to analyze, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information 

 Ability to work independently, receiving only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise; must be fully aware of the standard operating procedures 

 Ability to operate equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments, or to assemble, combine, or process complex and/or sensitive materials 

 Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment within general policy guidelines 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 

 Automobile/Passenger truck/various Public Works vehicles and equipment 

 Desktop computer/laptop; cell phone 

 Instrumentation and SCADA software; diagnostic software and instruments 

 Microsoft Office and various software applications 

 Various office equipment 

 Other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions 

SAFETY - The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that is necessary for the health and safety of all employees and citizens. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening activity immediately and in other cases immediately inform the employee’s supervisor. 

DISCLAIMERS The job description is: 

 Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title. 

 Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. 

 Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation. 

The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time without notice. 04/09/2021

Job Title: Production Supervisor 

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful. 

Virginia American Water serves about 9,300 residential, commercial and industrial customers (connections) in our Hopewell District, which includes the City of Hopewell, portions of Prince George County and Fort Lee. Apply now for immediate consideration! 

Primary Role Responsible for supervising front-line personnel and implementing operational processes that are engaged in the functional area of production for water and/or wastewater operations. 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Supervise a team of front-line staff engaged in production operations. (10%) 
  • Schedule training and development activities to ensure that personnel obtain and maintain appropriate operator certifications from regulating agencies. (10%) 
  • Participate in the resolution of union and/or non-union labor issues. (10%) 
  • Record, compile and provide operating data to track the financial performance of production operations. (10%) 
  • Coordinates the construction of new and/or upgraded production facilities in accordance with approved CAPEX budget. (10%) 
  • Implement a preventative maintenance program for capital assets that provides OPEX savings and defers CAPEX spending, where possible. (10%) 
  • Day-to-day implementation of security efforts at all production facilities. 
  • Supervise daily activities to ensure that adequate quantities of treated water meeting all regulatory standards are provided to customers at all times. 
  • Supervise operational and business processes to ensure that American Water policies are followed, best practices are implemented, and internal/external reporting requirements are satisfied. (40%) 

Knowledge/Skills 

  • Knowledge of the regulated water business and the regulations impacting the business.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures, practices, and trends. 
  • Knowledge of process and operational areas. 

Experience/Education 

  • Two (2) years of relevant experience. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline. 

Licenses/Certifications 

  • VA Class I License highly preferred or ability to obtain within three years. 

Competencies 

  • Champions safety 
  • Collaborates Cultivates innovation 
  • Customer obsessed 
  • Drives Results 
  • Nimble learning 

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing™ 

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Water Treatment Plant Supervisor (Essential Personnel) 

Position Posted: April 6, 2021 

Position Closes: Open Until Filled (First review of applications on April 20, 2021) 

Starting Pay: $46,412 

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt 

POSITION SUMMARY 

Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plant and its associated wells, pump houses, storage tanks and distribution lines, etc. Responsible for technical direction and supervision of Waterworks Operators. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES 

· Serves as Virginia Department of Health Operator in Responsible Charge. 

· Ensures that the RO Plant is operated in accordance with Federal and State regulations, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Submits required operational and groundwater reports to regulatory agencies including Virginia Department of Health, Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and Hampton Roads Sanitation District. 

· Plans, coordinates, and oversees the operations of the Reverse Osmosis Plant.

· Develops and maintains preventive maintenance and operating procedures for Waterworks Plant and associated wells, etc... 

· Ensures efficient operation of the RO Plant and that water quality standards are maintained.

· Responsible for the effective supervision of Waterworks Operators to include all administrative tasks. 

· Resolves any technical difficulties and discrepancies involving membranes, chemical dosage changes, well pump changes, safety hazards, and other areas in connection with the reverse osmosis process. Troubleshoots equipment and process problems and works to find the solutions. 

· Monitors and controls the RO Plant using computer control system and visually observing the process to ensure efficient operation and water quality standards are maintained. Monitors well operations and adjusts the pumping rates. Monitors and adjusts chemical feeds.

· Performs mechanical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water mechanical, alarm, and control systems. Diagnoses operational and mechanical problems within all Town water production, storage, and distribution assets. 

· Tests motors and equipment for proper operation, including pumps, generators, transfer switches, etc. Repairs or replaces pumps, motors, and associated equipment. Diagnoses problems and assists with repairs and overhauls by others. Flushes distribution lines and exercises valves on town system.

· Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance work. Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.

· Performs a variety of administrative work to include: maintaining an inventory of process chemicals and other supplies and ordering these items as necessary, initiating work orders and documenting maintenance activities; compiling data and uses computer applications to include word processing, data base management, spreadsheet software, etc. to prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and other documents.

· Subject to on call rotation and shift work.

· Collects water samples and performs tests for conditions such as turbidity, conductivity, fluoride levels, chlorine levels, and pH levels.

· Assists in operating and maintaining other components of the Town water system including back up emergency well facilities, elevated storage tanks, altitude valves, distribution lines, etc. 

· Works on-call rotation and shift work as necessary. 

· Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies, and programs.

· Provides tours of water treatment plan to the public and answers questions from citizens as required.

· Maintains area around work sites, both inside and outside. Performs cleaning functions.

· Performs other related duties as required. Must be able to successfully complete a background check, routine physical and drug screen.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

· High School diploma or GED required.

· Associates degree or higher preferred. 

· Five (5) to seven (7) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work. 

· Valid Virginia Class 3 Waterworks Operator’s License is required 

· Considerable knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work.

· Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment.

· Considerable knowledge of water chemistry, water sampling, and test techniques involved in determining conductivity, chorine residual, turbidity, pH, alkalinity, and other similar tests.

· General knowledge of computer word processing, data base and spreadsheet software programs. 

· Skill in the use of precision hand tools and instrumentation (Ultrameters, Colorimeters, Turbidimeters, etc.).

· Ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in calculating chemical dosages, converting units of weights and measures, and performing laboratory tests.

· Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license with acceptable driving record. 

· Must be able to work shift work and be on call on a regularly scheduled basis.

· Must be willing to carry a pager/phone 24 hours a day to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems. 

· Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing as a Safety Sensitive position for the Town of Smithfield. 

· Previous supervisory experience preferred. 

· Must be detail oriented and highly organized. 

· Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team. 

https://www.smithfieldva.gov/page/careers

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators 

The Town of Altavista is seeking highly motivated individuals for the positions of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Class I, II, III or Class IV. Full-time, Part-time, and Temporary positions available. Salary: 29K to 51K ($14.21/HR to $24.76/HR) DOQ. Visit www.altavistava.gov for a complete job description and town application. Submit town application to: Town of Altavista, Attn: Steve Bond, WWTP Manager, P. O. Box 420, Altavista, VA 24517. Positions are open until filled. EOE.

AUGUSTA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY 

JOB POSTING PROJECT COORDINATOR 

Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will coordinate with the Engineering Department to provide technical assistance to the Treatment Operations Department in the areas of system management and operations, design and construction of new facilities, facilities upgrades, replacements, expansions, budgeting, procurement/project delivery, permitting, and construction. The Project Coordinator will determine and define project scope and objectives, develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan. Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project, coordinate activities with local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, private businesses, contractors, consultants, and others involved in Authority projects. Coordinate invitations for bid, manage the procurement of construction services for assigned projects, and comply with federal, state and local regulations. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Biology or related field with five (5) years in project management of water and wastewater facilities, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have knowledge of regulations issued by, but not limited to Augusta County Code, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Health Department, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Virginia Department of Transportation, and VA811 that pertain to public water and wastewater treatment facilities. 

An application, with résumé, may be submitted on our website at https://www.acsawater.com/ProjectCoordinator

Benefits include, health (low cost to employee), dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, floating holidays, and Virginia Retirement System. Salary is based on experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. 

Posting Date: 3/23/2021 

Job Status: Exempt

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