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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

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

Infrastructure Solutions Group 

Southwestern Virginia Sales Rep. 

ISG Territory Sales Representative 

Job Duties: Establish, develop, and maintain business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in a defined territory/market segment to generate new business for the organization’s products/services. The successful candidate will report directly to the ISG Sales Manager. This position requires some overnight travel. 

Requirements 

• College degree details or equivalent technical training/experience is desirable. 

• Basic mechanical skills and knowledge of machinery. 

• Understanding of municipal and contractor capital equipment sales and account management. 

• Self-confidence and an ability to work independently. 

• Possess public speaking skills. 

Activities 

• Prospecting through cold calls, the internet, trade shows. 

• Demonstrating equipment and presenting concepts 

• Ability to generate quotes and complete bids 

• Participation in tradeshows and seminars 

Working within the company CRM and following standard operating procedures

• Weekly/monthly schedule and call reports through a shared calendar 

• Time and territory management 

• Database management 

• Opportunity tracking and accurate record-keeping 

Compensation

• Salary/draw with commission (based on experience). 

Generous benefits package 

Vehicle

• Company provided 

About Infrastructure Solutions Group 

Infrastructure Solutions Group is an equipment sales and rental company. ISG is proud to offer an impressive variety of "state of the art" product lines to meet the evolving and ever-demanding municipal, contractor, high-tech, heavy equipment needs. We are a tight-knit team that has sales territory from Maryland to South Carolina. Headquartered in Mechanicsville, Virginia with a second location in Mooresville, North Carolina. 

Contact: Pete Kurz – Sales Manager 

Email: Pete@WeAreISG.com 

Cell Phone: 804.774.0807

Wastewater Treatment Operator 

South Central Wastewater Authority 

The South Central Wastewater Authority is accepting applications for a Wastewater Treatment Operator. Applicants must have at the minimum a high school diploma or GED. Responsibilities include troubleshooting operations and maintenance problems, performing special tests, measurements, laboratory analysis, mathematical calculations and recording data on standard log sheets and/or computerized spreadsheets. Performs general maintenance, grounds keeping and housekeeping activities as assigned. This position requires working a 12 hour rotating shift including some holidays and weekends. Must present valid Driver’s License & satisfactory DMV record prior to start of interview. Subject to pre-employment physical, drug screen, and criminal background check. Class I or II Wastewater License preferred. If hired as a trainee, must obtain a Virginia Class IV Wastewater Operators License w/in 1 ½ years of employment. 

SCWWA Operator Salary Grades    

Water/Wastewater Operator Trainee $29,283.02 - $48,316.98 

Water/Wastewater Assistant Operator IV $ 0,893.58 - $50,974.42 

Water/Wastewater Assistant Operator III $34,385.33 - $56,735.80 

Water Asst. Operator II/Wastewater Operator II  $38,271.73 - $63,148.37 

Water/Wastewater Operator I $42,597.39 - $70,285.71 

Excellent benefits including Retirement through Virginia Retirement System, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Disability, Life, Paid Time Off Begins 1st Day of Employment: Earn 168 hours of PTO in First Year, 12 Paid Holidays, 2 Floating Holidays. 

Submit an email of interest with application and resume to: Melissa Wilkins, HR Manager: mwilkins@scwwa.org 900 Magazine Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803. Applications accepted until position is filled. Applications are available at the above address or can be downloaded at: www.scwwa.org.

Executive Director 

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority, Virginia | Full-time 

Complete job ad

The Position 

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority (HRRSA) is seeking an Executive Director to lead an organization known for providing exceptional wastewater treatment services, its fiscal stability, and its excellent personnel. The Executive Director is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Authority’s Board of Directors. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of HRRSA’s operations, including finance and budget, wastewater treatment and collection system operations and maintenance, capital improvement, procurement, regulatory compliance, and human resources. 

The Executive Director has the following direct reports: Maintenance Manager, Operations Manager, Environmental & Safety Manager, Office Manager, and a part-time Administrative Assistant. There is also one vacant position that is expected to assist the Executive Director with projects and asset management. 

The current Executive Director is retiring after 12 years of service leading the Authority. 

Experience and Education 

Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, sanitary engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related field, and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in wastewater, construction, or public utilities. Demonstrated knowledge of environmental permitting and compliance, budgeting, project management, and supervision/management of staff is also required. 

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in wastewater plant design, construction, operation, maintenance, and oversight of consulting engineers. In addition, long-term capital planning, financial management, intergovernmental relations, and experience with media are preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and experience working with the Chesapeake Bay regulatory environment is preferred but not required. 

The Ideal Candidate 

The HRRSA’s ideal Executive Director is a proactive, experienced industry professional with demonstrated success in balancing the administrative and technical facets of wastewater management. This individual seamlessly administers all personnel functions within the Authority while also planning and overseeing all system operations and programs. The Executive Director provides the Authority’s Board with sound financial and technical advice on treatment plant and collection system activities and environmental programs and has extensive project management and contract negotiation experience. 

The successful candidate is collaborative, approachable, and easily builds rapport with staff throughout the organization. They are a hands-on administrator with experience in performance management, purchasing, strategic planning, and permit compliance. This candidate is decisive and comfortable both in representing the Authority before regulatory agencies and elected bodies and in serving as the face of the Authority with a variety of external stakeholders. The next Executive Director is committed to environmental stewardship and fiscally sound solutions for the wastewater processing of the Authority’s customers. 

The ideal candidate is well-versed in current environmental regulations, the principles and practices of wastewater treatment and sanitary engineering, the nutrient removal process, budget development, expenditure tracking, capital financing, and grant management. 

Compensation 

The expected hiring range is $120,000 – $150,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. 

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on April 19, 2021

Questions Please direct questions to Catherine Tuck Parrish at apply@thenovakconsultinggroup.com or 513-221-0500.

CITY OF STAUNTON   UTILITY OPERATIONS ENGINEER   

The City of Staunton, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Utility Operations Engineer.  Come join our highly professional team dedicated to serving this dynamic city and its citizens.     

The City of Staunton offers highly competitive compensation and benefits and a wide range of amenities.  Staunton, with a relatively low cost of living, is known for its history, architecture, arts, and cultural and culinary delights.   

“One of the prettiest and most progressive towns in the South” and “20 charming mountain towns to visit this fall”—Southern Living   

The City of Staunton is seeking a collaborative and innovative leader who performs intermediate professional work planning and directing all field utility construction and repair activities for water and wastewater utility systems. Position oversees and helps perform recurring preventative maintenance (RPM) activities on water/sewer lines and appurtenances; identifies safety concerns, and helps coordinate, plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures to provide a safe work environment.  

The individual will have the  ability to: communicate both verbally and written, and read in English to understand directions, procedures, and policies and ability to plan, direct, and communicate the same to others; conduct themselves with a high degree of maturity, integrity, and responsibility and to exhibit a positive and professional attitude while effectively dealing with the public, customers, contractors, City departments, local government, regulatory and agency officials, supervisors, co-workers, and staff; prepare reports and utilize computer (software and hardware) in executing required work and maintaining/updating data and records for maintenance, operational, construction, and administrative activities and;  effectively and efficiently plan, direct, and assign work to staff. The individual must have thorough knowledge of municipal utility system design, construction, repair, and maintenance standards and practices, and thorough knowledge of applicable job-related hazards, health, regulatory, and environmental laws.     

The Utility Operations Engineer:   

 Plans and coordinates work requirements and activities for utility and technical service crews (comprised of crew supervisors, crew leaders, semi-skilled workers, and unskilled workers) in the maintenance, repair, and construction of water and sewer lines and appurtenances, including, but not limited to, water meters, vaults, valves, services, hydrants, manholes, cleanouts, pump stations, and storage tanks; 

 Plans, directs, performs, and documents inspections and recurring preventative maintenance (RPM) activities for water/sewer lines and appurtenances, including, but not limited to, pipe inspections (CCTV, smoke, dye), manhole inspections, line cleaning, valve exercising, hydrant testing (flushing, testing, inspection, maintenance), root control, grease control, and pest control;  Maintains, updates, evaluates, and analyzes data and records for operational, construction and maintenance/repair activities; 

 Reviews and evaluates system conditions and requirements to help identify, determine, design, specify, and bid future system projects, upgrades, and RPM program activities; 

 Reads maps and plans and utilizes them in construction and maintenance operations; 

 Identifies and corrects utility mapping changes, differences, discrepancies, and revisions; 

 Plans, coordinates, directs, and supervises Utility Locator and VA811 requirements including communications and interactions with SCC and VA811; 

 Ensures timely and complete communication on all activities with Utilities Superintendent; 

 Ensures and maintains a safe work environment utilizing safety equipment and implementing safety standards and ensures compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations; 

 Plans, directs, and conducts regular safety training sessions for crews on work practices and equipment and attends regularly scheduled departmental environmental and safety committee meetings; 

 Ensures all construction and maintenance activities are performed and completed to City standards and specifications for the installation of all water and sewer lines (mains and services), associated utility infrastructure, and backfilling/compacting of utility division street cuts in preparation of patching by the street division; 

 Works closely with Utilities Superintendent to provide guidance for work assignments to address staffing, operational, and supply needs; 

 Provides excellent customer service and maintains a positive attitude in all interactions with the public, citizens, customers, City staff, and other stakeholders; 

 Works with customers, contractors, and developers to ensure the quality and timeliness of all work activities and requirements; 

 Performs administrative functions including assisting in cost estimating, budget preparation, payroll, inventory, and purchasing of materials; 

 Monitors and maintains inventory and orders parts, supplies and equipment, as needed, to ensure sufficient supplies are kept; 

 Ensures all Utilities equipment and vehicles are serviceable and maintained; 

 Participates in snow and ice removal operations; 

 Performs on-call duties for after-hour emergencies;  

 Assists other Engineering staff as needed, as directed by the City Engineer and; 

 Performs related tasks as required or assigned. 

Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Environmental Engineering or related degree from accredited college or university. Position requires knowledge or ability to learn the design, construction, and operation of water and wastewater systems and facilities. Position requires proficient use or ability to learn MS Office software as well as system and facility work order software and personnel management software. Some experience (1 to 5 years) in the design, construction, or operations of water and wastewater systems and facilities is preferred. Experience in CAD and water modeling software is preferred. Virginia Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification with the ability to obtain Virginia Professional Engineer (PE) certification within a four-year period is preferred. Supervisory and leadership experience is preferred.   

Criminal background check is required. 

FLSA: Exempt 

Grade:18 

Hiring Range: $55,000 to $68,000 

Start Date: On or around Mid-May 2021 

The recruitment will remain open until filled.  In addition to the on-line application, interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than April 18, 2021.  For questions and a complete job description, please contact Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer.   

Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer 
City of Staunton/Staunton City Schools 
116 West Beverley St (Human Resources, 2 nd  Floor City Hall) 
Staunton, VA, 24401
504-332-3914 

EEO

Water Plant Operator Class I or II 

Full-time 

The Louisa County Water Authority will be accepting applications for a full-time, day shift, Class I or II water plant operator for the Northeast Creek Water Treatment Plant in Louisa, Virginia. This position will remain open until filled. 

Job descriptions and applications are available by calling 540- 967-1122. An application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted only if followed up with an original signature on a hard copy. EOE.

Wastewater Operator or Trainee 

Full-time 

Louisa County Water Authority will be accepting applications for a full-time employee to assist in operations of our Wastewater Treatment Plant Facilities. This position will require currently having a Virginia license or the ability to obtain an operating license in wastewater treatment, passing a background, motor vehicle and drug test. 

This position will remain open until filled. Job descriptions and applications are available by calling 540-967-1122. An application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted only if followed up with an original signature on a hard copy. EOE.

UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR 

The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Utility Plant Operator.  An experienced operator with a wastewater and/or water treatment license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred; however, persons without experience or license will be considered. 

The successful candidate will perform technical work operating, monitoring, and adjusting the process of a water and/or wastewater treatment plant; operate well stations and tanks; inspect well sites; collect samples for testing; mix and change chemicals; assist in various plant maintenance operations; and perform other duties as assigned. This position is part of a career ladder with specific duties varying at each level. This position is required to work 12 hour shifts. 

Salary is based on career ladder placement, qualifications, and experience: 

Utility Operator Trainee (no license) - $16.28/hour 

Utility Operator Trainee (Class IV license) - $20.00/hour 

Utility Plant Operator I (Class III license) - $22.00/hour 

Utility Plant Operator II (Class II license) - $25.80/hour 

Senior Utility Plant Operator (Class I license) - $28.40/hour 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and ability to operate a personal computer. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience operating a water and/or wastewater treatment plant facility. Knowledge of treatment plant principles and operating practices; knowledge of operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a treatment plant; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; ability to detect flaws in the operation of equipment and determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.  

Application and complete job description are available on our website at www.culpeperva.gov.  Open until filled.