Posting Date: January 17, 2018
Title of Position: Wastewater Specialist
Contact Name: Shelly Sharma
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Salary Range: $25.00-$30.00 per hour, depending on qualifications
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Project will include providing grant, project, and technical assistance to water systems located in disadvantaged communities (DACs). The Project will target DACs, since DACs most often do not have the resources available to successfully design and implement proper drinking water solutions. The intent of this Project is to achieve measurable improvement in water quality and supply, more efficient water systems, and more stable and sustainable governance. Small water districts and mutual water companies that serve disadvantaged communities often lack training and experience in regulatory compliance and long-term system sustainability. They also suffer from contaminated and compromised water quality, and lack skills or staffing to secure federal and state funding via grant and loan programs. The Project will provide technical assistance and support to help with all stages of project development.
The Project service area is statewide.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Technical Assistance
The Wastewater Specialist will provide technical assistance in the following areas, as needed:
1. Wastewater Technical Assistance: will assist the entity by providing technical assistance resources to resolve any water issues in order to become compliant with changing regulatory requirements. Topics can include establishing new rate schedules; setting up proper testing methods; understanding changing and complex government regulations; developing a Sanitary Sewer Management Plan; and training on operator certification requirements. Wastewater topics/activities may include:
- Meeting with wastewater and water systems and other related entities to bring about consensus for looking at a potential wastewater project.
- Meeting with local regional board and SWRCB staff regarding potential wastewater projects.
- Reviewing existing wastewater treatment plant operations to identify what additional treatment would be required for a wastewater project.
- Listing significant milestones that would be required to successfully complete a potential project.
- Liaison between project entities, funding entities and regulators.
- Clean Water and Small Community SRF – for the planning/design and construction of wastewater infrastructure projects that are needed to achieve or maintain compliance with federal and state wastewater statutes and regulations. Includes wastewater treatment plants, local sewers, sewer interceptors, water reclamation facilities, storm water treatment, combined sewers, and landfill leachate treatment, among others.
3. Wastewater Project Assistance: If a potential project is identified and the system is ready to move forward, the Wastewater Specialist would:
- Assist project entity with identifying, selecting and managing professional firms to provide preliminary engineering, cost estimates, CEQA, regulatory compliance and completion of funding applications.
- Provide project entity with project management assistance (e.g., consultation, attend project meetings, review preliminary design report and iterations of plans and specifications, respond to regulatory and governmental entities, assist on project issues, be available to attend board and council meetings as needed, attend construction meetings, and assist with selection of contractor, construction manager and inspectors, represent project entity as directed).
- Travel for extended periods of time throughout the state by car or airplane
- Ability to lift 20lbs or less
- Sitting, standing or walking for long periods of time
- Use of office equipment, i.e., computers, fax, copiers, phone equipment, etc.
- Hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction
- BA preferred
- Minimum 1 year of wastewater experience
- CA Driver’s License
- Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, Typing
- Good oral communication skills
- Ability to adapt to change, learn new skills rapidly and respond well to a variety of personalities.
- CA SWRCB Wastewater Grade 3-5
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Shelly Sharma at firstname.lastname@example.org
California Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posting Date: January 16, 2018
Title of Position: Wastewater OIT
System Name: Private Company
Contact Name: Amanda McCoy
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Job Description: Seeking an individual for the position of Wastewater Operator in Training (OIT), who has a wide range of knowledge and skill to offer. This candidate must be a team player, who is dedicated, long term, career minded, organized and able to multitask. This is a full-time position.
- Valid California driver’s license
- Escalon, CA
- Pumps, valves, electric motors, electronic and diesel engines, computerized and manual control systems
- Basic functions of servicing operating equipment, service requirements of equipment used in treatment facilities
- Communicate effectively, both written and oral
- Operate a computer and standard business software
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered during work
- Learn safety policies, procedures and safe work practices applicable to assignments
- Make mathematic calculations
- Operate man lifts, forklifts, loaders, tractors and other equipment as assigned
- Understand and follow written and oral instructions
- Monitors and participates in operations and maintenance activities of the wastewater treatment plant: recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on operations and activities.
- Monitors and controls supplies and equipment procurement; participates in informal bid processes for vendor selection.
- Coordinates with and oversees contractors in providing wastewater operations maintenance and repair services.
- Participates in the administration of preventive maintenance, cleans, lubricates equipment/ machinery, performs minor adjustments and repairs of all mechanical, electrical equipment including: pumps, electrical motors, automatic switches, valves, and filter screens within the treatment plant and collection system.
- Maintenance of all buildings, grounds, plant machinery, piping structures throughout the wastewater plant to ensure all are maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
- Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
- Maintains logs and records of work performed; prepares periodic reports.
- Responds to operations, maintenance, and repair emergency situations as required.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of wastewater treatment; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to wastewater treatment plant needs.
- Performs other related work as required.
Applicants may send resume, statement of qualifications and copies of certificates to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posting Date: January 4, 2018
Title of Position: State Revolving Fund (SRF) Capacity Development Specialist (CDS)
System Name: California Rural Water Association
Contact Name: Michelle MacLellan
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Salary Range: $60-$70k annually DOQ, with full benefits
State Revolving Fund (SRF) Capacity Development Specialist (CDS)
The California Rural Water Association (CRWA) is a non-profit(501c3) membership association that has over 1,150 utility members throughout the state. CRWA is currently accepting application for the position of Capacity Development Specialist which is a field position within the SRF Program as established at CRWA.
This position will provide targeted capacity development and assistance and training to small and rural water systems throughout California. The CDS provides funding application assistance as well as on-site technical assistance to rural water systems and small municipalities while managing the program’s administrative affairs and promoting the California Rural Water Association (CRWA). The CDS position is a full time exempt position. Ability and willingness to train in a classroom environment is desired. Salary range is 60-70k annually DOQ with full benefits. The ideal candidate should reside in Central California or be willing to relocate to that area.
- Must have Water Treatment 2 (T-2) certification or the ability to obtain the T2 within 6 months of employment.
- Multi-year employment experience required (five years’ experience preferred) in working for, operating, and/or managing water system.
- Applicants must demonstrate technical knowledge in the operations and management a water system.
- Applicants should have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing with operators and decision makers, regulatory agencies, and other professionals.
- Applicants will need to demonstrate proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Access), email and Internet and have the ability to identify, locate, and explain water issues and challenges to operators and decision makers.
- Applicants should have an understanding of SWRCB regulations, monitoring and reporting
Requirements as they apply to the operations and management of a water system.
- Applicants must be willing to travel extensively to provide technical assistance and provide presentations at evening meetings. (2-3 days per week of travel on the average).
- Applicants will need to be comfortable with time management, meeting program deadlines and scheduling work independently as they will be working from a home office.
- Applicants will need to demonstrate working knowledge of SRF funding and TMF assessment procedures.
- Applicants need to possess a valid Driver’s License.
Please note: this is an abbreviated job description. Background checks will be performed on all candidates being considered for employment. Interviews will be conducted at the CRWA Headquarters located at 1234 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834
Please send resume and completed CRWA Job Application 2018 to CRWA, 1234 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, Attn: Jeff Ortmeier, SRF Program Manager and email to Michelle MacLellan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position open until filled.
Posting December 21, 2017
Title of Position: Waste Water / Drinking Water Operator (Part-Time)
System Name: WW / DW Operator (2088)
Contact Name: Emily Meyer
E-mail Address: Emily.Meyer@apexcos.com
Job Description: Apex Companies – a national Environmental Consulting and Services Firm and a California-licensed Third-Party Operator, seeks a part-time, dual-licensed wastewater and drinking water system operator to join our team in Red Bluff, California.
The successful candidate will share operation and maintenance (O&M) responsibility for a private wastewater and drinking water treatment and distribution system. A California Grade III WWTP Operator license and D2/T2 Drinking Water System license is required.
This is a great opportunity for an active Operator to moonlight or a recent retiree to keep the skills and certifications achieved through his career fresh, with a flexible, part-time schedule.
In addition to a competitive salary, Apex provides all equipment and safety supplies and sponsors continuing education and safety training.
The successful candidate will report directly to an Apex Senior Licensed Professional Engineer with decades of experience designing, operating, and maintaining compliance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.
Great minds think alike! Now that we understand each other, let’s sort through the minimum qualifications for this position:
- Current California Grade III Wastewater License.
- Current California D2/T2 Drinking Water License.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience providing WWTP and DW System O&M services.
- Able to troubleshoot under pressure and find effective solutions
- Knowledge of electrical repairs and testing, plumbing and pump repair and operation, water sampling and wastewater sampling.
- A valid driver’s license and own transportation are required.
- The ability to lift and carry 60 pounds, work in confined spaces and work under inclement weather conditions, stable employment history, favorable employment references, and a track record of excellent attendance and punctuality are also required.
We’re ready to get this key position filled so if this is you, submit your resume now for consideration. If you’re ready to grow, let us know!
Posting December 18, 2017
Title of Position: Wastewater Plant Operator – Grade II/III
System Name: City of Redding Public Works Department
Contact Name: Tara Maynes
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Salary Range: $24.61 – $32.20/hr
Job Description: The City of Redding Public Works Department is establishing an eligibility list for current and future vacancies for the classification of Wastewater Plant Operator II/III. Individuals in this classification operate and control the City’s wastewater treatment facilities and perform maintenance of those facilities, equipment, and grounds. This position requires shift work and the ability to respond to after-hours call-outs. Grade level appointment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will be based on department need and candidate certification.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Test sludge depth and visibility measurement in secondary clarifiers; check aeration basins for scum and foam; perform overall plant inspection and observations; check return sludge, waste, and scum pumps for seal, water, and excess noise and flow output; check headworks; record daily readings and lab test results in monthly record book; maintain a daily diary; observe filter operations; check backwash water flow and surface wash water flow; perform grounds maintenance; perform basic laboratory testing; perform preventive and corrective maintenance on mechanical equipment such as drives, gearboxes, and pumps; and perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance procedures of plant controls and equipment; biological processes operation, and all applicable State regulations and requirements for plant operation and discharge. For recruitment purposes, desirables may include knowledge and experience in biosolids land application operations, HAZMAT operations, personal computer software and SCADA software.
Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees. Operate all plant equipment with skill, efficiency, safety, and accuracy; effectively communicate in both oral and written manner; and work safely in hazardous atmospheres using a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a high school graduate, or equivalent; advanced course work in wastewater treatment. Typical experience would include two years progressively responsible relevant experience in wastewater treatment plant operation.
Special Requirements: California Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Certificate or a grade II with the ability to obtain a grade III in one year. Possession of the appropriate California driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Ability to qualify to wear SCBA for routine chlorine and sulfur dioxide cylinder changes and confined-space entry, which includes physical fitness testing and physical exam, including but not limited to, pulmonary function/fit test; and, if interested, the ability to qualify for hazardous materials emergency response operations.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS:
Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding employment application and copies of CA Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificates to the Personnel Department by the closing date and time in order to be considered. Please apply online at cityofredding.org.
Test Requirements: The examination process may include an oral board panel, written examination or any combination thereof.
Closing date of 1/14/18
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Posting December 11, 2017
Title of Position: Superintendent of Public Works
System Name: City of Jackson
Contact Name: Yvonne Kimball
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary Range: $5,462 – $5,908 per month
Job Description: Full-Time; Exempt; Not represented
Please visit www.ci.jackson.ca.us for a full job description. Application forms are also available on the website. Alternatively, you can visit us at 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642. The office is open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and we can provide you with an application form and answer any questions.
Some of the required duties include:
- Directly supervises the activities of public works personnel on a daily basis so they are efficiently utilizing their time in a productive manner.
- Responds to citizen’s requests, concerns, and complaints regarding public works services within the city.
- Supervises the personnel operating and maintaining the municipal water system; the municipal sewer collection system; and, the municipal storm water drainage collection system.
- Supervises the maintenance and improvements of city parks, streets and facilities.
- Supervises the continuous operation, maintenance and monitoring of water distribution and wastewater collection system to ensure compliance with State and local regulations.
- Assists the City Manager in the preparation of the annual budget for the Public Works Department.
- Prepares reports of public works activities at the request of the City Manager.
- Responsible for the preparation of all reports on intergovernmental issues regarding city water, wastewater and storm drain operations between State, County and other public and regulatory agencies.
Some of the required qualifications include:
- City codes affecting Public Works operation.
- Principles of public sector supervision, training, and safety practices.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Annual budget preparation and capital improvements programs.
- Administrative processes and their proper application to public works, personnel, and purchasing matters.
- Street maintenance and upkeep pertaining to safe practices and materials used.
- Identification and resolution of mechanical and operational problems which might develop in the city’s streets and utilities systems.
- State regulatory requirements as applied to water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water collection practices.
- Operation and maintenance of pumps, valves, and other electrical, mechanical and motorized equipment and vehicles.
- Preparation and response to letters, forms and reports in conjunction with maintaining accurate records.
- Plan, organize, coordinate and manage a department.
- Direct and supervise the work activities of a maintenance crew.
- Supervise, train, develop and appraise staff.
- Formulate, evaluate, and make recommendations on policies and procedures affecting the provision of public works and municipal utility services.
- Train personnel in the proper use and safety practices associated with public works construction, operation and maintenance activities.
- Make effective presentations to elected officials, the public, city executives, businesses, and other agencies.
- Prepare and manage a budget, including capital improvement financing and consultant/contractor contract management.
- Review and evaluate technical engineering and maintenance information, reports and recommendations.
- Effectively and tactfully communicate in both oral and written forms.
- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background would include:
- Graduation from high school or GED equivalent (required).
- An Associate’s degree supplemented by specialized courses in supervision, management, wastewater treatment, water treatment and distribution and related subjects (preferred).
- A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field (preferred).
- Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public works construction or maintenance activities (required).
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in public works supervision (required).
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in public works management (preferred).
- Water Distribution Certificate (required).
- Wastewater Collection Certificate (required).
- A valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (required).
- A valid Class B Driver’s License with a current DMV medical card (preferred).
Posting December 04, 2017
Title of Position: Utilities Plant Operator I/II (Water)
System Name: City of Modesto
Contact Name: Lia Maksoud
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Salary Range: $24.74 – $32.38 Hourly
Job Description: The City of Modesto is currently looking for Utilities Plant Operators to join our team. This recruitment is being conducted to fill vacancies within our Water Division.
Utilities Plant Operators perform skilled and semi-skilled technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the city’s water or wastewater production/treatment plants.
Open – 12/1/17
Close – 12/18/17
Oral Board – 1/10/18
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience, education and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of increasingly responsible experience performing duties in water or wastewater treatment, production or distribution.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
License and Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
When assigned to Water:
- Must obtain a Grade I Water Treatment certificate from the State of California within eighteen (18) months of appointment.
- Must have a Grade III Water Distribution Operator certificate at time of appointment.
- Must obtain a Water Sampling certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment.
- Possession of a valid Crane Operator Certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators (NCCCO), is required within six (6) months of assignment.
- Must obtain and maintain a valid Class B Commercial California Driver’s license with specific endorsements within ninety (90) days of appointment.
Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time may result in release from probation or termination.
Apply online at www.modestogov.com. City application required, including supplemental questions. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.