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Assistant Utilities Director

Job Description:
Position will be responsible for supervising staff in the installation, repair, maintenance and/or construction of water and sewer lines and facilities, water meters and related equipment; overseeing meter readings and installations, the Water System Improvement Plan Review and Inspection Program, water quality initiatives and water loss tracking; recruiting, selecting, assigning, directing, training and inspecting the work of personnel; disciplining and evaluating staff performance and recommending staff actions and developing staff schedules. This position is also responsible for preparing and reviewing a variety of reports including State compliance, lead and copper, water usage, customer confidence and budget reports and codes monthly expense reports; implementing new local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to water and wastewater; working with the Utilities Director to develop, implement, and monitor the division operating and capital improvements budgets, monitoring usage and revenues and setting fees for services; preparing and assisting with preparation of bid specification for materials and capital equipment, consulting with engineers, evaluating contractor bids, recommending the selection of contractors and monitoring the work for compliance with contracts and invoice payment approval; reviewing, investigating and resolving customer complaints; reviewing construction (utility) plans for new projects and upgrades to existing infrastructure; performing all the duties of the Utilities Director in his/her absence and other duties as apparent or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum requirements: graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or university with an associate’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, environmental engineering or related field and 3 – 5 years’ experience in a responsible management position in the field of public works or utilities; a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Special Requirements
Ability to obtain North Carolina Grade B Water Distribution certification within two years of employment.
Ability to obtain Backflow/Cross Connection certification within two years of employment.
Ability to obtain Grade II Sewer and Collection certification within two years of employment.
Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Salary
Salary Grade 68: $57,797-73,690

Position Closing Date
December 11, 2018; 5:00pm

How to Apply: Go to Chatham County, NC website or apply online at: https://chathamnc.seamlessdocs.com/f/ChathamJobApplication

posted 11/15/18  (121218) 

Water Control Operator-Sweeney WTP

Job Description: Water Control Operator-Sweeney
(Vacancy # WT112018-, Position # 73)

As part of the Water Treatment division, the Water Control Operator is responsible for ensuring the production of quality, safe drinking water to customers. The Control Operator monitors the various functions of the water treatment plant facilities flow rates including performing chemical analysis, controlling plant flow rates to maintain adequate water supply and regulating plant discharge flows that provide the required pressure and tank levels in the distribution system.

The Control Operator also backwashes filters to remain compliant with filter effluent turbidity rules, monitors residuals processing facility and NPDES discharge for compliance and sludge pumping scheduling and evaluates water usage needs by the city, and adjusts quantity of raw water being treated to meet expected future demands.

Additionally, the Control Operator will perform lab tests to determine water quality and verify online instrumentation readings, complete reports and log various data on quality, quantity, and operational information, monitor plant security utilizing perimeter cameras, and control access to the facility. The Control Operator ensures proper operation and cleaning of filters by monitoring filter run-time, head loss, and efficient flow and turbidities, orders chemicals based on current need, projected usage, and weather conditions, performs maintenance and calibration on lab instruments and online metering equipment, cross-references lab test results, and ensures that online instrumentation are calibrated and transmitting accurate readings to the SCADA system, monitors all of the measured parameters of the treatment process in order to ensure that all local, state, federal regulations are being complied with, provides supervision and direction to the Water Process Operators and performs other related job duties as assigned.

The position requires a NCWTFOCB A or B Surface License, a High School Diploma or equivalent, two (2) years’ related work experience, and a valid NC Driver’s License.

This position works rotating, 12-hour shifts and requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is typically performed in an office, a water treatment plant, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather.

The position is a pay grade 15 with a starting salary of $39,499.

Job posted: 11/9/2018, Job closes: Open until filled First review of applications will begin 11/30/2018
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the first review date as the job may close without notice following this date

How to Apply: http://www.cfpua.org/jobs

posted 11/13/18  (121518) 

Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water is seeking a Chief Treatment Plant Operator to work in our Water Treatment Division. Charlotte Water is one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The purpose of this position is to supervise an assigned shift at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant and ensure the efficient production, storage, and distribution of drinking water or to oversee the Alum Residuals Facilities. This is accomplished by assigning work to the treatment plant operators; evaluating non-routine situations and determining appropriate action; operating the distribution system to maintain water quality and pressure; troubleshooting and repairing chemical feed systems; performing daily inspections of the plant; and overseeing all aspects of the water treatment or alum residuals process.
Minimum Qualifications:
Requires graduation from high school; certification as a Grade “A” Water Treatment Plant Operator issued by NCWTFO; five years’ experience; supervisory experience preferred; ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative with established practices and procedures; ability to obtain a City driving authorization. Shift work required. Background check and drug test required. Physical required.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online at www.charmeck.org. Click on “Jobs” at the bottom then click on “How to Apply” under Human Resources-City of Charlotte.

posted 11/7/18  (112318) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description:
The Orange Water & Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a highly responsible, detailed-oriented individual to operate the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant.

The ideal candidate is a team player with excellent work ethic and adaptability. Candidates should have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and the willingness to work with the team to fulfill the goals of the organization.

Position requires knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant. This is accomplished by monitoring processes and maintaining proper plant balance to include adjusting chemical feeds. Position completes plant inspections and performs preventative maintenance. Utilization of various types of machinery and equipment including SCADA, forklift, lab equipment and general office equipment. Job requires working weekends, holidays, nights, and rotating shifts.

This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid North Carolina Class C Surface Water Operator’s Certification with one year of experience. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and bacteriology. Must meet and maintain requirements of a safety sensitive position (ability to wear a full-face respirator, pass HAZWOPER training, etc.). Physical requirements include the ability to frequently exert 10-25 pounds and occasionally 20-50 pounds.

OWASA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.
Salary range $44,189 – $68,051
To complete an application visit www.owasa.org.
Closing date: November 26, 2018

How to Apply: www.owasa.org

posted 11/7/18  (112618) 

Environmental Specialist II

Job Description: This position provides technical and regulatory assistance to public water supply systems in the 16 North Carolina counties served by the Raleigh Regional Office. These activities include monitoring water system treatment facility operations and monitoring and reporting activities, providing assistance and training to water plant operators, providing support to water systems during emergencies and enforcing the North Carolina Drinking Water Act and the “Rules Governing Public Water Systems”. The employee performs a wide range of duties such as conducting sanitary surveys, water treatment trouble shooting, field investigations, water plant and water system inspections, source water assessments and approvals, technical and regulatory assistance to operators, engineers, water supply staff and utility personnel. Some overnight travel is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application. Any information omitted from the application, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit**

Qualified applicants must possess, and the application must clearly reflect, the minimum education and experience requirements and work experience that demonstrates the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:1.***Certification as an A-Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator by The North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board.*** 2.Knowledge of water treatment principles, chemistry, microbiology and the construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring of various types of water treatment facilities.
3.Knowledge of the requirements of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, NC Drinking Water Act, and the “Rules Governing Public Water Systems”.
4.Considerable experience and skills in creating clear, effective and concise written documents and reports.
5.Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and database systems.
6.Valid driver’s license is required.

How to Apply: Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.

posted 11/2/18  (111918)

Wastewater Operator

Job Description:
• Level 1 Wastewater certification required.
• Ability to work flexible hours, respond to emergency call-ins, and provide weekend coverage as scheduled.
• Ability to operate and perform routine and assigned preventative maintenance and minor repairs
• Collect samples and maintain records
• Assist with plant operations and routine testing.
• Must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate in English.
• Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds frequently.
• Must be able to stand and/or walk on concrete surfaces continuously for 10 hours or more per shift.
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders repeatedly at least 10 feet off the ground and safely work at heights of 30 feet
• Must be able to perform strenuous work in all weather extremes.
• Must be able to accept assignments from superior in addition to working independently
• Previous surface irrigation or biological experience a plus

Company Benefits
Full Benefit package to include:
• $2,000 sign on bonus
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Disability and life insurance
• 401K
• Education assistance
• Profit sharing
• Vacation and holiday pay

How to Apply: Go to https://mountairejobs.com/ and search for Wastewater

posted 11/2/18  (113018) 

Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker

Job Description: Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker
Department: Public Works – Water Treatment Plant
Starting Salary: $15.87 – $18.25 per hour
Hours of Work: 8:00 – 5:00 – 40 Hours per week; OT may be required

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Performs intermediate skilled work assisting in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant and related facilities; does related work as required. Maintains and repairs water treatment plant mechanical equipment and pump stations; troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs problems that occur in pump stations, treatment plants and pneumatic systems; assists with the installation of plant equipment; assists in training new staff on maintenance issues; performs the duties of Water Treatment Plant Operator as required; performs basic electrical work related to pumps and controls; ensures proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators and other equipment; performs general building maintenance, grounds keeping and custodial duties. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Manager.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 70 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical and mechanical trades; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with general maintenance operations and ability to take and enforce appropriate safety precautions; ability to work from sketches and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to read technical manuals relating to equipment maintenance and repair; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment; mechanical aptitude; ability to operate personal computer including some knowledge of applicable software packages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED and some experience in water treatment plant maintenance work

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of or ability to acquire a North Carolina Grade C Surface Treatment certification within one year of employment. Demonstrated safe driving history.

How to Apply: email resume to: bblack@kannapolisnc.gov or mail to: City of Kannapolis, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081

posted 10/25/18  (121418) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator I

Job Description: Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Operator I
Department: Water Treatment Plant/Public Works
Starting Salary Range: $15.87 – $18.25 per hour
Hours of Work: 7:00 pm– 7:00 am

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs intermediate skilled work in the operation of water pumping and purification equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Manager.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 25 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 70 pounds of force to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and I or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, and oils.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
• Monitoring and adjusting plant operations; troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment; recording and maintaining plant operation records.
• Oversees proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters and chemical feeders making adjustments as necessary to maintain proper flow of water;
• Keeps records and monitors reservoir levels, head loss levels, pump station status, etc.;
• Checks incoming rate and pumping levels to schedule flow changes;
• Adds or adjusts addition of chemicals to water as necessary;
• Notes readings of meters and indicators;
• Changes charts on recording meters and gauges;
• Collects water samples from designed points, performs basic chemicals tests;
• Makes chemical reed and treatment adjustments;
• Replenishes treatment equipment with chemicals;
• Maintains records of chemical usage;
• Performs routine equipment and plant monitoring maintenance;
• Performs basic building and grounds maintenance functions;
• Backwashes filters;
• Off-loads chemical supplies;
• Performs related task as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water treatment and pumping operations; general knowledge of computer applications and programs; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; some knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment; ability to adjust water pumps, chemical feed machines and other water plant equipment; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to take accurate readings, to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in water treatment plant maintenance work preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of or ability to obtain North Carolina Grade C Surface Water Treatment and Class C Water Treatment Plant Operator certifications within one year of employment.

How to Apply: email resume to: bblack@kannapolisnc.gov or mail to: City of Kannapolis, 401Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081

posted 10/25/18  (121418) 

Assistant Public Utilities Director

Job Description: Located 45 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia in the far northeast of the inner banks of North Carolina, the city of Elizabeth City is a charming community having a population of 20,000 residents.
The City of Elizabeth City is currently seeking an Assistant Public Utilities who strives to provide the highest level of service to the community being a leader of innovative, high quality and professional public works services. The successful applicant directs multiple divisions (Potable Water, Wastewater, and GIS) within the Public Utilities Department. The ideal applicant will be ensuring performance of the division at or above Federal and State Regulatory requirements and City Standards. The Applicant will develop and Implement a sound maintenance program, including preventative/predictive/reactive maintenance and inventory control. The successful applicant will be developing and implementing several programs, i.e. short and long range plans for the division, Capital Improvement Programs, Asset Management, and Rehabilitation program for division infrastructure. The ideal applicant will provide design requirements/recommendations to consultants, engineers and architects. The candidate will demonstrate an innovative spirit and a forward-thinking philosophy with the vision and ability to work in a diverse and engaged community. The successful candidate will supervise the work of a large staff, and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, associates, contractors and the general public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
• Coordinating and supervising the field operations within the Public Works Department; assisting the Director of Public Works with the creation and maintenance of systems, records and files; serving as Director in their absence.
• Assists with planning and implementing services in street maintenance and repair, sewer line maintenance and repair, equipment maintenance, signs, water system repairs and maintenance, and related public works operations;
• Plans and monitors activities to meet the goals and objectives of the department;
• Coordinates public works activities with other departments;
• Evaluates the performance of public works staff;
• Prepares and presents estimates and bids;
• Organizes work to be done and plans work schedules, and delegates assignments;
• Inspects jobs assigned for completeness and accuracy;
• Assists Director in all phases of long term strategic planning;
• Coordinates the repair and preventive maintenance on equipment;
• Assists with the development and management of the departmental operating and capital budgets;
• Signs most department requisitions;
• Supervises division superintendents;
• Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITES:
Thorough knowledge of public works administration and operations; thorough knowledge of modern construction, repair and maintenance methods; thorough knowledge of the use of construction and maintenance machinery; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of department employees; courtesy and tact in dealing with the general public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates and the general public; skill in the operation of a variety of construction equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field and considerable experience in the public works field.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of Drinking Water and/or Wastewater certifications preferred. Registration as an Engineering Intern by the State of North Carolina required. Professional Engineer preferred.

How to Apply: For more information on completing your application materials click the following link: https://www.cityofec.com/index.asp?SEC=4B254A8C-03FB-4483-BC41-0872E89C12F0&DE=6A21BE0F-F8BC-477A-BABB-007ECDE6A791&Type=B_JOB. If you are ready to join the exciting Team Elizabeth City and you meet the requirements detailed above, please submit your application via standard mail to the address listed below. For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 252-338-3981. Department of Human Resources 302 E Colonial Avenue Elizabeth City, NC Applications will be accepted until filled. The City of Elizabeth City reserves the right to accelerate or extend the “Closing Date” of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.

posted 10/25/18  (122518)

Water Treatment Operator Trainee-IV (1 position available) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC

Job Description: Pay Hiring Range: $15.06-$24.78/hour.

Under limited supervision, performs extremely technical and specialized work as related to Brunswick County Water Treatment Plants and associated distribution systems. Work involves the operation of water treatment plant processes and related equipment. Work also involves collecting and testing water samples; controlling mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and chemical feed systems associated with the treatment process. Responsible for making flow rate changes, chemical dosing changes, and providing overall high- quality drinking water to Brunswick County. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of a variety of reports, maintaining records as related to the water treatment process, and answering inquiries/concerns from the public. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. Performs other duties as required. Reports to the Chief Utility Plant Operator.

Required Education, Experience, and Requirements: High school diploma or GED; 1-5 years’ experience in a water/wastewater treatment facility preferred and associate degree in the field of natural sciences highly preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Possession of Grade C or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina relevant to the facility or obtain certification within the probationary period. Valid NCDL.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in applying for all positions with Brunswick County must complete an on-line application for all new job postings at www.brunswickcountync.gov – Departments-Human Resources-job listings (bottom of page). Applicants can include a resume with their application; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in multiple vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy.

posted 10/18/18  (111818) 

City of Elizabeth City – Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor

Job Description: Located 45 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia in the far northeast of the inner banks of North Carolina, the city of Elizabeth City is a charming community, having a population of 20,000 residents.

General Definition and Conditions of Work:
Performs difficult technical work in conducting chemical and bacteriological tests and overseeing the operation of the laboratory; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Treatment Plant Superintendent. Limited supervision is exercised over operators assigned to the laboratory.

ESSENTIAL FUCTIONS/TYPICAL TASK:
• Writes standard operating procedures that conform with Standard Methods of Analysis and State laboratory certification requirements.
• Collecting samples, conducting chemical and bacteriological tests to ensure compliance and conformity with requirements and regulations, supervising the laboratory operation.
• Performs standard chemical and bacteriological tests on water samples and effluent for conformity to regulations.
• Conducts special tests requested by supevisors.
• Analyzes test results; prepares records and reports.
• Recommends changes in chemical dosage or other treatment methods, as indicated by test results.
• Records test results on prepared forms and maintains records.
• Provides training to plant operators on required sampling and testing.
• Assists in the sampling, preserving and shipping of samples from City and several pretreatment locations.
• Cleans and sterilizes glassware and other laboratory equipment.
• Prepares and calibrates equipment and reagents.
• Enters data into eDMR program and provides quality control check of report.
• Completes Quality Control Testing.
• Ensures laboratory equipment is maintained.
• Programs and maintains composite sampling equipment.
• Ensures sufficient supply of laboratory reagents.
• Ensures proper disposal of lab samples and reagents.
• Performs as plant operator when needed.
• Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of chemical principles, terminology, techniques, equipment and laboratory tests pertaining to analysis of water and wastewater samples; thorough knowledge of the processes and treatment stages involved in water and wastewater treatment; ability to use laboratory and related equipment and to compute and record test results; ability to plan work load to meet time requirements; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Education and experience sufficient to meet the state requirements for a supervisor of a municipal wastewater treatment laboratory. A B.S. or A.B. degree in chemistry or closely related science curriculum from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of six months laboratory experience in analytical chemistry, or a two year associate degree from an accredited college, university, or technical institute in chemistry technology, environmental sciences, or closey related science curriculum plus a minimum of two years experience in analytical chemistry. Non-degree supervisors must have at least six years laboratory experience in analytical chemistry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Within six months of employment, the employee must obtain a Grade 1 NC biological wastewater treatment operator license.

How to Apply: If you are ready to join the exciting Team Elizabeth City and you meet the requirements detailed above, please submit your City application found at the following link: https://www.cityofec.com/index.asp?SEC=4B254A8C-03FB-4483-BC41-0872E89C12F0&DE=8A8C0270-BAE4-47AC-9673-DF9C05EA0B80&Type=B_JOB. For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 252-338-3981 ext. 381 email to humanresources@cityofec.com.

posted 10/9/18  (040119) 

Project Manager/Coordinator (Brunswick County, NC)

Job Description: SALARY HIRING RANGE: $60,443-$81,279 annual

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under limited supervision, coordinates work involved in managing capital improvement projects for the County’s water and wastewater system. Work involves the planning and management of utility system projects from design through construction inclusive of coordination with design consultants, coordination with NCDOT and regulatory agencies, permitting, oversight of bidding, and construction administration. Work may involve managing, coordinating, and supervising the work of inspectors, utilities staff, contractors, subcontractors, and other construction personnel involved in the construction and repair of utilities infrastructure. Work may also involve implementing safety procedures, standard operating procedures, coordinating training, analysis of wholesale customer metering systems, implementation of new programs, and special projects as assigned. Must exercise initiative, independent judgment, and attention to detail in completing assignments to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. Reports to the Senior Utilities Manager-CIP/Infrastructure or Public Utilities Director (depending upon employing division). Performs other duties as required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in civil or sanitary engineering, or a closely related field or any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Fundamentals of Engineering or Engineer in Training Certification or ability to obtain within probationary period. NCDEQ Operator’s Certifications (Collections, Distribution, Treatment, etc.) and Professional Engineering Registration a plus. Valid NC or SC driver’s license.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in applying for all positions with Brunswick County must complete an on-line application for all new job postings at www.brunswickcountync.gov – Departments-Human Resources-job listings (bottom of page). Applicants can include a resume with their application; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in multiple vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy.

posted 10/2/18  (111618) 

Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Job Description: General Statement of Duties
Performs difficult skilled technical work; planning, organizing, and directing the operations; maintenance; and laboratory analysis at a water treatment plant.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class plans for twenty-four-hour operations of a plant to treat and provide an adequate supply of water for human consumption, industrial use, and fire protection. Work is performed in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations. The employee serves as operator in responsible charge of the plant in ensuring the production of potable water and disposal of waste alum sludge. Work involves planning and assigning work to subordinates, supervision and participating in the operations of the plant, preparation and analysis of laboratory results, preventive maintenance and repairs, and operations of laboratory. Work also involves establishing and maintaining records and reports necessary for full compliance with all regulations and for effective management, decision-making, and requesting necessary resources in the annual budget; as well as motivating, coaching, and ensuring effective productivity of division personnel. Work involves considerable initiative and judgement. The employee is subject to working in inside and outside environments and in hazards associated with loud noises, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and may be required to enter crawl spaces, and water line pipes. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Public Works and Utilities Director, and is evaluated through conferences and reports for productivity, and compliance with required laws and regulations.

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, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Tasks
• Supervises and participates in the work of subordinates engaged in plant operations and process control, laboratory analysis, and preventive maintenance and repair of plant equipment and facilities.
• Participates with management in planning for current and future capacity needs and plant modifications for increased efficiency or regulatory compliance.
• Serves as operator in responsible charge ensuring the Town meets its permitted levels, reviews laboratory reports for operational performance of the plant, and oversees changes in the chemical processes of the plant.
• Establishes, trains, and ensures proper safety policies and procedures.
• Establishes, maintains, and analyzes a variety of reports as required and as needed for effective management decision-making.
• Supervises laboratory operation and supervises contracted analysis.
• Requests necessary resources for plant operations as part of annual budget process; requisitions supplies, chemicals, equipment, and other resources.
• Takes and processes distribution system samples.
• Ensures proper preventive maintenance is performed on plant equipment and facilities; participates in trouble-shooting, repair, and maintenance activities; recommends in-house repair measures or contracted repairs.
• Motivates, coaches, and reviews the performance of employees; ensures proper training and certification of assigned personnel; recommends and participates in disciplinary actions; participates and makes recommendations in the hiring process.
• Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of water treatment.
• Thorough knowledge of the local, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to water treatment.
• Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and practices and recognition of hazards in water treatment facilities.
• Thorough knowledge of the Town budget, purchasing, and personnel policies and practices.
• Thorough knowledge of effective supervisory practices including motivation, communications, delegation, discipline, performance review, and other supervisory practices.
• General knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software.
• General knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and electronic trades as applied to water treatment facilities and equipment maintenance and repair.
• Ability to plan and organize work on 24-hour shifts.
• Ability to analyze information and make effective decisions.
• Ability to make mathematic computations.
• Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
• Ability to understand and apply governmental accounting practices in maintenance of financial records.
• Ability to understand and interpret technical manuals, specifications, and regulations, and to prepare moderately complex records and reports.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, regulatory officials, contractors, other employees, and the general public.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, fingering, grasping, talking, and hearing.
• Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
• Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms-length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment, and observing general surroundings.

Education and Experience Requirements
• Graduation from high school or high school equivalency and extensive experience in water treatment including considerable supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Pesticide Applicator license within one year of hire.
• Possession of Grade A Surface Water Treatment certification upon hire.
• Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Annual Hiring Salary: $54,702.66

How to Apply: An application can be found at www.silercity.org. Please submit to ndarden@silercity.org along with cover letter and resume.

posted 10/2/18  (113018)

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: General Statement of Duties
Performs intermediate technical work in the operation and maintenance of a treatment plant, conducting regular plant inspections, recording readings, performing preventive maintenance on equipment.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment of potable water, and disposal of domestic and commercial waste materials. Work is performed on an assigned shift. Work includes monitoring the plant’s operation through observation, mechanical readings and the results of standard chemical and biological tests and to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate. Other duties include performing standard laboratory duties and tests and assisting with plant and facilities maintenance. Work also includes substantial record keeping of work activities. Employees are subject to hazards associated with plant operations including working both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Workers may be required to wear respirators when working around chlorine tanks. Work around water is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent, and reviewed by observation, conference, and reviewing records for adherence to operations standards, instructions, and safety practices.

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 Duties and Tasks
• Makes regular tours of plant, checks engines, generators, pumps, settling basins, filters, chlorinators and other equipment for proper functioning.
• Adjusts chemical feed rates, flow rates, retention times, etc.
• Records data from various meters, gauges and dials; logs daily, weekly, and monthly activities.
• Changes plant process as necessary to improve plant efficiency.
• Performs standard laboratory chemical and biological tests.
• Performs general preventive and scheduled maintenance; assists on major maintenance and repairs.
• Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, valves and other apparatus to meet
changing operating conditions.
• Checks pumping stations to ensure proper operation.
• Performs routine building and grounds maintenance including cleaning, painting,
mowing and trimming.
• Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• General knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of water treatment plants.
• General knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances and permitting requirements.
• General knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions.
• Some knowledge of standard laboratory test and procedures used in a water treatment plant.
• Some knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations.
• Some knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software.
• Ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures.
• Ability to conduct routine laboratory test.
• Ability to make arithmetic computations.
• Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.
• Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions.
• Ability to read meters, charts, and technical manuals and drawings accurately and to maintain records of shift operations.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and superiors.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and hearing.
• Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
• Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms-length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment, and observing general surroundings.

Required Education and Experience Qualifications
• Graduation from high school or high school equivalency.
• Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
• Obtain Grade C Water Treatment Operator certification within twelve months of hire.

Preferred Education and Experience Qualifications
• Current Grade C or above Water Treatment Operator certification
• Experience in the operation of a water treatment plant including some experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Annual Hiring Salary: $33,582.69 depending on certification level

How to Apply: An application can be found at www.silercity.org. Please submit to ndarden@silercity.org along with cover letter and resume.

posted 10/2/18  (113018) 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I

Job Description: The Town of Elizabethtown is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator that is a proactive individual with the ability to function as part of a team and independently under general supervision. The applicant will operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant and make adjustments to the equipment to maintain proper water quality, water flow, and volume; perform basic preventive maintenance to pumps and related equipment; perform water sampling and maintain daily records and reports; and any other assigned task. Applicant should have the ability to perform demanding physical tasks and work in all types of weather conditions. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, but applicant must be able to work nights and holidays, if called in for emergency repairs or disaster response to restore or keep wastewater service available to our customers. Position requires rotating weekly duty and after hours on-call duty once training on the system is complete. A high school diploma or GED is required. Possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina is a requirement. Minimum requirements include applicant possessing NC Grade 1 or higher Wastewater Certification. The Town may consider training the right candidate. A complete job description is available Town Hall. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Competitive benefit package is offered, including medical, life, 401K and state retirement. Applications are available at Town Hall and www.elizabethtownnc.org. Please submit applications, resume, and references to Hugh Bledsoe at hbledsoe@elizabethtownnc.org or at P.O. Box 700, Elizabethtown, NC, 28337.

How to Apply: http://www.elizabethtownnc.org/human-resources

posted 9/21/18  (123118) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description:
This position is responsible for performing technical and administrative work in the operation of water treatment plants and related facilities. The purpose of this position is to perform administrative and technical duties in the operation of a water treatment plant. Successful performance ensures safe drinking water for city residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities:
Major Duties
•Monitors plant on networked computer systems.
•Makes rounds; monitors plant equipment, feed systems, chemical levels, and distribution tank levels; monitors pressure for firefighting integrity and backflow prevention on an SCADA system; monitors lake levels and flows; collects and analyzes water samples from plant water streams.
•Accepts bulk liquid chemical loads from vendors; fills chemical tanks; adds chemicals to feeders; monitors flow rates and volumes for chemical feeds.
•Washes filters at prescribed times and according to state guidelines.
•Maintains lab chemicals used in daily analysis; perform minor maintenance on laboratory equipment.
•Maintains plant logs and records; updates logbooks, computer records, charts, and chemical logs.
•Performs or assists in plant maintenance tasks.
•Performs housekeeping duties.
•Answers the telephone; receives calls from vendors and customers.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.
•Guidelines include federal, state and local regulations, city policies, and standard operating procedures for the Water Treatment Division. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.

Education/Experience Requirements
•Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
•Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
•Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
•Possession of or ability to readily obtain an appropriate state-certified license for water or wastewater treatment or distribution as appropriate.

Knowledge Requirements
•Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of water treatment plant specifications, equipment, and operating procedures.
•Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to the operation of water treatment plants.
•Skill in the operation of computers, calculators, weather instruments, chart recorders and other specialized equipment.
•Skill in collection of water samples and the performance of laboratory tests and analyses.
•Skill in performing mathematical computations.
•Skill in oral and written communication.

Work Environment/Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools for equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office, laboratory, or water treatment plant. The employee may be exposed to contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

How to Apply: Visit www.wilsonnc.org/jobs to apply.

posted 8/19/18  (113018)