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City of Reidsville-Water Plant Operator-Day Shift

Job Description: Job Title City of Reidsville Water Plant Operator-Day Shift
Job Description The newly renovated City of Reidsville Water Treatment plant is a 9MGD conventional water treatment plant situated on the shores of Lake Reidsville. Fully integrated chemical pumps, Regal SMARTVALVE chlorine regulators, lake aeration system, VFD equipped raw water pumps and high service pumps can all be controlled using our state-of-the-art VT SCADA system. Operator will perform specialized work in the operation and routine maintenance of the plant to ensure the highest level of process control. These include chemical treatment for pH, the operation of alum coagulation process using a Lab Charge Analyzer and streaming current monitor, iron/manganese removal, TOC removal, sand filters, disinfection, high-level pump station operation and related adjustments. For your safety, we have installed an integrated security system, implemented a comprehensive safety program and an operator call log. Successful candidate will work under the general supervision of the Plant Superintendent.
Work Schedule:
This positions normal schedule is an 8 am to 8 pm shift. A 3 on-2 off-2 on-3 off work schedule. You will have a 3 day weekend off every other week. You will have 8 hours of overtime every 2 weeks or per pay period. Additional overtime may be required when filling in for another operator. Employment can be subject to a variety of shifts as well as emergency call-in.
SALARY RANGE: $30,117-$48,046

Job Duties -Performs specialized tasks relating to the operation and routine maintenance of the City’s 9 MGD conventional surface water plant.
-Observes, records, and interprets readings at appropriate intervals as given by gauges, charts and other measuring devices and makes appropriate adjustments based on data.
-Controls the addition of chemicals based on water quality.
-Monitors the mixed media filter units to ensure proper operation occurs.
-Takes samples and completes basic laboratory tests as required.
-Reads, understand, and apply a variety of information obtained from resources such as technical operational and equipment manuals.
-Maintains accurate records, utilizing shift logbooks and computer systems. Prepares special reports as required.
-Operates and monitors equipment used in the water treatment process to achieve maximum efficiency at the least possible cost.
-Drives to work sites both within and outside the plant facilities.
-Maintains a neat and orderly work area.
-Performs minor office administration tasks such as filing, faxing, etc.
-Performs related work as required.

Required Qualifications Knowledge:
Principles, procedures, methods, and equipment involved in water treatment operations; industrial math as it relates to calculating flows, volumes, weights, etc.
Abilities:
Read and understand technical repair manuals.
Observe and interpret gauges, charts, etc. based on data; act quickly and independently in operational emergencies.
Maintain records, logs and prepare special reports; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally; deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public; Must work cooperatively as a team member and respond courteously to co-workers and citizens.
A NC C-Surface Water Operator’s Certificate is desirable. Acquisition of the correct required certification must be completed within one year of employment.
A NC Class C driver’s license.
Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
EOE
Preferred Qualifications Two years of college or vocational technical training in water technology, chemical or biological sciences or a related area and at least one to three years’ experience in a water treatment plant, or in a closely related area.
Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A NC A, B or C-Surface Water Operator’s Certificate.
Physical Demands Performs bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, and reaching both to ground level and overhead; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 20 pounds; must be able to move about the plant to observe data and equipment; holds and grips objects; may be subject to standing for long periods of time; must be able to distinguish primary colors.
Both indoor and outdoor working environment with possible exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions, constant and extreme noise; subject to a variety of mechanical, electrical, chemical, toxic waste, and other safety hazards associated with treatment plant facilities and equipment; possible exposure to disease, fumes, and strong odors as related to water treatment operations.
Special Conditions for Eligibility Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
EOE
EEO Statement
FLSA Non-Exempt
Salary Grade 19
Salary $30,117-$48,046

How to Apply: https://jobs.reidsvillenc.gov

posted 5/17/19  (060119) 

City of Reidsville-Water Plant Operator-Night Shift

Job Description:
Title City of Reidsville Water Plant Operator-Night Shift
Position Number AS210P
Job Category Public Works
Job Description The newly renovated City of Reidsville Water Treatment plant is a 9MGD conventional water treatment plant situated on the shores of Lake Reidsville. Fully integrated chemical pumps, Regal SMARTVALVE chlorine regulators, lake aeration system, VFD equipped raw water pumps and high service pumps can all be controlled using our state-of-the-art VT SCADA system. Operator will perform specialized work in the operation and routine maintenance of the plant to ensure the highest level of process control. These include chemical treatment for pH, the operation of alum coagulation process using a Lab Charge Analyzer and streaming current monitor, iron/manganese removal, TOC removal, sand filters, disinfection, high-level pump station operation and related adjustments. For your safety, we have installed an integrated security system, implemented a comprehensive safety program and an operator call log. Successful candidate will work under the general supervision of the Plant Superintendent.
Work Schedule
This positions normal schedule is an 8 pm to 8 am shift Mon, Tues, Wed. one week and a Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs the following week. You will have a rotating 3 day weekend off and then a 4 day weekend off. You will have 8 hours of overtime every 2 weeks or per pay period. Occasional weekend work may be required when filling in for another operator. Employment can be subject to a variety of shifts as well as emergency call-in.
SALARY RANGE: $30,117-$48,046

Job Duties -Performs specialized tasks relating to the operation and routine maintenance of the City’s 9 MGD conventional surface water plant.
-Observes, records, and interprets readings at appropriate intervals as given by gauges, charts and other measuring devices and makes appropriate adjustments based on data.
-Controls the addition of chemicals based on water quality.
-Monitors the mixed media filter units to ensure proper operation occurs.
-Takes samples and completes basic laboratory tests as required.
-Reads, understand, and apply a variety of information obtained from resources such as technical operational and equipment manuals.
-Maintains accurate records, utilizing shift logbooks and computer systems. Prepares special reports as required.
-Operates and monitors equipment used in the water treatment process to achieve maximum efficiency at the least possible cost.
-Drives to work sites both within and outside the plant facilities.
-Maintains a neat and orderly work area.
-Performs minor office administration tasks such as filing, faxing, etc.
-Performs related work as required.
Required Qualifications Knowledge:
Principles, procedures, methods, and equipment involved in water treatment operations; industrial math as it relates to calculating flows, volumes, weights, etc.
Abilities:
Read and understand technical repair manuals.
Observe and interpret gauges, charts, etc. based on data; act quickly and independently in operational emergencies.
Maintain records, logs and prepare special reports; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally; deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public; Must work cooperatively as a team member and respond courteously to co-workers and citizens.
Experience, Education and Training:
High School graduate or equivalent GED.
Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities or directly related work experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Licensing and Certification:
A NC C-Surface Water Operator’s Certificate is desirable. Acquisition of the correct required certification must be completed within one year of employment.
A NC Class C driver’s license.
Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
EOE
Preferred Qualifications Two years of college or vocational technical training in water technology, chemical or biological sciences or a related area and at least one to three years’ experience in a water treatment plant, or in a closely related area.
Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A NC A, B or C-Surface Water Operator’s Certificate.
Physical Demands Performs bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, and reaching both to ground level and overhead; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 20 pounds; must be able to move about the plant to observe data and equipment; holds and grips objects; may be subject to standing for long periods of time; must be able to distinguish primary colors.
Both indoor and outdoor working environment with possible exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions, constant and extreme noise; subject to a variety of mechanical, electrical, chemical, toxic waste, and other safety hazards associated with treatment plant facilities and equipment; possible exposure to disease, fumes, and strong odors as related to water treatment operations.
Special Conditions for Eligibility Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
EOE
EEO Statement
FLSA Non-Exempt
Salary Grade 19
Salary $30,117-$48,046

How to Apply: https://jobs.reidsvillenc.gov

posted 5/17/19  (060119) 

Water Plant Operations Coordinator – Weekend p.m. Shift

Job Description: Starting Salary: $53,768
Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 11AM-11PM

Water Management seeks a plant operator (PO) who will be primarily located at the Brown Water Treatment Plant but will also be expected to back up operation & maintenance duties at the Williams Water Treatment plant when needed. This position works the weekend p.m. shift, working 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. Additional hours will be scheduled during the week as needed (You work 72 hrs and are paid for 80). In addition, this position offers shift differential pay. You will also be responsible for elevated and ground storage tanks, and 2 pressure zones including the associated pump and storage facilities. You may be required to work without direct supervision or solo on a shift.

Requirements

High school diploma or GED equivalency
Minimum of 3 years of related experience in a water or wastewater plant respectively
NC Grade B Surface Water Treatment Operators License (Grade A preferred); if from out-of-state, NC certified within 6 months of hire
NC Laboratory certification preferred
Valid NC Driver’s License

How to Apply: https://durhamnc.gov/1473/City-Jobs

posted 5/15/19  (060119) 

Engineer I / Rule Manager

Job Description: This position is located in the Public Water Supply Section’s Central Office which is physically located in the Archdale Building at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC.
Employee will serve as a rule manager for the implementation and enforcement of federal & state drinking water rules relative to assigned contaminant groups and/or rules applicable to all public water systems throughout the state. Employee will be cross-trained to be familiar with other requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the NC Drinking Water Act and other related laws.

Primary duties of the position include:
Reading, reviewing and understanding the federal and state drinking water regulations and Public Water Supply Section policies pertaining to assigned contaminant groups and rules; providing regulatory guidance, citations, and policies to system owners/operators regarding the rules and regulations such as monitoring requirements, gaining and maintaining compliance status, reporting and record keeping requirements, and required water quality and health risk information;
Evaluating and tracking each system’s compliance history; determining non-compliance with federal and state rules and regulations and assisting in the preparation of enforcement documents; issuing written notification to water system officials concerning notices of violations (NOVs), administrative orders, penalties, deficiencies, treatment technique failures and exceedance of action levels;
Providing advice, recommendations and assistance to public water system owners, managers, operators, consulting engineers, and the Public Water Supply Section’s Regional Office staff in matters related to engineering design and the construction and operation of water treatment facilities and treatment processes, as well as other technical compliance issues;
Responding to phone calls and written inquiries from public water systems, laboratory personnel and Regional Office staff regarding system monitoring requirements, notices of violation, enforcement actions, and other inquiries; and
Providing training relative to assigned contaminant groups and rules for the Regional Office staff, water system officials, laboratory personnel, and central office staff on new and existing rules.

Other Requirements:
Valid driver’s license
Occasional overnight travel

Management Preference:
Prefer Engineer Intern (EI).
Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of engineering from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

**For Minimum Education and Experience Requirements, DEQ defines “an equivalent combination of training and experience” as North Carolina certification as an Engineering In Training (EIT), Engineer Intern (EI), Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or North Carolina licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE).** Engineering Intern – A person who complies with the requirements for education, experience and character, and has successfully passed the fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.**

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide

posted 5/13/19  (052219) 

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, complete 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 is May 20, 2019.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/OWASA

posted 5/6/19  (052019) 

UTILITY TECHNICIAN I

Job Description: GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide support in the operation and maintenance of the County’s water/wastewater utility systems. The position works under general supervision assisting in asset repairs, preventative maintenance, tap installations, and new construction inspections. Under limited supervision the position executes work orders for water quality sampling and account maintenance. The position reports to the Public Utilities Director.

PRIMARY DUTIES: This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.

• Repairs water lines in compliance with applicable safety standard and state regulations to protect public health and safety • Assists in preventative maintenance programs for all County assets including pumps, tanks, valves, hydrants, air release valves, altitude valves, pressure reducing valves, control valves, and instrumentation • Assists in the County’s flushing program to maintain water quality and protect public health and safety • Reads meters for monthly billing • Replaces meters as needed • Serves in “on-call” rotation to provide after-hours services and emergency response • Assists in the installation water taps for new accounts per County standards • Assists in the Installation sewer taps for new accounts per County standards • Executes work orders to disconnect / reconnect services, check pressures and investigate leaks.
• Assists in the installation of new water and sewer lines on in-house projects per State and County standards • Maintains all water and wastewater facilities.
• Maintains other County owned facilities including the airport, convenience sites and road signs • Attends periodic technical or professional classes, workshops or seminars to improve technical skills and/or to maintain certifications • Performs other related duties as assigned

How to Apply: Apply on-line at www.montgomerycountync.com. Inquiries may be addressed to Renee Jones, Human Resources Director, at renee.jones@montgomerycountync.com. EOE.

posted 4/22/19 (063019)

WATER PLANT OPERATOR (2 F-T Positions Available)

Job Description:
The essential function of the position within the organization is to participate in the 24/7 operation of the County’s water treatment plant to produce potable water. Under limited supervision, the position is responsible for maintaining chemical treatment levels, elevated tank levels, telemetry (SCADA) operations, maintaining plant equipment and grounds, providing customer service, performing laboratory test and analysis and maintaining regulatory logs and records. The position reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator in Responsible Charge.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS PRIMARY DUTIES: This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.

• Collect and analyze samples for monitoring and controlling water treatment plant (WTP) processes; • Conduct bench-top tests for control and optimization of all treatment operations; • Documents readings, test results and equipment adjustments, and enter information into the computer database for record maintenance; • Maintain prescribed water levels in County tanks and monitors water pumps throughout the distribution system for proper pressure and tank levels; • Implement treatment process changes under the authority of the WTP Operator in Responsible Charge (WTP ORC); • Backwash filters in compliance with filter effluent turbidity regulations; • Monitor alum sludge residual flow, processing, and disposal to ensure NPDES permit compliance • Inspect and monitor plant equipment and systems to insure proper functionality and working conditions; • Record and report all deficiencies in treatment processes, systems, or equipment • Assist maintenance staff in repairing equipment, correcting deficiencies, and preventative maintenance activities ; • Monitors plant security utilizing perimeter cameras, controls access to facility through remotely operated gates; • Interact with County customers by telephone to disseminate information and assist with resolution of water problems; • Maintains cleanliness of the plant; • Attends periodic technical or professional classes, workshops or seminars, and departmental training to improve professional skills and/or to maintain certification; • Participates in departmental cross-training

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The successful applicant shall possess • a high school diploma or GED; • A valid driver’s license • A working knowledge of computers and common office software (i.e. MS Word, Excel, & Outlook) as demonstrated through past experience or coursework.
• Satisfactory completion of high school level chemistry or relevant experience in a laboratory environment

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Preference shall be given to applicants with the following qualifications and/or experience • A C-Surface Water Treatment Certification from the North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board or the ability to obtain one within one year of employment; • Experience with Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Software • A mechanical, electrical and mathematical aptitude as demonstrated through past experience; • Demonstrated ability to learn new computer software; • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the primary duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

How to Apply: Salary DOQ. Interested individuals shall complete an employment application on-line at www.montgomerycountync.com. Inquiries should be addressed to Renee Jones, Human Resources Director, at renee.jones@montgomerycountync.com. EOE.

posted 4/22/19  (063019) 

Public Utility Maintenance Worker

General Statement of Duties
Performs various semi-skilled and skilled tasks including installation, inspection, replacement, repair, and maintenance work in distribution and collection division of the public utilities department.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class works alone or as a member of a crew led by a supervisor or crew leader. This employee performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks associated with the city’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Work involves the operation of various hand tools and equipment in the installation, replacement, and repair of collection and distribution pipes to specific grade and depth, and back filling and compacting the site. Work also includes making taps to distribution and collection mains, installing valves, cleaning sewer lines, and making repairs to the systems. Occasional public contact is required in making referrals to appropriate staff. Work requires on-call and emergency response after hours as needed to maintain the proper operation of the distribution and collection systems. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through observation, compliance with instructions, regulations, and laws, and adherence to safety practices.

Illustrative Examples of Work

Loads, transports, and unloads equipment, supplies, and materials necessary for completion of each job; inventories upon receipt and return.

Operates tapping machine to make collection and distribution taps and service connections.

Lays collection and distribution pipes adjusting to proper grade and depth following established standards.

Repairs and replaces collection and distribution lines and related facilities.

Assists in operation of sewer rodding, jet, and vacuum machines to unstop collection lines. Operates closed circuit television sewer camera.

Operates dump trucks, jackhammers, tamp, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, air compressors, boring machines, pumps, and other related equipment.

Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in the work assigned.

Knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with area of work assigned.

Ability to operate tools and equipment used in the work assigned.

Ability to perform strenuous work for extended periods of time. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read, understand, and apply utility line maps and service manuals.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

Position Qualifications
Position requires completion of high school or equivalent, a North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver License, and some experience in assigned area of responsibility. Position requires the following certifications within three (3) years of employment: Grade C water distribution certification and grade I collection certification from NCDENR.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/graham

posted 3/26/19  (053019) 

Laboratory Technician I

The City of Graham is currently accepting applications for the following position:
Laboratory Technician I – Waste Water Treatment Plant:
Duties: Collect and analyze samples for the purpose of compliance and process control work in the environmental science/services division. Performs routine technical and laboratory testing and clerical work in the chemical and bacteriological analysis of drinking water, wastewater, industrial wastes, and by-products of the treatment process. Work is evaluated for correctness in analyses, accuracy of reports, and knowledge of current safety regulations, through observation of work in progress, review of analyses, and review of reports. This employee is cross-trained to perform laboratory testing at the wastewater treatment plant and the water treatment plant. Work is performed under the general supervision of the laboratory supervisor or environmental laboratory services superintendent. Work is evaluated through conference, and reviewing records for adherence to laboratory standards, instructions, and safety practices.
Qualifications: Position requires a valid driver’s license and High School graduate or equivalent and some experience in laboratory analysis, or an Associate’s degree in physical sciences or a related field. Position also requires ability to obtain Water Bacteriology certification, Process Control Chemistry certification and Grade “C” Surface Water Certification or Wastewater Grade I Certification within three years of employment.
Hiring Rate: $34,323.85

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The City of Graham is an EOE

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/graham

posted 3/26/19  (053019) 

TREATMENT PLANTS DIRECTOR

Job Description: Treatment Plants Director – City of Laurinburg, pop. 15,646, Salary Range: $66,402 – $98,574 + benefits.
The City of Laurinburg is searching for an experienced professional to lead the water treatment plants operation of our City. Responsibilities include complex skilled technical work planning, organizing and directing the operations of water and wastewater treatment plants including the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System(SCADA) and well operations, preparing documents for permit renewal, ensuring compliance with regulatory agency requirements, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the City Manager. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department. Individual needs the ability to plan, organize and direct the work of all operational personnel in the water and wastewater treatment plants, wells and lift stations; ensures operations conform with regulatory agency requirements; prepares appropriate documentation for permit renewal. Assists in the recruitment and selection of department staff; enforces the Personnel Policy; assigns, directs, trains, inspects and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; recommends rewards, transfers, promotions, suspensions, demotions and terminations; coaches, counsels and disciplines staff; develops staff schedules. Prepares and administers department budget; reviews and codes invoices for department purchases; orders equipment and parts; approves contracts for large repairs; requests sample kits from contract laboratories. Reviews daily and monthly reports; reviews treatment plant problems; interprets data and provides direction regarding necessary adjustments to plant operations. Troubleshoots electrical issues; repairs electrical and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System; repairs difficult and complex equipment issues. Collects samples; reviews and supervises the land application of sludge process; Composes correspondence and reports; prepares projections on future departmental needs; reviews construction plans for new projects; meets with other entities on larger projects. Attends workshops on rule changes for department facilities; conducts staff meetings on rule changes, safety and general issues; attends management team and City Council meetings. Accompanies regulatory agency representatives during inspections. Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints. May be required to work outside normal work hours in on-call and emergency situations. Provides excellent customer service when working with citizens, elected officials, and/or associates. Supports the overall City organization by executing the directives as set forth by the immediate supervisor and elected officials.

Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with coursework in environmental science, biology, chemistry, or related field and extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment and distribution operations including considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of Grade A Well, Grade IV Wastewater and land applications certifications. Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. City of Laurinburg provides a competitive benefits package; that includes participation in NC Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System (LGERS) membership and benefits in health, dental, life, vision insurance; optional life and disability coverage; 401K and 457 deferred compensation plans; paid holidays; and annual and sick leave. Apply online at www.laurinburg.org. Position is open until filled. Should you have any questions, please phone the HR Director, Betty J. Galloway, at (910) 291-1739.
The City of Laurinburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: http://www.laurinburg.org

posted 3/12/19 (063019) 

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 Unities 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 ABILITIES:
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 please visit our employment webpage of our City website at www.cityofec.com. 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 27909 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 3/12/19 (063019)

Distribution System Operator

Job Description: Distribution System Operator Position Vacancy

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Deadline: Open until filled.

Orange-Alamance Water System, Inc. has a Distribution System Operator position vacancy. We rely on employees with professional communication and problem-solving skills to work closely with all staff and when providing assistance to our customers, contractors and vendors. This role applies technical judgement working in partnership with other staff and requires a high degree of interpersonal skills with the ability to make judgement calls; exercising professional and safe behavior at all times. The successful candidate must be able to operate the tools and equipment required for the position and work during all types of weather. Overtime/standby/recall is required when responding to emergencies or when scheduled. We seek those who are team-oriented, motivated with a good work ethic who takes pride in their work.

Applicants can expect to cross-train in the various work groups listed below:

• Customer Service
• Water Treatment Plant
• Wells

Duties/Responsibilities:

• Operates heavy equipment including backhoes, dump trucks, tractors, mowers, trailers etc.
• Communicates work-related needs and issues by estimating needs; evaluation and approval of work site performance; and providing progress reports to supervision.
• Hauls, loads, unloads, delivery/installation of project-related materials, tools and equipment by reviewing orders; confirming delivery; storing and/or installing as required.
• Installs, repairs and maintains water meters.
• Performs maintenance of specialized equipment.
• Repairs water service connection and water main breaks.
• Installs, repairs and flushes fire hydrants, new service connections, air release valves, etc.
• Opens, closes valves to effectively operate distribution system.
• Flushes system and collects water samples.
• Locates water lines.
• Water Pump Station operations.
• Elevated Tank Operation & Maintenance.
• Water distribution system SCADA.
• Reads meters.
• Patches roadways and sidewalks at completion of task; repairs landscaping.
• Performs after-hours work as required.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent and minimum of 18 years of age.
• Possesses a valid Driver’s License, preferably an A-CDL license or acquires within 90 days of hire.
• Minimum 3 years related experience
• Must be reachable by phone and subject to week-long on-call shifts on a regular basis.
• Competency with software, phones, tablets, hand-held devices, etc. for record-keeping, work communications and meter reading.
• Experience as a Heavy Equipment Operator using a backhoe, dump truck w/ trailer and hauling equipment.
• Experience with hand tools such as shovels, rakes, mattocks, augers, chain saws, tampers, etc.
• Knowledge of blueprint reading.
• Knowledge of relevant safety procedures and guidelines.
• Knowledge of standard water & wastewater materials and procedures.
• Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations.

Preferred Certifications:

• Minimum NC Grade C Distribution Operator certification
• Trenching/Shoring
• Competent Person
• Meter Technician
• Backflow Cross-Connection

Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently/repeatedly required to stand; walk; use hands and exert forces needed to handle various types and sizes of tools, equipment and objects; reach with hands and arms to perform elevated/lowered work for periods of time; climb ladders and balance; climb into vehicles and equipment; stoop; kneel; half-kneel; squat, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move more than 100 pounds. An employee is this position will have successfully passed a health screening administered by a third-party health professional.

Safety Sensitive: This position has been identified as safety-sensitive. The employee in this position will be part of a random drug testing pool. The methodology for choosing the random test subjects is handled by an outside, impartial third-party vendor.

Work Environment: The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold, hot or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, mud, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. The work will require the use of personal protective equipment.

How to Apply: Employment applications are available:

• On our website at www.orangealamancewater.com

• At the OAWS, Inc. Administrative office at 5900 US 70 Hwy. Mebane, NC 27302

posted 1/3/19  (070119) 

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