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Administrative Secretary

Job Description: Administrative Secretary – Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority-La Grange, NC

PURPOSE OF CLASS: Under general supervision performs secretarial work in administrative functions that include the following:
Serves as a receptionist, answer phones, direct calls/messages to appropriate staff;
Greet Vendors and show guests to meeting locations;
Follows COVID Protocols;
Attend meetings, take notes, type Minutes, create/ mail Agendas for monthly Board Meetings,
Operator Meetings and Special Meetings as requested;
Have knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel, Word and Power Points;
Open, code, enter and pay bills in QuickBooks and on Banking Site;
Copy/Scan/mail bills and checks;
Create/edit charts and graphs, print, combine and mail Annual Report;
Create/edit/update PowerPoint presentations for Executive Director or staff;
Type written correspondence for Executive Director & Board of Directors;
Maintain/update website;
Open, sort and distributes mail;
Create/edit forms as needed;
Update books and policies as needed;
Order office supplies;
Maintains various records and files;
Complete monthly reports and annual reports;
Plan and organize events;
Wellness Initiative Coordinator- Write grants for wellness;
Performs assigned duties as required;
Minimum Requirements: General knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, equipment and secretarial techniques; general knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to type accurately and at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to make arithmetical calculations; ability to meet the public effectively; ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships with others; ability to follow oral and written instructions; Valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Applicants are required to submit to a Pre-placement medical screening, including a drug screen and COVID testing.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, including or supplemented by courses in Word, Excel, QuickBooks, and Power Point, with secretarial experience. Two-year degree in accounting or business is preferred.
Competitive Benefits Package
Salary: Dependent upon Qualifications
For application please contact: NRWASA-252-522-2567 or at our website:
Submit letter of interest, salary requirements and Resume to: Executive Director
2811 Barrus Rd
La Grange, NC 28551

How to Apply: Visit our website: to complete application. Mail, email, fax, or drop off completed application.

posted 12/30/21  (022822)

Facility Operator

Job Description: Under limited supervision, performs specialized skilled work as related to the Brunswick County utility system and related appurtenances. Work involves coordinating the work of mechanics and technicians involved in the repair, replacement, and installation of raw water lines, pumping station, water storage, SCADA systems, meter vaults, and related appurtenances. Will operate raw water pumping facilities using best practices and following pump station O&M guidelines. Work involves maintenance and upkeep, entering manholes, vaults and other confined spaces related to the raw water pumping station, raw water transmission line, raw water storage tank, and metering facilities associated with the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority’s raw water system. Performs preventive maintenance and operation of pumping equipment, control valves, backflow assemblies, and metering facilities in the Authority’s system as required. Performs carpentry work as required. Maintains a clean safe work environment. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of a variety of reports and maintaining records as related to the raw water transmission system. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. On-call and weekend work are required. Reports to the Kings Bluff Water Resource Supervisor.
Associate degree in civil engineering technology, environmental science, or related area and three (3) years of experience in water system maintenance, utility construction, mechanical maintenance, or electrical maintenance preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina or South Carolina. Possession of or ability to obtain Class C Distribution certification issued by the State of North Carolina within one year of employment. Must pass a background security check and drug test.

How to Apply:

posted 12/17/21  (010222)


Job Description:
Science clearly states that a person can survive three weeks without food, but that most people can’t go 3-4 days without water! If you’re interested in joining the award-winning team that provides essential drinking water to over 270,000 people in the Cary area, then we have an amazing opportunity for you!

The Cary-Apex Water Treatment Facility (CAWTF) is currently recruiting for a Water Treatment Plant Mechanic/Operator. As a Mechanic/Operator, you will perform responsible technical and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant including sampling and analyzing, regulating processes and equipment, and participating in both preventative and corrective maintenance programs.

Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Facility Supervisor and/or the Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Supervisor.

This is a non-rotating, 12 hour shift (midnight – noon), including nights, weekends and some holidays.

**This position is being hired primarily for the OPERATOR role**

Water Reclamation Facility positions are part of our established career ladder program that provides for the advancement of non-supervisory staff members in eligible positions who demonstrate increasing levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Depending upon the level of attainment in the career ladder, an employee may have lead worker duties over other plant personnel. The minimum certification level is determined by the career ladder criteria.

This position is a “critical position” meaning you are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations, to maintain equipment, operate the facility and/or assist the Department in any capacity necessary to continue Town operations.

The location for this position is 1400 Wimberly Rd, Apex NC 27523.
Typical Tasks
Makes hourly tour of plant and checks and documents gauge readings and calibrations;

Adjusts chemical feed rates through the computer;

Checks meters and pumps for proper functioning;

Collects raw water sample daily from raw water pump station;

Calibrates meters that tie into the SCADA system;

Runs hourly lab tests checking for pH, CL2, residual, turbidity, manganese, alkalinity, CO2 and records lab paperwork;

Maintains plant security through video surveillance, physical checks, and electronic lock system;

Monitors production of ozone; makes sure all units are on and working properly;

Observes tank levels and line temperature levels of liquid oxygen tanks;

Monitors three pressure zones for leaks, pressures and flows;

Monitors bulk and day tank for adequate supply of sodium thiosulfate;

Collects samples for laboratory analysis; makes chemical catches to verify feed rates;

Performs algae enumeration test counting and specifying different types and species algae;

Performs specific laboratory tests; records results;

Monitors operation of the plant through the use of the computer;

Maintains records of plant operations;

Off-loads chemical deliveries;

Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of building and grounds;

Makes minor or emergency repairs;

Reports equipment operation problems to maintenance personnel;

Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant;

Thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic systems;

Thorough knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations;

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions;

Ability to operate a computer relative to the operation of the plant and troubleshooting malfunctions;

Ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures;

Ability to conduct routine laboratory tests;

Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions;

Ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain records of shift operations;

Ability to work in adverse conditions;

Skill in the use and care of equipment and hand tools.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Highschool diploma or GED required.

Requires possession of a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

A minimum “C” surface water certification is required for all positions in this classification. Higher certifications are required related to the level attained in the career ladder program.

Must live within fifty (50) miles of the facility and respond within one (1) hour when fulfilling call-back/stand-by duties. Facility locations is 1400 Wimberly Rd, Apex NC 27523

*WTF positions are “critical positions,” meaning you are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations to maintain equipment and/or assist the Utility Division in any capacity necessary to continue Town operations.

Two years or more of experience in either utility plant operations, water quality analysis, mechanical systems, and/or chemical feed systems.

Conditions of Employment:

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal history check, motor vehicle records check, education verification and credit history review) and satisfactory reference checks prior to employment.

Requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all new Town of Cary employees. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

How to Apply:

posted 12/14/21  (010122)

Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Job Description: Performs difficult skilled technical work planning, organizing, and directing the operations, maintenance, and laboratory analysis at a water treatment plant. Required qualification include:
• High school diploma or high school equivalency.
• Extensive experience in water treatment plant operations.
• Considerable supervisory experience.
• Possession of Grade A Surface Water Treatment certification upon hire.
• Possession of a valid NC driver’s license.

How to Apply: Please visit for more details and a full job description.

posted 12/14/21  (013022)

Water Treatment Operator Trainee-IV

Job Description: Under limited supervision, performs extremely technical and specialized work as related to the Brunswick County Northwest Water Treatment Plant and associated distribution system. The Northwest WTP is a 24 million gallon per day (MGD) drinking water treatment facility located in Northern Brunswick County near Leland. This facility is currently being expanded to 48 MGD and will be adding reverse osmosis as part of the treatment process. 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, answering inquiries/concerns from the public and janitorial duties. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. Performs other duties as required. Reports to the Chief Utility Plant Operator. Brunswick County Public Utilities has implemented a career ladder advancement program for those employees seeking to make a career working in the water and wastewater services field.
High school diploma or GED; 1-5 years’ experience in a water/wastewater treatment or industrial 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. Employee shall be required to serve as Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) or Backup-ORC for the designated facility or system. 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 or SCDL.

How to Apply:

posted 12/13/21  (010222)

WWTP Operator 1- Nightshift

Job Description: The City of Lincolnton offers an excellent job opportunity at the Wastewater Treatment Plant as an Operator I.
The successful candidate will perform technical and skilled responsible operational, laboratory, and
maintenance work in the operation and maintenance of the municipality’s wastewater treatment plant.
Emphasis of the work is on making hourly rounds of the plant to inspect operations, entering readings into operating records, taking samples of processes and performing required tests, documenting and/or repairing malfunctions, troubleshooting mechanical problems, and performing related plant work. Work includes adding required chemicals to wastewater, and troubleshooting mechanical problems. This position may assist with the Pretreatment program, and lab duties in absence of the lab analyst. Work of the wastewater plant operator is differentiated by the level of state certification (I is lowest and IV is highest), length of experience and broader knowledge and responsibilities of plant operations, and ability to lead and train other plant personnel. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent and is evaluated on the basis of efficiency and cleanliness of plant operations, accuracy in tests performed and documentation, quality of treated wastewater, and observation of work in progress.

The City of Lincolnton offers an excellent benefits package which includes, but is not limited to the following:
Paid Employee Health Insurance 12 Paid Holidays
Paid Employee Dental Insurance Paid Life Insurance
Paid Vacation Local Government Employee Retirement
Paid Sick Leave 401k Plan

Salary (G 11): $ 31,095.00
The successful applicant may qualify for a higher salary than the minimum based upon experience and certification level

Education and Experience:
Minimum education qualification for all levels is graduation from high school or equivalency. Some high school or
college coursework in environmental science, physics, chemistry, hydrology, water & wastewater engineering, or related
study is preferred; an Associate’s degree in the physical or biological sciences may be required at higher levels of
Special Requirements:
Valid North Carolina driver license
Certified as WWTP Operator I or have ability to obtain within 24 months of employment

Application Process:
To apply for this position go on-line at

Closing Date: Open until filled or Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:00pm, whichever occurs first
E-Verify Employer

How to Apply:

posted 11/12/21  (123121)

NCWOA Education Specialist Position
(central and western part of NC)

The applicant must possess at least a high school diploma and experience in the teaching of water industry professionals (equivalent experience in the teaching profession with advanced education beyond the high school level will be considered). This individual must possess a good working knowledge of the waterworks industry and good interactive skills to relate and communicate with industry professionals, managers and operators. Meeting planning and organizational skills a plus. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. The individual must possess computer skills (Microsoft Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) to prepare reports and communicate information relevant to NCWOA and the waterworks profession. Also, experience with learning management system Moodle a plus. This position will require extensive travel primarily in central & western North Carolina. The applicant must possess a valid N.C. driver’s license, reliable transportation and the ability to travel on a regular basis to include overnight stays as well as a personal computer. Residency in the central to western part of the state preferred. Exemplary oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; knowledge of current technology education such as video conferencing and online education.

Proposed Work Schedule and Salary:
This independent contractor position is part-time based on a 15-20 hour workweek and based on an hourly rate of $20.00 – $25.00 per hour, depending on experience. All travel expenses (mileage, meals and lodging) are to be reimbursed monthly by NCWOA. Office equipment such as printer and office supplies will also be provided and/or reimbursed.

Job Description (overview)
• Serves as a customer representative and a point of contact for NCWOA in a professional responsive manner.
• Works closely with Education Specialist in the development of new training opportunities and implementation of training events as scheduled.
• Supports the activities of the Seminars Committee and NCWOA sections in the planning and implementation of training events.
• Supports the activities of the Annual Schools Committee in the planning and implementation of certification schools. Assists in the development of a trainer mentoring program to help increase the instructor pool.
• Works closely with the Moodle program to further develop new training modules and to help recruit subject speakers.
• Design and conduct professional development/training opportunities for both in person learning and online learning programs to end users.
• Ability to manage and facilitate educational programs.
• Maintain a high standard of professionalism in representing NCWOA including confidentiality and adherence to policies, procedures, and other established guidelines as appropriate. Work cooperatively with Committees and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of Committees and NCWOA objectives and provide a high level of service to members and sponsors by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships.

How to Apply
Send resume to
Open until filled

Utility Maintenance Technician

Job Description: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Utility Maintenance Technician III
The Town of Nashville, population 5,500 is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Utility Maintenance Technician III. This position Performs responsible technical, and skilled work serving as a lead worker in the operation and maintenance of the Collection, Distribution, and Well Water Treatment Systems.

Essential Duties and Tasks:
• Makes regular inspections of water treatment sites and sewer lift stations to check for proper operations, perform preventive maintenance, and make repairs when necessary.
• Conducts daily State mandated entry point and distribution system water samples and packages for appropriate processing.
• Participates with the crew in the maintenance, repair, and installation of water and sewer lines, hydrants, valves, meters and meter boxes and related appurtenances.
• Exercises fire hydrants and valves; locates hydrants and valves for mapping purposes; flushes hydrants and lines. Makes repairs when necessary.
• Locates water and sewer lines and marks them for other utilities and various construction projects; receives location requests through NC811
• Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities.
• Operates construction equipment including back hoes, excavators, and loaders around underground utilities, overhead utility lines, in and around traffic and parked cars; participates with crew on major line repairs and replacement projects.
• Serves as lead worker in service calls, repair projects, and when called back for emergency service needs.
• Stocks and maintains assigned truck and equipment.
• Prepares daily logs or other work records.
• Performs related duties as required.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Considerable knowledge in the proper operation and maintenance of collection, distribution and well water treatment systems.
• Considerable working knowledge of the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulic components of pumping stations and related appurtenances.
• Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work.
• Considerable knowledge of the tools, parts, and methods associated with diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining equipment.
• Considerable knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer lines and appurtenances.
• Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations.
• Working knowledge of the operations and maintenance of water wells.
• Working knowledge of the municipal water and sewer service customer service policies and procedures.
• Working knowledge of entry point and distribution sampling requirements.
• Skill in the operations of heavy construction equipment including excavators, back hoes, track hoes, and front-end loaders.
• Ability to establish and maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to read plans, maps, and drawings.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other town officials, citizens, contractors, and employees with the skills necessary to present ideas effectively in writing and orally.
• Knowledge of the use of information technology in assigned tasks.
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational skills of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions. Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity necessary to read maps and diagrams, to operate a vehicle, to operate a computer, and to read and prepare reports including the analysis of data and figures.
• Employee is subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, rain, snow, confined spaces, from heights and exposure to various hazards such as working in heavy traffic, loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Work with wastewater is subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens. Employee may be required to wear a respirator. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions, and standard trade and safety practices.
Desirable Education: Graduation from High School or equivalent with demonstrated record of responsible work experience in distribution, collection, or treatment plant operations and maintenance. Class B CDL with Tanker Endorsement, Certified North Carolina Well Treatment, Distribution and Collections Operators preferred.
Special Requirements
• Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
• Possession of a Class B North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment.
• Possession of Grade C Well operator certification within 12 months. C Distribution and Collections II within two years.
• Employee is required to complete rotating standby/recall work.
Salary Range: $32,541-48,811 Annually. This is non-exempt position under FLSA.
Fringe Benefits Package includes: Health Insurance through the State Health Plan; Dental, Vision, and Life Benefits; 401(k) and State Retirement contributions.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled.
Applications: Accepted online under the Employment Opportunities section of our website:
Selected applicants will be subject to substance abuse screening.
The Town of Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

posted 10/25/21  (010122)

Surface water plant operator / full or part time (Denton)

Job Description: Performs responsible technical and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant equipment. An employee in this class is responsible for monitoring and treating the drinking water and water supply. Emphasis of the work is on performing routine tests to ensure the highest possible quality of water. Primary work responsibilities include conducting hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests, adding any necessary chemicals to the water, troubleshooting mechanical problems, assisting customers, and performing related water treatment plant tasks. Work is differentiated from the Water Plant B Operator and Water Plant “A” Operator by having a lower level of certification and no supervisory or lead worker responsibility. Work is performed under the supervision of the Water Plant Superintendent, and is evaluated for accuracy in tests performed, accuracy in results documented, and the sufficient operation of the plant. Work is checked by reviewing log book and observation of work in progress. • Makes hourly tours of plant and checks and documents gauge readings and calibrations; adjusts chemical feed rates of plant equipment; checks meters and pumps for proper functioning • Conducts tests for turbidity in raw, settled, and filtered water, chlorine residuals in filtered water, alkalinity levels in raw and filtered water, and records all results; calibrates fluoride meter and tests fluoride residual in raw and filtered water and records results • Backwashes and rewashes filters using a backwash pump • Checks levels of alum, caustic fluoride, corrosion inhibitor, carbon, coagulant aid, and other chemicals and adds chemicals as needed • Calculates chemical dosage, average readings, and plant performance and records in log book • Reports equipment failures to supervisor • Assists customers, answers phones, and responds to questions as needed Salary is based on experience.

How to Apply: Applications are available at By email: or in person at Town Hall, 201 W. Salisbury Street, Denton, NC 27239

posted 10/6/21  (123121)