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Wastewater Operator II Moyock NC

Job Description: The Team Member assigned to this position performs routine to complex technical and administrative assignments related to the operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities. Incumbents in this position monitor the treatment process through physical inspections, instrumentation, and laboratory analysis adjusting process as needed. Act as the Operator in Responsible Charge for one or more wastewater facilities. Ensure compliance with the State of North Carolina standards pertaining to the operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities. Participate in activities of various professional organizations and attend seminars and training courses when necessary to maintain technical competency. Attend safety, staff and regulatory meetings
US Citizen. E-Verification required; No felonies or major misdemeanors. High school diploma or equivalent. Three (3) years of experience in field operations programs. • Possess Grade II or III Wastewater Treatment Operators Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Excellent communication skills required including demonstrated fluency with reading, writing and speaking the English language. Readily accessible by phone with ability to work “on-call” for emergencies. Envirolink, Inc. is a drug-free work place. Initial and random drug testing is required. Successful candidate must submit to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check. Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check. CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within 12 months of date of hire

How to Apply:

posted 1/11/19  (022019) 

Well system operator Greensboro area

Job Description: The Team Member assigned to this position performs routine to complex technical and administrative assignments related to the operation and maintenance of water facilities. Operators in this position will collect water samples, monitor and adjust mechanical and pneumatic pressure settings, adjust chemical dosing rates, water production totals and chemical usage for several community well systems. Act as the Operator in Responsible Charge for one or more water facilities. Ensure compliance with the State of North Carolina standards pertaining to the operation and maintenance of water facilities. Participate in activities of various professional organizations and attend seminars and training courses when necessary to maintain technical competency

How to Apply:

posted 1/8/19  (020719) 

Utilities Crew Leader

General Statement of Duties

An employee in this class spends performs mixed responsibilities including operating heavy equipment and serving as the leader over crews involved in installing and repairing collection and distribution lines and repairing lift station pumps. The employee ensures the highest standard possible in meeting specifications’ requirements. Work includes shifting assignments as needed; assuring work is completed in timely manner and in accordance with OSHA and County standards, training, coaching, and reviewing work in progress and upon completion. Employee provides input on employee’s performance evaluation. Work includes operating complex heavy equipment required in the work participation in the Utility Technician duties. Work requires ability to lead a crew, and judgment and initiative in troubleshooting utilities’ related problems. The employee is subject to working in inside and outside environments including extreme hot and cold weather and is exposed to hazards such as loud noise, vibrations, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, and oils. Work around raw sewage is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision in conformance with established standards, and is reviewed for productivity quality, and customer service satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks
Serves as crew leader; trains staff in duties, process, and safety procedures; monitors and checks quality of work while in progress and upon completion; may change assignments as work progresses; coaches employees on performance while in process; provides input to supervisor for performance evaluations.
Ensures implementation of OSHA and County safety regulations and procedures.
Gathers and/or ensures materials, supplies and equipment for daily work loaded and transported to work site.
Participates in the repair, maintenance and construction activities to distribution and collection lines; operates various light to heavy equipment such as back hoe, jack hammer, mud hog, boring machine, and hand tools, etc.; lays pipes, makes water taps and repairs leaks; repairs water lines and repairs or replaces valve boxes.
Makes and inspects water lines.
Reads meters on assigned days; covers route assigned; uses hand held meters to records usage readings; takes rereads of meters as needed and repairs meters.
Serves on-call and call-back duties on a weekly rotation.

Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection guidelines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of construction, repair, and maintenance of water distribution and sewer collection line construction, maintenance and repair.
Considerable knowledge of department policies, procedures, and work plans.
Thorough knowledge of the use of related equipment and materials.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions required in the work.
Skills in heavy equipment operation.
Ability to act as crew leader and perform related supervisory duties.
Ability to read construction and plan maps, and drawings and to set grade and fall on projects.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, subordinates and citizens.
Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
Ability to perform heavy manual tasks.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess visual acuity necessary to read maps and diagrams and to prepare and analyze data and figures, to read extensively, to operate a computer, vehicles and heavy equipment, and to inspect work.

Desirable Education and Experience
High School diploma and considerable related experience, involving water and sewer line construction, maintenance and repair; including demonstrated ability to read, comprehend numbers and some experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
Must possess an appropriate valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire.
Must possess a North Carolina Distribution C or higher, North Carolina Grade C Water Treatment Facility Operator, and North Carolina C Well certification, North Carolina DOT Flagger certification, Confined Space certification and North Carolina Competent Person, Trenching and Shoring certification upon hire or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
Must possess a North Carolina Collection Grade I certification with the ability to obtain a Collection Grade II certification within six months of employment.
Must obtain Work Zone Supervisor certification with first year of employment.
Must possess a valid North Carolina Class A CDL or have the ability to obtain within three months of hire.

Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position. Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.

How to Apply:

posted 1/8/19  (012519) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: An employee in this class is responsible for the operation of water equipment, periodic inspections of related apparatus, recording information read from gauges and mechanical records, and performing routine duties related to the general maintenance and cleaning of physical properties of the water treatment plant. Work follows established procedures and once responsible schedules and tasks are learned, duties are performed under regular supervision. Independent judgment is exercised within the scope of standard operations procedures; however, when abnormal conditions develop, a supervisor is consulted for advice and instruction. The work is evaluated through observation while in progress, inspection of plant facilities and by review of reports.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited high school, preferably with one or more courses in science. Some experience in work associated with machinery or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Special Requirements:
• Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and have a safe driving record.
• Must have the ability to obtain within three (3) opportunities, a Grade “C” Surface Water Treatment Operator Certification from the North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board.
Physical Requirements:
Works outdoors in varying weather conditions. Works in temperature and humidity extremes. Must be able to lift and carry 50 to 75 pounds. Must be able to climb, crawl and crouch. Exposed to pathogens. Exposed to fumes, odors, chemicals, electrical current and noise.

Starting Salary: $1317.92 (Entry Level/No Certification) Water Plant Operator I
Semi-Monthly Rate $1383.81 Water Plant Operator II (B-Surface)
$1525.65 Water Plant Operator III (A-Surface)

How to Apply: Please pick up applications from the Human Resources Department and deliver or mail them to Lesia Cox, Human Resources Specialist, City of Asheboro, 225 E. Academy St, Asheboro, NC 27203. The City of Asheboro is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.

posted 1/7/19  (012219) 

Environmental Specialist II

Job Description: *** Please be aware that this position is a federally-funded position. Due to the federal government shutdown we may be unable to fill this position at this time, and there is a possibility that this may extend through February 8, 2019. We may repost at a later date, if federal funds allow us to do so. In the event of a repost, all applicants must reapply. ***
This position is physically located at our Asheville Regional Office in Buncombe County.
This position provides technical and regulatory assistance to public water supply systems in the 19 North Carolina counties served by the Asheville 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.

How to Apply: To apply for this position: All relevant experience must be included on the application to receive proper credit. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted.

posted 1/7/19  (012519) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator (part time)


General Statement of Duties

An employee in this class performs intermediate semiskilled work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant. Emphasis of the work is on efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the plant, control and performance of treatment and testing processes. Performs general plant and grounds maintenance tasks; maintaining records and logs. Position may be subject to shift work as necessary to complete treatment process. Treats contaminated water through a series of processes that remove or destroy harmful materials and microorganisms. System operators ensure that the purification process goes smoothly and efficiently. Controls high-tech equipment, such as control pumps, valves, and computers that move the water through the numerous treatment processes. Responsible for testing the water at various stages of treatment; interpreting and adjusting meters and gauges; and performing chemical and biological laboratory analyses. Must follow the water pollution standards set by the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Must be familiar with all federal and local regulations, laws, and standards regarding the quality of drinking water. Employees are subject to hazards associated with water 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 electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, working in small spaces such as sewer pipes, and oils. Work around water is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator and is reviewed by observation, conference, and the reviewing records for adherence to operations standards, instructions, and safety practices. Position may be subject to shift work as necessary to complete treatment process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks
Performs general plant and grounds maintenance tasks; maintaining records and logs.
Makes regular tours of the plant and checks engines, generators, pumps, aerators, tanks, filters, chlorinators, chemical feeders, and other equipment for proper functioning.
Documents amount of water treated, amount of chemicals used and records chemical pump dial settings; calibrates equipment as needed.
Collects water samples; performs tests such as pH, alkalinity, turbidity, etc., completes lab analysis of treated and untreated water to ensure quality; makes chemical and other adjustments as needed.
Records readings from meters and instruments; maintains various records and logs on plant operations.
Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions; back washes filters to ensure plant sludge collection systems are operating properly.
Performs minor maintenance and lubrication on equipment.
Performs general custodial and grounds maintenance work.
Requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities.

Additional Job Duties
Position may be subject to shift work as necessary to complete treatment process.
Performs related work as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant;
Working knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations;
Working knowledge of State rules and regulations governing water treatment; some knowledge in maintaining documentation and records;
Working knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software;
Ability to make arithmetic computations;
Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages;
Working knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work, and the necessary safety precautions; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;
Ability to read meters and charts accurately;
Skill in the use and care of hand tools;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

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 heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to read gauges, dials, observe moving parts of machines, and to be able to record and review written records.

Education Requirement
Graduation from high school supplemented by coursework in chemistry or biology and water treatment with related experience in a water treatment plant and minimal experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire.
Obtain a North Carolina “C” Surface Water Treatment Operator certification within eighteen (18) months of employment.
Obtain a North Carolina Physical/Chemical certification within twenty-four (24) months of employment.
Must meet and maintain all certification, license and training requirements for position.

Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position. Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.

How to Apply:

posted 1/7/19  (040119) 

Full-Time Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator-CHARLOTTE WATER (CLTWATER)

CLTWater is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte with more than $3 billion in assets. CLTWater is one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with more than 260,000 customer accounts and over 900 employees.
CLTWater’s annual budget is approximately $400M including operating and debt service costs. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from three major credit rating agencies because of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise an assigned shift at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant
• Ensure the efficient production, storage, and distribution of drinking water Oversee the Alum Residuals Facilities
• 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
• Overseeing all aspects of the water treatment or alum residuals process
• Shift work required

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma/GED with five (5) years of relevant work experience or an Associate’s degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Certification as a Grade “A” Water Treatment Plant Operator issued by NCWTFO
• Supervisory experience
• Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative with established practices and procedures

Salary Range:

How to Apply:

Apply online. Visit and click on jobs. Please note the position posting will close January 16, 2019.
If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available.
Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to

Conditions of Employment:
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. Some positions may require the ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination, polygraph exam, other skill evaluations and background check screens.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

posted 1/3/19  (011619)

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


• 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

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

posted 1/3/19  (070119) 

Operator II

Job Description: Operate a 1.0 MGD water treatment plant, and a 0.45 MGD waste water plant. Rotating shift. Plant Runs one shift a day.
•  Operates a variety of equipment/machinery including: valves, pumps, motors, belt presses, disinfection equipment, vehicles, etc.
•  Conducts routine testing, monitoring and maintenance of production wells, water/wastewater facilities.
•  Performs and documents treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment to assure proper operations and documents. Documents plant performance including daily flow and chemical usage.
•  Responds to call outs and after hours emergencies to repair treatment equipment, pumps, motors, sensing devices, instrumentation and electrical support.
•  Provides customer service functions when necessary.
•  Ensures facilities are secure. Cleans and maintains treatment plant grounds when necessary.
•  May communicate with client and customers related to routine technical aspects of operations.
•  May coordinate maintenance activities at the treatment facility.
•  Other duties as assigned.
•  Willing to work all shifts, including: weekends, holidays, evening and 24-hour emergency on call.

How to Apply:

posted 1/3/19  (021519) 

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

Job Description: SALARY HIRING RANGE: $15.06-$24.78/HR.

DESCRIPTION: 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 REQUIREMENT: 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 Applications via any other source will not be accepted. 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 12/31/18  (011919)

Associate Engineer (Facilities/General Services)

Job Description: Salary Range: $48,283 – $74,842

Performs paraprofessional technical engineering, administrative, coordination and supervisory work in the General Services Department. An employee in this class is responsible for assisting the Director with technical engineering activities and with coordinating and managing the operations of department divisions including Facilities Maintenance, Water & Sewer, Grounds, County Garage and the Landfill. Work includes varied performance management duties, budget development and management, researching and recommending services improvements, purchasing, planning and coordinating bids for major projects; and supervising work of contractors during and upon completion to ensure compliance with all codes and requirements. Employee works with the Director ensuring programs are implemented in concert with service priorities, goals, policies and procedures. Independent technical and administrative judgment, initiative, problem-solving and analytical troubleshooting skills are required. Public contact requires diplomacy, tact and courtesy. Work requires being on-call twenty-four hours a day to assist with emergencies. Employee is subject to hazards associated with public works including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and occasionally exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Work is performed under the general direction of the General Services Director and is evaluated through periodic conferences, written reports, observation, and acceptance of the public. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may do all or some combination of the duties as well as other related duties Assists the Engineer/Director with technical engineering duties. May assist with plans reviews and sits in on varied meetings related to projects, department services, etc. with the Engineer/Director, County Manager, other county department heads, etc.; performs paraprofessional engineering duties. Plans, coordinates and supervises daily responsibilities of division supervisors, plans work on daily basis and for longer term projects; makes work assignments adjusting for priorities, emergencies, work requests and staffing problems. Supervises staff in various divisions; reviews and discusses activities with division supervisors; coordinates staff assignments and work priorities and support between divisions to meet workload demands. Participates in varied personnel management decisions, including selection and recommends hiring, disciplinary, dismissal or promotion actions; discusses employee performance issues with division supervisors and approves disciplinary actions; coaches and evaluates supervisors’ performance; provides in-put on performance evaluations and initiates disciplinary action; explains and interprets personnel policies as needed and coordinates actions with Human Resources Department; assists with ensuring training provided. Ensures staff informed of changes in technology, laws, codes, or regulations with regard to appropriate departments; ensures safety regulations standards, policies and procedures are implemented, and the storage and security of materials. Researches alternative methods and services in solid waste management, water and sewer construction, maintenance, repair and construction to buildings/ facilities, grounds surrounding county buildings and vehicle maintenance and repair; recommends projects, improvements and efficient methods and systems. Inspects condition of county’s buildings and determines needed repairs and maintenance; determines needs, selects and purchases equipment; evaluates project sketches or blueprints and cost estimates to make implementation decisions; supervises project contractors during project work. Prepares or participates in preparation of specifications for materials and equipment; coordinates and oversees bidding on projects such as roofing, general cleaning, etc.; inspects work of outside contractors for adherence to plans and specifications; makes field inspections of projects to review progress and ensure completion, and adherence to proper safety regulations and procedures. Consults with outside authorities and agencies regarding facility maintenance and environmental issues. Works closely with division on services such as vehicle maintenance personnel on scheduling service and repairs, and recycling of mixed papers, metals and glass, etc. Confers with the Director on planning, budget requirements and projections, policies and procedures, goals and priorities; provides recommendations with supporting justification prioritizing requests from each division; recommends priorities; continually reviews and recommends changes in budget for service operations and with division supervisors; obtains quotes, purchases and maintains inventory of supplies and parts; coordinates with the county purchasing agent. Troubleshoots and resolves problems and complaints from the general public; handles complaints from department heads relating to services; resolves problems with vendors and/or staff; may terminate contracts. Works closely with the department Director, Finance Director, County Manager, other department heads, finance department as well as architects and contractors, and state agency officials. Prepares and maintains records and reports.

Recruitment Standards and Special Conditions:
Considerable knowledge of engineering specifications and standards relating to areas of public work involved in managing. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of daily operations of General Services of Burke County. Considerable knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of building construction, renovation and maintenance. Considerable knowledge of equipment and materials used in construction and maintenance. Considerable knowledge of methods, operating and maintenance requirements of the mechanical, electrical, heating, air conditioning, plumbing equipment systems, and materials used in maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, grounds and equipment. Considerable knowledge of building and fire codes. Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in work. Considerable knowledge of modern effective leadership and supervisory theories, principles and practices including delegation, communication, motivation, staffing, coaching and performance evaluation and the skills to use effectively. Working knowledge of the County’s budgeting, personnel and purchasing practices. Working knowledge of and skill in operating a computer including word processing and spreadsheet software. Skills in problem solving and formulating strategies involving appropriate staff and professionals in the process. Skills in reading and interpreting plans, specifications, and blueprints and to compare them with standard approved specifications. Ability to inspect and analyze condition of properties and grounds and project necessary repair and/or renovation requirements. Ability to estimate the cost and length of time required for the completion of various projects. Ability to interpret and prepare complex and detailed records and reports and ensure accuracy. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms including making presentations. Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others and to set priorities. Ability to exercise sound judgment to solve General Services problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, department heads, private contractors, subordinate supervisors, employees and citizens.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, standing, walking, talking, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform light work exerting up in excess of 20 pounds of force occasionally, 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, to inspect the work of others for quality, accuracy and thoroughness, to operate a computer, to read extensively, and to inspect; assemble or fabricate small parts or moving equipment; to operate hand tools and equipment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED Valid North Carolina driver’s license. Possess and maintain Grade B Water Distribution Certification Cross Connection & Backflow Certification Surface or Well Grade C Treatment Certification Grade II Wastewater Collection Certification

Desirable Education & Experience:

Graduation from an accredited community or technical college with a two-year Associates Degree in Civil Engineering, or 8 years’ experience in a similar position, and progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience involving a variety of building maintenance, repair and construction work.

How to Apply: Burke County applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office at 200 Avery Ave., Morganton, NC 28655 during regular business hours: The application document should provide a complete work history, including a detailed and thorough list of job duties.

posted 12/31/18  (020119)

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.

• 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.

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 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.

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: For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 252-338-3981 ext. 381 email to

posted 10/9/18  (040119)