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Job Description: An employee in this class performs a variety of chemical and biological tests designed to produce safe operation of potable water treatment. Work includes the collection of samples, completion of necessary reports and maintenance of records and files. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent and is reviewed for conformance to testing and reporting procedures and accuracy by the Senior Lab Technician.
Prepares solutions and reagents. Performs a variety of laboratory tests and interprets results. Maintains an inventory of chemicals, solutions, media, forms, and other laboratory supplies. Performs quality control testing. Maintains laboratory equipment. Maintains State laboratory certifications. Maintains individual laboratory technician certifications. Ensures testing is performed according to schedule. Consults with plant personnel about laboratory results. Assists with plant operation and maintenance as needed. Trains employees in the proper use of lab equipment and materials. Logs daily, weekly, monthly activities. Performs general preventative and scheduled maintenance. Performs routine building maintenance. Collects water and wastewater samples. Works in and assists in other work areas of the water plant as needed. Works with and maintains successful relationships with outside vendors, customers, and other departments within the City

How to Apply: Applications are available at City Hall, 115 N. Main St., Belmont, NC and can be downloaded/submitted online from Submit Application & Resume online or by mail: P.O. Box 431, Belmont NC 28012. Pre-Employment Drug Screening is required.

posted 6/25/19  (070519)

Electronics Technician I

Job Description: TOWN OF CARY
invites applications for the position of:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $21.35 – $33.10 Hourly
$44,408.00 – $68,848.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/31/19

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Performs complex skilled and technical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of instrumentation and electrical/electronic control systems. Work is performed throughout the Cary Apex Water Treatment Facility. Responsible for testing, maintaining and implementing electrical/electronic control systems, Facility field instrumentation, PLC and SCADA network; performs other work as required. Electronic Technician I 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.

Water Treatment facility positions are designated as “critical positions”, meaning employees are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations, to ensure continued operation of the facility.

Anticipated hiring range: $44,408.00 – $54,537.60 depending on experience.

This job posting is for our 1400 Wimberly Road, Apex, NC 27523 location.

Performs periodic calibration and observation checks of meters, chart recorders, electronic control valves, circuit boards, motor control centers, pumps, motors, and complicated instrumentation equipment;

Maintains automatic controls at the water reclamation facilities;

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on all electrical and electronic equipment, including emergency generators;

Makes recommendations on equipment or instrumentation needed for use in upcoming budgets;

Designs, tests, implements and maintains SCADA system; develops trends from SCADA historian;

Maintains all records associated with instrumentation which include daily, weekly, and monthly flow charts;

Responds to failure in any of the electrical systems and makes necessary replacements or repairs;

Performs equipment upgrades and modifications;

Purchases electrical and electronic material or equipment as necessary;

Installs new equipment; pulls new service connections for motors, etc.;

Maintains WRF fiber networks for equipment communication and CCTV;

Serves as facility liaison, working with integrators and Town staff;

Maintains Electronics parts inventory and backups of all facility PLC programs;

Installs and terminates fiber optic cables, maintains network switches;

Provides training to facility staff;

Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Comprehensive knowledge of the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic components of water and wastewater treatment plants and pump station equipment; comprehensive knowledge of personal computers; comprehensive knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; comprehensive knowledge of the principles of radio transmitting and receiving theory; ability to read and understand schematic and circuit wiring diagrams; ability to work independently; knowledgeable of fiber network communications equipment and is capable of troubleshooting network issues; ability to use and care for tools used in the testing and repair of instruments and control devices; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic problems; ability to work under adverse weather conditions. Work in this class is medium to heavy work and may require exposure to various environmental conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and unpleasant surroundings. An employee must have the physical agility to move about freely including climbing stairs and ladders and crawling into tight spaces. Moderate to heavy lifting is required in performing the work. Visual acuity is necessary to perform paperwork, read gauges, and make repairs. An employee must also be able to hear, talk, and smell. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, possess team spirit, and work closely with maintenance and operations staff.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an associate’s degree program with a degree in electronics and extensive maintenance experience including the repair and maintenance of electronic and electrical equipment in a large industrial or municipal environment.

A valid driver’s license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Experience working with electrical voltage up to 480 volts.

Experience with single and three-phase voltage types.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

How to Apply:

posted 6/19/19  (080119) 

Inflow & Infiltration Analyst


$36,867.00 – $58,988.00 Annually





Performs difficult technical work in the inspection of wastewater collection system for infiltration and inflow; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Lines Maintenance Supervisor.

Examples of Duties

Inspecting sanitary sewer systems to determine sources of infiltration and inflow; making repairs; assisting with construction inspection; preparing and maintaining files and records.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) •Installs and monitors flow meters in sanitary sewers.
•Customizes flow monitoring computer programs and analyzes/interprets flow meter information.
•Operates video and smoke testing equipment to survey lines for infiltration and inflow problems.
•Inspects manholes and appurtenances for similar problems.
•Assists with the development of sewer preventive maintenance program.
•Dye tests sewer system to determine direction of flow outfall and identify illicit connections.
•Assists with construction inspection on sewer lines.
•Inspects for unrecorded service connections.
•Conducts comprehensive field survey and inspection of wastewater collection system.
•Keeps records of I & I inspections conducted and actions taken.
•Performs related tasks as required.

Typical Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and 2 to 5 years experience in the construction of piping systems.

Supplemental Information

Thorough knowledge of proper techniques to prevent infiltration and inflow; thorough knowledge of OSHA requirements for confined space entry; ability to keep records and prepare reports; ability to obtain compliance with regulations and to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with industrial, commercial and residential consumers and the general public; ability to work from construction plans, drawings and diagrams.

Application Requirements

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Ability to obtain Grade I Water Pollution Control System Operator within eighteen months of employment. OSHA certification as Competent Person. Grade I collections license preferred.

Selection Process

HIRING RANGE: $36,867 – $47,928EOE/M/F/D/V

How to Apply: City of Jacksonville website

posted 6/4/19  (070119)

C Surface or Higher Operator

Job Description: See website for description

How to Apply:

posted 6/4/19  (070419) 


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 Inquiries may be addressed to Renee Jones, Human Resources Director, at 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

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 Inquiries should be addressed to Renee Jones, Human Resources Director, at EOE.

posted 4/22/19  (063019) 


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 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:

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.

• 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.

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.

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.

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 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


• 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)