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Utility Systems Maintenance Worker
Due Date: December 31, 2018

Loudoun Water, located in Ashburn VA is a public utility that provides water and
wastewater service to customers in Loudoun County. We offer highly competitive
salaries, a stable work environment and excellent employee benefits!
Maintenance Worker: Entry level labor position, working in an outdoor
environment. Types of work include hydrant repair and flushing; water and sewer main
repair; mowing, weed eating and bush hogging easements; CCTV and manhole checks.
Valid driver license required and CDL license preferred. Be available to work "on-call"
status. Work overtime as required to carry out job responsibilities and duties.
Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun
Water, HR Department, PO Box 4000, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079.
Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE


Utility Operator - Doswell WTP Plant
Due Date: October 31, 2018

General Description: This is a technical position and is for a Water Plant Operator at the Doswell Water Treatment Plant. An experienced operator with a State of Virginia issued water treatment license is preferred; however, persons without experience or license will be considered.

The water plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position requires operators to work 12 hour shifts which rotate from day to night on a weekly cycle. Operators work approx.14 days per month. Please note that this position has State water licensing requirements that begin within 24 months of hiring date. In-house training opportunities are available to help meet this requirement.

Organization: The Utility Operator position is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Utility Operator position has four (4) levels: Operator-in-Training, Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master. The CD requires that an employee obtain a Class IV Water Operator License within 2 years and a Class II Water Operator License within 5.5 years of hire.

Essential Functions: Duties will vary at each level of the career ladder. They include, but are not limited to the following.
· Conducts laboratory analysis.
· Monitors plant and system processes and makes adjustments as necessary.
· Maintains operational and maintenance records (both written and in computer).
· Assists with regulatory reporting.
· Collects samples for analysis.
· Keeps plant and work environment clean.
· Assists maintenance personnel as needed.
  Equipment and process troubleshooting.
· Master Operators will function in a lead position and will be required to assist the Superintendent with a variety of administrative functions/special projects and stands-in during Superintendent's absence.
· Other operational duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:
A. Hazards
· May be exposed to chemicals, dust, fumes, noise, vibration, repetitiveness, 
B. Environment
· Office
· Field - Laboratory, industrial plant, outdoors in all weather conditions
C. Physical Effort
· Lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
. Routinely walking up and down stairways and ladders.
. Occasional standing and/or working on feet for extended periods of time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Varies with CD level. Knowledge of water treatment and abilities, required. Knowledge and skills sufficient to meet CD requirements (e.g. certification, in-house promotion Board, etc.).
 
Education, Experience and Training:
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Ability to operate a personal computer.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior water plant experience and possession of a State of Virginia water license. Experience in electrical and/or mechanical maintenance, laboratory experience, and familiarity with MS Office software. Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot water treatment processes and related equipment, and learn new tasks and procedures quickly.

Special Conditions:
· A Criminal Records Check is required for employment.
· Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
· Work days & nights, work holidays and weekends, work a 12 hour shift.
 . Ability to operate a personal computer.
· Water License issued by the State of Virginia.
· Pre-employment Physical Examination/Drug Test and repeated in accordance to policy   thereafter.
· Twelve-month probationary period.
· Essential staff designation; regardless of weather or road conditions the operator is required to report to work.
· Must wear uniform, including safety equipment.

For more information or to apply for this position, please visit our career site at www.hanovercountyjobs.com


Water Treatment Plant Operator
Due Date: December 31, 2018

The City of Staunton Public Works Department is seeking applicants to join its team as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Successful candidate operates water treatment plant equipment such as pumps, control panels, chemical feeders, filters, repairs and adjusts equipment, maintains properties, records reading of gauges, tanks and meters, dispatches emergency services for public works activities. HS diploma/GED/equivalent training, ability to keep records, prepare accurate reports and perform mathematical computations required. Experience in mechanical systems and/or valid VA Waterworks License preferred. Consideration will be given to a trainee with ability to obtain license within 18 months of hire. Hiring Range: $13.81 – $17.51/hr DOQ/E (+) excellent benefits. Position works 12-hour shifts, including weekends and holidays. Apply online at www.staunton.va.us. This position is open until filled. EOE.


Engineer I or Engineer II
Due Date: December 31, 2018

Provides technical assistance in the areas of water/waste water system growth and development, system operation/treatment, equipment maintenance and operation, design and construction of new facilities, facility upgrades, equipment repair/replacements, and related programs that require skill, experience, creativity, knowledge, judgment, and timely completion.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Assist with various programs including, but not limited to, water loss and leak detection, water system hydraulic modeling, sewer system analysis and rehabilitation, and pumping/booster station analysis.
  2. Assist with equipment operational issues and specifications. Work with vendors/consultants to provide recommendations. Document proposed changes for purchasing or permitting needs.  
  3. Support the planning, design, and management of capital construction projects for the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and construction of new or replacement water and waste water facilities.
  4. Provide cost and timing input regarding projects for capital budget needs.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

  1. Must possess an Engineering Degree with emphasis on fields related to the design/construction of water and waste water facilities or any combination of relevant education and experience in water/wastewater or similar working environment. Engineer II must have 5+ years of experience in the design/construction of water and waste water facilities and must be a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  2. Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing, to understand directions, procedures, maintain records, and effectively communicate with others.
  3. Must have knowledge of or the ability to learn the design, construction and operation of water, and wastewater, systems; construction and maintenance estimating; personal computer and related office and engineering software (MS Office, AutoCAD, ArcGIS).
  4. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, visitors, customers, local government and agency officials, and co-workers.
  5. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid Virginia Driver's License and be insurable through the ACSA’s current vehicle insurance carrier.

CAPITAL DESIGN or CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER
Due Date: November 14, 2018

Loudoun Water is the water and wastewater authority serving Loudoun County, Virginia -- the second fastest growing county in the United States. The county is home to a population of over 390,000 residents. By 2040, Loudoun Water projects its customers will require up to 90 million gallons of drinking water every day.

Loudoun Water is preparing for the future - one of continued county expansion, economic growth, adaptable technologies, and enhanced public health and safety. With sustained regional growth, major investments in water infrastructure, and deployment of advanced operational and informational technologies, Loudoun Water remains a proactive resource and partner in our vibrant county.

As Loudoun Water continues to grow and meet increasing water resource demands, innovation is vital. This requires the development of new projects to support growth, adapt to change, and meet new challenges.

In support of our mission, Loudoun Water has an immediate opening for an engineer in its Capital Design or Capital Construction Department, which manage the design and construction of Loudoun Water’s capital improvements projects. Project management includes technical oversight and administrative management of project scope, budget, and schedule. Essential functions include:

  • Develop design or construction phase engineering services contracts and requests for proposals;
  • Manage the design or construction phases for various water, wastewater, and reclaimed water facilities and infrastructure;
  • Develop and manage project scopes, budgets, and schedules;
  • Provide review of project designs for constructability and to confirm project requirements are met;
  • Build consensus among internal stakeholders on design decisions;
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Provide engineering support to other departments in the organization, including Operations & Maintenance; and
  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies for project approvals.

We are looking for highly-motivated self-starters with an eye for quality, “can-do” attitude, and excellent technical and communication skills. We offer highly competitive salaries, a stable work environment, and excellent employee benefits.

Requirements: BS degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience, including relevant design and management experience on water and wastewater facilities and infrastructure. An MS degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Construction Management may be applied towards the experience requirements. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Virginia is highly desirable.

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, 44865 Loudoun Water Way, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE


Solids Handling Manager
Due Date: December 31, 2018

The Maury Service Authority (MSA) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Solids Handling Manager at the 3mgd wastewater treatment plant. Applicants should have experience in wastewater treatment biosolids handling. Must be organized and have experience working with regulatory agencies. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. This full-time position comes with a generous benefits package, VRS retirement plan, and Holiday pay. A more detailed job description, and application can be obtained by calling 540-463-3566 or emailing c.shea@msaplant.org The MSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Maintenance Lead
Due Date: December 31, 2018

The Maury Service Authority (MSA) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Maintenance Superintendent at the 3mgd wastewater treatment plant. Applicants should have experience in wastewater treatment maintenance, and management. Must be able to work independently, and be a self-starter. Must be organized and have experience working with regulatory agencies. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. This full-time position comes with a generous benefits package, VRS retirement plan, and Holiday pay. A more detailed job description, and application can be obtained by calling 540-463-3566 or emailing c.shea@msaplant.org The MSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Senior Staff Accountant or Staff Accountant
Due Date: December 31, 2018

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Perform complex professional accounting and financial work for the Landfill and Service Authority, as assigned, with minimal supervision. Backup the Accounting Supervisor, as necessary, in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department and insuring compliance with ACSA purchasing and accounting procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. As assigned, review and/or prepare Landfill financial reports as well as audit schedules, documents, and account analysis on an as needed basis for the annual audit and computation of periodic reimbursement claims. Assist in accounting duties that may require researching accounting issues and bank or account reconciliations and analysis as well as creating journal entries in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Reporting Standards.
  2. Back up the Accounting Supervisor in overseeing the daily operations of the finance department which may include reviewing others accounting work to ensure proper adherence to Service Authority accounting procedures and maintenance of internal control as well as cross-training in critical areas, with emphasis on the daily operations of the computerized financial systems. Document procedures and cross-train others in specifically assigned areas of responsibility.
  3. May be assigned specific projects and areas of responsibility that could include coordination of interfaces with warehouse inventory and billing systems; project and the performance of other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

  1. Senior Staff Accountant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, or equivalent coursework, training and professional experience. Prefer some experience in governmental or fund accounting. Staff Accountant must possess an Associate’s Degree or equivalent college-level coursework, with a minimum of (2) years of experience in general accounting.
  2. Requires the ability to communicate in English, verbally and written. Requires the ability to understand written and verbal directions, procedures, and communicate to others.
  3. Must have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Standards.

Must be proficient in the use of current computer software for the office (email, office related computer systems and software, data analysis, and report preparation utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and other data base applications). Prefer a working knowledge of the Internet, basic research, and electronic data communications.

  1. Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract, multiply and divide; to determine percentages and decimals; to utilize basic systems of algebra and to utilize statistical theory and inference.
  2. Ability to perform several tasks at the same time.
  3. Must be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  4. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, agency officials, visitors, and co-workers.

Civil Engineer
Due Date: October 31, 2018

Lynchburg Water Resources is looking for a dynamic stormwater engineer to join its engineering division. As a public utility that manages all water, wastewater, and stormwater for the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg Water Resources offers a unique opportunity for its stormwater engineer to develop a comprehensive asset management strategy that incorporates innovative approaches to stormwater management. From collaboration and implementation of long-term water quality plans in order to meet TMDL requirements to utilizing stream restoration techniques to improve water quality and protect other utility assets like sewer lines, the stormwater engineer is an integral part of overseeing the stormwater infrastructure and of protecting and managing Lynchburg's watersheds. Check out our social media accounts - @LynchburgH20 (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.)

Selected candidate for this position must also be energetic, organized, resourceful, collaborative, flexible, a self starter, willing to embrace new ideas and projects, be a creative and analytical problem solver and have strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal). Compensation is negotiable based on education and relevant experience. PE preferred.


Environmental Engineer, Junior
Due Date: December 31, 2018

Job Number: R0039396

Key Role:

Collaborate with a team of technical experts to evaluate and improve water quality programs. Perform audits, evaluate drinking water infrastructure and water quality management programs, and assist with compliance-based deliverables and reports. Support in development of 75% technical plans and compliance reports, and spend 25% of the time in the field conducting water infrastructure and program assessments.  


Basic Qualifications:

-2+ years of experience with environmental auditing, including reporting development, and aspects of water quality, such as sampling procedures, water treatment, and water quality regulations

-Ability to interpret and apply codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

-Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, and coordinate work within assigned work area 

-BS degree in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering


Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with theory and operation of water supply and distribution systems

-Knowledge of principles, practices and methods used in water quality control 

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication

-Engineer In Training (EIT) Certification


Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Water Treatment Plant Operator (I, II, III or Trainee)
Due Date: October 22, 2018

The City of Salem is accepting applications for the position of Water Treatment Plant Operator (I, II, III or Trainee).  The successful candidate will possess a Virginia Class III Water Operator License or higher.  Applications for the Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee position will also be considered.  Details may be found at www.salemva.gov.  Applications accepted until 10/15/2018 at 5pm. E.O.E.


Drinking Water Specialist, Senior
Due Date: December 31, 2018

Job Number: R0032187

Key Role:

Work with a multi-disciplinary team of technical experts evaluating and improving drinking water infrastructure and water quality programs. Lead audits and assessments and evaluate drinking water infrastructure and water quality management programs. Develop compliance-based deliverables and reports. This position requires the ability to analyze technical plans and develop compliance reports approximately 75% of the time and conduct water infrastructure and program assessments approximately 25% of the time.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience with the technical aspects of drinking water infrastructure and quality, including sampling procedures, drinking water treatment, drinking water systems design and operations, and federal and state drinking water quality regulatory compliance

-Experience with leading drinking water infrastructure assessments, including sanitary surveys

-Experience with technical writing and report development
-Experience with communicating complex technical information to a variety of stakeholders effectively both orally and in writing
-Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods used in water quality control and the management or operation of water supply and distribution systems
-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BS or BE degree


Additional Qualifications:

-Experience in environmental permitting and communicating with regulators

-Experience with drinking water system design and construction

-Experience with environmental programs on DoD facilities preferred

-BS or BE degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field

-Professional Engineer License


Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Water Quality Operations Supervisor
Due Date: December 31, 2018

The City of Buena Vista is accepting applications for the position of “Water Quality Operations Supervisor (WWTP Chief Operator)”.

This position works under the supervision of the Water & Sewer Supervisor in the Public Works Department and provides oversight to staff operating and maintaining wastewater treatment facilities. Responsibilities include supervising wastewater plant functions through the implementation of policies and procedures to efficiently operate the WWTP and equipment used to collect, treat, and dispose of waterborne domestic and industrial waste in accordance with regulatory requirements. Requires performing routine semi-skilled and technical work and serves as back-up for the Laboratory Manager. Position requires employee to be on-call and work weekends and holidays as needed. Cross training in the area of water treatment may be required.

Applicant should possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a Class II Wastewater license as issued through the Virginia authority and three years of experience as a Class II; prefer two (2) years of supervisory experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Must be computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office Excel and Word programs. The City is a member of the Virginia Retirement System and offers excellent benefits as part of their employment package. Salary is 45k to 50k based on qualifications.

A detailed job description of this position and City application may be obtained by contacting the Department of Public Works at 540-261-1444 or water@bvcity.org.

Submit application with resume and cover letter to Trina Mastran, Director of Public Works, 2039 Sycamore Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or water@bvcity.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; early submittal is encouraged. Open until filled.

 


Utility Maintenance Worker or Technician, Utility Mechanic
Due Date: November 4, 2018

Positions will be filled depending on qualifications:  

Utility Maintenance Worker :  ($28,801+/- DOQ)
Utility Maintenance Technician: ($32,359+/- DOQ)
Utility Mechanic: ($32,359+/- DOQ)

Click the links above to review each job description for qualifications. 

All positions require:
  • A high school diploma/GED.  
  • Possession of a valid driver's license; possess and maintain a driving record that meets the County's established Driver Eligibility and Driving Standards as stated in Administrative Policy, Section 620.5.
  • Pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination. Position subject to subsequent physical examinations to ensure incumbent meets physical job requirements. 
  • Possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), preferred.

Special Requirements:

To be considered for any of the positions above, your online application must include a minimum of 3 professional references.  (Note: Professional references are individuals who can attest to your job related knowledge, skills and abilities while working or in a volunteer capacity and are not family or personally related. Professional references should include job title, company name and address, phone numbers and email address if available.)

EMPLOYEE UTILIZATION IN ADVERSE WEATHER AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS:

All Gloucester County employees are subject to being assigned to specific positions and tasks during a "Declared Emergency" as support personnel, by the County Administrator, the Emergency Management Director, or the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  Once assigned, this would be the same as a regular work assignment and all policies and procedures for duty assignments apply.  (Please see Gloucester County Administrative Policy 101.1 - Employee Utilization in Adverse Weather and Emergency Conditions.)

For a complete job description, visit our website: www.gloucesterva.jobs