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VA AWWA is pleased to provide the following listing of employment opportunities in Virginia. To search for national or international opportunities, please visit the AWWA Career Center.

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Director of Hopewell Water Renewal
Due Date: May 31, 2018


Performs complex professional work planning, managing, and directing the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals. Departmental supervision is exercised over all department personnel.


  • Plans, organizes, and manages department staff; recruits and selects personnel; assigns, directs, trains, and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels, and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules.
  • Conducts long-term planning including future capital planning and new environmental initiatives, recommending policy changes, and for the department's budget preparation and control.
  • Prepares and administers department budget; reviews and codes invoices for department purchases; orders equipment and parts; approves contracts for large repairs; monitors expenditures.
  • Prepares and recommends policy changes as necessary to maintain compliance with new environmental initiatives.
  • Prepares correspondence and various reports for the Commission, the City Council, regulatory agencies, and City management.
  • Plans and manages treatment plant operations; develops programs designed to reduce costs and improve services.
  • Exercises regulatory oversight over the issuance of permits and coordinates compliance activities with other City departments and enforces the City Sewer Use Ordinance.
  • Consults with key management team members on department operations and works with other departments on citywide issues and projects.
  • Represents the City and the department before various committees, localities, and regulatory bodies.


Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree with coursework in biology, chemistry, civil or environmental engineering, or related field and extensive experience in wastewater treatment including supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
  • None
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of wastewater treatment and environmental engineering principles and practices and related equipment
  • Knowledge of current environmental regulations, including air, water regulations and pretreatment regulations
  • Leadership and strategic planning skills
  • Analytical, time-management, influential, and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with public and non-governmental agencies/organizations
  • Ability to build consensus on legislative and environmental regulatory issues
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects/issues at the same time


Work Environment:
  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor, climate-controlled, pleasant environment.
Essential Physical Activities:
  • Walking, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, talking, standing, finger movement.


To view the complete details and/or apply, please visit http://hopewellva.gov/city-jobs/

Assistant Director of Field Operations
Due Date: June 7, 2018



Assists the Director of Field Operations in planning, directing, coordinating and overseeing all water line and sanitary sewer construction and maintenance operations.


Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned or scheduled.

  • Assists Director of Field Operations in performing measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity and quality of activities performed by the division.
  • Assists Director of Field Operations in planning, directing and coordinating all water line and sanitary sewer construction and maintenance operations.
  • Assists Director of Field Operations in preparing short and long-range plans for the division that include financial analysis and project review.
  • Assists in the formulation and administration of departmental policies, plans and programs.
  • Takes active role or assures subordinate managers take active role in developing employees by establishing individual employee goals and objectives. Assures appropriate resources are available to obtain established goals and objectives.
  • Assures department orientation and in-service training programs are available to all employees.
  • Recommends to Director of Field Operations appointments and promotions within division.  
  • Works with Director of Field Operations, subordinate managers and Human Resources in regards to dismissal of employees.
  • Assures employee evaluations are complete and accurate and meets all requirements as set forth by Executive Director(s).
  • Assists Director of Field Operations in preparing division budget and executing the authorized budget.
  • As requested, represents Authority and division in meetings with the general public, public and private agencies, contractors and other governmental agencies.
  • As necessary, answers questions from various public and private agencies and the general public relative to Authority and division projects and operations.
  • Makes on-site visits and advises staff on unusual or difficult problems.
  • Makes on-site visits to ensure that divisional work is performed safely, in accordance with State and Federal guidelines, and all applicable laws.
  • Coordinates with the Authority’s Fleet, Risk, and Safety Coordinator, and other available resources to ensure that staff receives proper safety training.
  • Researches and recommends operational and equipment changes to the Director of Field Operations.
  • Develops bidding documents and contracts, and procures goods and services in accordance with Code of Virginia.
  • Subject to 24 hour call.


Assists in managing employees in the Field Operations division in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to direct personnel, develop programs and forecast budgetary requirements.
  • Ability to develop short and long-range plans for the division as well as those areas of the division that affect the entire organization.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Ability to think logically and analyze data.
  • Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, employees, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community orally or in writing.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, employees, other divisions, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Ability to represent division/Authority in meetings with general public, public and private agencies, contractors and other governmental agencies.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work safely and obey all safety rules.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex technical and administrative problems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to write reports, correspondences and procedure manuals in a clear concise manner.
  • Ability to interpret and deal with maps, drawings, schematics and an extensive variety of variables.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Must possess and maintain a good work ethic concerning attendance, punctuality, positive attitude, meeting deadlines, being a team player and encouraging teamwork among employees.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices involved in operating and maintaining a public water/sewer system.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws governing public water/sewer systems; and of equipment and methods used in water storage and distribution systems.
  • Good understanding of dynamic hydraulics.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety regulations as they pertain to the work place and job sites.
  • Knowledge of VA Public Procurement Act and ability to purchase goods and services in accordance with the Code of Virginia.


Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business, public administration or related field plus three (3) or more years of demonstrated success in utility management, water distribution and/or sanitary sewer collection or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment date. No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if required to drive Water Authority vehicles.
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. If corrective lenses are noted on driver’s license, the lenses must be worn when operating Authority vehicles.
  • Repetitive movement using equipment is involved.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, climb, balance or crawl.
  • Employee must be able to stand for an extended amount of time at the jobsite.
  • Employee must be physically able to walk several miles during the day.     
  • Employee must be physically able to regularly reach overhead.
  • Employee must regularly lift, carry and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally 20 pounds. Assistance is required on weight amounts above those listed. Failure to do so could result in injury and denied Worker's Compensation benefits.        


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                 

  • Employee will be regularly exposure to moderate or high noise level, extreme outside weather conditions, uneven, steep, slippery terrain conditions, dusty conditions and wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Employee will be subject to exposure to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment operation.
  • Employees will be subject to roadway hazards, i.e. traffic.
  • Employee will be subject to outside hazards, i.e. poison ivy, bees, spiders, dirt, animals.
  • Employee will be subject to confined areas, i.e. confined spaces, sewer manholes, water vaults, wastewater pits, and/or protected trenches.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work assigned to in this job position. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or tasks performed by personnel so classified.

The following will identify the selection guidelines for job placement:

  • WVWA application
  • Rating of education, experience, training and qualifications
  • Reference checks
  • Interview with WVWA management team
  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test
  • A criminal background check and social security number verification will be performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the WVWA application
  • Job related test might be required and would be administered to all applicants applying for the position

HVAC Technician
Due Date: May 15, 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!

We are seeking an HVAC Technician at our Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility who will perform maintenance and repairs to a variety of equipment including: refrigeration, air conditioning, electric motors, gas and electric heating units, heat pumps, hermetic compressors, commercial furnaces, boilers, burners, intake and exhaust fans, hot water heaters, economizers, humidifiers, capacity controls, semi-hermetic compressors, package systems, split systems, flame safeguards, air compressors, air driers, vacuum systems.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or GED with two years combination of education and training and two years experience working with refrigeration equipment providing preventive maintenance and troubleshooting to commercial/industrial equipment. Training in the following specialized subject areas is required: heating and air conditioning theory, electric controls, AC/DC voltage, analogue and digital electronics, and the operation and maintenance of all aspects of the commercial/industrial HVAC trade.

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, P.O Box 4000, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE

Warehouse Inventory Technician
Due Date: April 30, 2018

Loudoun Water, a public water and sewer utility located in Ashburn, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a Warehouse Inventory Technician. We offer highly competitive salaries, a stable work environment, and excellent employee benefits.

The individual will maintain inventory, verify items received, ensure the availability of needed equipment, supplies and parts, record all transactions, adjustments, loss and removal of items, using SAP Materials Management software, required to multi-task in a fast-moving warehouse and maintain a safe and clean work environment.

Requirements: HS diploma and minimum of two years of experience with inventory functions preferably for a utility or municipality. Ability to physically lift 30 pounds or more, work independently and initiate daily work assignments. Forklift certification and operating experience preferred.

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

Assistant Plant Operator, Class 1 License
Due Date: July 12, 2018

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Primary Role

This position performs a variety of tasks for the proper and efficient operation of the water treatment process. This includes, but is not limited to, insuring a sufficient water supply, which complies with state and federal water quality regulations to insure public safety.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of fellow employees and the general public. Comply with all company prescribed safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs all duties as assigned by supervision. Some duties may be directed by the Plant Operator, who is the licensed operator in responsible charge of the plant.
  • Operates, inspect, and controls electric motors, diesel engines, pumps, and valves to regulate the water treatment process.
  • Monitors and controls feed rates of chemicals including, but not limited to, chlorine, ammonia, alum, fluoride, potassium permanganate, polymer, powdered activated carbon & corrosion inhibitors into water treatment process. Understands the impact of the chemicals on the finished product.
  • Uses judgment to react to changing raw water conditions as they relate to proper treatment of water.
  • Fills treatment chemical day tanks via the use of automated transfer equipment and/or manually convey materials from drums, bags, or barrels to feed equipment.
  • Documents chemical feed activities and system performance with written reports and automatic charts.
  • Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water pressure, power consumption, water output, and chemical consumption.
  • Monitors SCADA system, checks charts, and adjust controls to regulate flow rates and water storage and distribution of water.
  • Cleans and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Collects and tests water samples to determine basic water quality parameters including, but not limited to, chlorine residual, pH, alkalinity, bacteriological analysis, fluoride, zinc, aluminum, particle counts, and turbidity.
  • Inspects equipment and control devices for damage to the water treatment plant and piping systems, and reports as necessary.
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment to ensure quality control & prepare bacteria monitoring media, as necessary.
  • Turns valves, pulls levers, flips switches, and operates SCADA system to run and control motor driven pumps and equipment.
  • Reads flow meters and gauges to regulate equipment according to water consumption and demand.
  • Maintains plant buildings and grounds to appropriate appearance standards including, but not limited to, the clean up of chemicals accidentally spilled.
  • Accurately records daily weather information.
  • Answers customer service calls and directs them accordingly.
  • Operates waste valves and equipment to properly discharge waste.
  • Work overtime as required.
  • Drive company vehicles.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervision.



  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Organizational Agility
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must possess an Operator's license, class 1 preferred

Please apply online at www.amwater.com 

Utility Systems Inspector
Due Date: May 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!

We are seeking a Utility Systems Inspector who will assist in ensuring constructed public water and sewer facilities infrastructure is durable, reliable and meets all specifications by performing technical construction inspections and coordinating with Loudoun Water departments as required. The ability to read plans and technical drawings is desirable.

Requirements: Graduation from high school and five years of water and sewer utility experience. Utility and/or industrial construction experience desirable. Overtime work is expected. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Basic skill level using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Familiarity with GIS systems and similar applications. Must be willing to advance job knowledge through formal training.  

Apply online at www.loudounwater.org or send completed applications to Loudoun Water, HR Department, P.O Box 4000, Ashburn, VA 20146 or by fax to 571.223.2079. Salary DOQ. Position will remain open until filled. EOE

Senior Utility Plant Mechanic
Due Date: April 23, 2018

The Senior Utility Plant Mechanic supervises Utility Plant Mechanics and Electricians performing operation, maintenance, and inspection of mechanical and electrical equipment in a number of County facilities, including wells, wastewater pumping stations, and water pumping stations; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

Extensive knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance systems and procedures; extensive knowledge of methods, tools, and materials of the electrical and mechanical trades; ability to supervise maintenance personnel effectively; ability to make decisions and to act on own initiative; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to keep records and to make written reports; ability to maintain effective relationships with supervisors and subordinates; ability to work independently; physical condition that permits such activities as heavy lifting, wearing a self contained breathing apparatus, bending, driving and occasional work under adverse temperatures and/or weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (preferably with courses and training in mechanical and electrical equipment) and four (4) years of related work experience in large water and/or wastewater facilities; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Additional Information

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Virginia. Passage of a pre-work physical exam as well as annual physical exams and related medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the given position.

Engineer II- Water/Wastewater Pumping
Due Date: April 23, 2018

Essential Duties

This position manages and supervises the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities Water and Wastewater Pumping Section.  The section is comprised of 31 positions, including the direct supervision of a Utility Superintendent II.  There are 24 wastewater pump stations, 9 water pump stations, 2 odor control stations, 2 elevated water tanks, and 2 pressure control stations.  Henrico's wastewater collection and water distribution systems are not managed by this position.

The Water/Wastewater Pumping Engineer will work in a team environment under the direct supervision of the Operations Assistant Division Director.

Typical duties include:  managing the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater pumping stations; monitoring, controlling, evaluating, and optimizing the water and wastewater pumping facilities using the SCADA system; assisting in troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and control failures; managing the operation of wastewater emergency by-pass pumping; reviewing water and wastewater facility plans and specifications, and providing engineering design input; monitoring and optimizing the use of personnel and resources; coordinating with the other sections in the Division, other divisions within the Department, and other departments within the County to actively meet goals and accomplish our mission; communicating with internal and external customers concerning the section's activities; preparing and reviewing the section's budget; and ensuring regulatory, safety, and environmental compliance.

Considerable knowledge of engineering principles and practices as it relates to the assigned position and department; good knowledge of legal, administrative, and technical aspects of applicable local, state and federal codes and referenced standards; ability to plan, design and prepare related estimates and specifications; ability to prepare and review plans; sound working knowledge of methods and practices used in engineering, inspection and construction of County infrastructure projects for assigned department; ability to make complex engineering calculations; knowledge of environmental impacts, relevant to storm water management, and erosion control principles and practices, as applied to the construction of County infrastructure projects; ability to create and review complex construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility (compliance) with County standards, guides and applicable local, state and federal requirements; ability to accurately and consistently interpret and apply complex regulations and policies; ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities; ability to research, collect and maintain data, consider and weigh a variety of factors in making decisions or recommendations; ability to lead, manage and partner effectively; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to diverse audiences of stakeholders including but not limited to County Officials, County employees at all levels, engineers, developers, contractors, landowners and citizens; good supervisory skills including the ability to effectively manage workloads, projects and to foster and maintain high morale and engagement; ability to synthesize multiple types of complex data and produce easily understood reports and other materials; basic accounting or other financial skills with sufficient ability to monitor and manage expenditures in accordance with County Finance policies and within an approved budget; physical condition that permits activities including but not limited to perform assigned duties and access diverse environmental locations countywide; personal accountability including teamwork and establishing and maintaining positive relationships with a diverse community of internal and external stakeholders, customers and colleagues; critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve; good knowledge of personal computers and/or automated systems having the ability to enter, maintain, retrieve and analyze data; ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities and make sound decisions; may require a flexible work schedule based on assignments; ability to work on own initiative without close supervision or guidance.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a four (4) year degree in a relevant recognized field of engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program and one (1) year of related professional experience in engineering; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) designation is preferred.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Requires possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  May require annual audio test or other job related physical testing as required by assigned position or department.

Water Treatment Plant Operator
Due Date: June 1, 2018

Loudoun Water is a public water and sewer utility that has an immediate opening for a Plant Operator at their Water Treatment Facility located in Ashburn, VA. 

The Water Operator will assist in ensuring the facility is operational and meets permit requirements by performing routine operational tasks including skilled and technical work on treatment plant equipment and facilities. The Operator will perform duties including SCADA process control, sampling, monitoring and controlling treatment operations and preparing monthly reports. The Facility utilizes advanced technology and is subject to stringent standards and state regulations.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED with good math skills and the ability to use logic to solve problems. Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a science field and/or a current holder of a VA Waterworks Operator license. All candidates must be able to obtain a minimum of a VA Waterworks Operator Class 3 license within 3 years of hiring. Candidate must have a valid driver's license.

The Water Treatment Facility is a round-the-clock operation and requires 24/7 staffing with 12 hour shifts.  Operators are required to work shifts over weekends and holidays.

Loudoun Water is highly respected in the water/wastewater industry and offers highly competitive salaries and benefits and encourages professional development and advancement through training and educational opportunities. It’s a great place to work and grow! To apply visit www.loudounwater.org

Wastewater Works Operators
Due Date: April 24, 2018

Waste Water Operators to work in a manufacturing facility in Virginia. This opportunity will occur April 2018.


60 hour per full work week guarantee for work on the assignment

36 hour minimum guarantee if you deploy on the assignment



  • Operates, monitors, and maintains production equipment in the area in accordance with GMP requirements
  • Operates large valves with use of a valve wrench
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complete routine maintenance and non-complex repairs (set ups, changeovers, preventive maintenance, and ongoing adjustments)
  • Class II DPOR of VA certification

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to wear all required safety equipment.
  • Exposure to Heat and Cold.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.
  • Standing, Sitting, Walking, Lifting, Carrying, Climbing.
  • Some assignments may require kneeling, crouching, twisting, bending.

We Provide:

  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage if too close to fly
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals