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Job Postings
Employer:  VA AWWA
 
The Virginia Section American Water Works Association (VA AWWA) is looking for a self-motivated, highly organized Training Coordinator to play an essential role in supporting the training needs of their membership.  This position will organize existing training efforts along with expanding training offerings in the future. 
This is a technical position. The incumbent primarily collects wastewater samples from commercial and industrial customers and delivers them to the laboratory for analysis.  Performs grease trap inspections and initial screenings of new commercial or industrial customers which requires frequent interactions with customers.  Also completes related forms and maintains the strong waste database.  Maintains sampling equipment including completing minor repairs of automatic samplers.
What You Do and How You Do It
The Utilities Engineer will serve within the development section as project manager for proposals pertaining to the expansion, development, and planning of the county’s public water and wastewater systems.

 
Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Senior Engineering Assistant to perform a variety of paraprofessional duties for the Construction Section of the Utilities Department to include field research associated with the design of water and wastewater capital improvement & road improvement projects and assisting with construction related requests and inspections. Includes photographing and videoing sites and managing the storing and recordation of these photos and retrieval as needed. Attend field and pre-construction meetings providing support in clarifying issues and potential conflicts. Manage various improvement projects and oversee repairs and maintenance of the utility administration building. Assist with addressing resident concerns associated with the section's various projects and Real Property agents with easement acquisition questions & research. Coordinate and assist with the management of the closed-circuit television inspection (CCTV) contract and reporting. Review and prepare background information and recommendations relating to the current/future availability and requirements for the use of the public water and wastewater systems including preliminary route layouts and cost estimates. Prepare maps for special projects as needed. Perform related work as required. 
Stafford County Department of Utilities is comprised of wonderful, environmentally conscious people on a shared mission of water stewardship and exceptional utility service. We are proud to be a leader in the growing and thriving community that we serve in Stafford County. Currently, we have several positions open including, Civil Engineer.
Under the general supervision of the Wastewater Operations Supervisor, the Trainee will perform responsible semiskilled duties related to the efficient and proper operation of the water and wastewater facilities of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (“Authority”).
Under the direction of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, the person in this position performs the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical systems throughout the water and wastewater system.
The Engineering Manager oversees the Engineering Department of Utilities which supports a complex range of Development, Operational and Capital program services. Many of these services impact and support multiple stakeholders and cover a large array of engineering functions to include but not limited to; utility plan review, operational studies and analysis, construction inspection and oversight as well as coordination with regulatory agencies.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is seeking a General Manager. Since its inception in 1940, HRSD has served the region with one mission -- to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads (Virginia) by treating wastewater effectively. Twenty-one cities, counties, and towns of southeast Virginia (1.7 million total population) are serviced by HRSD, with 17 treatment facilities capable of treating 249 million gallons of wastewater daily.
Stafford County Department of Utilities is comprised of wonderful, environmentally conscious people on a shared mission of water stewardship and exceptional utility service. We are proud to be a leader in the growing and thriving community that we serve in Stafford County. Currently, we have several positions open including, Civil Engineer.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES 
Under limited supervision, this position assists the Director in the overall management and administration of assigned divisions and functional areas within the Waterworks Department and may act as Director in their absence.  Provides departmental leadership and is responsible for developing and administering programs and systems to support and promote high-performance strategies and to meet organizational needs, vision and values.  Reports to the Director of Waterworks. 
Chesterfield County is seeking an Automation Coordinator to lead the Department of Utilities' automation staff, direct work and assign projects; in conjunction with IST staff, maintain the Local Area Network (LAN), server maintenance and backups, application development and PC applications, purchase and deploy hardware and software. Provide oversight and management of the department's systems and technology projects. Perform other work as required. Position open until October 3, 2021
What You Do and How You Do It
This Utilities Department Principal Engineer will serve on the Construction Inspection Team as a project manager. Position is responsible for managing all facets of a project from design phase through construction completion. This includes all utility impacts associated with road improvement projects, including water and wastewater betterments, Utilities’ capital improvement projects, and Utilities’ Administration Building projects.

 
Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Laboratory Technician to perform multiple laboratory tests in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures to meet wastewater treatment plant operational needs and federal and state regulations; i.e., pH, settle abilities, suspended solids, CBOD, volatile acids, alkalinities, total solids, nitrogen, phosphate, E. coli, fecal coliform, etc. Cleaning of laboratory glassware to avoid contamination and cleaning/minor maintenance of laboratory equipment. Recording/reporting all laboratory results on bench sheets and entering data into database. Perform other work as required. (Must be available for occasional holiday work.)
Major responsibilities include, but not limited to: provide technical assistance; plan and deliver training; perform outreach and networking; program development; perform research and analysis and publish results; administrative duties. Work performed may be in the technical areas of: wastewater, water and solid waste operations, management and financing. This position would work mostly in Southwest Virginia and in collaboration with other areas of the state of Virginia. This is a full-time position.
 
 
Under supervision, performs responsible technical work in the operation and general maintenance of the water treatment plant. Trains in and assists with operation of water treatment plant. As directed, operates and maintains motor controllers, pumps, valves and meters. Monitors the on-screen display for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software. Employee must exercise initiative and some independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in contact with customers and the general public. Reports to designated Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator or Water Treatment Plant Manager.
Under close supervision, performs semi-skilled work in the operation and general maintenance of the water treatment plant. Trains in and assists with operation of water treatment plant. As directed, operates and maintains motor controllers, pumps, valves and meters. Trains in monitoring the onscreen display for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software. Employee must exercise initiative and some independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in contact with customers and the general public. Reports to designated Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator or Water Treatment Plant Manager.
Do you want a job that makes a positive difference to the environment and the community?  Water Resources Department is seeking a Plant Instrumentation Technician to perform technical work in the installation, calibration, repair and maintenance of all electronic instrumentation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and ancillary equipment, including SCADA systems, SCADA network, and laboratory equipment.  

Reporting to the President, Aqua Virginia, the Director, Business Development (BD) plays a critical role in developing a pipeline of municipal acquisition opportunities to grow Aqua Virginia's water and wastewater services in desired geographical areas. This individual will leverage their existing business contacts and establish new relationships to uncover opportunities to acquire water and wastewater assets.  The Director, Business Development (BD) will be responsible for prospecting for new business, leading the due diligence process, financial analysis, and negotiation of acquisitions.   

Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Chemist to perform complex chemical analyses in accordance with standard operating procedures to meet wastewater treatment plant operational needs and Federal and State Regulations. Analyses include but are not limited to pH, E. coli, carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand, total kjeldahl nitrogen, ammonia, nitrate/nitrite, and total phosphorus. Operates a variety of laboratory instruments such as pH and dissolved oxygen meters, spectrophotometer, digestion blocks, distillation unit, and analytical balances. Prepares reagents and standard solutions. Cleans laboratory glassware to avoid contamination and cleaning/minor maintenance of laboratory equipment. Records all laboratory data on bench sheets and reports analytical results in database. Maintains responsibility for the quality and accuracy of all analytical work, data, and test results. Occasional work during inclement weather or holidays may be required due to atypical circumstances. Perform other work as required. 
 
Are you looking to take your Engineering career to the next level? Do you want to make an impact in your local community by utilizing your skills and expertise in the Waterworks department? Well, this is the perfect opportunity for you!  
The Engineer III is responsible for complex engineering work involving the planning, design, project management and inspection of a variety of utilities projects within the Waterworks department. Day to day, you will serve as project manager on various natural resource projects throughout the City from start until completion.  You will be identifying, researching and making recommendations on various project needs and plans, drafting proposals and assisting with selecting contractors.  
Engineers prepare, review, and evaluate a variety of different water supply improvements to include demand projections, safe yield evaluations, conservation, drought and water source management, real estate, and stewardship of all natural resources. This is a very exciting opportunity to provide oversight and management on environmental and water related improvement projects for your community.
This position is responsible for a wide range of job responsibilities as a project manager and supervising the project team! By using your Engineering knowledge and experience, you will also prepare cost estimates and budgets, reports, manage employee’s performance, employee relations, and assign work as needed. 
In addition to your daily duties, you will serve as a technical expert in all areas of water resources engineering!  It will be important to provide information related to improvements, projects, programs and activities; keeps abreast of current and future changes and trends related to water resources; may review plans prepared by contractors to ensure compliance with City codes, State regulations, design, and construction standards. 
Under direction, performs complex professional, technical, administrative, work related to the operation, expansion, and planning of the County’s water transmission, storage, and distribution systems and sanitary sewer collection and pumping facilities. Working within broad policy and organizational guidelines, independently plans and implements projects and reports progress of major activities through periodic meetings with supervisor. Employee must exercise initiative, independent judgment, tact, and courtesy in the performance of job duties. Reports to the Director of Public Utilities.
The individual will have the ability to: communicate both verbally and written, and read in English to understand directions, procedures, and policies and ability to plan, direct, and communicate the same to others; conduct themselves with a high degree of maturity, integrity, and responsibility and to exhibit a positive and professional attitude while effectively dealing with the public, customers, contractors, City departments, local government, regulatory and agency officials, supervisors, co-workers, and staff; prepare reports and utilize computer (software and hardware) in executing required work and maintaining/updating data and records for maintenance, operational, construction, and administrative activities and;  effectively and efficiently plan, direct, and assign work to staff. The individual must have thorough knowledge of municipal utility system design, construction, repair, and maintenance standards and practices, and thorough knowledge of applicable job-related hazards, health, regulatory, and environmental laws. 
The Utilities Department is a hard working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence. The Water Pollution Control Division (WPCDis responsible for the safe and efficient treatment of wastewater generated within the Leesburg service area and the subsequent stabilization and disposal of the solid wastes produced to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. The WPCD is seeking an entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operator or Biosolids Operator.
The Authority is seeking to fill a Procurement Officer position currently available. The successful candidate will perform responsible skilled clerical work involving the procurement of services, supplies, material and equipment and the preparation and maintenance of related documents. Strong contract skills is a must. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), or other nationally recognized certification in the field of procurement is preferred.
Water Resources Department is seeking Utility Line Technicians to repair and maintain water and sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines.  Successful candidates will perform routine and semiskilled work in a variety of construction, repair and maintenance assignments involving the use of various tools and equipment by performing the following duties. Normal starting pay for Utility Line Technician I is $14.10/hr.  After successful employees of one year as Utility Line Technician I employees are  eligible for progression to Utility Line Technician II - starting pay $15.51/hr.  After successful completion of one year as Utility Line Technician II employees are eligible for progression to Utility Line Technician III - starting pay $17.05/hr.