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Performs a variety of tasks in supervising and participating in the locating, laying, repairing, and extending underground water mains and distribution pipes. Also, involved in treatment and maintenance on the production side of the water utility facilities. May perform duties of the Field Service Representative.
The City of Newport News, Virginia, is searching for a leader as Waterworks Director to oversee all water utility functions, develop staff within the department, and serve as a member of the City’s executive leadership team. The Director will lead a team of highly competent staff who are committed to providing the City and the region with exceptional water and ensuring the continued environmental and operational integrity, regulatory compliance, safety, and security of the water system. 
Duties: Inspects the work of contractors on the Cobb's Creek Reservoir Project to ensure compliance with plans and specifications; does related work as required. Experience with large vertical structures, building construction, and large diameter pipelines is preferred.  Reporting location for these positions will be Glen Allen, Virginia or the Cobb's Creek Reservoir site in Cumberland County. A County vehicle will be available if commuting from Glen Allen to Cumberland County. 
Accepting applications until 10/26/2020
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Performs routine tasks, tests, and applies judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of wastewater at treatment facilities and/or pump stations.  Operate domestic wastewater treatment systems including chemical, physical, and microbiological processes. Conducts inspections of facility; observes process control parameters via SCADA, various instrumentation screens, and results of laboratory analyses; and anticipates and plans for flow changes and treatment system adjustments. Responds to all alarms, failures, and process needs occurring at any wastewater facility. Read meters and gauges, enters data in operational logs and computer spreadsheets, and completes other records and reports. Observes operations of chemical feed systems, and replenishes as needed, monitors and measures feed rates on a regular and timely basis, adjusts feed rates to meet treatment needs and operating permit goals and requirements. Collects samples and performs analysis on wastewater and sludge samples and submits required samples to central laboratory, interprets test results and makes corresponding treatment process changes where necessary, and conducts special tests as required by supervisor. Performs preventive and minor maintenance on equipment and assists maintenance personnel as needed. Check pump stations, operates filter press, cleans basins, and assists in filter testing while on utility shifts. Perform duties and tasks in an environmentally friendly manner. Perform general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Perform duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. Maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the public. Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to personnel and safety policies and practices and all safety regulations.
The Aquarium Life Support Maintenance Engineer I will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's 800,000-gallon aquatic life support systems.  This position will serve as a work leader and oversee the operation and maintenance of aquarium life support automated controls systems by training and supporting staff on control system operation, construction, maintenance, and programming.
Prince George County is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Utility Supervisor.  This position a specialized technical position performing supervisory and related duties involved in operating and maintaining utility infrastructure, related equipment, and systems and will be responsible for: Planning, training, coordinating and supervising the daily activities of Utility Workers; supervising employees, performing related human resource functions and completing necessary paperwork; planning, coordinating and supervising the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater system appurtenances and of the distribution and collection system as assigned; troubleshooting and managing emergency water and wastewater utility situations as they arise; Ensuring work activities follow department and industry safety requirements; coordinating department Miss Utility responsibilities; coordinating department field staff after-hours call-out response operations; supervising and conducting water and wastewater utility construction inspections.
The City of Roanoke – Department of Public Works is looking to hire two (2) Civil Engineer I’s. The Engineering Division’s Civil Engineer I and the Stormwater Utility’s Stormwater Engineer/Civil Engineer position are each looking for general Site/Civil Engineers. Applicants should be knowledgeable in the preparation of civil engineering designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates, land surveying methods, right-of-way acquisition, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, construction administration, construction scheduling, construction inspection, and citizen outreach on a variety of Capital Improvement Projects.
The City of Norfolk's Department of Utilities is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Utility Operations Manager. This person directs the operations of the water distribution and wastewater divisions (193 employees), assists staff with professional development and responds to public inquiries. Plans and coordinates budget implementation ($21 million annually) and monitors daily expenditures.
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 approximately 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.
The Department of Water Resources is seeking a Water Quality Compliance Specialist to coordinate the City's MS4 illicit discharge and good housekeeping/pollution prevention programs. A core function of the position is the ability to use investigative and monitoring skills to seek out and eliminate pollution from reaching local streams. This position works with a variety of internal and external customers on water quality education and protection initiatives, and performs a wide range of tasks requiring utilization of basic and specialized technical field and analytical methods.  Successful candidate must be highly motivated with exceptional communication, organizational, and customer service skills.   Work involves continual learning in order to understand and stay current on environmental compliance issues, enforcement strategies, and sustainable practices.
The Town of Lawrenceville, in Brunswick County, VA is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented public utility professional to serve the town as the Water Plant Chief Operator. This position performs a variety of skilled, technical, supervisory, and administrative work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of municipal water treatment and distribution systems within the town and adjacent service areas located in the county. 
Prince George County Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Utility Worker. This position will be responsible for operating and organizing the use of utility tools, equipment, and vehicles.
Greeley and Hansen seeks a Resident Engineer to work on complex wastewater projects in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia.  The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing Construction Management, Inspection  and Field Services including on-site observation, coordination with client and contractor representatives, conducting construction progress meetings, facilitating responses to RFIs, managing document controls, reviewing schedules and progress of work as well as assisting in resolving field conflicts. The first assignment will be as a Resident Engineer for a large, complex project for a utility within the greater Washington, DC area.
The City of Newport News is recruiting for a Water Treatment Plant Operator, responsible for operating and maintaining the Waterworks Water Treatment and Distribution Systems during assigned shift. Learn skills to help provide essential water needs to citizens and business such as performing various water chemical tests, monitoring and adjusting water flow and pressure, maintaining distribution systems, and diagnosing mechanical or electrical issues. The City is looking for operators at all levels, and offers a comprehensive training program to assist with obtaining state-required licensure.  
Gloucester County invites applications for the position of Senior Utility Maintenance Technician.  
The Senior Utility Maintenance Technician serves as lead worker on an assigned crew performing specialized semi-skilled work repairing and replacing water mains and waterlines.  Work involves using a variety of procedures, hand equipment, and heavy machinery to maintain, repair and install water and sewer lines and associated equipment. Position reports to the Utility Foreman
The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Laboratory Analyst.  The successful candidate will coordinate and perform essential laboratory requirements for the water and wastewater treatment plants; ensure proper laboratory methods are followed; perform method proficiency testing and laboratory inspections; oversee quality control assurance procedures for all laboratory analyses that may affect discharge permit parameters; train staff on laboratory procedures; oversee completion of maintenance on all laboratory equipment; prepare report and maintain records; and perform related tasks as required.  Candidate must have thorough knowledge of principles, practices, equipment, materials, procedures of modern water or wastewater laboratories; thorough knowledge of state and federal standards and regulations governing laboratory testing for water or wastewater plants; thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions at work; ability to lean complicated, technical material about the use and maintenance or laboratory instrumentation and equipment; ability to interpret laboratory and statistical data and apply effectively to plant operations; ability to detect and resolve laboratory testing problems; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Plant Mechanic/Instrument & Controls Technician.  The successful candidate will perform difficult skilled work in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water or wastewater treatment plant and related facilities; perform difficult work in the installation, calibration, repair and maintenance or all electronic instrumentation, including SCADA systems, various meters, flow totalizers, electronic receivers, electronic controllers and converters, and electronic circuit boards; and perform other duties as assigned.  Candidate must have thorough knowledge standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electric and mechanical trades; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with general maintenance operations and ability to take and enforce appropriate safety precautions; ability to work from sketches, blue prints, wiring schematics, and equipment manuals and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
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Hanover County Government - Department of Public Utilities
General Description: This is a supervisory, professional position that leads the work of skilled,
technical staff. The incumbent performs complex tasks to coordinate all aspects of wastewater
plant operations and maintenance. Hanover's Doswell Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 1 MGD activated
sludge wastewater treatment plant. The Superintendent of the Doswell Wastewater Treatment Plant
also oversees the operation and management of the Hanover Courthouse Sewage Treatment Plant, an
80,000 GPD activated sludge wastewater treatment plant.