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Waterworks Operator: (Apprentice/I/II/III/IV) 

Salary DOQ + Full-Time County Benefits. 

The James City Service Authority seeks career minded individuals to perform experienced work operating, maintaining, and repairing the JCSA’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (RO Plant) including related mechanical equipment. This is a full-time position with career ladder advancements.


CITY OF RADFORD JOB OPENING Water Plant Operator/Trainee – 

The Town of Rocky Mount is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Operator/Trainee. Duties of the position are, but are not limited to, servicing pumps, valves, motors, controls, and other plant equipment. Performing required laboratory tests and analyses and monitoring treatment processes. Inspecting and washing filters, tanks, and screens. Maintaining logs of operational controls and maintenance. If not certified as an operator at the time of hire, obtaining a WTP Class IV Operator license is required within 18 months of the date of employment, Class III within 24 months of employment, and a Class II within 30 months of employment. Excellent fringe benefits. High school degree or equivalency required. Residency in Franklin County required within one year of employment. Salary commensurate with experience. Candidates must submit Town of Rocky Mount Application for Employment to Amy Gordon, 345 Donald Ave., Rocky Mount, VA. 24151. Application and complete job description for the position may be obtained online at www.rockymountva.org . Reviews begin October 2, 2019; open until filled. 

The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

See Job Description below - 

JOB TITLE: Water Treatment Plant Operator WTP/2 DEPARTMENT: Water Treatment Plant, Town of Rocky Mount FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt – Salary JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for testing, treating, and purifying water for public and industrial use. This position may also be designated as a Water Treatment Plant Operator Class IV, III, II, or I. This may also be used for a Water Treatment Plant Trainee, but duties listed below have to be under the guidance of at least a Class II Operator. 


o Controls treatment plant chemicals, machines, and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and industrial use. 

o Collects representative water samples from the plant and distribution system; performs chemical, and physical tests to assure water quality; submits samples for testing as required by state agencies. 

o Determines and adds specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water. 

o Performs and records the results of various laboratory tests to assess water quality and to determine optimal chemical treatment, such as pH, alkalinity, turbidity, chlorine residual, coagulation, temperature, and other related tests. 

o Cleans filter beds using backwashing techniques. o Maintains the efficiency of plant and laboratory operations, including maintenance of equipment, pumps, filters, and machinery, testing, quality control, and record-keeping procedures. 

o Calibrates laboratory equipment and chemical feeders to assure proper operation. 

o Maintains plant records, including operations logs, daily diaries, and chemical inventories; compiles reports as required by regulatory agencies. 

o Monitors SCADA, dials, pumps, chemical feeders, laboratory equipment, meters, and gauges in the laboratory to determine status of various functions of the plant; performs equipment and laboratory preventive maintenance duties. 

o Reads, calculates, and records water usage daily. 

o Monitors and maintains pressure and storage tank levels in distribution system. Water Treatment Plant Operator, Water Treatment Plant Page 2 

o Performs minor repairs, operations adjustments, and preventive maintenance on plant equipment as needed.

o Maintains pump station buildings, storage tanks, and pump and valve operations. 

o Reads and records chemical usage; fills chemical feeders; mixes chemicals; changes reagents. o Maintains safety measures on Blackwater dam.

o Checks motors and pumps for excessive noise and temperatures; reports problems to appropriate personnel. 

o Assists in training new employees (Class I or II Operator only). 

o Flushes hydrants and performs testing for water quality issues. 

o Responds to citizens’ complaints, some by which results in visiting the customer location and possibly performing tests.

o Ensures plant is safe and secure. 

o Performs grounds maintenance, including mowing, weed eating, and landscaping, as well as other housekeeping duties as needed. 

o Performs other related duties as assigned. 


o Knowledge of water system and treatment plant operations. 

o Knowledge of OSHA safety procedures. 

o Knowledge of the handling and application of the chemicals necessary to maintain a safe water supply. 

o Knowledge of standard laboratory principles, techniques, equipment, and materials. 

o Knowledge of laboratory procedures and equipment. 

o Knowledge of basic maintenance concepts and skill with tools.

o Skill in basic chemistry, mathematics, and biology.


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; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Superintendent, Supervisor and/or Senior Operator of the Wastewater Department. Operates domestic wastewater treatment systems including chemical, physical, and microbiological processes. May be assigned to and operate any ACSA wastewater facility and/or process. 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. 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, collects and submits to central laboratory all required samples, interprets tests results and makes corresponding treatment process changes where necessary, and conducts special tests as required by supervisor. Understands plant valving and piping systems and makes changes to flow patterns as needed. Performs preventive and minor maintenance on equipment and assists maintenance personnel as needed. Checks pump stations, operates filter press, cleans basins, and assists in filter testing while on utility shifts. Performs general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Performs duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to personnel and safety policies and practices and observe and adhere to all safety regulations. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school and some experience in activities that require following both written and oral instructions and in using mathematics. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License. 

An application with résumé may be submitted on our website at https://www.acsawater.com/PlantOperatorAssitant12. A detailed job description is available for review online. Benefits include, health (low cost to employee), dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, and Virginia Retirement System. 

Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Position open until filled. 

Salary based on experience. 

This position requires some evening shifts. 

 Posting Date: 9/4/19 

Job Status: Non-Exempt

Shenandoah County Shenandoah County is currently recruiting for the full time position of Public Utilities Operations Coordinator.

The position reports to the Director of Public Services, and coordinates projects, operations and maintenance of the County’s two sanitary districts, as well as the County’s North Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Ops Coordinator will take a leading role in capital project management, strategic planning, and asset management. 

This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position with a competitive benefits package, including Virginia Retirement System, paid health and dental insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday leave. Compensation will depend on the successful candidate’s experience, education and qualifications. The position is on a grade 20 of the County’s pay scale with a preferred starting salary range of $45,144 to $67,016. 

Submit a cover letter, resume and references as well as a completed Shenandoah County employment application to Patrick Felling, Director of Public Services, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664. Electronic submissions may be emailed to jobs@shenandoahcountyva.us. For a complete Job Description and County Application please see the links provided below. Position will be open until filled, with a first review date of September 16, 2019. 


Job Description: Public Utilities Operations Coordinator 

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TITLE: Utility Maintenance Technician

PW/26 DEPARTMENT: Public Works, City of Franklin

JOB SUMMARY: This position performs technical and non-technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the City’s utility systems. 


o Performs daily inspections of vehicles and equipment. 

o Responds to after hour emergencies and performs on call duties. 

o Performs grounds maintenance as directed. 

o Provides as built drawings as directed.

o Performs other duties as assigned. 

o Performs other related tasks as required. 

o Locates underground utilities. 

o Assists in other utility operations as directed. 

o Prepares reports and documents as directed. 


o Performs maintenance of sewer pumping equipment, evaluates equipment for repair or replacement needs; cleans and removes grease. 

o Responds to pumping station alarms. 

o Performs sewer bypass operations of gravity sewer and force mains. 

o Performs smoke and dye tests of sewers, sewer service cleaning and TV inspections. 

o Performs confined space entries of sanitary sewer manholes and pumping stations. 

o Performs grease trap inspections. 


o Operates a waterline flushing program as directed.

o Operates a fire hydrant maintenance program as directed. 

o Operates a water valve exercising program and water main shut downs as directed.

o Performs well maintenance, inspection and testing of chemical dosages. 

o Performs necessary repairs (maintenance) on well equipment. 

o Monitors SCADA System for City Wells. 

o Inspects and test backflow prevention devices. 

o Perform water meter reading as directed. 

o Perform utility billing water meter rereads and work orders as directed.

o Repair faulty water meters as directed. 


o Knowledge of utility operations. 

o Knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance methods. 

o Skill in the operation of job related equipment. 

o Skill in oral and written communication. 

o Skill in reading blueprints and plans. Utility Maintenance Technician, Public Works Page 2 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Lead Utility Operator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of final results. 

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city ordinances, city vehicle operations laws, safety rules, city construction standards, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. 

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related duties in the operation and maintenance of the City’s utility system. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position. 

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to participate in the operation and maintenance of the utility system. Successful performance in this position contributes to the efficiency of the system operations.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with other City personnel, contractors, vendors, and members of the public. 

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information. 

PYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective equipment such as masks, goggles or gloves. 



o Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. 

o Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprentice/internship of having had a similar position for one to two years 

o Possession of or ability to readily obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license issued for the type Vehicle or equipment operated. Minimum Class B CDL with tank and air brake endorsements.

For more information go to City of Franklin.

Maintenance Relief Operator Woodbridge, VA 

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com

Primary Role Maintains, installs, and repairs plant equipment and operates plant associated facilities. 

Key Accountabilities 

Troubleshoots, installs, operates, maintains, inspects, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance duties on the equipment at the water purification plants including, but not limited to, pumps, blowers, motors, chemical feed equipment, screens, mixers, filters, flow meters, gauges, valves, washwater processing equipment and related instrumentation and control equipment. 

Calibrates and adjusts chemical feed and process equipment including instrumentation and control systems. 

Monitors the water purification plants and makes adjustments as necessary to control their operations. Performs sampling, testing, and laboratory analysis to monitor process and determine compliance with Federal, State, and PAW's standards. Performs necessary emergency operating procedures and takes proper corrective action for continuous effective operation of the water purification plants. 

Maintains all necessary records, tools, and work equipment. Performs maintenance and custodial duties at the water purification plants. Performs light construction projects as needed including carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, masonry, etc. Specifies and initiates orders for parts and supplies. 

Assumes duties of Plant Operator in the absence of the Operator. Performs delivery, loading, unloading, and placing of water treatment chemicals into storage, including chemical receiving and inventory. 

Maintains grounds, buildings, roadways, screens, reservoirs, and right-of-ways. 


Mechanical ability sufficient to understand the operation of pumps, valves, motors, and other mechanical equipment related to plant operation and maintenance. 

Knowledge of basic scientific and water purification concepts. 


High School graduate or state-recognized equivalency certificate. 

Technical college course work and/or degree in electrical, electronics, or applicable engineering curriculum is desirable. 

Prior experience maintaining equipment in an industrial setting is preferred. 

Prior water treatment experience is desirable. 

Work Environment 

Works under adverse environmental conditions including contact with water, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with and handling potentially hazardous treatment and laboratory chemicals. 

Exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration. 

Position is subject to 24 hour call-out and overtime. 

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Division: Water Operations 


Performs routine technical work in daily operations and maintenance of water treatment equipment and processes. 


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

  • Operates and maintains water production and distribution system.
  • Operates SCADA system to monitor and control water plant and system functions. 
  • Makes periodic rounds of plant, checking for proper operation of processes. 
  • Measures chemical feed rate and calculates dosages. 
  • Checks and calibrates process instrumentation. 
  • Operates pumps, valves and sluice gates. 
  • Performs accuracy tests, leak surveys and valve locations. 
  • Interprets maps, drawings and schematics. 
  • Performs line locations and repairs leaks. 
  • Operates a variety of equipment such as leak detectors, pipe and metal detectors. 
  • Assists in water quality lab. 
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance. 
  • Makes routine physical and chemical tests of water samples. 
  • Keeps accurate records of test results relating to water operations. 
  • Maintains logs of plant operations. 
  • Cleans, paints and otherwise repairs the general physical properties of the facilities. 
  • Checks, lubricates and repairs pumps, aerators, air compressors, emergency generators and other plant equipment. 
  • Subject to twenty-four (24) hour call and works varied shifts as assigned. 



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 work with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to work safely and obey all safety rules. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with coworkers, other Water Authority departments and the general public. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, maps and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form. 
  • Ability to work alone or in a team environment. 
  • Must possess and maintain a good work ethic with a strong emphasis on good attendance, reporting to work on time, completing job assignments in a timely manner, maintaining a good work attitude, performing all job duties as assigned and/or scheduled. 
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 
  • Some knowledge of chemistry and laboratory procedures, and ability to use laboratory equipment. 
  • General knowledge of principals and practices of operation of a water treatment facility. 
  • Ability to pass a respirator fit test. 


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with one (1) or more years related experience and/or training in mechanical maintenance work 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. 
  • Must be in possession, or be able to obtain within 18 months, a Class IV license from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for Waterworks and Wastewater Works. 


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 50 pounds and occasionally 100 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

For application and information go to WVWA Employment.


We are seeking a Community Systems Plant Operator Apprentice who will assist with operating and maintaining water, wastewater, and on-site treatment facilities along with their associated distribution and collection systems. 

Essential functions include: 

• Reading, interpreting, and executing all facility and department requirements, including adhering to all Operations and Maintenance Manuals, regulatory permits, and Loudoun Water Standing Operating Procedures.

 • Conducting basic procedures, general housekeeping, and preventive maintenance on the facility’s equipment, building, and grounds. This includes making general repairs and adjustments as needed. 

• Operating valves, pumps, gates, and other controls and equipment within the associated with the treatment process. This includes exercising associated distribution system valves. 

• Performing bench tests on collected samples to help monitor confirm and adjust the associated treatment process. This includes samples collected from the distribution and collection system. 


High School graduate (or equivalent). Experience in the operation and maintenance of water, wastewater, and/or water reclamation facilities is preferred. 

Special Requirements: 

The ability to obtain at least one of the following licenses within two years; Virginia State Class 4 or above Wastewater Works Operator License, Virginia Class 4 or above Waterworks Operator License, and Virginia Alternative Onsite Sewage System Operator License. 

Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. 

Possession of or ability to obtain certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within six (6) months of employment. 

Work an on-call schedule and overtime as required to carry out job responsibilities and duties. 

This position is deemed Essential per the LW staffing policy and requires working during inclement weather or other emergencies.

To apply, please complete an official Loudoun Water EmploymentApplication available on the Internet. Position is open until filled. EOE.

Utility Worker I 

SALARY: $30,956.00 

Annually OPENING DATE: 06/20/19 

CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

Prince George County is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Utility Worker I. 

This position will be responsible for: Operating and organizing the use of utility tools, equipment and vehicles; following Department and industry safety requirements; troubleshooting and helping manage emergency water and wastewater utility situations; maintaining accurate records and efficiently completing work orders; accurately and efficiently reading customer water meters on a routine basis; performing assigned duties in electrical/mechanical, utility construction, sewer collection operations and water distribution operations. 

Position typically requires: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reading, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Heavy work: Exerting up to 90 pounds of force using jackhammers occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects. Incumbent may be subject to extreme temperatures and weather conditions as well as various equipment types. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent required with related water and wastewater utility experience preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver's license at hire; commercial driver's license within 6 (six) months of employment: may work beyond normal work schedule; may be assigned routine scheduled coverage responsibilities under call-out policy; must wear uniform according to standards, including safety equipment. Pre-employment physical/drug testing and criminal background check, to include fingerprinting, required. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To apply online visit our website at www.princegeorgecountyva.gov. To be considered for this position, applicants must fill out a County application which can be completed online. For additional information, please call (804)722-8669. EOE.

Class I or II Operator

The Roanoke River Service Authority has full-time position(s) open. 

Licensed Class I or II Operator 


  • Must have a valid Class I or II Water Treatment License - issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in water treatment. 
  • Should be experienced with repairs-maintenance related to treatment plants, pump stations and distribution systems. 
  • Preferred to have a strong background with computers and software application. 
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. 
  • Should have defined communication skills, mechanical skills, math skills, and a good work ethic. 

Submit to and pass a drug test and back ground check if selected for the position. The Roanoke River Service Authority is proud to offer a competitive salary which includes an excellent benefit package. (VRS and Health Included for employee) 

The current salary range is $32,500 to $55,000 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the address below. Or submit per email at: rrsajeff@bitbroadband.com 

The Roanoke River Service Authority 5419 Highway One Bracey, VA 23919 Attn: Jeffrey B. Hinkle, Executive Director 

Position(s) Open until filled: The Roanoke River Service Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

CHIEF UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR Town of Berryville, Virginia 

The Town of Berryville, Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Utility Plant Operator for the Town’s Water and Wastewater facilities. 

This position works with and reports directly to the Director of Utilities. 

Successful applicants must have Virginia Class II or higher water and/or wastewater licenses, five years of supervisory experience at a water/wastewater facility, an understanding of the operational control and trouble shooting of water/wastewater facilities, the ability to keep records and complete reports for DEQ and VDH, the ability to perform basic maintenance procedures, and a knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with water utility work. MBR experience is a plus. 

Applicants who have a Virginia Class II or higher license in only water or wastewater and have the ability to obtain the licensure they lack within five years of hire will be considered. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, completed Town of Berryville application, and current Department of Motor Vehicles driving record to Desi Moreland, Town of Berryville, 101 Chalmers Court, Suite A, Berryville, VA 22611. 

Application forms are available on the Town’s website, www.berryvilleva.gov. Salary Range is $45,000 to $60,000 per year depending upon qualifications. Application review process includes criminal history background check and review of driving record. Job offers are made contingent upon drug testing analysis. This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Applications will be reviewed starting June 28, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. The Town of Berryville is an equal opportunity employer.

Due Date: Open Until Filled 

To apply, please copy and paste the following link into your URL: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/147075 

Company Name: Virginia Department of Health- Office of Drinking Water 

Position: Deputy Field Director- Richmond Field Office 

Hiring Range: $72,104-$84,000 

Description: The Office of Drinking Water is seeking an Environmental Engineer Consultant to act as the Deputy Field Director of the new Richmond Field Office! This position serves as the responsible charge licensed professional engineer in the field office for the project evaluation programs (54.1 et seq Code of Virginia as amended); to direct the project evaluation and sanitary survey subprogram areas in the field office; to work independently in resolving and implementing solutions to highly complex questions and problems; to support the Field Director in the overall administration and management of the field office; to provide technical leadership, training, supervisions, and orientations to engineers and technical staff; and to serve as the Field Director in the Director's absence. 

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college. They must also possess a comprehensive knowledge of engineering pertaining to drinking water, i.e. advanced math, physics, water chemistry, microbiology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics/hydrology, geology, and the design of drinking water facilities. Candidates must also have a comprehensive knowledge of drinking water laws, rules/regulations, public health objectives, and standards/methods; as well as an understanding of management and administrative supervisory principles. Candidates must have experience in supervising technical and engineering staff and a demonstrated ability to manage complex engineering and regulatory programs; to read and interpret laws, regulations, and policy, and to apply them independently. Candidates must also be able to write regulations, personal communications, and technical reports; to effectively communicate orally and in writing, as well as presenting before groups in order to address and/or hold meetings/hearings; and to work effectively with public/subordinate personnel. A current VA Professional Engineering license is required. 

Prefferred Qualifications: A Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering is preferred. Experience regulating public water systems and developing policy as it relates to drinking water is also preferred. 

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.

Safety and Environmental Programs Specialist (CD) – DPU Facilities 

Hanover County Government – Department of Public Utilities 

Salary: $42,983.00 - $47,281.00 Annually General 

Description: This is an administrative, technical position. The incumbent performs a wide variety of duties relating to the Department of Public Utilities safety and environmental programs. 

Organization: The Safety and Environmental Programs Specialist position is part of the Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Safety Specialist reports to the Assistant Chief of Operations & Maintenance and supervises no staff. 

Essential Functions:

•  Conducts facility, job-site and equipment inspections to ensure compliance with various safety and environmental regulatory requirements.

• Develops safety and environmental compliance training and awareness programs and conducts related training. 

• Monitors employee compliance with safety and environmental compliance requirements. Assists employees with maintaining compliance. 

• Conducts safety and environmental compliance audits. 

• Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations for establishing or revising safety and environmental compliance programs, policies and practices. 

• Monitors materials, equipment usage and environment to determine level of hazard. 

• Coordinates Hazard Communication Program and assists divisions maintain compliance. 

• Assists with environmental compliance with environmental regulatory programs such as SPCC, Storm water/MS4, Tier II reporting, etc. 

• Develops and maintains Job Safety Analysis (JSA's). 

• Collaborates with Risk Management to investigate incidents in which an employee, contractor or other person is injured. Complete or assist with the completion of accident reports and analysis of measures that can be taken to minimize the risk of similar future incidents. 

• Assists others with maintaining equipment, reports, records, etc. related to safety and environmental programs. 

• Act as liaison with local, state and federal agencies on issues related to safety and environmental programs. 

• Performs related work as assigned. 

Working Conditions: 

A. Hazards 

• May come in contact with hazardous chemicals during workplace inspections 

• Occasional exposure to adverse weather and contact with animals and insects 

• May be exposed to chemicals, dust, fumes, noise, and vibrations 

B. Environment 

• Office 

• Field 

• Plants, pump stations and other industrial facilities 

C.   Physical Effort 

• Minimal – requires some physical ability and stamina to conduct fieldwork 

D. Non-exempt   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Knowledge of the principles and practices of safety administration and OSHA, required.

Knowledge applied to water and sewer operations, preferred. 

Ability to make safety inspections and to recommend the appropriate corrective actions.

Ability to understand and administer environmental regulations and programs. 

Ability to effectively train others in proper methods and procedures. 

Ability to keep accurate records. 

Effective written and oral communication skills. 

Ability to maintain relationships with representatives from other agencies, employees and public. 

Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point. 

Education, Experience and Training: Bachelor's degree in safety management/technology, occupational health and safety, environmental science or related field, with a minimum two years' experience and knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health, safety training and compliance, and environmental training and compliance preferred – OR – Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. 

For complete job description and to apply, visit our website at www.hanovercountyjobs.com

Utility Operator (CD) – Ashland Wastewater Plant Hanover County Government – Department of Public 

Utilities Salary: $31,972.00 - $57,459.00 Annually

General Description: This is a technical position. The incumbent will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Ashland Wastewater Treatment Plant. The primary role involves monitoring, assessing, and making operational adjustments to various plant processes in order to maintain compliance with the facility's discharge permit. This position is classified as "essential". The plant operates 7 days per week (including weekends and holidays). The weekly schedule consists of three consecutive 13.5 hour shifts (5:00 am – 6:30 pm). Shifts rotate every 28 days with two other operators. Weekend shift (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is required every three months. Schedule routinely includes working alone and independently. Covering shifts, weather conditions, and operational issues may require working additional days or working past normal operating hours. Responding to calls from the SCADA alarm system during non-staffed hours may be required. 

Organization: The Utility Operator position is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). 

The position has four levels: Operator-in Training, Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master. The incumbent reports to the Utility Superintendent and supervises no staff. Each operator is required to obtain progressive Virginia Wastewater Works Operator licenses to remain employed. A Class IV license is required within 24 months of hire, a Class III license is required within 42 months, and a Class II license is required within 66 months. Obtaining a Class I license is optional. Training assistance is provided to help meet this requirement. 

Essential functions and associated duties include, but are not limited to:

• Reviewing analytical data and field observations to maintain operational control targets and to determine optimum operational strategies 

• The ability to monitor and make remote adjustments to equipment and processes using the plant's computerized SCADA control system as well as local/manual adjustments in the field 

• Performing routine checks of the status of plant processes and equipment operations 

• Performing operation, control, and troubleshooting of the plant's chemical feed system, sludge dewatering equipment, pumping equipment, and ultraviolet disinfection system 

• Conducting laboratory sampling, analysis, and the completion of the associated regulatory paperwork and records according to SOP's and VELAP standards 

• Performing preventative maintenance, calibrations, and cleaning of plant equipment and buildings 

• The ability to perform mathematical calculations for generating lab and field data 

• Other operational duties as assigned 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Varies with CD level 

• Ability to work independently and multi-task 

• Strong verbal and written communication skills 

• Ability to follow written instructions and SOP's

• Ability to accurately complete and maintain logs, records, and reports 

• Ability to perform mathematical calculations and use a computer 

Education, Experience, and Training: 

• High school diploma or equivalent is required 

• Post-high school training consistent with job demands is preferred 

• Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training to that is sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required is acceptable 

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Utility Technician (CD) – Construction Hanover County Government – Department of Public Utilities 

Salary: $28,971.00 - $39,107.00 Annually General 

Description: The incumbent performs utility construction work and other related work. Construction experience desired but entry level applicants will be considered. 

Organization: The Utility Technician is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Utility Technician Ladder has three levels ranging from Utility Technician I to Utility Technician III. Incumbents report to a Utility Supervisor and supervise no staff; however, Utility Technicians III may serve as workflow leaders to lower level Utility Technicians. 

Essential Functions: 

· Repairs and installs water and sewer lines and appurtenances, including fire hydrants. 

· Operates construction equipment, including towing equipment and trailers. 

· Completes other miscellaneous construction projects including sidewalk and other concrete repairs, asphalt repairs, and small grading and lawn restoration projects. · Operates and organizes the use of utility tools, equipment, and vehicles. 

· Assures all safety regulations are met (e.g. VDOT standards for traffic control and flags traffic during VDOT right of way repairs). 

· Troubleshoots and helps manage emergency situations. 

· Maintains maintenance records and efficiently completes work orders. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to understand and to follow oral and written instructions. Familiarity with the equipment and techniques necessary to perform assigned work tasks, preferred. 

Education, Experience and Training: High school diploma or equivalent required. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Higher levels on the Career Ladder require additional experience and training. 

Special Conditions: 

· Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting 

· Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License at hire 

· A Class "A" Commercial Driver's License is required within 6 (six) months of employment. Hanover County will provide on the job training to aid in obtaining a Commercial Driver's License.

· Pre-employment Physical Examination and repeated regularly thereafter 

· Pre-employment Drug Test /Breath Alcohol Testing and repeated in accordance to policy thereafter 

· Audiometric Testing 

· Twelve-month probationary period

· May work beyond normal schedule including weekends, holidays and nights 

· Must wear uniform, including safety equipment 

· This position is subject to being on routine on-call. 

For complete job description and to apply, visit our website at www.hanovercountyjobs.com

Utility Operator (CD) Hanover County Government – Department of Public Utilities 

Salary: $31,655.00 - $57,459.00 Annually 

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. 

For complete job description and to apply, visit our website at www.hanovercountyjobs.com