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VRWA has an immediate opening a Wastewater Technician

Take a look at the job requirements below and come join our family!

VRWA has a Wastewater Technician Opening 

Come join us! 

 Requirements – 

 Multi-year employment required in working for, operating, maintaining, or managing a rural/community wastewater system 

 Has a wastewater license 

 Well-rounded technical knowledge of rural and small system needs and methods of meeting those needs 

 Technical knowledge of operating, maintaining and managing a rural/community water/wastewater system 

 An understanding of budget/financial conditions

 Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with operators, decision makers, regulatory, agencies and other professionals 

 Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements 

 Willingness to travel extensively 

Responsibilities – 

 Provide on-site assistance geographically around the state 

 Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, vulnerability assessment, security, loan applications, health and environmental issues 

 Provide the type of assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing” 

 Prioritize requests to ensure coverage of wastewater/systems with serious health/or economic problems first 

 Develops informational articles for dissemination 

 Responds to inquiries from facilities, consumers, government agencies and others regarding technical matters 

Excellent benefits – health, dental insurance packets, 401K, plus more….Work from your home, VRWA provides the necessary tools to complete your duties and responsibilities. Salary - DOQ 

Send resumes to Myrica Keiser, Virginia Rural Water Association, 2138 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or mkeiser@vrwa.org 

 EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

Safety and Environmental Programs Specialist 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. 

A.  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. 

Special Conditions: 

• Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting 

• Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License 

• Twelve-month probationary period 

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

WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR ASSISTANT 

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/WasteWaterOperator

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: 2/7/20 Job Status: Non-Exempt

Public Utilities Operations Coordinator 

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

The position reports to the Director of Public Services, performing project management and operations coordination for the County’s water and wastewater utilities. The County’s facilities include two sanitary districts, as well as the North Fork Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Candidates should be highly organized, have experience with project planning and management, and be team-oriented. A strong familiarity with Microsoft Office is a must. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in public utilities (or similar industry sectors) and knowledge of environmental compliance. The hiring range is $45,144 to $67,016, with final salary based on candidate’s demonstrated experience, education and qualifications. 

Shenandoah County offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. More information about this recruitment can be found at: https://bit.ly/3aVvRvC

Submit a cover letter and resume, as well as a completed Shenandoah County employment application to jobs@shenandoahcountyva.us, or via mail to Patrick Felling, Director of Public Services, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664. The position will be open until filled, with a first review date of February 12, 2020.

SENIOR PLANT MECHANIC/ INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROLS TECHNICIAN Town of Culpeper 

Full-Time – Excellent Benefits Salary Range - $41,430.81 - $66,289.29 

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. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and considerable experience in water and/or wastewater treatment plant maintenance work. 

Application and position profile are available at www.culpeperva.gov.  Open until filled.

WATER OPERATOR Class II, I 

 The New River Regional Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time: Water Operator Class II, I 

Salary Range: $34,409 - $57,615 

Description: Operator will perform semi-skilled and skilled technical work in the operation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the New River Regional Water Authority Water Treatment Plant. 

Requirements: High school diploma/GED, basic math and computer skills, and valid motor vehicle operator’s license to drive between NRRWA owned locations. Post-secondary education or degree in physical, biological, environmental, or chemical science, and/or a current Virginia Waterworks Operator Class II-I is preferred. Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb ladders as needed. Candidate must possess a Virginia Waterworks Class II Operator license. Candidate must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently. Strong work ethic and teamwork is required. Various shift work to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Public health and safety must be a priority. 

Benefits: Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave and Virginia Retirement System Applications may be obtained from the Wythe County Administration Building at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 or online at www.wytheco.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. A background check and drug testing will be conducted on the selected candidate. 

The New River Regional Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA invites applications for the position of: Waterworks Operator 

SALARY: $43,912.00 - $68,064.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE: 11/13/19 

CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: The Prince George County Utility Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Waterworks Operator. This position will be responsible for performing operations, maintenance and repairs on water production facilities, equipment and related appurtenances. This position reports to the Utility Operations Manager. This is moderate manual work requiring intermittent lifting of objects weighing at least 30 pounds or more. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm's length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. The worker may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. This position may involve call-out for after-hours work activities. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Thorough knowledge of water chemistry, sampling, and chemical and biological analytical methods in determining water quality and treatment requirements; skilled in mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work related to pumps, instrumentation, valves, piping, meters and other water related equipment and processes; thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations that apply to the operation of a Waterworks; analytical techniques and methods including water treatment and processes. Thorough knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the operations of a waterworks and the ability to operate waterworks equipment; ability to perform manual and semiskilled labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable conditions; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers, supervisor and coworkers. Ability to perform mathematical calculations to calculate chemical dosages, convert units of weights and measures and perform laboratory tests, checking of meters, instrumentation and calibration of testing, and pumping equipment verifications. Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent required with related water utility experience preferred. Preferred 3 to 5 years of experience in the inspection, maintenance and repair of water production facilities. Must possess, or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire, a class IV or greater waterworks operator license; and must maintain all required continuing education requirements to retain the class IV waterworks operator license. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must have a valid Virginia Driver's License; may work beyond normal scheduled hours; may be assigned routine scheduled coverage responsibilities under call-out policy; must wear uniform according to standards, including safety equipment. 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov/ 

Prince George County 6602 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875 804.722.8669 

hr@princegeorgecountyva.gov Position #WO112019 WATERWORKS OPERATOR WJ 

Waterworks Operator Supplemental Questionnaire 
* 1. Do you have any experience as a Waterworks Operator? Yes No 
2. If you answered "Yes" to question number one, please explain your experience. 
* 3. Do you have a valid Waterworks Operators License? Yes No 
* 4. Do you possess previous work experience in the field of water and wastewater utility? Yes No 
* 5. Do you possess at minimum a high school diploma, GED or equivalent? Yes No 
* 6. Do you currently possess a valid driver's license? Yes No 
* Required Question

PLANT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR 

Town of Culpeper 

Full-Time – Excellent Benefits 

Salary Range - $50,481.25 - $80,770.00 

The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Plant Maintenance Supervisor. The successful candidate will perform difficult work supervising and participating in the work of a maintenance staff engaged in mechanical, electrical, and electronic maintenance and repair work at the municipal water and wastewater plants and related facilities; coordinating all purchasing of equipment, materials, and repair supplies necessary to ensure the operation of the treatment facilities; preparing reports and documentation to include budgetary tracking, purchase order requisitions, repair/equipment records, fuels records, etc.; coordinating contractual repairs and services as required; assisting operational staff by running or assigning maintenance staff to operate process equipment; and perform related tasks as required. 

Candidate must have thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, tools and techniques of equipment repair associated with water and wastewater treatment plants; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with equipment maintenance work; ability to diagnose mechanical trouble in machines and mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to read and understand blue prints, electrical and electronic schematics, mechanical and pneumatic schematics, and equipment manuals; ability to prepare plans and detailed reports and maintain records; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and extensive experience in treatment plant repair, maintenance, and operation. Possession of a CDL valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. Application and position profile are available at www.culpeperva.gov. Open until filled. EOE

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Job Ad 

The Town of Grottoes is accepting applications for a Full-Time Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator. 

FLSA Exempt status with fantastic Benefits package, included VRS Retirement. The WWTPO is responsible for all operations of the Town’s Waste Water Treatment plant, to include performing laboratory and field testing, making adjustments to plant for efficient and safe operations, reports to appropriate regulatory agencies, facility permit compliance and renewal, preventative maintenance of equipment and maintains the plant and grounds. Assists with Capital Planning for Treatment Plant and Waste-Water needs for the Town. Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work effectively with low supervision. Position requires a flexible schedule for appropriate plant operations, to include weekends or evenings if necessary. Reports to the Public Works Director and must ensure he is kept informed of operations. Applications available online at www.ci.grottoes.va.us. Please send application and resume to Nathan Garrison; Town Manager at POB 146 Grottoes, VA 24441. Deadline to apply is November 12th, 2019 by 5pm.

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Must have valid Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Operator License or higher. Thorough knowledge of Waste-Water Treatment operations and general maintenance procedures. Experience with Microsoft Office products and standard office software. Ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs. 

Preferred Requirements: Associates or Bachelor’s degree, at least 3 to 5 years experience in a Supervisory position at a Waste Water Treatment facility, Class 4 Virginia State Waterworks Operator or higher.

JOB TITLE: WASTEWATER PLANT MANAGER 

DEPARTMENT: WATER RESOURCES 

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF WATER RESOURCES 

CLASSIFICATION: GRADE 14 

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT 

NATURE OF WORK This is responsible managerial and technical work in the operation of the wastewater plant and associated sludge-handling facilities. Work involves managing and directing the activities of operating, laboratory and sludge-handling personnel while optimizing plant performance, minimizing expenditures, maintaining records and preparing reports. Work is performed under the general direction of the Water and Wastewater Plants Manager. An employee in this capacity is expected to initiate and/or oversee special projects. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK Inspects and analyzes process equipment and records and takes appropriate action to insure optimum operation and adherence to regulatory and operational standards. Collects data, organizes and maintains records for special investigations and projects; prepares monthly reports; maintains plant records and files; prepares work schedules and leave reports; oversees and directs plant operations. Responds to emergency calls involving plant operations; operates plant when necessary, performing duties of a Wastewater Plant Operator I. Develops and modifies Standard Operational and Laboratory Procedures. Prepares and conducts performance evaluations. Participates in the selection of employees and provides considerable input into the advancement, training, promotion and discipline of employees. Investigates and implements regulatory changes and permit requirements. Facilitates regulatory inspectors and responds to deficiencies. Requisitions and maintains inventory of process chemicals, lab ware and laboratory chemicals, and plant supplies. Evaluates performance of process chemicals. Prepares bid specifications and aids maintenance personnel in specification and procurement of parts and equipment. Coordinates activities of operations, sludge handling and maintenance to insure congruity among personnel. Performs related work as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF WORK Considerable responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; graduation from high school (or the equivalent); supplemented by college-level courses in chemistry, biology, engineering or plant operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant: Knowledge of and ability to perform all duties required of a Class I Wastewater Plant Operator. Familiarity with regulatory standards and reporting requirements. Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work. Knowledge of management and supervisory theories sufficient to be able to mange, supervise and coordinate complex wastewater plant activities. Ability to analyze operational problems and conditions and to take appropriate corrective action. Ability to keep records and prepare reports. Considerable computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with superiors, fellow employees and the public. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Physical ability and agility to traverse a six-acre plant site, negotiate stairs and to handle and use a 35 to 50 pound breathing apparatus and chlorine container repair kit. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must hold a valid Class I Wastewater Works license as issued by the Virginia State Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

To apply go to https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=cm266&fs=1.0em

Inframark LLC is looking for a Lead Operator for the Chatham VA WWTP.

Must have a Class 3 License or higher. 

Can apply at Inframark.Com.

AUGUSTA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY - WASTE WATER PLANT OPERATOR ASSISTANT 

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