Job Opportunities

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VRWA has an immediate opening for a Water Circuit Rider.

Come Join Our Team!

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VRWA has an IMMEDIATE Opening for a Water Circuit Rider 

Come Join Our Team! 

Requirements – 

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

 Have a Virginia water 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 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 

 Knowledge of use of equipment such as leak detecting, line locators, etc 

 Willingness to travel extensively 

 Ability to work alone and as part of a diverse team 

 Possession of a valid State of Virginia Driver’s License & reliable transportation (required) 

Responsibilities – 

 Assist a minimum of 30 water systems per month 

 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 water/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 depending on qualifications - DOQ 

Send a detailed resume to Mike Ritchie, Virginia Rural Water Association, 2138 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416 or mritchie@vrwa.org EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

Job Title: Production Supervisor 

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful. 

Virginia American Water serves about 9,300 residential, commercial and industrial customers (connections) in our Hopewell District, which includes the City of Hopewell, portions of Prince George County and Fort Lee. Apply now for immediate consideration! 

Primary Role Responsible for supervising front-line personnel and implementing operational processes that are engaged in the functional area of production for water and/or wastewater operations. 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Supervise a team of front-line staff engaged in production operations. (10%) 
  • Schedule training and development activities to ensure that personnel obtain and maintain appropriate operator certifications from regulating agencies. (10%) 
  • Participate in the resolution of union and/or non-union labor issues. (10%) 
  • Record, compile and provide operating data to track the financial performance of production operations. (10%) 
  • Coordinates the construction of new and/or upgraded production facilities in accordance with approved CAPEX budget. (10%) 
  • Implement a preventative maintenance program for capital assets that provides OPEX savings and defers CAPEX spending, where possible. (10%) 
  • Day-to-day implementation of security efforts at all production facilities. 
  • Supervise daily activities to ensure that adequate quantities of treated water meeting all regulatory standards are provided to customers at all times. 
  • Supervise operational and business processes to ensure that American Water policies are followed, best practices are implemented, and internal/external reporting requirements are satisfied. (40%) 


  • Knowledge of the regulated water business and the regulations impacting the business.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures, practices, and trends. 
  • Knowledge of process and operational areas. 


  • Two (2) years of relevant experience. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline. 


  • VA Class I License highly preferred or ability to obtain within three years. 


  • Champions safety 
  • Collaborates Cultivates innovation 
  • Customer obsessed 
  • Drives Results 
  • Nimble learning 

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing™ 

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Water Treatment Plant Supervisor (Essential Personnel) 

Position Posted: April 6, 2021 

Position Closes: Open Until Filled (First review of applications on April 20, 2021) 

Starting Pay: $46,412 

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt 


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plant and its associated wells, pump houses, storage tanks and distribution lines, etc. Responsible for technical direction and supervision of Waterworks Operators. 


· Serves as Virginia Department of Health Operator in Responsible Charge. 

· Ensures that the RO Plant is operated in accordance with Federal and State regulations, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Submits required operational and groundwater reports to regulatory agencies including Virginia Department of Health, Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and Hampton Roads Sanitation District. 

· Plans, coordinates, and oversees the operations of the Reverse Osmosis Plant.

· Develops and maintains preventive maintenance and operating procedures for Waterworks Plant and associated wells, etc... 

· Ensures efficient operation of the RO Plant and that water quality standards are maintained.

· Responsible for the effective supervision of Waterworks Operators to include all administrative tasks. 

· Resolves any technical difficulties and discrepancies involving membranes, chemical dosage changes, well pump changes, safety hazards, and other areas in connection with the reverse osmosis process. Troubleshoots equipment and process problems and works to find the solutions. 

· Monitors and controls the RO Plant using computer control system and visually observing the process to ensure efficient operation and water quality standards are maintained. Monitors well operations and adjusts the pumping rates. Monitors and adjusts chemical feeds.

· Performs mechanical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water mechanical, alarm, and control systems. Diagnoses operational and mechanical problems within all Town water production, storage, and distribution assets. 

· Tests motors and equipment for proper operation, including pumps, generators, transfer switches, etc. Repairs or replaces pumps, motors, and associated equipment. Diagnoses problems and assists with repairs and overhauls by others. Flushes distribution lines and exercises valves on town system.

· Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance work. Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.

· Performs a variety of administrative work to include: maintaining an inventory of process chemicals and other supplies and ordering these items as necessary, initiating work orders and documenting maintenance activities; compiling data and uses computer applications to include word processing, data base management, spreadsheet software, etc. to prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and other documents.

· Subject to on call rotation and shift work.

· Collects water samples and performs tests for conditions such as turbidity, conductivity, fluoride levels, chlorine levels, and pH levels.

· Assists in operating and maintaining other components of the Town water system including back up emergency well facilities, elevated storage tanks, altitude valves, distribution lines, etc. 

· Works on-call rotation and shift work as necessary. 

· Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies, and programs.

· Provides tours of water treatment plan to the public and answers questions from citizens as required.

· Maintains area around work sites, both inside and outside. Performs cleaning functions.

· Performs other related duties as required. Must be able to successfully complete a background check, routine physical and drug screen.


· High School diploma or GED required.

· Associates degree or higher preferred. 

· Five (5) to seven (7) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work. 

· Valid Virginia Class 3 Waterworks Operator’s License is required 

· Considerable knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work.

· Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment.

· Considerable knowledge of water chemistry, water sampling, and test techniques involved in determining conductivity, chorine residual, turbidity, pH, alkalinity, and other similar tests.

· General knowledge of computer word processing, data base and spreadsheet software programs. 

· Skill in the use of precision hand tools and instrumentation (Ultrameters, Colorimeters, Turbidimeters, etc.).

· Ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in calculating chemical dosages, converting units of weights and measures, and performing laboratory tests.

· Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license with acceptable driving record. 

· Must be able to work shift work and be on call on a regularly scheduled basis.

· Must be willing to carry a pager/phone 24 hours a day to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems. 

· Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing as a Safety Sensitive position for the Town of Smithfield. 

· Previous supervisory experience preferred. 

· Must be detail oriented and highly organized. 

· Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team. 


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators 

The Town of Altavista is seeking highly motivated individuals for the positions of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Class I, II, III or Class IV. Full-time, Part-time, and Temporary positions available. Salary: 29K to 51K ($14.21/HR to $24.76/HR) DOQ. Visit www.altavistava.gov for a complete job description and town application. Submit town application to: Town of Altavista, Attn: Steve Bond, WWTP Manager, P. O. Box 420, Altavista, VA 24517. Positions are open until filled. EOE.



Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will coordinate with the Engineering Department to provide technical assistance to the Treatment Operations Department in the areas of system management and operations, design and construction of new facilities, facilities upgrades, replacements, expansions, budgeting, procurement/project delivery, permitting, and construction. The Project Coordinator will determine and define project scope and objectives, develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan. Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project, coordinate activities with local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, private businesses, contractors, consultants, and others involved in Authority projects. Coordinate invitations for bid, manage the procurement of construction services for assigned projects, and comply with federal, state and local regulations. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Biology or related field with five (5) years in project management of water and wastewater facilities, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have knowledge of regulations issued by, but not limited to Augusta County Code, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Health Department, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Virginia Department of Transportation, and VA811 that pertain to public water and wastewater treatment facilities. 

An application, with résumé, may be submitted on our website at https://www.acsawater.com/ProjectCoordinator

Benefits include, health (low cost to employee), dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, floating holidays, and Virginia Retirement System. Salary is based on experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. 

Posting Date: 3/23/2021 

Job Status: Exempt

Infrastructure Solutions Group 

Southwestern Virginia Sales Rep. 

ISG Territory Sales Representative 

Job Duties: Establish, develop, and maintain business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in a defined territory/market segment to generate new business for the organization’s products/services. The successful candidate will report directly to the ISG Sales Manager. This position requires some overnight travel. 


• College degree details or equivalent technical training/experience is desirable. 

• Basic mechanical skills and knowledge of machinery. 

• Understanding of municipal and contractor capital equipment sales and account management. 

• Self-confidence and an ability to work independently. 

• Possess public speaking skills. 


• Prospecting through cold calls, the internet, trade shows. 

• Demonstrating equipment and presenting concepts 

• Ability to generate quotes and complete bids 

• Participation in tradeshows and seminars 

Working within the company CRM and following standard operating procedures

• Weekly/monthly schedule and call reports through a shared calendar 

• Time and territory management 

• Database management 

• Opportunity tracking and accurate record-keeping 


• Salary/draw with commission (based on experience). 

Generous benefits package 


• Company provided 

About Infrastructure Solutions Group 

Infrastructure Solutions Group is an equipment sales and rental company. ISG is proud to offer an impressive variety of "state of the art" product lines to meet the evolving and ever-demanding municipal, contractor, high-tech, heavy equipment needs. We are a tight-knit team that has sales territory from Maryland to South Carolina. Headquartered in Mechanicsville, Virginia with a second location in Mooresville, North Carolina. 

Contact: Pete Kurz – Sales Manager 

Email: Pete@WeAreISG.com 

Cell Phone: 804.774.0807

Utility Maintenance Technician 

The Town of Woodstock invites applications for the position of Utility Maintenance Technician within the Town’s Department of Public Works. 

The Town of Woodstock is seeking an energetic and hard-working individual to join the Town’s Public Works Department as a Utility Maintenance Technician. The Utility Maintenance Technician performs intermediate semiskilled preventive equipment maintenance work and assisting in the operations of the wastewater treatment plant, grounds keeping and janitorial duties, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Wastewater Plant, Assistant Chief Operator. 

General knowledge of operations of wastewater plants and dewatering facilities; general knowledge of preventive and corrective maintenance of plant equipment and facilities; some knowledge of principles and practices of wastewater; some knowledge of standard operating procedures as they pertain to wastewater plant operations; ability to effectively carry out a variety of activities related to water/sewer utility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates. A high school diploma or GED and minimal experience in street and ground maintenance and repair, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid Virginia Driver’s License and a good driving record is required. The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Virginia Class B Commercial Driver’s License within six months of employment. 

The position is at-will, full-time, and requires periods of overtime, days/nights, weekend/holiday coverage and periods of “on call” duty during emergency operations. The pay range is $13.96/hour - $21.65/hour and is classified as a FLSA non-exempt position. Anticipated hiring range is $13.96/hour - $17.80/hour. The Town offers an excellent benefits package in addition to on-the-job training. The successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screening and background check. The position packet is available at the Town of Woodstock Municipal Office, 135 North Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664 or www.townofwoodstockva.gov/jobs

Completed applications are due by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Town is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Engineer / Project Manager

Virginia Department of Health

For complete information go to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/216796

Wastewater Treatment Operator 

South Central Wastewater Authority 

The South Central Wastewater Authority is accepting applications for a Wastewater Treatment Operator. Applicants must have at the minimum a high school diploma or GED. Responsibilities include troubleshooting operations and maintenance problems, performing special tests, measurements, laboratory analysis, mathematical calculations and recording data on standard log sheets and/or computerized spreadsheets. Performs general maintenance, grounds keeping and housekeeping activities as assigned. This position requires working a 12 hour rotating shift including some holidays and weekends. Must present valid Driver’s License & satisfactory DMV record prior to start of interview. Subject to pre-employment physical, drug screen, and criminal background check. Class I or II Wastewater License preferred. If hired as a trainee, must obtain a Virginia Class IV Wastewater Operators License w/in 1 ½ years of employment. 

SCWWA Operator Salary Grades    

Water/Wastewater Operator Trainee $29,283.02 - $48,316.98 

Water/Wastewater Assistant Operator IV $ 0,893.58 - $50,974.42 

Water/Wastewater Assistant Operator III $34,385.33 - $56,735.80 

Water Asst. Operator II/Wastewater Operator II  $38,271.73 - $63,148.37 

Water/Wastewater Operator I $42,597.39 - $70,285.71 

Excellent benefits including Retirement through Virginia Retirement System, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Disability, Life, Paid Time Off Begins 1st Day of Employment: Earn 168 hours of PTO in First Year, 12 Paid Holidays, 2 Floating Holidays. 

Submit an email of interest with application and resume to: Melissa Wilkins, HR Manager: mwilkins@scwwa.org 900 Magazine Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803. Applications accepted until position is filled. Applications are available at the above address or can be downloaded at: www.scwwa.org.

Executive Director 

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority, Virginia | Full-time 

Complete job ad

The Position 

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority (HRRSA) is seeking an Executive Director to lead an organization known for providing exceptional wastewater treatment services, its fiscal stability, and its excellent personnel. The Executive Director is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Authority’s Board of Directors. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of HRRSA’s operations, including finance and budget, wastewater treatment and collection system operations and maintenance, capital improvement, procurement, regulatory compliance, and human resources. 

The Executive Director has the following direct reports: Maintenance Manager, Operations Manager, Environmental & Safety Manager, Office Manager, and a part-time Administrative Assistant. There is also one vacant position that is expected to assist the Executive Director with projects and asset management. 

The current Executive Director is retiring after 12 years of service leading the Authority. 

Experience and Education 

Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, sanitary engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related field, and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in wastewater, construction, or public utilities. Demonstrated knowledge of environmental permitting and compliance, budgeting, project management, and supervision/management of staff is also required. 

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in wastewater plant design, construction, operation, maintenance, and oversight of consulting engineers. In addition, long-term capital planning, financial management, intergovernmental relations, and experience with media are preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and experience working with the Chesapeake Bay regulatory environment is preferred but not required. 

The Ideal Candidate 

The HRRSA’s ideal Executive Director is a proactive, experienced industry professional with demonstrated success in balancing the administrative and technical facets of wastewater management. This individual seamlessly administers all personnel functions within the Authority while also planning and overseeing all system operations and programs. The Executive Director provides the Authority’s Board with sound financial and technical advice on treatment plant and collection system activities and environmental programs and has extensive project management and contract negotiation experience. 

The successful candidate is collaborative, approachable, and easily builds rapport with staff throughout the organization. They are a hands-on administrator with experience in performance management, purchasing, strategic planning, and permit compliance. This candidate is decisive and comfortable both in representing the Authority before regulatory agencies and elected bodies and in serving as the face of the Authority with a variety of external stakeholders. The next Executive Director is committed to environmental stewardship and fiscally sound solutions for the wastewater processing of the Authority’s customers. 

The ideal candidate is well-versed in current environmental regulations, the principles and practices of wastewater treatment and sanitary engineering, the nutrient removal process, budget development, expenditure tracking, capital financing, and grant management. 


The expected hiring range is $120,000 – $150,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. 

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on April 19, 2021

Questions Please direct questions to Catherine Tuck Parrish at apply@thenovakconsultinggroup.com or 513-221-0500.


The City of Staunton, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Utility Operations Engineer.  Come join our highly professional team dedicated to serving this dynamic city and its citizens.     

The City of Staunton offers highly competitive compensation and benefits and a wide range of amenities.  Staunton, with a relatively low cost of living, is known for its history, architecture, arts, and cultural and culinary delights.   

“One of the prettiest and most progressive towns in the South” and “20 charming mountain towns to visit this fall”—Southern Living   

The City of Staunton is seeking a collaborative and innovative leader who performs intermediate professional work planning and directing all field utility construction and repair activities for water and wastewater utility systems. Position oversees and helps perform recurring preventative maintenance (RPM) activities on water/sewer lines and appurtenances; identifies safety concerns, and helps coordinate, plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures to provide a safe work environment.  

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 Utility Operations Engineer:   

 Plans and coordinates work requirements and activities for utility and technical service crews (comprised of crew supervisors, crew leaders, semi-skilled workers, and unskilled workers) in the maintenance, repair, and construction of water and sewer lines and appurtenances, including, but not limited to, water meters, vaults, valves, services, hydrants, manholes, cleanouts, pump stations, and storage tanks; 

 Plans, directs, performs, and documents inspections and recurring preventative maintenance (RPM) activities for water/sewer lines and appurtenances, including, but not limited to, pipe inspections (CCTV, smoke, dye), manhole inspections, line cleaning, valve exercising, hydrant testing (flushing, testing, inspection, maintenance), root control, grease control, and pest control;  Maintains, updates, evaluates, and analyzes data and records for operational, construction and maintenance/repair activities; 

 Reviews and evaluates system conditions and requirements to help identify, determine, design, specify, and bid future system projects, upgrades, and RPM program activities; 

 Reads maps and plans and utilizes them in construction and maintenance operations; 

 Identifies and corrects utility mapping changes, differences, discrepancies, and revisions; 

 Plans, coordinates, directs, and supervises Utility Locator and VA811 requirements including communications and interactions with SCC and VA811; 

 Ensures timely and complete communication on all activities with Utilities Superintendent; 

 Ensures and maintains a safe work environment utilizing safety equipment and implementing safety standards and ensures compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations; 

 Plans, directs, and conducts regular safety training sessions for crews on work practices and equipment and attends regularly scheduled departmental environmental and safety committee meetings; 

 Ensures all construction and maintenance activities are performed and completed to City standards and specifications for the installation of all water and sewer lines (mains and services), associated utility infrastructure, and backfilling/compacting of utility division street cuts in preparation of patching by the street division; 

 Works closely with Utilities Superintendent to provide guidance for work assignments to address staffing, operational, and supply needs; 

 Provides excellent customer service and maintains a positive attitude in all interactions with the public, citizens, customers, City staff, and other stakeholders; 

 Works with customers, contractors, and developers to ensure the quality and timeliness of all work activities and requirements; 

 Performs administrative functions including assisting in cost estimating, budget preparation, payroll, inventory, and purchasing of materials; 

 Monitors and maintains inventory and orders parts, supplies and equipment, as needed, to ensure sufficient supplies are kept; 

 Ensures all Utilities equipment and vehicles are serviceable and maintained; 

 Participates in snow and ice removal operations; 

 Performs on-call duties for after-hour emergencies;  

 Assists other Engineering staff as needed, as directed by the City Engineer and; 

 Performs related tasks as required or assigned. 

Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Environmental Engineering or related degree from accredited college or university. Position requires knowledge or ability to learn the design, construction, and operation of water and wastewater systems and facilities. Position requires proficient use or ability to learn MS Office software as well as system and facility work order software and personnel management software. Some experience (1 to 5 years) in the design, construction, or operations of water and wastewater systems and facilities is preferred. Experience in CAD and water modeling software is preferred. Virginia Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification with the ability to obtain Virginia Professional Engineer (PE) certification within a four-year period is preferred. Supervisory and leadership experience is preferred.   

Criminal background check is required. 

FLSA: Exempt 


Hiring Range: $55,000 to $68,000 

Start Date: On or around Mid-May 2021 

The recruitment will remain open until filled.  In addition to the on-line application, interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than April 18, 2021.  For questions and a complete job description, please contact Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer.   

Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer 
City of Staunton/Staunton City Schools 
116 West Beverley St (Human Resources, 2 nd  Floor City Hall) 
Staunton, VA, 24401


Water Plant Operator Class I or II 


The Louisa County Water Authority will be accepting applications for a full-time, day shift, Class I or II water plant operator for the Northeast Creek Water Treatment Plant in Louisa, Virginia. This position will remain open until filled. 

Job descriptions and applications are available by calling 540- 967-1122. An application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted only if followed up with an original signature on a hard copy. EOE.

Wastewater Operator or Trainee 


Louisa County Water Authority will be accepting applications for a full-time employee to assist in operations of our Wastewater Treatment Plant Facilities. This position will require currently having a Virginia license or the ability to obtain an operating license in wastewater treatment, passing a background, motor vehicle and drug test. 

This position will remain open until filled. Job descriptions and applications are available by calling 540-967-1122. An application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted only if followed up with an original signature on a hard copy. EOE.


The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Utility Plant Operator.  An experienced operator with a wastewater and/or water treatment license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred; however, persons without experience or license will be considered. 

The successful candidate will perform technical work operating, monitoring, and adjusting the process of a water and/or wastewater treatment plant; operate well stations and tanks; inspect well sites; collect samples for testing; mix and change chemicals; assist in various plant maintenance operations; and perform other duties as assigned. This position is part of a career ladder with specific duties varying at each level. This position is required to work 12 hour shifts. 

Salary is based on career ladder placement, qualifications, and experience: 

Utility Operator Trainee (no license) - $16.28/hour 

Utility Operator Trainee (Class IV license) - $20.00/hour 

Utility Plant Operator I (Class III license) - $22.00/hour 

Utility Plant Operator II (Class II license) - $25.80/hour 

Senior Utility Plant Operator (Class I license) - $28.40/hour 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and ability to operate a personal computer. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience operating a water and/or wastewater treatment plant facility. Knowledge of treatment plant principles and operating practices; knowledge of operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a treatment plant; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; ability to detect flaws in the operation of equipment and determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.  

Application and complete job description are available on our website at www.culpeperva.gov.  Open until filled.

Wastewater Plant Operator 


The wastewater plant operator will work under the supervision of the chief wastewater plant operator. The duties of the operator will include but not be limited to the following: operation and maintenance of a 1.2 MGD municipal wastewater plant; control testing and permit required testing; be available to work weekends, holidays, shift work, and emergency calls; and follow the written and oral directions of the chief operator. 

Position requirements include: either a high school diploma or GED; a valid driver’s license with the ability to acquire a Virginia CDL Class B license within 30 days of beginning employment; a State of Virginia (VDOT) flagman’s certification or the ability to acquire the certification within 30 days; experience in performing manual labor; and a valid Virginia wastewater operator license or the ability to obtain a Class IV wastewater operator license within twelve (12) months of beginning employment. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, have above average math and science skills, as well as be able to lift substantial weight. 

 The Town of Lawrenceville offers a competitive benefit package and salary based upon qualifications and experience. 

 Applications are available and will be accepted at the Lawrenceville Town Office, 400 North Main Street, Lawrenceville, VA 23868 between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM or on our website at https://lawrencevilleweb.us . This position will remain open until filled. The Town of Lawrenceville is an equal opportunity employer.

Water Plant Operator 


 The Town of Lawrenceville has a full-time employment opportunity available at the Lawrenceville Water Treatment Plant as an operator. The position requires knowledge of pump operation and maintenance, electronic control systems, storage tank control, and basic math skills. This position will work under the supervision of the chief water treatment plant operator. The duties of the operator will include but not be limited to the following: operation and maintenance of a 2 million gallon per day surface water treatment plant, control testing and state required testing, work weekends, holidays, and shift work, as well as emergency calls, ability to follow written and oral directions of the chief operator, and the willingness to cross train at the wastewater treatment plant. Applicants with a background in water treatment are desired, but applicants without experience will be considered for a trainee position. 

Position requirements include: either a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, experience in performing manual labor, a valid Virginia water license, or the ability to obtain a Class IV water license within 12 months of beginning employment. 

The Town of Lawrenceville offers a competitive benefits package with a salary based upon experience. 

Applications are available and will be accepted at the Lawrenceville Town Office, 400 North Main Street, Lawrenceville VA 23868, between the hours of 9AM and 5 PM or on our website at https://lawrencevilleweb.us . This position will remain open until the position is filled. The Town of Lawrenceville is an equal opportunity employer.

The Town of Dayton is accepting applications for Water Plant Operator. 

Job title and salary is dependent on licensing and experience and may include: Water Plant Trainee, Water Plant Operator, or Lead Water Plant Operator. 

Our water plant is currently planned for an upgrade to be completed by 2022. This is an exciting time for the Town of Dayton! Please visit our website for more information: https://daytonva.us/news/employment-opportunities/ 

Applicants must complete a Town Employment Application. The job is open until filled; however, application review will begin February 22, 2021.

The Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for Engineering Manager 

Posting Date: 8/14/2020 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Salary: DOQ Full Salary Range: $74,148 - $118,634 

The Augusta County Service Authority is the public water and wastewater treatment provider for Augusta County, Virginia serving more than 14,600 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Service Authority provides a competitive salary, offers a full benefits package, and VRS retirement. 

The Service Authority is seeking an Engineering Manager to provide daily departmental support, project management, and organizational program oversight. Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or similar field. Applicant should have 5+ years direct experience and be a licensed Professional Engineer. A complete job description and digital application are available on our website at https://www.acsawater.com/employment

Applicants not meeting the qualifications for Engineering Manager may be considered for other engineering jobs, if available. 

 The Augusta County Service Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Utility Technician (CD) - Construction Hanover County 

Government - Department of Public Utilities 

Salary: $28,972.00 - $43,165.00 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.   

Working Conditions: 

A. Hazards 

· May be exposed to chemicals, dust, fumes, noise, vibrations and repetitiveness 

B. Environment 

· Field – May be exposed to adverse weather 

C. Physical Effort 

· Heavy manual work 

· Intermittent lifting of objects weighing at least 50 lbs 

D. Non-exempt     

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

Safety and Environmental Programs Specialist (CD) 

Hanover County Government – Department of Public Utilities 

Salary: $42,983.00 - $47,281.00 

The person hired for this position will initially be assigned duties in support of Hanover County's COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The duration of this temporary assignment is unknown. These duties may include working at the County's COVID-19 call center, assisting with administrative duties related to the County's program, performing non-medical duties at vaccination clinics, answering employee and citizen questions, assisting the Virginia Department of Health, and other duties related to Hanover's COVID-19 vaccination efforts. 

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. 

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



Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Water Plant Operator Trainee. The Water Plant Operator Trainee performs routine tasks, tests, and applies judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of water at treatment facilities and/or pump stations.  Operates domestic water treatment systems including chemical, and physical 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 water facility. Read meters and gauges, enters data in operational logs and computer spreadsheets, and completes other records and reports. Perform general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Must be willing to work a rotating shift including weekends and holidays. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver License. Must possess a valid Class B Virginia Commercial Driver License with H and N endorsements or be able to acquire the same within 6-12 months of employment. Must obtain a minimum Class 4 license within 18 months of employment as a condition of successful job performance and continued employment.  

Perform duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. A detailed job description is available for review.  You may submit an application with résumé at https://www.acsawater.com/WaterPlantOperatorTrainee02.        

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. 

Posting Date: 1/28/2021 

Job Status: Non-Exempt

Maintenance Technician Helper - Public Works Department (Essential Personnel) 

Position Posted: December 17, 2020 

Position Closes: Open Until Filled (First Application Review - January 8, 2021) 

Starting Pay: $13.70 per hour 

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt 


Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repair work on the Town’s water and sewer systems and performs building maintenance. Duties include assisting and learning essential duties and responsibilities of Maintenance Technician and Mechanic as well as repairing water leaks/pipes, installing and reading water meters, and maintaining the Town’s sewage pump stations. Work requires operating a variety of hand and power tools, light equipment and manual labor. Performs related work as required. 


  • Assists with repair work on water and sewer pipes and other components of the Town’s water and sewer systems. Breaks cement and asphalt in order to reach pipes. Installs, repairs and/or replaces pipes. Assist with repairs and cleaning of sewer pump stations. 
  • Installs water meters. Reads and records hour meter and reports readings for use in generating utility billings. 
  • Monitors sewer pump stations, reads sewer clocks and ensures continuous and proper operation. Performs preventive maintenance such as oiling components of sewer pump stations. 
  • Responds to malfunctions at sewer pump stations and potable water wells, troubleshoots and identifies problems. Performs minor repairs. 
  • Assists with building maintenance. 
  • Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance. Work. Drives a truck to and from the job sites. Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition. 
  • Plows or shovels snow from public roads. 
  • Cuts grass, trees and branches to clear areas on public property as needed. Performs other related duties as required. 


  • High School diploma or GED required 
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license 
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years previous experience and/or training that includes water and sewer line repair and maintenance work preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 
  • Must possess a pesticide spraying certification or be willing to obtain within 6 months of employment. 
  • Must have a proven record of dependability and excellent customer service skills. 

Note: Position requires successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. This position also participates in the Town's random drug screen pool. 


Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing (at least 12 feet high) and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds. Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

Deputy Director of Utilities, Fiscal Administration and Customer Relations 

Town of Leesburg 

Regular Full-Time 

Department of Utilities 

$86,040-$147,299 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Do you want to apply your expertise for a cause you can feel good about? Do you want to work for an organization that wants you to grow with it and offers tuition reimbursement, certification training, and a chance to learn about multiple industries? Come work for the Town of Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century. Located 35 miles west of the nation's capital in the heart of DC's Wine Country, you'll enjoy a vibrant and authentic community with "big city" amenities. The Town of Leesburg strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees. Benefits include membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System, excellent healthcare insurance, and other fringe benefits. 

Who We're Looking For 

If you identify with the following descriptions, then you may be perfect for the Town of Leesburg: 

Creative problem solver 

Proactive self-starter 

Life-long learner 

Strong team player 

Passionate about excellent customer service 

Positive, can-do attitude 

Effective communicator 

Desire to impart knowledge to others 

"Early adopter" of new technologies 

What You'll Be Doing 

This professional level position is located in the Department of Utilities and works under the general supervision of the Director of Utilities to perform a variety of complex technical work in the preparation, review and presentation of the department’s operating and capital improvements budget and management studies, user rate studies, and billing program. This position is responsible for assisting in the planning, direction, and oversight of operations and staff involved in the department’s billing services, revenue protection, quality assurance, issue resolution, field service, and other customer-related functions for the Town’s water and sanitary sewer utility. Responsibilities include performing professional level analysis of the department’s budget, expenses, revenue rates, and service. The position is also responsible for assisting the Director in presenting data in support of utility rate changes, service modification and other related issues. Manages complex and multi-disciplinary activities including special projects across divisions. Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment, problem solving, and initiative in making difficult technical decisions. Performs a variety of other administrative tasks. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Management Information Systems, Public Administration or a related field; significant progressively responsible experience in local government operations or a related field; ability to independently exercise good professional judgment; excellent verbal, written, and public communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with diverse groups and organization levels; project management skills including ability to multitask, prioritize, set and meet deadlines, work independently, and perform tasks with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail. 

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

Wastewater Utility Plant Operator: Trainee, I, II or Senior Town of Leesburg Regular 

Full-Time: Department of Utilities Water Pollution Control Division 

$41,353-$89,790 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled 

The Town of Leesburg is seeking entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operators within its Water Pollution Control Division. The Water Pollution Control Division is 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.   

What You'll Be Doing: This position involves entry-level or journey-level technical work (dependent on applicant qualifications) in the operation, maintenance and cleaning of the wastewater treatment plant and other related facilities and equipment.  Work involves reading and recording gauges, instruments, and meters; regulating valves; drawing samples; maintaining accurate records; performing tests; and maintaining plant facilities, equipment and grounds. 

Schedule: The facility operates 24/7/365. This position will work rotating shifts (days/nights), including weekends and holidays.   

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.


The Town of Farmville is accepting applications for a full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee. Current licensed operators are also encouraged to apply. 

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Driver’s License with good driving record, technical and mathematical understanding, and a willingness to progress and secure an appropriate Operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Job requires shift work, including holidays and weekends. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Performing routine operating tasks and assist in the operation of the water treatment plant on an assigned shift 

Keeping daily logs of plant operating data 

Checking controls, switches, pumps, motors, and other equipment as directed 

Drawing samples of water and making routine laboratory tests and analysis 

Performing general maintenance of equipment and plant facilities with housekeeping responsibilities 

Understanding and following oral and written instructions  Cooperating and working effectively with other workers. 

The Hiring Range is $11.73 to $12.02 per hour, with full salary potential to $18.77 per hour. Hiring salary for licensed candidates will be based on experience and qualifications. 

The Town of Farmville offers an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, retirement, short-term disability insurance, and paid time off. Applicants must possess a valid VA driver’s license with an acceptable driving record, and pass a criminal background check and a substance abuse screening test. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Town of Farmville Application for Employment which may be found at www.farmvilleva.com at the Jobs tab to hr@farmvilleva.com The Town of Farmville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Utility Plant Supervisor 

Town of Leesburg Regular 

Full-Time Department of Utilities Water Pollution Control Division 

$61,857-$105,896 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled   

The Water Pollution Control Division (WPCD) is 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.   

What You'll Be Doing This position involves advanced technical and supervisory work in the Utilities Department in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and associated facilities and equipment.  Work involves responsibility for scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing work, coordinating training, conducting performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, and overseeing the operation of the plant and plant laboratory. 

Schedule  The Water Pollution Control Facility operates 24/7/365. This position will work rotating shifts (days/nights), including weekends and holidays.   

What You’ll Discover The Utilities Department is a hard working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence!   

Minimum Qualifications HS/GED; and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of a treatment facility, with one (1) year of progressively responsible supervisory experience, or combination of education and experience; possession of a Class I Wastewater Operators license as issued by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations; possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; knowledge of industrial computer systems, Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge and experience with Virginia Department Environmental Quality and permit and plant operations including SOPs, policies and procedures.   

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.