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Join VRWA's team as a Water Circuit Rider.  Check out the job ad below.

VRWA has an 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 and Vision insurance, 401K (non VRS), plus more….Work from your home, VRWA provides the necessary tools to complete your duties and responsibilities. Starting salary $34,00- $38,000 depending on qualifications and experience. 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

We are looking for a Project Manager for our Danville Wastewater plant in Danville VA. The Project Manager I is responsible for administering and overseeing all aspects of management, operation, and maintenance activities for facilities, operating under one contract. 

Class I WW license required.  

5 years of management experience of a 10 MGD or greater WWTF 

The Project Manager I is responsible for administering and overseeing all aspects of management, operation, and maintenance activities for facilities, operating under one contract. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

- Formulates project goals, strategies, and SOPS. Directs implementation of approved changes. Responsible to achieve growth targets through the management of new business development activities and contract negotiations, as well as securing renewals and scope expansion. Maintains contract compliance and account management. 

- Manages teams related to hiring, on-boarding, performance management, utilization, training, development, salary, promotions, transfers and terminations. Coaches individual and team performance and improvement. 

- Meets with client representatives and council to discuss facility operations, maintenance and capital projects as required. Attends council meetings as required. 

- Prepares and Administers annual operating and capital budget. Composes reports for the assigned area as required. 

- Ensures that all SOPs are followed and DOT, OSHA, Healthy and Safety and other requirements are met. Conducts routine facility inspections. Interacts with regulators as required. 

- Responsible for financial performance of the project, including client invoicing, account payables/receivables. 

- Other duties as assigned. 

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred, 5+ years of experience in the operation of a water or wastewater treatment facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver’s License. Ability to obtain appropriate water or waste water certification based on facility managed. 

Technical: Knowledge of water/wastewater facilities. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications & internet. Ability to interpret analytical results. 

Communication: Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Maintains composure in challenging situations. Collaborates with others. Asks for constructive feedback. Promotes a culture of diversity, respect & accountability. Challenges other through productive discussion. 

Problem Solving & Quality: Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves complex issues. Thinks “big picture” when assessing problems/opportunities. Develops innovative & creative solutions. 

Managing For Results: Follows all company policies & SOPs. Delegates, prioritizes & manages the work of others. Balances competing priorities, scheduling issues & deadlines. Delivers effective feedback. Manages cost, quality & expedience. 

Leadership & Initiative: Motivates & empowers others. Acts in accordance with company vision, mission & values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments. Seeks out opportunities for leadership & development. Trains, coaches & mentors others. Champions change. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work environment is characteristic of an office environment: sitting, standing, walking, bending and lifting are required to perform job responsibilities. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 lbs. 

TRAVEL: 5-10% 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

The Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA) currently seeks a self-motivated individual who currently possesses a valid Virginia waterworks operator license for our multifaceted water system. This position requires a responsible, dedicated, common sense individual that has the desire, knowledge, skill, and ability to perform all aspects of water treatment operation. 

BRWA currently operates a 2 MGD conventional water treatment facility, a 4 MGD membrane treatment facility, an extensive distribution system, three small groundwater systems and we also provide operators on a contract basis to operate additional groundwater systems in Franklin County. 

Benefits include: VRS retirement, medical and life insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off. Salary range is commensurate with licensure and experience. 

For a list of minimum requirements and full job description, contact the BRWA at 540-586-7679 ext 154 and on the website (www.brwa.com). 

Position open until filled. 

Mail or email applications to: BRWA Attn: Bob Deitrich, 1723 Falling Creek Rd., Bedford VA 24523 rdeitrich@brwa.com 

BRWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Wastewater Trainee (Full-Time) Louisa County Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Wastewater Trainee. The successful applicant will report directly to the Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to operational and support functions in the treatment of wastewater. 

Candidates must have a high school diploma, or equivalent. Prior wastewater treatment experience IS a plus. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science is preferred. Related technical coursework or any equivalent combination of training and / or experience is acceptable. This position requires general computer knowledge, communication skills, both oral and written. 

A completed application with an original signature, resume and reference list is necessary for consideration. Contact our office at 540-967-1122 or visit our website www.louisacountywaterauthority.org for an application and Job Description. EOE

Utility Engineer 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Under direction, performs complex professional, technical, administrative, work related to the operation, expansion, and planning of the County’s water transmission, storage, and distribution systems and sanitary sewer treatment, collection, and pumping facilities. Working within broad policy and organizational guidelines, independently plans and implements projects and reports the progress of major activities through periodic meetings with supervisor. Employee must exercise initiative, independent judgment, tact, and courtesy in the performance of job duties. Reports to the Director of Public Utilities.

For complete job description and to apply go to http://va-newkentcounty.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=105&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Utility-Engineer-225

Town of Remington 

Virginia Public Works/ Water Plant Operator 

The Town of Remington Virginia (Fauquier County) is looking to hire a fulltime public works/ water plant operator. 

Description- Perform manual work in a variety of public works and utilities construction projects, maintenance and repair of water distribution system (well fields), meter reading, refuse collection, maintenance of cemetery and preparation for funeral services, mowing, weed eating, snow removal, building maintenance. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and repetitive motion, other duties as assigned. 

Preferred Qualification: Class 4 Water Plant Operator Certification 

MUST HAVE

-CDL or CDL Learners (1 year to obtain) 

-Class B with Air Brakes (1 year to obtain) 

-Willingness to learn/ become a Class 4 Water Plant Operator (if not already certified). 

-Ability to exert 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently, and 10 pounds of force constantly and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally. 

-Flexibility for occasional after-hours emergencies. 

Salary: $18.00- $25.00 per hour, based on experience and certifications- also includes paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, retirement and health insurance. 

Submit application/resume to the Town of Remington-105 E Main St. Remington VA 22734 Or Rbrinson@remington-va.gov

Water Works Operator - Essential Personnel (Public Works & Utilities) 

Date Posted: January 21, 2022 

Position Closes: Open Until Filled 

Starting Pay: $16.00 - $24.64 per hour DOQ for Licensed Water Operators; $14.39/hour for Trainee 

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt 

POSITION SUMMARY Under direct supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant with its associated wells and pump house, storage tanks and distribution lines, etc. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES 

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. 

Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and repairs on plant equipment including cleaning and painting. 

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

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. 

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. 

Subject to on call rotation and shift work. 

Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies, and programs. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor. 

Drives a truck to and from Town facilities and sites. 

Operates computer, radio, telephone, and other communication equipment. 

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

Gives tours of water treatment plant to the public and answers questions from citizens. 

Other related duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

High School diploma or GED required 

One (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work (for Trainee this is preferred) 

Valid Virginia Waterworks Operator’s License is required (not required for Trainee) 

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. 

Skilled in the use of hand tools 

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. 

Must possess a demonstrated commitment to safety Must be able to work shift work and being on call on a regularly scheduled basis. Must be willing to carry a phone 24 hours a day in order to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems. 

Requires criminal history record and sex offender checks. 

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

Must be detail oriented and highly organized Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team 

Note: Applicants without a water license may be considered for a trainee position. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing 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. 

Requires the ability to function in an environment that requires the use of safety equipment including, but not limited to steel toe boots, face shields, goggles, dust masks, and respirators. 

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, hazardous chemicals, and loud noise.

Go to https://www.smithfieldva.gov/page/careers to complete application.

Title of Position: Systems Administrator 

Position type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt 

Pay Range: From $50,703 

Responsibilities: Participates in information services program development and management in coordination with department directors and supervisors, prepares and maintains systems, records, and files. 

Required experience: Must possess an Associate Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or any combination of relevant education and experience in these fields. A 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field and two (2) years previous experience and/or training in relevant information technology and/or computer operations is preferred. Proficiency with Windows (operating software and network environment) and the Microsoft Office Suite are required. 

Required skills: Ability to communicate, both verbally and written, and read in English to understand instructions and handle customers and visitor’s requests. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, customers, vendors, and co-workers. Ability to perform several tasks as the same time. Position requires high ethical conduct associated with access of confidential data. 

Complete job description: Systems Administrator

How to apply: https://acsawater.com/systemsadmin010

Maintenance Technician Helper - Essential Personnel (Public Works & Utilities Department) 

Position Posted: January 11, 2022 

Position Closes: Open Until Filled 

Starting Pay: $13.70 per hour 

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt 

POSITION SUMMARY 

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES 

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. Assists 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 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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

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. 

V-DOT Flagging Certification preferred (must obtain within 6 months of employment) 

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: Candidate must be able to successfully complete a physical, background check and drug screen. 

This is a safety sensitive position that participates in the Town’s random drug screen program. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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.

Go to https://www.smithfieldva.gov/page/careers to complete application.

Title of Position: Landfill Equipment Operator 

Position type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt 

Responsibilities: The Equipment Operator position is an experienced operator who is capable of performing all of the essential job functions and has a thorough understanding of the tasks required to efficiently operate the Augusta Regional Landfill in compliance with all environmental and safety regulations.  The Equipment Operator will perform the following job functions: Operate a rubber tire front end, track loader, hydraulic excavator, articulated haul truck, and dozer. Candidate may also operate a motor grader and hydro-seeder. Other duties as assigned including but not limited to snow removal, the operation of the bush hog, the removal of wind-blown litter, the moving of scrap tires from the operating face, the operation of the bush hog, and the repair of landfill equipment and facilities. 

Required experience: Must have at least two (2) years’ experience in maintenance and construction work plus one (1) year of experience in the operation of light and medium motorized construction equipment preferred. 

Required skills: Must possess the ability to communicate both verbally and written, and read in English to understand directions, procedures, and communicate to others. Must understand basic mathematics, have mechanical knowledge, know how to use general hand tools, and be able to read and interpret engineering working drawings and specifications. Must have the ability to work independently. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, agency officials, and co-workers. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License.

Complete job description: Landfill Equipment Operator

How to apply: https://www.acsawater.com/equipmentop009

PLANT MECHANIC 

Town of Culpeper 

Salary Range: $39,310.37 - $62,896.59 

The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Plant Mechanic. 

Primary functions include: The successful candidate will perform skilled work in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water or wastewater treatment plant and related facilities; troubleshoot and repair electrical systems, motor control systems and motor starters; use the appropriate electrical equipment to diagnose issues with VFD’s, motors, and related equipment; inspect, repair, and overhaul electromechanical and solid state electrical equipment using a variety of electrical test equipment, meters, powered and non-powered tools and equipment; repair and replace electrical wiring, controls, lighting systems and fuses; install electrical apparatus, fixtures, and equipment for alarms and other systems; perform circuit breaker repair and maintenance; install safety and distribution components (i.e. switches, emergency shut offs, resistors, circuit breaker panels, lockout tag out stations); perform repairs on pump motors and related equipment; use hand, bench and machine tools in the repair and maintenance of equipment; operate heavy equipment in the performance of assigned tasks; and perform other duties as assigned. 

Skills & Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical 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; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment. 

Education & Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and considerable experience in water and/or wastewater treatment plant maintenance work. Possession of a CDL valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. 

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

WATER PLANT OPERATOR 

Town of Strasburg The Town of Strasburg currently seeks a self-motivated individual with a Class 4 Waterworks license or higher and/or an individual that will accept the challenge of training to become an operator. This position requires a responsible, dedicated individual that has the ability to perform each essential function satisfactorily, displaying the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform all aspects of water treatment. 

Minimum requirements for a trainee: high school diploma/GED, ability to lift 50 lbs. and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Advanced mathematical skills are essential. 

Benefits include: VRS retirement, medical and life insurance, paid holidays, annual, and sick leave. Salary range, $15.11 – $32.03/hour, DOE/DOQ. A full job description and application are available at the Town Office (174 E. King Street, Strasburg, VA) and on the Town’s website (www.strasburgva.com/jobs). 

Position open until filled. 

Mail or email applications to: Town of Strasburg Attn: Phil Gimple PO Box 351 Strasburg, VA 22657 pgimple@strasburgva.com

Town of Strasburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Title of Position: Engineering Manager 

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt 

Anticipated hiring range: $77,114 - $102,714 DOQ 

Responsibilities: The Engineering Manager provides assistance to the Engineering Department in the areas of system management and operation, design and construction of new facilities, facilities upgrades, facility expansions, and related programs. See full job description for complete list of essential job functions and required knowledge and skills. 

Required Knowledge/Experience: Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Civil, or Mechanical Engineering or related field. Must be a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of VA. 

Required Skills: Must have knowledge of the design, construction, and operation of water, and wastewater, systems. Must have the ability to communicate, both verbally and written, and read in English to understand directions, procedures, and communicate to others. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, agency officials, and co-workers. 

How to Apply: https://www.acsawater.com/employment 

Posting Date: 3/10/2022 - Open Until Filled

Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee Town of Woodstock, Virginia 

Dept/Div: Public Works/Wastewater Plant 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

General Definition of Work 

Performs intermediate semiskilled work assisting in the processing and testing of wastewater, maintaining plant machinery, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Wastewater Plant, Assistant Chief Operator. 

Qualification Requirements 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions 

Observes plan for proper operation; operates, monitors, and maintains pumps, motors, valves and related treatment process equipment. Calibrates plant lab equipment; collects samples and analyzes for process and quality control. Assists in sludge dewatering processing, solids removal and disposal. Maintains, calibrates, and adjusts chemical addition equipment. Assists in the maintenance and repair of plant equipment. Performs housekeeping duties in plant; assists in maintaining building; performs general grounds keeping tasks. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

General knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater plant; some knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to wastewater plant operations; some knowledge of occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; some skill in the use and care of hand tools; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. 

Education and Experience 

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Physical Requirements This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, pushing or pulling and lifting, frequently requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; 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; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to wet humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to the risk of electrical shock, working with explosives and exposure to vibration and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements 

Wastewater Operator Class II license required within three years of hire. Valid commercial driver's license with Class B endorsement in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.

Further Information

Biosolids Operator: Trainee, I, II or Senior 

Town of Leesburg Regular Full-Time 

Department of Utilities Water Pollution Control Division $50,000-$97,512 DOQ Closing Date: Open until filled 

The Utilities Department is a hard-working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence. 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 entry-level or journey-level hands-on technical work in the operation, maintenance and cleaning of solids processing facilities, systems and equipment. Work involves reading and recording gauges, instruments, and meters, positioning valves, adjusting pumping rates; drawing and field analyzing samples, retrieving analyses results of others, maintaining accurate bench sheets, checklists and log sheets. Work also includes pellet spreader truck loading and bagging operations associated with pellet distribution and marketing; and other manual labor work. The facility operates 24/7/365. This position requires shift work (days/nights), which may include weekends and holidays. 

Career Development Program The Town's Water Pollution Control Division offers a career development program. The purpose of the program is to recognize and compensate individuals who have acquired additional or advance work-related knowledge, skills and abilities during their career with the Town's Utilities Department. This program provides a career development plan based on an employee's performance, training, licensure, and length of service. 

Minimum Qualifications HS/GED; ability to obtain a Class IV Wastewater Operator License within 18 months of employment; ability to obtain a Class III Wastewater Operator License within three and a half (3.5) years of employment; possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment; knowledge in MS Suite applications and computer program applications appropriate to the position. 

Supplemental Information All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. Newly hired employees who obtain an approved exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. 

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

Title of Position: Engineering Technician I 

Position Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt 

Anticipated hiring range: $40,081 - $53,388 DOQ 

Responsibilities: The Engineering Technician reviews assigned construction plans and submittals for conformance to Service Authority standards. Serves as Service Authority representative on construction projects and coordinates with field personnel, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders. Performs construction inspections and testing for water and sanitary sewer system construction projects to ensure compliance with Service Authority Standards. Uses GPS and other survey equipment, as needed, to locate existing utilities and record locations of newly constructed infrastructure. Assists with the preparation of drawings for projects. See full job description for complete list of essential job functions and required knowledge and skills. 

Required Knowledge/Experience: A minimum of a 2 year Associates Degree with 2 years of experience in utility construction, or any combination of equivalent education, training, and experience. 

Required Skills: Must be detail oriented and have the ability to interpret water/sewer construction plans. Must have the ability to communicate, both verbally and written, and read in English to understand directions, procedures, and communicate to others. Must exhibit a positive attitude to effectively deal with the public, agency officials, and co-workers 

How to Apply: https://www.acsawater.com/engineering_technician_1_2022_004 

Posting Date: 2/28/2022 - Open Until Filled

The Town of Rocky Mount is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Trainee. Duties of this position under the supervision of a certified treatment plant operator or supervisor are, but are not limited to, service pumps, valves, motors, controls, and other plant equipment. Monitor treatment processes. Perform required laboratory tests, analyses, inspect and wash filters, tanks, and screens. Maintain logs of operational controls and maintenance. Obtaining a WTP Class III Operator license is required within 18 months of the date of employment and a Class II within 36 months of beginning employment. Excellent fringe benefits, such as but not limited to, health, dental and vision, with full coverage for employee only. Eligible for employer contribution to flexible spending account. Paid time off accruals each pay period. The Town participates in the VRS retirement system and offers an additional elective retirement plan. 

Candidates must submit the Town of Rocky Mount Application for Employment to Town of Rocky Mount, Human Resources Dept., 345 Donald Ave., Rocky Mount, VA. 24151. Resume and cover letter preferred. The application and complete job description for the position may be obtained online at www.rockymountva.org. Open until filled with first reviews beginning March 11, 2022. The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TOWN OF TAPPAHANNOCK WASTEWATER OPERATOR – II 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Operates and maintains .8 MGD state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Plant utilizing biological nutrient removal, membrane filtration, carbon absorption, and ultra-violet disinfection treatment to protect receiving water sources. Work assignments are received from the Plant Supervisor or Assistant Plant Supervisor. Daily operations and assignments are performed independently with little or no supervision. Work shifts may fluctuate as needs arise and will include day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. 

TYPICAL DUTIES: Operate and regulate facilities to achieve required water quality, conduct analytical laboratory testing with necessary record keeping, manually handle chemicals for wastewater treatment and be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the plant facilities and grounds. Conduct analytical laboratory testing with necessary record keeping, coordinate and implement the following with the plant supervisor. 

- Conducts daily standardized physical, chemical, and microbiological tests in a state certified microbiology lab; maintains laboratory equipment and cleans all apparatus. 

- Monitors the operation of equipment/processes such as pumps, metering devices, electrical control panels, bio-solids dewatering, chemical feed systems and gas compressors. 

- Conducts preventative and corrective maintenance on all plant equipment, using and interpreting the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. 

- Ensures upkeep of inventory of stock materials to complete tasks; obtains, secures, and monitors pricing on materials and goods; prepares cost estimates on equipment; prepares and processes purchase orders; maintains related documentation. 

- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; attends and/or conducts workshops and training sessions as appropriate. 

- Assists in directing, monitoring, and inspecting projects. 

Performs other duties as required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have a Class II Wastewater Operator’s License in the State of Virginia. Certification in water treatment desirable. Relevant experience necessary. Physically able to carry out job responsibilities. Valid Virginia Driver’s License required. 

PAY & COMPENSATION: Starting hourly rate is between $45,000 to $55,000 ($21.64 - $26.45 hourly) not including overtime. Starting hourly rate depends on the years of experience. Salary Bonus is available for passing of additional licenses in the future. Professional development dues, conferences, license renewal, and trainings will be fully paid for by the Town as well. Tappahannock offers a competitive benefits package with a zero-cost health and dental plan option for the selected candidate, paid holidays/vacation/sick leave, and participation in the Virginia Retirement System. A Town vehicle may be provided upon availability in fleet. 

Vaccination status - The Town encourages individuals to apply regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Full vaccination is not required for employment. 

More Info - Please visit https://tappahannock-va.gov/employment for complete job description. Applications must include resumes, cover letter, and 3 professional references. Applications may be emailed to epollitt@tappahannock-va.gov . The Town of Tappahannock is an equal opportunity employer. Open until filled with preference given to applications received by March 3rd , 2022. Ideally the selected candidate starts work in early April.

WATER PLANT OPERATOR 

FULL-TIME POSITION January 31, 2022 

The Louisa County Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Water Plant Operator. The successful applicant will report directly to the Water Operations Manager and is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the operation and support functions in the treatment of potable water. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a high school diploma, or equivalent and a valid Virginia driver's license. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science is preferred. Related technical coursework or any equivalent combination of training and / or experience is acceptable. 

A Virginia Class 1 Waterworks Operator License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Wastewater and Waterworks Operators is preferred. Will consider a candidate with a Virginia Class 2 Waterworks Operator License, however the applicant must obtain a Class 1 license within 18 months from the date of hire. 

A completed application with an original signature, resume and reference list is necessary for consideration. Contact our office at 540-967-1122 or visit our website at www.louisacountywaterauthority.org for an application and Job Description. EOE

Deputy Director of Utilities 

Town of Leesburg 

Regular Full-Time Department of Utilities 

$93,438-$159,968 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled 

The Town of Leesburg Utilities Department is recruiting for a dynamic Deputy Director, a new position that will advise the Director of Utilities on all matters related to capital improvements and operational management of water and wastewater operations in the Town. The diversity of water and wastewater functions requires an essential broad base of knowledge and experience in operations, utilities, engineering, facilities, sustainability, public engagement, council communications, development review, master planning, strategic planning and emergency operations. The role will provide executive leadership for the strategic and tactical operations of infrastructure and utility services, facilities, and projects provided by the Town. The position is a member of the Department’s Senior Management Team, reporting to the Director, and plays a vital role in shaping the Town’s water and wastewater programs. 

Who We're Looking For 

The chosen candidate will have considerable knowledge of water and wastewater operations, regulatory trends and best practices, a sensitivity to community needs, and a proven ability to improve service delivery efficiency and effectiveness. With the Director needing to take on a more strategic level role, the new Deputy Director will relieve the Director of the tactical issues of everyday operations. However, it will also be critical for the Deputy Director to help define the strategic vision that sets a foundation of excellence within the Department. The selected candidate must possess the ability to provide outstanding customer service focused on the mission of building and sustaining water and wastewater systems. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, civil engineering, environmental sciences or a field closely related; minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in public works management, construction management, local government management, or comparable business experience related directly to the position, including at least three (3) years at a supervisory and/or administrative level; an equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position; registration as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire; possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record. 

Supplemental Information 

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. Newly hired employees who obtain an approved exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. 

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 Wastewater Operator III / Wastewater Operator II – Wastewater System 

The Wastewater Operator III / Wastewater Operator II – Wastewater System, working on a shift basis under the general supervision of the Operator in charge, performs skilled work in the operation and maintenance of New Kent County’s wastewater treatment system. Interpersonal contacts are within and outside the department. Problems encountered are routine in nature. Work is performed indoors and outdoors where uncomfortable conditions may exist. The work involves moderate physical strain requiring strength and endurance. The incumbent is expected to perform other job-related tasks as assigned or required.

For complete details and to apply go to http://va-newkentcounty.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=105&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Wastewater-Operator-III-Wastewater-Opera-221

Utility Plant Operator: Trainee, I, II or Senior 

Town of Leesburg 

Regular Full-Time: Department of Utilities, Water Supply Division 

$50,000-$97,512 DOQ 

Closing Date: Open until filled 

The Town of Leesburg is seeking entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operators within its Water Supply Division. The Water Supply Division is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Town’s Kenneth B. Rollins Water Treatment Plant (WTP), one well, five water storage tanks, and four water booster stations. 

What You'll Be Doing: Work involves operating the water filtration plant and monitoring the process from a control board. Operators will monitor water quality by completing laboratory tests throughout the process to ensure high quality drinking water. 

Schedule: This position requires working 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.

TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR 

The Town of Berryville is accepting applications for a full-time permanent career position in its water and wastewater treatment facilities. While licensed, professional operators are preferred, entry level candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED), the ability to consistently, accurately and legibly enter information into log sheets and books, to perform basic maintenance procedures, and have a general knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with water utility work. A basic math skills test will be part of the interview process. 

Some duties will include equipment cleaning, maintenance, and repair, completion of equipment logs, computer data entry, laboratory testing, process control adjustments, and property maintenance. An unlicensed candidate will be required to obtain the State of Virginia Class IV water and wastewater licenses within fourteen months of employment. Additional licensing will be required beyond the class IV level for all candidates. Salary is commensurate with experience with non-licensed personnel starting at $14.80 per hour. 

This career position can be an opportunity for those candidates seeking to enter a new field or to continue your professional path in a supportive and intimate small-town environment. On the job training, classroom, and internet-based learning is offered. Excellent health care insurance with dental and vision, Virginia Retirement System (VRS), and a 457 retirement plan through Nationwide is available. A starting salary of $14.80 per hour is offered to non-licensed personnel. 

This Position will be open until filled. Interested candidates must submit a completed Town of Berryville application for employment, resume, current DMV driver's license report, and cover letter to: Cindy Poulin, Finance Director Town of Berryville 101 Chalmers Court, Suite A Berryville, VA 22611 

A Town of Berryville Application for Employment and job description may be downloaded at www.berryvilleva.gov or picked up at the above address. The application review process includes criminal history background check, drug screening and review of driving record. 

The Town of Berryville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Franklin Public Works Department has an opening for Utility Superintendent. Job description can be viewed at www.franklinva.com under employment.

Water & Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator 

The Sussex Service Authority has a full-time position open for a Water & Wastewater Treatment Operator. Individual will have the opportunity to obtain up to a Class 1 Wastewater and up to a Class 3 Water license. Individual must have good work ethics, dependability, trustworthy and be able to work independently. Applicant must have a valid Virginia Driver’s License and pass a pre-employment drug screening. We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefit package. Applications may be obtained by emailing your request for an employment application to bstephenson@ssa-va.org or by visiting our main office at 4385 Beef Steak Road, Waverly, VA. 

Sussex Service Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Utility Line Technician 

The Town is seeking a Utility Line Technician in the Water and Sewer Maintenance department. This position performs skilled work in the installation, repair and maintenance of water and sewer lines. Extended hours are often required for emergency response, to include nights, weekends and holidays. 

In June of 2021, the Front Royal Town Council passed a resolution making it unlawful to require current or potential Town employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 as grounds for employment. The Town encourages individuals to apply regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. 

The hiring rate for this position is $37,440 annually. The Town of Front Royal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frontroyalva/jobs/2859046/utility-line-technician?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Operator Wastewater Treatment Plant 

The Town of Front Royal is seeking a trainee or an experienced operator at its Wastewater Treatment facility. Operators perform responsible technical work in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and its related equipment. 

In June of 2021, the Front Royal Town Council passed a resolution making it unlawful to require current or potential Town employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 as grounds for employment. The Town encourages individuals to apply regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. 

The hiring range for this position is $33,280 - $35,360 annually, dependent on experience and qualifications. The Town of Front Royal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frontroyalva/jobs/2949968/operator-wastewater-treatment-plant?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Operator Water Treatment Plant 

The Town of Front Royal is seeking a trainee or an experienced operator at its Water Treatment facility. A Plant Operator performs responsible technical work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and related equipment. 

The Town offers a competitive salary based on experience, certifications, and job performance. In June of 2021, the Front Royal Town Council passed a resolution making it unlawful to require current or potential Town employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 as grounds for employment. 

The Town encourages individuals to apply regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. To attract experienced operators, the Town of Front Royal is offering a generous incentive to operators who hold a Virginia Water Treatment Plant Class 1 Operator License. An experienced operator meeting these requirements will receive a cash bonus of $3,000. 

The starting pay rate for a Class 1 Operator is dependent on experience and qualifications. The trainee hiring range for this position is $33,280 - $35,360 annually, dependent on experience and qualifications. The Town of Front Royal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frontroyalva/jobs/3052206/operator-water-treatment-plant?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

PULASKI COUNTY PSA DEPUTY DIRECTOR – WATER/WASTEWATER 

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority is seeking to hire a Deputy Director that will oversee the Water/Wastewater Department. This position requires thorough knowledge of water/wastewater engineering and construction procedures, equipment used in the repair maintenance and construction of public works projects, ability to comprehend plans, specifications and detailed reports, supervisory experience, GIS experience, grant experience, etc. Applicant is required to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five year’s experience and must have the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer’s License in Virginia. A detailed description of the job and requirements are located at www.pulaskicounty.org. 

This is a full-time position that includes benefits such as health, dental, vision, VRS retirement, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays and much more. The salary range for this position is $77,662 to $122,092 and is commensurate upon education and experience. Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application from www.pulaskicounty.org to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org. 

Position is open until filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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