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Job Title Location Posted
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services Laurel, MD 09/23
Sr. Manager, Technical Services Laurel, MD 09/23
Laboratory Manager Milwaukee, WI 09/23
Water Reuse Manager South Lake Tahoe, CA 09/19
Assistant General Manager / Engineer

South Lake Tahoe, CA

09/19
Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Engineering Phoneix, AZ 09/19
Engineering Services Director Antioch, CA 09/18
Environmental Utilities Director Roseville, CA 09/16
Chief of the Laboratory Division Virginia Beach, VA 09/15
Governmental Affairs Officer Denver, CO 09/12
Water Supply Systems Manager Tulsa, OK 09/11
Assistant General Manager Lakewood, CA 09/11
Government Affairs Assistant Washington, DC 09/11
Staff Accountant Washington, DC 09/11
Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist II Mesa, AZ 09/08
Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist III Mesa, AZ 09/08
BES Asset Systems Management Division Manager Portland, OR 09/02
District Manager – Wastewater Utility Kaukauna, WI 08/20
Water/Wastewater Efficiency Engineer Variable 08/13
Chief, Environmental Monitoring Fairfax, VA 08/12
Deputy Water Services Director Phoenix, AZ 08/12
Director, Asset Management St. Paul, MN 08/07
Facilities and Watershed Division Manager Corte Madera, CA 08/05

 last updated: September 23, 2014

Job Title: Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services
Posted: 09/23/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services   (15-0036)

 

Description:

WSSC, headquartered in Laurel, MD, is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the nation.  WSSC actively seeks a Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services to lead and manage a team responsible for plumbing and gas-fitting regulation enforcement, code development, cross connection control, contractor permitting and licensing, industrial discharge permitting and inspection, and fats, oils and grease (FOG) permitting and inspection.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervises plumbing and gas-fitting regulation enforcement processes
  • Monitors developments and innovations in the plumbing and gas fitting industry and makes recommendations to implement new technologies
  •  Investigates and justifies revisions to WSSC plumbing and gas fitting policies and procedures to assure public safety and environmental regulatory compliance and reduce costs while increasing quality and reliability
  • Develops and implements effective policies and procedures to minimize/eliminate cross connections. Oversees the prevention of contamination of WSSC’s potable water supply from on-property sources
  • Supervises plans review (plumbing, fuel gas, site utility), licensing, and the issuance of permits and administers the WSSC’s systems development charge confirmation policy
  • Develops and implements effective policies and procedures to regulate and minimize industrial discharge, hazardous and toxic waste spills
  • Supervises the processing of requests for investigation of complaints such as hazardous and toxic waste discharges and initiates and signs warrants and injunctions against persons and corporations who violate industrial waste regulations
  • Develops and implements effective policies and procedures for control of fats, oil and grease (FOG)
  • Reviews the WSSC Consent Decree and its requirements and revises/updates policies and procedures as appropriate.  Researches best practices related to elimination and/or control of FOG related sanitary sewer overflows
  • Develops, negotiates and manages contracts with outside engineering consultants, contractors and vendors providing specialized inspection, testing and technical support
  • Motivates and develops employees, providing counseling and taking appropriate action as needed
  • Engages with WSSC’s Plumbing Board and serves as liaison with State Plumbing Board
  • Represents WSSC on Federal, state and county environmental crimes task forces
  • Initiates and develops governmental MOUs for inspection and connection requirements
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • 10+ years engineering experience in the areas of code enforcement and utility operations and/or maintenance
  • 3+ years of specialized experience in plumbing and gas fitting, industrial waste operations, FOG regulations or code development and regulatory administration
  • 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices of plumbing, gas fitting and industrial waste systems
  • Comprehensive experience in regulations and code administration and writing including those of the EPA and other Federal, state, and county agencies as well as national plumbing codes
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable regulations as well as facility plumbing design, water distribution system operations and protection and sewerage operation and protection
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and to deal tactfully with the public and outside public health officials
  • Ability to negotiate complex environmental agreements
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to obtain registration as Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Maryland

 

Preferences:

  • Advanced degree in civil, sanitary or related engineering discipline
  • Construction Manager certification
  • PMP certification

 

To learn more about WSSC and apply for this job opportunity, please visit our on-line Career Center at www.wsscwater.com. EOE

 

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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Technical Services
Posted: 09/23/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Technical Services (Water/Sewer Design & Construction)

Job Description:

WSSC, the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the US, seeks a Sr. Manager, Technical Services to lead a team of engineers and research staff responsible for identifying and resolving design/construction issues associated with water and sewer infrastructure including surveying, land acquisition, GIS, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering support services, engineering records, estimating, and development of design standards, details and specifications. Essential functions:

  • Advises and collaborates with senior management and regional technical experts in the water and wastewater industry on technical engineering support solutions
  • Supervises staff efforts to research, recommend and incorporate emerging state-of-the-art technologies, materials, processes and procedures to progress in the resolution of our current infrastructure deterioration challenge
  • Represents WSSC’s technical/scientific concerns to members of the scientific community, private and public research organizations, and on committees and meetings as a recognized authority

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • BS degree in Civil, Environmental, Sanitary, Electrical, Mechanical, or related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience of professionals involved in design, construction, environmental, and plant operations
  • 3+ years’ experience in the administration of design and construction contracts or planning and directing complex engineering projects or environmental programs
  • Current PE registration in Maryland or ability to obtain it within one year of hire
  • Thorough knowledge of planning and administration techniques to provide support services for the design, construction and operation of water and wastewater systems and facilities
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and surveying and land acquisition practices and principles
  • Ability to lead within a diversified matrix organization
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze potential implications surrounding new materials and systems from a scientific and/or engineering point of view
  • Ability to communicate ideas, concepts, methods, analyses, evaluations and 

recommendations in a clear, logical and/or convincing manner, either verbally or in writing, to diverse audiences (i.e., technical, managerial, scientific or customers)

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and garner support for decisions despite divergent points of view from several different disciplines

Preferences:

  • Experience in leading teams involved in research and development of water and wastewater treatment processes, pipe material science or specialized construction techniques
  • Master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering

To learn more about WSSC and apply to this career opportunity, please visit our on-line Career Center at www.wsscwater.com. EOE

Vacancy 15-0040

 

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Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Posted: 09/23/2014
Closing Date: 10/10/2014

Job Description:

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is seeking an experienced Laboratory Manager.      The District’s laboratory provides environmental testing services, including water, waste and biosolids for regulatory and process purposes. We are the largest municipal wastewater lab in the state, with a staff of 22+ trained professionals.  The laboratory is certified by WDNR and NELAP and the successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of these laboratory accreditation requirements.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the job include:

  • Oversight, management and supervision of laboratory facility and staff to ensure the quality, accurate and timely completion of laboratory functions within District guidelines.
  • Ensure laboratory is operated under the current standards required by the appropriate regulatory agencies.  Where deficiencies are determined, utilize an established plan to address the deficiencies to include periodic verification of progress.
  • Ensure the laboratory develops and maintains quality systems that meet the requirements of its customers.  Monitor the laboratory’s compliance with these and document in the laboratory quality manual.  
  • Operate the laboratory within budget and prepare an annual budget for the cost center.  Understand the needs of the laboratory’s customers and monitor laboratory’s services and products to ensure meeting those needs.  Work with customers to provide them with an understanding of the laboratory capabilities and manage their expectations.  Address any customer concerns or questions promptly and identify resolutions.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, tours and other outreach activities pertaining to the laboratory and District.
  • Initiate or lead special projects to improve systems which result in significantly better resource utilization, improved quality, lower cost or other tangible benefit to the lab or its customers.
  • Perform special projects as required.

 

Requirements:

Education:                   Bachelor’s degree in chemical, environmental, biological sciences, or related field; with at least 24 semester hours in chemistry and 16 semester hours in microbiology or biology required.

Experience:    

  • Ten to eleven years of job related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior managerial and supervisory experience in a lab performing regulatory environmental testing.
  • At least two years of bench experience in environmental analysis
  • Thorough knowledge of requirements for laboratory certification, including both WDNR and NELAC along with experience in maintaining certifications
  • Ability to implement and maintain a laboratory quality management system
  • High degree of interpersonal and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree or certification in management, business administration or public administration is desirable
  • Master’s degree in chemical, environmental, biological sciences or physical sciences is desirable
  • Knowledge and ability to understand laboratory analytical methods, statistics and complex reporting
  • Computer software proficiency
  • Physical abilities to perform duties of job
  • Valid Driver’s License

 

Residency within Milwaukee County (excluding South Milwaukee) required within one year. 

Salary - $87,222-$125,644 DOQ; competitive benefits package

Visit the MMSD website at www.mmsd.com for application material.  Please include a cover letter and resume with your application materials. 

 

Applications will be accepted through October 10, 2014.

 

MMSD IS COMMITTED TO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND TO
NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

 

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Job Title: Water Reuse Manager
Posted: 09/19/2014
Closing Date: 10/14/2014

Job Description:

WATER REUSE MANAGER
SOUTH TAHOE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
South Lake Tahoe, California

Annual Salary:  $92,546 - $118,115
Deadline: October 14, 2014

The District and Reuse Facilities
The District’s vision is to maintain a dynamic organization that can quickly and proactively meet an ever increasing environment of regulations and scarce resources.  The District has a mission of furnishing its customers with reliable water and wastewater services, and providing those services safely, efficiently, and cost effectively. The Harvey Place Dam and Reservoir is designed to contain all District wastewater effluent as well as maximum flood flow.  The system includes diversions and ditches to supply certain land owners with reclaimed wastewater from the treatment plant.  Throughout the summer released water is used for irrigation. These reuse facilities are located Alpine County. 

The Budget
The adopted 2014/15 fiscal year budget includes a total water and sewer operating budget of $22.5 Million.  The 2014/15 operating budget for the Diamond Valley Ranch Department is $909,000.  A $6-7 Million Diamond Valley Ranch recycled water project is expected to begin next fiscal year. 

The Position
The South Tahoe Public Utility District is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who works collaboratively to manage, direct, and participate in the operations and maintenance of the District’s recycled water facilities in Alpine County, California; to manage and participate in maintaining the fresh water recreational fishery, the recycled water storage reservoir, and the District’s Diamond Valley Ranch property; and to serve as a District liaison with all stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater facilities or regulatory compliance concerning water or wastewater issues, including three (3) years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Possession of at least one of the following, or the ability to obtain one within 18 months of the date of assignment: California Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade II Water Treatment Operator, Grade II Water Distribution Operator, Grade II Collection Systems Maintenance Certificate, or Grade II Maintenance Technologist Certificate, or with a 4-year college degree in a related field, a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Specialist certificate.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Important Application Information
To view the job posting and apply for this position, please visit the Koff & Associates website at www.koffassociates.com to download an application. Please mail or email the application, supplemental questions, cover letter, and resume by October 14, 2014 to:

Koff & Associates
Attention: Lori Worden
6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Following the closing date, application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.  The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Koff & Associates.  South Tahoe Public Utility District will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility.  Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation.  Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Water Reuse Manager.

 

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Job Title: Assistant General Manager / Engineer
Posted: 09/19/2014
Closing Date: 10/14/2014

Job Description:

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER / ENGINEER
SOUTH TAHOE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT

South Lake Tahoe, California
Annual Salary:  $145,398 - $185,569   
Deadline: October 14, 2014

The District
The District provides potable water to approximately 80% of the South Lake Tahoe area from a network of groundwater wells.  Ongoing CIP programs on the water system include firefighting infrastructure upgrades consisting primarily of upsizing water lines, and completing flow meter installations for approximately half of the residences in the service area that are still unmetered. To improve reliability on wastewater services, the District has completely replaced its headquarters building, Laboratory, Headworks, Biosolids Handling, Disinfection, and Final Pumping facilities at the WWTP, as well as export pipeline within the Tahoe Basin.  Ongoing CIP programs for the wastewater system include upgrades to collection system lift stations, concrete structure rehabilitation at the WWTP, recycled water pump station upgrades, and new recycled water irrigation facilities in Alpine County.

The Budget
The adopted 2014/15 fiscal year budget includes a total water and sewer operating budget of $22.5 Million and a capital project budget of $16.6 Million.  The projected ten-year engineered capital project budget is $103.6 Million.

The Position
The South Tahoe Public Utility District is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual, who thrives in a collaborative environment, to manage and direct the activities of the District.  As the District’s Chief Engineer, the individual will be responsible for overseeing the management of the Engineering Division, District-wide Plant Operations and Maintenance, Field Operations and Maintenance, Diamond Valley Ranch Water Reuse, Asset Management, and the Laboratory Divisions.

Minimum Requirements
4-year degree in civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering. California registration as a Professional Engineer; twelve (12) years progressively responsible experience in the design and operation of water and/or wastewater systems; five (5) years increasingly responsible management-level experience overseeing programs and technical and professional staff.

Important Application Information
Please visit Koff & Associates at www.KoffAssociates.com to view the full brochure.  If this sounds like a great career move for you, please submit an application, supplemental questions, cover letter, and your resume to Lori Worden This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also mail your materials to our office address listed on our website.  The deadline to apply is midnight, October 14, 2014.

 

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Job Title: Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Engineering
Posted: 09/19/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Job Title: Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Engineering
Job ID: 11857
Location: Management

The City of Phoenix is seeking a results-oriented Deputy Water Services Director with professional wastewater engineering experience. This position directs the overall management and administration of the Five Year $490 Million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and provides technical support for wastewater operations. This position plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of professional engineering, construction, technical, and administrative support staff; provides support to wastewater operating divisions; is responsible for the CIP prioritization, planning, design, construction and implementation; and directs and monitors consultants and contractors involved in wastewater engineering projects to ensure compliance with contract documents. This assignment requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; the use of strong leadership skills including independent judgment and initiative in resolving complex issues; collaboration with various workgroups, consultants, contractors and other agencies; manages and prioritizes multiple competing interests with diplomacy and tact; demonstrates budgetary proficiency and the ability to ensure cost effectiveness; and make policy recommendations of considerable difficulty.  Work is performed under the general direction of an Assistant Water Services Director and performance is evaluated on the basis of results achieved.

RECRUITMENT DATES
Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.  First review of applications will occur September 8, 2014.

SALARY
$75,504 - $120,786 annually.  Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.
QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in professional civil and/or sanitary engineering;
  • Three years of experience supervising professional level staff;
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field;
  • Prefer a minimum of two years professional level wastewater engineering experience;
  • Prefer a minimum of two years wastewater operational support experience;
  • Registration in the State of Arizona as a Professional Engineer within 12 months of employment.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be posted to the eligible-for-hire list.


HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at phoenix.gov/Jobs by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.                              
YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.

REFERENCE
Deputy Water Services Director, Job Code 51440, ID# 11857, 8/20/2014, KP, Benefits: Middle Manager.
City of Phoenix employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

Apply Online: http://www.click2apply.net/fdw75vw

 

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Job Title: Engineering Services Director
Posted: 09/18/2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014

Job Description:

DELTA DIABLO
ENGINEERING SERVICES DIRECTOR/DISTRICT ENGINEER

Delta Diablo is an innovative wastewater resource recovery agency providing wastewater, recycled water, street sweeping, and household hazardous waste services in the heart of the California Delta region, 50 miles east of San Francisco.  What distinguishes the District is its willingness to test the conventional way of doing business as a public agency.  The District’s employees are committed to the vision of making the agency a national leader in “waste” water resource recovery.

The Engineering Services Director reports to the Deputy General Manager and has all responsibilities associated with planning, design, environmental review, permitting, bidding, construction and start-up of district facilities. As a key member of the management team, a high priority will be placed on mentoring and working with various project teams to implement the District’s Strategic Business Plan.  The Director will have close involvement in planning for full deployment of GIS and continuing to build a more robust asset management system.   The new Engineering Services Director will be an effective leader who inspires and models the values of trust, loyalty, respect and a sense of team to the entire organization.

The selected candidate will be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California with an educational background equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil or Sanitary Engineering or a closely related field. A Master’s degree would be preferred. A professional background of 10 or more years experience in a Civil or Sanitary Engineering field with five of those years at a management level is required. The salary for this position is $159,633 - $199,360 annually, DOQ.  To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura by October 17, 2014. A job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net.

Paul Kimura
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Job Title: Environmental Utilities Director
Posted: 09/16/2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

CITY OF ROSEVILLE
ENVIRONMENTAL UTILITIES DIRECTOR

The City of Roseville, California (population 127,000) is a progressive city that embraces the future while treasuring its 100-year history.  Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital.  A large variety of culture and entertainment venues within and around the city provide a way for residents and visitors alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

The Environmental Utilities Director oversees an operation of over 200 employees with a budget of $70M, within the four divisions.  The Director will have extensive interaction with local constituents and a wide range of local, regional and state entities.  The nature of these relationships will require excellent communication and relationship skills and a strong knowledge of the complex regulatory environment related to the four utilities. A proven track record in the oversight of large capital improvement projects, with rate setting and budget administration are essential to the position.

Candidates with any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.  The preferred background would include 10 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in utility operations or engineering including at least three years of management and administrative responsibility.  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.  The salary range is $149,687 to $200,595 annually, DOQ.  To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura. This recruitment is open until filled.  However, we are anticipating a high level of interest and will conduct a first review of resumes October 10, 2014. A job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net.

Paul Kimura and/or Cris Piasecki
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Job Title: Chief of the Laboratory Division
Posted: 09/15/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

HRSD, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was created by public referendum in 1940 to eliminate sewage pollution in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. As the region has grown and its needs expanded, HRSD has remained dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment. We employ talented people who take pride in doing their best for the environment.  HRSD currently has an opening for Chief of Laboratory in our main office in Virginia Beach, VA.  Salary range:  $87,079 - $130,025

Position Summary
Under broad guidance, the Chief of the Laboratory Division is responsible for:

  1. Providing leadership and oversight to the Laboratory Division
  2. Ensuring all Division activities align with and support HRSD’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision
  3. Ensuring that all Division work activities are in compliance with relevant state and federal regulations and that appropriate facility, staff and equipment are in place to meet customer needs
  4. Developing and implementing continuous improvement efforts and serving as the communication link between lab staff and senior management
  5. Advocating on behalf of HRSD and its customers based on HRSD’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision
  6. Developing and implementing strategies and plans to meet current and future HRSD and customer needs

Qualification Standards
Education
Required
BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related field of science with an emphasis in an environmental science and/or analytical chemistry

Desired

  1. Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related  field of science with an emphasis in an environmental science and/or analytical chemistry
  2. Coursework/training in the principles of participative management, leadership, management and strategic planning; a combination of significant agency experience and advanced training may substitute for the desired education

Experience
Required

  1. Five years of environmental lab management experience that provides a working knowledge of analytical requirements regarding CWA, RCRA, and SDWA monitoring and Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program requirements
  2. Three years of experience in  budget management, human resources management, and leadership
  3. Five years of experience providing leadership in laboratory operations, analytical protocols and quality assurance associated with VPDES and other regulatory programs

Desired

  1. Five years of experience operating and managing an environmental lab with diverse and numerous fields of accreditation
  2. Lab management experience at HRSD
  3. Five years of experience internal to HRSD; helps provide key experience with internal contacts with HRSD QST, HRSD Division Chiefs, Laboratory staff, treatment plant staff and HRSD Commission
  4. Five years of experience with regulatory issues impacting analytical procedures and laboratory operations including meetings with national and state regulatory agencies, (EPA, DEQ, DCLS) and with stakeholder organizations (WEF, VWEA, VAMWA and NACWA)
  5. Experience in professional association leadership roles at the state and national level
  6. Experience dealing with regulatory agencies and requirements
  7. Significant experience working in a team environment and providing team leadership, using quality and participative management principles

Special Licenses
Required

  1. Valid Driver’s License from state of residence

To view the full Chief of Laboratory job description and apply for this position, please visit our website at www.hrsd.com/jobs.

 

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Job Title: Governmental Affairs Officer
Posted: 09/12/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

A nationally recognized leader in the wastewater industry
Governmental Affairs Officer

Flexible work schedules including 4-day work week in Denver, Colorado!
Hiring Range: $98,238 - $142,438
Job Open Until Filled

ABOUT US - We provide wastewater conveyance and treatment services for 1.7 million people in the Denver Metro area and are a nationally recognized leader in our industry. We own and operate approximately 230 miles of interceptor sewer that conveys wastewater from 59 local municipalities to the 220 MGD Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RWHTF).

THE OPPORTUNITY – Manages and coordinates Metro District interactions with member municipalities, special connector municipalities, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, and other governmental agencies.  Assists the Director of Environmental Services in developing District policies and strategies related to the regulatory agencies, connector relations, and related issues.  Head of the Governmental Affairs and Water Quality Division.

Typical Duties

  1. Manages Metro District relationships with connectors and other local government agencies concerning service issues.  Meets with municipality staffs and governing bodies to explain Metro District policies, actions, needs, and problems.  Develops recommendations on Metro District policies and actions.
  2. Oversees and manages Metro District contractual relationships with connectors; negotiates changes in contracts and development of new contracts.  Directs and coordinates District staff’s communication with connectors.
  3. Oversees and coordinates Metro District interactions with water resources agencies, local, federal, and state governments.  Formulates and implements District actions and responses as appropriate.  Routinely advises the Department Heads and the District Manager of issues and opportunities.
  4. Directs the review of legislative issues and the District's lobbying efforts with the state legislature. 
  5. Manages the interactions of the Metro District with regulatory agencies on regulatory development, legal and political issues.  Manages the coordination between staff and the regulatory agencies.
  6. Directs Metro District staff in the completion of all necessary duties related to the Annual Charges for Service program and Sewer Connection Charge program.
  7. Participates in conceptual planning efforts for the District including strategic planning, long range planning, and 10-year planning
  8. Reviews reports and studies and makes recommendations to the Director of Environmental Services.  Participates in developing and implementing policies and strategies.  Assists in preparing the annual budget, program responsibilities, and program projections.
  9. Participates in the development and implementation of strategies for public relations programs associated with bond issues, service areas, and other intergovernmental issues.
  10. Supervises staff of the Metro District’s Environmental Services’ Governmental Affairs and Water Quality Division.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, public relations, or related field.  Five years experience interacting with local, regional, or state governments.  Ability to perform and maintain working relationships with public works, planning, regulatory, and political agencies within the metropolitan Denver area.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with a variety of staff and Board members.

Desired Qualifications
Juris Doctorate with emphasis on environmental law or master's degree in public administration, public relations, business administration, or closely related field.  Previous supervisory experience, and previous experience lobbying the state legislature or federal congress.  Familiarity with Colorado and federal laws pertaining to local government agencies, especially wastewater treatment agencies, and familiarity with Colorado and federal water quality regulations.

COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS include comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, LTD, AD&D insurances, defined contribution retirement plan, optional deferred compensation program, and reimbursed health/fitness & educational assistance programs.

TO APPLY - Visit www.metrowastewater.com, then go to “Working at Metro

An Equal Opportunity Employer-Non Smoking and Fragrance-Free Facility-Drug Screen & Background Check Required of Finalists

 

 

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Job Title: Water Supply Systems Manager
Posted: 09/11/2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

The City of Tulsa is conducting a national search for the position of Water Supply Systems Manager. Ideal candidates must have a proven track record of proactive, hands-on, participative management experience and possess excellent interpersonal, problem solving, communication, leadership, and financial management skills. This position will report to the Director of Water and Sewer Department and is responsible for the management, advanced professional engineering, and planning of City water supply properties including two 120mgd water treatment plants, the Eucha/Spavinaw double reservoir system, terminal reservoirs, and two 50 mile flowlines. The position oversees a staff of 105 FTEs and an operating budget of almost $20 million. Possession of a four year degree, preferably in the field of engineering or environmental science, is required along with 8 years of increasingly responsible experience, including 2 years of management responsibility. The position requires both registration as a PE in the State of Oklahoma and a Class “A” Water Plant Operator’s License within six months of hire date. Salary range is up to $113,320, DOQ with a competitive benefits package. This recruitment is open until filled. Send cover letter, resume, salary history, and five professional references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Confidential inquiries welcomed to Doug Johnson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, (916) 630-4900. For a detailed brochure, please visit www.ralphandersen.com.

 

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Job Title: Assistant General Manager
Posted: 09/11/2014
Closing Date: 09/29/2014

Job Description:

Salary highly competitive and open DOQ, plus excellent benefits. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) provides groundwater for four million residents (10% of the State’s population) in 43 cities in a 420-square mile area of southern Los Angeles County. WRD protects the Central and West Coast Groundwater Basins through groundwater replenishment, deterrence of seawater intrusion, and groundwater contamination prevention and clean-up programs. The District is governed by a five-member elected Board and has 34 full time positions, an annual operating budget of $68 million, and a five-year CIP of $125 million for seven projects.

The Assistant General Manager reports to the General Manager. Requires a relevant bachelor’s degree and at least five years of senior-level administrative and supervisory experience involving responsibility for development and implementation of complex public works/utility projects, programs, goals, policies and strategies. A master’s degree and/or Professional Engineer (PE) license is highly desirable, but not required. Requires demonstrated success working directly with elected officials. Project (construction) management experience is also very important.

A detailed brochure can be found at www.robertsrcg.com/15901/wrdagm.pdf. Apply by September 29, 2014 to: Norm Roberts, Roberts Consulting Group, phone (818) 783-7752, fax (818) 783-6377 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . EEO/ADA.

 

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Job Title: Government Affairs Assistant
Posted: 09/11/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is seeking a Government Affairs Assistant.  Successful candidate will work within NACWA’s Government Affairs Group providing general administrative support; assisting in the preparation, editing and distribution of publications; arranging and coordinating meetings and conference calls; compiling member comments; tabulating survey data; and assisting in the development of responses to inquiries from members, federal agencies, Congress and other organizations.  Excellent entry level position for individuals interested in environmental advocacy and public policy.  Desired qualifications include a college degree and demonstrated writing, communication and organizational skills.  The ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with Association leadership, employees, governmental officials, and others is essential.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Knowledgeable in basic HTML a plus.  Competitive salary, excellent benefits, near Metro.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via fax at 202/833-3743.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. NACWA is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

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Job Title: Staff Accountant
Posted: 09/11/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) seeks accountant to handle all aspects of A/R and A/P functions. Degree in accounting or related field and 2-4 yrs experience.  Knowledge of Excel, Solomon and NetForum a plus.  Salary $47K - $57K, based on experience, excellent benefits, near Metro.  Submit resumes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to 202/833-3743.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. NACWA is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

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Job Title: Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist II
Posted: 09/08/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The City of Mesa is a great place to work!  In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available.  For more information, please see our website:  http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/

Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist II (2 vacancies)
($42,411 - $57,075 annually)

We are seeking a Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist we can rely on to be responsible for performing specialized, journey-level work that involves installing, maintaining and repairing water plant equipment and facilities. You may be assigned to the Southeast, Northwest or Greenfield Water Plants.

We will rely on you to accompany and observe the Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist III or the Water Reclamation Supervisor (Maintenance) in performing daily activities and assisting in performing reclamation plant maintenance work. Assigned tasks increase in scope and difficulty as you demonstrate the ability to perform the full-range of duties respective of the journey-level Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist II class. Some examples of duties acquired and performed include: 

  • Pouring and finishing cement
  • Laying conduit and pulling wire for electrical needs
  • Performing plumbing work including cutting, threading, and welding pipe
  • Installing and replacing pumps, compressors, motors, and related equipment
  • Lubricating bearings
  • Replacing seals, gaskets, packing, springs, and gears
  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing plant equipment, including, but not limited to, bar screens, compactors, degritters, mixers, pumps, compressors, pipes, blowers, odor control devices, centrifuges, conveyor systems, ultraviolet (uv) equipment, chemical metering pumps, sludge hoppers, boilers, biogas systems, waste gas flares, flocculator drive units, valves, gear boxes and tanks

Although the primary responsibilities of this position are maintenance related, the Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist II may also be responsible for performing operational duties at the reclamation plant under the supervision of the Water Reclamation Supervisor (Operations). Operation duties include analyzing trends and data, monitoring equipment, optimizing plant processes, collecting and analyzing process samples and making data entry.

You may progress to this class by noncompetitive promotion upon meeting the required coursework, on-the-job training, acquisition of required certification and achievement of satisfactory performance appraisals at the water reclamation plants. This class is provided lead direction by the Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist III or the Water Reclamation Supervisor. Job performance is mentored and evaluated by the on-site observation of work in progress, finished projects and meetings to discuss strategy and other challenges while performing routine duties. Job hazards may include frequent exposure to a variety of weather conditions, ferrous chloride, raw sewage, bleach, caustic, rotating equipment, biogas, noise, high-voltage lines, low oxygen and explosive environments. An employee in this class is required to use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures in performing assignments. This call may be subject to emergency call-out and must be willing to work overtime and scheduled stand-by as required. This class is subject to random drug and alcohol testing to comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 382 (by assignment).

This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualification(s) Required. 

  • Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School or GED
  • Considerable (3-5 years) work experience in the performance of journey-level functions as a pump mechanic or treatment equipment mechanic within a water reclamation plant or other mechanical equipment maintenance
  • Must possess a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) OR equivalent certification from another state through reciprocity with Arizona at time of hire or promotion date
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license by hire date
  • Must possess a valid Arizona Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) by hire date (by assignment)

 
Substance Abuse Testing:
Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures. This class is subject to random drug and alcohol testing to comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 382 (by assignment).

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.  Applications will be available as of the opening date of 09/04/14. Continuous recruitment effort. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received.  For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs.  

The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. EOE/AAE

 

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Job Title: Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist III
Posted: 09/08/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The City of Mesa is a great place to work!  In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available.  For more information, please see our website:  http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/

Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist III - NWWRP
($46,758 - $62,941 annually)

We are seeking a Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist we can rely on to be responsible for performing advanced, journey-level lead work that involves installing, maintaining and repairing water reclamation treatment equipment/facilities. You may be assigned to the Southeast, Northwest or Greenfield Water Reclamation Plants. You will be charged with mentoring, training and providing lead supervision over maintenance personnel, plant operators (when performing maintenance functions), part-time employees and other staff.

Lead duties include but are not limited to:

  • Primary reviewer on day-to-day projects
  • Scheduling/assigning work to staff, timekeeping and work coordination, training and providing technical field knowledge required for projects
  • Providing input in preparation of written performance appraisals or disciplinary issues

Maintenance duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Sizing and ordering of necessary parts for repairs
  • Pouring and finishing concrete
  • Performing plumbing work including cutting, threading, and welding pipe
  • Rebuilding, installing and replacing pumps, compressors, motors and related equipment
  • Lubricating bearings
  • Replacing seals, gaskets, packing, springs and gears
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing plant treatment equipment including, but not limited to: bar screens, compactors, degritters, mixers, pumps, compressors, pipes, blowers, odor control devices, centrifuges, ultraviolet (UV) equipment, chemical metering pumps, sludge hoppers, conveyor systems, boilers, biogas systems, waste gas flares, flocculator drive units, chlorine equipment, valves, filtration equipment, gear boxes and tanks

Job hazards may include frequent exposure to a variety of weather conditions, ferrous chloride, raw sewage, bleach, caustic, rotating equipment, biogas, hydrogen sulfide, noise, high-voltage lines and low oxygen and explosive environments. You will be required to use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures in performing assignments. This class may be subject to emergency call-out and must be willing to work overtime and scheduled stand-by as required.

This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualification(s) Required. 

  • Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from High School or GED
  • 5+ years work experience in the performance of journey-level maintenance mechanic functions and skills (i.e., fabrication, welding, installing and replacing pumps, motors, etc.)
  • OR 2 years work experience as a Water Reclamation Maintenance Specialist II with the City of Mesa will be considered as qualifying experience
  • Must possess a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) OR equivalent certification from another state through reciprocity with Arizona at time of hire/promotion
  • Must obtain forklift operator certification within 6 months of hire
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license by hire date
  • Substance Abuse Testing - Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures
  • Experience as a Water Reclamation Plant Operator is highly desirable
  • Considerable (3-5 years) journey-level experience associated with a wastewater treatment plant and/or wastewater treatment equipment maintenance, or experience in the maintenance and repair of municipal wastewater collections systems

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.  Applications will be available as of the opening date of 09/04/14. Continuous recruitment effort. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received.  For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs.  

The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. EOE/AAE

 

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Job Title: BES Asset Systems Management Division Manager
Posted: 09/02/2014
Closing Date: September 22, 2014

Job Description:

The Portland, Oregon Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a Principal Engineer with experience in asset management program implementation to manage the Asset Systems Management (ASM) Division.  The position reports to the BES Chief Engineer and manages a division responsible for asset management program development, short and long-term engineering planning, CSO program operations analysis and reporting, modeling of wastewater, stormwater & surface water systems and GIS mapping and data analysis services.

The ASM Division Manager position has direct responsibility for developing and leading asset management practices within the division and across the bureau. The ASM Division Manager directs and integrates engineering planning projects to develop system and facility (asset) plans for the sanitary, combined, and stormwater systems for Capital Improvement and Operating fund implementation. The position works to ensure watershed health and the watershed framework are integrated into engineering plans and solutions.  In coordination with the Wastewater Engineering Design Section, this position supports the development of facilities plans for the Pump Station Improvement Program and for the wastewater treatment plants. This position engages and directs division resources to support Stormwater System Planning and Watershed Planning efforts.

Ideal candidates have experience implementing and managing asset management programs as well as directing engineering programs and staff; experience managing engineering planning programs using risk-based decision making; ability to integrate natural and conventional technologies in developing system based solutions; and, the ability to establish good working relationship with a diverse workforce and community.

For additional information on the City of Portland and Bureau of Environmental Services see www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/29323

To apply and for additional information on the position see www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

 

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Job Title: District Manager – Wastewater Utility
Posted: 08/20/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

District Manager – Wastewater Utility
Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District
801 Thilmany Rd.
Kaukauna, WI  54130
(920) 766-5731
www.hvmsd.org

The Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District is recruiting a District Manager for our Kaukauna, WI facility.  The District Manager is the leader of the District’s management team and reports to a five member utility Commission. The sewerage district serves a municipal population of over 50,000 which is made up of five incorporated communities and one township.

The District Manager is responsible for leading and managing plant personnel, operations, processes and conveyance infrastructure.  In addition, this individual provides technical leadership for the District and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations.

Essential duties include:

  • Develop, maintain and deploy the operations plan for the District.
  • Provide overall direction and supervision of District employees.
  • Manage the fiscal affairs of the District.
  • Administer the District’s Human Resources programs.
  • Develop and maintain an open and positive working relationship with the District’s commissioners; develop appropriate policies and procedures; advise Commission members of issues critical to the utility.
  • Primary interface with DNR regulators, community administrators, consulting firms, District contractors/vendors, attorneys, Regional Planning Commission, and community at large.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested by the Commission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or equivalent scientific discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in Wastewater treatment
  • Supervisory experience in the Wastewater industry
  • Grade 4 Wisconsin Wastewater Treatment Operators license (ability to obtain within one year)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical expertise, computer, and organizational skills
  • Strong client/customer relationship skills
  • Team leadership skills

 
Entry level salary range:  $84,500 - $103,000

Submit resume and cover letter by October 10, 2014 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Job Title: Water/Wastewater Efficiency Engineer
Posted: 08/13/2014
Closing Date: Sept 12, 2014

Job Description:

ABOUT THE COMPANY
Cascade Energy, Inc. is a small but growing group of energy engineers and managers specializing in industrial energy efficiency. We provide targeted energy analysis for capital projects funded by utility incentive programs as well as comprehensive corporate energy management services and utility program management. Founded in 1993, our work has spread from the Pacific Northwest to most of North America.

Cascade Energy works with companies ranging from small to Fortune 500, and we are proud of our reputation for stellar, high quality work. The company has a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership. Contribution in all areas is encouraged.

Please see www.cascadeenergy.com for further information about who we are and how we work.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The W/WW Efficiency Engineer will act as a facilitator between the water/wastewater customer, contractor or vendor, technical sub-consultant (as needed), and electric utility for managing custom energy projects within water and wastewater systems.   

The W/WW Efficiency Engineer position will encompass:

  • Customer site visits to water/wastewater facilities (both in the Pacific Northwest and nationally) to gauge and inventory existing equipment and operations. This on-site work may also include system monitoring and high-level scoping of municipal and industrial facilities of energy saving opportunities.
  • Excel-based modeling and optimization of water/wastewater systems.
  • Preparing feasibility reports for energy efficiency projects with existing systems as well as design review of expansions, upgrades and greenfield projects.
  • Providing technical services and customer support within various electric utility conservation programs.
  • Commissioning of existing systems or newly installed efficiency projects to maximize energy performance. 
  • Facilitation of regional W/WW workshops and seminars.
  • Project oversight to ensure progress and on-time, high-quality deliverables.
  • Interfacing and facilitating with electric utilities, water/wastewater utilities, design consultants, and industry regulators.
  • Identifying and engaging water/ wastewater facilities as potential  participants in incentive programs.
  • Selection of technical sub-consultants; review and QC of sub-consultant work product.
  • Participant/project tracking, including M&V planning and baseline data analysis.

This position will require approximately 40% travel, generally of one to three days’ duration.  Weekend travel is rare, but possible.

LOCATION:  We prefer the position be based in eastern Washington, Idaho, or western Montana.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • A BS or MS degree in Mechanical, Civil, Environmental, or Chemical engineering.
  • Ten years progressive experience in the management or design of water distribution and treatment systems, or wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment systems and processes.
  •  Project management of capital projects in a water/wastewater setting.
  • Experience and understanding of the regulatory framework within which municipal and industrial water & wastewater facilities operate.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and relationship skills at all levels within an organization.
  • Strong analytical and Excel skills.
  • The proven ability to adeptly juggle multiple projects, program offerings, customers, deadlines, and demands.
  • An understanding of the municipal project approval process, typical barriers to this process, and techniques for working through these barriers.
  • A good grasp of project financial metrics and how projects are effectively proposed and gain approval with upper management, elected officials, and ratepayers.
  • A solid understanding of water and/or wastewater equipment, technologies, and processes.
  • Experience in developing and managing project budgets.
  • Experience with US local, state, regional, and federal funding strategies, and regulations relevant  to water/wastewater utilities in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Energy efficiency (with an emphasis on industrial process energy).
  • PE licensure.
  • Business Development. 

COMPENSATION
The successful candidate for the Water/Wastewater Efficiency Engineer position will receive a competitive salary (specific amount will depend on experience) as well as excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, please submit an application via the Careers Page of our website at www.cascadeenergy.com. Include an updated resume and at least two professional references.

 

Cascade Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Job Title: Chief, Environmental Monitoring
Posted: 08/12/2014
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on August 29, 2014

Job Description:

Fairfax County Job Announcement # 14-01050
CHIEF, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 
Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services
$79,175 - $131,959

Plans, directs, and manages an advanced state-of-the-art Certified Laboratory and administers the county's EPA-approved Pretreatment Program. Stays current on environmental regulations affecting the wastewater industry. Ensures Clean Water Act compliance and provides enforcement of Pretreatment Program requirements under county, state and federal law. The laboratory conducts environmental monitoring, and control programs for streams, estuary, wastewater, stormwater, reuse water, groundwater, leachate, air, sediment, sludge, and industrial waste. Oversees outreach, education and Sewer Science programs for Wastewater Management. Represents the county on several inter-jurisdictional committees. Provides technical expertise, policy input and interpretation on environmental regulations and issues. Facilitates and coordinates environmental initiatives cross-cutting county agencies. Negotiates and administers various supporting contracts both technical and non-technical in nature. Directs and manages a technical staff of 20 professionals including managers, supervisors, environmental technologists and code specialists.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or a university with a degree in chemistry, biology, or sanitary engineering; plus five years of increasingly responsible experience in environmental monitoring, toxics control and water quality issues.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Laboratory management experience with a minimum of two years of experience overseeing an analytical lab with advanced instrumentation. Thorough knowledge of the principles of theoretical and applied chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, waste management, operation of analytical instrumentation and sanitary engineering. Extensive pretreatment program knowledge and pertinent federal, state and county regulations and the ability to ensure compliance. Experience implementing and managing an EPA or state-approved pretreatment program. Knowledgeable in NELAP or VELAP. Knowledgeable in a wide range of environmental areas including wastewater and water quality. Proven ability to effectively manage multiple programs and projects, provide strong leadership, creative problem solving, and work collaboratively. Excellent verbal and written skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of the position are generally sedentary, but some standing is required.  Duties require the appointee to enter a laboratory that may contain hazardous material.

NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: The appointee is required to complete a criminal background and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of the employer. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview, may include exercise.

TO APPLY: Apply online at agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty by 5:00 p.m. on August 29, 2014. Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

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Job Title: Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Treatment
Posted: 08/12/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The City of Phoenix is seeking a results-oriented Deputy Water Services Director with professional experience in the wastewater treatment industry to manage the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the state of Arizona with state of the art technology and an active wetland. This position directs the overall management, administration, operation, installation, and repair of the City’s wastewater treatment plant systems, facilities and infrastructure with the goal of ensuring safe, efficient and reliable wastewater treatment services.  With an annual budget of $53 million and over 175 employees, this 24-hour, 7-day/week operation is responsible for the maintenance, repair and operation of two wastewater treatment plants with a combined capacity of 290 MGD servicing five cities, and the Tres Rios Wetlands.  This assignment requires the use of strong leadership skills including independent judgment and initiative in making technical decisions, ability to analyze the wastewater treatment process, budgetary proficiency to evaluate costs and production data to increase the cost effectiveness of operations, and policy recommendations of considerable difficulty.  Work is performed under the general direction of an Assistant Water Services Director and performance is evaluated on the basis of results achieved.

RECRUITMENT DATES
Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.  First review of applications will occur September 2, 2014. 

SALARY
$75,504 - $120,786 annually.  Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in wastewater treatment plant management, such as plant engineering, operations, maintenance, and/or construction activities;
  • Three years of experience supervising professional-level staff in a wastewater system;
  • Bachelor's degree in civil or sanitary engineering or a related field;
  • Possession of, or ability to acquire a Grade IV Operation Certification in Water Treatment from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality by the end of the 12 month probationary period. If you possess certification from another state or jurisdiction, please contact the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (http://www.azdeq.gov) for Arizona Request for Operator Certification Reciprocity procedures and certification equivalency.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be posted to the eligible-for-hire list.

HOW TO APPLY
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Apply at phoenix.gov/Jobs
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.

REFERENCE

Deputy Water Services Director, Job Code 51440, ID# 11819, 8/11/2014, KP, Benefits: Middle Manager.
City of Phoenix employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/zhhdvcx

 

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Job Title: Director, Asset Management
Posted: 08/07/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Director, Asset Management
Metropolitan Council
St. Paul, MN 55101
Apply by 8/20/2014 for best consideration

This position will be working for the Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services Division (MCES). MCES collects and treats wastewater at its seven regional treatment plants; and develops plans to preserve and manage the region’s water resources. MCES treatment plants process 250 million gallons of wastewater every day collected by approximately 600 miles of large sewer pipes from 107 communities.

This new position will report directly to the General Manager, and will be a member of the Executive Team participating in the development and implementation of the agency’s strategic plan. Responsibilities include overall development, administration, management, and operations of the Asset Management Program. In addition, as a member of the Executive Team, this position will set appropriate vision and examples for the organization to assure that organizational goals and policies are achieved. This is an excellent opportunity for someone skilled in building a program from the bottom up.

For best consideration, please apply by 4:30 PM on August 20, 2014. This posting may close any time after August 20 without advanced notice.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree (MBA preferred) in Public Utility Administration (water/wastewater preferred), Business Administration, Engineering, or related field; and nine (9) years of progressively responsible asset management experience (planning, finance, budgeting, maintenance, operations) that includes at least five (5) years of supervisory experience.

Equivalency:

Thirteen (13) years progressively responsible asset management experience (planning, finance, budgeting, maintenance, operations) that includes at least five (5) years of supervisory experience.

More information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.

 

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Job Title: Facilities and Watershed Division Manager
Posted: 08/05/2014
Closing Date: August 25, 2014

Job Description:

The Position

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) is looking for an exceptional, team-oriented leader to plan, direct, organize, and manage watershed use and water distribution activities.  The Facilities and Watershed Division Manager receives direction from the General Manager and employs sound organizational principles and utilizes management best practices to direct and manage divisional strategies, programs, ordinances, policies, decisions, and other actions adopted by the Board of Directors or identified by the General Manager. 

The Facilities and Watershed Division Manager:

  • Has overall responsibility for management of land management, water distribution, and operational activities, including watershed lands, reservoirs, water delivery systems, facilities, warehouse, and specialty shops for the maintenance and repair of vehicles, equipment, water meters, and other support functions.
  • Initiates and directs the development, administration, and improvement of programs and strategies for protecting MMWD’s watershed lands, water resources, and other natural resources.
  • Directs the work and activities of the repair and maintenance of the water system and related facilities including pipeline construction and service installation.
  • Represents MMWD to community and environmental organizations, private and public agencies, special committees, professional groups, and the public. 
  • Consults with and advises the General Manager and other Division Managers and staff on operational, administrative, and technical issues related to the division.
  • Directs and evaluates the performance of assigned department managers to ensure compliance with performance plans, budgets, and MMWD strategic goals and objectives.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, engineering, natural resources, park or land management, environmental studies, or a related field of study.
  • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in water system and/or watershed operations, including five (5) years of management experience.

Application Procedures

To apply, please visit MMWD’s employment opportunities website at https://www.calopps.org/profile_agency.cfm?id=84.  Please click on the Facilities and Watershed Division Manager job posting.  If you have any questions and/or need assistance, please contact Kathy Crotty at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., August 25, 2014.

Marin Municipal Water District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

 

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