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Job Title Location Posted
Environmental Specialist - Pollution Control Specialist Tacoma, WA 07/28
Chief of Engineering and Construction Division Baltimore, MD 07/21
District Director - Wastewater Utility Kaukauna, WI 07/20
Wastewater Division Manager Klamath Falls, OR 07/11
Production Manager Alexandria, VA 06/27

 last updated: July 28, 2016

Job Title: Environmental Specialist - Pollution Control Specialist
Posted: 07/28/2016
Closing Date: Fri. 08/19/16 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $30.23 - $38.75 Hourly; $62,878.40 - $80,600.00 Annually
Location: Tacoma, WA
Department: Environmental Services

The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Environmental Specialist/Pollution Control Specialist.  This is a technical professional position that will be responsible for environmental projects and programs in support of the effective operation of our storm and sanitary sewer systems, and by managing pollution prevention projects city-wide.   The incumbent in this position will be expected to work to position the City to be in compliance with wastewater and storm water NPDES permit requirements, demonstrating that we are good stewards to the environment and of the public resources entrusted to us. 

The Pollution Control specialist will perform responsible administrative and technical environmental work to plan, coordinate, implement, and improve an environmental project or program in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Incumbents in this classification perform technical specialized environmental studies, which may be short or long-term permanent assignments. The Pollution Control Specialist may coordinate environmental permits, projects, programs with and/or assist other agencies, departments, and businesses and may provide work direction and guidance to other employees or contractors.

A Bachelor's degree in science, planning or a related environmental field and two years of related work experience. Experience may be substituted for education at a ratio of two years experience for one year of education.

Valid Washington State Driver's License and maintenance thereafter. Must complete a 40-hour Personal Protection and Safety Certificate prior to completion of probation.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. 




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Job Title: Chief of Engineering and Construction Division
Posted: 07/21/2016
Closing Date:

Chief of Engineering
City of Baltimore
Department of Public Works

Salary commensurate with experience

The City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works is seeking a highly qualified, results-oriented professional to serve as Chief of Engineering and Construction Division.

The person selected for this position must demonstrate strong leadership abilities with expertise in managing, planning, directing and administering activities associated with Engineering and Construction activities in a large utility environment. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering; A Professional Engineers License in the state of Maryland; and ten (10) or more years of relevant experience in management of large utility design and construction projects.  For this position, a PMP Certification is preferred.   Candidate must have a valid Maryland Class C Non-Commercial driver’s license or an equivalent driver’s license and eligible to obtain a Baltimore City driver’s permit.    

The position will supervise directly or indirectly, all personnel within the Office of Engineering and Construction including managing subordinate professional program management staff engaged in the planning, analysis, development a management of major, complex linear and vertical infrastructure capital project delivery and associated project planning and controls reporting on all projects.  Duties will also include developing annual program objectives and performance metrics, managing day-to-day priorities for timely and efficient execution of CIP program projects, activities and tasks.    In addition the successful candidate will represent the Department at and/or on various municipal meetings, hearings and boards.

Interested candidates must send a detailed resume with your salary request.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Ms. Ajeenah Green
Department of Public Works, Human Resources
200 Holliday Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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Job Title: District Director - Wastewater Utility
Posted: 07/20/2016
Closing Date:

Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District
801 Thilmany Rd.
Kaukauna, WI 54130

The Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District is recruiting a District Director for our Kaukauna, WI facility. The District Director 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 Director is responsible for leading and managing plant personnel, operations, processes and conveyance infrastructure.  As the leader, the Director promotes the culture of the organization, champions the mission of the utility; and with the support of the commission, creates a long range vision for the organization’s operations and community relationships. 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
  • Advanced 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

Salary range: $85,000 - $105,000

Submit a resume and cover letter by September 1, 2016 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For a complete job description, visit  (home page)



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Job Title: Wastewater Division Manager
Posted: 0711/2016
Closing Date: 08/15/2016

City of Klamath Falls, OR 

Wastewater Division Manager 
Annual salary range: $64,000 to $90,000 
The city offers a full benefits package. 
Application deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016 

The City of Klamath Falls, located in scenic Southern Oregon, is actively searching for an accomplished wastewater professional to help lead $30 million in upgrades to the City’s wastewater treatment plant. This is a unique opportunity for an individual with solid project management and administrative skills who would like to leave a legacy that will affect citizens for years to come. 

A community of 21,000, Klamath Falls is surrounded by beautiful views and boasts a rural ambiance in an urban setting. This is the place to live if you love open spaces, dislike traffic and want a real sense of community. The Klamath region has affordable housing, a good cost of living and plentiful recreational opportunities. 

Under the administrative direction of the Public Works Director, the Division Manager provides general divisional management for the Wastewater utility including strategic planning, asset management, personnel development, fiscal management and regulatory compliance. The Wastewater Division provides sewage collection/treatment and stormwater collection services to nearly 28,000 City of Klamath Falls residents and Klamath Basin area customers. 

These requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to become Klamath Fall’s next Wastewater Division Manager - a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, Environmental Science or related field; a minimum of five years of experience in the management of operations, capital planning and maintenance of water systems; and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience. This position requires experience in budget preparation and administration. Certification as an Oregon Wastewater Operator Level IV (or equivalent reciprocity) is required. 

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit a résumé, cover letter, current salary and six work-related references to: 

Teresa Webster 
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916-263-1401 
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City of Klamath Falls website: 

The City of Klamath Falls is an equal opportunity employer.



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Job Title: Production Manager
Posted: 06/27/2016
Closing Date: When filled

Department: Production
Reports To: Chief Production
Effective Date: May 2016
Revision Date: N/A
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Grade: 08

The Production Manager under general direction from the Chief of Production, supervises and coordinates wastewater treatment production activities; coordinates assigned activities with other departments, outside agencies and the general public; provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to Chief of Production.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Direct, coordinate and review work plan for plant production services and activities; assign work activities and projects, monitor work flow, review and evaluate work products, methods, procedure, product quality, meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Select, train, evaluate plant operations/production staff; coordinate training with Human Resources; work with employees and supervisors to correct/enhance performance.
  • Plan system and operations improvements utilizing new technology; monitors and keeps informed of current trends in the field of wastewater treatment and resource recovery operations, including legislation and professional practices and techniques; recommends policy, procedural and equipment modifications accordingly; interprets and ensures compliance with permit requirements and with applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and standards; ensures that plant personnel are trained regarding new developments in methods and technology.
  • Supervises and participates in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and procedures; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance and meeting department goals; ensures that goals are achieved.
  • Assists the Chief Production in developing and monitoring the department’s budget and goals; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies; administers and monitors the approved budget; discusses and resolves budget issues with staff; recommends budget adjustments as necessary.
  • Develop, implement and review standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operational procedures.
  • Prepare monthly compliance reports to AlexRenew, Virginia Department Environmental Quality (VDEQ) and regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required; oversee software programs that generate technical reports; trouble shoot and update spreadsheets and screens as required.
  • Participate in engineering concept, design and preconstruction meetings as assigned to advise and/or suggest different ways to meet desired goals.
  • May be called on during off hours to assist with emergencies to plant operations.
  • Maintain process in accordance with applicable standards and regulations; ensure compliance. 
  • Work with Process Manager to set parameters and test various operating conditions.
  • Provide leadership and technical direction when responding to process emergencies and in normal execution of daily activities.
  • Uphold all policies, procedures and rules to maintain plant safety and employee performance.
  • Understands and weaves our organizational sustainability objectives into daily work and decision making.
  • Participates in communications training programs.  Shares information as requested about position and tasks with communications team.  As requested, participates in various outreach activities, such as career panels and guided tours.
  • Understands and weaves our organizational sustainability objectives into daily work and decision making.
  • Actively promotes safe behaviors and health awareness at all times in the execution of daily tasks.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

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

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with major course work in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or related field.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) desired.
  • Virginia Waste Water Works Operator Class 1 License required; or ability to obtain within appropriate legal requirements.
  • Five (5) years of operations management experience in the public sector wastewater utility industry, managing the operations of large advanced wastewater treatment facilities preferred.
  • Experience with production and distribution of reclaimed water is preferred.
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics, services and activities of advanced treatment wastewater resource recovery facility.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of management practices used in wastewater utilities including methods for cost savings and process efficiencies; including knowledge of the attributes of effective utility management.
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; ability to supervise, direct, coordinate, select, train and evaluate staff.
  • Knowledge of office procedures, methods and equipment including computers, computer software programs and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
  • Knowledge of principles of municipal budget and controls.
  • Ability to maintain operational compliance with all water quality, safety and environmental standards and regulations.  
  • Ability to interpret and explain AlexRenew policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee’s strength demands are typical of office work, and include lifting up to 10 pounds, and minimal pushing or pulling. The manager may, however, perform duties of subordinate staff as necessary.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings required. Some areas of the plant are hot and humid at times.

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


By signing below, I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this job description and corresponding physical demand analysis for my position at AlexRenew.


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