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Job Title Location Posted
Director of Planning and Strategy Opportunity Madison, WI 04/28
Senior Wastewater Utility Project Manager Houston, TX 04/11
Senior Waterwater Treatment Project Manager Houston, TX 04/11
Deputy Director of Environmental Services and Water Reclamation Woodbridge, VA 04/07
Laboratory Manager Woodbridge, VA 04/07
Water/Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor Gainesville, FL 04/07
Environmental Marketing Manager King County, WA 04/05
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor Tacoma, WA 03/30
Assistant Water Services Director Phoenix, AZ 03/29
Wastewater General Manager Seattle, WA 03/29
Liquids Shift Manager Centreville, VA 03/08
Principal Engineer Tacoma, WA 03/07

 last updated: April 28, 2016

 

Job Title:Director of Planning and Strategy Opportunity
Posted: 04/28/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The Madison Metro Sewerage District has a very exciting leadership opportunity for a Director of Planning and Strategy. We are seeking a person who can reinvent processes, re-imagine systems and re-define boundaries in the emerging water sector. Our Director of Planning and Strategy will be a collaborative individual who will join our Executive Team in advancing a bold vision of sustainability. This vision involves continually transforming ourselves into a manager of valuable resources, a partner in local economic development and a member of the watershed community seeking to deliver maximum environmental benefits at the least cost to society.
The next Director will be able to navigate ambiguity, find connections between different systems and can see possibilities when no clear solutions exist.  It will be a person comfortable at the conceptual level, yet is able to engage at the technical level. 

It will be a person who can work actively in the community and with District staff to bring broad disciplines together to find solutions that deal with some of this region's most pressing issues around water, energy and food security.

The full posting can be viewed at: http://www.appdocs.com/applicantpro/files/DPSannouncement.pdf

Success Factors
The Success Factors below describe the essential qualities that will enable the Director to realize the vision for this position.

Confident.  Works comfortably at the vision/conceptual level.
Strategic.  Has a methodical and systematic process to "sail in the fog" and move major initiatives forward.
Holistic.  Is able to find connections between systems, people and the built environment.
Hands On. Skilled at generating and utilizing complex information for technical analysis and decision making.
Collaborative: Able to build strategic alliances across sectors and nurture strong long term relationships in the community and between District departments.

Required Background
The District seeks an individual with a diverse multidisciplinary background.  Typical background would include 10 years of work related experience that demonstrates leadership and results.  The preferred  educational background includes a Bachelor's and Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering, economics, public administration or related field.

Ideal candidates will possess professional registrations in their chosen field of practice, such as Professional Engineer (PE) registration for engineers or AICP for planners.  Candidates shall possess a credential in the Envision rating system within six months of hire.

Planning and Strategy Department
Strategic Role: We envision a Utility of the Future (1) and pursue the right strategic initiatives.

  • Core functions:  Master planning, facility and capital planning, strategic asset management, long range studies and strategic implementation plans, local government service expansions, geographic information systems.
  • The Department is focused on preparing the organization for the future, exploring creative pathways, and aligning district resources through strategic decision making.

The Department is one of five District Departments. The Department includes five employees.

Vision for Planning and Strategy Department

  • Planning function is essential to the Districts future.
  • Strategic Asset Management, Sustainability and integrated water planning will be the driving leadership platforms for the foreseeable future.
  • Climate change, resource scarcity, and the shrinking cost/benefit curve will force the District to look holistically at infrastructure planning to reduce costs and achieve overall community needs.
  • Planning will be more of an ongoing process, and less of a plan or big planning events. 
  • Non infrastructure solutions will be an ever increasing solution strategy in the District's portfolio.
  • There will be strong links with other District Departments.
  • The department must be both data driven to assure the District is making sound investments and vision driven to assure we are going to where we need to go.

Emerging Department Opportunities

  •  Building a newly formed department into a cohesive, high performing team.
  • Assess and update the District's 50 year Master Plan.
  • Make Sustainable Infrastructure Management a District best practice.
  • Strengthen strategic links between District resources of clean water, renewable energy and nutrients to find intersections of water, energy and food security.
  • Work with District customer communities to develop policies that anticipate sewer treatment and conveyance needs for local government service expansions and recover District costs.
  • Develop a climate change resiliency philosophy and incorporate into District plans and strategic planning efforts.
  • Incorporate integrated water planning into District priority setting and nurture discussions with District partners around mutual water sustainability goals.
  • Expand the capabilities of the Districts GIS program to support sound decision making.
  • Collaborate with the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission on area wide water quality management planning.

Salary and Benefits
The District provides a competitive compensation package. The salary range is $98,000 to $133,000 annually DOQ

  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) The Wisconsin Retirement System is the 9th largest public pension fund in the US and the 24th largest public or private pension fund in the world.
  • Health insurance: Excellent coverage at a low cost with no deductibles or office co-pays!
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation leave depending on years of service.
  • Sick leave accrues at a rate of 15 days per year.
  • ICMA Deferred Compensation and Roth IRA
  • Education incentives and professional development
  • Wellness program

How to Apply
Visit the Districts website at www.madsewer.org/careers to apply with your resume, cover letter and list of three references. Position will be opened until filled.

 

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Job Title: Senior Wastewater Utility Project Manager
Posted: 04/11/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

SENIOR WASTEWATER UTILITY PROJECT MANAGER (JOB ID: 1780)
Houston, Texas
Closing Date:  May 1, 2016
Freese and Nichols is currently searching for an experienced wastewater collection system engineer to serve as a project manager and business builder for large diameter trunk sewer and force main projects in our Houston office.  The candidate will be responsible for leading the analysis, design and preparation of technical reports, plans, specifications and cost estimates for conveyance systems, trenchless rehabilitation methods, odor control facilities and condition assessments.  The role encompasses business development activities, including proposal preparation and marketing responsibilities. Requirements for this position include 15+ years of experience, a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a current Texas professional engineering license (or the ability to become licensed in Texas within 6 months).

Please submit a resume through our online career center at www.freese.com/careers.                            
EOE

 

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Job Title: Senior Waterwater Treatment Project Manager
Posted: 04/11/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

SENIOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECT MANAGER (JOB ID: 1779)
Houston, Texas
Open Until:  May 1, 2016
Freese and Nichols, Inc. is seeking a Registered Professional Engineer with 15+ years of experience to lead project teams, manage treatment staff and help build our treatment practice in the Houston Region.  The candidate should have a technical background in wastewater process treatment, bio solids processing and management and wastewater reuse.

Project management experience should include: client contact responsibilities, project deliverables, project execution, agency coordination, scope and fee development along with project scheduling. Interest and ability to mentor junior staff is strongly desired.  Strong communication, leadership, networking and presentations skills are required.  Requirements for this position include a Master's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and a current Texas professional engineering license (or the ability to become licensed in Texas within 6 months).

Please submit a resume through our online career center at www.freese.com/careers.                 

EOE

 

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Job Title: Deputy Director of Environmental Services and Water Reclamation
Posted: 04/07/2016
Closing Date: April 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Job Description:

Deputy Director of Environmental Services and Water Reclamation
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Hiring Salary: $104,852.80 +/Depending on Qualifications
Closing Date: April 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The Prince William County Service Authority is the premier institution in the Washington Metropolitan Area for purveying safe and reliable drinking water and environmentally sound water reclamation. We are an important reason that people choose to locate homes and businesses in Prince William County. The Service Authority has emerged as a leader in the industry by incorporating the use of best management practices. Our strategies have aligned the efforts of the entire organization to deliver the highest quality product at the best value to our customers.
The Service Authority, with approximately 300 employees, is an independent public body responsible for providing a comprehensive county-wide water and sewer system currently serving approximately 250,000 customers in Prince William County. Prince William County, located 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., with a population of over 398,000, is one of the fastest growing counties in the country.

The successful candidate will be responsible for professional management and leadership work in directing the Authority's water reclamation facilities and serving as principal assistant to Director of Environmental Services and Water Reclamation. The work primarily involves responsibility for facilities planning, operations, plant maintenance, supply and procurement, engineering coordination and managing plant staff. Position will also assist with special projects related to environmental services and water reclamation. Overall goals are set and the worker determines the specific tasks and assignments to be performed, independently handling new, unusual reclamation processes, maintenance and personnel problems and deviations encountered in the work.

Minimum requirements include education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, AND six years of progressively responsible experience in the field of water reclamation management including three years of management responsibility, which includes supervision and/or management of others .

This position is open until April 18, 2016. To be considered, a Service Authority application is required. For more information or to apply online, please visit the Service Authority's website, www.pwcsa.org. EOE

 

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Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Posted: 04/07/2016
Closing Date: April 18, 2016 at 5 p.m

Job Description:

Laboratory Manager
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Hiring Salary: $86,663.74 +/Depending on Qualifications
Closing Date: April 18, 2016 at 5 p.m

The Prince William County Service Authority is the premier institution in the Washington Metropolitan Area for purveying safe and reliable drinking water and environmentally sound water reclamation. We are an important reason that people choose to locate homes and businesses in Prince William County. The Service Authority has emerged as a leader in the industry by incorporating the use of best management practices. Our strategies have aligned the efforts of the entire organization to deliver the highest quality product at the best value to our customers.
The Service Authority, with approximately 300 employees, is an independent public body responsible for providing a comprehensive county-wide water and sewer system currently serving approximately 250,000 customers in Prince William County. Prince William County, located 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., with a population of over 398,000, is one of the fastest growing counties in the country.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the daily operations of the Service Authority's Water Quality Laboratory. Serves as a project manager for technical projects related to water quality, compliance and related subjects; supervises laboratory staff. Prepares, gets approvals and submits regulatory compliance monitoring reports to regulatory agencies.

Minimum requirements include education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or related science, AND five years of progressively responsible laboratory experience including two years of supervisory responsibility.

This position is open until April 18, 2016. To be considered, a Service Authority application is required. For more information or to apply online, please visit the Service Authority's website, www.pwcsa.org. EOE

 

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Job Title: Water/Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor
Posted: 04/07/2016
Closing Date: 04/10/2016

Job Description:

The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen centered vision.  The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision. This individual will perform supervisory and technical work directing employees in laboratory testing for permitted analysis from Wastewater Reclamation Facilities and Power Plants.

A typical work day may include, but not be limited to technical work, supervision and management and in planning and coordinating the work of subordinates in the analysis and treatment of utility water and wastewater samples in water/wastewater plant laboratories, managing laboratory operations, monitoring standards of performance in quality assurance and quality control, maintaining certification through the NELAC Institute (TNI), Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories.
 
To be considered for this position you must possess a Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in chemical, environmental, biological or physical sciences or engineering, with at least twenty-four (24) college semester credit hours in chemistry or sixteen (16) college semester hours of microbiology and biology and at least two (2) years of experience in the environmental analysis of representative inorganic and organic analyses for which the laboratory seeks or maintains accreditation. A valid drivers license is required for this position; a valid Florida driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of hire. An advanced degree in one of the above disciplines may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Will participate in supervisory progressive through training program (SPTTP) to continue to increase supervisory skills and advance in the position. Must meet minimum Craft and Safety Training established for job classifications by departmental standards, or pass departmental equivalency test; additional assessments may be necessary to meet minimum qualifications.
May fill multiple positions.
May establish an eligibility list
.
 
Note:

  • Extensive skill in use and care of analytical instruments and test equipment used in laboratory work. Examples include, but are not limited to, gas chromatograph (GC), gas chromatography/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), nutrient auto-analyzer, ion chromatography, inductively coupled plasma/optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES). 
  • Knowledge of chemicals, glassware and laboratory techniques; knowledge of microbiological techniques 
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and materials and theories of a municipal treatment plant laboratory.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical and biological analysis of potable water and wastewater.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical and biological analysis used in environmental monitoring.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations related to advanced wastewater plants, secondary wastewater plants, and potable water plants.
  • Knowledge of principles and operation of water/wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including technical report writing. 
  • Ability to work effectively with regulatory authorities.

 
Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life.

Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from siloes to teams".

**For further information and/or to apply, visit: www.cityofgainesville.jobs **  EOE/AA/DFWP/VP

 

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Job Title: Environmental Marketing Manager
Posted: 04/05/2016
Closing Date: May 2

Job Description:

Award-winning King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) seeks an accomplished marketing and management professional to lead its Stewardship & Sustainable Resources section. Reporting directly to the Division Director, the Environmental Marketing Manager develops and sustains customers and markets for safe, environmentally friendly products made from the renewable urban waste stream. Current product lines include Loop® biosolids soil amendment, recycled water, and renewable energy products. The Manager oversees external relations and program operations for all "waste to resource" programs, including education and outreach, with 16 employees and a $15 million annual budget. The ideal candidate combines effective marketing acumen, savvy relationship building skills, and strong program management experience to help make King County WTD an industry-leading carbon neutral operation. Requires the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, public relations, marketing, product management, environmental management, planning, or a related field as well as 5 years of experience working in product management, market development, customer relations, communications, outreach/education, or related sectors and 5 years of experience managing staff including staff development and performance management for various disciplines (e.g., engineers, educators, scientists, planners, and project managers). The annual salary range is $100,364 - $128,330 DOQ. In addition, King County offers an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Monday, May 2, 2016. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Tom Miller at 916-630-4900.

 

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Job Title: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor
Posted: 03/30/2016
Closing Date: Mon. 04/18/16

Job Description:

Salary: $41.24 - $50.13 Hourly

Under the direction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistant Division Manager-Operations and Maintenance Division of the Environmental Services Department, the WWTP Operation Supervisor will be in responsible charge of a wastewater treatment plant or plants, and will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the wastewater treatment plants and associated State accredited permit compliance laboratory and will train and supervise plant operators and senior operators.

This position will oversee, direct and coordinate the day to day operations and activities of the City's two wastewater treatment plants to assure efficient operations and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. This position will supervise, evaluate and monitor the work of assigned personnel; assign work; and interview and discipline employees as required. The position will establish guidelines and procedures for plant operations on each shift; and prepare instructions for emergency or unusual situations. The position will train personnel in proper operational methods, practices and procedures including safety related work.

This position will work with other Department Divisions to recommend equipment modifications and renovations and will monitor equipment for necessary repair. This position will prepare work schedules including revising and implementing new schedules as required. A key component to this position is contact and communication with Operations staff and various Divisions and Departments that operate in the City, governmental agencies, outside organizations and agencies, and the general public to coordinate activities, plus providing and receiving information and services related to the work of the Operations Division.

This position will be required to prepare and maintain various charts, records and reports related to daily activities and prepare work orders for maintenance and repairs within the facilities. The Operations Supervisors attend various meetings and are required to operate a variety of tools, machinery and equipment such as computers, pumps, motors, gear drives, electrical switching gears, gauges, automatic devises and chemical dispensing equipment.

Work includes an indoor and outdoor environment and is subject to fumes and odors, requires lifting, bending and climbing and is exposed to potentially hazardous materials.

Qualifications:
An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school, including training or course work in operation of a wastewater treatment plant and four years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant facility, including two years as a Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLY ONLINE AT WWW.CITYOFTACOMA.ORG/JOBS

 

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Job Title: Assistant Water Services Director
Posted: 03/29/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Water Services Department seeks an experienced water industry professional to fill an Assistant Water Services Director vacancy.  Reporting to the Water Services Director, this executive level position directs multiple major functional areas of the department through the supervision of Deputy Water Services Directors responsible for internal support of the technical aspects of the City's water and wastewater utilities, including: regulatory compliance, master planning and development, process control and instrumentation, security, water resource planning, and other duties as assigned.  The position is also responsible for interacting with other City departments, and representing the City when working with media and other governmental and outside agencies.  Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty.  The Water Services Department has an annual operating budget of over $262 million, a 5 year capital improvement budget of $1.2 billion, and employs over 1,400 employees. 

RECRUITMENT DATES
First review of applications will occur the week of May 2, 2016.  This recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. 

SALARY
$88,774 - $150,904 annually.  Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

Comprehensive benefits package includes: $5,220/yr car allowance, $1,200/yr cell phone allowance, 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension, 457/401 plans (City contributes 8% of salary with no matching required), tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO.  For more details, visit:
https://www.phoenix.gov/hrsite/Benefit%20Category/010.pdf

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of professional-level experience in a technical capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems.
  • Three years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business, public administration, science, or a related field.
  • City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire and must be maintained.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible-for-hire list and be considered for interview. 

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. 

During the online application process, you will need to provide responses to the following open-ended questions (the system allows copying/pasting into the answer fields):

  • List related job titles and employers of current/previous jobs.
  • Indicate the number, level, and classification of employees you have supervised on an ongoing basis.
  • For current/previous employers, indicate the size of each organization including the approximate operating budget and FTE.
  • In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your professional-level experience in a financial, technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems.

Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.  A comprehensive reference check will be conducted on the top finalists.  The information submitted is subject to public disclosure if requested.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please visit: https://employee.phoenix.gov/Documents/Employment_Information.pdf
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.

REFERENCE
Asst Water Services Director, code 51430, ID#18020, 3/24/2016, KP, Benefits: Executive

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

 

AA/EEO/D Employer - 135 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85003    Job Line: (602) 534 – JOBS (5627)
This publication can be provided in an alternative format upon request.
Call: (602) 495-5703 Fax: (602) 495-5498 TTY: (602) 261-8687

 

 

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Job Title: Wastewater General Manager
Posted: 03/29/2016
Closing Date: April 29, 2016

Job Description:

As an award winning organization on a regional, statewide, and national basis, King County is leading the way as an emerging environmental leader seeking the least cost/highest return environmental and social solutions. This innovative organization is currently seeking a Wastewater General Manager to be responsible for the operations and continuous improvements of the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD), including 3 regional treatment plants, 2 local plants, 4 wet weather treatment facilities, 49 pump stations, and over 400 miles of conveyance lines. The Wastewater General Manager is responsible for supervising operational and maintenance activities, ensuring compliance with all regulatory, environmental, and safety requirements, short and long term planning and implementation, directing over 630 personnel, and overseeing a combined operating and capital budget of $310 million. The Wastewater General Manager must incorporate principles of Equity and Social Justice in WTD's plans, policies, and programs. The top candidate will be politically savvy with the ability to incorporate conflict management and collaboration skills to build effective teams and motivate others. Requires a Bachelor's degree and significant oversight and management experience with design, construction, or maintenance of wastewater treatment or water reclamation plants. A competitive compensation package will be offered with a salary range of $132,499 to $167,951 DOQ along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package including PERS retirement. Confidential inquiries encouraged to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Send cover letter, resume, and supporting materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 29, 2016.

 

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Job Title: Liquids Shift Manager
Posted: 03/08/2016
Closing Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Job Description:

Liquids Shift Manager
*Two (2) positions are available and to be filled upon the candidate's qualifications as well as UOSA's need.

Treatment Process Division
Grade 31
$57,275.47 - $94,596.22
Open:    Monday, March 7, 2016
Close:    Friday, April 8, 2016

  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA) is a regional water reclamation plant serving four jurisdictions (Fairfax County, Prince William County, City of Manassas and City of Manassas Park).

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Shift Manager will be responsible for the efficient, continuous operation of all sections of the Treatment Plant liquids process train to ensure VPDES permit compliance. The incumbent monitors and exercises general supervision over all Treatment Process liquids operation activities during the shift. The candidate will perform related planning, coordination, and training as required to ensure the continuous operations of the reclamation plant. General supervision is exercised over the work of an Assistant Shift Manager and Treatment Process Operators of various skill levels (Trainee, Process, Plant, and Senior Operators). The incumbent supervises employees in operation of primary, conventional, chemical and physical AWT processes; assigns and assesses work, and takes action to ensure employee safety, meet flow throughput demands, minimizes costs, and satisfy regulatory requirements.

The Shift Manager is normally the senior employee responsible outside of regular business hours and is authorized to direct the efforts of personnel from other Divisions as required in emergency and high flow occurrences. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director or Deputy Director of Treatment Process.

The individual must demonstrate the ability to form teams, establish shared goals, and generate a team atmosphere where employees support one another and the goals of the organization. The incumbent should have professional-level knowledge with respect to wastewater treatment in general and intimately knowledgeable regarding UOSA installed facilities in particular. Must seek to continuously learn new things, revisit and re-evaluate old information, and shares knowledge. Identifies what needs to be done, accurately identifies stakeholders and seeks input, takes action, and communicates outcome.

The Shift Manager must have comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of the operation of all sections of Treatment Plant operations; good knowledge of Plant safety principles and practices; demonstrated ability to motivate, train, plan, and supervise the work of Treatment Plant Operators. The incumbent must be skilled in troubleshooting Plant operating problems and in implementing corrective actions; ability to evaluate operating data and to prepare reports. Must be able to perform Operator duties in each section.

Must be able to perform physical requirements of position to include extensive walking, bending, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, lifting, and carrying 50 pounds.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Completion of high school or GED program is required. Considerable successful experience as an Assistant Shift Manager or advanced level Operator and completion of two (2) years of college and/or equivalent job-related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Possession of or the ability to obtain, within one (1) year of appointment, a Virginia Wastewater Works Class I Operator License. A vehicle operator's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.

All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check paid by UOSA.

All interested candidates must submit a completed UOSA application via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are available at www.UOSA.org.

UOSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

 

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Job Title: Principal Engineer
Posted: 03/07/2016
Closing Date: 03/31/2016

Job Description:

The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the appointive/at-will position of Principal Engineer in the Science and Engineering Division of the Environmental Services Department.

This position will be required to play a lead/supervisory role in the Capital Delivery Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. This role will include close coordination with the group's Assistant Division Manager related to the oversight and ongoing implementation of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities (approximate average CIP budget of $30 M). This position will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day guidance of project engineers, engineering technicians, and construction managers in their pursuit of the design and construction of capital projects. This assistance and guidance will include providing facility and collection system subject matter expertise, performing advanced level engineering tasks and supervision of work for professional and entry level engineers. This is an important position that significantly contributes to Environmental Service's capital project delivery program which supports the department's mission to provide sustainable and cost-effective management services to protect the environment and recover value from Tacoma's waste streams.

Qualifications:
Four-degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or related field AND five-years of experience as a licensed Professional Engineer with lead or supervision experience.

Experience in municipal project design and construction management and municipal program management is desirable.  Engineering experience related to gravity conveyance systems is also desirable and engineering experience related to municipal utility facilities (such as wastewater/water treatment, pumping stations, and solid waste handling) is highly desirable. 

The ideal candidate will be well rounded with an excellent ability to communicate and work productively with a wide variety of individuals and team members.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are highly desirable.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information:
This job announcement will remain open until the position is filled. Review of candidate application materials will take place continuously, and selected candidates will be invited for interview.

This job announcement may close at any time without prior warning once the Department believes they have sufficient candidates; it is in the applicant's best interest to submit an application, resume, cover letter and reference list as soon as possible. 

Appointment is subject to passing a background check and pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. 

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closing date.

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY AT WWW.CITYOFTACOMA.ORG/JOBS

 

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