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Job Title Location Posted
Environmental Engineer I or II Ames, IA 07/30
General Manager Truckee, CA 07/18
Director of Water Quality Protection-LTE Milwaukee, WI 07/09
Executive Director Cincinnati, OH 07/08
Deputy General Manager Martinez, CA 06/20

 last updated: July 30, 2014

Job Title: Environmental Engineer I or II
Posted: 07/30/2014
Closing Date: 08/12/2014 5:00PM

Job Description:

SALARY: $25.75 - $41.64 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 07/22/14
CLOSING DATE: 08/12/14 05:00 PM

The City of Ames is accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill one Environmental Engineer
vacancy in the Water and Water Pollution Control Department. Actual classification as Environmental
Engineer I or Environmental Engineer II will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected


Examples of Essential Job Functions:

Environmental Engineer I:
•Conducts studies of plant operations to improve performance and cost efficiency;
•Prepares plans and specifications on assigned projects for review by a licensed Professional Engineer
including minor plant equipment replacement, piping changes, wells, meter pits, sludge lagoon, and other
related improvements;
•Completes basic engineering studies and prepares reports;
•Conducts construction inspections;
•Operates motor vehicle to perform essential functions.

Environmental Engineer II:
•Conducts in-depth studies of the water and wastewater treatment facilities and operating records to
determine plant efficiencies, points of overload, and ways of improving plant performance;
•Acts as design engineer on assigned projects including major plant equipment replacement, major
changes to treatment processes, plant expansions or upgrades, plant control systems, well field
development, pumping facilities, utility security, and other related improvements;
•Completes complex engineering studies and prepares technical reports;
•Prepares and certifies engineering designs, plans, and specifications;
•Supervises construction and authorizes deviations where appropriate;
•Provides general oversight of engineering interns;
•Completes studies related to present and potential water supply sources; completes studies of stream
conditions in and near Ames;
•Evaluates and interprets water quality data for compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act,
and other federal, state, and/or local requirements;
•Provides high-level technical advice and assistance to the operating divisions on complex operating,
engineering, or regulatory compliance issues; represents department at meetings;
•Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens, other customers, and contractors;
•Assists in budget preparation, review, and monitoring; provides input into development of long-range
capital and infrastructure needs of the department; assists in conducting rate studies and fund projections;
•Completes reports required by state and federal government; reviews, evaluates and assesses
industrial/commercial discharges to the City system and effects or limitations on system operations;
•Operates motor vehicle to perform essential functions.

Other Job Functions May Include: Reviews water conservation activities; investigates water quality
conditions and environmental health/impact; participates in public relations activities in a manner that
elevates the image of the department; conducts tours and presentations; responds to inquiries from
customers, contractors, vendors, and regulatory agencies.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence
Through People organizational culture. ETP values include continuous improvement, respect for others,
being customer driven, leadership, data-driven decisions, positive attitude, teaming environment, honesty
and integrity, innovation and creativity, employee involvement, and excellence. For all employees, this
includes maintaining city wide services through a Total City Perspective, presenting a positive attitude,
communicating effectively, dealing courteously with customers and co-workers, and maintaining effective
relationships. For leaders, this also includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. The
purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to
experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in civil, chemical, environmental, biological, or agricultural
engineering, or a closely related field; and at least 6 months of related experience. Related experience
obtained in a co-op or internship program may be applied toward this requirement.
Licenses and Certificates: Must possess an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate within nine months of
original appointment; must possess a valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions: Knowledge of chemistry, biology,
and hazardous or toxic substances as they apply to the treatment of water and wastewater. Knowledge of
the principles and practices of environmental/civil engineering; knowledge of the methods and techniques
used in the resolution of problems in utility construction, design, and operation; knowledge of the principles
and practices of computer-assisted drafting and geographical information systems (GIS); knowledge of
surveying methods; knowledge of material testing procedures; knowledge of federal, state, and local
regulations related to utility design and construction; knowledge of computer applications pertaining to civil
or environmental engineering.

Skill in the application of engineering theory to operational problems; skill in interpreting and utilizing
engineering details, plans, and specifications; skill in quickly and accurately executing standard engineering

Ability to prepare design details, estimates, plans, and specifications related to utility engineering projects;
ability to prepare clear, concise written reports; ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written
form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, supervisors, coworkers,
other City employees, contractors, vendors, and representatives from other governmental organizations and agencies; ability to evaluate alternatives and to resolve technical engineering problems; ability to effectively address the questions, concerns, and complaints of citizens in relation to projects;
ability to effectively use standard office computer equipment and software; ability to operate a motor

The supplemental questionnaire is to obtain additional information about your background related to the
position. Please offer specific examples of any training and experience you may have in the areas noted on
the supplemental questionnaire. Note that it is NOT necessary that you have experience or training in every
area in order to receive consideration.

Applications, resumes, cover letters and supplemental questionnaires must be received by the COA Human
Resources Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human
Resources Department, in writing, prior to the application deadline.

The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if
necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9
to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must
complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and
proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as
soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable
documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship
and Immigration Services web page at:

The City of Ames is a EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.


515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job #14-5305-5306-01


Job Title: General Manager
Posted: 07/18/2014
Closing Date: Monday, August 18, 2014

Job Description:

General Manager
Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency
(Truckee, CA)

An extraordinary career opportunity to join one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation plants in California, located within a world-class year-round recreational area. This is an exciting, long-term, and stable opportunity with a variety of unprecedented challenges for an experienced water/wastewater utility professional. The ideal candidate will be a business-minded individual who is entrepreneurial in spirit with strong leadership and operational skills, and a proven track record of building a strong vision and then delivering quality results. The new General Manager is an at-will position that reports to the five-member Board of Directors. Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency has an operational budget of $15 million and a CIP of approximately $2 to $5 million per year, and a highly capable staff of approximately 50 full-time employees. Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of experience is required; Master’s degree and/or PE highly desirable. The Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency is offering a competitive executive salary (DOQ) and PERS retirement, plus use of an Agency-owned vehicle. Apply via email by Monday, August 18, 2014 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Apply early in the process for optimal consideration. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Recruitment brochure available online at



Job Title: Director of Water Quality Protection-LTE
Posted: 07/09/2014
Closing Date: 07/28/2014

Job Description:

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) seeks experienced candidates to plan and direct the activities and ensure adequate funding for the District’s Water Quality Protection Programs as the Director of the Water Quality Protection Division.  In addition, this position ensures that the District remains in absolute compliance with WPDES Permit reporting requirements for Combined and Sanitary Sewer Overflow events, Groundwater Monitoring, Industrial Waste Pretreatment, Surface Water Quality and Infiltration and Inflow source reduction programs.  The successful candidate will provide direction and oversight of a 60+ person work group and the following programs to ensure meeting established policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and internal and external customer needs:

  • Industrial Waste Pretreatment Program (Pretreatment Coordinator)
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • CSO/SSO Monitoring
  • Conveyance System Monitoring
  • User Charge Verification
  • Surface Water Quality  Monitoring
  • Stormwater Monitoring & Illicit Connection and Identification
  • Central Laboratory

In addition, the successful candidate will provide input to help meet the District’s goals and objectives as a member of the Executive Staff, manage the District’s River Skimmer Program and High Strength Waste for Anaerobic Co-Digestion program, represent the District in public as needed and remain on call 24/7 to respond to spills or slug loads in the Conveyance system and all overflow events.

This Director of Water Quality Protection position is technically classified as a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position.  However, the successful candidate will work alongside the existing Director and is fully expected to transition into the regular position upon the existing Director’s retirement, which is expected to occur in late 2014.  Limited Term Employment positions offer the same benefits as regular employees throughout the duration of the assignment.  Targeted start date for this position is October 2014.


Bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental engineering or related sciences.  Ten to eleven years of job related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Prior managerial, leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience with civil engineering principles
  • Experience in annual O&M budget preparation
  • Understanding of the Federal/State WPDES Permit Program and reporting elements
  • Working knowledge of the essential components, administration and management of an Industrial Waste Pretreatment Program and associated Federal and State  Regulations
  • Working knowledge of the operation and interaction of the District’s large, complex sanitary and combined collection system and the ISS. Working knowledge of the interaction of District’s conveyance facilities with local combined, sanitary and storm sewer systems 
  • Working knowledge of environmental and wastewater sampling and flow monitoring engineering principles, techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge of the principles of public administration
  • High degree of interpersonal and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deliver public presentations
  • Ability to work in a highly political environment
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict and problems to efficiently complete assignments
  • Valid driver’s license

Residency within MMSD boundaries (which includes Milwaukee County excluding South Milwaukee) required within one year.

SALARY:  $102,348-$125,865-149,382 DOQ; competitive benefits package.

Applications will be accepted through July 28, 2014.  Visit the MMSD website at for application material.  In addition to submitting an application, please forward your resume and cover letter as well.

Human Resources
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
260 West Seeboth Street  | Milwaukee, WI  53204



Job Title: Executive Director
Posted: 07/08/2014
Closing Date: 08/08/2014

Job Description:

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director.

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is a water pollution control agency established in 1948 by the Ohio River Valley Water Compact to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin. 

The position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:

  • Promotes the Commission’s mission, goals, and values in all aspects of his/her work.
  • Directs the activities of a 23-person technical and professional staff responsible for the development, coordination, and promotion of policies and standards for water quality in the Ohio River Basin.
  • Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with Commissioners through conference calls, personal meetings, and Commission meetings.
  • Ensures good internal communication among ORSANCO staff.
  • Cultivates working relationships with state and federal legislators, governors’ offices and other officials of member jurisdictions; community and business leaders; other river basin commissions and relevant professional organizations.
  • Gives speeches and presentations on behalf of ORSANCO at various meetings and conferences.

Desired Work Experience and Education     

  • A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the field of water quality management preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years as the top executive or senior level manager in a public sector agency or a private organization or association with the primary focus of natural resources utilization and protection, preferably one involved with water quality or water resources management preferred.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of public administration, civil or environmental engineering, hydrogeology, or related environmental science experience preferred.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, engineering or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

Submit cover letter with salary expectations and resume emphasizing relevant experience by August 8, 2014 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to ORSANCO, Attn: Human Resources, 5735 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

ORSANCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Visit ORSANCO’s website for detailed information at


Job Title: Deputy General Manager
Posted: 06/20/2014
Closing Date: 07/21/2014

Job Description:


Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Monthly Salary:  $13,602 - $17,181
Plus excellent benefits

The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, a progressive public utility, is seeking a Deputy General Manager. This position will direct, manage, and administer all activities within the Operations Department which includes the Plant Operations Division, Plant Maintenance Division, Collection System Operations Division, and the District Safety Program. This position will act as General Manager in his absence.

Education and Experience:
Ten years of increasingly responsible operations experience, six years of which were in a management position within a wastewater treatment plant or similar process industry.
• Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in civil, mechanical, or chemical engineering. A master's degree in engineering or business administration is desirable.

Substitution for Education:
Four years of additional qualifying experience as noted above may be substituted for the bachelor's degree.

Licenses and Certifications:
• Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer issued by the State of California in the area of civil, chemical, or mechanical engineering is desirable.
• Possession of a valid California Driver's License. A valid out of state driver's license will be accepted during the application process. Must possess a valid California Driver's License within 90 days of appointment.

A District application, resume, and cover letter outlining your interest in this position must be filed by July 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Apply on-line at For further information, contact Georg Krammer at Koff & Associates, Inc., (510) 658-5633 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

An Equal Opportunity Employer Encouraging Workplace Diversity.



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