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Job Title Location Posted
Chief Fiscal Officer Baltimore, MD 05/23
Manager, Government Affairs Washington, DC 05/18
Director, Department of Environmental Quality Portland, OR 05/17
Division Director, Wastewater Division Seattle, WA 05/04
General Manager Baldwin Park, CA 05/03
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
Liquids Shift Manager Centreville, VA 03/08
Principal Engineer Tacoma, WA 03/07

 last updated: May 23, 2016

Job Title: Chief Fiscal Officer
Posted: 05/23/2016
Closing Date: May 28, 2016

Chief Fiscal Officer
City of Baltimore
Department of Public Works

Salary: $85,400 - $140,800 (Salary commensurate with experience)

The City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works is seeking a highly qualified, results-oriented professional to serve as the Chief Fiscal Officer.

Qualifications:
The person selected for this position must demonstrate expertise in Financial Leadership and have the ability to lead a diverse funded organization.  The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration; Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance and/or CPA preferred; and ten (10) or more years of Administrative/Financial analysis experience in municipal government.

The position will have fiscal oversight of the Department of Public Works, which includes its multifaceted waste collections, recycling and disposal services; municipal water supply and sewage treatment, service restoration and utility maintenance to Baltimore City and the surrounding Counties.  In addition, this position includes fiscal oversight of sustainable energy grants.   The Department of Public Works has an operating budget of $483,028,261 and an annual capital budget of $654,213.000 with approximately 2,662 fulltime employees under multiple functional Bureaus and offices.  Other duties include but are not limited to communication with the Director, Mayor, City Council, other Agency Heads, as well as elected officials at local, state, and federal levels and interaction with inter-jurisdictional representatives.  In addition the successful candidate will represent the Department at various municipal meetings, hearings and boards.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Ms. Vanessa Garrett-Ingram
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: Manager, Government Affairs
Posted: 05/18/2016
Closing Date: May 27, 2016

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) seeks to fill the position of Manager, Government Affairs.  NACWA is a major non-profit environmental advocacy organization representing the views and perspectives of America’s publicly owned clean water utilities. The Association’s members are dedicated public servants and true environmental stewards. 

The Manager, Government Affairs position will work with NACWA’s Government Affairs team, including legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy staff, to advance the Association’s Government Affairs and advocacy initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to: administrative support; assisting in the preparation, writing, and distribution of Association communications; attending Congressional hearings and other local advocacy events; assisting in the collection of data and research; drafting correspondence; arranging in-house meetings and conference calls; serving as back-up to the Receptionist/Staff Assistant on an as-needed basis; and assisting with membership recruitment and retention efforts. 

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, strong writing and oral communication skills; organizational skills; attentional to detail; analytical thinking ability; and the ability and desire to work cooperatively with Association members and staff.  Previous administrative experience and experience with website maintenance and basic HTML is preferred but not required.

The salary range is $42,000 - $48,000; salary commensurate with experience. NACWA offers an excellent benefits package. NACWA’s offices are easily accessible by Metro and public transportation and are located in the Dupont Circle area.  For more about NACWA visit the Association’s website – www.nacwa.org

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Application deadline is rolling with preference given to applications received before May 27, 2016. NACWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, gender, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

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Job Title: Director, Department of Environmental Quality
Posted: 05/17/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

STATE OF OREGON
invites applications for the position of:
Director, Department of Environmental Quality

JOB CODE: ESS-DEQ2016
OPENING DATE/TIME: 04/28/16 12:00 AM
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 06/13/16 11:59 PM

SALARY:
$8,394.00 - $12,381.00 Monthly
$100,728.00 - $148,572.00 Annually

JOB TYPE: Perrmanent
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
AGENCY: Environmental Quality-Office of the Director


Director, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as our next Director. The Director reports to, and is selected by the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC), a volunteer five-member policy and administrative commission appointed by the Governor. Informally, the Director also reports to the Governor, through the Governor's Natural Resources Policy Advisor. This is a permanent, full-time, executive service position located in Portland, Oregon. If you are hired, you will become part of the State's Executive Service team.

Oregon- Department of Environmental Quality

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to be an active leader in restoring, enhancing and maintaining the quality of Oregon's air, water and land. The Department has approximately 650 positions and a budget of $300 million dollars. DEQ is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, and for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes. DEQ staff use a combination of public outreach, technical assistance, permitting, inspections, and enforcement as tools to help public and private facilities and citizens understand and comply with state and federal environmental regulations. The DEQ staff includes scientists, engineers, technicians, administrators, and environmental specialists, among others. The agency's headquarters office is located in Portland with regional administrative offices in Eugene, Bend and Portland; and field offices in Bend, Coos Bay, Medford, Pendleton, Salem, and The Dalles. DEQ's laboratory in Hillsboro monitors the quality of Oregon's air, water and land statewide. In addition to local programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delegates authority to DEQ to operate federal environmental programs such as the Federal Clean Air, Clean Water, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts.

The Director of DEQ:
The purpose of this job is to administer and enforce laws regulating air, water, and land pollution; administer authorities delegated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts; administer state statutes including solid waste management, recycling, and environmental cleanup; serve as a member of the Governor's cabinet; and assist Assistant to the Governor for Natural Resources in efforts to coordinate Natural Resource Agencies.

Program Administration/Direction- Program responsibilities include directing the development and implementation of the Department strategic plan and performance measures; overseeing development of agency rules to assure compliance with state/federal laws and regulations, for approval by the EQC; monitoring state and federal legislation; negotiating contracts with EPA to carry out federal environmental programs and ; enforcing environmental laws of the state, and of the federal government where delegation has occurred, including levying civil penalties and seeking voluntary cooperation; and administering the directives of the Commission.

Agency Management/Administration- Develops the agency biennial budget request that implements the agency's strategic planning goals and presents it to the Legislature. Implements and manages, the agency legislatively-approved budget. Maintains knowledge of environmental issues locally and nationally, and in sufficient technical depth, to allow for reasoned policy and administrative rules recommendations to the EQC. Provides guidance and leadership to DEQ management and staff. Provides direction and directs the implementation of agency affirmative action plans, employee safety activities, and other plans to attract, retain, and manage a diverse, well-trained work force.

External/Outreach- Anticipates issues and maintains rapport with the Oregon Legislature, Oregon's Congressional Delegation, editorial boards of newspapers in Oregon, directors of state and federal agencies, and special interest groups to assure DEQ success in receiving support and resources for environmental programs. Promotes awareness of environmental issues and agency programs to the public and the regulated community through public informational meetings, public hearings, and the media. Reports regularly to the Chairman of the EQC, and meets regularly with other natural resource agency directors, and Governor's Natural Resources Policy Advisor and reports, on appropriate topics, to the Director of the Dept. of Administrative Services.

Supervision- Plans, assigns and approves work, including developing, implementing and updating position descriptions and work plans. Prepares annual performance appraisals; recommends appropriate personnel actions. Disciplines and rewards staff according to policy and collective bargaining agreement. Directs the investigation, responds and facilitates resolution of grievances and complaints. Directs the management of recruitment in interviewing, reference checking, and makes hiring decisions in accordance with agency policy, goals and programs such as affirmative action, injured worker, and employment laws. Evaluates and implements unit training needs to ensure staff are prepared to perform assigned duties including evaluation and creation of opportunities for staff development. Handles personnel issues expeditiously according to procedures and collective bargaining agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED & REQUESTED SKILLS:

Minimum Qualifications:
• At least eight years of management experience related to environmental sciences, or related field.

Education requirements:
A Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, focused on Environmental Sciences or related field of study is required to apply. Though not required to apply, a Master's degree in a science or technically related field of study, JD in Environmental Law, MPA, etc is strongly preferred.

Candidate profile;
Ideally an individual whose professional background has demonstrated over 15 years experience post baccalaureate work experience, with increasingly greater roles of responsibility and a commitment to the environment that has focused on Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or related fields.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES:
• Leadership/Management experience leading an agency or regulatory department of similar size and scope to DEQ.
• Experience in environmental regulatory oversight, including enforcement of rules, laws and statutes.
• Knowledge of modern management practices and principles.
• Strong written and oral communication skills with diverse, influential audiences.
• Experience forming collaborative and productive partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders and staff.
• Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic organizational goals, plans and policies.

Only the candidates whose experience meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the desired attributes will be contacted for initial screening interviews.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

To Apply:
Please complete/ submit the following:
1. Complete the online application
2. Attach your resume in MS Word format (no longer than six (6) pages).
3. Attach your cover letter in MS Word format (no longer than two (2) pages).
4. Provide five (5) professional references (references should include your former supervisors).

If you have any questions about how to apply please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.

Veterans' Preference
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website http://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx or you may call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

VISIT OUR AGENCY WEBSITE AT:
http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
811 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
503-229-5630

Job #ESS-DEQ2016
DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
ES

 

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Job Title: Division Director, Wastewater Division
Posted: 05/04/2016
Closing Date: May 27, 2016

Job Description:

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 Division Director 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 Division Director 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 Division Director 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 management experience in the operation of design, construction, or maintenance of wastewater treatment or water reclamation plants. A competitive compensation package will be offered with a salary up to $167,951 (currently under review) along with a competitive 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 May 27, 2016.

 

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Job Title: General Manager
Posted: 05/03/2016
Closing Date: June 6, 2016

Job Description:

General Manager
Valley County Water District
Baldwin Park, CA

The Opportunity

Under general guidance, plans, organizes, integrates, fiscally controls, directs, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities, operations and services of the District. The incumbent oversees and manages the development and implementation of the Districts strategic direction, long-range water resource plans and water master plans for the design and construction of water supply facilities and necessary infrastructure.  The incumbent ensures execution of short-term and long-term goals and objectives consistent with the District’s strategic direction, vision, mission, values and priorities of the Board of Directors.  The incumbent ensures operations and functions effectively serve the needs of district customers and local communities while complying with applicable laws and regulations.

The Organization

Valley County Water District, located approximately 15 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, manages and delivers water and water-related services to customers within its jurisdiction. The District primarily distributes local groundwater to approximately 12,500 service connections for over 70,000 residents over a 10-square mile area which includes portions of the cities of Baldwin Park, Irwindale, West Covina and Azusa.
The District is governed by a five-member publicly elected Board of Directors.  The Board sets and maintains the policies, rules and regulations for the District.  The Board appoints the General Manager who serves at the will of the Board and administers and carries out the Board established strategic goals and objectives. 

Experience & Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four (4)-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, finance, engineering, utility management, political science or a closely related field –AND- ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration, operation and or financial management of a public water utility, which includes at least five (5) years of experience in a lead, supervisory, management or executive capacity.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California preferred.

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Important Application Information

To apply for this opportunity, please visit Koff & Associates’ website at www.koffassociates.com to download an application.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also mail the completed application materials to this address:

Koff & Associates
2835 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710.

The deadline to apply is June 6, 2016.
 
The Valley County Water District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

 

 

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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.

 

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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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