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ORACWA posts water quality related jobs of interest to our members. Most are with member organizations, but some are with state or federal regulatory agencies and not-for-profit organizations focused on water quality issues.


Natural Treatment System Specialist
City of Albany

Salary range: $4,594-$5,868/ month
Closes: April 7, 2017

The City of Albany is recruiting a Natural Treatment System Specialist to oversee the general operation and maintenance of the 38-acre Talking Water Gardens engineered treatment wetlands that was designed to cool treated wastewater before entering the Willamette River.

The facility is open to the public seven days per week and includes a series of vegetated wetland cells that are connected by public walking trails and bridges and provide bird and wildlife habitat. The Natural Treatment System Specialist will also assist with the ongoing maintenance of vegetated stormwater treatment facilities throughout the City.

This is a full time position with full city benefits represented by a formal bargaining unit (AFSCME). The position will require the successful candidate to work in a variety of weather conditions and occasionally on evenings and weekends as well as perform a variety of work including manual labor, water quality monitoring and sampling, data collection, and work in an office setting. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to interact with the public, conduct guided tours and provide information and education regarding Talking Water Gardens and other natural treatment systems. This position will require regular coordination with other city staff including wastewater treatment operators, maintenance technicians, water quality technicians, engineers, contractors and a variety of city officials.

Link to full job description and to apply: https://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/human-resources/hiring/current-regular-job-openings


Wastewater Maintenance II / Mechanic
South Suburban Sanitary District
2201 Laverne Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR  97603

Salary/Wage Range: $23.67 – $29.24 per hour
Application Deadline:
  April 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.(Applications received after this date & time will not be considered.)

The District is seeking a hard working candidate with good analytical skills and wastewater system knowledge. Under the supervision of the General Manager, the successful candidate will work to support District operations by performing mechanical maintenance, repair and record keeping activities for the District Collection System, Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Administration Departments. This position performs highly skilled mechanical and other maintenance work.

Minimum qualifications: A high school diploma or GED; 2 years’ experience in the fabrication of specialized parts utilizing cutting, welding and fastened materials such as a wire feed welder, stick welder, torch and plasma cutter; 5 years’ combined experience in repairs, maintenance , and diagnostics on electrical and hydraulic systems, plumbing and building maintenance, automobiles, and heavy equipment; experience with diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing, aligning, and rebuilding various types of equipment: including specialized treatment process equipment, electrical, instrumentation, control, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical valves, pump, compressors, motors, and HVAC units; valid driver’s license; Oregon class B commercial driver’s license with tank endorsement within 6 months of hire; possession of forklift and first aid certification within 6 months of hire; completed training in confined space within 6 months of hire; working knowledge and capability in using MS Office TM products. This is a safety sensitive position; successful candidate must pass a reference check, criminal background screen, pre-employment drug screen and medical exam.

Successful candidate will be eligible for employment benefits (such as paid time off, health insurance, retirement, and other benefits) as outlined in District policies and subject to the terms of applicable benefit plans.

Applicants can apply for this position by downloading the application packet from the District web page at www.sssd.org:  (We DO NOT accept resumes in lieu of an application.)

Application may be submitted by:
Mailing or delivering the application materials to: Director of Administrative Services - 2201 Laverne Avenue Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Fax application materials to: Director of Administrative Services at 541.882.5013
E-mail application materials to: cindyo@sssd.org

If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Cindy Oden at 541-882-5744.

 

 

 

 

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (UIC Senior Hydrogeologist)
Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality - Portland office

Salary:  $60,408.00 - $88,224.00
Closes: March 28, 2017

DEQ's Stormwater and Underground Injection Control Section has an opening for one (1) Natural Resource Specialist 4 Hydrogeologist.

The purpose of this position is to serve as the senior hydrogeologist and lead groundwater technical expert for the UIC program statewide and as an agency expert on implementation of Oregon's groundwater quality protection rules. This position is responsible for developing complex water quality permits protective of groundwater from underground injection activities by reviewing complex groundwater issues associated with UIC systems, hydrogeologic characterization data, monitoring data and permit application documents. This position also provides technical support, including to DEQ's cleanup program regarding cross-program implementation issues. This position provides the signature and professional stamp by a state registered geologist, as required by state statute, for documents such as groundwater monitoring plans and treatment system plans.

Qualification details and application information can be found at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1682306/natural-resource-specialist-4-uic-senior-hydrogeologist


Rogue Valley Sewer Services – Central Point, OR
Environmental Science / Stormwater Technician

Salary: $4,045 - $5,010 per month
Closing: April 1, 2017

The Technician will participate in the development, coordination and implementation of public education and outreach events and activities for community sectors including the general public, business and commercial institutions, local elected officials, and jurisdictional staff.

Complete job descriptions and application information available at http://www.rvss.us/pilot.asp?pg=employment.


Rogue Valley Sewer Services – Central Point, OR
Summer Environmental Science Intern

Salary: $16/hr
Closing: April 1, 2017

The environmental science intern will work under the direct supervision of the Stormwater Program Manager assisting with implementation of the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Permit Program.

Complete job descriptions and application information available at http://www.rvss.us/pilot.asp?pg=employment


Medford Water Commission
General Manager

Salary: $110,000 to $170,000.

The Medford Water Commission’s (MWC’s) top priority is providing drinking water of the highest quality to the citizens of Medford from two local, natural sources. Reporting to the Board of Water Commissioners, the General Manager supervises the Administration, Conservation, Engineering, System Operations, and Water Quality divisions and directs MWC’s Finance, Production, Customer/Information Services, Human Resources, Public Information and Technical Services programs.

 The ideal candidate will be a positive change agent with a participatory leadership style that encourages free and open communication at all levels. This individual will set high standards and expectations for performance; mentor, coach, and guide staff; and provide opportunities for training and education. He/she will be ethical, honest, fair, and trustworthy. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, public administration, business administration, or other water utility-related field; ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal utility administration, including five (5) years at a supervisory level. A Master’s Degree and Registration as a Professional Engineer are desirable.

Apply on-line by April 7, 2017 at www.alliancerc.com. For questions, contact Cindy Krebs at ckrebs@alliancerc.com or Sherrill Uyeda at suyeda@alliancerc.com or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA

 

 

 

 


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