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.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager
City of Rainier

Salary: $4,011-$5,645, per month, plus fringe benefits

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s wastewater treatment and collection facilities and systems and does related work as required.

The mandatory requirements are graduation from high school education or GED equivalent, supplemented by two years post-secondary college or technical training in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or a closely related field;  two years of experience in wastewater treatment plants or working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operation activities; working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices; skill in operation of position related tools and equipment, the ability to perform process control calculations; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;  ability to understand and carry out our written and oral instructions.

Applications are available online at www.cityofrainier.com or at Rainier City Hall, 106 West B Street, Rainier, OR.  Position is open until filled.

City of Gresham
Civil Engineer I or II
Gresham, OR

Salary: Civil Engineer I- $5,515 - $7,170/month
Salary: Civil Engineer II- $6,111 - $7,941/month
Closing: 10/27/17 at 5:00PM

As a Civil EngineerI or II, you will perform small to medium size Wastewater Treatment Plant and wastewaterpump station planning, design and construction management projects. Evaluating current Wastewater Treatment Plant processes for cost effectiveness and recommend capital or operational processmodifications or changes will be typical to your work in this role. We are seeking someone who will manage the repair and replacement of systems and equipment as needed while ensuring we sustain our electrical Net Zero status at the WWTP.This positionwill conduct engineering studies and planning projects. Administering the FOG (fats, oils and grease) program contracts with 5 haulers will be involved, as well as ensuring the FOG receiving station is operated reliably and cost efficiently.

You will use your collaborative skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, outside consultants, contractors, public works inspectors and other stakeholders on capital projects and other activities. We desire someone who is highly organized, proficient in Microsoft Office, and can effectively use internal electronic systems to perform daily work. Your knowledge of rules, regulations and permittingassociated with stormwater and wastewater systemswill be highly valued. Your expertise related to environmental operating permits, generating reports such as biosolids annual reports,environmental attributereports, air permit reporting, and required operating reports will be utilized. We are looking for someone with demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills related to wastewater treatment projects to join our team.

Knowledge of:

  • Broad engineering principles, practices, methods, techniques, materials and equipment related to public works projects.
  • Engineering project management and engineering contract administration.
  • Computer applications and uses for engineering activities.
  • Effective supervisory methods and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Manage engineering projects effectively.
  • Administer construction and engineering contracts effectively, assuring compliance with all standards and provisions.
  • Design engineering projects of broad scope and complexity.
  • Prepare clear and precise reports of a technical nature.
  • Provide technical support and training in the uses of computers and software applications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of other governmental agencies, contractors, developers and the public.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Civil Engineer I: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and one year of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works
  • Civil Engineer II: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and four years of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works.

Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Possession of a Fundamentals of Engineering certificate (Civil Engineer I)
  • Professional Engineer's License (Civil Engineer II)

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
City of North Bend, Oregon

Salary: $59,553 - $75,932

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050.

Situated on the beautiful southern Oregon coast, the City of North Bend, pop. 9,710, is surrounded on three sides by Coos Bay, an S-shaped inlet and estuary where the bay enters the Pacific Ocean.

The North Bend Waste Water Treatment Plant operates on a 2017-2018 division budget of $7.5 million, and serves the community with 6 full-time employees, and 2 part-time summer helpers. Under general supervision of the Public Works Director, the Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent organizes and directs the operation and maintenance functions at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

An Associate of Science degree in Water/Wastewater Treatment required. Candidates should have at least 10 years of municipal wastewater treatment experience with 5 or more years in a supervisory position. Broad knowledge of wastewater treatment science, practices and procedures, hazardous materials, biological treatment analysis techniques, emergency management operations, personnel supervision and practices, federal, state and local laws affecting areas of responsibility, and safety precautions. Candidates must have a valid Oregon Class IV Wastewater Operator Certificate with at least 3 years of experience, a Class II Wastewater Collection Certificate, and a valid Oregon State driver license, or the ability to obtain one within 3 months of employment.

The City of North Bend is an equal opportunity employer. First review:  November 19, 2017 (open until filled).



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