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
$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 Redmond
Wastewater Division Manager
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $6208 - $7632 per month
Deadline to Apply:12/29/2017 5:00 PM
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SALARY GRADE: Grade 22
EMPLOYEE GROUP: Management / Non-Represented
PLEASE NOTE: THE INTERVIEWS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT ARE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This position performs a variety of supervisory functions in regard to the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater treatment facility. The plant is required to remove nitrogen before land application of effluent. In addition to supervision of the treatment facility, this position will oversee the City’s pretreatment program, collection system, including pump stations, and stormwater facilities.
Oversees regulatory compliance programs related to wastewater treatment, wastewater collection system and stormwater quality. These requirements include, but are not limited to: DEQ Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) Permit; Reclaimed Water Management Plan; Biosolids Management Plan, Groundwater Monitoring Plan, and State and Federal Underground Injection Control (UIC) requirements. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties. Duties include data collection, analysis, report writing, project management and research to meet regulations.
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, public health, civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field; and five (5) years verifiable work experience, with at least three (3) of those years as a supervisor, relating to maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment and collection systems, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough knowledge of treatments process to remove nitrogen, effluent reuse and ground water management, other methods and procedures used in wastewater collection, treatment systems, and storm water systems
Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet and computer process control.
Ability to interpret specific chemical and biological analysis; Ability to guide, direct and motivate employees; Ability to organize and supervise the activities of various crews performing construction and maintenance work; Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, other departments and the public.
Special Requirements / Licenses:
Possession of, or must obtain within six (6) months from date of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license. Must have a safe driving record.
State of Oregon Wastewater Operator Certification Grade IV, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
State of Oregon Collection System Certification Grade IV, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Two (2) years verifiable work experience in a municipality; Master’s degree in environmental science, public health, civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field.
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Water Treatment Plant Operator
The Water Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s water treatment facilities 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; certification as a Oregon Grade II Water Treatment Plant Operator with Filtration endorsement; two years of experience in water treatment plants or working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in water treatment plant maintenance and operation activities; working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices; skill in operation of position related tools and equipment; 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 Rainier, Oregon
$3,529 - $4,964, per month, plus fringe benefits
Wastewater Treatment O&M Supervisor
City of Portland
Full-Time - $6,262.00 - $8,377.00 monthly
Category: Environmental Services / Facility Management / Wastewater
The Wastewater Treatment Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Supervisor performs a variety of specialized technical tasks in support of the Operations Division in the Wastewater Group. The position focuses on the supervision of a large activated sludge wastewater treatment plant as well as the management of the personnel directly involved in the treatment process. Under general direction, the Wastewater Treatment O&M Supervisor plans, schedules, organizes, and directs a work unit program comprised of skilled personnel engaged in the operation and maintenance of a large wastewater treatment plant; ensures the proper, efficient and safe operation of the collection and treatment systems and facilities; provides for program support and participation with internal and external stakeholders; and performs related duties as assigned. The Wastewater Treatment O&M Supervisor is responsible for formulating and developing work unit goals and objectives, supervising assigned personnel and directing day-to-day activities. Work and results are reviewed through regular individual and team meetings, inspection and analysis of records, reports and plant performance. Previous experience in a leadership role is required. Any such experience should be detailed in the application process.
Additional information is available on the City's website.
Assistant Director, Water Environment Services
Salary: $109,009 - $147,163/annually DOE
This new role will regularly act on the Director’s behalf on key issues and will be responsible for the directing, planning, and organizational development of program operations including process and policy development, implementation of annual strategic initiatives and objectives, program development, personnel management and customer experience improvements within the Department of Water Environment Services.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, sound judgment, superb interpersonal skills, interacts tactfully with others, has a flexible work style in order to achieve results, exhibits organizational acumen, possess a strong attention to detail and enjoys working in a fast-paced, politically-charged environment. In addition we hope that you would employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that builds trust and develops positive, open relationships in all aspects of operations, including the supervision and leadership of WES employees. This individual must be comfortable handling complex initiatives with minimal oversight as they play a key role in Water Environment Services' commitment to the community it serves.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
- A minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in a supervisory, leadership, or program management role
- Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations related to sanitary sewer services, sewage treatment facilities, and storm and surface water management including federal, state and local government operating methods and procedures
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in program planning, budget, and grant/contract administration
- Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of public administration, organizational development, and personnel management
- Experience demonstrating strong verbal and written communication skills in a leadership role, including the ability to effectively convey information through presentations to individuals, small groups and large audiences, including elected officials
- Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
- Experience working in a unionized environment
- Knowledge of labor relations procedures and collective bargaining practices
- Thorough knowledge of process improvement and organization change management concepts
- Possession of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, business, civil engineering, water science, or related field
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
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.
City of North Bend, Oregon
Salary: $59,553 - $75,932
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).