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.
Operations Superintendent – City of McMinnville
Full Time $63,504 – $81,072 per year
Closing Date: Open until filled with first review of applications is April 1, 2019
Duties: Supervises and motivates the Water Reclamation Facility operations and maintenance staff and oversees the Biosolids Program; analyzes, plans, and implements operations and maintenance improvements; reviews budget estimates; manages facility control system (SCADA), CMMS system and HACHWIMS Database; responds to public inquiries and complaints; conducts inspections, reviews operations, develops operating policies and procedures; ensures compliance with all safety rules and procedures; and maintains proficiency by attending training conferences and meeting.
Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge skills and abilities to perform the job will be qualifying. Possession of an Oregon Grade III Wastewater Treatment System Operation certificate is required. Possession of an Oregon Grade IV Wastewater Treatment System Operation certificate is desirable but is not required.
To Apply: Submit application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information: Application materials are available on the City’s website at www.mcminnvilleoregon.gov/jobs. Additional information is available by calling (503) 434-2328. The City of McMinnville is an equal opportunity employer.
Project Controls Training Analyst (Analyst II) – Limited Term, and Wastewater Operations Specialist
- Participate in long and short-term projects
- Conduct, and oversee process experiments
- Carry out product testing
- Solve complex operating issues
- Support other crafts in performing and preparing for maintenance tasks
- Researching new technologies
- Conducting facility tours
Wastewater Operations Specialists support the Operations staff by assisting in process areas, planning and carrying out lockout/tag-out procedures, producing SOP’s and procedural documents for Operations staff and many other Operations related activities. All work is carried out under general supervision with a heavy emphasis on coordination with all plant staff.
This is a journey-level position and it is desired that the applicant will be able to demonstrate 7-+ years of increasing responsibility in the field of Wastewater Treatment. It is also desired, but not required, that the applicant possess an Oregon Level III or above Treatment certification. The successful applicant must have the ability to quickly familiarize themselves on plant processes and act as a system expert within the Operations Division.
This position is represented by Portland Laborers 483 collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840.
Wastewater Division Director
Public Works Department
Full time $109,366.41 – $141,044.80 Annually
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Closing Date: Open until filled. First review of applications will be March 13, 2019. Accepting online applications only.
Leads, manages, plans, and directs the activities of the Wastewater Division in the Public Works Department including the Regional Water Pollution Control Facility, Biosolids Management Facility and Biocycle Farm, Beneficial Reuse Site, regional wastewater pumping stations and transmission sewers, industrial source control and pretreatment program, and regional laboratory services for wastewater and water quality analyses. Coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director of Public Works.
Duties and Responsibilities
Examples of Duties Performed (Duties may include but are not limited to the following): Leads and models a respectful and inclusive work culture that allows every employee to bring their best and most authentic self to work each day and contribute to the excellence of the division.
Manages, plans, organizes, and directs the operations and programs of the Wastewater Division to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services; oversees processes, procedures and activities to comply with all State and Federal regulatory requirements; provides leadership and oversight on water pollution control and other environmental initiatives that impact the City and region; and represents the City on issues related to operations of a wastewater system.
Manages regional partnership and ensures compliance with the intergovernmental agreements between the City and the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) for the operation and maintenance of the regional wastewater treatment facilities. Leads a culture of cooperation and collaboration and invests in the shared vision and success of the MWMC as a critical regional service.
Develops and maintains positive and collaborative relationships and partnerships across the department, city, region, and state.
Evaluates the conditions and capacities of the regional wastewater treatment facilities, prepares and administers long-range plans for the maintenance of equipment and infrastructure, develops a Capital Improvement Program, and develop and manage related contracts with consultant and construction firms.
Participates and serves on a variety of boards and commissions; City committees, and task teams; attends and participates in professional groups and committees; works toward support of Division programs and activities; represents the Department to elected officials, outside agencies, the media, and the community.
Responsible for the selection, supervision, and evaluation of assigned staff; assigns work and ensures appropriate training is provided; investigates complaints; recommends and administers disciplinary actions; handles sensitive personnel matters and recommends grievance responses; exercises full supervision over employees.
Serves as a member of the Public Works Department management team; provides professional assistance to the Director; participates in development of department goals, objectives, policies and procedures; develops, implements and evaluates division work plan, capital improvement programs; and budget forecasting and development; and may act in the capacity of the Executive Director of Public Works in his/her absence.
The City of Eugene posting for this site includes requirements on leadership skills and abilities, qualifications, experience, and training, as well as an explanation of the selection process. For additional information and to apply, please refer to the online job posting.
Engineer – Civil (OPEN CONTINUOUS)
City of Portland
Full-Time $45.49 – $55.28 Hourly
The City of Portland is seeking candidates for multiple civil engineer positions to support the planning, design, construction, and other aspects of our public infrastructure. Civil Engineers complete complex engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting policies, and determining work assignments. Civil Engineers have a variety of professional engineering responsibilities depending on the Bureau and Division they work within.
Superintendent – Water Treatment Plant
City of Grants Pass- Public Works Department
Full-Time $66,693 – $84,388 Annually
Closing date: Open until filled. First Interview will be November 9, 2018
The Water Treatment Plant Superintendent leads the Water Treatment division under the general supervision of the Public Works Director. It exercises full supervision of employees in the division as well as seasonal full-time temporary staff.
The position manages the operation and maintenance of:
- 20 MGD conventional surface water treatment plant
- 13 remote booster pump stations
- 8 reservoir sites
- Management of water quality laboratory utilized for quality control and compliance analysis.
- Fiscal responsibility of preparation of an operating budget
- Planning City-wide projects relating to the water division.
The Superintendent will also be integrally involved in the planning and replacement of the City’s current Treatment Plant, which is scheduled for replacement with a new treatment plant by 2023/2024.
An Associate’s Degree and six years directly related water
experience, two years of which much be supervisory