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Pump and Purification Technician | City of Pocatello, ID

Pump and Purification Technician

City of Pocatello

$19.81 – $21.36 starting rate plus generous benefits

The Water Department Pump & Purification Technician maintains the Water Distribution system by performing installation, maintenance and repair work on wells, well houses, pumps and pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing stations, storage tanks and individual pumping/purification systems. This job is required to have both a Class I Drinking Water Treatment Operator and a Class II Drinking Water Distribution Operator certification.* The work is performed under the supervision of the Water Operations Supervisor.

The job requires knowledge of the methods of water distribution including wells and well houses, pumps and pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing stations, storage tanks, and individual pumping/purification systems.  It also requires additional knowledge of remote and electronic monitoring, recording, communications and alarm systems.

The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.

The work environment is a public building and outdoor environment that may include exposure to hazardous chemicals and gases, confined space, elevated tanks, working in adverse weather conditions, traffic hazards and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment. The noise level is generally moderate but with occasional exposure to noisy and/or loud equipment.

The job is an on-call position, responding to emergency situations. Employees designated as immediate response personnel must live 12.5 odometer miles from their usual daily work site and must be able to be at the job site in thirty (30) minutes or less.

For more information and to apply, visit City of Pocatello.


District Superintendent | Whitworth Water District | Spokane, WA

Whitworth Water District

10828 N. Waikiki Rd Spokane, WA 99218 (509) 466-0550  www.whitworthwater.com

Job Announcement

District Superintendent

Qualifications:

 Four-year college degree or four-year engineering experience required
 Minimum of five years of supervisory experience
 Knowledge of AutoCAD, WaterCAD, ArcGIS, SCADA, and GPS programs and technologies
 Excellent public relations and communications skills
 Thorough knowledge and experience with water maintenance and operation procedures, laws and regulatory requirements
 A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record to drive a District vehicle
 Cross Connection Specialist Certification (obtained within one year of date of hire)
 A State approved Water Distribution Manager II (obtained within one year of date of hire)

Condition of Employment:

Employment is conditioned upon satisfactory results from post-offer criminal history background check, reference check, and credit check.

Nature of Work:

This salaried position will initially focus on the duties of both the District’s Superintendent and Operations Manager until the current Manager’s retirement on March 30, 2019. This will allow the successful candidate time to understand the Operations Manager role and functions. The successful candidate will assist the General Manager with interviewing and selecting replacement for District’s Operations Manager.
The Superintendent reports directly to the General Manager and is responsible for the administrative and management functions of the Operations Department and staff. The position will have extensive contact with the District’s Board of Commissioners, adjoining water providers, Spokane County, State and Federal agencies, consultants, customers, and developers. Responsibilities also include supervisory work directing municipal water system design, maintenance, repair, construction, and installation.
Duties are varied and require knowledge of the functions and equipment of the District. Position is required to be on call during non-working hours. Duties are varied and require independent decision-making skills in developing new procedures and policies in accordance with District policies, State statutes, and other State and Federal regulatory laws and requirements.

Work Conditions/Environment/Physical Requirements:

The essential functions of this position are performed in the office and in the field. Responsibilities include driving, travel to and from sites, work around traffic, exposure to noise, dust, heat and inclement weather. Office environment includes sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen; operating computer and other office equipment daily; communicating with others in person, by email, and on the phone; and supervising and inspecting assignments and projects. Physical requirements include regular moderate to heavy lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, and standing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform those duties required by the rules and regulations of the State of Washington, other regulatory agencies, and Whitworth Water District policies.
Responsible for the administration and supervision of the operation and maintenance of the water transmission and distribution system which includes, but is not limited to the following:

 Ensure all water supply and distribution facilities, as well as operations and maintenance programs, comply with Federal, State, and local ordinances and regulations;
 Oversee implementation of the District Safety Program;
 Direct, inspect, and evaluate the work of all Operations Department personnel engaged in the construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of the water transmission and distribution system;
 Oversee and direct consultants involved in Operations Department functions of the District;
 Plan, assign, and direct through subordinate Operations Manager, water service installation, repair of pumps, reservoirs, hydrants and valves, main repair, night repair, emergencies, and warehouse inventory operations;
 Plan and direct District programs in leak detection, meter reading, repair and maintenance, safety, cross connections, and chlorination planning;
 Direct, through the Operations Manager, the maintenance of vehicles and support equipment and see that all are in proper operating order;
 Assist the Operations Manager with the assignment of inspections, work orders, and dispatching of employees. Set priorities as to maintenance requirements;
 Assist in the design, development, and implementation of the Comprehensive Water System Plan;
 Responsible for facility security equipment and controls;
 Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, proposed capital and extraordinary expenditure programs, and prepare necessary and required annual reports;
 Responsible for fostering Employee Development and ensuring adequate training is provided to achieve appropriate skill levels and proficiency for conducting all Operations Department tasks;
 Ensure employee required certifications are met and the necessary training is taken to maintain those certifications;
 Perform annual performance evaluations and discipline;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Respond to emergency calls and/or provide District personnel to provide coverage and response to emergency situations;
 Assume responsibilities of the General Manager in his/her absence.
 Attend Board Meetings;
 Prepare the Vulnerability Assessment and Emergency Response Plan;
 Act as District representative to Spokane Aquifer Joint Board and maintain the Contaminant Source Inventory;
 Perform other activities as delegated by the General Manager

Salary and Benefits: $85,000 – $100,000 – depending on experience. Benefits include retirement, medical, dental, vacation and sick leave.

Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a completed job application to the attention of Tom McInerney at tomm@whitworthwater.com. The District’s Job Application form can be obtained by visiting:
https://whitworthwater.com/employment-opportunities

Whitworth Water District is an “equal opportunity employer” and prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age, disability, retaliation, sexual orientation/gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

 


Collection Operator I (Wastewater Dept.) | City of Coeur d’Alene

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a Collection Operator I for the Wastewater Department to perform diverse office and field duties including semi-skilled installation, maintenance & repair duties of the city’s wastewater collection system and sewer pump stations as well as responding to public inquiries & problems, including operating heavy equipment.

The position requires a High school diploma or GED, construction experience, working knowledge in field locating sewer mains, three (3) years previous experience performing similar duties in the construction  industry, Idaho Collection Operator I License preferred (CEUs are required each year to maintain certification) or must obtain  within 1 year from date of hire, Class “B” CDL w/ air brakes and tanker endorsement within 6 months from  date of hire, Flagger certification, CPR and First Aid certification required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

Starting wage is $16.84 per hour, eligible for an increase after 12-months of service with a standard or above evaluation. The position is supplemented by a generous benefit package (summary of benefits) and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho) is required.

Job application and announcement available on website, www.cdaid.org, or City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Ave., CDA (208) 769-2205.  Application with resume deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5pm.

Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform diverse
office and field duties for the Wastewater Department, including semi-skilled installation,
maintenance & repair duties of the city wastewater collection system including sewer pump stations
as well as responding to public inquiries & problems, including operating heavy equipment. This is
an on-call position. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Collection
Supervisor. The position works in a treatment plant and outdoor environment where the noise levels
are generally moderate but may be higher with exposure to heavy equipment. Hazards include exposure
to adverse weather conditions, hazardous gases and vapors, and working around power tools, light,
and heavy equipment.

Wages and Benefits: Starting wage is $16.84 per hour, eligible for a five percent increase after
12-months of service with standard or above evaluations. This position is supplemented by a
generous benefit package (summary of benefits) and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement
System of Idaho) is required.

Acceptable Experience and Training:
• High school diploma or GED; and
• Construction experience;
• Working knowledge in field locating sewer mains;
• Three (3) years previous experience performing similar duties in the construction industry,
• Idaho Collection Operator I License preferred (CEUs are required each year to maintain
certification) or must obtain within 1 year from date of hire.
• Class “B” CDL w/ air brakes and tanker endorsement within 6 months from date of hire;
• Flagger certification required;
• CPR and First Aid certification required; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and
abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

Classification Requirements:
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be
successful in the position.
Knowledge of:
• Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the installation, operation,
maintenance, and repair of a public wastewater collection system and treatment facility;
• City, state, federal, and other applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the
maintenance and operation of a wastewater collection system and treatment facility;
• Hazards and safety measures specific to wastewater collection and treatment
including, but not limited to, hazardous chemicals, hazardous gases and vapors, confined space
entry, open trenches, and working around power tools, and light and heavy construction equipment;
• Operation and maintenance of hand tools;
• Operation and maintenance of power tools;
• Operation and maintenance of light and heavy construction equipment;
• Safety aspects involved in the use of heavy and construction equipment;
• Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;

• Personal computer operation and related applications software including database and word
processing;
• Public sector, government, or related environment and operations, including general
municipal management terminology, codes, acts, and regulations.
Skills & Ability to:
• Learn and apply Federal (EPA) and State (DEQ) water quality standards;
• Learn and apply Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work;
• Follow written and oral instructions;
• Perform basic mathematical computations;
• Work independently with little or no instruction;
• Exercise initiative, independent judgment, and act resourcefully;
• Create and maintain comprehensive records and files;
• Read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment;
• Operate and adjust manual and automated valve, pump, and control systems;
• Operate a motor vehicle;
• Operate heavy equipment;
• Operate hand tools;
• Operate standard office equipment, including a computer using program applications appropriate
to assigned duties;
• Make visual inspections and adjust processes accordingly;
• Prepare written reports and maintain system performance records;
• Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
• Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal
safety and that of other employees and the public;
• Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)
• Responds to problems and customer questions, requests, comments, and complaints both in the
field and in the office;
• Operates hydro-cleaner, Rod Truck and CCTV Unit;
• Operates backhoe, forklift, dump truck, jet cleaner and rod trucks, and snow removal equipment
as necessary;
• Operates variety of hand tools and power tools;
• Performs minor repairs to storm and sanitary sewer lines; and adjustments and repairs to sewer
manholes;
• Installs short sections of sewer pipe;
• Performs daily maintenance to lift stations, assures proper operation of pumps and telemetry
system, makes minor electrical changes or repairs as needed;
• Responds to customer complaints regarding sewer backups;
• Participates in work zone safety procedures including traffic flagging, setting up warning
signs as required by State and Federal regulations;
• Designs, installs, modifies, repairs, operates and troubleshoots electrical systems;
• Maintains buildings and grounds;
• Operates a variety of hand tools and power equipment including but not limited to
jackhammers, electrical testing equipment, metal detector and welder;
• Monitors electronic SCADA system for control of lift stations;

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Must be willing to work on-call, shift work and 24 hour standby;
• Performs other related duties as required.

Physical Demands& Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk,
sit, stoop, kneel, bend, climb and work on a ladder, use hands to manipulate and make adjustments
to tools used in performing the essential functions of the classification, and reach with hands
and arms. The employee may work in confined spaces. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds and, infrequently, up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required
by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient clarity of speech and
hearing abilities required by this classification includes those which permit the
employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by
telephone and to discern safety warnings such as alarms and emergency warning sounds, including
vehicle backup warnings. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in
a public building setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and an
outdoor environment that includes exposure to power and construction equipment with elevated noise
levels, street traffic, hazardous chemicals, and inclement weather.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants meeting the qualification requirements are invited to submit a
completed City of Coeur d’Alene Employment Application and Resume to the Human Resources Office,
City Hall, 710 Mullan, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Application deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018.
Applications will be screened, and those applicants with the most appropriate qualifications will
be invited for further testing. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the
recruitment process due to a disability, please provide a written request and submit with your City
of Coeur d’Alene application.

The City of Coeur d’Alene is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.


Water Circuit Rider | Southwest & Northern Idaho | IRWA

IRWA Water Circuit Rider

Purpose of Position:

Protect the nation’s multi-billion dollar investment in rural and small municipal drinking water systems by providing on-site technical assistance that assures cost-effective operations and adequate income for both operations and debt service within each state/jurisdiction.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Travels extensively throughout the state, primarily in Southwest and Northern Idaho, to offer on-site technical assistance to drinking water systems.
  • Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, health and environmental issues.
  • Provides the type of on-site assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing”.
  • Attends National Rural Water Assoc. (NRWA) sponsored training programs to obtain skills to transfer technical knowledge to the drinking water system personnel and its governing body.
  • Reads and disseminates new technical standards set and proposed by public and private organizations.
  • Develops informational and educational articles for dissemination.
  • Responds to inquiries from drinking water systems, consumers, governmental agencies, and others regarding technical matters in a timely manner.
  • Obtains a minimum of 30 on-site drinking water “contacts” or one hour on-site visits per month with at least 3 of the 30 contacts with drinking water systems not previously visited in the last three months.
  • On-site assistance and training must geographically represent the state during the program period.
  • Visits the appropriate USDA Rural Development Officials at least once per month.
  • Accurately completes and submits the required reporting in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as requested.

Internal Relationships:

The Water Circuit Rider works closely with the Office Assistant, CEO, Training Specialist, and other State Association personnel as needed.  The Water Circuit Rider works closely with and communicates with the Project Manager of the Drinking Water Program in the NRWA office.

External Relationships:

The Water Circuit Rider has frequent contact with system personnel, government personnel, elected officials, industry representatives and technical organizations.  The Water Circuit Rider visits with USDA Rural Development Officials monthly.  All contacts must be treated with the utmost professionalism and courtesy.

Employment Requirements:

  • Multi-year employment required (5 years experience preferred) in working for, operating, maintaining or managing a rural/community drinking water system.
  • Technical knowledge of operating, maintaining, and managing a wastewater system.
  • An understanding of basic budgeting and finance issues facing drinking water systems and program management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with operation specialists, decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals.
  • Ability to identify, locate and explain drinking water problems to field personnel and decision makers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to complete projects on time without daily supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize requests to ensure those requests with serious health or economic problems are resolved first.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.  At least two trips out of state annually.
  • Written approval of the NRWA Administrator prior to employment.
  • Water distribution, water treatment, and back flow assembly licenses in good standing preferred.

Upon Approval:

  • Written notification of effective date of employment.
  • Written biography in third person format to be used in agency reporting.
  • Water Circuit Rider will attend NRWA – sponsored orientation sessions as a part of in-service training.

Employment Details:

The Water Circuit Rider is a full-time, non-exempt position.  Hours will be flexible from time to time, but generally requires a minimum of 40 hours per week.  The salary range is $42,000 to $46,000 annually, depending on experience and licensure.  A generous benefit package includes health, life and disability insurance after one month of employment as well as vacation and sick days beginning immediately.  Participation in the 401k plan is allowed after one year of employment.

Idaho Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin or religion as prohibited by the Federal Civil Rights Act, the IRWA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

If interested, send resume to sroberts@idahoruralwater.com by June 25th.


Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician | McCain Foods, Burley, ID

McCain It’s All Good™ is our philosophy.  As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good.  But McCain It’s All Good™ is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business.  From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good.  The McCain It’s All Good™ philosophy underpins everything we do.  McCain Foods has an immediate opening for Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician at the Burley, Idaho plant.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician, as a member of the Environmental Team, assists in the operation of machinery and systems that convert waste water in drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.  The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician does this by monitoring equipment and conditions, adjusting and cleaning equipment, taking samples, performing complex laboratory tests and maintaining documentation and reports required by the Company and applicable regulatory agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collects waste water samples on a daily basis.
  • Takes pH and dissolved oxygen readings at various areas within the waste water treatment plant.
  • Performs chlorine tests and flushes analyzers when needed.
  • Checks aeration blowers for proper operation and oil levels and maintains at recommended levels.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate and adjust pumps and motors that move water and waste water through filtration systems.
  • Works collaboratively with Environmental Team to ensure all wastewater testing and maintenance records are complete and up-to-date.
  • Assist the Waste Water Treatment Lab Technician with some complex process lab analysis.
  • Administers ISO14001 program as directed by the ISO 14001 Coordinator.
  • Participates as needed in other environmental department work assignments, including process control, lab, and sanitation, painting, and keeping buildings clean.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.

Requirements:

  • Associate and/or Technical Degree in environmental system management or related field; or 5 years plus experience performing tasks similar to those identified as essential functions; or requisite combination of experience and education.
  • Preference given to candidates with Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field.
  • Must have or obtain at minimum a Small Systems Water License, Class One Idaho State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, and Idaho State Waste License.
  • Basic computer skills – experience with CMMS preferred.

 

To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.mccainburley.com, then select “Current Opportunities” to view this and other opportunities with McCain Foods.  Use reference number 34096BR in a key word search to find this job more quickly.

McCain Foods and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.


Drinking Water Operator | Desert View Estates Water Corporation

Currently accepting applications for drinking water operator.
Qualifying applicants will need to have a Class 1 Drinking Water Distribution license. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
A major component of this job will be to learn and understand the location, reading, and maintenance of water meters. Ability to read water meters monthly, interpret readings, and prepare final report for utility billing.
Must ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local requirements regarding water sampling and compliance regulations.
Applicant must have knowledge of system flushing, materials, and pipe work, chlorination of water treatment and proper dosage
Applicant must be able to respond to emergency after hour calls and customer service calls including weekends and holidays. A backup operator is available to assist.
Please Email resume or contact desertviewwater@gmail.com.


Public Works Employee | City of Riggins

The City of Riggins is currently accepting applications for a full-time Public Works position. At the minimum a high school diploma or similar General Education Degree (GED) is required. The successful candidate will either hold, or work towards, Wastewater Treatment-Class II, Wastewater Collection-Class I, and Drinking Water Distribution Operator-Very Small System licenses. The primary function of this position is to work with the Public Works Director and other employees to plan, and implement operations and services of the Public Works department which includes the wastewater treatment plant and collection system, water treatment and distribution, streets, park, city facilities and buildings, and general shop maintenance. This position will require a high degree of independent judgment and initiative, physical labor, knowledge of a wide range of tools and specialty equipment, and a current Idaho Driver’s license. A full job description and application form is available at: Riggins City Hall, 126 North Main, Riggins, Idaho; by e-mail at rigginscity@gmail.com ; or on the City of Riggins website: www.rigginsidaho.org . Salary will be dependent on experience and current Water/Wastewater licenses. The City of Riggins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator | Star Sewer & Water District

Star Sewer & Water District

PO Box 400

Star, ID, 83669

Office Phone: 208-286-7388

Email: testrada@starswd.com

The Position:
SSWD is looking to fill our Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position with a current Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses licensed Wastewater Operator Treatment – Class III. Applicants that possess a class II wastewater operator treatment license will be considered if you can demonstrate the ability to qualify and obtain a class III wastewater operator treatment license with one year.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary for a class III operator successful applicant will begin at $23.00 per hour. Salary for a well-qualified class II operator will start at $21.00.
Benefits included medical, dental, and vision insurance and a Health Savings Account. SSWD belongs to the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, the appropriate amounts are deducted/contributed accordingly. 12 hours per month are given and accrued for all personal time off. Required shirts, pants and boots are provided.

Requirements: Please see the Job Description (Below) for a full list of requirements, duties, and responsibilities.
It is essential that the person in this position be able to respond to emergency situations at lift stations and treatment plant within 30 minutes after notification. And have the ability to provide phone support and trouble shooting help for operators during normal working hours and after hours should the need arise.
A person in this position is expected to have a high degree of desire and ability to advance within the organization and assume the level of responsibility that comes with that advancement.

Why work for Star Sewer & Water District:
While Star is a fast-growing community it is still “small town” and has all the benefits of the small-town community atmosphere.
Star has a new middle school and will soon have a new elementary and high school.
SSWD’s wastewater treatment facility is state-of-the-art and is expanding and continuing to stay on the cutting edge of treatment technologies.
Our pay and benefits package are competitive and generous.
We also pay for continued education with raises for those individuals who successfully obtain a higher-class license for wastewater treatment, collections, water treatment, and distribution licenses.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for Star Sewer & Water District
Nature of the Work:
This is an advanced journey-level class in the Plant Operator position. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the Star Sewer & Water District by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned, including performing limited supervisory activities and participating in developing goals and procedures for wastewater treatment activities. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and have the appropriate certification.
Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations and all collections systems as well as compliance with state and federal regulations. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager, subject to review through daily varied communications, reports and results achieved.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform assigned treatment plant rounds; inspect, monitor, sample, troubleshoot, performance test and document plant processes by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, graphs, online analyzers, computer screens, meters, HMI & SCADA systems and other instrumentation and/or direct as necessary to plant operators under the Class III Wastewater treatment Plant Operator all of the above mentioned duties to maintain compliance with federal/state NPDES/IPDES permit regulations.
Install, maintain, repair, modify, troubleshoot and service plant operations machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, meters, tanks, reservoirs, feeders, and online analyzers; change lubrications.
Collect and document liquid and solid samples and perform a variety of routine wastewater quality laboratory tests, work closely with the laboratory on testing processes, monitor laboratory results as required by federal/state NPDES/IPDES permit regulations.
Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, painting and repairing plant facilities; perform various grounds maintenance duties as required.
Operate a variety of heavy equipment including backhoes, loaders, tractors with integrated tool carriers, forklifts, truck mounted cranes, and man-lifts.
As assigned, participate in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area.
Conduct tours for the general public, schools, and District staff as necessary.
Participate in the development of goals and procedures for water or wastewater treatment activities; gather and analyze data; develop a variety of reports.
Work with a variety of vendors, outside contractors and the general public on water or wastewater activities; answer questions and resolve conflicts.
Possess the ability to operate, maintain, and repair all components of the wastewater treatment plant and lifts stations.
During the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager absence, act as the representative to the public, and to the District’s engineers, contractors, and vendors.
On call to respond to emergencies at plant and all related facilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Conduct necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant, lift stations, and domestic wells on a rotating basis.

In addition to the above duties, incumbents in Plant Operator III positions may perform the following duties:
Maintain open communications with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager and Operations Supervisor regarding the treatment processes and lift stations operation and any malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repair and improvements to those systems. This cannot be over stated!
Provide supervision and training to assigned personnel; assign tasks and projects to plant operations staff; train staff in appropriate treatment methods and techniques; schedule staff to ensure proper plant coverage.
Participate in establishing schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate supervisory and/or management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of water or wastewater treatment plant operations. Operating principles of plant equipment such as valves, pumps and motors. Methods and techniques of maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting water or wastewater plant equipment and processes. Standard principles of the natural sciences including chemistry and biology. Basic mathematical principles. Laboratory analysis techniques and health standards for water or wastewater.
Operational and safety regulations pertaining to water or wastewater treatment plant operations and vehicle and equipment usage.
Water or wastewater treatment chemicals used within the plant and their safe use and application.
Sampling methods and techniques, “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands” techniques are needed for all metals and part “B”, and “D” testing as required by NPDES/IPDES permit regulations.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to water or wastewater treatment.
In addition to the above, incumbents in Plant Operator III positions require knowledge of: Principles of lead supervision and training.
Ability to:
Operate and monitor water or wastewater treatment plant equipment.
Read, interpret and calibrate gauges and other recording devices related to water or wastewater treatment plant operations.
Take liquid and solid samples and perform routine laboratory tests.
Diagnose operating problems and take effective courses of action.
Make independent technical decisions to maintain proper treatment process.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maintain pertinent records and compile data into written reports.
Perform routine to difficult maintenance, repairs and installations to plant equipment such as pumps, valves, and electronic monitoring devices.
Read, interpret and understand technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, schematics, and diagrams. Perform heavy manual labor.
Schedule maintenance and repair of water or wastewater treatment plants.
Logically solve problems.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
In addition to the above, incumbents in Plant Operator III positions require the ability to:
Assign tasks and special projects to lower level plant operations staff.
Lead and train lower level plant operations staff.
Be proficient in HMI and SCADA systems. Basic understanding of programing for SCADA/PLC’s will be especially helpful.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water or wastewater treatment plant operations.
Experience:
Experience commensurate with each grade level of certification as required by the State of Idaho, which includes some course work in the area of assignment.
License and Certificate:
Possession of a Grade II, or III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
If only possessing a grade II license, you must have the ability and successfully obtain a grade III license within 1 year.
At a minimum, you must be in possession of a valid Class D Idaho driver license. A class B CDL is required for operation of trucks with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more. The class B CDL is required with 18 months of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

Environment:

Treatment plant environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, solvents, electrical energy, toxic materials, hazardous chemicals and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or with water and/or wastewater in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.
Physical:
Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting; standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and operating motorized equipment
Vision:
See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.
Hearing:
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

 


Public Works Director | Brian Head Town, UT

About the Position:
The Public Works Director oversees streets, parks, trails, water, wastewater, solid waste and recycling operations and projects, in addition to supervising contract building inspection and engineering work. The incumbent will report directly to the Town Manager while managing a staff of five full-time regular employees and three part-time employees. The position is responsible for a total budget of about $3.7 M. A copy of the full job description may be obtained on the Town’s website (brianheadtown.utah.gov).

Ideal Candidate:
Brian Head Town strives to provide quality of service befitting a resort commu-nity while keeping the tax burden on property owners modest. This requires a firm commitment to efficiency, creativity, and accountability. The ideal candi-date will think strategically and clearly link all efforts and expenditures of the Public Works Department back to broader organizational goals and strategies. Effective leadership and a capacity for inspiring department staff to embrace the vision is a must, as is a disposition for straight talk and holding yourself and members of the department and the organization accountable. Must also be comfortable operating under the leadership of a Town Manager and Town Council who value open communication and dialogue regarding the operations of the department.
Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field and five to seven (5-7) years of experience in a public works or construction , at least three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Additional years of experience may be substituted for education.

Compensation:
The designated pay range for the position is $75,000 – $105,000. Starting pay is not expected to exceed $85,000. The Town will also pay 100% of family health insurance premiums (a $15,000 value). The health plan has a $2,500/$5,000 (single/family) deductible after which medical costs are covered 100%. The Town will also contribute $3,600 to a health savings account to help cover the deductible. In other words, it’s an excellent health plan. Additionally, Town employees are eligible for Utah Retirement Systems retirement plans, for which the Town pays 18% of the employee’s salary at no cost to the employee. The Town will also match up to 1.5% in a 401(k). Other benefits include dental, vision, and life insurance.

How to Apply
For more information on this opportunity, please visit the Town website (brianheadtown.utah.gov) or contact:
Cecilia Johnson
cajohnson@bhtown.utah.gov
435-677-2029
Interested candidates should send a resume and references to Cecilia Johnson at the email address listed above by May 11, 2018. Interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter with a goal of filling the position in June.


Wastewater/Water Operator | North Kootenai Water & Sewer District

North Kootenai Water & Sewer District seeks a qualified wastewater/water system operator.

Minimum experience: 5 years of public wastewater and/or water system field operation.

Must possess IBOL wastewater treatment and collection I and desired water distribution I or treatment I licenses.

Competitive salary and benefits.

Applications available at www.nkwsd.com or at 13649 N Meyer Rd. Rathdrum, ID.


Public Works Operator | City of Council

Class Summary/Primary Function

The principal function of an employee in this class is to operate equipment and perform skilled maintenance and service work on City utility service lines and systems, streets and public areas and facilities. A Public Works Operator may be assigned to specific areas such as water, sewer, streets, or be given specific maintenance assignments. This position is a fully skilled journey level job where the employee can operate numerous pieces of equipment, perform work with minimal supervision and maintain the required certifications or skills for the assigned job.  Work is performed under the direction of the Public Works Supervisor.  The principal duties of this class are performed in a shop and outdoor environment that may involve inclement weather and potential personal hazards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties will vary depending on assignment and therefore the following list is illustrative only)

  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, sampling and performing repair work on water distribution and sewer collection systems, including water mains, service connections, meters, meter boxes. valves, culverts and other systems;
  • Cleaning, flushing and cleaning valves and lines;
  • Monitoring and repairing wells and pumps, booster pumps, checking tank levels and facilities; performing backfilling projects;
  • Shutting off water when necessary; reading water meters when requested;
  • Operating light and heavy equipment to assist in patching streets and roads and performing various road construction projects;
  • Locating and marking utility lines, including water and sewer, prior to excavation;
  • Monitoring and logging of plant and system operations; finding, troubleshooting and repairing facility problems; maintaining necessary records;
  • Operating a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, tractor mowers, dump trucks, front end loaders and attachments, sweepers, backhoes, snow removal vehicles, graders, and related equipment;
  • Operating a variety of hand tools and power equipment including but not limited to jackhammers, electrical testing equipment, metal detector, welder, hand held meter data collection device as needed;
  • Grading and watering roads; repairing and replacing street signs;
  • Removing snow from streets, sidewalks, parking lots and other public areas; removing debris and other safety hazards from streets, curbs, storm drains, alleys and adjacent public areas;
  • Placing work zone traffic control devices and performing flagging duties;
  • Reforming routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment and maintaining service and maintenance records;
  • Responding to emergency situations such as system breaks or blockages, including locating affected areas, traffic control, erection of safety barricades and notification of affected users;
  • Performing installation and repair work including digging and backfilling trenches, installing and repairing pipelines, including cutting, tapping, threading and making joint connections on copper, plastic and other pipe material;
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, the general public, and other individuals or groups encountered through this position.
  • Performing all duties with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
  • Providing information and answers inquiries from the public;
  • Providing assistance and expertise to other City departments, agencies, and staff.
  • Performing all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies, procedures and safety practices.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Classification Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, equipment, tools and standard practices for the installation, operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of assigned area which may include one or more of the following: water distribution, water collection, wastewater collection, street construction, or other systems;
  • Federal (OSHA) and state regulations and City policies regarding safety training and safe work practices;
  • Methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of snow removal, sanding, and de-icing;
  • Heavy and construction equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
  • Customer service principles and procedures;
  • Federal, state, local, and other applicable traffic and safety laws, regulations, ordinances, and codes.

Ability to:

  • Independently operate and maintain water, wastewater, and street construction systems;
  • Operate a variety of light and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, dump trucks, bobcats, loaders, pavers, rollers, snow plowing and sanding, and related equipment as assigned;
  • Adhere to City, State and federal safety requirements and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with supervisor, co-workers, city officials, city employees, and the public.
  • Read and interpret system maps and diagrams and technical and operational manuals;
  • Read and interpret meters and testing equipment;
  • Exercise sound judgment and generate workable solutions in problem situations.
  • Produce and maintain accurate and legible reports and documents.
  • Communicate effectively in orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Analyze and appropriately solve problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and
  • Two (2) years water or wastewater treatment systems experience and Idaho Class I Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License preferred; or
  • Applicants that are not certified will be considered; however, license requirements must be achieved within 2 years of employment start date to retain employment.
  • Demonstrated skill in operating a variety of light and heavy equipment; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this job.

Special Qualifications

  • Idaho driver’s license with Class B CDL;
  • Additional certifications may be required depending on assignment.

Essential Physical Abilities

An employee in this class should have sufficient physical and mental capability, with or without reasonable accommodation to:

  • Listen and respond to voice instructions; to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in a field environment; to discern and give verbal instructions;
  • View and review a wide variety of written and electronic materials, to operate computer and related office equipment; to observe and analyze water, wastewater, and streets systems and operations; and to operate power and hand tools, and heavy or light equipment;
  • Perform essential job functions in shop or field setting that may require lifting/moving 50 lbs., bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, stretching and other physical exertions including performing tasks involving hand/wrist/arm movements, all in inclement weather conditions and with exposure to personal hazards.

Salary and Benefits – The salary range for this position is $13.00 – $19.00 per hour. Salary will be determined at time of a conditional offer and will be based on applicant’s education, qualifications, and prior and/or related experience.  The City provides an excellent benefits package, including the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI); vacation, holiday and sick leave; health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

The City of Council is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.


Water Treatment Operator | City of Weiser

 JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Water Department Operator position involves the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City Drinking Water Plant and Water Distribution System. This position involves working with utility workers in the operation of equipment and performing labor tasks in all phases of departmental work. Duties include daily inspection of all Water Plant processes and Distribution system facilities, including pumping stations, reservoirs, and equipment. This position also involves interacting with the public in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints and service. The Water Operator position is on a 24/7 rotating “on call” schedule. Departmental policies and instruction regarding work performed and desired results are received from the Water Department Superintendent and Lead Operator.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • This position has a (1) year introductory period
  • Must obtain a Class 1 Water Operator in Training license within (1) year introductory period.
  • Must Obtain a Class “B” CDL within (9) months of hire.
  • Physical ability to climb ladders/steps, lift 75 ponds, work in confined/restricted spaces, and work in inclement weather.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

  • Previous experience or licensure in the water treatment industry.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, equipment operation, maintenance, and appropriate safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of large and varied construction and excavation equipment.
  • Basic construction knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently or in a group of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and data sheets.
  • Ability to follow and communicate written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to effectively maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers, City officials, and members of the public.
  • Computer and math skills.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Ability to read electrical and water meters.

Application available at Weiser City Hall, 55 West Idaho St., Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 5 p.m. or the City of Weiser website www.cityofweiser.net. Please submit or send application/resume to The City of Weiser 55 West Idaho St. Weiser ID. 83672 on or before the closing date of March, 30 2018 at 5 p.m. The City of Weiser is an equal opportunity employer.


Class 1 Water Operations Specialist | City of Heyburn

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level, Para-professional and technical duties as needed to assure compliance with county, state and/or City of Heyburn codes and ordinances. Performs inspections as well as maintenance of city water delivery systems to residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Water Department Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide some general supervision to Department employees while in training or on a project-by-project basis under the supervision and the direction of the Water Department Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintains files on water standards tests, researches into problems; suggests solutions.

Helps to maintain the city’s water delivery systems ensuring that project improvements are planned for and implemented, repairs are performed as to city & state standards and are implemented in a timely manner.

Must pass drug testing requirements.

Must have experience with heavy equipment including backhoe experience. Comfortable working at heights including bucket truck.

Performs related or other duties as assigned including but not limited to: Walks or drives truck over established route and takes readings of meter dials. Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections. Indicates irregularities on forms for necessary action by servicing department. Verifies readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reasons for fluctuations. Turns service off for nonpayment of charges in vacant premises, or on for new occupants. Returns route book and/or hand-held meter reading devices to business office for billing purposes.

Ability to be ON CALL –  On Call is defined as such off-duty time when the employee is required to either carry a “cell phone” or stay near a phone and/or remain within the City and/or can respond for “return to work duties” within a 15-minute period of time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 1. Education and Experience:

a. High School Diploma

b. Hold a valid Water Distribution OIT license “or higher” with the ability to convert to Water Distribution Class 1 license within 6 months of date of hire. And be able to upgrade to a Class 2 water distribution license when eligible.

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A general working knowledge of municipal drinking water distribution systems and municipal irrigation delivery systems. Common construction methods and materials.

Familiarity with basic computer programs including Office, Word, Excel, and the internet.

Considerable Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public. Ability to work as a team member, work under stressful situations and make critical decisions.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Idaho Driver’s license.

Must hold a current State of Idaho Water Distribution OIT (Operator in training) license or above, can convert OIT to Water Distribution Class 1 license within 6 months of date of hire.

Current CDL Driver’s license with air breaks endorsement. (or ability to obtain one within 30 days of date of hire).

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require a variety of physical activities. Physical activity and demands are frequently related to walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, sitting, and reaching.  Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis with added ability to lift 100 lbs.at times. Willing to work in all types of weather conditions day or night if needed. Talking, hearing and seeing or other effective communication is essential to job performance.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking common to most job functions.  Frequent travel required in course of performing portions of job functions.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  City of Heyburn and/or the acting Dept. Head reserve the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

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Public Works Employee | City of Parma

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This position will be an entry level position. At the minimum, a high school diploma or similar General Education Degree is required.

This position will require a high degree of physical labor, knowledge of a wide range of tools and specialty equipment, and current Idaho Driver’s license with the understanding that an Idaho Commercial Driver’s License will also be needed.

The successful candidate will either hold or work towards a Wastewater Treatment 1 and Collections 1 certificates as well as Public Water System Treatment 1 and Distribution 2 Certificates. For more information regarding licenses, contact the Bureau of Occupational Licenses through the State of Idaho.

In addition, the successful candidate will assist in the maintenance of equipment and grounds related to the sewer and water departments, roads, parks, recreation (swimming pool), airport, and general shop maintenance. Also, the candidate will be required to be on call evenings for one week and one weekend every four weeks.

A major component of this job will be to learn and understand the location, reading, and maintenance of water meters.

Salary will be commissariat with experience and certificates already earned and held.

As part of the application process, please go to www.parmacity.net to download an application form. The application can be found under resources and forms.

The timeline for this position is as follows:

  • November 13: 2017 Position opens
  • December 8: Position closes
  • December 14 & 15, 2017: Interviews
  • January 2, 2018: Start Date
  • January 8: Approve new hire at Council meeting assuming negative drug test and background check.

Water/Wastewater Operator | City of Bonners Ferry

The City of Bonners Ferry seeks an individual to work as a water/waste water operator. All applicants must submit an application to the Job Service in Bonners Ferry to be considered for this position. The Job Service contact information is located at the end of this posting. The City of Bonners Ferry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Water/Waste Water Operator

Department: Water/Sewer Department

Opening Date: November 14, 2017

Close Date: December 15, 2017

Salary Range: $16.00/hr to $23.00/hr (Depending on experience, ability, and licensing held by successful applicant)

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operations, maintenance, repair, and general upkeep of water and wastewater facilities and equipment. The candidate will also need to be able to perform work safely, efficiently, and accurately, occasionally under adverse conditions. The candidate will be expected to exercise initiative and independent judgement both individually, and as part of a team. The position will also require holiday, emergency, and on-call work, as needed. While licensure is not required for this position, the successful applicant must be willing to obtain the following Idaho Bureau of Licensing certifications as soon as possible:

  1. Class II Water Distribution.
  2. Class II Water Treatment.
  3. Class II Wastewater Collection.
  4. Class II Wastewater Treatment.

Obtaining a Class I License for each category is a prerequisite for each Class II License listed above.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The operator will be required to operate a computer, calibrate and operate monitoring equipment such as pH and dissolved oxygen meters, etc.
  • Perform specialized skill and semi-skilled functions in the operation and general maintenance of the city’s water and waste water systems.
  • Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in the operations and maintenance of the facility which could include dump trucks, backhoe, loaders and / or other related equipment and tools.
  • Perform general maintenance (including weed control) and cleaning of the facilities (buildings), facility grounds, vehicles, equipment, and tools. And to bring faulty equipment to the attention of the superintendent.
  • Doing daily rounds and monitoring of the facility and keeping accurate records of the recorded data.
  • Monitoring schedule will require a certain amount of weekend sampling.
  • The operator will be required to follow all safety procedures and utilize the safety equipment to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Perform water treatment operation duties related to rapid sand filtration, coagulation optimization, chlorination, and clarification.
  • Perform wastewater treatment operation duties related to lagoon systems.
  • Perform all maintenance duties for sewer lift stations, water booster stations, water mains, and sewer mains.
  • Install new water services as well as construct new water mains, sewer mains, and other infrastructure as needed.
  • Assist with water meter reading as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or GED. Supplemented vocational/technical training in water and waste water treatment plant operations and equipment maintenance or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job is preferred but not required. A valid State of Idaho Driver’s License is required for this position and an Idaho CDL is required within 90 days of hire. The candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.

Bonners Ferry Job Service Contact Info:

6541 Main St., Suite 1
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-8521
Phone: (208) 267-5581
Fax: (208) 267-3797
Email: bonnersferrymail@labor.idaho.gov


Public Works Supervisor | City of Eagle Point

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR
City of Eagle Point, Oregon
$59,429 – $68,895 (salary under review)

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

Located ten miles northeast of Interstate 5 and just 8 minutes north of Medford, the City of Eagle Point has been one of the fastest growing communities in southern Oregon, with a current population of roughly 9,000.

Incorporated in 1911, the City of Eagle Point operates under a Council-Administrator form of government. The city is organized into three operating departments: Administration, Police, and Public Works. The Public Works Department includes Engineering, Parks & Facilities, Stormwater, Streets, and Water Distribution.

Working under the general direction of the Public Works Director, the Public Works Supervisor plans, develops, manages, directs, and implements the yearly maintenance and operations of the city’s water system, parks, streets, stormwater, vehicle/equipment maintenance, and city facilities. The Supervisor directs and supervises all of the Public Works staff, including the Lead Worker, Specialists, Technicians, Laborers, temporary staff, and at times contractors.

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. A minimum of 5 years of general construction/municipal experience with at least 3 years of lead/supervisory experience. Possession or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon Level II Water Distribution Operator Certificate, a valid Oregon Cross Connection Specialist Certificate, and a valid Oregon Commercial Driver License.

First review:  July 23, 2017 (open until filled).


Maintenance Operator | City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is recruiting a Maintenance Operator for the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is a full-time position and reports directly to the Water Division Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will be required to operate a variety of light- and heavy-duty equipment and perform miscellaneous labor duties for operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system and a water distribution system.

Qualified candidate should have a Class “A” Commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment. Candidate should also have a Class 1 Drinking Water Distribution Operator license through the Idaho Bureau of Occupational License or the ability to obtain the license by the first full year of employment.

Starting salary range is $19-22 per hour DOE with benefits.

Applications and a copy of the job description are available on links on the city’s web page and at Ketchum City Hall, 480 East. Ave., N. and can be viewed on the City’s web site. City of Ketchum main page. https://ketchumidaho.org/ Send resume and job application to P.O. box 2315 Ketchum, Idaho 83340 or email  hr@ketchumidaho.org  Open until filled.


Public Works Assistant Position | City of Elk River

The City of Elk River is accepting applications for a full time (32 hrs per wk) Public Works Position. Experience operating equipment needed. Experience doing street work, facility maintenance, repairs, and project work a plus. Equipment includes 966 loader, backhoe, grader, dump truck, mini excavator, gas powered sewer snakes, hand and power tools, saws and mowers. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and minimum GED. Applicants must be willing to train on drinking water and wastewater procedures and obtain drinking water and wastewater licenses for city facilities.

A complete job description, application and job requirement package is available at Elk River City Hall, P.O. Box H, 112 S. Second St., Elk River, Idaho 83827.  208-826-3209. Wage DOE.  Look for information on Facebook and at www.cityelkriver.org. Benefits include vacation leave, sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Accepting applications and resumes until position is filledEOE/ADA


Waste Water Operator – City of Fruitland

Applications will be accepted and may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office, Fruitland City Hall, 200 S Whitely Dr. / PO Box 324, Fruitland, ID 83619 or by down loading an application from the city’s website at www.fruitland.org. The City of Fruitland is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Tile: Waste Water Operator

Department: Waste Water Treatment

Opening Date:  April 10, 2017

Close Date:  April 24, 2017

Position Starts:  May 15, 2017

Salary Range: $19.00/hr to $21.00/hr (Dependent on experience and Waste Water License Level)

Job Summary: The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operations, maintenance, repair, and general upkeep of the city’s waste water treatment facility and equipment. The candidate will also need to be able to perform work safely, efficiently, and accurately, occasionally under adverse conditions. The candidate will be expected to exercise initiative and independent judgement both individually, and as part of a team. The position will also require possible callbacks as well as weekend or holiday emergency and on-call status.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The operator will be required to operate a computer, calibrate and operate waste water monitoring equipment such as pH and dissolved oxygen meters.
  • Preform specialized skill and semi-skilled functions in the operation and general maintenance of the city’s waste water system.
  • Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in the operations and maintenance of the facility which could include dump trucks, backhoe, loaders and / or other related equipment and tools.
  • Perform general maintenance (including weed control) and cleaning of the facilities (buildings), facility grounds, vehicles, equipment, and tools. And to bring faulty equipment to the attention of the superintendent.
  • Doing daily rounds and monitoring of the facility and keeping accurate records of the recorded data.
  • Work with and monitor local Industries. The monitoring schedule will require a certain amount of weekend sampling.
  • When required assist the superintendent by answering public questions or office phones.
  • The operator will be required to follow all safety procedures and utilize the safety equipment to ensure a safe working environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will need a high school diploma or GED. Supplemented vocational/technical training in waste water treatment plant operations and equipment maintenance or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job is preferred but not required. A valid State of Idaho Waste Water Treatment License (Collections System License would also be considered as experience) or an equivalent out of state license with Idaho reciprocity and a CDL is preferred but not required. In time the successful candidate will be required to study for and take the required state exams to achieve a Level III Waste Water Operation License for the State of Idaho. The candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.

The City of Fruitland, Idaho offers competitive salary and benefit package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Employee Assistance Program, Idaho PERSI, Vacation / Sick Leave, License renewal(s) and continuing education reimbursement policy.


Operations Lead

Water District 19 – Vashon Island First Review Date:
Friday, November 11, 2016 – 4:00pm

Job Status:
Open – Accepting applications, open until filled

SALARY:
$28.00 – $38.00 Hourly
$58,464 – $79,344 Annually

OPENING DATE:

10/24/2016

JOB SUMMARY:
As an Operations Lead you’ll be responsible for a variety utility operations management and inspection duties. Under the direction of the General Manager, the Operations Lead plans, directs, evaluates, oversees, organizes, manages, supervises and coordinates activities in the field relating to all aspects of water treatment, pumping, distribution, water quality, water meters, facilities, fleet, buildings and grounds. The Operations Lead is the “operator in responsible charge”.
The successful candidate for this position will supervise two full time Field Operations Technicians and will work cooperatively with District office staff. These positions generally work eight hours per day, five days per week and are on-call 24 hours a day one week out of every three. In addition, weekend work is required every third weekend for four hours per day to check status and collect samples.
May have direct onsite supervision of the activities of construction project inspector, consultant inspectors, interns, or other personnel as assigned.
WATER DISTRICT 19
The Water District 19 is a municipal corporation special purpose district that provides potable water to a community that includes 6.2 square miles of unincorporated Vashon Island in King County. The District incorporated in 1925 and is the largest water district on the island, serving the town core and the east central part of the island. Livability.com ranked Vashon number 30 on its ‘2016 Top 50 Best Places to Live’ in Washington State.
A COLLABORATIVE LEADER AND COMMUNICATOR
The ideal Operations Lead is a problem solver with the capability to look at how things operate and identify changes that can increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of operations and maintenance, will be a good communicator willing to listen to new ideas and concerns raised by management and direct reports, needs to have an encouraging personality type and willingly assists direct reports to develop and learn.
The Operations Lead needs to show leadership and be willing to raise issues and provide constructive feedback to all levels of the organization in a professional and productive manner. The successful candidate will be driven to get things done and capable of pulling people together to work toward common goals and objectives.
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A high school diploma. An Associate Degree in Waterworks is highly desirable.
Five or more years of related experience in water utility operations and supervision including both potable groundwater and surface water systems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of public waterworks.
Knowledge of practices, methods and standards applicable to the construction of drinking water systems.
Knowledge of applicable laws, standards, and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control.
Knowledge of project management skills and techniques.
Ability to interpret technical standards, construction drawings, plans, permit conditions and specifications.
Ability to understand and apply material and facility performance testing procedures and results.
Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection data, field note records, as-built drawings, reports, and other project documentation.
Ability to effectively communicate complex technical and procedural information, both orally and in writing, in a non-technical manner to a variety of stakeholders.
Ability to negotiate and problem solve with contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives and the general public.
Knowledge of environmental requirements and regulations relating to the construction of drinking water systems.
Work effectively and efficiently with limited supervision.
Possess a high level of discipline and integrity, and strong customer service skills.
Possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Own reliable transportation.
COMPENSATION AND HOW TO APPLY
The wage range for this position is $58,464 – $79,344 annually. The District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation.
An application and job description are available at www.water19.com. Your completed application, cover letter, and résumé must be returned by mail or personal delivery to: Water District 19 Attn: General Manager, PO Box T, Vashon, WA 98070, or by email to water19@water19.com. The deadline to be considered during the first review of applicants is 4:00p.m. on Friday, November 11,
2016. Failure to submit all required application materials shall lead to disqualification from the selection process.
This recruitment will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For questions or other information please contact Jeff Lakin, General Manager, at (206) 463-9007. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.


Wastewater Operator I

View the complete job description and apply online at https://id-jerome.civicplushrms.com/careers.


Location:
Wastewater Treatment Plant | Jerome, ID | Public Services-Wastewater
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $15.35 – $19.19
Details: Position closes on Wednesday, November 30. Please upload resume.
Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join an Award winning team! The Northwest Membrane Operator Association (NWMOA) “Plant of the Year” accolade is awarded to a treatment facility that employs a membrane based treatment process, exhibits an exemplary safety record, demonstrates a history of minimum and preferably no permit violations as recorded by the local regulating body, is consistently neat and clean in appearance with minimal impact for surrounding neighbors, and the plant is used for educating the public on environmental health. Through teamwork, proper operation and maintenance the aforementioned criteria was achieved and the City of Jerome was granted the award.
The City pays 100% of employee’s medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums. We offer a great Wellness Program that rewards you for exercising, nutrition and volunteering.

WOMEN, BILINGUAL AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

An Equal Opportunity Employer-Drug Free Workplace-Veteran preference

 

General Statement of Duties
The City of Jerome is a dynamic organization which positively affects our citizens every day. Every position within the City is expected to be a leader within our organization, as well as in our community. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to the everyday operations and some emergency operations within the Wastewater Department. Works on varied shifts including a rotating Emergency Response Operator (ERO) with Call Back status and must be able to respond within one hour to any service area.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only) Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to wastewater treatment systems.
  • Samples and analyzes influents and effluents as prescribed by analytical procedures established by supervisors and regulating agencies. Records test results and other pertinent data to identify variations in flow and water quality, and makes appropriate changes.
  • Maintains accurate records of process and lab results to ensure sample protocol and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures proper operation and control of assigned process area. Operates, monitors, and controls primary and secondary digesters, thickeners, classifiers, transfer pumps, gas boilers, bar screens, clarifiers, sludge pumps, blowers, aerators, control panels, sludge thickening and sludge de-watering equipment.
  • Uses equipment to evaluate plant mechanical operations to ensure automated systems are operating correctly, intervening as necessary.
  • Operates and adjusts controls on equipment, through use of systems to purify and clarify water, process or dispose of sewage, and generate power.
  • Inspects equipment and monitors operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements, detects malfunctions, and takes corrective action to ensure effective operation.
  • Performs preventative maintenance. Conducts routine inspections and troubleshoots equipment failures and identifies maintenance needs.
  • Initiates work orders and coordinates with maintenance staff on all repair and maintenance issues. Performs minor repairs of equipment as necessary to maintain operation.
  • Generates corrective maintenance work orders on equipment and machinery.
  • Adheres to and complies with all state, federal, and local regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to safe work practices and all operation and maintenance duties.
  • All other duties as assigned.
    Professionalism & Communication
  • Attends department meetings and communicates regularly with the Supervisors and co-workers.
  • Maintains a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • Provides timely, respectful and thorough customer service.
  • Communicates daily with cross-functional teams regarding issues, events, and updates.
  • Maintains a proper professional image and generates positive public image.
  • Expected to be a leader within the organization as well as in our community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude preferred, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
  • Must have ability to operate Computer Maintenance Management System (software).
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Working knowledge of city collection system network, line and manhole locations; hazards and precautions associated with trench work and sewer line construction;
  • Basic hand and power tools required to install and maintain pipe line; traffic control layout; operation and maintenance of sewer cleaning and televising equipment; typical water and sewer line problems;
  • Working knowledge of tools and equipment required to lay and repair sewer lines;
  • Working knowledge in use and care of required tools and equipment; city policies and procedures; laws, ordinances and regulations governing wastewater collection.
  • Some knowledge of basic bacteriology; basic automotive mechanics; hydraulics.

Acceptable Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in wastewater facility or experience with semi-skilled maintenance or construction tasks or;
  • An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skill and ability to meet the demands and requirements of the position.

Special Qualifications

  • Must possess a Wastewater I License at time of hire.
  • Must have Collections I License at time of hire or ability to acquire in 12 months of hire.
  • Must possess at least a valid Idaho Commercial driver’s license Class B or be able to obtain within 6 month.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • ‘The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. In the course of lifting, the employee may frequently be required to bend or squat.
  • The employee will be expected to preform work from an elevated position including climbing and working from ladders.
  • The Employee will be expected to work in confined spaces and must be able to wear appropriate equipment including belts and harnesses. The employee also must possess sufficient physical and mental ability to withstand a confined environment.
  • Employee may frequently be exposed to untreated wastewater (containing human waste). Employee must not have physical or mental barriers to performing these tasks; also employees will be requested to receive Hepatitis combination vaccinations for their protection.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must prove adequate dexterity to: manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

 

Additional Information

Selected candidate will be subject to a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post-offer job physical and will have a one-year introductory period.


Full-time Public Works Maintenance Position

The City of Kooskia is accepting applications for the immediate hire of a full-time Public Works Maintenance Position. Will perform a variety of manual labor duties of some difficulty which may involve the use of acquired skills. Will do related work as required and is “on call” every other weekend and Holidays. Starting wage DOE. Successful Applicant will have a High School diploma or equivalent and a current valid Driver’s License.  Application and a detailed Job Description is available at Kooskia City Hall, 26 S. Main Street, Kooskia, Idaho.  EEO and Drug Free Workplace.


Public Works Drinking Water & Waste Water Operator

The City of Elk River is accepting applications for a full time Public Works Drinking Water & Waste Water Operator. The position encompasses all aspects of city water and waste water operations. Assisting with equipment, street and facility maintenance, repairs, and project work.

Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.

Must have or willing to obtain Drinking Water Distribution Operator Class I License, Drinking Water Treatment Operator Class I License, Waste Water Treatment Lagoon License, and Waste Water Collection Operator Class I License.

Other desirable skills include ability to operate 966 loader, backhoe, grader, dump truck (CDL a plus), gas powered sewer snakes, hand and power tools, saws and mowers.

A minimum of 1 year experience needed.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.  The City will help train.

A complete job description, application and job requirement package is available at Elk River City Hall, PO Box H, 112 S. Second St., Elk River, Idaho 83827.  208-826-3209. Wage DOE.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Accepting applications and resumes until position is filledEOE/ADA


Wastewater Superintendent

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a well-spoken Wastewater Superintendent that understands the Wastewater Department is part of the overall City team. Partnership and collaboration with other departments is vital. The superintendent should be a positive and progressive leader that seeks innovation and creativity in operations of the WWTP as well as how customer service is provided to the community. This position requires a leader that can build and sustain a strong team and seeks to build up and support that team through general management, coaching, and professional development opportunities. The success of these employees means the City is successful on behalf of Coeur d’Alene residents. This person must be well versed in National Pollution Elimination Discharge System permitting in both Washington and Idaho. Technical analysis and writing ability is crucial.

 The superintendent supervises, manages, directs, plans, and organizes the wastewater utility including collection system, treatment plant, compost facility, industrial pre-treatment program, chemistry and microbiological laboratory and capital project management. This position also negotiates water quality issues with regulators and provides technical support for environmental review documents.  The position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in science, mechanical or civil engineering, or closely related field; and eight (8) years progressive experience in wastewater operations, design and construction with five (5) of those in a supervisory capacity; and three (3) years management experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training necessary to perform the work.

 

The job announcement & application are available on website, http://www.cdaid.org, or Human Resources, 710 E. Mullan, CDA, (208) 769-2205.  Application deadline is 5p.m. on February 17, 2017.  EOE (CLICK HERE) for more details.


Leak Detection Field Technician

General Description:

  • Provide leak detection and line locating services to clients. Looking for a mechanically oriented and highly motivated person to perform electronic leak detection and plumbing related repairs. Must be able to use mechanical tools, have excellent driving record, good writing and communication skills, with a minimum of a high school education.
  • Work outdoors.
  • Utilize your interest in mechanics and electronics.
  • Great earning potential.
  • Medical Benefits for Employee

Duties include:

  • Going to commercial and residential locations to perform leak detection, and may perform repair work.
  • Leak detection on underground piping systems inside and outside buildings, as well as in sewers, swimming pools and spas.
  • Various forms of electronic leak detection equipment are used on the job.
  • Advance training includes scuba certification, and mastering underground line tracking, video, ultrasonic, infrared and video technologies.

Qualifications include:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good DMV report
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be capable of moving or lifting up to 100 pounds.
  • Mechanical/electronics background is a plus.
  • Experience using power tools.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Neat professional appearance.
  • Good writing & verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Familiarity with leak detection or plumbing, and experience in pool and slab work helpful, but not mandatory.

Please apply to our job website at Indeed.com Leak Detection Field Technician Idaho


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