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Post date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 1:30pm
Company Name: City of Newburgh Water Department
Contact Name: Diane McGraw
Contact Phone: (845) 565-3356
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (845) 565-2537

Water Maintenance Mechanic

Permanent Full-Time Position

Non-Competitive Appointment (No exam required)

Starting Salary: $44,825       CSEA Benefits Apply

Preference in Appointment shall be given to City of Newburgh Residents


This is a broad class covering many types of recurring mechanical work involving responsibility for performing skilled trades or mechanical work and for supervising unskilled and semi-skilled workmen in a variety of water distribution equipment maintenance and repair. Knowledge of one or more trades is necessary. A Water Maintenance Mechanic utilizes the more skilled techniques for a considerable portion of his time. General instructions are received regarding routine jobs with detailed instructions on new, unusual or difficult assignments from water maintenance superiors. The work is performed under varying degrees of supervision depending upon the assignment, and may be reviewed by observation, periodic spot checks, in the process and upon completion of assignments. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)

Performs, skilled work in maintenance and repair operations of water distribution equipment; Installs and repairs water mains, valves, hydrants and meters; Supervises and schedules the work of subordinates; Supervises and participates in repair work done by street crews; May repair, rebuild and refinish water distribution equipment; Operates trucks, automobiles, back-hoes and other motorized equipment used in maintenance and repair operations; May take part in general grounds maintenance activities; May serve as general handyman performing a variety of skilled duties.


Thorough knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions used in water distribution systems; ability to follow oral and written directions; good eye and hand coordination; ability to get along well with others; mechanical aptitude; manual dexterity; reliability; good judgment; . Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years’ experience in one or more of the mechanical or construction trades, or in water system maintenance, treatment, repair or

related field experience. Possession of a valid NYS driver's license is also required throughout tenure.


Employee must earn a NYS Grade D Water System Certificate within one year of appointment date and possess valid certification throughout tenure. 

Submit resume to by June 21, 2019 


Post date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:11pm
Company Name: Village of Saranac Lake
Contact Name: Lidia C. O'Kelly
Contact Phone: (518)891-4150 ext. 237
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (518)891-1324

Description: Title: Superintendent of Public Works

Department: Department of Public Works (DPW)

Location: Village of Saranac Lake

Jurisdictional Class (Provisional): Competitive Class Appointment

Full Time: 40 hours per week

Application deadline: Until position is filled

Starting Annual Salary: Based on experience and qualifications

Posting date: May 9, 2019

Residency: Residency is waived



This position involves responsibility for the construction, maintenance and extension of streets and roads. In addition, a Superintendent of Public Works in specific villages may be responsible for one or more of the following municipal services or activities: water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, garbage collection and disposal and parks maintenance.

The work is performed under general supervision.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees engaged in public works activities.


A.    Plans, supervises and participates in the construction, extension and maintenance of streets, roads and sidewalks;

B.    Supervises the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and/or a wastewater treatment plant;

C.    Directs and assists in the removal of snow and ice from streets, roads and sidewalks;

D.    Oversees the repair and maintenance of village streets and sidewalks;

E.    Supervises routine maintenance of tools and equipment;

F.    Oversees the care and maintenance of parks, playgrounds and cemeteries;

G.    Discusses public works activities with the public;

H.    Makes recommendations to the Village Board regarding major projects and the need for materials, equipment and manpower;

I.    Keeps records of public works activities and prepares reports.




A.    Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks and related public works activities;

B.    Good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the village public works department;

C.    Good knowledge of the practices and equipment involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment and water treatment plants (when those duties and responsibilities are relevant to the position);

D.    Good knowledge of the maintenance and repair of motorized equipment;

E.    Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates;

F.    Ability to work from plans, specifications, and blueprints; initiative and resourcefulness; good judgment.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four years of experience in the construction and maintenance of streets or four years of experience in the operation of a water or wastewater treatment plant.


A.    Possession of the required certificate as issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 6 NYCRR Part 6501.11, appropriate to the plant at the time of appointment.

B.    Possession of the required certificate as issued by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection, under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code-Chapter 1, appropriate to the plant at the time of appointment.

C.    Possession of valid New York Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at time of appointment.

Generous benefits package including NYS Retirement System


1.    Please send a resume and application with references to:

      Village of Saranac Lake

      Attn: Payroll Department

      39 Main Street, Suite 9

      Saranac Lake, NY 12983

2.    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

3.    The Village will contact perspective applicants to schedule interviews; please do not call the office directly.


Post date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:45am
Company Name: Corning Community College
Contact Name: Nogaye Ka-Tandia
Contact Phone: 607-962-9391
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:



The work involves responsibility for the supervision of the complete and actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant.  The work is carried out in accordance with well-established and accepted operating procedures as well as strict guidelines and regulations as promulgated and monitored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and involves supervision of the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the plant; oversight or personal performance of testing and report preparation; and instruction and supervision of the work of operators, trainees, and other subordinate employees.  Work is performed under the general direction of the appointing authority with wide leeway allowed the incumbent for the exercise of independent judgment in the planning and carrying out of work methods and the details of tasks and assignments as well as in the handling of emergency conditions.  Direct supervision is exercised over the work of whatever subordinate employees are employed at the plant and could include operators, trainees, laboratory personnel, and mechanical and/or maintenance assistants.

   Does related work as required.

Essential Functions

Supervises the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies, and human resources; Makes daily inspection of plant and plant machinery; Makes or supervises necessary tests for control of plant operation; Supervises the treatment and disposal of sludge; Supervises the maintenance and repair of machinery; Assigns plant personnel to shifts; Instructs and supervises operators, trainees, and other subordinate employees; Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals, and equipment; Requisitions materials; Maintains records and prepares periodic reports on the operation of the plant; and Other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the operations, practices, and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a modern Wastewater Treatment Plant; Good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry, and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; Ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves, and related mechanical and electrical equipment; Ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; Good powers of observation; Manual dexterity; Mechanical aptitude; Alertness and dependability; Ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; Good powers of observation; Manual dexterity; Mechanical aptitude; Alertness and dependability; and Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma; and possession of the appropriate level NYS DEC Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator Certificate for the plant classification where employed.


Possession of the appropriate level NYS DMV Driver License is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout the time of service in the appointed classification.

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Post date: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:14am
Company Name: Village of Little Valley
Contact Name: Robert Young
Contact Phone: 716-938-9151
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 716-938-9154

The Village of Little Valley is accepting applications for a Full Time Chief Sewer Operator.


At the time of appointment, applicants must be currently certified as wastewater treatment plant operators by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.  This certification must be at or above the minimum level necessary as prescribed by law (as described in 6NYCRR Part 650 – Qualifications of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Plants) as a grade 2 operator with minimally certification at a grade 2 plant.  Appropriate certification must be maintained throughout employment.


Post date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
Company Name: Suez North America
Contact Name: Ritu Madan
Contact Phone: 201-750-5797
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Chief Plant Operator - SUEZ North America - West Nyack, New York

Leading the Resource Revolution

With more than 6,700 employees dedicated to leading the resource revolution and integrating environmental sustainability into every aspect of our business, SUEZ proudly serves over 6.4 million people across all 50 states and Canada. The Chief Plant Operator serves as Superintendent of Treatment and Supply for plant operations and is responsible for ensuring continuous supply of potable water. This role manages the workforce, consultants and contractors in order to ensure safe and efficient operation and compliance of the Lake Deforest Dam and Water Treatment Plant, outlying groundwater sources, boosters and storage tanks.

Suez Water New York (SWNY) services approximately 300,000 people throughout Rockland County and small portions of Orange and Putnam Counties. The system encompasses over 1,000 miles of mains and 6,000 hydrants. This position requires professionalism and independent judgment, as well as the ability to manage staff in a union environment. The successful candidate will develop and implement a vision and strategy for the production department in alignment with corporate and NY division operations.


•     Minimum 7 years of related experience in water utility operations; supervisory experience preferred

•     Both New York State 5A Commercial Pesticide Applicator and Water Treatment Plant Class IA-IB Operator certification or acquisition within one year of hire

•     Proficiency in MS Office Suite

•     Understanding of instrumentation, automation design, maintenance management systems, hydraulics, distribution systems and Graphic Information Systems (GIS)

•     Knowledge of water utility operations, maintenance and construction practices

•     Familiarity with regulatory compliance and related safety practices

•     Ability to interpret engineering plans and specifications

•     Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, management, organized labor groups, local and state agencies, local officials and customers, as well as negotiate with contractors/vendors

•     Ability to work on emergency stand-by (Emergency Supervisor)

About SUEZ North America

We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources are essential to our future. As the nation’s second largest environmental services firm, SUEZ North America supplies drinking water, wastewater and waste management solutions to 6.4 million people daily, and we are fiercely dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart resource management. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

For complete details and to apply, visit:   and search via requisition: 2886-110.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Post date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:11pm
Company Name: Bath Electric, Gas & Water Systems
Contact Name: Erin B. Bonacci
Contact Phone: 607-664-9103
Contact Fax:

Maintenance Person Position at Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems

Applicants must be knowledgeable in the installation, maintenance and repair of gas distribution systems, water supply, storage and distribution systems, sewer collection and conveyance systems; and general construction practices.

The selected candidate must submit to a complete background check, physical, and drug and alcohol testing before employment.

Compensation is $34,000 annually and the Village of Bath offers a competitive benefits package.

Applications for Employment (mandatory) and resumes (optional) will be received on an ongoing basis at the office of Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems, 7 South Avenue, Bath, New York 14810, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Please contact Erin B. Bonacci, Director of Municipal Utilities, at 607-664-9103 or with any questions.

Post date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:24am
Company Name: Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority
Contact Name: Bridget Barclay
Contact Phone: 845-486-3601
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-486-3656

The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Project Manager: Water and Wastewater for a county-wide authority.  This is a full–time professional position responsible for the development and oversight of municipal water and wastewater projects from initial conception to final completion. The Project Manager reports directly to the Executive Director, is part of the organization’s management team, and may supervise subordinate staff.  The position develops project performance criteria, budgets and schedules, prepares documents for procurement of professional consultants and contractors, and monitors projects, consultants and contractors for conformance to project cost, schedule and technical objectives.  The position will typically be responsible for multiple projects, and may perform small project design.    The Project Manager is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Authority’s five year capital plan.  This position interacts with the Operations Department in the defining of projects, obtaining input during the design phase of projects and coordinating construction and commissioning.  The position is also responsible for maintaining technical water and wastewater standards, and review of commercial and industrial service connections including water backflow prevention applications.

Minimum Qualifications: EITHER

Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering or closely related field and 5 years of post-degree experience in environmental or civil engineering,  project management or construction management, which involved significant responsibilities for the overall administration of projects; OR Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering or closely related field and 7 years work experience as described above.

Preference is given to candidates with 10 years’ experience in water and wastewater project management, construction oversight and facility planning.

Special Requirement: Possession of a license as a professional engineer in the State of New York at the time of appointment.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Starting salary depends on combination of education and years of related experience.  Permanent appointment to the position is subject to civil service examination.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority

1 Lagrange Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Or by Email to

Attn: Executive Director


Post date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Company Name: City of Amsterdam NY
Contact Name: Richard Miller
Contact Phone: 518-841-4331
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Chief Operator - Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Amsterdam NY is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Operator - Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Applicant must possess a Grade 4A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, six (6) years operating experience at a wastewater plant, two (2) years operating experience at an activated sludge plant, and a supervisory management.

Candidate must qualify through a Civil Service Examination.  Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and references on or before May 15, 2019 to: City Engineer, City of Amsterdam, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010

Post date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 3:42pm
Company Name: Village of Mexico
Contact Name: John Power
Contact Phone: 315-963-3853
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer Twenty Hours Per Week

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS The work involves responsibility for enforcing the provisions of local building and zoning laws and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. An employee in this class is responsible for enforcing standards for the condition, occupancy, maintenance, conservation, rehabilitation and renewal of existing building structures and premises and for the safeguarding of life and property therein and thereabout from the hazards of fire, explosion or release of toxic gases arising from the storage handling or use of combustible or hazardous substances, materials or devices. Work is performed under the general supervision of a town or village board or administrative official depending upon assignment, with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment only as permitted by the board or administrative official. In some towns or villages, general supervision may be exercised over a Deputy Codes Enforcement officer and/or a small number of clerical employees. Does related work as required.


Reviews, checks and passes on plans and specifications submitted with building permit applications for compliance with building code, the zoning ordinance and applicable laws prior to issuing permits.

Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction or repair for compliance with approved plans and specifications and all requirements of applicable ordinances and laws, including N.Y. State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

Issues building permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of occupancy upon application.

Explains the requirements of the local building code, local zoning ordinances and the N.Y. State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building code law and other applicable laws to building contractors and to the general public.

Provides for removal of illegal or unsafe conditions and secures the necessary safeguards during construction.

Orders unsafe conditions in existing structures to be removed and arranges for condemnation notices to owners and builders of improper or hazardous structures.

Inspects existing buildings and structures to insure their conformity with safety standards and eliminating of fire hazards.

May conduct investigation of source, origin, and circumstances of fires, and fire prevention code.

Investigates complaints and assists in prosecuting violation of the building and fire prevention code and zoning ordinances.

Prepares periodic reports and keeps related records and may supervise a small size staff.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of the requirements of the local and New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code and Zoning Code.

Good knowledge of practices, principles, materials and tools used in building construction.

Good knowledge of fire prevention practices and procedures.

Good knowledge of the building trades.

Ability to inspect buildings and enforce provisions of building and fire prevention codes.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, with building contractors and with the general public.

Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.

Ability to prepare written and oral reports and maintain detailed records.


Post date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 3:37pm
Company Name: Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board
Contact Name: Michele Cuevas
Contact Phone: 607-729-2975
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-729-3041


$62,000.00 - $69,316.00 PER YEAR


Send Resume/Cover Letter to: Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board

4480 Vestal Road

Vestal, NY 13850

Applications may be picked up at the facility or you may call Michele at 607-729-2975 ext. 24.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is skilled work in installing, maintaining and repairing a variety of electrical equipment at the Binghamton/Johnson City Wastewater Treatment Facility and its Terminal Pump Station. The work is performed under the supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. Incumbents of this position will make out work and time schedules, put together quote specifications, and purchase material and tools following the guidelines of the plants procurement policy.

The incumbent will supervise the plant Electrician and or helpers. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), pumps and generators as well as associated circuitry; installs, maintains and repairs electric fixtures, switches, lamps and calibrates electronic equipment; installs rigid conduit, pulls and splices wire on new and renovation projects; performs work on existing S.C.A.D.A. systems and associated Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s), power supplies and equipment; keeps accurate records of time and material used in electrical installations and repairs; may assist the painters, carpenters and plumbers in major department work projects; operates motor equipment in transporting equipment, tools and parts; supervises the plant electrician and or helpers; makes out work assignments, performs annual reviews and schedules time; designs new circuitry and projects within the scope of the Wastewater Treatment Plant; assists electrical engineers in detailing wiring configurations, as-built and interconnectivity with new and existing circuitry.


Good knowledge of the practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of the trade; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate and care for power equipment; willingness to work on departmental projects in other trades; willingness and ability to lead or supervise in work projects of department activities; ability to supervise and schedule subordinates; working knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); ability to work with Windows based software; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and Four (4) years verifiable experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment which will have included Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and windows based software.


Journeyman Electrician License in the City of Binghamton or Johnson City or the ability to pass the test within the probationary period. Possession of the appropriate level Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.