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Post date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:12pm
Company Name: City of Amsterdam
Contact Name: Kim Brumley
Contact Phone: 518-841-4308
Contact Email:
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The 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 to: Employee Relations, City of Amsterdam, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010


Post date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 8:45am
Company Name: Village of Dolgeville
Contact Name: Tammy L. Chmielewski
Contact Phone: 315-429-3112
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-429-3113

The Village of Dolgeville is accepting applications for the following position until October 18, 2019.

Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Type 3A Plant

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is a supervisory, administrative, and technical position involving responsibility for overseeing the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a Type 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant with facilities for the activated sludge process (including all modifications).  General direction is received from the appointing authority but wide leeway is allowed for planning work methods and dealing with emergency conditions.  Supervision is exercised over operators, trainees, laboratory personnel and mechanical and maintenance assistants.

Administrative duties include budget preparation, maintaining plant records, and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. The incumbent does related work as required.


•     Supervises the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies, and manpower;

•     Schedules and assigns shift duties;

•     Makes daily inspection of plant and plant machinery;

•     Makes or supervises necessary tests for control of plant operations;

•     Prepares monthly performance reports, including usage and projections;

•     Supervises the treatment and disposal of sludge;

•     Supervises the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment;

•     Assigns plant personnel to shifts;

•     Instructs and supervises operators, trainees and other subordinate employees;

•     Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals and equipment;

•     Requisitions materials for continuous plant operation;

•     Maintains records and prepares periodic reports on the operation of the plant;

•     Prepares and administers the annual plant budget;

•     Attends monthly and special meetings of the Herkimer Co Sewer Board;

•     Responds to public inquires and complaints.


Thorough knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Type 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant with facilities for the activated sludge process (including all modifications); good knowledge of the operations 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; good knowledge of budgetary procedures; 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; mechanical aptitude; alertness and dependability; ability to prepare statistical reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Must meet or exceed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation minimum educational and operating experience requirements in order to receive certification as a Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.


Possession of a current Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at the time of appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION Must be a legal resident of Herkimer County throughout the duration of appointment in accordance with New York State Public Officers Law.

Applications available at Village Hall – 41 North Main Street or on Village website @

Competitive Class

Adopted 09/27/1983

Revised 10/02/2012 PO  

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410,
or call (800) 
795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).


Post date: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:35pm
Company Name: City of Newburgh Water Department
Contact Name: Wayne R. Vradenburgh
Contact Phone: 845-565-3356
Contact Email:
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Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator 

Full-Time Position

Provisional Appointment (Pending civil service exam) Starting Salary: $64,216 CSEA Benefits Apply GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

This is an important administrative, supervisory and technical position involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a Type A Water  Treatment Plant containing facilities for filtration with various chemical treatment processes.  General direction is received from the Water Superintendent  but wide leeway is allowed  for planning work methods and dealing with emergency conditions. Supervision is exercised over Senior Operators, Operators, Trainees, Laboratory Personnel and Mechanical and Maintenance Assistants. 


A.    Possession of a Grade IA Water Treatment Plant Certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code and continuously throughout tenure; or; 

B.    Possession of Grade IIA Water Treatment Plant Certification issued under the provisions  of the New York State Sanitary Code and 10 years’ experience as a Water Treatment Plant Operator in a Type IA* Plant, and possession of a Grade IA Certification within 12 months of appointment and continuously throughout tenure. And; 

C.  Possession a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout tenure *

TYPE IA PLANT = Exceeds 2.5 million gallons per day capacity.


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

Send resume via email to by October 10, 2019


Issue Date: 9/23/19


Post date: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 9:51am
Company Name: Village of Saranac Lake
Contact Name: Lidia O'Kelly
Contact Phone: 518-891-4150
Contact Fax:

Description: Title: Public Works Supervisor

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

Hourly rate: $21.44

Posting date: August 30, 2019

Residency: Residency is waived


This position involves responsibility for the supervision and performance of duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of village streets, buildings and water and sewer systems.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works and/or the Chief Water and/or Wastewater Plant Operator with leeway allowed for planning work methods.  Supervision is exercised over a small number of subordinate employees.  The incumbent does related work as required.


A.    Supervises and participates in snow removal and the sweeping and sanding of streets;

B.    Supervises buildings and park and playground maintenance activities;

C.    Maintains records and prepares reports;

D.    Operate construction equipment as necessary;

E.    May supervise and participate in the construction, maintenance and repair of gravel, macadam, asphalt or concrete roads and parking lots;

F.    May supervise and participate in the excavation, laying and maintaining of water and sewer mains and lines, catch basins, siphons and pumps;

G.    May supervise and participate in maintaining water and/or wastewater treatment plants including distribution and collection lines;

H.    May supervise and participate in the making of taps on water and sewer mains for customer service and installing valves, gates and fire hydrants;

I.    May install, repairs and reset valves, meters, pumps and related water distribution and/or sewer collection equipment;

J.    May supervise and participate in the cleaning of ditches, culverts and basins.


A.    Good knowledge of the modern practices, methods and procedures used in the construction and maintenance of streets and water operation and sewer operation systems; good knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the  construction and maintenance of streets, and water and sewer systems;

B.    Ability to supervise the work of subordinates;

C.    Ability to read and interpret blueprints;

D.    Ability to prepare reports;

E.    Ability to follow oral and written directions;

F.    Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years of experience in the construction and maintenance of roads and/or in the maintenance of water operation and/or sewer operations systems.



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 HOW TO APPLY:

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, August 29, 2019 - 3:44pm
Company Name: Ontario County
Contact Name: William Wright
Contact Phone: 585-396-4000
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 585-396-4283

Supervisor, Bureau of Wastewater Management. Ontario County is seeking applicants to fill a full time position of Supervisor, Bureau of Wastewater Management in the Department of Public Works.

Salary $77,911/year.

The work involves responsibility for planning, organizing and directing the operations of County owned wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection systems. The work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works with wide leeway provided for the use of independent technical judgment. Supervision is exercised over all technical, maintenance, laboring and clerical personnel employed by the Bureau of Wastewater Management.

Send a completed application to:

Ontario County Department of Human Resources
3019 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Go to to apply.

Post date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 8:21am
Company Name: Cemco Water
Contact Name: Cody Barticciotto
Contact Phone: 845-878-9711
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-878-6578

We are looking for a Water Treatment Operator. Preferably with a Grade C or higher certification. Will train the right person. Clean license required. Compensation dependent on experience.
Please email resume to
Job is based in Dutchess County, work is preformed in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties.


Post date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:29am
Company Name: City of Watertown
Contact Name: Aaron Harvill
Contact Phone: 315-785-7845
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Supervisor The City of Watertown is seeking a full-time Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Supervisor.  Responsibilities may include supervising, directing, and performing the repair and maintenance of water plant equipment, as well as supervising and performing operational responsibilities.  Responsibilities include scheduling, assigning, and evaluating maintenance projects; overseeing the preventative maintenance program; ordering necessary materials and equipment; and performing installations, repairs, and maintenance of plant equipment.  The incumbent does related work as required.

Hourly rate $23.49 - $29.54.

The successful candidate must qualify for and pass a Civil Service examination.  Please visit the City’s website at for an application and complete job description with minimum qualifications.

Submit letter of interest, application and resume by 8/9/2019 to Amie McIntyre, City Hall, 245 Washington St. Room 201B, Watertown, NY  13601.  The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Post date: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 1:09pm
Company Name: Village of Fredonia, New York
Contact Name: Village Clerk
Contact Phone: 716-679-2307
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 716-679-3175

Chief Operator Wastewater Treatment, Grade 4A New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation and New York Water Environment Association Certification.


Village of Fredonia Wastewater Treatment Plant

4700 West Lake Road, Dunkirk, New York 14048 SPDES Permit NY0026409


Responsible for administration, operation and maintenance of entire plant.

Exercise direct authority over all plant functions and personnel, in accordance with approved policies and procedures, overseen by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Inspects plant regularly to determine efficiency of operation, cleanliness, safety and maintenance requirements. Develops plans and procedures to insure safe working conditions and efficient plant operations and maintenance. Recommends plant improvements and additions. Maintains records. Prepares operation reports and budget requests. Controls expenditure of budgeted funds and requests approval for major expenditures, if required.  Recommends specifications for major equipment and material purchases. Maintains effective communications and working relationships with employees, government officials and general public. Plans for future facility needs. Works with engineers and contractors on plant upgrades and improvements.

Makes operating decisions. Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent. Monitors gauges, meters and control panels. Observes variations in operating conditions, interprets meter and gauge readings and laboratory test results to determine processing requirements.

Extracts samples and performs routine laboratory analyses. Requisitions chemical and supplies. Performs some routine maintenance functions.

Prepares reports including, SPDES Operating reports, industrial surcharges, sewer districts, septic hauler charges and others.


Grade 4A Wastewater Operator, New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation and New York Water Environment Association Certification

Candidate should also be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word applications.

Post date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 2:04pm
Company Name: Village of Fredonia, NY
Contact Name: Christopher Surma
Contact Phone: 716-410-2141
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 716-679-2317

Chief Operator WWTP 4A NYSDOH Certified

Post date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:55pm
Company Name: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Contact Name: Nicole Hicks
Contact Phone: 518-473-2412
Contact Email:
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2 / SG-10 / $38,875 – $47,709                                               

WORK LOCATION: 1 Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY 14464

NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA, NU03 (Operational Services Unit)

JURISDICTIONAL CLASS: Non-Competitive, Item #2118



Under the general direction of the park managers for Hamlin Beach State Park, the incumbent will serve as a wastewater treatment plant chief operator and may supervise subordinate staff in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance activities.  Duties include but are not limited to: monitor computerized control panels, gauges, and flow meters diagnosing alarms; maintain influent screens, tanks, pumps and take samples of raw, and/or semi-treated wastewater as required by regulating agencies; perform standardized chemical tests, such as chlorine residual and dissolved oxygen calibration of on-site measuring devices and dosing systems; adjust valves, gates, pumps, and other equipment to regulate flow of influent through the treatment process; record samples taken, tests performed and results, and action taken to meet the requirements of the regulating agencies; compile reporting documentation to be submitted to regulating agencies, maintain inventory of equipment and requisition materials to ensure continuous plant operations, perform a variety of maintenance tasks in a wastewater treatment plant and the surrounding areas of the plant, such as removing and cleaning screens, filters, tanks and pumps and filters; may supervise wastewater treatment plant operators, and assist with semi-skilled trades staff performing maintenance activities. In addition, the incumbent will perform various other maintenance activities throughout the park as needed, including, but not limited to, minor electrical tasks (changing switches and light fixtures, light bulbs, breakers), minor plumbing work, operate power-driven machinery, painting and grounds maintenance. The incumbent will supervise seasonal employees performing park maintenance when needed. The incumbent will provide prompt, courteous and professional service to our patrons.


Possession of a 2A wastewater treatment plant certification is required.


•     Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.

•     The incumbent will be required to work a variable schedule including weekends, holidays, days and evenings, especially during peak operating season between April and October.

If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the agency’s operating needs, and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters or you can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at Please forward your application and resume to All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask or mandate in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.   If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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