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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:
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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: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:57pm
Company Name: Wastewater Operator Resume
Contact Phone: 518-567-1199
Contact Email:
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I have 10 years experience as a 2A Wastewater treatment operator at Columbia Greene Community College. I am looking for a small plant to operate in the following counties: Ulster, Dutchess, Greene or Columbia. 


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

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency


Post date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:49am
Company Name: Village of Skaneateles
Contact Name: Village Admin/Clerk-Treasurer Patty Couch
Contact Phone: 315-685-3440
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-685-0730

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator

The Village of Skaneateles is seeking applicants for Grade 2 Operator of its Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).  The successful candidate will be a self-directed individual proficient in the operations and regulatory/administrative management of the wastewater treatment plant and the potable water supply in the Village of Skaneateles.  This is a hands-on position.

Candidates should have strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.  Although Operator License is not required at the time of hire, the required licenses must be earned within one year.  Preference will be given to candidates who hold current licenses in wastewater and water supply.

Please forward your resume and salary requirements to the Village of Skaneateles, 26 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152 or email to

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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