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Post date: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:40am
Company Name: Nalco, An Ecolab Company
Contact Name: Chris Klikuszowian
Contact Phone: 6303051306
Contact Email:
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O & M Technician II

Location: Lowville, NY

Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Plant Operator / O & M Technician for an industrial wastewater treatment facility using aerobic treatment processes in Lowville, NY.  In this role you will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the facility by playing a vital role to ensure water being treated is safe for the environment. We use cutting edge technology to provide the most effective and efficient treatment available.  This is your opportunity to join a large growing company offering benefits including healthcare, 401k, a pension plan and room for career development.

Territory/Location Information:  This position is based in a wastewater facility in Lowville, NY. There will be minimal travel in this position.

Main Responsibilities:

•Operating the plant within contractual constraints, discharge permit and directions from plant manager.

•Perform preventative & corrective maintenance.

•Take daily meter readings and make appropriate set point changes to maintain optimal performance of process.

•Collect samples; conduct analytical testing, lab analysis, and reporting.

•Updating plant manager daily on plant operations.

•General cleaning and upkeep of the facility.

•Using data collected in making process change decisions per established guidelines.

•Will work in a safe manner following corporate safety guidelines.

•Respond to off hour alarms and being on-call as scheduled.

Basic Qualifications:

•No immigration sponsorship offered for this role •High School diploma or GED •Able to perform mathematical calculations •History of working in a field that required autonomy and self-motivation •Ability to lift 50 lbs.

•Prior experience that required excellent communication skills •Prior experience that required excellent organizational skills •Prior experience that demonstrates a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task

Preferred Qualifications:

•5+ years working in an industrial or municipal wastewater treatment plant.

•Prior experience performing basic process and maintenance troubleshooting •Strong mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical & instrumentation aptitude.

•Working knowledge of wastewater treatment systems and related processes •Practical computer application literacy (including Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn internal business systems) •Waste Water License – NYS issued •Setup permanent residence within 15 minutes of site

Post date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 11:05am
Company Name: NYC Environmental Protection
Contact Name: James Fitzsimmons, P.E
Contact Phone: 845-657-6155
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The Bureau of Water Supply, Engineering & Construction Division, seeks to hire an Associate Project Manager (APM) Level I for a position at a facility located in Downsville, New York, approximately 135 miles northwest of New York City. This position will serve as the Bureau’s Dam Safety Coordinator. The Bureau of Water Supply’s Engineering & Construction Division administers a Dam Safety Program responsible for the oversight of the dams and dikes of the NYC Water Supply as well as the oversight of other City owned small dams in the NYC Watershed. The Dam Safety Coordinator will perform engineering work in connection with the Dam Safety Program. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

• Perform data acquisition and compilation to support regular updates of the Emergency Action Plans. Organizes public orientation meetings.

• Conduct field reconnaissance including reports, measurements and photographic documentation to support Small Dams Program.

• Performs dam inspections, gathers field data, calibrates field instruments (e.g. piezometers, inclinometers and data loggers), downloads data from field instruments, works with and manages databases and spreadsheets and analyzes data to support Dam Safety program engineering activities including dam safety instrumentation program, maintenance work order tracking program and other projects and programs.

• Support Job Order Contracting projects for the Dan Safety Program and Water Operations including preparation of detailed scopes of work, plans, specifications and estimates; meets with contractors; inspections of projects; and completion of management reports for projects of small and moderate size and complexity.

• Assist Dam Safety Engineer in the oversight of the design and construction of large capital projects including meetings, design reviews and inspections of work.

• Becomes familiar with environmental regulations associated with the Dam Safety program.

How To Apply:

Candidates may apply through the NYC Careers portal by clicking the link below

Post date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:48am
Company Name: Westchester Joint Water Works
Contact Name: David Birdsall
Contact Phone: 9146983500
Contact Email:
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MANAGER--- Westchester Joint Water Works, Mamaroneck, New York

The Westchester Joint Water Works seeks applications for the position of Manager to oversee the daily administration, managerial and technical operation of its public water supply system for approximately 14,500 retail and two wholesale customers.

The position is responsible for the overall operation of the water system’s intake, treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, transmission lines, mains, valves, meters and other related structures as well has SCADA, telemetry and billing systems. Responsibilities include planning, budgeting, establishment of policy, water rate setting, capital projects forecasting, financial planning and supervision of administrative, operational, field and engineering staff as well as directing the work of outside consultants.

Applicants should have at least ten (10) years of water and/or wastewater utility management and operating experience, be experienced in dealing with the general public and regulatory agencies and also be familiar with working in a collective bargaining environment.

Applicants must possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license.

This is a Westchester County Civil Service Competitive Position: Job Class

Code: 0599

Interested and qualified individuals should submit a resume and salary requirements by July 14, 2017 to Guy Parisi, Esq. at  All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

Post date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:54pm
Company Name: Town Of Rosendale Water-Sewer District
Contact Name: Terry Johnson
Contact Phone: 845-658-3159
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-658-8744

WATER/ WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEE This Job is for 28 Hours per week and incl. 6 hours of weekend work (Mandatory)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for learning and performing duties in the operation of both a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment plant.  This is a traineeship position in which appointees receive formal classroom training and on the job experience in the operation (depending on the types of plants used by a municipality) of a water and wastewater treatment plant.  Trainees are advanced to an appropriate Water/ Wastewater Operator title without further examination upon satisfactory completion of certificate requirements appropriate to the plants being operated as established for water treatment plant operators by the New York State Department of Health, and for wastewater treatment plant operators by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of an appropriately certified operator.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate employees.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: The typical work activities listed below, while providing representative examples of the variety of work assignments in the title do not describe any individual position.  Incumbents in this title may perform some or all of the following, as well as other related activities not described:

Performs study and reading assignments, observes demonstrations and learns the techniques of operating and maintaining a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment plant;

Learns and performs the following:

Operates pumps, valves, motors, air compressors and related machinery and equipment;

Performs maintenance work and makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment;

Regulates and adjusts chlorinators;

Washes filter beds and settling basins;

Takes samples of water for testing;

Makes necessary tests for control of plant operation;

Records readings from meters and gauges;

Treats and disposes of sludge;

Adds chlorine to wastewater;

Takes samples of wastewater for testing;

May supervise the work of subordinate employees;

Assists in the training of new employees;

Keeps a log of plant operations and related records;

Performs various grounds keeping and system maintenance duties such as those of a Water/ Wastewater Maintenance Worker.


Depending on assignment, good knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant; depending on assignment, good knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; working knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; working knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to water purification; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves, and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; mechanical aptitude; alertness and dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Post date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:55pm
Company Name: Development Authority of the North Country
Contact Name: Terri Belden
Contact Phone: 315-661-3216
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-661-3211

Water Quality Supervisor

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) seeks applicants for a Water Quality Supervisor. DANC is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the mid-1980s. Since its establishment, DANC has constructed regional water and sewer utilities, a solid waste management facility, and an open access telecommunication network. In addition to owning/operating these facilities, DANC administers housing and economic development programs and provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities in Jefferson, Lewis and St.

Lawrence Counties.  DANC is seeking a Water Quality Supervisor to provide management services of wastewater treatment facilities in Jefferson County.

Duties will include: establishing written standard operating procedures; assisting with the direction of day-to-day operations including the assignment of work, ordering of parts and supplies; scheduling of maintenance; monitoring operations, assessing problems, diagnosing failures; developing spreadsheets to monitor plant performance; making process adjustments to keep facilities within permit limits and optimize operations; implementing safety programs in accordance with regulatory requirements; managing industrial pretreatment programs; implementing and maintaining a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to electronically track preventative maintenance and repair work orders; developing and updating capital plans and asset management plans; capital project implementation; preparing monthly reports and graphs to communicate to customers about plant performance/status of projects; completing periodic regulatory reports and permit renewals; coordination with engineers and customers to resolve problems; work may require irregular hours including attendance at evening board meetings and response during emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field, and supervisory experience in municipal wastewater and water facilities.  Candidates that have completed an Associate’s degree with exceptional experience will be considered. Advanced skills and technical knowledge of wastewater treatment attained by specialized courses and on-the-job training are required.  Grade IIIA Wastewater certification issued by the State of New York is required.

Minimum of five years directly related experience in wastewater treatment/operations is required, and at least two years in a supervisory role is recommended. Strong technical, supervisory, and written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency in MS Office applications required; prior experience with a CMMS beneficial.

The Development Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurances; and tuition reimbursement. Please submit cover letter, resume, application for employment, with the names of three professional references, and salary requirement to  Employment applications are available for download at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:50pm
Company Name: City of Newburgh
Contact Name: Jeanette Rodriguez Herrara
Contact Phone: (845) 569-7356
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (845) 569-7370

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Full Time Position

Provisional Appointment Pending Civil Service Exam Permanent Appointment Contingent on Promotional Results Starting Salary: $50,491.00 CSEA Benefits Apply Preference in appointment may be given to City of Newburgh Residents

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Has responsibility during an assigned shift for the actual operation of a water treatment plant. Does related work as required.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, completion of appropriate course of instruction approved by NYS Dept. of Health and one year of experience in the actual operation of a water treatment plant with facilities for filtration with pretreatment, or for chemical softening or any similar chemical process.  A copy of the certification must be submitted with application.


Possession of a NYS Grade II-A Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate at time of appointment and continuously throughout tenure.  Valid NYS Driver’s License throughout tenure also required.

Send Resume with cover letter via email to: Jeanette Rodriguez Herrera,  and Wayne Vradenburgh,

or via USPS to:  Civil Service Office, City Hall, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550

    Position Open Until Filled







Post date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:48pm
Company Name: City of Newburgh Water Department
Contact Name: Jeanette Rodriguez-Herrera
Contact Phone: (845) 569-7356
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (845) 569-7370


Provisional Civil Service Appointment Pending Civil Service Exam Salary Range: $73,192.00-$86,970.00 Excellent Benefit Package Preference in appointment may be given to City of Newburgh Residents

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Is responsible in command for the Newburgh Water Department; is responsible for the direct supervision of the distribution division or purification division of the Water Department as assigned by the Superintendent.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from High School, or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, possession of a New York State Grade IA Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License at time of appointment and throughout tenure and 1 year of management level supervisory experience and a valid NYS Driver’s License throughout tenure.


Possession of a NYS Grade D Distribution Certificate issued under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code within twelve months of appointment.  Possession of certification throughout tenure.


The Deputy Superintendent is second in command of the Water Department and in the absence of the Superintendent, assumes the complete responsibility of the Water Department.  This is a technical administrative position involving the exercise of authority delegated by the Superintendent.  In doing so, the Deputy must assume decision making responsibilities in developing policies and procedures, supervising personnel, budgeting, training and other administrative tasks necessary to carry out efficient operation of the Department.  Policies and procedures formulated by the Deputy are subject to review and approval by the Superintendent.  The Deputy works in accordance with the directives of the Superintendent in administering policies and procedures.  Must be available at all times for emergencies and repairs to the distribution system and/or purification plant.


•     Plans, coordinates and reviews the operations in accordance with the department policies;

•     Establishes budgetary needs;

•     Institutes, directs and may conduct training sessions for employees;

•     Schedules, assigns and directs duties of departmental units;

•     Supervises and recommends or assigns discipline of personnel;

•     Develops, conducts and supervises departmental projects and programs of a regular and special nature;

•     Directs or completes record keeping methods and procedures;

•     Conducts inspections to ensure proper use of departmental supplies, facilities  and equipment;

•     Aids in the development of favorable departmental public relations by meeting with individuals and groups to explain and interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures of water distribution and purification systems and operations;

•     Aids Superintendent in determining departmental goals and objectives and developing plans to meet them;

•     Does related work as required.

Send Resume with cover letter via email to: Jeanette Rodriquez-Herrera,  and Wayne Vradenburgh,
or via USPS to: Civil Service Office, City Hall, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550

   Position Open Until Filled


Post date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:28pm
Company Name: Village of Lake George
Contact Name: Tim Shudt
Contact Phone: 518-685-3228
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:


Full-time employment as Laborer at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Applicant should be able to perform semi-skilled maintenance and manual labor activities relating to operation and maintenance of a WWTF. Applicant should be able to follow oral and written direction, and work unsupervised. Ability to perform manual laborer Available on weekends and able to work overtime when required Salary is commensurate with experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  High school diploma or equivalency diploma, CDL is not required but is encouraged.  To apply send resume and salary history to:

Village of Lake George, 26 Old Post Road, Lake George, NY 12845

Post date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 8:16am
Company Name: Town of Niskayuna
Contact Name: Richard Pollock
Contact Phone: (518)386-4520
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (518)386-4592

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator: The Town of Niskayuna is seeking an operator for its Wastewater Plant.  Minimum qualifications include possession of a NYS DEC Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant operators'
license and graduation from high school or equivalency diploma.  See for more information.

Post date: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:41pm
Company Name: Village of Coxsackie
Contact Name: Nikki Bereznak
Contact Phone: 5187312718
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 5187312231


SALARY RANGE:  $48,000-$60,000 – commensurate with experience and certifications

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Has responsible charge of the water supply system; does related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is an important supervisory position involving responsibility for maintaining a continuous supply of water. Employees in this class lead in the construction, repair and maintenance of a water distribution system. The supervision of several laborers may be entailed. The work is performed under administrative direction. Immediate supervision is exercised over all activities of the department.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:      (Illustrative Only)

Makes frequent inspections of filter plant, equipment, and reservoirs in order to check operations and execute repairs; Takes water samples for bacteriological and chemical analysis; Oversees the repair of water mains, hydrants, meters, service pipes to consumers’ premises; Plans for future water supply, taking into consideration population increases, industrial conditions, and fire protection; Investigates major complaints regarding the operation of the department; Purchases repair parts and supplies; Maintains maps, blueprints and other departmental records; Trains employees in meter, main and service line repairs; Oversees the clerical and business management activities of the department; Directs water works construction projects; Reads meters, prepares and collects water bills; Coordinates bureau activities with the work of other public works departments and various outside agencies.

And other tasks as assigned by the Village Board.


Reasonably good knowledge of the principles of hydraulics as related to water distribution systems; Thorough knowledge of tools, equipment and terminology employed in water distribution systems; Ability to read meters and make simple computations; Ability to read blueprints; Ability to plan and lay out work of others; Ability to follow oral and written directions; Good physical condition.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Some experience in the operation and maintenance of a public water supply system or related activities part of which preferably may have been in a supervisory capacity, and completion of a standard high school course; or any equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work activities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS: Unless a provision is made by a municipality for an additional position of Filter Plant Operator, the possession of a valid certificate for the appropriate grade operator of a public water treatment and purification plant issued by the State of New York is required.