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Post date: Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:17pm
Company Name: City of Ithaca
Contact Name: Jennifer Greenawalt
Contact Phone: 607-274-6539
Contact Email: hrdept@cityofithaca.org
Contact Fax: 607-274-6574
Description:

JOB APPLICATIONS WANTED

TITLE:                        Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

LOCATION:              City of Ithaca - Wastewater Treatment Facility

SALARY:                   $64,861, with subsequent increases to $77,833        

The City of Ithaca values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and those with lived experiences.

This is the chief administrative, supervisory and technical position of the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, a 13.1 MGD, Type 4-A (105.3 score) activated sludge with tertiary phosphorus removal wastewater treatment plant.

Directing a staff of 17 operators, trainees, laboratory, and mechanical employees, the incumbent will operate and maintain a forward thinking, state of the art process which consistently meets or exceeds all environmental regulatory compliance standards.  The Chief Operator ensures an efficient and economical use of personnel, resources, energy, equipment, materials and supplies in projects that include co-generation, behind the meter battery storage, efforts in reclassifying biosolids and many other endeavors.  The position acts as the liaison to the various municipal officials, boards and committees responsible for joint ownership.  As such, having good public speaking skills is a must.

In addition to supervising daily operational activities, the incumbent will also oversee the administration of specialized programs, including industrial pretreatment, trucked waste, sludge disposal, chemical bulk storage, petroleum bulk storage, and anaerobic digestion.

The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works (Water and Sewer), with wide leeway allowed for planning work methods and dealing with emergency conditions.  The Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator must possess the required certificate for a Type 4-A plant which he or she supervises in accordance with the provisions of Part 650 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  For a Type 4 A activated sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant with a Plant Point Score of 76 points or greater:

A.  Either:

A Bachelor of Science degree from a duly accredited university or school. 

This degree is not restricted to an engineering or natural science major;

or A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a duly accredited university or school, with thirty (30) credit hours of math and/or science courses; or

An Associate in Applied Science degree from a duly accredited university or school in a NYSDEC approved curriculum and eighteen (18) months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant; or

An Associate in Applied Science degree from a duly accredited university or school and three (3) years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant; or

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (continued):

An Associate of Arts degree from a duly accredited university or school, with thirty (30) credit hours of math and/or science courses, plus three (3) years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant; or

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant; AND

Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of instruction approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation;

AND

Twenty-four (24) months of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant with a plant point score of 76 or greater.  [Note:  this experience is in addition to that required in Sections A(b), A(c), A(d) and A(e)];

AND

Five (5) years of full-time paid supervisory experience in a Type 4-A activated sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant, or its part-time paid equivalent.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a Grade 4-A certificate issued under the provisions of Part 650 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations at the time of appointment, and maintenance of said certificate for the duration of employment.

Possession of a valid driver license appropriate to the vehicles or equipment operated.  Said license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:  There are no residency requirements for this position.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS:  A civil service exam will be required at a later date.

APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED:

City of Ithaca application

Copy of high school and college transcripts Copy of valid driver license Copy of Grade 4-A NYS Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate

Applications must be received by the City of Ithaca Human Resources Department no later than 4:30 PM EST on the last filing date indicated below.

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online application program. We do not accept paper applications, faxed applications, e-mailed applications or photocopies of applications.

Submit required application materials by October 15, 2021:

City of Ithaca Human Resources Department Web site:  https://ithaca-portal.mycivilservice.com

The City of Ithaca is committed to Equity and Inclusion.  We encourage those with similar values to apply.

Re-Issued:  September 16, 2021

Post date: Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 10:11am
Company Name: City of Amsterdam
Contact Name: Kim Brumley
Contact Phone: 518-841-4308
Contact Email: kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov
Contact Fax:
Description:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic:

City of Amsterdam is seeking applicants for the position of Plant Mechanic at our Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Distinguishing Features include:

The work involves responsibility for the installation, maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery used in the operation of a municipal wastewater treatment plant and pumping stations associated with them on both and independent and team basis. The work performed under the general supervision of a higher-level wastewater department employee with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.

Typical Work Activities:

Installs, maintains, and performs skilled mechanical and electrical repairs either independently or on a team basis to equipment and machinery used in the operations of wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations including valves, gauges, motors, pumps, timers, switchers, relays and related automatic recorders

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must possess a minimum of either:

One (1) year of experience as a journey level plumber or Three (3) years of experience as a plumber's helper or other occupation performing skilled plumbing work or Three (3) years of experience as a journey level mechanic.

Salary $25.14 per hour/$52,299 per year.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and references to: Employee Relations, City of Amsterdam, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

kbrumley@amsterdamny.gov

 

Post date: Monday, August 23, 2021 - 2:53pm
Company Name: Village of Saugerties
Contact Name: Michael Hopf
Contact Phone: 845-246-8958
Contact Email: mhopf@villageofsaugerties.org
Contact Fax: 845-246-0887
Description:

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

The work involves the responsibility of operating and maintaining either a facility for employing the activated sludge process, or any similar process, including all modifications of a facility employing any biological, physical, or chemical treatment process other than activated sludge and the stabilization or oxidation pond processes depending on the municipality's plant type. Work is performed under the general supervision of a supervisor to ensure that the work meets standards. Does related work as required.

DUTIES:

Oversees the operation of a wastewater treatment plant to assure the most economical and efficient use of equipment and supplies on an assigned shift.

Operates incinerator, controlling feed rate, draft, temperature, shaft speed, ash removal and emissions. Performs laboratory tests for control of plant operations. Records readings of meters and gauges. Maintains inventory of bulk chemicals and other plant supplies. Monitors sludge deliveries from other municipalities. Starts and stops pumps, motors, air compressors, and related machinery and equipment. Makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment. Treats and disposes of sludge. Takes sample of sewage for testing.

Performs custodial duties in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of plant buildings and grounds. Keeps a log of plant operations and related records.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; working knowledge of the tools, equipment and terminology used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment systems; ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operations; ability to follow oral and written directions; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; mechanical aptitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalency. Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.

Special Requirement:

Applicants must possess a NYSDEC Grade 2 Wastewater Operators certification

SALARY:

$20 – 25 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Post date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 12:48pm
Company Name: City of Oneida
Contact Name: Beverly Aldridge
Contact Phone: 315-363-2022
Contact Email: baldridge@oneidacity.com
Contact Fax:
Description:

WATER SUPERINTENDENT for the City of Oneida

This position is a tested position in the competitive class. The salary is negotiable based on relative experience and education of the candiate chosen for the position. Please note that any incumbent in this position will be provisional and will be REQUIRED to take the Water Superintendent exam when it is next available. Incumbents in this position may be responsible for any of the following:

•           Plans and directs operation of City water treatment plants and pumping stations;

•           Supervises the maintenance of and repairs to water system facilities and equipment;

•           Plans and oversees extension, installation, repair, maintenance, and mapping of water distribution lines;

•           Supervises and coordinates water quality analyses;

•           Receives and responds to inquiries from City residents regarding water service;

•           Analyzes industrial and population trends, building activity, and potential fire protection needs in planning for present and future City water needs;

•           Purchases supplies and equipment needed for efficient and continuous treatment plant and system operation;

•           Prepares budget and water tax rate requests for the department;

•           Prepares, reviews, and administers water contracts with outside districts/municipalities;

•           Maintains records and prepares reports related to the work;

•           Supervises the metering, reading, and billing of customer accounts;

•           In the absence of the City Engineer, supervises all public works department personnel.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

1.         NYS Professional Engineer’s License; OR

2.         Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered 4-year college

or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Sanitary Engineering AND two (2) years of supervisory experience in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of a municipal water or waste water system.

Should you be interested, please fill out an application which is available in the lobby of City Hall, or request one from the Civil Service Office.

Applications must be turned into the Civil Service office by 4 PM on August 31, 2021 to be considered for this appointment.

 

Post date: Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:38am
Company Name: Village of Saugerties
Contact Name: Michael Hopf
Contact Phone: 845-246-8958
Contact Email: mhopf@villageofsaugerties.org
Contact Fax: 845-246-0887
Description:

Village of Saugerties - Wastewater Superintendent

The Village of Saugerties is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Wastewater Superintendent. The chosen candidate will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing overall compliance, operations, maintenance and department management at the Sewage Treatment Plant. In addition, the selected candidate will work closely with the Water Superintendent as back up for the Water Department.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess a NYSDEC Grade 2 Wastewater Operators certification and a NYSDOH Grade 2A Water Certification.  In addition, Applicants must have 2 Years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.

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

Duties

Oversees 5 Employees including scheduling, directing, delegating and managing.

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. Requisition’s chemical and supplies. Performs some routine maintenance functions.

Administers a preventative maintenance program.

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

Preparing an annual budget, writing purchase orders, financial tracking.

Planning for capital improvements.

In addition, the candidate should have the ability to lift heavy materials, be willing to respond to water / wastewater emergencies at all hours and be willing to work in all weather conditions.

Salary

Annual salary will be $62,00 to $68,000 based on qualifications and experience.

Post date: Friday, July 2, 2021 - 12:34pm
Company Name: Village of Whitney Point
Contact Name: Linda Murphy
Contact Phone: 607-692-4907
Contact Email: clerk@whitneypoint.org
Contact Fax: 607-692-2934
Description:

Village of Whitney Point:  Laborer - Full Time Position

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Performs routine maintenance on water system including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining waterlines, pumps, and other components of the water system.  Also performs routine maintenance on sewer system including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining sewer lines, pump stations, and other components of the sewer system. Position maintains and makes repairs to Village buildings, properties, and vehicles.  Must be on call due to the nature of the water and sewer system works and clearing streets. 

Performs routine physical work that requires physical endurance and a willingness to perform arduous tasks.

Position required to obtain water system operator certification C within one year. 

New York State Retirement and other benefits.

Full job classification and applications are available at the Village of Whitney Point Clerk’s Office at 2612 Liberty Street, Whitney Point, NY; M-F 9AM – 2PM or call the office at 607-692-4907.

Applications must be received by July 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

The Village of Whitney Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post date: Monday, June 28, 2021 - 8:55am
Company Name: Village of Lake George
Contact Name: Tim Shudt, Sr.
Contact Phone: 518-796-5542
Contact Email: lgwwtp@hotmail.com
Contact Fax:
Description:

Village of Lake George - Wastewater Operator/Trainee:

Year-round permanent position with benefits for Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Day shift, 40+hours, rotating on-call on weekends. This position is for a NY State grade 1 operator or trainee

Minimum requirements: Clean driver's license, High school diploma or equivalency, and 3 yrs experience at a WWTP facility or 5 yrs in a construction-related field. CDL a plus.

Pay commensurate with experience and certifications.

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Description:
Village of Lake George - Wastewater Treatment Plant Laborer/CDL Drivers:

Year-round permanent position with benefits for Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Day shift, 40+hours, rotating on-call on weekends.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalency and 3 yrs experience at a WWTP facility or 5 yrs in a construction-related field. CDL class B is strongly recommended.

Pay is commensurate with experience and certifications.

Post date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 11:00am
Company Name: Town of Rockland Water and Sewer Department
Contact Name: Robert Eggleton
Contact Phone: 845-439-5450 ex:102
Contact Email: supervisor@townofrocklandny.com
Contact Fax: 845-439-3775
Description:

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee Distinguishing Feature of the Class: This is a trainee position involving on-the-job training to become qualified as an operator of water and wastewater treatment plants.

While learning the duties and routines in the operation and maintenance of treatment plants, incumbents will assist in the actual day to day operation of the facility.  Work is preformed under immediate supervision of a certified operator.  Appointment is limited to one year during which time the trainee must satisfactorily complete requirements for appropriate New York State certification for the plants being operated pursuant to the provisions of 10NYCRR Part 5.4 and 6NYCRR Part 650.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs study and reading assignments, observes demonstrations and otherwise learns the techniques of operation and maintenance of a water and wastewater treatment plant; Learns and assists in the operation and adjustment of pumps, valves, screens and related mechanical equipment; Learns and assists in the inspection, maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, screen and related mechanical equipment; Learns and assists in the making of tests to determine chlorine residual; Cleans channels, screens, tanks and other equipment; Learns and assists in the preparation and maintenance of activity records and reports; Performs increasingly responsible duties as assigned in the operation and maintenance of a water and wastewater treatment plant.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

Familiarity with elementary principles of chemistry and general science; good general intelligence; good knowledge of basic mathematics; working knowledge of safety practices and procedures; mechanical aptitude; ability to learn principals and procedures relating to operation and maintenance of a water and wastewater treatment plant; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; dependability; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from high school or possession of a New York State high school equivalency diploma.  Heavy equipment experience and water/sewer license preferred.

Applications available on our website

https://www.townofrocklandny.com/employment/ or in person at The Town Hall 95 Main St., Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Post date: Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:49am
Company Name: City of Cohoes
Contact Name: Mayor Bill Keeler
Contact Phone: 518-233-2119
Contact Email: mayor@ci.cohoes.ny.us
Contact Fax: 518-233-2159
Description:

The City of Cohoes is seeking candidates to fill an opening at the Cohoes Water Treatment Plant (Water Treatment Plant Operator-Type A Plant with a minimum of a Grade II-A Certification). This is a Civil Service position and appointment is provisional pending examination by City of Cohoes Civil Service. Interested candidates can submit an application to Mayor Bill Keeler by email at mayor@ci.cohoes.ny.us by Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

General statement of duties and requirements for the WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR-TYPE A PLANT:

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position has responsibility during an assigned shift for the actual operation of a water treatment plant; this is routine but important work involving responsibility during a shift for the efficient operation and maintenance of a Type A Water Treatment Plant containing facilities for filtration with pretreatment or a chemical softening process. The work is performed under general supervision of an operator qualified to be in charge of the operation of the plant. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees in the performance of their assigned duties; does related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)

Operates pumps, valves, motors and related machinery and equipment; Performs maintenance work and makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment; Records readings of meters, gauges and scales; Supervises and participates in the regulation and adjustment of the chemical dosage and chlorinators and chemical feed machines to meet the specifications set by the laboratory personnel; Supervises and participates in the washing of filter beds, screens and settling basins; Takes samples of water for testing; Makes necessary tests for control of plant operations; Assists in the instruction of trainees; Supervises the work of laborers and other subordinate employees; Keeps a log of plant operations and related records; May perform custodial duties in connection with maintenance of buildings and grounds.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the practices used and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Type A Water Treatment Plant containing facilities for filtration with pretreatment or a chemical softening process; working knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as they relate to water purification; skill in 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 read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to deal effectively with others; mechanical aptitude; alertness and dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma; successful completion of appropriate level water treatment operator courses approved by the New York State Health Department; AND not less than one year of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a water treatment plant with facilities for filtration and pretreatment of chemical softening or any similar process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION: Type A Plant whose designated capacity exceeds 2.5 million gallons.

Eligibility for a Grade II-A certificate issued under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code. Possession of a certificate at the time of appointment.

Possess a valid NYS Drivers License.

 

Post date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 9:25am
Company Name: City of Beacon
Contact Name: Gina Basile
Contact Phone: 845-838-5038
Contact Email: gbasile@beaconny.gov
Contact Fax: 845-838-5043
Description:

The City of Beacon is seeking candidates for the Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Position.  This is a Civil Service position and appointment is provisional pending examination by Dutchess County Civil Service.

Salary is $95,000-$100,000 based on experience and level of certificate

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by NYSDEC at time of appointment and have the ability to acquire a 4A certificate after completing necessary required work experience.

Job Duties include:
1. Plans, schedules, assigns and reviews all lower level operators and personnel
2. Interviews prospective employees and makes hiring recommendations
3. Inspects plant facilities daily
4. Oversees treatment and disposal of sludge
5. Oversees the maintenance and repair of machinery
6. Confers with and delegates duties to all lower level plant operators relative to the operation and maintenance of the plant
7. Contacts representatives from Federal, State and local agencies as required including the Environmental Protection Agency and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
8. Prepares operating budget estimates relative to wastewater treatment plant

9. Creates a maintains a variety of records and reports
10. Prepares and submits all required forms, reports, and permits.

 

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