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Post date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 2:47pm
Company Name: City of Newburgh Water Department
Contact Name: Audra Cox
Contact Phone: 845-569-7358
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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Water Department: Full Time Position

Competitive Appointment (Civil Service Exam required) CSEA Benefits Apply

Starting Salary:  $54,938

Has responsibility during an assigned shift for the actual operation of a water treatment plant.

Does related work as required.

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.

Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees in the performance of their assigned duties.

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;

•    Regulates and adjusts chlorinators;

•    Washes filter beds and settling basins;

•    Takes samples of water for testing;

•    Makes necessary tests for control of plant operation;

•    Assists in the instruction of Trainees;

•    Supervises the work of laborers and other subordinate employees;

•    Keeps a log of plant operators and related records;

•    Performs custodial duties in connection with maintenance of buildings and grounds.

Good knowledge of practices used and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Type A Water Treatment Plant containing facilities for filtration with pre-treatment 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; Mechanical aptitude; Physical condition commensurate with the demand of the position.

Graduation from high school, or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, completion of appropriate course of instruction approved by the NYS Department of Health AND one year of experience in the actual operation of a water treatment plant with facilities for filtration with pre-treatment, or for chemical softening or any similar chemical process

Possession of a NYS Grade II-A Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate at time of appointment And through ought tenure and NYS Driver’s License at time of appointment and throughout tenure.

Apply by October 5, 2023 in person at City Hall or online at,1,iNdT-GreK3fG88OODaUmIU8leA07FN8Ae-NTuqvs35ye4BbCrNLlDucOtxfkIJqjGBglsJnrEZOnNoIvuW0JcD_vexJVK-6jih0FhAWvzHHgHNkt7qoXez48VyUw&typo=1

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are core values to the City of Newburgh, where there is a strong commitment to establishing and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. These values are promoted through the daily practice of professionalism, respect, acceptance and understanding. As such, City residents along with women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 8:35am
Company Name: New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Contact Name: Jenna Leanza
Contact Phone: 518-473-7936
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New York State Office of Children and Family Services is seeking a Senior Filter Plant Operator for its Highland Residential Center in Highland, NY.

Minimum Qualifications:
Certification from the New York State Department of Health in the grade required for operation of the water treatment plant to which assigned.

Appointees may be temporarily employed pending certification, but must be removed if fail to achieve certification.

Must also possess an appropriate wastewater certification issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Duties Description:
Operate large and complex water filtration plants that feature rapid sand filter with coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, micro-filtration, Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection, chlorination or chemical control of effluent or operate water purification and wastewater treatment filtration systems. May supervise other staff.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Salary Range: From $47530 to $58016 Annually Salary Grade 12 Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA) Employment Type: Full-Time Appointment Type: Permanent

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

NY State Retirement

Paid Time Off

Tuition Reimbursement

Deferred Compensation

Employee Assistance Program

Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number (139343) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

Deadline for applications is October 14, 2023

Post date: Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 3:45pm
Company Name: Town of Schroon
Contact Name: Margaret Wood
Contact Phone: 518-532-7737
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 518-532-9474

Town of Schroon is seeking a Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee to join our team. The individual will be required to get a 2B Water license and a 2A Sewer license. Applicants with either of these licenses will also be considered. Salary based on prior experience and license status. This job is 40 hours a week with scheduled and/or emergency overtime. The Town offers NYS retirement and full benefits package.

Individual must have and maintain a valid NYS Driver’s License and a high school diploma or possession of an appropriate equivalency.

Work activities include but not limited to maintenance of plant equipment; upkeep of buildings and grounds; working on the distribution and collection systems; running machinery; familiarity with data entry and generating reports; and dealing with the public on a day-to-day basis.

Able to follow direction, written and oral. Basic knowledge of mechanics.

Able to learn the principals and procedures relating to the operation of the water and waste water plants. Dependable, courteous and able to physically handle the demands of the job.

For complete job description and employment application contact Supervisor Meg Wood at 518-532-7737, ext. 11 or

Deadline for applications is September 22, 2023


Post date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 3:48pm
Company Name: Village of Scarsdale
Contact Name: Vito Gonnela, Jr.
Contact Phone: 914-722-1139
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The Village of Scarsdale, NY, a premier New York City suburb located in southern Westchester County, is seeking a Water Maintenance Foreperson with a commitment to service excellence, a high level of organization, excellent understanding of water distribution systems and treatment facilities and ancillary parts and the ability to lead employees in the maintenance in water infrastructure. The applicant will support the Water Superintendent to maintain the water distribution system in way that best suits the needs to the Village population. The Civil Service description for this position is available upon request. The Village of Scarsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Description of Work (Illustrative Only):

The Water Maintenance Foreperson will supervise the installation, maintenance and repair of a water distribution system; this includes but is not limited to water mains, valves, hydrants, and service pipes to resident’s premises.

An incumbent of this class is considered a "working" foreman and must be available for duty at all times in case of emergency. Detailed instructions are given to lower-level water maintenance personnel and the work is closely supervised.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only):

Leads and directs the laying, maintaining and tapping of water mains; Supervises the operation and repair of chlorine and other chemical feed pumps at  water treatment facilities; Reads and prepares plans or sketches of water systems and records and tracks changes therein into geographic information systems or other devices to reflect current water distribution system conditions and design; Requisitions materials and keeps inventory of water maintenance materials for hydrants, valves, meters, water mains and service lines from vendors and suppliers; Responds at all times to emergency repair jobs; Maintains all water recording and measuring instruments; Prepares required data, reports and notifications pertaining to the water distribution system for supervisor including records of time and materials; Conducts investigations of consumer complaints and provides resolution; Functions as a liaison to public and/or regulatory agencies during repairs and emergencies; Operates SCADA control systems to monitor  pump stations and makes adjustments as needed; Consults with the Water Superintendent or other supervisors on technical problems; May assist supervisors with cost estimates, project planning and budget preparation; May be assigned to read meters, as required; Uses computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail, database and GIS software in performing work assignments.

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either: (a) three (3) years of experience where the primary function of the position was as a plumber or as a maintenance person in a water maintenance related field; or (b) three (3) years of experience where the primary function of the position was the operation, maintenance and/or repair of mechanical equipment related to water distribution systems (such as pumps, valves, pipes, hydrants, reservoirs, service pipes, etc.) Special Requirement:

•  Possession of a current Grade IIB certificate issued by the NYS Department of Health Department -and-

•  Possession of a current Grade D certificate issued by the NYS Department of Health Department


$80,000 - $110,117.49, commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Stephen Sage, via email at


Post date: Friday, August 11, 2023 - 11:19am
Company Name: Niagara Falls Water Board
Contact Name: Sean Costello
Contact Phone: 716-283-9770
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Executive Director

The Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) seeks a qualified professional to serve as its next Executive Director.  The successful candidate will have broad responsibility for planning, managing, and directing the operation of the drinking water and wastewater utility operated by the NFWB, a public benefit corporation.  10 years of relevant experience required, prior management experience at a government entity preferred.

Excellent benefits include paid leave, health, dental, and vision insurance, NYS retirement and deferred comp. plans, free parking, and the opportunity for meaningful and varied work in a utility that supplies drinking and wastewater services that are critical to the health and economy of our service area.  Salary in the range of $140,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

To view a more detailed job description, please visit,1,BMyMsqB8EJ2wV8wlajNBDrZys9D_4bkT-3BTSBnT1YXLrMKkM55nnQY1hAHRx0ulTJP5HmwgvrTvJKnLhCioXsunR8lqAiXnsLjXabTj1uImk36IgzKzlaw,&typo=1

Submit resume and cover letter to Board Secretary Sean Costello at by August 31.

The NFWB is an equal opportunity employer.


Post date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 8:26am
Company Name: Town of Greenport
Contact Name: James Rutkey
Contact Phone: 518-828-4004
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Maintenance Worker

Town of Greenport, NY (Columbia County) - Located 30 miles south of Albany, 30 miles north of Kingston and 28 miles west of Great Barrington, MA.


• Performs semi-skilled work in carpentry, electrical, painting, masonry, plumbing, blacktopping and landscaping.

• Repairs and cleans windows, doors, floors at the Greenport Town Hall, Greenport Police Station, Greenport Community Center and Greenport Town Park.

• Performs preventative maintenance on furnaces, pumps, motors, doors, water systems, heaters, valves, fans, mowers and other grounds equipment.

• Baseball, softball and soccer field maintenance at Greenport Town Park.

Must prepare fields for games including cutting grass, preparing the infield and pitcher mound, lining the field and clearing water off the field after rain events.

• Assists private contractors in the installation and maintenance of a wide variety of fixtures and equipment.

• Operates all motorized equipment, chainsaws, weed eaters, tractors, skid steer and other grounds maintenance equipment as necessary.

• Assists in the removal of snow and ice from all parking lots, walkways and may assist the Town of Greenport Highway Department in snow removal during major snow events.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Willing to work all shifts including weekends, holidays, evenings, and 24-hour emergency on call.

• Must be 18 years old.


• Valid NYS Driver’s License. High School Diploma.



• Communication: Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Willing to help others.

Maintains composure in challenging situations.

• Problem Solving & Quality: Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves problems. Checks work for quality.

• Managing for Results: Works well with supervision. Takes projects to completion. Follows all company policies & SOPs. Manages multiple tasks.

• Leadership & Initiative: Demonstrates a positive attitude. Acts in accordance with the town’s vision, and values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments.


• Frequently lift 50-60 pounds.

• Load, unload and move large equipment/tools.

• Access confined spaces.

• Continuously walk and climb stairs and ladders.

• Work in extreme weather conditions including heat, cold, rain and snow.


• $18.99 per hour. Increasing to $19.56 per hour in 2024.

• Medical, dental and vision plan.

• Generous leave policy. 96 hours of vacation time after completing one year.

• Sick, vacation and personal time.

• Deferred compensation plan available to participating employees.



• Email resume to

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Post date: Monday, July 31, 2023 - 12:37pm
Company Name: Washington County Sewer District
Contact Name: Leah Whaley
Contact Phone: 518-747-6967
Contact Email:
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Washington County Sewer District 

Sewer District II

Washington County Sewer District II is accepting applications for Pumping Station and Sewer Maintenance Worker II*.  This position involves the performance of both mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair relative to the general operation of sewer system pumping stations and sewer lines.

An incumbent performs daily inspections and maintenance, and in cases of emergencies is expected to be available when notified. This level differs from Pumping Station and Sewer Maintenance Worker I in the requirements of more in-depth experience and certification as Collection Systems Operator.

Work is performed under general supervision with considerable individual responsibility allowed in the performance of the less skilled maintenance routine.  Supervision may be exercised over subordinate workers.

Does related work as required.

*This is a Civil Service Competitive position. Provisional appointee must take the Civil Service exam when next announced and must be reachable on the resulting Eligible List to be permanently appointed.


A)        Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience in a pumping station and/or sewer line maintenance activities which included or was supplemented by six (6) months of experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment;

B)        Four (4) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must have a certification as a Collection Systems Operator at Grade 2 or above within 18 months of appointment.

RATE OF PAY:  $24.77/hour plus excellent benefits

Application and Job Description(s) can be found online at:,1,8DLaF_rW-8AWKp_DGzoDkYDUCUho7gUBa0MOlkRNgsUdDa0C6869URBRQJYPunvP4fZGbDhWpbcDg_4yCwWfCXZGDP-9vPK5P4AEVjpJJxZ1v0cOH0rX2dRXZw,,&typo=1 > Employment Opportunities

Qualified candidates should forward completed application to:

Washington County Sewer District II

383 Broadway, Fort Edward NY 12828

Or by email:

Applications will be accepted until position(s) is filled.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer.


Post date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 2:06pm
Company Name: Cornell University
Contact Name: Tonya Eiklor
Contact Phone: 607-254-6497
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Cornell University Water Filtration Plant Lead Operator

This position is responsible for providing a lead operation and maintenance role of the University’s Water Filtration Plant, including responsibilities associated with direct operation and maintenance of the water filtration plant.

In conjunction with the Water Filter Plant Manager, this position is responsible in a lead role for water quality, production, laboratory analysis, record keeping and administration, equipment maintenance and distribution of potable water in a continuous supply to the entire campus.

- Use knowledge of systems and application of sound judgment to safely respond to all operating scenarios, including emergencies.

- Provide guidance to technical and regulatory questions from staff.

- Responsible to operate all equipment in a safe, efficient, and environmentally compliant manner.

- Responsible for plant security.

- Collect, compile, and verify legally required regulatory data to ensure the safety of the water supply for human consumption.

- Ensure completion and validity of regulatory reports by sampling daily and total monthly chemical amounts for treatment, filter turbidities and chlorine residuals, in preparation for Manager’s review for submission to regulatory agencies such as the Department of Health, Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

- Act, as necessary, as the certified representative of the Cornell water system to the Department of Health.

- Perform other duties as required.

For more details on this position, please go to:,1,HQNV0YMn8273seimxOD_CXU0m-ZStmYfVLBm-LgQdohAaQgZDGa9hshtA4jrjfWwaHi3kXbp4Sk8MFU0PgI6undtSdM1foOtfKp0BHC0gOEl&typo=1


Post date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 2:33pm
Company Name: Town of Niskayuna
Contact Name: Matthew Yetto
Contact Phone: 518-386-4520
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Equipment Operator/Plant Mechanic for the Town of Niskayuna

Fulltime, hourly rate commensurate with experience, NYS Retirement System.

Applicants need to have graduated from High School or have equivalency diploma and two years experience in the operation of heavy motor equipment, and two years of experience in the repair of pumps, valves, and related mechanical and electrical equipment. 

For further details please follow this link:

Post date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 9:43am
Company Name: Town of Springfield
Contact Name: Charley Shepherd
Contact Phone: 802-885-2104
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Water Technician I

Town of Springfield, Vermont

Department: Water and Wastewater

Grade: 17 (Pay is $20.23 - $27.84 depending on experience) Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Reports To: Chief Operator - Water                                              


The Water Technician is mainly responsible for operations dealing with all aspects of metering water, recording and maintaining flow data as well as routine maintenance of the supply pumping status.  The Technician must have the technical skills and physical capabilities necessary to deal with the daily operation of the Water Division.


The Water Technician works under the direction of the Water System’s Chief Operator or Assistant Chief Operator.  Many of the Technician’s duties are routine in nature and are carried out without direct supervision.


The Water Technician may exercise supervision over other division employees for such purposes as instructing proper methods and procedures.


•           Actively participates in the performance of routine daily checks and recording of water supply pumping stations and all other flow data as necessary

•           Assists in the changing of chlorine injection supply tanks.

•           Assists with regular maintenance as needed in the water supply pumping stations.

•           Responsible for all aspects of water metering such as meter reading, repairs and tests.

•           Responsible for taking all required State samples

•           Generates reports and daily logs as directed.

•           Checks various citizen requests/complaints as assigned.

•           May perform, upon request, all duties of a Maintenance Worker I, II and III.

•           Participates in emergency repairs of all aspects of the distribution system.

•           Assists in maintenance of all materials, apparatus and equipment used by the Water Division.


•           Proven knowledge and physical capabilities to perform all duties of Maintenance Worker I, II and III.

•           Ability to perform strenuous activities and to walk and stand a majority of the working hours.

•           Proven knowledge of the full range of functions performed by the division.

•           Must have knowledge of the layout of the streets. 

•           Ability to read and interpret maps used to locate mains, curbs, valves, hydrants, etc.

•           Must have good mechanical aptitude.

•           Ability to keep accurate records and generate reports as required.

•           Must have a knowledge of water pump station operations, or the ability to quickly learn these operations.

•           Knowledge of job safety and safe operational procedures for construction functions.

•           Must be able to act quickly and correctly in emergency situations.

•           Knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and techniques commonly used in the Water Division.


•           Must have a High School Diploma or GED with associates courses and experience relating to the Water Division.

•           Must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

•           Must be able to acquire a Commercial Driver’s License within one year of hire.

•           Vermont Class III Water Certification or higher required.


•           Hand Tools

•           Chain Saw

•           Pole Saw

•           Trimmers

•           Compactor

•           Compressor

•           Power Tools

•           There are to many tools to list; please keep in mind there will be other hand tools and power tools used. 


•           Stamina sufficient to withstand harsh weather conditions and occasional unpleasant or undesirable working conditions.

•           Occasionally there will be contact with the public.

•           Please refer to Page 3 of this Job Description.

•           Working overtime is required.


The Water Technician I, once certified, will be required to work alternate weekends to deal with the daily operations and monitoring of the Water Supply Pumping Stations.  The Water Technician I may also be required to be on call for, or to work during hours outside the regularly scheduled work day or week, should circumstance or the Chief Operator or Public Works Director so require.

In accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Stands Act, this is a non-exempt position.

The Water Technician I must submit to a pre-employment drug screening when a conditional offer of employment is made.  The result must be negative.  Once a Commercial Driver’s License is obtained, the Water Technician I will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Federal Law.


DESCRIPTION                                 WEIGHT        TIME          

Lifting Requirements – Occasional    80 Lbs.            N/A

Lifting Requirements – Routine         70 Lbs.            N/A

Lifting & Heavy Work Examples:                 

Shoveling of Asphalt & Gravel          40 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Running Gravel Compacting Equipment

(One person walk behind Machine)    75 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Building Stone Retaining Walls         70 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Duration of Driving Plow Truck         N/A     8 – 16 Hours Daily

Directing Traffic         N/A     4 – 8 Hours

Routine Work:           

Running Chainsaw (w/extended arms)           20 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Running Weed Wacker (w/extended arms)    20 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Pushing Lawn Mower 30 Lbs.                                              4 – 8 Hours Daily

Feeding Branches into Chipper          50 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Pulling Brush from Road Side           50 Lbs.            4 – 8 Hours Daily

Climbing In and Out of Large Trucks & Heavy Equipment  N/A     Everyday

NOTE: Water Technician I shall be required to be on call for, or to work

during hours outside the regularly scheduled work day or work week should circumstances or supervisor so require.


• The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and should not be considered a comprehensive statement of duties, activities, responsibilities, and requirements.  Additional duties, activities, responsibilities, and requirements may be assigned, with or without notice, at any time.

• This job description is neither an employment contract nor a promise of work for any specific length of time.