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Post date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:52pm
Company Name: Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority
Contact Name: Alain Petit
Contact Phone: 845-229-2524
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-486-6509

WATER SYSTEM LABORER – ENTRY LEVEL POSITION -NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater is seeking a motivated individual for an entry level water system laborer position. $18.64 per hour plus great benefits including medical, dental and optical insurance (with employer contribution), NYS Retirement System, and paid time off.

This is a 40-hour per week position based at our Water Treatment Plant on South Road in the Town of Hyde Park, Dutchess County.

Work involves assisting with water distribution maintenance tasks including water line flushing and exercising of valves; water main location and repair work; excavation and pavement repair; grass cutting, weeding and raking; snow removal; and building maintenance and cleaning.

Valid NYS Driver’s License required.

Training opportunities for the right individual could lead to water operator certifications.

Please submit applications to the attention of Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator:

Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority Hyde Park Water Treatment Plant

46 South Drive

Hyde Park, NY 12538

or email to

Post date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10:43am
Company Name: Altona Correctional Facility
Contact Name: Amy LeClair
Contact Phone: 518-236-7841 ext. 3600
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 518-236-7841 ext. 3699

Altona CF has a full-time vacancy for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2 

Salary Range: $39,653-$48,662.

Excellent NYS benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, vacation, and retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must possess a Grade 2A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Interested candidates should submit their application/Resume to: Amy LeClair, Office Assistant 3 (Human Resources), Altona Correctional Facility, PO Box 3000, Altona NY 12910 or email:

Post date: Monday, November 15, 2021 - 2:44pm
Company Name: Town of Rockland Water and Sewer Department
Contact Name: Robert Eggleton
Contact Phone: 845-439-5450 ex:102
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-439-3775

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 or in person at The Town Hall 95 Main St., Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Post date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 2:12pm
Company Name: Village of Whitney Point
Contact Name: Linda Murphy
Contact Phone: 607-692-4907
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-692-2934

Village of Whitney Point:  Water Distribution Operator

Full Time Position

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Installs, repairs, and maintains underground water mains and other associated components including hydrants, meters, water mains, water service lines, valves, and pumps.  Performs routine and preventive maintenance on water system including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining waterlines, pumps, and other components of the water system.  Also performs routine and preventive maintenance on sewer system including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining sewer lines, pump stations, and other components of the sewer system. Takes routine water samples for water quality testing.

Reads meters and records data.  Tests for and repairs leaks in mains and services.  Responds to customer’s inquires and complaints regarding water service.  Maintains and makes repairs to Village buildings, properties, and vehicles.  Prepares annual departmental budget and resolves budget related problems in conjunction with the Mayor and Board of Trustees.

Must be on call to work due the nature of the water and sewer system works and clearing streets evenings and weekends.

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

Position required to possess 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 system.

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 November 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

The Village of Whitney Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Post date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:51am
Company Name: Village of Florida
Contact Name: Colleen Wierzbicki
Contact Phone: 845-651-7624
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

The Village of Florida is looking for a Water Maintenance Leader

Class D Water License and CDL Required

5 Years Municipal Public Works Experience.

Knowledge of municipal water distribution systems.

Daily tasks consist of but are not limited to:

Mains, valves, hydrants, and services.

Supervising the investigation of leaks, raising and lowering curb boxes.

Respond to emergency calls on an as needed basis.

Leads, directs and participates in making taps on street mains to consumers.

Operates an electric detector to locate water mains.

Leads, directs and oversees the reading repair, maintenance and installation of meters.

Reviews maps of distribution system

Operates machinery and/or power tools.

Operates and oversees the operation of vehicles including backhoe, loader and vehicles in excess of 18,000 lbs


Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, NYS Retirement, Clothing Allowance


Post date: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:10am
Company Name: Village of Lake George
Contact Name: Tim Shudt, Sr.
Contact Phone: 518-796-5542
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

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.

Post date: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:01am
Company Name: City of Lancaster, PA
Contact Name: Sarah McKee
Contact Phone: 224-282-8310
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Deputy Director of Public Works - Sustainability and Environment

Lancaster, PA (Pop. 61,564) - The City of Lancaster is located in south central Pennsylvania and serves as the county seat of Lancaster County and is one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. Lancaster ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania’s cities. The city has a total area of 7.4 square miles and is centrally located between Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The City was listed as the #32 in “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” by Newsweek in 2018 and Lancaster County was named #1 “Best Place in the Country to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Additionally, Forbes ranked it “14 Best Places to Travel in the U.S.” in 2019. Many visitors come to the area to experience the Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values.

Visitors have the chance to hear the sounds of farm animals and the clip-clop of horse hooves echoing down quiet country roads.  Also, in 2019 the City of Lancaster was designated the first city in Pennsylvania to become a Certified Welcoming City, a city of inclusion for immigrants and refugees.

The City has adopted a strategic plan “Building a Stronger Lancaster Block by Block.” The plan ( on the people of Lancaster and the fundamental work of City government. Carrying forward the four priorities of the Mayor’s administration, the plan is designed to ensure that strong neighborhoods, safe streets, secure incomes and sound government are more than words on paper.

The 2021 combined operating budgets for the City of Lancaster totaled more than $128 million.  The General Fund component of that budget is $65 million, and the portion that is represented by the Stormwater Fund is $4.7 million designated for sustainability and environmental.

The Department of Public Works is charged with maintaining the City infrastructure including water and wastewater facilities for the City and ten municipalities; managing a nationally-recognized stormwater management program; providing safe and clean streets; maintaining and improving public buildings and other public facilities; enhancing recreational opportunities in the City’s parks and open spaces for residents and for use by the Lancaster Recreation Commission; and managing and coordinating the single hauler trash and recycling program.  The motto of DPW is Dedicated to your Quality of Life.

The Sustainability and Environment Division (S&E), formerly known as the Bureau of Stormwater Management, or 'Stormwater,' is responsible for managing the city's natural resources and its place within the natural environmental context, including the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This encompasses Visioning Sustainability – how should our core utility infrastructure, economic development, and environmental goals – local to global – be understood within the city and its environs.

It will also be the responsibility of the Deputy Director of Sustainability and Environment to craft a vision for this Division of a Lancaster City with the cleanest air, cleanest water, and cleanest soil possible – our natural resources -- in order to support the best possible quality of life for city residents.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

• The Deputy Director of Public Works is an integral part of the Department’s leadership team, requiring well-developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building, visioning and problem solving. The Deputy Director must have a powerful desire to work in a collegial, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. They must be an initiative-taking, self-starting and confident individual with excellent interpersonal skills.

• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering is required; a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is preferred. At least four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of civil engineering and/or construction management is required; at least four (4) years experience as a capital improvements/infrastructure project manager is strongly preferred. A Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation is welcome, but not required.

Special consideration will be given to those who have experience in managing stormwater and environmental planning in the public or municipal realm.

The City values a collaborative work environment, cultural diversity, and teamwork. There is long tenure among City staff. The organization prides itself on dedicated employees with a professional work ethic, which work together as a team. The salary range for this position is $77,044 - $123,271.

The City offers a competitive benefit package centered around a life/work balance. City residency is not required, but it is highly desired.

The recruitment for this position is being handled by GovHR USA. Candidates should apply by November 12, 2021, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references to to the attention of:  Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  224-282-8310.

The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Diversity and inclusion are critical to their success. They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Post date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:01am
Company Name: City of Oneida
Contact Name: Beverly Aldridge
Contact Phone: 315-363-2022
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

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 candidate chosen for the position. Incumbents will be eligible for enrollment in the NYS retirement system and will also have access to excellent health insurance benefits. 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.


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, environmental engineering, or a related engineering field AND one (1) year of experience in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of a 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.

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


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


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;


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)];


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.


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.


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:

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:
Contact Fax:

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.