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Water Reclamation Facility Operator II – Jefferson County, Alabama

Posted: March 20, 2023

Job Title:  Water Reclamation Facility Operator II

Salary Range: $33,924.80 – $52,603.20 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)

Summary:

Water Reclamation Facility Grade II Operators collect and test wastewater samples which requires a basic knowledge of chemistry, biology and analytical procedures, and the ability to interpret the results of these tests. Work also involves operating, monitoring, and performing preventive maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility to ensure effluent meets local, state and federal guidelines. Work is performed primarily in and around waste water treatment plants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Driver’s License.
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Grade II Certification

 

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time.

Water Reclamation Facility Operator III – Jefferson County, Alabama

Posted: March 20, 2023

Job Title:  Water Reclamation Facility Operator III

Salary Range: $37,398.40 – $58,011.20 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Conducts preventative maintenance techniques on WWTP operating equipment to ensure proper and safe plant operations.
  • Maintains plant equipment by replacing, rotating and cleaning clarifiers, presses, belts, pits, pumps, basins, UV module, sand filter system, etc.
  • Collects samples, conducts field and lab tests, performs laboratory tests, records calculations and test results and transposes results into monthly operating reports for submission.
  • Performs detailed inspections of the wastewater flow and the operating equipment and make necessary adjustments to ensure proper functioning.
  • Regulates plant processes depending on various settings, flow movement and other variables.
  • Gathers information from plant equipment and gauges, records readings and reports any malfunctions.
  • Maintains plant grounds by cleaning floors, walkways, buildings, removing trash and debris and performing repairs as necessary.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Driver’s License.
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Grade III Certification)

 

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time.

Solid Waste Director – Camden County, Georgia

Posted: March 20, 2023

Camden County, Georgia is inviting applications for their Solid Waste Director.  Camden County is rich in history, scenic beauty, and southern hospitality. Created as one of Georgia’s original counties on February 5, 1777, it enjoys a fantastic location in the southeast corner of the state along the Atlantic Ocean.  The Camden County Board of Commissioners is comprised of five members elected through district elections for staggered, four-year terms. The Board makes policies, adopts laws, sets budget limits and appoints a County Administrator.  The Solid Waste Director is appointed by and reports to the County Administrator.  The Solid Waste Department has a total of 25 authorized positions.  The FY 2023 Solid Waste budget, operated as an enterprise fund, is over $7.4 million and is part of $80.3 million county budget.

Find details about the position expectations by reviewing the recruitment brochure at www.mercergroupassociates.com

The ideal candidate for the Solid Waste Director position will have experience in MSW and C&D landfill operations that demonstrates his/her ability to effectively manage  Camden County’s MSW landfill operations that disposes of  approximately 8500 tons of waste per month, a C&D operation that disposes of approximately 3800 tons of waste per month, and monitors post closure requirements of a closed MSW landfill site in accordance with state and federal regulations.   Must be skilled in managing vendor relationships and contracts for household and commercial waste services.   The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to attract new customers for Camden County’s landfill facilities in order to generate new revenue sources. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and providing quality customer service.  Must be experienced in reviewing, planning, and analyzing capital projects to assist the County in its final development of plans, acquisition of property, and construction of cell #5 of the MSW landfill as well as other capital projects; analysis will also include identifying equipment needs for all landfill operations and developing recommendations for long term funding sources to replace equipment utilizing a functional lifecycle program.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, engineering, or related field preferred, but not required.
  • Five years of experience in solid waste or landfill management of similar size and complexity to Camden County or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Must have at least two years of supervisory experience leading a team.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain State of Georgia certification as a Certified Landfill Operator.

Compensation & Benefits:

The expected starting salary range for this position is $80,000 – $93,000 (depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance.  The county offers an employee medical clinic and an EAP program, county paid life and disability insurance as well as 457 and 401a retirement plans with county matching contributions. After the first year of employment, the county will match up to 9% retirement contributions. In addition, generous annual & sick leave is provided.  Relocation expenses negotiable.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references (name, email and phone numbers), as well as salary history no later than close of business on March 23, 2023, to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate at lisaward912@gmail.com. Please contact Lisa Ward with any questions at 706-983-9326.

 

 

Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell:  706-614-4961

Water & Sewer Director – Bryan County, Georgia

Posted: January 5, 2023

Bryan County is hiring a new Water and Sewer Director.  Bryan County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States due to its proximity to Atlantic Coast, ports, and to Savannah, Georgia. Bryan County is unique in that it is completely bisected by Fort Stewart and because of this, has County facilities in two locations. Bryan County’s transportation infrastructure includes Interstates 95 and 16 that create easy access to the cities of Richmond Hill in the southern portion and Pembroke, the county seat, in the north.  Five county district commissioners and a countywide Chairman are elected as Bryan County’s governing authority to serve a four-year term. Bryan County’s day-to-day operations are overseen by a County Administrator who is appointed by the Commission. The 2023 annual budget is $261 million with over $150 million dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure due to the current rapid industrial expansion with the announcement of a Hyundai Electric Vehicle Metaplant. The incoming Hyundai plant, in addition to other large warehouse and production industries, is estimated to bring over 10000 jobs which will also spur residential growth in the area along Interstate  16.   The unincorporated area in northern Bryan County is largely rural and is expected to grow quickly. This growth necessitates a new membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plant, new wells in an adjacent county, and required pipelines to expand for the needs of Hyundai and others. The engineering and construction bids for some of these projects have been completed. The total in planned improvements by 2024 is $300 million in infrastructure investment for water and sewer. This system will continue to expand to keep up with the current growth.  The Southern portion of Bryan County, including Richmond Hill, is also expanding with residential, commercial, and residential properties. Bryan County has an approved sewer agreement to redirect flow to a Richmond Hill water treatment plant and a new line is in the works for this purpose. As more subdivisions are constructed, considerations for integration with Richmond Hill and Bryan County infrastructure will need assessment.  Bryan County is growing and has developed plans to ensure that water and sewer availability keep up with the demand.  The Water and Sewer Director is responsible for managing the operations and maintenance of the County water and sewer systems  infrastructure and treatment facilities, including but not limited to, water wells and associated distribution systems, wastewater treatment plants, lift stations and related sewer collection systems infrastructure. The Water & Sewer Director reports to the County Administrator with daily work coordination through the Director of Engineering.

 

Find details about the position expectations by reviewing the recruitment brochure at www.mercergroupassociates.com

 

Bryan County is seeking an energetic and driven leader to serve as their next Water and Sewer Director. The successful individual must be a strong and visionary leader who is team-oriented, possesses exceptional communication skills, and utilizes a management style that supports mutual trust and openness among community stakeholders, City/County government officials, and outside review/permitting agencies. The successful candidate will have proven skills, knowledge, and experience in the management of a water/sewer department, providing a high level of expertise in the operations of the systems, asset management, and customer

responsiveness.  The successful candidate will be expected to articulate a vision of excellence, establish credibility, and consistency in delivery of services, motivate others within the department, and provide creative problem solving in response to water and sewer operational issues. Exceptional interpersonal skills and communication skills are critical in this role. The ideal candidate will have high energy and will seek opportunities to grow and develop the Water and Sewer Department, as well as building the foundation for implementing asset management and operational programs. The new Director must be a proven leader with the ability to function as an integral part of the management team under the direction of the County Administrator and working closely with the Engineering Director. A strong work ethic is a must for this position that requires involvement during normal operating hours as well as during emergencies in order to ensure the delivery of water and sewer services to the residents of Bryan County on a 24/7 basis.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public or Business Administration
  • Five years previous experience in water and/or wastewater operation, maintenance, and construction activities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience related to the management of public water and sewer systems, including a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Georgia Class III Wastewater and Georgia Class III Water Treatment Operator Licenses required; Georgia Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator License preferred or must obtain within eighteen (18) months from date of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Compensation & Benefits:  The expected starting salary range for this position is $95,000 – $110,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, long & short-term disability and life insurance.   Relocation expenses negotiable.  How to Apply:  Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references with email and phone numbers, as well as salary history no later than February 2, 2023:  Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates, at lisaward912@gmail.com. Any questions please call 706-983-9326.

Sr. Water/Wastewater Civil Engineer

Posted: January 5, 2023

Position Location: Birmingham, AL  

Neel-Schaffer is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, client focused environment?

Neel-Schaffer has an opportunity for a Sr. Civil Engineer to work on Water/Wastewater projects in Alabama.  These projects will involve planning, design and construction of water supply, water supply protection, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection and water and wastewater pumping station projects.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual looking for career growth and possessing good leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.  You will be a part of the Engineering Team and will assist other teams as project and client demands dictate.  Experience should include engineering design and project management of sanitary sewer treatment plants, water treatment facilities, water and sewer master plans, site layouts, sanitary sewer and water pumping stations, water storage tanks and various other civil and sanitary engineering projects.

Neel-Schaffer is an Engineering News-Record Top 250 engineering design, planning and construction management firm.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that include health insurance and a matching 401(k) savings plan.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering required
  • Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Ability to become licensed in other states as needed
  • 10 – 20 years of experience in water/wastewater projects.
  • Experience in leading environmental engineering projects from design through construction is preferred.
  • Strong leadership, communication, analytical skills, and ability to work in a team environment required
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary with the ability to plan and conceptualize
  • Limited amount of travel may be required for some projects.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite

To submit your resume for consideration, please visit www.nee-schaffer.com/our-careers/.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Wastewater Plant Operator – Gadsden, AL

Posted: September 6, 2022

The City of Gadsden Water Works & Sewer Board is currently accepting applications for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Must possess and maintain Grade III or IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from ADEM and a valid Alabama Driver’s License. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.  Starting salary is

$46,000 per year.

Apply in Room 201, Gadsden City Hall between the hours of 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00- 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by printing application at http://www.cityofgadsden.com/jobs.aspx and mailing to: City of Gadsden, Attn: Personnel Department, P.O. Box 267, Gadsden, AL 35902. Applications may also be emailed to mwilliams@gadsdenwater.org. Deadline for all applications will be Friday, September 9, 2022.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The City of Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision of service.

Electrician Assistant – Montgomery WW&SSB

Posted: August 15, 2022

ELECTRICIAN ASSISTANT

Salary Range $39,707.20 – $62,171.20

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled assistant work in the electrical repair and maintenance of motors, control circuits, grounding, lighting, and receptacle circuits throughout the Water Works facilities. Employees in this class assist the Electrician and Master Electrician in the repair, construction and replacement of electrical and related equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists the Electrician and Master Electrician to include the following:
  • Monitors electrical services in compliance with OSHA standards.
  • Provides electrical maintenance and service for both office and field environments.
  • Inspects and repairs motors, circuits, ground wires, panel lights, and pumps.

NONESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES to include the following:

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK

  • Knowledge of electrical repair work.
  • Knowledge of safety equipment.
  • Ability to learn additional skills and information through on-the-job-training.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and other information pertaining to electrical equipment and installation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, Co-workers and the public.
  • Ability to communicate, understand and follow specific instructions and detailed written procedures and instructions.

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Eighteen months experience in assisting in electrical and maintenance work.
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and be insurable by the Board’s insurance carrier.

DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Twenty-four months experience in assisting in electrical and maintenance work.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to climb ladders, descend into below ground environments, and crawl into confined spaces.
  • Ability to climb and descend a height of up to 200 feet and perform all necessary duties while maintaining stability and safety.
  • Ability to see, hear, and speak within normal ranges and tones.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for a distance of up to 50 feet.
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, kneel, push and pull in a full range of body movements, postures, and positions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Majority of this work will be performed in various field settings in ambient weather conditions.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee – Montgomery WW&SSB

Posted: August 15, 2022

Job Title              SURFACE WATER PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEE

Job Code             632

Range                 104

Hourly Rate         $19.09 to $29.89

Process Level      WATER

Department        8140

Location              FILTER PLANT

Salary Class        Hourly

Status                Full Time

Pay Plan              BWNE Biweekly Non-Exempt

Dept. Head         Water Superintendent

Supervisor

Reviewed by       Sandy Faulkner   Date: 4/23/21

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

The purpose of this position is to allow employees the required work experience and training required by the State of Alabama to qualify for Water Certification.  This is a training position, not to be held by any one employee for more than 24 months.  Continued regular full-time employment is contingent on the employee passing the Alabama Grade IV Water Certification Exam within 24 months. Upon obtaining the Alabama Grade IV Water Certification and completing probationary period, employee will be promoted to Operator I at a pay range of $20.87 to $32.65 per hour.    Incumbents will be required to pass the Alabama Grade IV Water Operator Certification test within 24 months or face termination or transfer to an open position for which they are qualified.  This is on-the-job (OJT) training to teach employees to perform semi-skilled/skilled work involved in the operation of a Grade IV Surface Water Treatment Plant to include the operation of unmanned facilities using HMI/SCADA computers.  Trainee will be provided the necessary OJT and classroom instruction to prepare them to obtain a Grade IV Water Operator Certification.

 

Employees work under the general direction of a plant supervisor and the specific supervision of a Certified Plant Operator.  Work includes responsibility for assisting with the proper operation of equipment in water treatment plants.  Employees check with certified operators on unusual problems, laboratory testing, and keeps necessary operating records and readings.  Obtain and maintain a Grade IV Water Plant Operator’s certification from the State of Alabama.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Performs study and reading assignments, observes and learns the techniques in the operation and maintenance of a Water Treatment Plant.
  • Learn and assist certified operator in performing chemical analyses of water to determine the appropriate action to take in treating and providing potable water to the public.
  • Learn and assist certified operator in taking bacteriological samples, incubating and reading/recording results as required by ADEM and the EPA.
  • Learn and assist in regulating and adjusting chemical feeders.
  • Learn and assist in making periodic rounds of the plant, checking charts, gauges, meters, chemical storage tanks, Electric motors, pumps, dual media filters, and other related equipment.
  • Learn to operate Water distribution system using HMI/SCADA computers.
  • Learn and assist in preparation and maintenance of daily records, logs, and reports.
  • Learn to assist with water complaint calls from customer service to determine the appropriate action to take in possibly testing the water.
  • Learn to communicate competently and professionally with customers.
  • Learn customer service call center, after hours, weekend and holiday emergency call out procedures.
  • Performs increasingly complex duties assigned in the operation of a Water Treatment system.
  • Climbs on platforms to check equipment and chemicals.
  • Recognize when to Backwash dual media filters with established procedures.
  • Performs routine and non-routine tasks, including backwashing filters and cleaning clarifier weirs.
  • Performs general cleaning, painting, and repairing the general physical properties of the plant.
  • Assist with cleaning tanks and basins when needed.
  • Checks readings throughout the plant and performs mathematical computations.
  • Check electric pump and motor bearings, oil levels, rings and couplings and reports discrepancies to personnel on shift.
  • Picks up water samples throughout the plant by hand.
  • Learns to take delivery of bulk chemicals from tanker trucks and verifies correct shipment.
  • Lubricates mechanical equipment and pump packings.
  • Maintains grounds and facilities.
  • Washes and cleans vehicles.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES to include the following:

 

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK

 

  • Ability to pass the State of Alabama certification examination required to obtain a Grade IV Water Plant Operator’s certificate within 24 months from hire date.
  • Knowledge of water treatment processes with a background in mathematics and chemistry.
  • Knowledge and experience in using computers and computer systems is required. Computer skills must be demonstrated to obtain this position.
  • Knowledge of functions and mechanics of pumps and other mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of the operation of electric motors, valves, and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of the proper methods of lubricating mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to take accurate readings, to keep/maintain State and Federal records and to make mathematical computations.
  • Ability to learn how to test and accurately analyze water to evaluate plant performances in the production of potable water.
  • Ability to interpret the laboratory data and determine appropriate process changes.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts, a normal 5-day work week with up to 12-hour shifts, holidays, and overtime when required.
  • Ability to communicate and work with the public using tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to paint, clean, repair, calibrate, adjust, and perform minor repair, to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic- control devices are desirable.
  • Ability to learn to perform preventive maintenance of plants, systems, and equipment.

 

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Obtain passing score on State of Alabama Grade IV Water Plant Operator examination within 24 months of hire date.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Board’s insurance carrier.

 

DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Alabama Water Plant Operator Certification Grade II or IV.
  • Knowledge of water quality and treatment technologies.

·       Experience in laboratory procedures.

  • Training in mechanical and electrical systems and repairs.
  • Proficient with computers using spreadsheets, Labworks, work order management, and computer system monitoring and controlling programs.
  • Experience in mechanical repair and maintenance work of pumps.
  • Training courses in operations and Safety.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to see, hear and speak in normal ranges and tones.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to carry 90 pounds (example: jackhammer) for a distance of 50 feet.
  • Ability to climb ladders and elevated tanks and check equipment and chemicals, including hazardous chemical tanks during inclement weather.
  • Ability to climb stairs, climb on platforms to check equipment, pull high pressure fire hoses up to 2-1/2 inches in diameter, and descend into tanks.
  • Ability to traverse and climb upon equipment for inspections and to inspect equipment from all angles.
  • Ability to lift, bend, stand, and climb stairs and ladders to three stories (up to 200 feet on water storage tanks) in both indoor and outdoor settings.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

  • A majority of this work will be performed at the water treatment plant, buildings close to the plant and outside during ambient weather. Additional work may be performed at other treatment facilities.

Manager of Logistics & Strategic Asset Management – Athens Utilities (Water Services)

Posted: July 11, 2022

Posting Date:  6/13/22                                              Closing Date:  Open until filled

Classification: Classified, non-exempt                  Grade:  22

Base Annual:  $69,132.65–$105,193.50

Base Hourly:  $33.23/hr.–$50.57/hr.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for managing the department’s logistics and strategic asset management functions.

MAJOR DUTIES:   Manages all aspects of logistics related to strategic asset management and geographical information system (GIS) database management for the Water and Sewer Department; identifies staffing needs to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management functions and to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the GIS database.  Develops protocols, procedures and policies to support and facilitate water and sewer asset additions to asset inventories and databases for new developments and capital improvements.  Identifies and secures technology resources (current & future needs) to perform logistics and strategic asset management functions for the water and sewer department. Identifies and defines staff needs and duties – secures needed staff for these needs.  Manages and oversees the development of the GIS database in support of accurate hydraulic monitoring to ensure the accuracy of related infrastructure data.  Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.  Manages and oversees the proper use of software and hardware used to properly inventory all existing assets or modifications to the system, to document all maintenance and assessment activities, and to analyze data to set priorities for capital reinvestment and rehabilitation.  Develops and sets standards for GIS database updates, including the requirements for as-built documentation of all new assets and asset modifications; develops standards and training for division staff.  Supports hydraulic modeling needs for capital planning and new development reviews for the service area.  Provides analytics support for operations and maintenance personnel to help identify problem trends, identify process opportunities for improving performance, improve efficiency and reduce costs, identify capital improvement needs, and set priorities for capital improvement in light of limited funds.  Provides training and oversight of asset management program for department personnel during implementation and for new hires.  Tracks and implements changes in technology as innovations arise within the water wastewater industries, including hardware and software technology.  Processes study maps and GIS-SAM reports to aid management in the analysis of trends impacting the level of service provided by the water and wastewater departments; manages special projects involving the collection and analysis of field data.  Responds to needs as directed by the Capital Improvements Manager and the Department Director.  Performs related duties.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  18 year or older.  HS Diploma, GED and/or equivalent work experience. Valid AL Driver’s License. Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:   Knowledge of logistics and asset management principles and practices.   Knowledge of data mining and analysis principles.  Knowledge of GIS database management principles, including knowledge of related data analysis and application.  Knowledge of capital planning processes.  Knowledge of the principles and procedures used in budget preparation, justification, monitoring and reporting.  Knowledge of water and sewer linear assets operations and maintenance.  Knowledge of water and sewer processes assets operations and maintenance.  Knowledge of new development review and acceptance processes.  Knowledge of asset management and computer maintenance management applications.  Knowledge of optimization analytics to support continual process improvement efforts.  Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment, conveyance, and distribution systems.  Skill in organizing and coordinating field data collection, including as-built verifications.  Skill in developing maps to depict particular asset issues.  Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.  Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.  Skill in directing the work of personnel.  Skill in oral and written communication.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee must distinguish between shade of color.  Work is performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  Physical strength, ability, and mobility to perform all essential job functions with or without accommodation.  Must be willing to work non-standard work hours, holidays, shifts, and weekends as necessary.  Must be willing to be on-call.

 

City Application Required.  Apply at City of Athens Human Resources, City Hall Municipal Offices, located at 200 W. Hobbs St., Athens.  Inquiries: 256-233-8737 or City website www.athensal.us.    The City of Athens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all facets of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   All reasonable accommodations will be considered for qualified applicants.  The City is a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. The City of Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, programs, or activities. 

Capital Improvement Program Manager – Athens Utilities (Water Services)

Posted: July 11, 2022

 

Posting Date:  06/13/22                                             Closing Date:  Open until filled

Classification: Exempt                                               Grade:  24

Base Annual:  $84,231.42–$128,168.07

Base Hourly:  $40.49/hr.–$61.61/hr.

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for managing all aspects of capital improvements from developing short and long term capital improvement resilience, renewal, and capacity expansion to performing project management for ongoing capital projects.

 

MAJOR DUTIES:  Develops and maintains water and sewer capital master plans.  Coordinates with community planning entities and department staff as well as engineering, community planning, and financial planning consultants to create and manage master capital improvement plans for water and wastewater needs.  Identifies and defines staff needs and duties for the management of capital improvements planning and implementation– secures needed staff for these needs. Develops protocols, procedures and policies to support and facilitate water and sewer asset capital improvements to renew existing assets as needed and to provide for future compliance and growth in capacity as needed.  Identifies and secures technology resources (current & future needs) to perform the duties and functions required for capital planning and implementation activities by staff.  Reviews city master plans to anticipate growth while monitoring actual trends to develop expansion need projections.  Develops and maintains formal financial funding plan for master capital improvement plans. Develops and manages or directs internal resources required for capital improvements planning and project implementation.  Coordinates internal resources with engineering, community planning, and financial planning consultants to collect, analyze, and manage capital improvement planning and funding.  Prepares cost-benefit analysis of improvement (renewal) and optimization projects to determine viability of capital projects.  Prioritizes capital needs to most effectively allocate limited funds.  Reviews capacity and condition assessment data on linear assets in water and wastewater to plan for renewal and capacity expansion needs as well; sets priorities for projects to mitigate these needs.  Reviews capacity needs, condition assessments, and regulatory requirements (current and anticipated in water and wastewater treatment) to plan projects and set priorities.  Incorporates and coordinates with logistics manager and consulting engineers on hydraulic models to aid in planning expansion projects.  Reviews process asset needs to facilitate reliability, improve costs of operation, and meet current and future regulatory compliance needs.  Oversees the planning and construction management activities associated with capital projects.  Oversees, supervises, and directs Water and Wastewater Staff Engineer to ensure new development reviews are completed in a timely and accurately manner.  Oversees project management engineers and construction inspectors to insure proper project design execution (QA/QC).  Oversees Logistics Manager in charge of GIS and Strategic Asset Management issues, including the review, acceptance, and documentation of new development assets, capital improvements, and analytics of maintenance optimization under the asset management program for linear and process assets.  Reviews and updates design specifications and construction standards as needed to ensure optimal reliability and maintainability of water and sewer infrastructure.  Coordinates multiple capital improvement construction projects funded from multiple sources.  Meets with public officials, planning entities, and civic organizations to explain projects and programs.  Reviews and analyzes reports, budget, plans, specifications, bids, contracts, and other correspondence to ensure compliance with prescribed standards, rules, and regulations.  Assesses equipment needs in order to make recommendations regarding equipment acquisitions and utilization.  Performs related duties.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  18 year or older.  HS Diploma, GED and/or equivalent work experience. Valid AL Driver’s License.   BS degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or other water and wastewater design related fields. A Master of Business Administration degree is desirable.  Sufficient experience usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years, including experience with financial planning associated with funding for capital plan implementation and with performing the day-to-day activities associated with capital planning.

 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:   Knowledge of civil engineering principles related to the design and maintenance for the flow and conveyance of water and wastewater.   Knowledge of chemical and mechanical processes related to water and wastewater process treatment design and operations.  Knowledge of the water and sewer design specifications and construction standards as well as associated construction implications including costs, budgeting, contracts, and procurement methods.  Knowledge of capital planning processes incorporating renewal and community growth needs.  Knowledge of capital funding planning and tracking.  Skill in oral and written communication.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table in an office.  The work does require occasional trips into the field to check on planning details, project progress/issues and execution issues as they arise.  Physical strength, ability, and mobility to perform all essential job functions with or without accommodation.  Must be willing to work non-standard work hours, holidays, shifts, and weekends as necessary.  Must be willing to be on-call.

 

City Application Required.  Apply at City of Athens Human Resources, City Hall Municipal Offices, located at 200 W. Hobbs St., Athens.  Inquiries: 256-233-8737 or City website www.athensal.us.    The City of Athens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all facets of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   All reasonable accommodations will be considered for qualified applicants.  The City is a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. The City of Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, programs, or activities. 

Meter Service Supervisor

Posted: July 22, 2021

The Gadsden Water Works & Sewer Board is currently accepting applications for a Meter Service Supervisor.  Gadsden Water is looking for a personable/experienced applicant, preferably with a public utility, who works well with the public and under pressure.  Preferred candidates should have the following:  five years of experience in water service operations, meter reading, and meter repairs, to include supervisory, mechanical, and administrative experience; and high school diploma or GED.  A full job description is available upon request.

Apply in Room 201, Gadsden City Hall between the hours of 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by printing application at http://www.cityofgadsden.com/jobs.aspx and mailing, along with resume, to: City of Gadsden, Attn: Personnel Department, P.O. Box 267, Gadsden, AL 35902.  Applications and resumes may also be emailed to mwilliams@gadsdenwater.org.  Deadline for all applications will be Friday, August 6, 2021.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The City of Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision of service.

Project Manager – Water

Posted: July 21, 2021

Project Manager – Water (AL)

 

Why join Barge?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc. is an engineering and architecture services firm consistently ranked in the top 500 engineering firms in the United States.

We have been in business for over 60 years and offer a range of architecture and engineering services to diverse market sectors which include industrial, municipal, commercial, and government clients.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company’s core values because at
the end of the day, Barge CARES:

 

  • Collaborate – Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic – Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible – We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence – We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service – We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

 

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

 

What We’re Looking For

 

Barge Design Solutions is currently seeking a Project Manager in the Water business unit in either our Huntsville or Birmingham Alabama office locations. This role will offer the opportunity to provide project management and business development services on a variety of small, mid, and large-sized, multi-discipline, water and wastewater treatment plant and pipeline projects with an expectation to establish and foster positive client relationships and provide technical leadership.

 

  • Acts as primary agent between client and project team coordinating events, leading client meetings & internal project meetings, and delivery of final project to client.
  • Time will be spent developing and managing teams spread across our geography, while executing each contract in a way that maintains Barge PM procedures, business goals and objectives, and results in positive client and employee experience.
  • Prepares contracts including subcontracts to comply with Barge terms.
  • Provides comprehensive Project Management Plans including workload forecasts.
  • Leads and facilitates a collaborative work environment and advances initiatives that support a positive workplace culture.
  • Ensures Quality Program implementation and execution.
  • Reviews project reports and findings and makes modifications to project as needed.
  • Provides technical guidance and resolves project problems.
  • On occasion may function as a technical lead on projects.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others.
  • Attends various leadership meetings and participates in project management training programs.
  • Supports and implements strategic and business planning activities.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

 

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited program.
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience and applicable registration as required by discipline.
  • Project management knowledge and strong technical credibility, specifically with water and wastewater treatment and conveyance industry.
  • Ability to influence and manage stakeholder relationships within and outside Barge.
  • Effectively manage collaborative teams with concurrent projects with multiple deadlines.

 

Applications may be completed online:

https://barge.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/260?c=barge

Barge Design Solutions is a EEO employer. 

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