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The Aquarium Life Support Technician I will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's 800,000-gallon aquatic life support systems.  This position will provide for the needs of all animal and aquarium life support systems in assigned areas by doing regular daily inspections, maintaining water quality through monitoring and operation of individual life support systems and performing preventative maintenance tasks on life support and related equipment as directed by senior staff.  Duties will include the operation and maintenance of pumps, filters, fractionators, compressors, ozone generators, valve and piping systems, electronic control systems, and laboratory equipment.  This position will be expected to communicate with staff across functional areas regarding maintenance for each system to maintain the highest animal care standards by collaborating with water quality, veterinary, and animal care staff to ensure the highest standards of animal care and welfare for all animal exhibits and holding/quarantine systems.  
The Aquarium Life Support Maintenance Engineer I will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's 800,000-gallon aquatic life support systems.  This position will serve as a work leader and oversee the operation and maintenance of aquarium life support automated controls systems by training and supporting staff on control system operation, construction, maintenance, and programming.
Do you want to apply your expertise for a cause you can feel good about? Do you want to work for an organization that wants you to grow with it and offers tuition reimbursement, certification training, and a chance to learn about multiple industries? Come work for the Town of Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century. Located 35 miles west of the nation's capital in the heart of DC's Wine Country, you'll enjoy a vibrant and authentic community with "big city" amenities.  The Town of Leesburg strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees. Benefits include membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System, excellent healthcare insurance, and other fringe benefits.
The City of Salem is accepting applications for the position of Water Treatment Plant Operator (I, II, III or Trainee).  The successful candidate will possess a Virginia Class III Water Operator License or higher.  Applications for the Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee position will also be considered.  The successful candidate will be required to work rotating shifts.  Details may be found at www.salemva.gov.  Applications accepted until 1/25/2021 at 5:00 pm. E.O.E.

Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Water Plant Operator Trainee. The Water Plant Operator Trainee performs routine tasks, tests, and applies judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of water at treatment facilities and/or pump stations.  Operates domestic water treatment systems including chemical, and physical processes. Conducts inspections of facility; observes process control parameters via SCADA, various instrumentation screens, and results of laboratory analyses, and anticipates and plans for flow changes and treatment system adjustments. Responds to all alarms, failures, and process needs occurring at any water facility. Read meters and gauges, enters data in operational logs and computer spreadsheets, and completes other records and reports. Perform general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Must be willing to work a rotating shift including weekends and holidays. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver License. Must possess a valid Class B Virginia Commercial Driver License with H and N endorsements or be able to acquire the same within 6-12 months of employment. Must obtain a minimum Class 4 license within 18 months of employment as a condition of successful job performance and continued employment. 
 

Cadmus seeks a Drinking Water or Wastewater Engineer Senior Analyst with education and experience in environmental or civil engineering or a related discipline to join our thriving team of water and wastewater professionals in our support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state regulatory agencies, and other government entities.
 
The Cadmus Group is a premier consulting group focusing on water, energy, climate change, international development, and homeland security. With nearly 650 people in the U.S. and Europe, we offer intellectually challenging work, a collegial environment, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package.
Cadmus seeks an Analyst with education and experience in environmental or civil engineering or a related discipline to join our thriving team of water and wastewater professionals in our support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state regulatory agencies, and other government entities.
 
The Cadmus Group is a premier consulting group focusing on water, energy, climate change, international development, and homeland security. With nearly 650 people in the U.S. and Europe, we offer intellectually challenging work, a collegial environment, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package.
The Town of Leesburg is seeking entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operators within its Water Pollution Control Division.  The Water Pollution Control Division is responsible for the safe and efficient treatment of wastewater generated within the Leesburg service area and the subsequent stabilization and disposal of the solid wastes produced to ensure the protection of public health and the environment.  

 
Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for a Laboratory Systems Administrator I/II/III.  This position will be filled as either I, II, or III depending on education and experience of selected candidate.  Under the supervision and direction of the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Systems Administrator (LSA) oversees and directs operation of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The LSA serves as the laboratory leader and Information Technology Division (IT) liaison for network computer related issues, activities, and needs; supports laboratory computer applications, processes, software and hardware that interface and interact with LIMS;  provides training and technical support for system users; coordinates laboratory efforts and collaborates with external departments to achieve shared computer/data-related goals.
Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Lab Technician. Lab Technician summary of responsibility will include collecting samples and performing laboratory tests, preparing proper and legible records, maintaining equipment and supplies, and operating the laboratory in a safe, clean, and efficient manner. A detailed job description is available for review. 

The Town of Farmville is accepting applications for a full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee.  Current licensed operators are also encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record, technical and mathematical understanding, and a willingness to progress and secure an appropriate Operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Town of Leesburg, Department of Utilities Water Pollution Control Division is looking for a regular, full-time Utility Plant Supervisor.
 
The Water Pollution Control Division (WPCD) is responsible for the safe and efficient treatment of wastewater generated within the Leesburg service area and the subsequent stabilization and disposal of the solid wastes produced to ensure the protection of public health and the environment.   
 
What You'll Be Doing
This position involves advanced technical and supervisory work in the Utilities Department in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and associated facilities and equipment.  Work involves responsibility for scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing work, coordinating training, conducting performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, and overseeing the operation of the plant and plant laboratory.
Under general supervision, performs specialized skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment at the County’s Water Treatment Plant. Work involves the use of hand and power tools. Employee must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completion of assigned tasks. Actively coordinates with Water Treatment Plant Operators. Coordinates the procurement of parts as needed. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy and firmness when contact with customers and the general public. Reports to Water Treatment Plant Manager.
The City of Newport News is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Electrical Specialist within the Waterworks Department. Please visit our Employment Opportunities site at www.nnva.gov/jobs to review the official job description and apply. The deadline to apply is January 4, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.
 
The Department of Public Utilities in Henrico County has several openings available for Instrumentation Specialists. Positions are available at the Water Treatment Facility, the Water Reclamation Facility, and in the Operations Division. The positions require a basic working knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the electronic and instrumentation trade; demonstrated skill in the use and care of the tools, equipment, and materials used in the work; basic working knowledge of the principles of electronics and instrumentation; basic understanding of the occupational hazards of and safety precautions involved in electronic work; ability to read and interpret typical electronic schematics; ability to read, write and comprehend manuals and instructions; and basic knowledge of diagnostic and troubleshooting principles and processes.
This is a technical position and is for a Water Plant Operator at the Doswell Water Treatment Plant. An experienced operator with a State of Virginia issued water treatment license is preferred; however, persons without experience or license will be considered.

The water plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position requires operators to work 12 hour shifts which rotate from day to night on a weekly cycle. Operators work approximately 14 days per month. Please note that this position has State water licensing requirements that begin within 24 months of hiring date. In-house training opportunities are available to help meet this requirement.
The Town of Rocky Mount is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Trainee. 
 
The duties of this position under the supervision of a certified treatment plant operator or supervisor are not limited to
  • service pumps, valves, motors, controls, and other plant equipment. 
  • Monitor treatment processes.
  • Perform required laboratory tests, analyses, inspect and wash filters, tanks, and screens.
  • Maintain logs of operational controls and maintenance.
Obtaining a WTP Class III Operator license is expected within 18 months of the date of employment and a Class II within 30 months of employment. 
The City of Newport News is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Logistics Manager within the Waterworks Department. Please visit our Employment Opportunities site at www.nnva.gov/jobs to review the official job description and apply. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST.
 
The City of Danville, VA is looking for a Water Chemist.  The purpose of this position is to maintain and operate a state-certified analytical laboratory, collecting and analyzing daily Microbiological samples. This is accomplished by conducting monthly QA and preparing reports for VDH; training operations staff in the new or updated Lab standard operating procedures; maintaining certification by participating in an annual proficiency test for the Coli tag and Heterotrophic plate count methods.
What You Do and How You Do It
The Utilities Engineer will serve within the development section as project manager for proposals pertaining to the expansion, development, and planning of the county’s public water and wastewater systems
  • You will work as part of a project team to review the impacts of proposed development on the existing water and wastewater systems
  • Review site and subdivision construction plans, zoning requests, and other community development applications for compliance with county, state, and federal requirements 
  • Evaluate water distribution and wastewater collection systems using computer hydraulic models, field data, and standard engineering practices
  • Prepare and review reports, drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and contracts 
  • Interact with the public and collaborate with other agencies, consulting firms, and internal/external customers
  • Host or attend meetings and presentations with diverse groups of internal and external customers pertaining to the expansion of the public water and wastewater systems; perform other work as required.
Location:  Alexandria, VA
 
Primary Role: Manages the day-to-day operations of water and/or wastewater plant(s), operations and/or distribution systems in accordance with Company policies and procedures and all applicable governmental laws and regulations.
The City of Newport News, Virginia, is searching for a leader as Waterworks Director to oversee all water utility functions, develop staff within the department, and serve as a member of the City’s executive leadership team. The Director will lead a team of highly competent staff who are committed to providing the City and the region with exceptional water and ensuring the continued environmental and operational integrity, regulatory compliance, safety, and security of the water system. 
 
Performs routine tasks, tests, and applies judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of wastewater at treatment facilities and/or pump stations.  Operate domestic wastewater treatment systems including chemical, physical, and microbiological processes. Conducts inspections of facility; observes process control parameters via SCADA, various instrumentation screens, and results of laboratory analyses; and anticipates and plans for flow changes and treatment system adjustments. Responds to all alarms, failures, and process needs occurring at any wastewater facility. Read meters and gauges, enters data in operational logs and computer spreadsheets, and completes other records and reports. Observes operations of chemical feed systems, and replenishes as needed, monitors and measures feed rates on a regular and timely basis, adjusts feed rates to meet treatment needs and operating permit goals and requirements. Collects samples and performs analysis on wastewater and sludge samples and submits required samples to central laboratory, interprets test results and makes corresponding treatment process changes where necessary, and conducts special tests as required by supervisor. Performs preventive and minor maintenance on equipment and assists maintenance personnel as needed. Check pump stations, operates filter press, cleans basins, and assists in filter testing while on utility shifts. Perform duties and tasks in an environmentally friendly manner. Perform general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Perform duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. Maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the public. Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to personnel and safety policies and practices and all safety regulations.
Prince George County is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Utility Supervisor.  This position a specialized technical position performing supervisory and related duties involved in operating and maintaining utility infrastructure, related equipment, and systems and will be responsible for: Planning, training, coordinating and supervising the daily activities of Utility Workers; supervising employees, performing related human resource functions and completing necessary paperwork; planning, coordinating and supervising the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater system appurtenances and of the distribution and collection system as assigned; troubleshooting and managing emergency water and wastewater utility situations as they arise; Ensuring work activities follow department and industry safety requirements; coordinating department Miss Utility responsibilities; coordinating department field staff after-hours call-out response operations; supervising and conducting water and wastewater utility construction inspections.
The Town of Lawrenceville, in Brunswick County, VA is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented public utility professional to serve the town as the Water Plant Chief Operator. This position performs a variety of skilled, technical, supervisory, and administrative work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of municipal water treatment and distribution systems within the town and adjacent service areas located in the county. 
Prince George County Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Utility Worker. This position will be responsible for operating and organizing the use of utility tools, equipment, and vehicles.
Gloucester County invites applications for the position of Senior Utility Maintenance Technician.  
 
The Senior Utility Maintenance Technician serves as lead worker on an assigned crew performing specialized semi-skilled work repairing and replacing water mains and waterlines.  Work involves using a variety of procedures, hand equipment, and heavy machinery to maintain, repair and install water and sewer lines and associated equipment. Position reports to the Utility Foreman
The Town of Culpeper’s Environmental Services Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Plant Mechanic/Instrument & Controls Technician.  The successful candidate will perform difficult skilled work in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water or wastewater treatment plant and related facilities; perform difficult work in the installation, calibration, repair and maintenance or all electronic instrumentation, including SCADA systems, various meters, flow totalizers, electronic receivers, electronic controllers and converters, and electronic circuit boards; and perform other duties as assigned.  Candidate must have thorough knowledge standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electric and mechanical trades; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with general maintenance operations and ability to take and enforce appropriate safety precautions; ability to work from sketches, blue prints, wiring schematics, and equipment manuals and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.