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Employer:  VA AWWA
 
The Virginia Section American Water Works Association (VA AWWA) is looking for a self-motivated, highly organized Training Coordinator to play an essential role in supporting the training needs of their membership.  This position will organize existing training efforts along with expanding training offerings in the future. 
Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Senior Engineering Assistant to perform a variety of paraprofessional duties for the Construction Section of the Utilities Department to include field research associated with the design of water and wastewater capital improvement & road improvement projects and assisting with construction related requests and inspections. Includes photographing and videoing sites and managing the storing and recordation of these photos and retrieval as needed. Attend field and pre-construction meetings providing support in clarifying issues and potential conflicts. Manage various improvement projects and oversee repairs and maintenance of the utility administration building. Assist with addressing resident concerns associated with the section's various projects and Real Property agents with easement acquisition questions & research. Coordinate and assist with the management of the closed-circuit television inspection (CCTV) contract and reporting. Review and prepare background information and recommendations relating to the current/future availability and requirements for the use of the public water and wastewater systems including preliminary route layouts and cost estimates. Prepare maps for special projects as needed. Perform related work as required. 
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.

 
Provide supervision and planning of work activities to work crew of at least three (3) subordinate members; perform skilled, complex, routine and emergency repair, operation, and maintenance functions relating to the utility facilities and equipment in the Water Distribution and/or Sewer Collection Bureaus, in all types of weather conditions; does related work as required.
Chesterfield County is seeking an Automation Coordinator to lead the Department of Utilities' automation staff, direct work and assign projects; in conjunction with IST staff, maintain the Local Area Network (LAN), server maintenance and backups, application development and PC applications, purchase and deploy hardware and software. Provide oversight and management of the department's systems and technology projects. Perform other work as required. Position open until October 3, 2021
What You Do and How You Do It
This Utilities Department Principal Engineer will serve on the Construction Inspection Team as a project manager. Position is responsible for managing all facets of a project from design phase through construction completion. This includes all utility impacts associated with road improvement projects, including water and wastewater betterments, Utilities’ capital improvement projects, and Utilities’ Administration Building projects.

 
Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Laboratory Technician to perform multiple laboratory tests in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures to meet wastewater treatment plant operational needs and federal and state regulations; i.e., pH, settle abilities, suspended solids, CBOD, volatile acids, alkalinities, total solids, nitrogen, phosphate, E. coli, fecal coliform, etc. Cleaning of laboratory glassware to avoid contamination and cleaning/minor maintenance of laboratory equipment. Recording/reporting all laboratory results on bench sheets and entering data into database. Perform other work as required. (Must be available for occasional holiday work.)
Provides professional knowledge and expertise in administration and support of health and safety processes including regulatory agency compliance. Plans, organizes, facilitates and coordinates safety and security related training activities for the department. Responsible for compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), , and other applicable regulations. Responsible for enforcing departmental safety policies and practices working with the department’s management, serves as a department liaison regarding the city-wide emergency response.
Major responsibilities include, but not limited to: provide technical assistance; plan and deliver training; perform outreach and networking; program development; perform research and analysis and publish results; administrative duties. Work performed may be in the technical areas of: wastewater, water and solid waste operations, management and financing. This position would work mostly in Southwest Virginia and in collaboration with other areas of the state of Virginia. This is a full-time position.
 
 
Under supervision, performs responsible technical work in the operation and general maintenance of the water treatment plant. Trains in and assists with operation of water treatment plant. As directed, operates and maintains motor controllers, pumps, valves and meters. Monitors the on-screen display for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software. Employee must exercise initiative and some independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in contact with customers and the general public. Reports to designated Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator or Water Treatment Plant Manager.
Under close supervision, performs semi-skilled work in the operation and general maintenance of the water treatment plant. Trains in and assists with operation of water treatment plant. As directed, operates and maintains motor controllers, pumps, valves and meters. Trains in monitoring the onscreen display for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software. Employee must exercise initiative and some independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in contact with customers and the general public. Reports to designated Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator or Water Treatment Plant Manager.
Do you want a job that makes a positive difference to the environment and the community?  Water Resources Department is seeking a Plant Instrumentation Technician to perform technical work in the installation, calibration, repair and maintenance of all electronic instrumentation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and ancillary equipment, including SCADA systems, SCADA network, and laboratory equipment.  

Reporting to the President, Aqua Virginia, the Director, Business Development (BD) plays a critical role in developing a pipeline of municipal acquisition opportunities to grow Aqua Virginia's water and wastewater services in desired geographical areas. This individual will leverage their existing business contacts and establish new relationships to uncover opportunities to acquire water and wastewater assets.  The Director, Business Development (BD) will be responsible for prospecting for new business, leading the due diligence process, financial analysis, and negotiation of acquisitions.   

Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Chemist to perform complex chemical analyses in accordance with standard operating procedures to meet wastewater treatment plant operational needs and Federal and State Regulations. Analyses include but are not limited to pH, E. coli, carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand, total kjeldahl nitrogen, ammonia, nitrate/nitrite, and total phosphorus. Operates a variety of laboratory instruments such as pH and dissolved oxygen meters, spectrophotometer, digestion blocks, distillation unit, and analytical balances. Prepares reagents and standard solutions. Cleans laboratory glassware to avoid contamination and cleaning/minor maintenance of laboratory equipment. Records all laboratory data on bench sheets and reports analytical results in database. Maintains responsibility for the quality and accuracy of all analytical work, data, and test results. Occasional work during inclement weather or holidays may be required due to atypical circumstances. Perform other work as required. 
 
Are you looking to take your Engineering career to the next level? Do you want to make an impact in your local community by utilizing your skills and expertise in the Waterworks department? Well, this is the perfect opportunity for you!  
The Engineer III is responsible for complex engineering work involving the planning, design, project management and inspection of a variety of utilities projects within the Waterworks department. Day to day, you will serve as project manager on various natural resource projects throughout the City from start until completion.  You will be identifying, researching and making recommendations on various project needs and plans, drafting proposals and assisting with selecting contractors.  
Engineers prepare, review, and evaluate a variety of different water supply improvements to include demand projections, safe yield evaluations, conservation, drought and water source management, real estate, and stewardship of all natural resources. This is a very exciting opportunity to provide oversight and management on environmental and water related improvement projects for your community.
This position is responsible for a wide range of job responsibilities as a project manager and supervising the project team! By using your Engineering knowledge and experience, you will also prepare cost estimates and budgets, reports, manage employee’s performance, employee relations, and assign work as needed. 
In addition to your daily duties, you will serve as a technical expert in all areas of water resources engineering!  It will be important to provide information related to improvements, projects, programs and activities; keeps abreast of current and future changes and trends related to water resources; may review plans prepared by contractors to ensure compliance with City codes, State regulations, design, and construction standards. 
Under direction, performs complex professional, technical, administrative, work related to the operation, expansion, and planning of the County’s water transmission, storage, and distribution systems and sanitary sewer collection and pumping facilities. Working within broad policy and organizational guidelines, independently plans and implements projects and reports progress of major activities through periodic meetings with supervisor. Employee must exercise initiative, independent judgment, tact, and courtesy in the performance of job duties. Reports to the Director of Public Utilities.
The incumbent will provide construction contract administration assistance and performs highly technical work in the coordination and support of construction projects. Duties include but are not limited to: Reviewing plans and developing completion and status reports, punch list documentation, and final approval letters. Review inspectors' reports for accuracy and conformance with contract documents; reconcile quantity differences in the pay applications; and process contractor payment requests through Finance. Perform all SAP entries for payments and requisitions, In-service Notices, milestones, as-built, and fire hydrant data. Develop construction cost estimates and reviews proposals for accuracy. Review approved plans, easements, and cut sheets prior to construction and ensure completion of accurate as-built information. Organize and schedule the inspection efforts of Subdivision work with contractors, developers, inspectors, and engineers prior to, during, and after construction has been completed. Organize and schedule water sample tests with Fairfax Water Laboratories and relay results to contractors and inspectors. Prepare necessary documentation and final approval letters for County Agencies during the completion stages of Subdivision work. Check and transmit daily construction reports from inspectors, completion reports, as-builts, and hydrant cards to other departments. Enter Subdivision information into the Consolidated Appropriation and Project System (CAPS) and maintain records. Maintain information and data files, electronic and paper, for current Fairfax Water projects. Purge completed project files for archive. Input, distribute, and maintain shutdown data. Respond to customer and contractor questions concerning water main construction and Subdivision plans. Collect data and prepare Construction monthly report of pipes, valves, and hydrants. Prepare necessary information for audit reports. 
The individual will have the ability to: communicate both verbally and written, and read in English to understand directions, procedures, and policies and ability to plan, direct, and communicate the same to others; conduct themselves with a high degree of maturity, integrity, and responsibility and to exhibit a positive and professional attitude while effectively dealing with the public, customers, contractors, City departments, local government, regulatory and agency officials, supervisors, co-workers, and staff; prepare reports and utilize computer (software and hardware) in executing required work and maintaining/updating data and records for maintenance, operational, construction, and administrative activities and;  effectively and efficiently plan, direct, and assign work to staff. The individual must have thorough knowledge of municipal utility system design, construction, repair, and maintenance standards and practices, and thorough knowledge of applicable job-related hazards, health, regulatory, and environmental laws. 
The Utilities Department is a hard working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence. The Water Pollution Control Division (WPCDis 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. The WPCD is seeking an entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operator or Biosolids Operator.
The Authority is seeking to fill a Procurement Officer position currently available. The successful candidate will perform responsible skilled clerical work involving the procurement of services, supplies, material and equipment and the preparation and maintenance of related documents. Strong contract skills is a must. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), or other nationally recognized certification in the field of procurement is preferred.
Water Resources Department is seeking Utility Line Technicians to repair and maintain water and sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines.  Successful candidates will perform routine and semiskilled work in a variety of construction, repair and maintenance assignments involving the use of various tools and equipment by performing the following duties. Normal starting pay for Utility Line Technician I is $14.10/hr.  After successful employees of one year as Utility Line Technician I employees are  eligible for progression to Utility Line Technician II - starting pay $15.51/hr.  After successful completion of one year as Utility Line Technician II employees are eligible for progression to Utility Line Technician III - starting pay $17.05/hr.  
Provides planning, design, project management, and contract administration of various construction and engineering projects.  Responsibilities entail accountability based on measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity and quality of assigned projects.
The role of Engineering / GIS Technician is to support the Authority’s planning and asset management functions by providing field and office support for Geographic Information System (GIS), Mapping, and Asset Management programs and other activities managed by the Engineering Services Division. Specific duties include but are not limited to: Updating and maintaining the Authority's Asset System of Record, data quality control, data acquisition, data maintenance, and data transformation, and fulfilling data requests with a quick turn-around. The Engineering/GIS Technician assists in preparation of maps, data summaries and other visualizations to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal staff, the public, and other stakeholders.  An effective candidate for this position understands the importance of GIS at the Authority and is motivated to help advance the state of practice.
 
An ideal candidate for this position will have superb working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) fundamentals and demonstrable proficiency in industry standard GIS platforms such as ESRI products and platforms with demonstrable skills in database management and program development.
Under the direction of the Preventative Maintenance Leader, the person in this position performs skilled work operating and maintaining audio-visual and computer equipment used in the internal inspection of sanitary sewer lines and customer service lines in addition to assisting with preventative maintenance programs.