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Augusta Water is a local utility providing water and sewer services to businesses and residents in Augusta County, VA since 1966. Augusta Water owns and operates 10 separate water systems, including seven microfiltration treatment systems, and a water distribution network comprised of over 415 miles of water mains. Wastewater collection and conveyance is provided through more than 232 miles of mains, and treatment at four major facilities and five smaller facilities. We are located in the Central Shenandoah Valley in close proximity to the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Charlottesville.
 
Working with the Augusta Water Engineering Department provides opportunities to use and develop your skills. As a team, Engineering works to continually innovate for better management of natural and financial resources.
The City of Roanoke is seeking a Construction/Field Operations Manager for its Stormwater Utility to provide management in support of internal construction projects and maintenance activities related to the City’s stormwater management systems and watersheds. The mission of the Stormwater Utility is to work with our community to create a clean water legacy with the two primary goals being to reduce community flood risk and to improve water quality in the Roanoke River and its tributaries.
 
Chesterfield County Government is seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to operate rubber tire backhoes and excavators to dig excavations around waterlines; perform maintenance and repairs; operate other construction equipment and perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to waterline maintenance and repair. Perform other work as required.  This position is part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience. 
Hanover County Government is actively seeking the next Director of Public Utilities to oversee and lead our team in both water and wastewater treatment needs. The Director of Public Utilities will play a critical leadership role in the County organization and will work closely with citizens, industry leaders and elected officials to ensure that we are innovative and forward-thinking with current and future utility assessments and programs. The successful incumbent for this position will excel in areas to include government policy and data analysis with a focus on strong leadership qualities. 
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for researching, developing and implementing safety, health, and environmental programs for the Waterworks Department.  Reports to the Assistant Director or Director. 
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Piedmont Regional Office is seeking a qualified candidate to manage all aspects of the Piedmont Regional Office VPDES and VPA permitting program, Section 303(d) & 305(b) reporting, water quality and supply planning, Surface Water Management Area designation, etc., in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and agency guidance; provide leadership, direction, and guidance to staff; actively solve problems; ensure compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures; develop program budget; and allocate staff resources, funds, and equipment.
The Department of Environmental Quality, seeks a qualified candidate to manage the agency’s Office of Remediation Programs within the Land Protection & Revitalization Division. This position provides oversight and implementation of activities involving site assessment, clean-up, and remediation of Superfund, federal facilities, formerly used defense sites, voluntary remediation and brownfield sites, and facilities undergoing hazardous waste corrective action to ensure contaminated sites are addressed effectively and efficiently.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's, Process Improvement Division seeks a detail-oriented self-starter to serve as a Business/Data Analyst to assist the agency in maximizing the value of its data in accomplishing our mission. The primary role for this position will be to assist in establishing and maintaining a data quality program focused on data that we share with external entities, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia Department of Health and other entities.
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for complex engineering work involving the planning, design, project management and inspection of a variety of utilities projects.  Reports to the Chief of Process Reliability.  There are three (3) levels of Engineer distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee.   
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the tactical management and decision-making for multiple operational units within the Customer Service Branch, which may include call center operations, walk-in services, and customer care services. Reports to the Chief of Customer Service.  
Chesterfield County Government is seeking a Principal Labor Crew Chief to supervise crew and coordinate daily schedules and activities related to maintenance, construction and repair of water mains, water services and other activities related to water distribution system appurtenances and infrastructure. Perform other work as required. Please note: Overtime may be frequent and required to include evening, weekends and/or holidays.  Position open until filled (first review to begin February 20, 2024).
Chesterfield County Government is seeking a Principal Plant Operator to focus on Plant Operations at Chesterfield County’s wastewater treatment plants. The Principal Plant Operator will perform all operational aspects required to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing wastewater treatment. This requires observations and/or adjustments of physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes at a wastewater treatment plant.
 
 
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for overall management of work crews that perform installation and repair of water pipelines and other components of the water distribution system.  Reports to the Water Distribution Operations Coordinator or the Water Distribution Superintendent. 
Responsibilities: To accurately collect samples, maintain records, and submit reports as required by Augusta Water compliance programs to meet local, state and federal regulations. To assist with laboratory testing and community outreach programs.
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing simple to complex pipe laying work in support of repairing and installing sanitary sewer systems.  May serve as a lead worker. Reports to the Crew Supervisor C.  
 
There are two (2) levels of Pipelayer distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee. 
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing specialized maintenance and repair operations of the Equipment Shop and facilities of the Department of Waterworks. Reports to the Senior Maintenance Specialist.
 
There are three (3) levels of Maintenance Mechanic distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee.
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating and performing a variety of technical functions related to personal computer (PC) applications development and programming for the Waterworks Department.  Reports to the Network and Process Controls Systems Manager. 
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for operating and maintaining the Waterworks Water Treatment and Distribution Systems during assigned shift to meet customer demand and maintain conformance with established treatment and operational goals and water quality standards. Reports to a Water Treatment Plant Shift Supervisor.
The Upper Occoquan Service Authority is seeking a quality Engineer to join the Process Engineering group in our Engineering & Technology Division. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team of Control Systems Engineers performing control system network administrator tasks. Applicants should have a keen interest and/or troubleshooting, maintenance, and implementation for many aspects of UOSA's computerized industrial control systems and platforms (especially in wastewater). Previous hands-on experience researching information system problems and in troubleshooting same, is highly required. This role requires the candidate to have knowledge of installing and testing new software and hardware acquisitions, managing network architecture and network infrastructure for OT, DCS, and SCADA platforms and managing software licensing and hardware inventory.
The Assistant Shift Manager monitors and exercises general supervision over Treatment Process liquids operations activities and performs related planning, coordination and training as required to ensure continuous operations of the plant. He/she supervises employees in operation of primary, conventional, physical and chemical AWT process; assigns and reviews work and takes necessary actions to ensure employee safety, meet flow throughput demands, minimizes costs and to satisfy regulatory requirements. General supervision is exercised over the work of Treatment Process Operators of various grades (Trainee, Process, Plant and Senior Operators). The incumbent is responsible for the efficient, continuous operation of all sections of the treatment plant’s liquid process train and ensures VPDES permit compliance on days when the shift manager is not present.
Come make a difference in your community by joining the team at the Water Resources Department as a Water Plant Operator to assist in the operation of the Water Treatment plants. 
This Position offers a 3-tier paid progression program based on a state water licensure program and demonstration of operational proficiencies with training provided. 
Chesterfield County Government is seeking a Principal Plant Operator for the Falling Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The shift is from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. This is a static shift, which does not rotate.  The Principal Plant Operator will perform all maintenance aspects required to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing wastewater treatment.
Chesterfield County Government is seeking an Engineering Supervisor to be responsible for managing and supervising the operation and overall performance of the Department of Utilities' Development Section. The primary purpose of this position is to anticipate and plan for the expansion of the water and wastewater systems in support of the County's future growth needs; ensure that comprehensive reviews are performed on all phases of private development projects to ensure conformance with all local, state and federal laws, standards and ordinances and provide for a high-quality and low maintenance water and wastewater system. Provides guidance and direction to both Utilities staff and consulting engineers performing work for the department. The position is also responsible for the updating and development of design standards in keeping with new technology and the rapid growth of Chesterfield County. This position is also responsible for oversight of the Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program, maintenance of the department’s water and wastewater system computer model, processing of building permits, VDH Local Review, and updating of the County’s Water and Wastewater Facilities Plan. Oversees the management of all aspects of certain capital improvement projects related to the expansion of the County's water and wastewater system.  Perform other work as required.  PLEASE NOTE: Position open until filled (first review to begin February 5, 2024)
 

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing dispatch operations on a 24-hour basis for Public Utilities and provides the most difficult administrative support and related functions for the Distribution Division. Serves as a lead worker. Reports to the Staff Supervisor. 

The City of Harrisonburg, Virginia, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director of Public Utilities to oversee the management of a variety of utility operations. Harrisonburg (pop. 55,700) is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University, and one of the fastest-growing cities in Virginia.
Chesterfield County’s Utilities Department is seeking a Utility Worker I to install and repair water lines, services, meters, hydrants and other associated maintenance equipment; pavement restoration; use of power hand tools, shovels, picks and other associated materials and equipment; complete work orders. Perform other work as required. PLEASE NOTE: Overtime may be frequent and required to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.  Position is open until filled (first review to begin November 6, 2023).  This position is part of an approved Career development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications and experience. 
Chesterfield County Government is seeking an Assistant Chief Plant Operator to direct the activities of shift employees engaged in the operation of a state-of-the-art biological nutrient removal wastewater treatment facility to ensure effluent quality is in compliance with VPDES permit requirements. Duties of this position include: planning work schedules and assigning tasks to employees; monitoring and operating SCADA; reviewing laboratory data to ensure VPDES compliance; supervising training of operators; overseeing chemical orders and deliveries as needed; preparing reports as needed. Perform other work as required.
The Chief of Laboratory Operations provides leadership and oversight of the Henrico County Central Environmental Laboratory (HCCEL). The HCCEL is a VELAP accredited laboratory, certified to analyze both drinking water and wastewater for the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities.
Chesterfield County Government is seeking a Principal Automation Analyst to analyze the Department of Utilities' information needs and make recommendations for improvements. Develop, interpret and support relational database solutions in a Microsoft SQL Server environment that address critical business functions or needs for the department. Support system expansions/updates/upgrades. Coordinate the work effort of outside support vendors in the ongoing maintenance and upgrades to the department's various systems. Includes management and oversight of various size and scope projects. Provide troubleshooting and technical support in order to ensure that technology adheres to system development methodology and policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Identify and troubleshoot SQL code-related issues. Extract data, present data, and put data into spreadsheets; create, modify and test various SQL queries, stored procedures, views for obtaining data, and create and modify existing SSRS reports. Create consistent and accurate technical documentation of implemented applications, databases, and systems. Train and mentor other analysts and assist in the research and implementation of best practices for the department's database environment including maintenance issues, operation requirements, disaster recovery, and security. Collaborate with IST on network, software, and server hardware needs and changes. Implement and support cybersecurity initiatives for department's systems. Perform other work as required.  PLEASE NOTE: Position open until filled (first review to begin January 2, 2024). 
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the oversight of water location activities and marking water distribution system infrastructure for the Department of Waterworks. Reports to the Utility Pipeline Inspection Supervisor.
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for locating, reading and recording water consumption from the water system’s residential, commercial, industrial, military and fire service water meters. Serves as lead worker. Reports to the Meter Reading Route Supervisor.
 
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity over the summer to jumpstart your Arboricultural or Forestry career?
 
This internship will be packed full of hands on immersion to learn, develop, and jumpstart your career! As a Forest Technician Intern, you will work in our Waterworks Department in the Asset Sustainability Division. You will be participating specifically in the field of Forestry and Forestry Technology, and be working right alongside our team to assist them with ongoing projects for the City of Newport News. Day to day, you will be out in the field, in all weather conditions and different terrain within the City. We will provide a foundation training on tree identification, planting techniques, and basic tree maintenance practices.
The James City Service Authority seeks an individual to perform responsible engineering work including design, construction and administration of capital improvement projects or programs, review and approval of development projects, studies and analyses for water/wastewater systems, and inspection of public and private development and capital improvement projects related to water/wastewater facilities.
The Charlottesville Department of Utilities is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as a Senior GIS Analyst who is highly motivated and who strives for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.
Under limited supervision, this position performs the most complex automotive, truck, and heavy equipment mechanic work to include hydraulic, electrical, and repair. May serve as lead worker. Reports to the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.
The Stormwater Utility Administrator performs complex professional tasks associated with the management and prioritization of the Stormwater Utility and implementation of the Water Resources Master Plan and associated capital projects. Serves a primary role in the coordination, development, and delivery of the Stormwater Utility core program components. Directs financial aspects of the Stormwater Utility.
The City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources is looking for an individual that is passionate about protecting public health and the environment to join our award winning team. If you are interested in making a difference in a community then we have a career for you. Our engineers are working on significant and exciting projects to renew aging infrastructure, protect and restore the environment, and ensure that we provide safe, reliable drinking water to the citizens of Lynchburg. The pay is competitive, the benefits are great, and the rewarding career is invaluable. 
James City Service Authority (JCSA) is seeking an individual to perform responsible work installing, maintaining, repairing, and constructing the James City Service Authority (JCSA) water distribution systems. There are four (4) levels in the Water Distribution Utility Worker series distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee. Position is eligible for Full-Time County Benefits.
The James City Service Authority seeks an individual to perform responsible work in the maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical and electrical systems used within the JCSA’s water and wastewater systems, which includes power distribution and generation systems, industrial class pumps and related electrical control systems.
The Engineering Department has an immediate opening for an Engineering Manager. The Engineering Department is a multi-disciplined group that works on a diversity of projects/programs with responsibilities that include standards and policy development, planning and design for capital projects, oversight of new construction projects, land acquisition, asset evaluation and rehabilitation, system capacity evaluation, data management, management of Geographical Information Systems, and the Cross Connection Control Program. Working for the Augusta Water Engineering Department provides opportunities to use your skills to identify and solve technical and policy related issues, resulting in better management of natural and financial resources.
The operation and maintenance of water treatment plants; water treatment and related equipment servicing, calibrating, and repair; mechanical electrical and hydraulic principles; principles and practices of standardized water quality tests; state and federal regulations governing the operation of a water treatment plant. Must be able to read and write plainly. Must be able to perform mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction and multiplication. Must be able to follow technical instructions, procedures and schedules. High school diploma or equivalent GED certification and considerable experience (two or more years) as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Must hold a Virginia Class II Water Plant Operator License.
Performs responsible administrative work in overseeing operation, maintenance and quality control of water treatment facilities.  Assists in preparation/ maintains area’s budget/CIP.  Schedules/assigns/supervises/ inspects the operation of the raw water pumping stations/water treatment facilities. Inspects/maintains water sheds/ aqueducts. Regulates impoundment output of storage reservoirs to eliminate algae/other organic growth. Prepares periodic activity reports. Monitors inventory. Monitors operation of reservoir in accordance with applicable permits. Prepares/maintains necessary operation reports for County/City/State. Coordinates public relations for reservoir/treatment facility. Serves as head water treatment plant operator. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or water plant operations plus five (5) or more years related experience in water plant operations with some supervisory experience.  Class I Water license from Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for Water Works and Wastewater Works required.
The Corix team has an opportunity for a Water-Wastewater Operator I based in Lorton, VA. This role is under direct supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities. Assists with maintaining plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Performs general cleaning of grounds and buildings. Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements.
The Corix team has an opportunity for a Lead Wastewater Treatment Operator based in Lorton, VA. This role is under limited supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of a wastewater treatment facility. Responsible for maintaining plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Assists with training of other personnel and leading work crews. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and works cooperatively to provide quality seamless utility service. Works with Area Manager and/or State Director to ensure continuity of processes, goals and vision of the company.

Position Summary: Performs difficult professional work in the design, preparation and review of utility plans and specifications for private development and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Provides project management for these projects including directing inspectors to ensure the utilities are constructed in accordance with specifications. Provides direction in the maintenance and support of ACSA database and the Geographic Information System (GIS). Provides supervision of the Miss Utility Program and oversight of the County Permit Review process. Also interacts with the general public, other governmental agencies and the private sector, providing information to assist in the planning of expansion of the utility system. Directs the development of long-range planning for utility improvements and upgrades to the existing system. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Engineering. Supervision is exercised over subordinate departmental personnel.

The Director of Public Works supervises the design and construction of all County properties, including buildings, parks, grounds, solid waste facilities, and major water/sewer utilities. The Director will oversee the activities of employees within the departmental structure, including engineering, public utilities, and facilities management. The position will be expected to project budgetary needs for each division and capital improvement plans annually. This position must exercise tact and courtesy when interacting with public officials, developers, contractors, and the general public. This position will report to a Deputy County Administrator.
This position involves professional-level work within the Department of Utilities with a primary function of managing the processes involved with the design and construction of projects at the Town’s water and wastewater treatment plants and remote pump stations. Work involves supervision of the department’s project managers, close coordination with plant operations and maintenance staff, managing contracts that provide engineering, operational support, design, project and program management, testing and inspection, and construction services for the department’s Capital Improvement and 3R (Repair, Replacement and Renovation) Programs. This position provides assistance to customers, various Town departments, outside review agencies, architects, engineers, and the general public in the construction and development and maintenance of water and sewer infrastructure.
 
 
The City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources is looking for an individual that is passionate about protecting public health and the environment to join our award winning team. If you are interested in making a difference in a community then we have a career for you. Our engineers are working on significant and exciting projects to renew aging infrastructure, protect and restore the environment, and ensure that we provide safe, reliable drinking water to the citizens of Lynchburg. The pay is competitive, the benefits are great, and the rewarding career is invaluable.  

Responsibilities include managing projects related to water distribution and storage, sanitary sewer collection, water and wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operation, stormwater collection and BMP management, and other projects within the Department of Water Resources. 
This position involves performing advanced, skilled tasks including installation, repairs, troubleshooting, planning, programming, modification, design, installation, and calibration of instrumentation and SCADA control systems for the operation of the Town’s Water Filtration Facility, Water Pollution Control Facility, and all associated facilities within the Department of Utilities.  Employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold and heat, noise, vibration and working in hazardous conditions, such as confined space and high voltage environments, and working in all types of weather conditions.
This position is responsible for managing the county's water and wastewater systems and for managing the county's solid waste collection functions.
Department of Water Resources Wastewater Treatment Plant is looking for highly motivated Maintenance Mechanics with strong initiative to perform responsible skilled work in the maintenance, repair and installation of equipment in wastewater treatment. Successful applicants must be able to assist in the repair and maintenance of a wide range of heavy industrial and intricate equipment. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 24n operations. Normal working hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM with the expectation of rotating call duty during the nights, holidays and weekends. Starting salary is negotiable depending on skill level and/or experience.