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Administrative Engineer - NYCDEP

Salary:  $48,535 – $132,061

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

The Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations (BWSO) which is responsible for the operation and maintenance and protection of New York City’s drinking water distribution and wastewater collection systems, the protection of adjacent waterways and natural drainage (wetlands), and the development of the Department’s Capital Water and Sewer Infrastructure Program. The Bureau also approves and inspects water and sewer connections performed by licensed plumbers and/or authorized contractors. In addition, BWSO has overall responsibility for the approval and inspection of all public and private construction projects as they relate to the City’s water or sewer systems.

DEP/WSO is seeking a motivated high level Engineer to oversee a group of Engineers and Technical staff engaged in the detailed review and progress of complex major projects within the five boroughs of New York City including the design and reconstruction of the City Sewer and Water infrastructures.   Candidate under the direction of Section Chief, will provide technical advice, manage initiatives and re-structure review processes and policies while ensuring reviews are conducted in timely manner and keeping with technical requirements.

 The selected candidate will be responsible for activities in several main areas, which includes:  Assisting  in reviewing or possibly spearheading any modifications to the standards, specification and guidelines and therefore should have an in depth knowledge of all regulatory and relevant standards; having in-depth knowledge and experience in hydraulic calculations used in the assessment of sewer performance and capacity; coordinate with the Office of Green Infrastructures to review and implement the installation of proposed bio-swales and tree pits in the City streets; assisting the Section Chief to prepare progress reports and metrics of the Plan Review Section; represent the agency in meetings with other city and state agencies, consulting engineers and architect.

Join our team and be part of the New York City world-renowned drinking water!  We offer excellent long-term growth opportunities, comprehensive benefits package, including 401K, 457, Paid Holidays, Sick time, and Vacation.

Qualifications:  A valid New York State License as a Professional Engineer is required. In addition, candidates must have six (6) years of full-time paid experience in civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical or air pollution control engineering work, at least two (2) years of which shall have been as an administrative engineer.

Preferred Skills:  Experience and in-depth knowledge of water and sewer design standards, specifications and design and construction procedures; familiar with GIS and AutoCAD; ability to handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously; self-driven, hands on, problem solver with the ability to work independently with little or no supervision; familiar with Environmental Health and Safety policies.

To Apply:  Non-city Employees: Log on to nyc.gov/jobs and Search for Job ID #250306. City Employees: Log on to Employee Self Service (ESS) and search for Job ID #250306.

DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

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Civil Engineer - NYCDEP

Salary:  $72,805 – 101,148

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

The Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations (BWSO) is responsible for the operation, maintenance and protection of New York City’s drinking water distribution and wastewater collection systems, the protection of adjacent waterways and natural drainage (wetlands), and the development of the Department’s Capital Water and Sewer Infrastructure Program.  BWSO also approves and inspects water and sewer connections performed by licensed plumbers and/or authorized contractors. In addition, BWSO overall responsibility for the approval and inspection of all public and private construction projects as they relate to the City’s water or sewer systems.

DEP/WSO is seeking motivated experienced Civil Engineers to conduct detailed review of highly difficult and technically complex engineering submittals within the five boroughs of New York City to determine the impact on NYC Water and Sewer facilities; and review designs to ensure proper disposal of storm and sanitary sewers.

Candidates job functions include: Performing detailed review of highly difficult and complex engineering proposals by other agencies and private developers to determine the impact on NYC Water and Sewer maintained in conformance with the latest standards and requirements of NYC DEP; assisting the Engineer-in-Charge in representing the Division in meetings with representatives from City and State agencies and private developers and their respective consulting engineers/architects; acting as liaisons with consulting engineers submitting Citywide projects for reviewing and approval by the Bureau; reviewing field changes and shop drawings that are highly difficult and technically complex; under the direction of the Engineer in Charge, reviewing site connection applications, drainage analysis and other engineering applications; preparing monthly and/or quarterly job status reports.

Join our team and be part of the New York City world-renowned drinking water!  We offer excellent long-term growth opportunities, comprehensive benefits package, including 401K, 457, Paid Holidays, Sick time, and Vacation.

Qualifications:    Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; and a valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License. Current New York State registration as a Professional Engineer must be maintained for the duration of your employment.  A master’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university, may be substituted for one year of the civil engineering experience required in above. In addition to above qualification requirements, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.

Preferred Skills: Detailed knowledge of water and sewer design and construction standards and specifications.

Familiarity with DEP Maintenance procedures.

Experience using Microsoft Office.

Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.

Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

To Apply:   Non-city Employees: Log on to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs and Search for Job ID # 237029.  City Employees: Log on to Employee Self Service (ESS) and search for Job ID #237029.

DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

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Engineer 1 - Civil/Environmental - Rockland County Sewer District, Orangeburg, NY

F/T perm. position for a variety of duties including planning, design and inspection of wastewater collection and treatment projects.

Minimum Qualifications - A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, which included or was supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in civil engineering or comparable curriculum. Starting Salary - $61,806.78 per year with full benefits.

Mail resume to RCSD#1, 4 Route 340, Orangeburg, NY, Attn: Jean Langan or email resume to langanj@co.rockland.ny.us

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Senior Industrial Waste Technician (provisional* appointment) - Monroe County Dept of Environmental Services, Rochester, NY

SALARY: $38,969 - $49,422 annually 
 
JOB SUMMARY: This is a pretreatment position in the pretreatment group and is a lower level supervisor position (similar to a working foreman). The individual would be directly involved with pretreatment programs such as industrial sampling, inspections, monitoring, permitting, meters program, grease program, mercury program and other related pretreatment responsibilities. Strong computer skills are beneficial. The employee will be on 24 hour call.  Also, this is a supervisory position in the Department and there will be related expectations.  Please be aware that the job posting lists the Household Hazardous Waste(HHW) program as the key responsibility, this is inaccurate. This posting is for Pretreatment, however the employee would be expected to assist with the HHW program but the main focus will be industrial pretreatment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER: 
 
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a 
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Chemical, or Sanitary Engineering, or one of the Natural or Physical Sciences, 
plus one (1) year full-time or its part-time equivalent paid experience in either water or wastewater 
chemical testing in a municipal industrial waste control section or in the process operation (i.e. an active 
operator in the day-to-day operation) of an industrial waste control facility, water treatment facility, waste 
water facility or pollution control facility, OR in hazardous waste management that includes all of the 
following: disposal of hazardous waste, interpreting regulatory requirements AND contracting with outside 
agencies for the disposal of hazardous waste for the municipal, industrial, or private sector; OR, 
 
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an 
Associate's degree (or 60 semester credit hours) in Civil, Chemical, or Sanitary Engineering, or one of the 
Natural or Physical Sciences, plus three (3) years of experience as defined in (A) above; OR, 
 
(C) Five (5) years of experience as defined in (A); OR, 
 
(D) Any equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess an OSHA forty (40) hour Worker Safety and Protection Course (29 CFR 1910.120) within 
six (6) months of appointment. 

Must pass a HAZMAT physical examination at the time of appointment or within six (6) months of 
appointment. Candidates for employment with Monroe County Government will be required to pass a pre-employment drug 
test, along with a background investigation. Failure to meet the standards may result in disqualification. 

If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York 
State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position. 
 
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be a resident of Monroe County at the time of appointment and for at least four (4) months at 
the time of examination.

 APPLY ONLINE OR SEND CIVIL SERVICE APPLICATION TO: 
 MONROE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 
 39 WEST MAIN STREET - ROOM 210 
 ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14614 

 *The term provisional means that you will be required to take the next Civil Service examination for this title, and place among the top three (3) candidates on the examination list in order to be eligible for permanent appointment. 

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Civil Engineers & TeamLeader/Project Manager - MRB Group - Syracuse & Rochester, NY

MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, D.P.C. is currently recruiting for several positions to join our growing teams in Rochester and Syracuse, New York including:

  • Civil Engineers:  to plan, design, direct, oversee and execute civil engineering projects in our water/wastewater and site groups. 
  • Team Leader/Project Manager: Candidate will be responsible for client and project development, client interaction, and client meetings. Licensure is required with a minimum of 10 years of experience. 

MRB Group provides a comprehensive range of professional services to municipal, commercial, and not-for-profit clients in the following fields: civil, structural engineering; architecture; site development; GIS and mapping services; and municipal consulting.  We have offices in Rochester, Syracuse, Seneca Falls, and Elmira, New York and    Austin, Texas.

Visit our website www.mrbgroup.com for additional information. Resumes can be sent directly to: resume@mrbgroup.com or mailed to: MRB Group, The Culver Road Armory, 145 Culver Road, Suite 160, Rochester, NY 14620.

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Civil Engineers & TeamLeader/Project Manager - MRB Group - Syracuse & Rochester, NY

MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, D.P.C. is currently recruiting for several positions to join our growing teams in Rochester and Syracuse, New York including:

  • Civil Engineers:  to plan, design, direct, oversee and execute civil engineering projects in our water/wastewater and site groups. 
  • Team Leader/Project Manager: Candidate will be responsible for client and project development, client interaction, and client meetings. Licensure is required with a minimum of 10 years of experience. 

MRB Group provides a comprehensive range of professional services to municipal, commercial, and not-for-profit clients in the following fields: civil, structural engineering; architecture; site development; GIS and mapping services; and municipal consulting.  We have offices in Rochester, Syracuse, Seneca Falls, and Elmira, New York and    Austin, Texas.

Visit our website www.mrbgroup.com for additional information. Resumes can be sent directly to: resume@mrbgroup.com or mailed to: MRB Group, The Culver Road Armory, 145 Culver Road, Suite 160, Rochester, NY 14620.

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Water/Wastewater Project Engineer - Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., Albany, NY

For more than 50 years Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., has served the engineering needs of municipal, industrial and institutional clients across the northeast. We are a multi-disciplined firm of professional engineers, environmental scientists, planners and landscape architects with offices in Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Newburgh, and Watertown, NY, Camp Hill, PA and Lanham, MD. B&L specializes in transportation engineering, water supply, wastewater management, solid waste management, land planning and site design, and environmental and facilities engineering. We are looking for bright, motivated candidates to join one of the leading consulting engineering firms in the northeast.  We are currently seeking a full-time Project Water/Wastewater Engineer to join our Albany, NY office. 

Duties primarily include engineering related to potable water supply systems and wastewater management systems, as well as some general civil engineering, such as study preparation, design calculations, production of specifications and design drawings, and verification of construction projects for compliance with plans and specifications. 

Technical duties include project management and oversight of: 
• Design all aspects of water and sewer piping systems and pump stations for both new and rehabilitation projects.
• Develop contract drawings, specifications, and estimates for treatment facilities including both water and wastewater treatment plants. 
• Design and detailing of municipal water supply and wastewater management facilities. 
• Preparation of engineering design reports. 
• Preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates. 

Candidates should have a B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering with 5-7 year’s experience in the analysis and design of municipal water treatment and distribution systems, and municipal wastewater collection and treatment systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in NY is required and experience in the consulting engineering field is desired.

Candidates should be proficient in technical writing, possess solid marketing and communication skills, be able to interact effectively with staff and clients, and have experience in the preparation and presentation of proposals. Candidates will be responsible for managing and/or providing technical assistance to continually advance projects within scope, budget and schedule for all phases of water and wastewater projects. 

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a generous benefits package, including 3 weeks of vacation, low-cost individual health insurance, and a 401(k) plan with employer match. 
Please visit our website, www.bartonandloguidice.com/careers.htm to apply to the “Civil/Water/Wastewater” Engineer position in Albany, NY. 

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Chief Operator, Grade 3 (Wastewater) Town of Orangetown, NY

The Town of Orangetown, NY is seeking qualified candidates for Chief Operator, Grade 3 or higher (Wastewater) for the Orangetown Sewer District #2 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and sewer collection system.  The WWTP has a design capacity of 12.75 MGD and a NYSDEC plant score of 72.25.  The collection system is comprised of 47 pump stations, about 180 miles of gravity sewers and 16 miles of force mains.  Normal department staffing is approximately 40 employees.  The terms of this position are to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  This is a full time position.  The anticipated starting salary is $96,393.00.   Interested candidates may submit their resumes to:

Joseph J. Moran, P.E., Commissioner
Town of Orangetown
Department of Environmental Management and Engineering
127 Route 303
Orangeburg, New York 10962
Email: jmoran@orangetown.com
  
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is supervisory and technical work of a complex nature involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a grade 3 wastewater treatment facility (plant point 56-75 of points)*.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Environmental Management & Engineering and in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) regulations. Supervision is provided to plant personnel.  Does related work as required.  

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  Supervises the operation, maintenance, and repair of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant and collection system, including pumping stations (currently 47), to assure the most efficient economical use of equipment, supplies and manpower and to assure compliance with NYS DEC regulations;
Performs periodic inspection of plant and collection system;
Oversees and may participate in wastewater and other plant testing in accordance with NYS DEC regulations;
Oversees the maintenance and repair of equipment, sewers, pump stations and related equipment, 
Instructs, trains, and supervised employees engaged in activities related to the plant (wastewater treatment and sewer system) maintenance and repairs;
Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals, and equipment, and requisitions materials;
Prepares bid specifications for new machinery and equipment, chemicals, supplies, repairs,
Maintains records and prepares periodic reports with respect to plant operations as required by the NYS DEC and the United States Environmental Protection Agency;
Meets with staff and other interested parties (engineers, chemist, contractors,maintenance supervisors) to discuss and resolve operating problems;
Plans and promotes internal safety program’
May recommend the employment, discipline, or discharge or promotion of employees;
May oversee the maintenance/repair of the Town automotive fleet with exception of Highway vehicles, including the dispensing of fuel & and required reporting for UST’s.
Inspects Industrial user’s (currently 19) remote locations and determines flow usage for billing/supervises department chemist & on-site lab.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant*;  thorough knowledge of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; good knowledge of rules and regulations with respect to the operation of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant;  ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment (such as VFD’s); ability to perform laboratory and field tests for control of plant operations; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; ability to perform mechanical procedures; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.     Possession of Grade 3 or higher (Wastewater) certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and

2.    Five (5) years of supervisory, managerial, or administrative experience in the operation of wastewater treatment plans.

Note:  A bachelor’s degree in Civil, Sanitary, or Environmental Engineering, or a comparable curriculum may be substituted for two years of supervisory experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid driver’s license.

*As determined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plant point scoring system which is based on type and complexity of the wastewater treatment plant.

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Solid Waste Administrator (provisional* appointment) - Monroe County DES

JOB SUMMARY: This is a professional position, located in the Department of Environmental Services requiring the application of technical, administrative and leadership capabilities in developing and implementing a large scale solid waste management system. Duties include coordinating and managing contracts and agreements relating to solid waste systems including landfills, recycling, and resource recovery facilities, and solid waste management plans. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Director of Environmental Services or other higher level staff member.  General supervision is exercised over professional and clerical staff. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER: 

(A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's degree in Civil, Sanitary, or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management or a closely related field, or any environmental science field plus four (4) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in solid waste planning, management, and regulatory compliance; OR,

(B)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above, plus six (6) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in solid waste planning, management, and   regulatory compliance; OR,

(C)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above plus eight (8) years paid  full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in solid waste planning, management, and  regulatory compliance; OR,

(D)   An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and     (C) above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates for employment with Monroe County Government will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, along with a background investigation.  Failure to meet the standards may result in disqualification. If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be a resident of Monroe County at the time of appointment and for at least four (4) months at the time of examination.  

APPLY ONLINE OR SEND CIVIL SERVICE APPLICATION TO:  MONROE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN  RSOURCES, 39 WEST MAIN STREET - ROOM 210, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14614.
https://cs.monroecounty.gov/hrapply/uploads/File/Job%20Announcements/2017/Solid%20Waste%20Administrator,%20prov.pdf

*The term provisional means that you will be required to take the next Civil Service examination for this title, and place among the top three (3) candidates on the examination list in order to be eligible for permanent appointment.

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Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator - Town of Niskayuna

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator:  The Town of Niskayuna is seeking an operator for its Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Minimum Qualifications include possession of a NYS DEC Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment Plant operator’s license and graduation from high school or equivalency diploma.  

Please see www.niskayuna.org for information.

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Administrative Project Manager- Sustainability Performance and Strategy - NYCDEP, Lefrak, NY

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day. The Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage within the five boroughs of New York City. This includes 14 wastewater treatment plants, sludge dewatering facilities, collections facilities (pumping stations, combined sewer overflow retention facilities, regulators, tide gates), wastewater laboratories and harbor vessels.

DEP Biosolids Program Manager -

The biosolids program is tasked with development a plans and approaches to move away from landfilling and maximize the benefit and value of the recovered products.  The Biosolids Program Manager for the DEP BWT will direct the biosolids program on all levels for all DEP wastewater treatment/resource recovery facilities. The position will develop and implement a Biosolids Strategic Plan, create and manage a Biosolids Beneficial Reuse Program, manage program and process development and improvements, and oversee contracts for transportation, on-site and off-site treatment, and beneficial reuse and/or other final destination options.

This position will provide management for developing customers and markets for safe, environmentally friendly biosolids products lines by leading product development, marketing and distribution plans for biosolids products and working across the department to optimize the reuse of other potential underutilized resources.  This requires applied skills including understanding complexity of the product lines of our business, understanding the production and benefits of our products, and working with our customers. This position will direct, manage and oversee strategy, customer development, external relations and program operations.

The position will reside in the BWT Sustainability and Performance Office, which reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner.

Duties

·         Plan, develop and implement a coordinated program and oversee progress of major capital projects and plans related to DEP BWT Biosolids. Developing Strategies for processing, treating, and managing biosolids and biosolids products for beneficial uses, energy minimization, and GHG reductions.

·         Lead beneficial use teams in strategic capital planning, technology review, resource recovery options assessments, and contract preparation and management.

·         Utilize independent judgement, initiative and action to performs high level and complex work in planning, coordinating and overseeing the development and progress on the DEP BWT Biosolids capital programs including making determinations of costs, time, and of potential capital funding. Be responsible for development, negotiation, and coordination of the overall Biosolids program capital budget.

·         Develop and implement business plans, demographics and research, and brand and marketing strategies to foster new partnerships and markets for biosolids products and services. Grow support locally and nationally for recycling of resources made from renewable waste stream.

·         Develop marketing plans, public outreach activities, branding, campaigns, and communication strategies for a comprehensive and diverse biosolids program.

·         Work closely with managers and staff across BWT including operations and maintenance, engineers, planners and compliance officers.

·         Work with contractors and vendors in the marketing of biosolids, biosolids treatments, composting opportunities, soil amendment, land reclamation, and other biosolids products and uses.

·         Coordinate with colleagues, legal counsel, supervisors and contractors on a wide range of issues pertaining to biosolids development and use including marketing, public relations, toxics testing/minimization/stabilization, odor control, and product testing.

·         Strategize and implement systems to improve customer relations and product development work, and grow internal and external pride for biosolids products and their value to the sustainable communities.

·         Manage the various programs and activities to ensure we deliver biosolids products and services that meet operational, regulatory and user needs.

·         Employ working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations to meet with regulators, represent the department at public hearings, prepare responses to regulatory requirements, including operating reports, letters, and memorandum, etc.

·         Work closely with local, state and federal regulatory authorities to ensure conformance to environmental protection requirements and to assist with development and implementations of biosolids management regulations. This includes coordinating the preparation of periodic operational reports, the review and critique of proposed regulations, and development of good inter-agency relationships.

·         Coordinate with activities of biosolids processing, administration and engineering services sections in Biosolids Contract Section, and assist with the section’s long range operational plans.

·         Represent the City’s biosolids use programs with the public, press, utilities, and other stakeholders.

·         Help guide and monitor the work of staff within Plant Operations in carrying out the section’s responsibilities for meeting PSRP.

·         Coordinate with other sections and projects affecting biosolids management, such as industrial pretreatment and residuals disposal.

·         Act as BWT’s representative with external consultants, elected officials, other municipalities, community leaders, media, and the general public. Advocate for and present on biosolids utilization programs with industry colleagues, press, citizens, contractors and regulators.

·         Attend local, national and regional conferences as the Department representative and as an active participant in professional organizations.

·         Prepare plan reports, budgets, and progress reports for the purpose of directing biosolids management, treatment and utilization activities.

·         Review technical proposals for solids processing technology, biosolids treatment technologies, and biosolids product utilization.

Qualification Requirements:

1.       A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in business administration, public administration, engineering, public health, architecture, soils science, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, geologic or soil sciences, planning, or a related field and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of design, and/or construction, or coordinating a large project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity. ; or

2.       A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or

3.       Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience establishing a creative and innovative work environment with a customer focus.
  • Demonstrated skill in assessing and determining the necessary resources to successfully accomplish work programs.
  • Critical thinking and strategic planning skills, including long- and short-term goal setting.
  • Management experience at a complex organization
  • Working knowledge of Biosolids processing, science, and associated markets.
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, contacting, and public-private partnership
  • Experience applying project management and planning techniques to establish the direction, ensure milestones met and make decisions regarding competing internal and external interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret technical information for non-technical audiences simply, clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent presentation skills with ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision and sense of core purpose. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy and respond to politically sensitive inquiries about controversial topics.
  • Demonstrated skill in team building and working with others in achieving common goals and objectives including identifying and evaluating alternative program elements and solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to experiment to find creative solutions; adaptable to change and able to remain open to new ideas and way of doing things.
  • Proactive and positive approach.

For additional information go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/index_new.html?agency=826 or if you have any questions email: pelardo@dep.nyc.gov  

 

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Operations Supervisor - Veolia North America - Hillburn, NY

Hillburn, NY - Veolia North America is seeking an Operations Supervisor to support wastewater operations in Rockland County. This position will assist with the management and daily operation of a wastewater system and ensure compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics.

 - Degree in related field (24 credits in Chemistry is a plus) or equivalent related experience.

- 5+ years in various positions within a wastewater treatment environment with knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating, maintaining and repairing water treatment plant equipment, instrumentation and associated systems.

- Minimum 3A wastewater license.  

 View the full ad and apply online via our website at http://tinyurl.com/vna72300

 

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Wastewater Application Technician - Village of Endicott Watewater Treatment Plant

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is skilled work involving responsibility for installing, maintaining, and repairing highly technical electronic and mechanical equipment. Equipment includes instrumentation and communication devices which are part of the automatic operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The work is performed under general supervision of the Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.  Does related duties as required. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

·         Installs, repairs and maintains process control, monitoring, recording and indication instruments such as flow meters, level and pressure sensors, radio transmitters,  radio receivers, indicators and SCADA system;

·         Installs or assists in, repairs and maintains electrical motors, variable frequency drives, switch gears, switches, transformers, heating and A/C equipment, and other related electrical-mechanical equipment;

·         Maintains and repairs digital computer equipment, such as contact input/output boards, analog to digital converters, programmable logic controller’s and related equipment;

·         Recommends to supervisor, the changes designed to improve the efficiency and economy of the physical plant operation;

·         Maintains comprehensive and accurate records of maintenance work performed on instrumentation equipment;

·         Debugs computer programs to assure integrity of system;

·         Designs and codes computer programs, including programmable logic controller’s, for recording of data and production of data reports from SCADA,  and   flow charts and diagrams to adapt wastewater equipment to SCADA wiring;

·         Installs network devices, using ethernet and/or telephone wiring such as modems, terminals, controllers, multiplexors, printers, and central and remote microcomputers, including programmable logic controller’s;

·         May occasionally devise equipment for use within the system.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

·         Thorough knowledge of the operation and functions of instrumentation and communication equipment;

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of electricity as applied to instrumentation, computer and communication equipment;

·         Good knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, and applicable codes used in installation, maintenance and repair activities in instrumentation;

·         Good knowledge of theory and operation of digital computer logic, equipment, programs and SCADA systems;

·         Good knowledge of the operation of electronic computers and related peripheral data communications equipment;

·         Working knowledge of systems analysis applicable to computer programming

·         Good knowledge of 3 phase power, distribution and Motor Control Circuits;

·         Skill in the use of tools necessary to maintain and repair such equipment;

·         Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, schematics, and specifications;

·         Ability to follow oral and written instructions;

·         Initiative and resourcefulness in solving mechanical problems;

·         Ability to get along with others;

·         Dependability;

·         Good judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:

(A)  Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited two year college with an associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Technology or closely related field and two years experience performing skilled work in the maintenance and repair of instrumentation and communication equipment; or

(B)  Four years’ experience performing skilled work in mechanical and electro mechanical repairs, electronic circuitry repair, computer programming two of which must have involved instrumentation installation, maintenance and repair work which must have included laying out of work and the diagnosis of malfunctions; OR

(C)  An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in (a) and (b) above.

This is a Civil Service position. The new hire will be required to take and pass a civil service exam for permanent appointment.

Interested applicants should email Philip Grayson with a resume at graysonpb@hotmail.com

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