Water Industry Help Wanted

Top Blue Collar Jobs of the Future

Positions Available

Industrial Waste Assistant - Monroe County Dept of Environmental Services

Various Locations;  Provisional Appointment**

SHIFT:   Normally Monday – Friday (40 hours per week) but could be any shift deemed necessary by the department.  Call-ins, standby, overtime, weekends, and holidays as may be needed or required. 

SALARY:             Group 10               $31,421 – $40,466

JOB SUMMARY: This is a technical position in the Department of Environmental Services, Division of Pure Waters, responsible for assisting with various activities relating to industrial waste control.  Duties include public speaking, manual labor, report preparation, inputting data to a computer, sampling, household hazardous waste operations, or other duties related to the assignment.  The employee must be able to move up to, and including, fifty (50) pounds.  The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of a higher-level employee.  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 Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, or one of the natural or physical sciences*; OR,

(B)   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 two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience** in the process operation (i.e. an active operator in the day-to-day operation) of an industrial waste control facility, waste water facility or pollution control facility, or in water or wastewater chemical testing, or in laboratory examination, testing, or analysis, or in hazardous waste handling operations; OR,

(C)  Successful completion of sixty (60) college semester credit hours with a minimum of twenty-four (24) college semester credit hours in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above, plus two (2) years experience as described in (B) above; OR,

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

 *Natural sciences includes Biology, Environmental Science or Earth Science, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, and Zoology, and any of their sub-fields.

Physical sciences is a subset of natural science which includes a wide range of fields of study in inorganic and organic chemistry, qualitative and quantitative analyses, biochemistry, astronomy, meteorology, geology, earth science and physics.

**Student intern and co-op experience is acceptable. 

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you are appointed, you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Candidates for employment with the Monroe County Government will be required to pass a Pre-Employment Background Investigation Policy.  The candidate will be required to pay for the cost of fingerprinting which is $100.00.  If the candidate is hired they will be reimbursed via payroll.

In addition to the minimum/special/additional qualifications the following factors will be considered: 
     -Time and Attendance Record
     -Performance Evaluations

Submit Employment/Civil Service Exam Application to: Lily Diaz at 7100 City Place – 50 West Main Street – Rochester, New York 14614-1228

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMITTALS: Until Filled
Applications can be found at www.monroecounty.gov click on Human Resources

 **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) on the examination list in order to be eligible for permanent appointment

 

Back to top

Senior Pollution Control Operator (Provisional* Appointment) - Monroe County Dept of Environmental Services

SALARY:                   $58,330 - $75,222 annually

JOB SUMMARY:  This is a technical position responsible for the supervision of the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment  facilities.    Operations  include  screening  and  grit  removal,  primary  settling,  sludge  thickening, biological treatment using the activated sludge process and chemical precipitation for wastewater flows greater than ten (10) million gallons per day.  This position differs from Pollution Control Operator by virtue of having a higher level of accountability and being responsible for the operations of the facilities in the absence of the Chief Pollution Control Operator.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Chief Pollution Control Operator or other higher level staff member.  General supervision is exercised over a staff of Pollution Control Operators.  Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

**Copy of Certification must be submitted with application.

***Supervisory capacity, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, involves typical duties such as assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, maintaining work standards, motivating and developing subordinate employees, implementing procedural changes, increasing efficiency and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale and discipline.  The supervision aspects must be an integral part of the job, not incidental or occasional.

****Lead supervisory capacity, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, is defined as someone who participates in and oversees projects, or directs and coordinates the work of others.

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:   https://cs.monroecounty.gov/hrapply 

MONROE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
39 WEST MAIN STREET - ROOM 210
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK  14614

Posting Deadline:  Until Filled

*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.

Back to top

NYC Environmental Protection - Chief, Watershed Lands & Community Planning

    Job ID:   238323        Apply Here
    Business Title:  Chief, Watershed Lands and Community Planning
    Civil Service Title:  Administrative City Planner
    Proposed Salary Range:  $100,000.00 - $140,000.00 (Annual)
    Work Location: 71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY
    Division/Work Unit:  Watshed Plan Protec/Ashokan

Job Description
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 8.3 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 Supply seeks to hire an Administrative City Planner M-3 to serve as Chief of Watershed Lands and Community Planning. This position will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Water Supply and will direct, evaluate and manage a staff responsible for implementing certain programs designed to protect the quality of the drinking water for NYC. Specifically the Chief will be responsible for the following:

• Formulate policies and guidelines for implementing the Land Acquisition and Watershed Protection and Partnership Programs established under the Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD), Water Supply Permit (WSP) and 1997 Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between New York City, New York State, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), upstate New York watershed communities and various environmental groups. 

• Provide general direction and guidance to a staff of managers, planners, project managers and technical staff responsible for:
     o management of the upstate Land Acquisition Program for the City of New York;
     o policy development and implementation for the protection and stewardship of streams
        under the Stream Management Program;
     o development and implementation of pollution prevention plans on commercial farms and
        working forestland in the watershed under the Watershed Agricultural Program;
     o policy development and implementation of FAD, WSP and MOA partnership and
        environmental infrastructure projects; 
     o coordination with the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the Watershed Agricultural
        Council on economic vitality and development activities; and
     o development, maintenance and operation of the Bureau’s Watershed Geographic
        Information System.

• May serve as the Commissioner's designee on the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors and at committee meetings; represent the Department on the Watershed Agricultural Council; represent the Department at policy meetings pertaining to programs with Putnam and Westchester Counties. The Chief, when designated, may represent the Assistant Commissioner at staff meetings and conferences.

• Administrative duties include:
     o Management of approximately 40 staff at multiple locations.
     o Management of the capital and expense budgets to support program implementation.
        Annual budget is approximately $70 million. 
     o Oversee development and management of contracts required to implement program
        activities including processing of contract payments.

• Formulate and make recommendations to the Assistant Commissioner regarding development and implementation of source water protection policies and strategies.

• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with watershed municipalities 
and elected officials.  

• Coordinate and consult with other Directorates and Sections in the Bureau.
        
 Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of full-time experience in city planning, at least eighteen (18) months of which must have been in a managerial capacity; or 

2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above. However, a baccalaureate degree and eighteen (18) months of managerial experience in city planning is required of all candidates. Graduate work leading to an advance degree in city planning or related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the non-managerial experience on a year-for-year basis. Graduation from an accredited United States Law School may be substituted for two (2) years of non-managerial 
experience.
        
Preferred Skills
Experience in budgeting and contract management
Good public speaking skills
Experience in negotiating complex agreements
Excellent writing, data presentation and analytic skills
Experience in managing a diverse staff
        
    Additional Information
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 or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

Kingston is a City in Ulster County, NY approximately 91 miles north of New York City.
        
 Apply Here
    Hours/Shift  - 35 Hours per week / Day shift
    Work Location -  71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
    Residency Requirement -     New York City Residency is not required for this position.

Back to top

Junior Sanitary Engineer - Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo, NY

Number of Vacancies: One (1) (Provisional); Salary Range:   $46,568-$55,839

DUTIES: Drafts and occasionally designs plans and profiles for the construction of minor sanitary sewer and water line projects; Conducts surveys to establish topography and/or geological conditions affecting sewage planning; Supervises the use of and uses engineering instruments in making observations and in gathering and recording engineering data; Supervises and inspects minor construction work on small sewer projects; inspects construction material for conformance to specifications; collects data for computation of quantities and. payment to contractors; Supervises the activities of field parties engaged in water pollution surveys; Prepares progress reports; maintains records of work done and changes in plans and specifications; Performs structural design computations and reviews plans of other engineers for errors; Oversees the work of sub-professional engineers and assists with their training; Performs related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of sanitary engineering; Working knowledge of engineering principles relating to the design, construction and operation of sewers and sewage treatment plant facilities; Working knowledge of the fundamentals of planned development and drafting; ability to make difficult technical computations and to compile engineering data; Skill in the use of engineering field and office instruments; Ability to get along well with others; Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications; Ability to communicate orally and in writing; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Promotional: Applicants must have continuous and permanent status in any city department as a Senior Drafting Technician or Senior Engineering Aide for one year.

REQUIREMENTS

A.) Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Sanitary Engineering;

OR

B.) Associates Degree from an accredited junior college or technical institute in Civil or Mechanical Technology and two (2) years of full-time work experience involving the design, construction, development, maintenance  or operation of engineering programs  or projects;

OR

C.) Graduation from high school, GED or Equivalency  Diploma and four (4) years  of full-time  experience  in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental or Sanitary Engineering where work involves the design, construction,  development,  maintenance  or operation of engineering programs  or projects;

OR

D.)An  equivalent combination  as defined within the limits of (A) and   (C)

All applicants must apply  in writing  for this position  and specifically  detail all experience.  This application  is to be submitted to: Buffalo Sewer Authority, Attention: Teresa  Pleasant,  65 Niagara  Square/Room  1038 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202 by Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Back to top

Associate Engineer - Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo, NY

Number of Vacancies: One (1) (Provisional);  Salary Range: $65,988-$81,609

DUTIES: Coordinates the activities of a major phase of an engineering program; Plans, assigns and supervises the engineering and technical staff in various phases of the project/program; Reviews designs, plans and specifications for quality, effectiveness, technical accuracy and compliance with department standards and policies; Participates in the development, evaluation, implementation and revising maintenance and engineering policies, procedures and standards; Personally prepares specifications for complex projects, parts of projects or an unusual engineering activity which would require a more comprehensive and extensive knowledge of engineering principles; Reviews inspection reports to monitor inspection and construction, identify problems and conduct field inspections to resolve problems; Supervises the preparation and analysis of a wide variety of engineering statistics, data, designs, charts, records and reports; submits reports as requested; Acts as advisor to engineering and technical staff; Performs related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Professional Engineer's License issued by the State of New York and current registration, which must be at time of appointment. This license and registration must be maintained while employed in this title.

A.) Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field and four years of full-time experience in the design of wastewater treatment facilities and appurtenances;

OR

B.) Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field and six years of full-time experience in the design of wastewater treatment facilities and appurtenances;

OR

C.)   An equivalent combination as defined with the limits of A and   B.

Note:   Proof of education must be presented at time of appointment.

All applicants must apply in writing for this position  and specifically detail all experience.  This application is to be submitted to: Buffalo Sewer Authority, Attention: Teresa Pleasant,  65 Niagara  Square/Room  1038 City  Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202 by Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 

Back to top