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Wastewater Engineer - Gloversville-Johnstown

Johstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility is seeking applications for a Wastewater Engineer. Responsible for performing engineering work in operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facility.  Familiarity with wastewater engineering techniques. Assists with process control procedures related to operations.   Monitor computer systems.  Chemical,civil or environmental engineering degree with experience along with possession of Fundamental of Engineering certification in one of the mentioned disciplines required. Send resume to drenda@gjwastewater.com  or mail to GJJWTF, 191 Union Ave., Johnstown, NY 12095 by July 6, 2018.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - Town of Webster, NY

Type A Plant -- Job Summary:  The Town of Webster, located in the eastern portion of Monroe County, is pursuing a Wastewater Plant Operator for the Walter W. Bradley Pollution Control Facility (7.5 MGD), located at 226 Phillips Road.  The position is a technical position responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a Type A wastewater treatment facility with an activated sludge process.  The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of the Chief Plant Operator and the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works – Sewer.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  The applicant shall oversee the following activities:

  •  Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machines and equipment to ensure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, machinery and supplies.
  •  Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, belt presses, measuring/control devices, testing equipment, and material handling equipment.
  •  Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control. 
  •  Completes daily inspections of plant and plant machinery.
  •  Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONNEL CHARACTERISTICS:  The applicant shall possess the following minimum skills:

  •  Possess a 3A or 4A license issued by the State of New York
  •  Possess knowledge of proper use of standard equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant.
  •  Possess thorough knowledge of all operations of a 4A wastewater treatment plant.
  •  Possess thorough knowledge of the physics, chemistry and math that impacts the efficiency of a 4A plant.
  •  Ability to repair pumps, valves, and other appurtenances related to the wastewater treatment plant.
  •  Ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operations. 
  •  Ability  to keep all necessary logs of plant operations and related records as deemed necessary by NYSDEC, EPA, Town of Webster and any other entity involved with the WWTP.
  •  Ability to ensure plant and grounds are maintained for safety of staff and visitors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of a valid NY State Grade 3A or 4A Wastewater treatment plant operator Certification issued by NY State Department of Conservation.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  If you are appointed, you will be required to have a valid NY State drivers license to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation requirements of the position.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:  This position is open to all qualified applicants residing in New York State.

SALARY RANGEsalary to commensurate with experience

CONTACT PERSON:  Resumes shall be submitted to: Arthur Petrone, Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, Town of Webster, 226 Phillips Road, Webster, NY  14580, apetrone@ci.webster.ny.us  585-265-0505  


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Chief Operator - Rockland County Sewer District, Orangeburg, NY

F/T position for the operation and maintenance of a grade 4 wastewater treatment facility.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Possession of a valid Grade 4 WWTP Operator certificate issued by the NYSDEC.  Certification qualifications shall consist of education, training and practical experience as defined in Part 650 of the NYSDEC regulations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment medical examination and medical clearance for the use of respiratory equipment. 

 Starting Salary - $99,693.00 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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Electrical Technician - Water Pollution Control Facility, City of Rome, NY

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This position exists in the City’s Water Pollution Control Facility(WPCF) and involves performance of skilled mechanical work involving responsibility for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical valves, motors, pumps and pump control equipment, flow  meters and related instruments which control the automated operation of the WPCF and City pump stations.  An employee in this class works under the general direction of the Working Supervisor with wide leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of laborers or other assigned on specific projects.  The incumbent does related work as required.  https://romenewyork.com/civil-service/ 


  • Installs, repairs and maintains electrical motors, switch gear, transformers, motor starters and other electrical facilities and equipment;
  • Repairs and maintains both pneumatic and hydraulic control equipment, flowmeters, level and     pressure sensors, process recorders and chemical feed equipment;
  • Maintains, repairs and calibrates sludge control, recording instrumentation and monitoring devices;
  • Performs preventative maintenance on power distribution and switching systems, motor control equipment, overload protection devices motors and pumps;
  • Performs routine preventative maintenances on pumping stations, alarm and control systems and generator alarms;
  • Tests, repairs and maintains communication systems for SCADA(supervisory control and data acquisition) such as fiber optics, Ethernet and radio equipment;
  • Repairs and calibrates interceptor flow measuring devices;
  • Consults with manufacturers’ representatives, and operating personnel at the plant and studies plans   and blueprints to become familiar with electrical equipment and systems;
  • Orders electrical equipment and spare parts needed for maintenance and repair of plant equipment;
  • May occasionally supervise assistants to help with large maintenance and repair jobs;
  • Maintains transmitters, tape machines and timers;
  • Maintains equipment at pump stations such as electrical generators, motor control systems;
  • Plans preventive maintenance for all power, control and instrumentation equipment;
  • Helps with general maintenance of waste water plant and pumping stations when needed;
  • Troubleshoots all controls related to waste water plant and pumping stations including PLCs, Ethernet, radio transition, flow meters, level sensing and SCADA systems;


  • Good knowledge of principals and theory of electricity, pneumatics and hydraulics as applied to waste water instrumentation;
  • Good knowledge of the installation and repair of electric motors, pumps, valves and associated   pumping equipment;
  • Good knowledge of the maintenance and repair of low voltage, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems;
  • Good knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of the electrical trade;
  • Good knowledge of PLCs, fiber optics, Ethernet and 4-20mA equipment;
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, relay logic control and monitoring systems;
  • Ability to work from plans, sketches and blueprints;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Mechanical aptitude;
  • Good hand and eye coordination;
  • Physical condition commensurate with demands of the position.


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology or Mechanical Technology and two (2) years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment;  OR
  2. Four (4) years of experience as outlined in (A) above;  OR
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as outlined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Special Requirement:  A valid New York State driver’s license is required upon appointment and shall be maintained throughout employment.

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Water & Wastewater System Operators and Trainees - LVDV Operations, Inc.


Municipal and Commercial

Water and Wastewater System Operators and Trainees

Great Opportunity for motivated, mechanically and scientifically inclined individuals.  Will train. Full-time and part-time positions available.  Computer and communication skills required. Resident in NYC Watershed area is preferred.

Send letter of interest and resume to Henry Lamont, P.E., General Manager,

LVDV Operations, Inc., PO Box 610

Cobleskill, NY 12043 or

Fax to (518) 234-4613.

LVDV is a drug free work environment.

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Wastewater Operations & Maintenance Technician II - Rockland County Sewer District No.1

The Sewer District is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Operations & Maintenance Technician II.  This title is distinguished from that of the Wastewater Operations & Maintenance Technician I due to the electrical nature of certain responsibilities.  The job duties of Wastewater Operations & Maintenance Technician II are: Operates equipment through instrumentation panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units following process control procedures; Monitors, observes and reports operating conditions and data; Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or equipment to supervisor; Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure; Performs electrical safety checks throughout the facility on instruments, tools, furniture, fixtures, wiring, etc., to ensure safe conditions; Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meter; Performs routine cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, inspection and minor repairs to machines and related equipment which may include pumps, centrifuges, generators, valves, blowers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, etc.; Reports and documents results of work performed and enters into the appropriate database; Collects wastewater, sludge, residuals and/or gas samples according to schedule; Performs field tests in order to pace chemical dosages for process and control units; Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies and recommends reorder; Dismantles equipment, electrical, and electronic instruments to gain access to and repairs defective parts using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing devices; Reassembles and tests equipment to ensure a safe and efficient operating condition is restored; Performs routine lab testing and prepares reports per procedure; Performs manual labor including cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required, and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies; Operates vehicles, mobile equipment and material handling equipment for operational and maintenance purposes; Performs other general facility maintenance tasks and repairs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of and equivalency diploma and a minimum of six months experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant or related environment and one (1) year of experience in the maintenance and repair work of electronic equipment.

NOTE: Graduation from a vocational training program in Electrical Maintenance Technology may be substituted for the required electrical experience. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a driver’s license for the kind and size of vehicles to be operated.  Possession of a valid Grade 1A (or higher) Wastewater Treatment Plant Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation within one (1) year of employment.  Certificate qualifications shall consist of education, training, and practical experience as defined in Part 650 of the Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations.  Medical clearance for the use of respiratory equipment when working in confined space, etc. 


Please mail, fax, or email resume to:  Jean Langan, Rockland County Sewer District No. 1, 4 Route 340, Orangeburg, NY  10962, Fax (845-) 365-6686  or  email: langanj@co.rockland.ny.us  

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Senior Engineer/Project Manager - Boomi Envrionmental

Job Description

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Senior Engineer/Project Manager to join our NYC office and lead projects in Water/Wastewater/Stormwater service areas. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and project management experience with state and local clients, preferably in the NYC metropolitan area. This is a rewarding position for an enthusiastic and talented individual interested in becoming part of an exciting and dynamic team of professionals, with a potential to become the Operations Manager for this office.  He/she must possess the ability to lead technical teams and manage complex projects, effectively interface with clients, communicate to technical and non-technical audience, and contribute to proposal writing.


  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Serve  as a mid to senior level project manager with a focus on hydrologic and hydraulic analyses.
  • Plan, organize and direct project(s); including, the overall health and safety, budget, schedule and quality of outcomes for the assigned projects.
  • Consult and assist clients with development of concepts, preliminary and final designs, and project deliverables. 
  • Establish project teams, coordinate interdisciplinary activities, provide managerial and technical direction to in-house staff, and ensure the efficient and cost-effective utilization of technical and field staff. 
  • Manage team efforts for project deliverables submissions, proposals, presentations, contract negotiations, and related activities.
  • Assist with the identification of sub-consulting opportunities with other A/E firms and develop sub-consultant agreements in line with the company vision and policies.
  • Lead or assist with marketing activities related to specific markets, clients or prospects. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with prospective and existing clients.
  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Specific requirements include:
  • BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering required. Post-graduate degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in the Water/Wastewater industry required. Specific experience with local NY-NJ metro area clients and government agencies in New York City is desired.
  • A New York Civil or Environmental PE license is required. Candidates with ability to obtain a NY PE within 3-months of hiring will also be considered.
  • Proficiency in the following software: Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civil 3D or Microstation and InfoWorks (or related software). Demonstrated experience in leading or supporting Business Development activities, and success in securing and maintaining client relationships is desired.
  • Experience in reviewing and supervising hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modeling and designs; and, formulating engineered solutions for complex technical problems.
  • Demonstrated high levels of creativity, foresight and judgment in planning, organizing and supervising technical projects and activities.
  • Experience in Project/Task Management, particularly in large, multi-disciplined projects is desired.

 Work Location: New York with occasional travel to New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Industry: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Management.

 Employee Status: Full-time-40 hours. Based on experience and success within the company, this can lead to an opportunity to serve as a company principal.

Interested applicants please email your resume and a letter of interest detailing your unique qualifications and vision to best match the position requirements, to info@boomi-environmental.com.  No phone calls please.  

Please visit our website : www.boomi-environmental.com

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Maintenance Mechanic II- Sewers - Rockland County Sewer Dist., Orangeburg, NY

F/T perm. position to oversee and supervise inspections, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of Sewer District mechanical equipment, facilities and premises at the Orangeburg, N.Y. wastewater treatment plant and 27 pumping stations in the towns of Ramapo, Clarkstown, and Orangetown.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Six years of documentable experience in machinery/mechanical maintenance or other relevant construction trade experience such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, engine or pump maintenance and repair, etc. – one year of which involved direct supervision of skilled or semi-skilled trade or maintenance personnel. 

NOTE: Documented High School vocational training, technical school training, military training or formal apprenticeship training in a relevant trade skill may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.   

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a driver’s license (D) and CDL-B license (with air brake and tanker endorsements).  Pre-employment medical examination and medical clearance for the use of respiratory equipment. 

Starting salary - $28.31 per hour for a 40-hour work week.  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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Experienced Utility Manager - Camden Group

Successful candidate will have operational and management experience in the Water and Wastewater Utility sector.  Grade 3 NYS Wastewater Operators Certification or higher is required and 2A Water Certification is sought, however, not required for this position.  Candidate should also have a working knowledge of Municipal Public Works Operations and Management.  Candidate must be computer literate and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Will be responsible for oversight and management of Wastewater and Public Works Operation of Western NY community.

Please email resumes to info@camdengroupusa.com

Position is available immediatley.

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Senior Water and Wastewater Engineers - C.T. Male Associates

An Excellent Opportunity for Senior Water and Wastewater Engineers

C.T. Male Associates, a top quality professional engineering firm in the Northeast, is seeking Senior and Managing water and wastewater engineers.  Open positions exist in our Latham (Albany) NY headquarters as well as various regional office locations.  These openings include the potential to evolve into high level management positions and ownership as we continue to build on years of success.

Come and be part of an exciting transition as this 100+ year old company fulfills its strategic objectives and creates rewarding opportunities for its entire staff.  Our backlog of water and wastewater infrastructure projects requires that we recruit and hire Senior and Managing level professional engineers immediately.  If your background and skill set includes any of the following, we encourage you to apply:

 P.E. required, New York preferred with the ability to acquire professional engineering licenses in New York and/or other states as requested

  • 10-15 years experience on municipal water/wastewater infrastructure projects from feasibility through design and construction phases
  • Staff and project management experience
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to interact with clients and generate new business opportunities
  • A strong desire to advance professionally and within the firm’s management structure

Perhaps you’re satisfied with your current position but don’t see the opportunity for growth into a higher level position?  If so, we’d love to talk to you.  If you’re looking for a new challenge that comes with the opportunity to grow and participate at a high level in the management and success of a quality engineering company, please apply.

To apply for this position, please click this link: https://ctmale.applicantpro.com/jobs/704455-40142.html 

“As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, C.T. Male will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.”

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Part Time Wastewater Treatment Instructor - Buffalo State College

The Buffalo State College Continuing Professional Studies Office is seeking a qualified part-time instructor to teach waste water treatment Certification courses.  Responsibilities of a Wastewater Treatment Instructor include but are not limited to:

  •  Lecture and lab instruction for Wastewater Treatment (I, II, III, and IV) courses in person. 
  •  Develop syllabi and course materials, 
  •  Evaluate student mastery of skills and competencies required by course outcomes, 
  • Provide an excellent teaching experience,  
  • Assignments may be of day, evening and/or weekend classes.  

Required Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or related field AND 5 years of professional experience. Possession of a valid Waste Water Treatment Operator Class IV license or a Wastewater Collection Class IV license. NY operator’s license of the level Four (4) in any category.

Knowledge of modern basic, intermediate, and advanced wastewater treatment and collection practices and principals. Knowledge of state and federal regulatory programs which govern certification criteria for wastewater personnel. Knowledge of training techniques used in conducting wastewater training programs. Knowledge of OSHA, state, and local safety ordinances and regulations. Ability to train and instruct employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to speak effectively before large groups and to present information accurately.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of a valid NY Professional Engineer’s license or a Masters in Environmental Related Sciences, AND experience commensurate with related licensing requirements of a level Four (4) license in the field.

Starting Salary - Part time Instructor will be paid $18,000    

Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following to your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  •  Academic Transcripts
  •  Contact information for three professional references

For more information call Dr. Margaret Shaw-Burnett, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, CLEV 210, Buffalo, New York 14222; 716-878-5325; shawma@buffalostate.edu

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