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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Niskayuna, NY

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator:  Town of Niskayuna, NY is seeking operator with a 3A License. 

See www.niskayuna.org for details. EOE

 

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Operations Supervisor - SUEZ - East Rockaway, NY

In coordination with Plant Manager, this role is responsible for daily oversight of department staff and shift operations; troubleshooting equipment issues and generating work orders as needed; and ensuring efficient and cost-effective facility operations while maintaining compliance with all corporate and regulatory environmental, health and safety rules and requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology/Laboratory or related field preferred
  • Trade/Technical school or military service may be substituted for educational requirements

·       Valid NY driver’s license

·       NY Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment license; 4A license desired

  • 10+ years of experience in Wastewater Treatment plant O&M holding mid-level certification
  • 5+ years of experience working in a position of Secondary Lead/Chief Operator holding upper-level certification
  • Experience with automated purchasing, maintenance systems and project contract administration in the water/wastewater utilities industry preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, OPS, EAM & CMMS and PLC/SCADA systems

About SUEZ

We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources are essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by 34 million, recovers 16.3 million tons of waste each year and produces 5,853 GWh of local and renewable energy. With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources.

For details and to apply, visit: https://suezna-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=30110
and enter Job ID #2017 in the keyword search field. Equal Opportunity Employer

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RFP for Nature Conservancy Wastewater Improvement Project

The Nature Conservancy on Long Island is soliciting proposals for the Design of a Created Wetland to treat the wastewater at our Uplands Farm Campus in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Uplands Farm is the official main office for the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy which has the capacity to host up to 16 staff and an auditorium with a maximum capacity of 50.

An additional building can host up to 10 more staff but is currently infrequently used. The site is also open to the public and welcomes approximately 5,000 visitors annually. Those visitors are also free to utilize the facilities when the office is open.

We hope to see bids from design firms that can create a system that can reduce total Nitrogen to below 10mg/l and as close to zero as practical. Consideration may be given to those who can demonstrate means that are non-proprietary, low O&M, replicable, and scalable.  Request for Proposal

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Laboratory Technician-Administrator (Wastewater) - Chautauqua County, Mayville, NY

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Competitive Class, CSEA Grade 16.  This is an important technical and administrative position responsible for maintaining prevailing regulatory laboratory requirements and coordinating the various activities and technical projects of the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts. General direction is received from the Director of the Districts with leeway permitted for independent decision making.  A person in this class may exercise technical direction and supervision over support staff when performing typical work activities.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: 

  • Maintains state and national laboratory certification in accordance with prevailing criteria;
  • Responsible for obtaining and maintaining the certification of laboratory credentials for laboratory assistants and in the training of staff;
  • Performs standard laboratory tests and analyses which pertain to a wastewater treatment plant;
  • Reports results of analyses internally and to regulatory agencies;
  • Purchases laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies;
  • Maintains and calibrates instruments and equipment;
  • Oversees laboratory safety;
  • Prepares annual laboratory budget;
  • Coordinates and monitors pre-treatment activity within the community in accordance with general district policy, Local Law 6-94, and the district’s Fats, Oils & Grease Policy and DEC requirements;
  • Compiles, updates and distributes all records associated with laboratory and field work;
  • Oversees the health of staff exposed to wastewater and laboratory chemicals through procedural training, distributing protective devices, and tracking immunizations;
  • Recommends wastewater treatment process adjustments to improve efficiency;
  • Assists the District’s Director in the preparation and administration of special projects including grant applications, reports, technology transfer, project management and administration, public hearings and meetings;
  • Assists in the coordination of District work with consultants, contractors, regulatory agencies, vendors, developers and customers.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the principles and practices of sanitary chemistry, to include the basic theory and principles of chemical, bacteriological and biological processes;  thorough knowledge of modern laboratory techniques, equipment and safety precautions; working knowledge of EPA and NELAP rulings and changes as related to the industry; working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of environmental health as related to public wastewater treatment; working knowledge of computer programs; ability to perform scientific investigations in a laboratory setting; ability to follow technical prescribed methods and procedures; ability to maintain technical records and prepare and interpret reports; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities on a large scale; thoroughness; high degree of accuracy; manual dexterity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

PROMOTIONAL:  One (1) year of permanent competitive class service as a Laboratory Technician (Wastewater) at the South & Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts.

OPEN COMPETITIVE: Graduation from High school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:

A.     Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university in the chemical, environmental, physical or biological sciences, or engineering, with at least twenty-four (24) college semester credit hours in chemistry with two (2) years of experience in environmental analysis for chemical and microbiological analytes.  A Master’s or Doctoral degree in one of the above disciplines may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

B.     Possession of an Associate’s degree or completion of 60 semester credit hours from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university in the chemical, environmental or physical sciences, with at least sixteen (16) college semester credit hours in chemistry with two (2) years of experience as listed in A. above.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: 

1.     Possession of certification from the New York State Department of Health Environmental Lab Approval Program (ELAP) as a technical director in chemical analysis at time of permanent appointment and during service in this classification.

2.     Possession of certification from an approved accreditation body of the National Environmental Lab Approval Program (NELAP) as a technical director in chemical analysis within one year of permanent appointment and during service in this classification.

View http://www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/5449 for detailed information and how to apply.

 

Revised 7/12/2017

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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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