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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.


·         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. 


·         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.


·         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.


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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Conveyance Engineer - Hazen and Sawyer, NYC Office (or any of the NE Regional offices)

Candidates must possess 5 to 10 years of experience in the planning and design of water, wastewater, and stormwater pipelines. 
Required Experience:
The desired candidate will have experience in:
•    Design of new pipelines and pipeline rehabilitation 

  •  Preparation of pipe sizing calculations for conveyance systems 
  •  Preparation of drainage area maps
  •  Surface runoff coefficients, invert, slope, velocity and hydraulic grade line evaluation 

•    Pipeline condition assessment and prioritization

•    Sewer system evaluation surveys

•    Familiarity with street design and reconstruction requirements
•    Utility coordination - determination and resolution of vertical and horizontal utility conflicts 
•    Technical expertise in the layout and profiles of pipeline design in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015
•    Site survey requirements
•    Knowledge of subsurface and geotechnical engineering requirements
•    Development and review of technical reports, proposals, contract documents, resources studies, computer modeling and data analysis
•    Preparation of contract specifications and drawings 
•    Office and field engineering support during construction 
Desired Experience:
•    Experience in planning, design and construction for a range of pipeline diameters and types 
•    Site/civil design for conveyance systems 
•    Exposure to field investigations, pipeline construction and associated street reconstruction 
•    Preliminary site planning and layout coordination of plant sites
•    Proficiency in the use of Revit/BIM, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Hyrdraflow or BOSS
•    Trenchless technologies
•    Familiarity with New York City street design and reconstruction requirements
•    Knowledge of water and sewer design guidelines and regulations in New York City
•    Project experience with New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC)
•    Experience with drainage design criteria and NYCDDC drainage design guidelines and layouts

Position Requirements:
•    Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
•    5 – 10 years of experience
•    PE required with ability to obtain registration in New York State
•    Possess strong verbal communication and technical writing skills 
•    Effectively and proactively coordinate with various disciplines (Stormwater, Civil, etc.) 

Contact: Eileen Feldman

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Water Resource Engineer - Milone & MacBroom

Milone & MacBroom, Inc. is a growing multidisciplinary engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental science consulting firm.  Our corporate office is located in Cheshire, Connecticut, with regional office locations in Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

We are seeking an experienced water resource project engineer to work at our office located in New Paltz, New York.  New Paltz is a vibrant, cultural, and richly historical village located in the Hudson Valley.  We are proud to be a part of a LEED Platinum building, also designated a Net Zero Energy Building.

The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of water-resource-related projects, including stream and river restoration, flood mitigation, geomorphic assessment, and design of culverts to accommodate aquatic organism passage.

Typical responsibilities include the following:

·         Provide engineering design and develop technical drawings using AutoCAD for water-resource-related projects.

·         Perform hydrologic and hydraulic computations and modeling.

·         Collect monitoring data and perform field reviews of project sites.

·         Prepare technical documents and reports.

The qualified candidate will possess the following qualifications:

·         Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering

·         Three to seven years of professional relevant experience

·         Demonstrated experience for projects related to river and stream restoration

·         Proficient in the use of AutoCAD

·         Experience applying environmental modeling (e.g., HEC RAS, HEC HMS, and others)

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to produce well-written reports and regulatory compliance documents

  • Ability to plan, set priorities and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to make good decisions

The ideal candidate will have a professional engineer's license and the ability to travel within New York and New England. We provide a comprehensive benefits package, a competitive salary, opportunities for advancement, and a pleasant and cohesive working environment.  

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume to:

Human Resources Manager, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., 99 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT  06410


T: (203) 271-1773

F: (203) 439-2307

Milone & MacBroom, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Assistant Sanitary Engineer (E.F.& S.) - Orange County Government


Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Sanitary Engineer (EF&S).  The work involves professional engineering duties including the exercise of engineering judgment on the design, investigation, control, maintenance, construction and operation of Solid Waste Management Systems, and all aspects of Wastewater Treatment Systems.  The incumbent works both in the field and in an office setting. Civil Service examination is required.  In addition, the nature of this appointment is temporary contingent upon the permanent incumbent satisfying an examination and civil service requirements.


A.   Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Science, or related field and one (1) year of experience in engineering and/or construction; OR

B.   Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's Degree in Engineering Science, Surveying, Environmental Science, or related field and three (3) years of experience as outlined in (A) above.

 NOTE: Successful completion of thirty (30) graduate credit hours in a graduate college program majoring in civil or environmental engineering, or related field, may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

 STARTING SALARY:  New Employees:    $28.7311/hour (35 hours per week) -- Orange County Employees – According to contract


Orange County Department of Public Works, ATTN: Peter Hammond, Deputy Commissioner, 2455-2459 Route 17M, P.O. Box 637, Goshen, NY 10924

Employment applications can be downloaded from Orange County’s website.  Please visit www.orangecountygov.com and follow the link to the Department of Human Resources.

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