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Since SCRWA stands on the “front lines” regarding the water and wastewater industry in South Carolina, we are the first to know what positions might be available throughout our state. Check this page often for new job opportunities within our industry.

If you would like to post a job, send the information to Amy () in a Word Document or in the body of the email; PDF documents can’t be usedJob postings will be removed after 60 days.

 

GIS Program Manager

SC Rural Water Association
(posted 4/16/20)

COMPENSATION

  • Salary: $35,000 – $45,000 commensurate with experience (not including travel reimbursement)

  • Travel Expense Reimbursement: $0.57/mile driven, cost of lodging and meals in accordance with SCDHEC guidelines

  • Benefits: Paid vacation after 6-months, 100% paid premiums for health, vision and dental insurance, 5% 401K matching, observance of federal holidays, accrual of paid sick leave, annual bonus

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong understanding of GIS theory and how to apply it – specifically, experience with GPS data creation, producing maps, and sharing GIS data using ArcGIS Online.

  • Applicant must have a reliable vehicle and be willing to drive 20,000 – 30,000+ miles per year.

  • Applicant must be a self-starter. There is minimal supervision of this position. The successful applicant will be evaluated primarily on how well they manage the job responsibilities listed below.

  • Applicant must be personable and professional. As the sole representative of the GIS program, the successful applicant must meet with system managers/water operators and effectively communicate the benefits of utilizing GIS.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and operate SCRWA’s fee-based and state funded GIS programs. Responsible for marketing, sales, drafting contracts, project management, data collection, data processing, producing deliverables and communicating with stakeholders (local water operators/managers and DHEC employees mostly) during projects.

  • Facilitate the development of SCWARN – a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network. SCRWA is currently leading an initiative to build a statewide emergency response network for drinking water and wastewater systems. Applicant will provide support to SCRWA’s executive director as necessary.

  • Assist as necessary at annual SCRWA conferences. SCRWA hosts multiple conferences for its members and vendors each year. Applicant must be available to assist as necessary at conferences throughout the state.

Hiring: Late June or early July 2020

Schedule: Full-time 40 hours/week – flexible hour

To apply, contact Zach Proux: , (c) 847-769-7747

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15

 

Utilities Manager

City of Manning
(posted 6/3/20)

Job Duties:

  • Manages and supervises Water and Sewer departments including the water treatment plant.

  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps and valves to regulate flow of raw water treatment facility and cleans filter beds using backwash system.

  • Monitors panel board and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure, water elevation, and the distribution of water, and performs various water sample tests.

  • Prepares various records and reports including flow charts, filter backwash charts, turbidity charts, bacteria records, dosage charts, calibration records, etc. and maintains such records and reports as directed by SC DHEC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Vocational/Technical school education/training in water treatment plant operations

  • 3-5 years of experience in water treatment operations

  • At least a Class “C” Waste Water Certification with the ability to attain a Class “B” License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of management experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in water treatment operations with a Class “B” Waste Water Certification

  • Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Position Hours: Full-Time, 8:00am – 5:00pm; may include weekends and holidays as well as On-Call work.

Benefits: Competitive Salary, with an excellent benefits package including 13 paid holidays, participation in the State Retirement System and the State Health Plan, and local gym reimbursement.

To apply, please print online application found at cityofmanning.org and email to  or apply at City Hall. For further information contact Human Resources at (803) 433-5114.

The City of Manning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

 

Water Operator

Town of Jackson
(posted 6/2/20)

The Town of Jackson will be accepting applications through June 26, 2020 for the position of Water Operator. Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, knowledge of operating heavy equipment, and a valid driver’s license. Must obtain “D” Treatment License within 2 years. Please apply in person Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00, Friday 8-12 noon in the customer service office of the Jackson Municipal Complex located at 106 Main Street in Jackson, SC or online at www.jackson-sc.gov. Salary based on qualifications and experience. EEO

 

Water Operator I (posting # 20200001)

Georgetown County Water & Sewer District
(posted 5/28)

 

General PurposeResponsible for the operation and maintenance of the surface water treatment plant, and groundwater systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of groundwater well systems including hydrant flow operations

  • Operates the surface water treatment plant including plant start up, shut down, filter operations and instituting alternative water supply procedures with minimal supervision

  • Performs basic water treatment plant and equipment maintenance and checks

  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings

  • Investigates customer water service quality issues

  • Installs chlorine and ammonia cylinders and/or containers

  • Assists in performing chemical operations for the water treatment plant

  • Extracts samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analysis and completes required paperwork

  • Operates, calibrates, transports, and performs basic equipment maintenance

  • Performs operational checks on wells and treatment plants and records information on operating records and logs

  • Able to perform chemical adjustments in water treatment independently

  • Performs basic electrical functions including resetting and / or restarting equipment and changing fuses

  • Processes computer work orders

  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards

Desired Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 3 years related work experience, or a combination of education and experience as required for South Carolina “B” Water Treatment license

  • Valid SC Driver’s License required.

  • SC “Class B” Water Treatment license required

  • SC “Class C” Water Distribution license required within one year of hire

Pay Range: $20.41-25.51/hour

Apply online. Job open until filled.

Georgetown County Water & Sewer District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex , including pregnancy & childbirth (or related medical conditions), national origin, age, or disability.

 

Water Operator Trainee (posting # 20200003)

Georgetown County Water & Sewer District
(posted 5/28)

General PurposeResponsible for the operation and maintenance of the surface water treatment plant, and groundwater systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the daily operation and maintenance of groundwater well systems including hydrant flow operations.

  • Assists in the operation of the surface water treatment plant including plant start up, shut down, filter operations and instituting alternative water supply procedures.

  • Assists with basic water treatment plant and equipment maintenance and checks

  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings

  • Investigates customer water service quality issues

  • Installs chlorine, ammonia, and sulfur dioxide cylinders

  • Assists in performing chemical operations for the water treatment plant

  • Extracts samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analysis and completes required paperwork

  • Operates, calibrates, transports, and performs basic equipment maintenance

  • Performs operational checks on wells and treatment plants and records information on operating records and logs.

  • Performs basic electrical functions including resetting and / or restarting equipment and changing fuses.

  • Processes computer work orders

  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental, or related science field.

  • Valid SC Driver’s License

  • Must be able to obtain a “Class B” Water Treatment license within one year of date of hire

Pay Range: $18.89/hour

Apply online.

Job open until filled. (Will not be filled until the SC Governor’s Executive Orders are lifted and the District can safely fill the position)

Georgetown County Water & Sewer District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex , including pregnancy & childbirth (or related medical conditions), national origin, age, or disability.

 

 

Water Plant Operator

Catawba River Water Supply Project
(posted 5/27/20)

The 36mgd plant is located in Lancaster County, SC, and is a joint venture owned by Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Union County, North Carolina. An “A” level South Carolina Water Treatment Operator certification is preferred; however other education and experience will be considered. Employed by the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District but hired and managed by the Catawba River Water Supply Project provides an incomparable opportunity and offers a comprehensive benefits package including membership in the South Carolina Retirement System (PEBA), health, dental, vision, 401k and 457 options, paid sick, vacation, holidays and many more.

Please submit a completed application by one of the following ways: by visiting our website  or by clicking here.

Pay Range: Based upon skills, education, certification, experience etc.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2020

 

Water Treatment Operator
(Certified Operator ‘A’ Preferred)

City of Newberry
(posted 5/26/20)

The Water Treatment Operator is responsible for the technical work in the operation of the water treatment plant. Work involves performing the necessary adjustments, maintenance, and testing to ensure that the water treatment plant produces and adequate quality and quantity of water for its service area. The position will collaborate with team members on other projects and in the development of procedures and the transfer of knowledge regarding water quality systems within a cutting-edge water treatment plant.

The Water Operator is accountable for the following:

  • Competent application of plant systems; monitors and adjusts flow rates and chemical dosages to maintain the necessary amount and quality of water to meet customer demand and fire protection.

  • Inspects all areas of plant for proper operation.

  • Performs chemical operations, testing and diagnoses throughout plant operations.

  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment; coordinates with immediate supervisor for service calls when repairs are beyond capabilities.

  • Performs required safety inspections; maintains accurate safety records.

  • Coordinates utility outage or problem calls after hours; dispatches when disruptions occur during nights, weekends, or holidays.

  • Complies with all Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements.

  • Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as water use reports, laboratory reports, work orders, maintenance checks, and safety checklists.

  • Refers routinely to MSDS, equipment manuals, drinking water regulations, operation manual, operator daily log, policy and procedure manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc.

  • Competent and fluent use of a variety of tools, supplies and related technology computer software.

  • May be subject to twenty-four-hour call. Residency requirement for this position requires employees to live within 20 minutes of the Water Treatment Plant.

  • Maintain server and application inventory and manage and maintain corresponding licenses.

Minimum Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent with 1 to 2 years of experience in water plant operations; bachelor’s degree highly desirable; equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • If not a certified operator, must be able to pass certification to ‘D’ level operator with in first year of employment

  • Work History which provides the required skills, knowledge, certifications and abilities.

  • Must be able to work flexible schedule to include rotating weekends and some holidays. (This position will be working second shift: 4pm – 12am)

  • Must be able to operate the plant under any conditions due to loss of automatic control or other emergency or non-routine situations.

  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license.

Salary: $12.89 – $25.08 commensurate with experience and certification level, but qualified applicants should include salary expectations when submitting a completed application.

Applications may be downloaded from the website or obtained in person at City Hall during regular business hours.

This organization is inclusive and diverse and encourages all people meeting the required qualifications to apply. The City of Newberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Newberry is a vibrant, growing, municipality that offers its employees a competitive compensation package with many benefits! We invest in our employees and encourage them to grow and develop in their positions and grow careers with the City. If you want a long-term opportunity within an exciting organization, this position may be for you

 

Water Plant Operator II

City of Rock Hill
(posted 5/22/20)

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and supplemented by at least two years’ experience in water plant operation or related work; or the equivalent combination of acceptable knowledge, training and experience may be considered; must possess a state certification from SC LLR as a B level (or higher) water operator.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of the process involved in the pumping and purification of water, including chemical tests and microbiological testing.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the operation and light maintenance of pumps and similar machinery, including proper methods of lubricating equipment.

  • Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment used in the plant.

  • Ability to inspect water treatment plant equipment in operation and to detect flaws and abnormalities in operation.

  • Ability to efficiently and safely operate all equipment used in water treatment plant operations and make minor repairs.

  • Ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain routine records of shift operations.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers.  Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations, including control and maintenance of a 36-million gallons per day (MGD) surface water treatment facility.

  • Monitors and operates plant’s SCADA system, controlling pressure and flow of water in the distribution system.

  • Analyzes laboratory data and operator logs to achieve maximum water quality at economical costs.

  • Calibrates the water monitoring equipment and chemical feed machines and records changes.

  • Performs all required chemical and physical laboratory analysis of raw, coagulated, finished and tap water each hour to insure water quality.

  • Performs bacteria analysis of raw, finished and river water for total coliform or E.coli content; records results.

  • Operates and monitors all pumps at the Filter Plant and both the lake and river raw water intakes and reports any abnormal conditions to the plant’s supervisor.

  • Maintains equipment, buildings and grounds in a clean and orderly manner; keeps adequate supply and daily inventory of chemicals used.

  • Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.

SALARY: $25.00 (B License) – $28.00 (A License) Per Hour Depending on Licensing and Years of Experience within the license.

NOTE: 12 hour shifts (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) – 7 days on and 7 days off

Apply online. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

This Notice is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the job. This is intended only to describe the general nature of the job. A more comprehensive list of duties, responsibilities and essential job functions is available on the job description.
The City of Rock Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer—M-F-D-V

 

Water & Sewer Director

City of Rock Hill
(posted 5/22/20)

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related sciences. Requires seven (7) years of engineering experience in water treatment and distribution, and/or wastewater treatment and collection, with five (5) years minimum supervisory experience. Prefer ten (10) years of dynamically responsible experience in water and sewer utilities operations management. Prefer five (5) years of experience working with the SCDHEC. Must possess a South Carolina Professional Engineers (PE) License.

It is preferred for the position to hold one or more and/or work toward obtaining the following South Carolina licenses.

  • Water Distribution System Operator License (Class ‘A’ preferred)

  • Water Treatment Plant Operator (Class ‘A’ preferred)

  • Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator (Class ‘A’ preferred)

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in making sound financial, technical and management decisions.

  • Coaching knowledge, experience and demonstrated development of team members, managing performance and helping team members reach their full potential.

  • Possess exemplary leadership, communications and team building skills.

  • Skilled and adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations and/or tight deadlines.

  • Proven decision-making abilities, affecting a major segment of the organization and the general public operating within in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability to personally demonstrate the priority of safety and create an environment of safety-first culture.

  • Ability to lead team members, build trust and maintain a healthy work environment.

  • Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Establishes and manages the Water and Sewer Utilities Department budget.

  • Manages the Water and Sewer Utilities, Engineering Division, including the City’s Water and Sewer policies, procedures, standards and specifications.

  • Ensures compliance with standards and regulations pertaining to the treatment and distribution of drinking water.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permits to include solids (i.e., screenings, sludge, and/or biosolids) disposal pertaining to the water and wastewater treatment works.

  • Manages the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems operations and maintenance, including elevated water storage tanks, and sanitary sewer pump stations.

  • Manages the maintenance division for the treatment plants and sanitary sewer pump stations.

  • Maintains water and sewer infrastructure inventory and prepares maintenance and/or replacement plans for those approaching the end of their service life.

  • Manages the Water and Sewer Utilities Capital Improvements Plan.

  • Manages and plans the extensions and/or expansions of the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems.

  • Manages the Wholesale Water and Sewer Customer Agreements and associated metering devices.

  • Assesses the causes and implements treatments for the control of odors and corrosion in the City’s wastewater collection system.

  • Ensures that public inquiries and complaints are quickly addressed in a timely manner.

  • Ensures proper accounting of wastewater treatment plant (hydraulic and solids) loading allocations and associated reporting to SCDHEC.

  • Aids development plan reviews pertaining to the water and wastewater systems.

  • Analyze operational process control procedures, maintenance procedures, and instituting changes when necessary to achieve full compliance with all regulatory agency requirements.

  • Maintain accurate inventory and operational records and prepare reports required by regulatory and bond agencies.

  • Inspect facilities, evaluating O&M functions, review records and data, interview and select new personnel, and initiate and recommend new or improved methods or practices.

  • Ensure compliance with City, County, State, and Federal laws and policies as well as the internal policies and procedures.

  • Attend Council meetings and make presentations as required.

ANNUAL SALARY: $104,133 – $130,000 (DOQ)

Apply online. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

This Notice is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the job. This is intended only to describe the general nature of the job. A more comprehensive list of duties, responsibilities and essential job functions is available on the job description.
The City of Rock Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer—M-F-D-V

 

 

City Administrator

City of Westminster
(posted 5/18/2020)

The City is conducting a search for a Utilities Director; a position currently unfilled. The selected person will perform complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Electric, Water, and Sewer systems including the water treatment plant. The selected person will work under the general supervision of the City Administrator.

Preferred qualifications include training and experience that includes graduation from a four (4) year college or university; minimum of seven years increasingly responsible experience in the electric utility industry including at least five (5) years of management and administrative responsibility. Certification as a Class A journeyman lineman and or a Class A water distribution certification is highly preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

The Westminster Utility Department serves approximately 1,500 electric meters and 3,450 water customers and has 14 full time and 2 part-time employees.

Qualified applicants should submit a current resume with cover letter via email or by mail to:

City of Westminster
City Clerk
PO Box 399
Westminster, SC 29693

This position will remain open until it has been filled.

The City of Westminster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

City Administrator

City of Westminster
(posted 5/18/2020)

The City of Westminster is conducting a search for a City Administrator. The selected person will be responsible for planning and directing the activities of the various departments/divisions within the City’s general government and the City’s Utilities Department. General Government consists of the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Recreation Department, and General Administration. The Utilities Department consists of Electric Distribution, Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Sewer Collection, and Sanitation. The City Administrator reports to the Westminster City Council.

The City Administrator applicants should have a minimum of a 4 year degree in public administration or a related field. Candidates should also have a minimum of five years of progressive experience with a municipality, preferably with a municipality that has the array of utility and general government departments listed above. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and computer skills.

Submit the City’s employment application (download here) along with a resume and cover letter to the City Clerk (email) or by mail to

City of Westminster
City Clerk
PO Box 399
Westminster, SC 29693

Position is open until filled. Salary is negotiable, DOE/Q.

The City of Westminster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Supervisor

Talatha Rural Water
(posted 5/8/20)

Duties Include:

  • Verifying water quality

  • Providing oversight and direction to maintenance technicians

  • New line construction

  • Fixing leaks

  • Installing taps and service in a timely manner

  • Performing maintenance on valves and hydrants on a regular basis

  • Performing general maintenance on equipment and vehicles

  • Cutting grass, painting, and general maintenance on buildings and structures

  • Ordering materials

  • Reporting water loss

  • Expected to handle after-hours service calls

  • On Call nights/weekends rotation

Requirements: Position requires high school diploma. Maybe asked to pass drug screening, criminal background check, meet minimum physical requirements and have a good driving record.

Pay Range: Dependents on qualifications and experience. Health Insurance available.

Certifications and License: SC Class “D” Operation License and SC Class “C” Distribution License, Valid Drivers License

Applying: Send Resume to PO BOX 26, New Ellenton SC 29809 Or Email Resume to

 

Water Treatment Plant Operator “D”

City of Union
(posted 4/22/20)

The City of Union currently has a vacancy for a Water Treatment Plant Operator.  Under general supervision, operates the water treatment plant, monitoring water daily in order to ensure safe, clean water for public use.  Operates electrical and mechanical process equipment; performs electrical and mechanical repair and maintenance duties.   Also performs general plant cleaning, painting, ground maintenance, and other related duties as required.

Position requires a high school diploma, a valid minimum “D” SC Water Treatment Certification, and two years’ experience in operating a water filtration plant; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must obtain a “C” SC Water Treatment Certification within one (1) year of employment. A SC Water Treatment “C” or greater certification is preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Subject to pre-employment physical, DOT drug screens and all other applicable background checks.

The City of Union Water Treatment Plant operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The operator position works an eight-hour day, forty-hour work week.

An application may be downloaded on our website, under the Special Links tab.

Applications will be taken at the City of Union Personnel Department, City Hall, located at 101 Sharpe Avenue, Union, SC until filled.

Salary based on experience.

 

Water System Field Technician
(2 positions available)

Cassatt Water
(posted 2/27/20)

 

Cassatt Water is accepting applications for two entry level Water System Field Technicians.  We offer excellent pay and benefits.  Must be able to pass a drug screening, criminal background check, meet minimum physical requirements and have a good driving record.  Applications may be picked up at our office or downloaded from our website at www.cassattwater.com.  Please mail application to Blind Box 302, Bethune, SC  29009 or email NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

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