WATER QUALITY OPERATOR ($46,809 - $56,171) Additional compensation may be considered for well qualified candidates.

Water Quality · Travel from home to assigned route within Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties., New York
Department Water Quality
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume by clicking on APPLY FOR THIS JOB and completing an online application.


Job Summary: The Water Quality Operator serves as the Chief Operator/Operator of Record of multiple small water and wastewater systems.  The Water Quality Operator works independently, has some contact with customers, and has specifically assigned duties and responsibilities that require licensing and experience.  This position requires extensive day travel in service area in a Development Authority vehicle.


Qualifications:

(Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Knowledge of SCADA, GIS and Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Knowledge of NYS water and wastewater regulations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong skills in plumbing, electrical and carpentry.
  • Ability to read system design prints.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work independently and possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to be creative and flexible.
  • Must meet the training certification requirements for confined space entrant, confined space attendant, and confined space rescue in accordance with the Authority Health and Safety Manual.

 

Education:

  • High school diploma.


Professional Certification/Licenses:

  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 2A wastewater certification required.
  • New York State Department of Health C, D, and/or IIA Water licenses preferred.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum five years directly related experience in water/wastewater treatment operations.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be deemed acceptable.


The Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System, NYS Deferred Compensation Plan, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental and vision insurances and tuition reimbursement.  


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Location
    Travel from home to assigned route within Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties., New York
  • Department
    Water Quality
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced