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WWTF Operations Supervisor

Springdale Water Utilities, an award-winning water utility serving Springdale and surrounding areas is growing and is seeking a skilled WWTF Operations Supervisor.  

       Job Summary

  • Provides direct supervision of WWTF personnel holding the Operators positions.
  • Organizes, directs, and assumes responsibility of operators for 24/7 operation of treatment facility.
  • Responsible for compliance with NPDES, RMP, Storm Water and other permit limits and requirements.
  • Train all operators and assume responsibility for actions of all operators.

 

    Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required. Associates degree or higher in related science or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Required to obtain, within 18 months of being eligible to test, a Class IV Wastewater Operator’s license issued by Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Required to obtain a High-Pressure Boiler License.
  • May be required to obtain a Class A CDL. Must be insurable by the carrier providing coverage to the Utility.
  • Supervisory management experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities to Meet Job Requirements

  • Strong management skills
  • Possess knowledge of advance biological treatment facilities in general.
  • Knowledgeable in biological, chemical, and mathematical principles relevant to plant operations.
  • Maintain and demonstrate basic knowledge and practical use of computer systems, SCADA systems, sampling equipment, in-line meters, and basic analytical equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing.
  • Possess basic knowledge of chemistry in conjunction with wastewater sampling and laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot mechanical, biological, and chemical processes and systems.

Salary Range:  $23.75 – $35.64 DOE

To apply, you must submit a Springdale Water Utilities application available on our website or you may pick one up in our office. 

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72765 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com.  This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

                        05/28/2020

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PUMP STATION OPERATOR

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Pump Station Operator.

Job Description

This position is charged with the primary responsibility of working in the operation and maintenance of all sewer lift stations, water storage facilities and water booster stations owned, operated and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect all assigned facilities at frequent intervals to ensure proper working conditions and that security at each location is being maintained.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all pumps, controls, and ancillary equipment
  • Maintain all motors, switches, controls, standby (emergency) generators, and all other electrical operated devices in a safe and good electrical order
  • Maintain operating records as required and evaluate operating performance of each pump to assure maximum efficiency
  • Periodically clean wetwells to remove accumulated grease/scum, rocks, and other debris to assure maximum pumping efficiency
  • Provide for needed repairs to pumps, valves, controls, electrical systems, emergency generators, and other essential equipment at pump stations and water storage facilities
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all tools, equipment parts, and maintenance supplies
  • Maintaining an adequate inventory of spare parts for emergency repairs on all pump station components including the SCADA system, which are deemed to be critical for the continued and reliable operation of water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies is available
  • Perform daily checks on the operation of the SCADA system and provide for repairs as needed
  • Assist with grounds maintenance duties which includes mowing, bush hogging, edging, and trimming at each of the water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Clean and maintain all assigned vehicles, equipment, and tools
  • Assist in the development of a maintenance program for all assigned trucks and equipment
  • Provide for the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Inspect, maintain and provide repairs as needed on the Utility’s security and fire prevention systems
  • Respond to emergency calls at all times of the day and night
  • Assist other Utility crews and division, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems

Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED.  Individual must possess or obtain a valid Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of employment. Incumbents must be able to obtain within three (3) years a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.   Any applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the company.

Salary Range:  $19.82 – $29.74 DOE

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72765 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com.  This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

06/26/2020

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****JOB POSTING****

Fire Hydrant/Water Quality Technician

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Fire Hydrant/Water Quality Technician.

Job Description

This position is charged with the primary responsibility of working in the operation and maintenance of fire hydrants.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with needed repairs to pumps, valves, controls, electrical systems, emergency generators, and other essential equipment at pump stations and water storage facilities
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all tools, equipment parts, and maintenance    supplies
  • Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies are available
  • Assist with grounds maintenance duties which includes mowing, bush hogging, edging, and trimming at each of the water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Clean and maintain all assigned vehicles, equipment, and tools
  • Assist in the development of a maintenance program for all assigned trucks and equipment
  • Provide for the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Respond to emergency calls at all times of the day and night
  • Assist other Utility crews and division, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
  • Locate, inspect, operate, and maintain distribution valves and valve boxes
  • Assist in mapping of valves and hydrants
  • Prepare reports and records as needed in the identifications and maintenance performed on valves and fire hydrants
  • Develop and maintain a testing schedule
  • Maintain test equipment
  • Collect samples in the water distribution system to assure compliance with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 
  • Maintain records and files of water samples collected
  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications are a High School diploma or GED. General knowledge of personal computer/operating systems and the interface with programmable logic controls and two-way radio equipment. Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, MSDS sheets, operating and maintenance manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and technical specification manuals. Candidate must have or be able to obtain, within a reasonable amount of time, a Class II Water Operator’s Distribution License from the State of Arkansas. Applicants must obtain a CDL within 6 months of hire. Any applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the company.

Salary Range: $19.82 – $29.74 DOE

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72765 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com.  This job posting will remain open until filled. 

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

07/14/2020

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****JOB POSTING****

Distribution Operator

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Distribution Operator.

Job Description

Working under the direction of the Distribution Supervisor and supervision of the Distribution Manager and the Distribution Director, this individual is a member of a three-member crew working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems owned, operated, and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. Persons employed in this position are responsible for making sure health and safety measures are executed. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations.

This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities To Meet Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of material, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance and repair activities as related to assigned areas of specialization
  • Knowledgeable in generally accepted standards and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of water distribution and sanitary sewer systems
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment and tools
  • Ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and read documents such as safety rules and operating instructions
  • Capable of maintaining an effective working relationship with fellow employees and work courteously and tactfully with the public and co-workers
  • Maintain a good attendance record

Education & Training

Minimum qualifications are a High School diploma or equivalent. Employee must obtain, within three (3) years, a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.  Employee must obtain and maintain, within 6 months, a State of Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

Salary range is $20.74 – $31.13 DOE

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72764 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com. This job posting will remain open until filled. 

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

07/14/2020

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****JOB POSTING****

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Springdale Water Utilities, an award-winning water utility serving Springdale and surrounding areas is seeking a CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.  

Job Summary

  • Supervises and has functional oversight over Financial Analysis, Meter Services, Billing and I.T. departments.
  • Provides recommendations based upon sound judgment after weighing alternatives and cost/benefit considerations; maintains records and prepares reports; and provides assistance and performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. 
  • Preparation of budgets and coordination of annual audits.
  • Must be proficient with generally accepted accounting principles and governmental regulations.
  • Responsible for investment management, accounts payable, inventory control and fixed asset management.
  • Responsible for discussing financial statements with the Water & Sewer Commission and various other organizations as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent with an accounting or finance degree or another undergraduate degree in a related field from a four-year college or university.
  • Persons applying for this position must have a minimum of five years of experience in the operation of a water and wastewater system. Two years of progressively responsible managerial experience is desired.
  • Individual must obtain within one year, after assuming position, a valid Class IV
  • Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.   A Class IV Wastewater Treatment Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is desired. 
  • Must be insurable by the carrier providing coverage to the Utility.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, assigns, directs and exercises general supervision over employees engaged in variety of projects.
  • Studies the Utility’s organization, personnel distribution and project requirements to effectuate the most efficient and economical utilization of available personnel and funds.
  • Analyzes financial reports and internal control policies and procedures.
  • Chairs the Governor’s Quality Award application process improvement teams.
  • Chairs the LEAD team and is a member of other standing process improvement teams.
  • Coordinates meetings to discuss current work problems, policy changes, safety and other pertinent matters.
  • Studies equipment needs and makes recommendations for replacement, alteration repair of equipment.
  • Acts as a problem identification and resolution resource, answering questions and providing guidance in resolving problem.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities to Meet Job Requirements

It is essential that the person appointed to this position has adequate training, knowledge, and management skills to assist in the operation of a public water system and a sanitary sewer system.  In order to perform this job assignment successfully, the person in this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Extensive training and experience in the operation of a public water system and a municipal sanitary sewer system
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the operation of a public water system and sanitary sewer system
  • Working knowledge of computers, utility software applications, and automated financial management systems
  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, public finance, budgeting principles and practices
  • Ability to develop and implement modifications to the automated billing and record keeping system
  • Knowledge of municipal organization and management principles
  • Ability to plan, organize, delegate responsibility, supervise, and review the work of subordinates and to secure efficient results
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to craft agreements, bid documents, resolutions, and ordinances
  • Ability to use word processing, spread sheets, and other basic software on a personal computer
  • Ability to interpret and explain Utility administration policies and procedures
  • Ability to work under stress and pressure and respond to crisis or emergency situations; ability to physically perform the essential functions of the position; and ability to meet the travel requirements of the position
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed to complete work
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement and Baldrige Standards

Salary Range:  $7,224 – $10,835 DOE

To apply, you must submit a Springdale Water Utilities application available on our website or you may pick one up in our office. 

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72765 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com.  This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

07/16/2020