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Posting January 29, 2016
Territory Sales Manager - Western United States - Fluid Conservation Systems
Contact Name: Matt McBride
E-mail: matt.mcbride@rezoway.com

Job Description:
Fluid Conservation Systems, specializing in the field of leak detection technology and remote monitoring solutions (clean water and wastewater), is looking for a candidate to become their Territorial Sales Manager. This position is a home-based sales opportunity within the Western United States.

The Territory Sales Manager will plan and execute sales activities in accordance with the agreed-upon sales strategy and sales targets, so as to maintain and develop sales of the Halma Water Management product range through FCS into the US water market. The primary role of this position is to develop our distribution network, facilitate domestic sales through our distribution partners and maintain sales relationships with our main direct accounts.

We Offer:
•   Base Salary range for this position is between $75K and $85K bracket (Salary based on Experience)
•   Very generous commission structure (based on sales targets and performance)
•   Full Benefit package to include Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long/Short term disability, life insurance
•   Company provides vehicle and home office set up allowance along with company credit card

Key Responsibilities:
•   Direct and execute sales strategies and activities with key accounts, distributors, and various channels
•   Support the development of a nationwide distribution network for FCS’s product range, by working closely with the VP Sales.
•   Participate in distribution sales activities (lunch and learns, training, trade shows and sales presentations)
•   Maintain a high level of expertise in all areas of product and application knowledge to support our distributors and customers with technical, product and application questions
•   Build strong relationships with key personnel, both within our main accounts, and the distribution network.
•   Conduct monthly sales and gross margin forecasting and delivery.
•   Identify opportunities within the US market for new product development and current product enhancement
•   Maintain current records in company CRM database with regards to account contacts, leads, opportunities and proposals
•   You may be based from home, but will be expected to travel within the USA and to the UK as required to meet the demands of the role
•   Travel approximately 50%-70% of time in the assigned geographic territory
•   The role will focus on the growth of new distributors and customers for the HWM range for potable water and wastewater applications.

•   For the Territorial Sales Manager position we require a minimum 5 years’ Experience within water industry (Clean Water and/or Wastewater) in sales or operational position
•   Ideal candidate must already be located in designated territory (Western United States - CO, UT, WY, MT, ID, WA, CA, NV, NM, AZ, OR)
•   Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a technical subject)
•   Experience managing distribution (Sales Profile) and/or a water and wastewater system (Operational profile)
•   Self-driven and motivated, results-oriented with a strong desire to succeed.
•   Positive outlook and resilient, able to cope with set-backs
•   Clear focus on quality, customer satisfaction and profit. Strong presentations and communication skills required
•   Ability to work with others as a team (in-house and distributor personnel)
•   Strong mental maturity, clear communicator, good listener.
•   Strong capability in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.
•   Knowledge of current CRMs (salesforce, zoho, etc..) will be strongly considered

Please submit your résumé and a cover letter to the following email address:


Please not that only qualified candidates will be called back.

Posting January 29, 2016
Chief Plant Operator – Springville Public Utility District
Contact Name: Karen Delk
Email: spud@springvillewireless.com

Job Description:
Under the general direction of the SPUD Board of Directors, the Chief Plant Operator is directly responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of SPUD’s water treatment plant, distribution systems, wastewater collections and WW treatment plant in compliance with regulatory requirements. Duties include directing, supervising, inspecting, maintaining, repairing and improving water and wastewater treatment plants and all related facilities. This position is characterized by the ability to exercise considerable judgment, decision and initiative in planning, supervision, coordination and completing reports. This position supervises O & M employees and communicates on a professional level with customers, employees, directors, vendors and regulatory agencies and reports to the General Manager as designated by the SPUD Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will have advanced level knowledge and experience with work management systems, Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, pumps, control valves, reclaimed water and wastewater construction, instrumentation and other specialized areas.

ESSENTIAL and important responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•   Supervise the operations and maintenance of water treatment and wastewater treatment plants and related facilities; resolve problems in treatment plants, distribution and collections systems and SACDA controls;
•   Monitor the operation of water and wastewater treatment plant pumps, motors and other equipment; read gauges, dials and other instruments; maintain and update accurate plant operational data and logs.
•   Make calculations to determine if the plant is operating correctly and effectively; make necessary adjustments to maintain chemical balances and flow requirements; adjust treatment plant equipment to obtain maximum efficiency and treatment results.
•   Inspect water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and related facilities to locate needed repairs to equipment; perform or schedule the repairs.
•   Service and perform basic maintenance on a variety of plant equipment including pumps, valves, motors, filters, meters, and related plant equipment.
•   Prepare reports as required and use work management and SCADA systems to analyze data, produce reports and determine trends.
•   Make work schedules, assign work and provide training to other SPUD O&M staff.
•   Maintain a safe work environment; complete general plant & grounds maintenance work, keeping SPUD facilities in a safe, neat and tidy condition.
•   Insure required water and wastewater samples are collected for laboratory tests; on occasion may perform some routine laboratory analyses.
•   Enter required data into logs and spreadsheets; prepare daily treatment plant logs; identify equipment status and lab sampling schedules.
•   Monitor systems and displays for alarms; coordinate a prompt and appropriate response to alarms, emergencies and service disruptions.
•   Conduct tours of the treatment plants for visitors, civic groups and interested parties.
•   May be required to work irregular shifts including rotating schedules, weekends and holidays; must be available to work during emergencies or on-call.
•   Perform related duties and other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge of:
•   Principles and practices of water and wastewater treatment plant operations.
•   Operating principles of valves, pumps and motors and preventative maintenance.
•   Principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical wastewater analyses.
•   Wastewater discharge requirements.
•   SCADA systems.
•   Safe work practices.
Ability to:
•   Use and maintain self-contained breathing apparatus (safety mask) per annual physical examination.
•   Supervise others, plan projects and create work schedules.
•   Perform heavy manual labor, including but not limited to lifting and carrying seventy-five (75) pounds of weight, climbing, bending, stooping, etc.
•   Operate, repair and maintain treatment plant equipment and infrastructure.
•   Read and interpret gauges and other devices reflecting treatment plant operations.
•   Take water and wastewater samples and perform some routine laboratory tests.
•   Diagnose operating problems and take effective courses of action.
•   Make independent technical decisions to maintain proper treatment process.
•   Keep records and maintain reports.
•   Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.

•   California T3 – Water Treatment Certification
•   California D2 – Distribution Certification
•   California G-III – Wastewater Operator Certification or with ability to obtain California Certifications within eighteen (18) calendar months of employment offer.
•   Strong understanding of operations of drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment plants
•   Strong management leadership skills
•   Strong written and oral communication
•   Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver's license
•   Must have computer skills, including State reporting and SCADA system functions

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Applicants may be subjected to a thorough background investigation that may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal and civil background information, and driving record. Adverse findings may be cause for withdrawal of an offer of employment.
After an offer of employment is made, the candidate will be required to pass a physical exam including drug testing, arranged for and paid by the district. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing and the incumbent may be randomly tested thereafter.

This position enjoys a benefit package including:

•   Retirement- Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (V.A.L.I.C.) 7% paid by SPUD and 7% paid by employee.
•   Social Security (FICA)- SPUD matches employee contribution.
•   Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision plans paid by SPUD for employee only.
•   Sick leave- earn 1 day per month for up to 20 days (after 6 months probation)
•   10 paid holidays per year
•   Vacation days: Year 1 – 5 days, Year 2 – 10 days, Year 5 - 15 days, Year 15 – 20 days
COMPETATIVE SALARY based on qualifications and experience/$25.00 to $30.00 per hour

•   Applications may be obtained by email to spud@springvillewireless.com 
•   A paper copy may be picked up at the SPUD office. Note that an original, signed application must be submitted by mail or in person – it cannot be submitted online.
•   Application Deadline is Monday April 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. -open until filled.
•   Applicants will be notified of application receipt.
•   Applicants are responsible for their own travel expenses.
•   Additional information about the position will be provided upon written request.

Springville Public Utility District
P.O. Box 434
35559 Highway 190
Springville, CA 93265
(559) 539-2869

Springville Public Utility District is an equal opportunity employer.

The Springville Public Utility District serves the town of Springville located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada seventeen miles east of Porterville, California. The Tule River runs through town and provides our drinking water. Incorporated in 1928, the District provides metered drinking water, sewer collection, and wastewater treatment and disposal services to approximately 400 customers. The district has four employees and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.

Springville is home to Springville Unified School District, Springville Sierra Rodeo, River Island Golf Country Club, Success Lake and is the gateway to Sequoia National Monument. The southern entrance to Sequoia National Park is nearby. The area offers an abundance of year-round outdoor recreational activities, great views and affordable housing.

Posting January 15, 2016
Technical Assistance Specialist - California Rural Water Association
Training Specialist - California Rural Water Association

Contact Name: Michelle MacLellan
Email: ddemoss@calruralwater.org and mmaclellan@calruralwater.org

The California Rural Water Association (CRWA) is accepting applications for Technical Assistance Specialist and Training Specialist field positions. Applicants need to be experienced in both management and operations of a public water system; have the ability and desire to travel; be comfortable with (or be willing to learn) public speaking and making training presentations; have above average skills in computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and database programs; and be currently certified as a Grade 2 Treatment and/or Distribution Water Operator, with the ability and willingness to obtain a Grade 3 certification within 18 months of employment. CRWA is currently adding staff in our Southern California region. Applicants interested in these positions can live as far north as Bakersfield.
These positions require:

•  2- 3 days travel per week and the ability to work independently from your home office.

•  An organized, self-starter as you will be scheduling your own workload.

•  Ability to multi-task and solve problems in your role as a Technical Assistance provider.

•  Respond to agencies and provide resources to assist them in resolving management and operational challenges.

•  Understand primacy agency regulations and how they relate and apply to water systems.

•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•  Desire to assist rural communities and agencies in maintaining and achieving compliance in their water system operations and management.

•  Communicate and coordinate activities with other CRWA region staff on a regular basis.

CRWA provides a salary range of $55k to $65k to start depending on qualifications, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance coverage for staff and family, and a generous 401k retirement plan.
If you are interested please submit your resume by email to ddemoss@calruralwater.org and mmaclellan@calruralwater.org.  These positions are opened until filled.  If you have questions regarding these positions please contact Michelle at 916-553-4900.  All qualified applications will be kept on file as the Association will have other employment opportunities in the near future.

*California Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks will be performed on all candidates being considered for employment.  Interviews will be conducted at the CRWA Headquarters located at 4131 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento CA. 95834

Posting January 15, 2016
Lead Utilities Maintenance Worker - City of Mt. Shasta
Contact Name: Jodi Polk
E-mail: jpolk@mtshastaca.gov

Job Description:

The City of Mt. Shasta is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Lead Utilities Maintenance Worker. This is a full-time position with a compensation of $18.85 to $20.73 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits include a generous City contribution to a Cafeteria Plan with family medical coverage that includes a City funded health savings account, vision and dental, and supplemental insurance. The position receives P.E.R.S. 2% at 62 retirement plan for new members or 2.5% at 55 for classic members, 12 holidays per year, sick leave and vacation days that increase with tenure. The City also has several employee-funded deferred compensation plans available.

Under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor, this position oversees and participates in the installation, maintenance and repair of City storm drain, water and sewer systems, lines and equipment. In addition, it assists with activities involved in the maintenance and repair of City streets as well as at the wastewater treatment plant, and takes part in snow removal operations. This lead position also trains and provides work direction to assigned personnel and reviews work for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards.

The ideal candidate should have strong leadership skills, an ability to work with a variety of personalities, excellent communication skills, the capacity to organize and prioritize multiple projects and an aptitude for exceptional customer service. The applicant should have at least three years of increasingly responsible maintenance experience including work in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer systems, lines and equipment. A California Class B driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within one year, is required. A Water Distribution Operator D1 certificate, with the ability to obtain a Water Distribution Operator D2 certificate within one year, is also required. The candidate must also be available to occasionally work nights, weekends, and holidays, especially during snow removal and emergency stand-by activities.

Interested applicants can obtain a job description and application from City Hall by phoning 530-926-7510 or on the City’s website at www.mtshastaca.gov under Human Resources. Applications and resumes must be submitted to City Hall, Attn: Human Resources Specialist. The position is open until filled, with the first application review anticipated to be the first week of February. Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. The final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background, physical examination, and drug screen.
Posting December 22, 2015

Part-Time Training Specialist - California Rural Water Association
Contact Name: Ruby Viramontes
E-mail: rviramontes@calruralwater.org

Job Description:

California Rural Water Association is hiring! We are looking for an outstanding individual for our Resource Development Unit. Our specialists/technicians deliver superior technical assistance and training to rural water systems and small municipalities while completing the program’s administrative tasks and promoting the California Rural Water Association (CRWA). We are looking for a team member able to demonstrate:

•   knowledge of drought management and water efficiency practices, particularly in:
      - preliminary survey, zone and zone measurements, pinpointing leaks, and estimating leaks
      - modern methods of leak detection, sonic leak detection, and correlation equipment
      - water loss identification and prevention
•   knowledge of drinking water distribution network, piping, mainlines maintenance and operations
•   technical knowledge of operating, and/or managing a rural/community water/wastewater system
•   ability to successfully communicate both verbally and in writing with operators, decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals
•   knowledge and understanding of state SWRCB and federal SDWA regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements
•   ability and willingness to conduct training either onsite or in a formal classroom environment on a regular basis
•   willingness to travel extensively to provide training throughout the State
•   possession of a valid California Driver’s License
possession of a Grade 2, or higher, Water Treatment Plant Operator and/or Water Distribution Operator certification

Our Resource Development team members are self-motivated people that enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from their home offices as they prepare to deliver valuable training to rural water systems. Travel requirements will be statewide. Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications.

California Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks will be performed on all candidates being considered for employment. Interviews will be conducted at the CRWA Headquarters located at 4131 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento CA. 95834