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Deputy Manager – West Jackson County Utility District

Posted: May 9, 2022
Deputy Manager Salary: $85,000 – $100,000 The Deputy Manager shall assist the General Manager with his duties and be available to perform those duties in the absence of the General Manager. I. Primary Duties • Ensure compliance with District ordinances and policies and all State and Federal laws. • Safe and efficient operations of the District to ensure a sustainable enterprise. • Assist with management of the financial affairs of the District to ensure a sustainable enterprise. • Assist the General Manager with preparation of the annual budget. • Coordinate budget expenditure approvals. • Assist the General Manager with developing and implementation of the capital improvement plan. • Prepare complex reports, studies and correspondence for the expansion and improvement of water and wastewater facilities and systems. Implement appropriate corrective action. • Assist the General Manager with development, implementation and update of District ordinances and policies. • Assist with development and update of the District’s Emergency Response Plan and, in case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), implement and manage the District emergency response plan. • Assist with the annual update of the District’s security self-assessment plan. 2. Supplemental Duties: • Assist with development, implementation and updates to standard operating procedures. • Assist with equipment solicitation and construction bids in accordance with state and federal procurement guidelines. • Attend bid openings. • Assist with the evaluation of equipment proposals and construction contracts. • Review of plans and specifications proposed for new developments in the District. • Monitoring of the meter readings of all customer accounts including customer compliance and audits. • Monitoring of reported water production readings and sewer transport meter readings. • Coordinate all backflow cross connection and water quality reports. • Assist with establishing and maintaining vendor accounts. • Be available for “on call” duties when deemed necessary by the General Manager. SPECIFIC JOB REQUIRMENTS MAY INCLUDE (But are not limited to): 1. Knowledge of all phases of managing water production,storage, treatment, and transmission; and wastewater collection to include expansion of systems, permitting, repair, maintenance, and operations. 2. Knowledge of state and federal regulatory standards and rules and regulations pertaining to permitting, operating and maintaining water and wastewater facilities. 3. Proficient in MS Office applications with extensive experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. 4. Knowledge of management practices and techniquesto achieve costsavings and to maximize production and efficiency of personnel and equipment. 5. Knowledge of systems and facilities repair and construction techniques. 6. Knowledge of safety practices. 7. Skill in communicating with others, both orally and in writing. 8. Skill in short-term and long-range utilities planning. 9. Ability to work independently and to use good judgment in all situations. 10. Ability to interact with city employees, elected officials, the news media, and the public. 11. Ability to motivate employees to optimize safety and efficiency. 12. Ability to identify equipment and personnel problems and to recommend corrective action. 13. Ability to read, understand and comprehend complex engineering drawings, plans and specifications. 14. Ability to develop written standard operating procedures and guidelines. 15. Ability to make management decisions quickly, appropriately and effectively. 16. Ability to use a computer, calculator, copier and facsimile. 17. Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. 18. Must be able to attend and successfully complete supervision skills enhancement. 19. Must be available to respond to the maintenance and operations emergencies at any time. 20. Must be clean and neat in appearance, and present a positive image to customers. 21. Must be able to communicate effectively, one-on-one, with customers. 22. Must be insurable on WJCUD’s auto insurance policy. 23. Maintain a phone for emergency contact. 24. Must have ability to be bonded. 25. Other duties as assigned. REPORTS: General Manager Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering, or a Business or Public Administration. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the design, maintenance, repair and operation of a water/wastewater utility. ADA Compliance: Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to use both hands and all fingers for climbing, walking, bending and crawling. Driving and the operation of a vehicle to provide transportation between job sites is a requirement. Sensory Requirements: Some tasksrequire the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to community both orally and in writing. Good near vision in both eyes and the ability to hear clearly without a hearing aid is necessary at the plants. Environmental Conditions: Essential functions are performed inside and alone. Marginal/Secondary Job Functions: – Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners. – The purpose of this position is also to serve as training for the General Manager position as the current General Manger nears retirement. “West Jackson County Utility District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.” In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II – Dothan, AL

Posted: May 2, 2022
Full-Time Closing Date – 05/13/2022 Description This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment facilities. Major Duties Operates wastewater treatment machinery and equipment; monitors SCADA system and makes operational adjustments as required; maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, and other systems; assists in installing plant equipment. Monitors raw and treated water flows; adjusts flows and pumping rates as needed. Collects samples and performs laboratory tests; makes control adjustments as indicated by results. Ensures compliance with NPDES permit requirements and with EPA and ADEM regulations. Performs preventive and reactive maintenance; formulates and executes approved maintenance plans; services screens, aerators, clarifiers, ultraviolet bulbs, etc.; maintains and repairs blowers, pumps, valves, etc. Works with contractors and engineers to implement new treatment processes. Researches and purchases supplies, parts, etc. as approved by supervisor. Responds to after-hours emergencies. Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and plant instrumentation. Prepares a variety of regular and special reports; maintains related records. Trains and oversees the work of WWT Plant Operator Trainees in performing routine operations and maintenance. Performs plant security checks on gates, doors, fencing, etc. Maintains treatment plant grounds. Operates equipment such as loader, forklift, skid steer, tractor, dump truck, backhoe, etc. Maintains and monitors stormwater ditches. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION Knowledge of safety policies and procedures. Knowledge of wastewater treatment system maintenance and repair principles. Knowledge of wastewater plant operations principles and processes. Knowledge of wastewater treatment rules, regulations, standards, and principles. Knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater sample collection and analysis. Skill in the mechanical maintenance and repair of treatment plant equipment. Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment. Skill in the use of hand and power tools. Skill in problem solving. Skill in interpersonal relations. Skill in oral and written communication. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Wastewater Treatment Chief Operator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include NPDES permit requirements, OSHA regulations, EPA and ADEM regulations, other relevant state and federal regulations, industry standards, and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK The work consists of related technical duties. Frequent condition changes contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to operate, maintain, and repair wastewater treatment facilities. Successful performance contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of wastewater treatment operations and ensures compliance with rules and regulations. CONTACTS Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city personnel, vendors, contractors, representatives of state and federal agencies, and the public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell. The work is typically performed in wastewater treatment facilities and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals. Work is performed in wet and unsanitary locations. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY None. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent, as recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); and Possession of a current/valid ADEM Wastewater Grade II Operator certification; and Eighteen (18) months recent working experience in a Grade II or higher wastewater treatment plant; or Twenty-four (24) months recent combined experience in a Grade I, II, III, or IV wastewater treatment plant. NOTE: Credit for a maximum of nine (9) months (45 hours) of working experience may be allowed for the completion/attendance of ADEM approved training programs, classes, or seminars as verified in writing by the operator’s direct supervisor and approved by the DU Director. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT/PROMOTION/DEMOTION/TRANSFER Employees are required to complete/sign the Certification & Condition of Employment/ Promotion/Demotion /Transfer form(s). [See condition(s) for details.] NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a current/valid ADEM Wastewater Grade II Operator certification as required by the regulating State agency and the City of Dothan, or the ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 60 days of employment/ promotion/demotion/transfer. An employee in this position must maintain such certification as a condition of continued employment, to include completing any required annual training. (See Condition for details.) Employees in this position are required to progress/obtain ADEM Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade IV certification within twelve (12) months after obtaining the ADEM Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade II certification or employment/promotion/demotion/transfer. (See Condition for details.) A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. (PBA09/10/01) Employees are required to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) within 120 days of date of employment/promotion/demotion/transfer into this position. (See Condition for details.) In an emergency and/or standby situation, an employee in this position must be able to report to his/her regular workstation in a maximum of 30 minutes from the time of notification. (Sec. 2-30. (2) / PBA 1/9/95) This requirement must be met within six (6) months of employment/promotion/ demotion/transfer. (See Condition for details.) An employee in this position must be available to be contacted via phone within 30 days of employment/promotion/demotion/transfer, due to call out requirements. An applicant for this position is subject to various background investigations up to and including a criminal, credit, past employment, and reference checks. Employees are required to submit to Drug and Alcohol testing in accordance with the City of Dothan policy, which includes pre-employment and random tests for the duration of employment in this position. (PBA 08/13/12) Must meet the City of Dothan’s employment physical standards, which include drug/alcohol testing. Application / Examination Qualified applicants will be evaluated based on training and experience as documented on their application. This evaluation will comprise 100% of their final grade. Applicants with a disability who feel they need accommodation should contact the Personnel Department in writing on or before the closing date of this advertisement by emailing jobs@dothan.org. An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator IV – Dothan, AL

Posted: May 2, 2022
Full-Time $24.02 Hourly Description This position is responsible supervising and participating in the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment facilities. Major Duties Operates wastewater treatment machinery and equipment; monitors SCADA system and makes operational adjustments as required; maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, and other systems; assists in installing plant equipment. Monitors raw and treated water flows; adjusts flows and pumping rates as needed. Collects samples and performs laboratory tests; makes control adjustments as indicated by results. Ensures compliance with NPDES permit requirements and with EPA and ADEM regulations. Trains and supervises the work of assigned employees in wastewater treatment facilities biological processes, functions, maintenance, troubleshooting, and laboratory procedures. Performs preventive and reactive maintenance; formulates and executes approved maintenance plans; services screens, aerators, clarifiers, ultraviolet bulbs, etc.; maintains and repairs blowers, pumps, valves, etc. Works with contractors and engineers to implement new treatment processes. Researches and purchases supplies, parts, etc. as approved by supervisor. Responds to after-hours emergencies. Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and plant instrumentation. Prepares a variety of regular and special reports; maintains related records. Performs plant security checks on gates, doors, fencing, etc. Maintains treatment plant grounds. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION Knowledge of safety policies and procedures. Knowledge of wastewater treatment system maintenance and repair principles. Knowledge of wastewater plant operations principles and processes. Knowledge of wastewater treatment rules, regulations, standards, and principles. Knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater sample collection and analysis. Skill in the mechanical maintenance and repair of treatment plant equipment. Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment. Skill in the use of hand and power tools. Skill in problem solving. Skill in interpersonal relations. Skill in oral and written communication. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Wastewater Treatment Chief Operator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include NPDES permit requirements, OSHA regulations, EPA and ADEM regulations, other relevant state and federal regulations, industry standards, and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK The work consists of related technical duties. Frequent condition changes contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to operate, maintain, and repair wastewater treatment facilities. Successful performance contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of wastewater treatment operations and ensures compliance with rules and regulations. CONTACTS Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city personnel, vendors, contractors, representatives of state and federal agencies, and the public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell. The work is typically performed in wastewater treatment facilities and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from a standard senior-high school or GED equivalent, as recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); and Possession of a current/valid ADEM Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade IV certification; and Twenty-four (24) months recent working experience in a Grade IV wastewater treatment plant; or Thirty-six (36) months recent combined working experience in a Grade III or IV wastewater treatment plant. NOTE: Credit for a maximum of twelve (12) months (60 hours) of working experience may be allowed for the completion/attendance of ADEM approved training programs, classes, or seminars as verified in writing by the operator’s direct supervisor and approved by the DU Director. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT/PROMOTION/DEMOTION/TRANSFER: Employees are required to complete/sign the Certification & Condition of Employment/ Promotion/Demotion/Transfer form(s). [See condition(s) for details.] NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a current/valid ADEM Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade IV certification as required by the regulating State agency and the City of Dothan, or the ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 60 days. An employee in this position must maintain such certification as a condition of continued employment, to include completing any required annual training. Valid operator’s driver license and an acceptable driving record. (PBA 9/10/01) Employees are required to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) within 120 days of date of employment/promotion/transfer/demotion to this position. (See condition for details.) In an emergency and/or standby situation, an employee in this position must be able to report to his/her regular workstation in a maximum of 30 minutes from the time of notification. (Sec. 2-30. (2) / PBA 1/9/95) This requirement must be met within six (6) months of employment/promotion/demotion/transfer. (See condition for details.) An employee in this position must be available to be contacted via phone within 30 days of employment/promotion/demotion/transfer, due to call out requirements. An applicant for this position is subject to various background investigations up to and including a criminal, credit, past employment, and reference checks. Employees are required to submit to Drug and Alcohol testing in accordance with the City of Dothan policy, which includes pre-employment and ransom tests for the duration of employment in this position. (PBA 8/13/12) Must meet the City of Dothan’s employment physical standards, which include drug/alcohol testing. Application / Examination Qualified applicants will be evaluated based on training and experience as documented on their application. This evaluation will comprise 100% of their final grade. Applicants with a disability who feel they need accommodation should contact the Personnel Department in writing on or before the closing date of this advertisement by emailing jobs@dothan.org. An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Jackson Energy Authority – President/CEO

Posted: May 2, 2022
Jackson Energy Authority, one of the few public utilities in the nation to offer all major utility services from one company, is seeking candidates to replace the current President/CEO who is retiring January, 2023. As a customer-owned utility, JEA combines utilities and broadband services to provide unmatched service the community can count on now and in the future. JEA works diligently to ensure that services are in place to meet our current and future needs. Jackson Energy Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by Jackson’s Mayor and City Council who serve staggered five-year terms. Ideal candidates will offer a proven track record of exemplary senior management leadership that includes the necessary experience and passion to lead a complex, multi-utility organization and the skills & ability to relate at all levels in an organization and as a community representative. Consideration will be given to those with a Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field from an accredited college or university and at least ten years progressively more responsible utility leadership responsibilities. An MBA or Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred, as well as experience in multiple utility disciplines. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and comprehensive resume, as well as request a more in-depth job description, by email to Stacy Scoggins, Corporate Secretary, at sscoggins@jaxenergy.com All resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.