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

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 apply below or submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72764 or by e-mail to [email protected]. This job posting will remain open until filled.

07/14/2020

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Engineering Technician.

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the COO/Engineering Director, this position is responsible for a variety of technical civil engineering work assigned to the Engineering Division of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility.  Work assignments include drafting, estimating, design as well as record keeping, filing, public relations relating to the installation of public water and sewer facilities.  Engineering technicians are responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measure are established and executed in their work assignments.

This position is full time at 40 hours per week; however, it may include work outside normal business hours.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs basic manual and computer-aided drafting, routine calculations, field measurement and cost estimating for civil engineering projects
  • Draws, revises, and maintains the utilities’ mapping system
  • Prepares legal description, easements, and easement maps
  • Prepares charts, tables, and illustrations
  • Prepares permits necessary for street cuts, highway crossings, and others as necessary
  • Prepares engineering construction drawings with material lists and specifications for use in bidding and construction.  Prepares drawings, illustrations, and specifications for projects from preliminary design to final construction stage
  • Assures that all presentation material available for Utility and public use is professionally complete and factual
  • Works with and assists construction crews and crew leaders in interpretation of engineering designs and specifications
  • Provides technical information from departmental records to other departments and to the public
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate the ability to use GIS systems, AutoCAD or other CAD systems to prepare plans and maps
  • Familiarization with word processing, spread sheet, and data base software
  • Ability to work with contractors, plumbers, and general public related to interpreting plans and maps
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include limited field duties
  • Possess the ability to read and comprehend piping schematics, engineering plans/specifications, and other engineering documents
  • Capable of communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sitting for extended periods of time with fine manipulation skills and dexterity of hands and fingers required to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist and kneeling or crouching to retrieve files from cabinets and shelves; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone and seeing to read various documents related to assigned activities. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Some field work is required requiring the ability to drive to field sites; walking around construction sites and undeveloped field sites and speaking/hearing to exchange information.  Field conditions may include climbing into and out of excavation sites and trenches; driving stakes, and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds. There is some exposure to noise, fumes, dust, chemicals, traffic, confined spaces, and odors as well as to poor ventilation, slippery work surfaces, and the hazards related to conditions at work zones with dangerous machinery and equipment.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Advanced training or experience in computer aided drafting, personal computers and software is highly desirable.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Salary range is $20.41- $30.63 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

08/25/2021

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

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Collection Supervisor and supervision of the Distribution Director and the Collection Manager, this individual is a member of a two-man 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. The collection system crew is charged with the primary responsibility of cleaning sanitary sewers and interceptors, manholes, siphons, lift station wetwells and other facilities used in the Utility’s collection, pumping, and treatment systems; however, it is expected to perform other duties in the Utility’s water distribution and sanitary sewer system as directed by the Distribution Director.  Members of the collection crew are responsible for ensuring appropriate 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.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  

Members of the collection crew are assigned the responsibility of operating specialized equipment used to clean and remove accumulated debris and other foreign material in the Utility’s sanitary sewer collection system.  Since this crew operates and maintains high pressure sewer cleaning equipment, it is frequently called upon to remove blockages that can result in overflows and sewer backups.  From time to time this crew will assist with other maintenance duties in the sewer and water systems.  Work assignments shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using specialized equipment, clean and remove all accumulated debris and foreign matter from sewer lines, manholes, wetwells and other sewer system facilities
  • Assist the camera crew in the identification of sources of extraneous water, defective pipe and joints, root infestation, and other conditions which would interfere with the efficient transportation of wastewater in the collection system
  • Respond to emergency conditions requiring the removal of blockages in sewer services, mains, siphons, and manholes
  • Install, calibrate, maintain, and retrieve data from flow monitoring devices used to identify line segments and mini-systems with excessive infiltration and inflow
  • Perform smoke testing and dye tracing to identify points of infiltration and inflow
  • Update maps of the Utility’s sanitary sewer system
  • Provide reports and video recordings of deficiencies in the sewer system
  • Perform other duties required to improve the operations and efficiency of the sewer collection, pumping and treatment systems
  • Assist with the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Clean and maintain all vehicles, equipment, and tools assigned to the crew
  • Assist other Utility crews and divisions, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand operational principles of a sewer system
  • Capable of operating, maintaining, and performing minor repairs to specialized equipment and tools used to clean and inspect municipal sewers
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public and supervisors.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required. Obtain, within three (3) years, a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Employees in this position are strongly encouraged to obtain a Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases. 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 $21.37-$32.06 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

08/27/2021

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

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Pump Station Manager, persons in this position are 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. The Pump Station Operator is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are established and executed by pump station operators. 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.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual assumes responsibility for daily work assignments required for operation, maintenance, and repair of water storage facilities and pump stations (sewer lift stations and water booster stations). Work assignments include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Inspect all assigned facilities at frequent intervals to ensure proper working conditions and that security at each location is being
  • 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, residential STEP tanks 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
  • Respond to and resolve pressure sewer system customer requests, complaints, and
  • Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies are 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
  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Well versed in the operation preventive and corrective maintenance of water and wastewater pump stations including pumps, motors, valves, electrical systems, SCADA, and ancillary equipment
  • Capable of using good judgment and making decisions in unusual and emergency situations as well as during routine operations
  • Ability to detect problems, diagnose corrective measures, and provide for the repair of various types of equipment used at water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Possess a general knowledge of personal computer/operating systems and the interface with programmable logic controls and two-way radio equipment
  • Knowledgeable in the use of hand and power-operated tools and their application to perform basic mechanical functions and repairs
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentage, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, SDS sheets, operating and maintenance manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and technical specification manuals
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of workplace health and safety regulations and demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Establish a good relationship with fellow employees. Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain a good attendance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Personnel within the Technical Services Division must demonstrate sufficient mobility to gain access to all sites, including different levels requiring the use of stairs and ladders, and to maneuver across hazardous surfaces and walkways which can be slippery or open grates. Personnel are expected to work outdoors in inclement weather and in several different environments. Conditions warrant extra precaution when working near high voltage components and motors; potential contact with a variety of combustible, corrosive and toxic gases such as methane and sulfide compounds; the lack of sufficient oxygen in confined spaces such as manholes, wetwells, and tanks; and working in an environment with raw sewage. Exposure to odors, dust, sludge, high noise levels, machinery vibrations, and other hazards are experienced daily. The work requires dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools; physical agility to reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; walking over rough, uneven surfaces; standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist; the ability to hear and speak in order to exchange information; and occasionally lifting of moderately heavy items. Required vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must be able to obtain within three (3) years a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Encouraged to obtain other operating licenses that are applicable to assigned job duties. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases.

Employees 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 $21.37-$32.06 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

11/02/2021

Office Manager

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Office Manager

JOB SUMMARY

Plans, organizes, and implements customer service activities.  Supervises personnel providing customer service and performs related work as required.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are general duties and responsibilities of this position:

  • Banking Duties
  • Supervises and trains customer service personnel.
  • Coordinates the processing of customer payments bills in a timely manner.
  • Ensures compliance with policies, procedures, and city ordinances.
  • Assesses monetary needs and makes recommendations for section budget.
  • Manage bad debt accounts and collections.
  • Maintain rental contracts and collections.
  • Perform work of cashier and customer service as demand dictates.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of effective employee supervision.
  • Knowledge of fundamental accounting principles, procedures, and applications.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of citizens.
  • Ability to supervise the work of staff including coordinating, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work.
  • Ability to respond to public inquiries and complaints in a tactful, effective manner.
  • Ability to effectively use a personal computer for word processing, data entry, storage and retrieval.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees.
  • Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of customers.  Ability to find and communicate accurate information concerning process, policies and procedures to customers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a large number of projects at one time.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Maintain office operations and procedures of all customer service staff by ensuring office operations and procedures are organized and followed.  Correspondence directed to employees shall be controlled and effective.
  • Responsible for making sure that staffing is adequately provided through breaks, lunch, and holidays.  Must communicate with employee’s the staffing needs and requirements for daily activities.
  • Must maintain a safe, secure and pleasant work environment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervise Customer Service Representatives in their activities.

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Springdale Water Utilities’ policies and applicable laws.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Office work includes sustained posture in a seated position with intense attentiveness to computer use for prolonged periods.  Work skills require walking; sitting for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, ten-key adding machine, telephone, and other office equipment; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at waist and kneeling or crouching to retrieve files from cabinets and shelves; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; and seeing to read various documents related to assigned activities.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health is preferred, but not required.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas Drivers License commensurate with work duties and be insurable with the carrier providing automotive insurance to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

Salary range is $4,204-$6,303, DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

12/29/2021

WWTF Laboratory Analyst

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of WWTF Laboratory Analyst

Job Description

This position is based at the Wastewater Treatment Facilities under the supervision of the WWTF Laboratory Supervisor. It requires skilled analytical work involving sampling and laboratory analysis of samples for NPDES permit requirements, process control, and the Industrial Pretreatment Program, along with related duties as required. This position supports our Mission of providing safe, high quality drinking water to our patrons and to responsibly treat and dispose of wastewater generated by patrons and protect public health.  This is a safety sensitive position.

This position may include work outside normal business hours including weekends and holidays.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities to Meet Job Requirements

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required to meet the job requirements:

  • Understand and recognize the correlation between analytical results and plant operational performance. Notify Laboratory Supervisor or appropriate person(s) regarding questionable samples and/or results.
  • Maintain a basic knowledge of chemistry, biology, laboratory techniques, practices, and procedures. Demonstrate good math skills.
  • Ability to learn the principles, practices, materials, and procedures pertinent to advanced biological wastewater treatment.
  • Maintain and demonstrate basic knowledge and practical use of computer systems, and analytical instrumentation. Maintain laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Attend meetings, classes, and seminars to satisfy training and licensing requirements.Perform multiple functions simultaneously in fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, interpret data, and write clearly and comprehensibly.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees. Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain a good attendance record.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Training

Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field is required (equivalent experience or certification will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree). Incumbents must be able to acquire, within one year of being eligible, a Class I Wastewater Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in order to remain employed in this position.  Incumbents are expected to acquire within one year of being eligible to test, a Class III Wastewater Operator’s License from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, with a Class IV strongly recommended. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Salary range is $21.37 – $32.06 DOE

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72764 or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

01/14/22

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