Wastewater Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Nevada Rural Water Association | Carson City, NV

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Posted Date 7/30/2019

The Nevada Rural Water Association, NvRWA, is recruiting for a Technical Assistance Specialist to join our team of specialists working throughout the state. NvRWA Specialists deliver high quality technical-managerial-financial assistance and training at rural wastewater and drinking water systems and municipalities, carry out program administrative duties, and promote the Association.
Our team members are self-motivated people who enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from their home offices as they prepare and deliver valuable on-site technical assistance and training to address the wide range of issues facing rural utility systems. Travel requirements may be statewide. Overnight travel is required seventy-five to one hundred percent of the time. The individual who fills this position will also develop and conduct formal classroom and over-the shoulder style training sessions on a regular basis and write articles for our quarterly Water Logged publication. The ability to form positive working relationships with people having a variety of capabilities, personalities and cultures is essential to success in these positions.
Incorporated in 1991, the not-for-profit Nevada Rural Water Association is the State’s leading provider of on-site technical assistance and specialized training for rural water and wastewater systems. NvRWA’s governing Board of Directors, administrative staff, and technical field specialists work in concert to deliver an extensive range of essential programs and member services.
NvRWA is accepting applications from people with qualifications:

  • Multiple years of employment experience working for, operating, and/or managing a wastewater collection and treatment, or a public water system;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
  • Specialized skills such as mapping, power efficiency, finance and rate analysis, public health surveys, maintenance management and others are desirable;
  • Maintains current technical knowledge of operating and/or managing a Public Water System / wastewater collection and treatment system.
  • Ability to successfully communicate both orally and in writing with other professionals including operators, decision makers, and staff at regulatory agencies;
  • Ability to identify, locate and explain system problems and work with operators and decision makers to find solutions and help them explain to the public;
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring, reporting requirements and public relations;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to provide both on-site technical assistance and practical training throughout Nevada;
  • Possession of a valid Nevada Driver’s License;
  • State certification in Wastewater Treatment, certification in Water Treatment & Distribution.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Only the most highly qualified applicants will be contacted.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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