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City of Starkville Job Opportunities

 

Water Distribution Supervisor, Starkville

  • General Information
  • Job Title:

Water Distribution Supervisor

    • Location:
    • 115 Cedar Lane
    • Starkville, MS, 39759
    • United States
  • Base Pay:
  • $45000.00 – $49000.00 / Year

      • Employee Type:

      Non-Exempt

        • Job Category:

        Utilities, Water Distribution

          • Minimum Experience:

          5 Years

            • Required Degree:

            High school

              • Manage Others:

              Yes

              • Description

              GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

              This is a skilled working supervisory position overseeing the installation, maintenance and repair of the water distribution and collection system for the City of Starkville. The Water Distribution Supervisor will perform highly specialized, journey level activities in the Water division and serve as a lead for crews working at multiple work sites, while completing assigned work orders with minor supervision.

               

              ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

                1. Provides direction, guidance, and assistance to employees; assists in conducting employee training; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations.
                2. Anticipates potential issues and initiate appropriate actions to eliminate issues.
                3. Trains and mentors departmental staff on construction methods, standard procedures and organizational improvements.
                4. Ensure all work performed meets quality and safety standards.
                5. Provides technical expertise and assists with complex maintenance situations.
                6. Utilizes and maintains computerized maintenance management software program (Asset Management); writes work orders for repairs and preventive maintenance tasks; monitors status of work orders; manages computerized parts inventories; tracks computer data pertaining to purchases, equipment histories, equipment costs, parts vendors, labor use, and other activities.
                7. Calibrates, troubleshoots, and/or programs necessary departmental tools, equipment or software.
                8. Tests machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations; reports problem situations or refers problems to appropriate personnel; coordinates the repair of malfunctioning machinery and equipment.
                9. Operates various machinery, equipment, and tools associated with work activities, which may include a service truck, forklift, generator, air compressor, motors, pumps, blowers, valves, drill press, grinder, welder, torch, pipe saw, band saw, mechanic tools, electrician tools, plumbing tools, carpentry tools, diagnostic instruments, front-end loaders, backhoes, jet trucks, CCTV
                10. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
                11. Assists departmental staff in ordering inventory of replacement parts and supplies; communicates availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; coordinates requests for new/replacement materials.
                12. Submits required reports/documentation to appropriate individuals or agencies.
                13. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, work orders, maintenance records, purchase requisitions, personnel forms/reports, charts, diagrams, or other documents.
                14. Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, equipment manuals, diagrams, schematics, maps, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
                15. Read and interpret manuals, engineering maps and plans and other documents required for the job and utilizes mapping software and G.I.S. to assist in identifying water and sewer infrastructure.
                16. Maintains logs, files, and records of departmental work activities and documentation.
                17. Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, city officials, contractors, engineers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
                18. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops, meetings and training sessions as appropriate.
                19. Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day-to-day activities.
                20. Must meet regular attendance requirements. May be assigned to work night and/or weekend hours.
                21. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

               

              KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

               

              Knowledge of:

                1.  Materials, methods, techniques and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, repair, testing and adjusting of potable water distribution and sewer collection systems, including backflow prevention assemblies, taps and water meters.
                2. Basic operations and equipment maintenance techniques.
                3. Occupational hazards and safety precautions required of the work.
                4. Principles of plumbing and water hydraulics as related to the work and of various types of tapping procedures and required equipment.

               

              Ability to:

                1.  Demonstrate good use of judgment.
                2. Plan, train and supervise the work of assigned employees.
                3. Prepare and maintain records and reports.
                4. Draw field sketches, estimate time, equipment and material needs for work projects, perform basic mathematical calculations and record and understand maps, atlas sheets, plat sheets, construction diagrams, and engineering plans and specifications.
                5. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
                6. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and to deal with the public in a courteous and efficient manner.
                7. Accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
                8. Recommend policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of high quality services provided in a safe and reliable manner by the Department.
                9. Maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, and managers.

               

              EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

                1. Graduation from high school or G.E.D. Equivalent and vocational/technical training in plumbing, mechanics, and equipment maintenance.
                2. Five (5) years experience in water distribution system construction, maintenance or repair.
                3. Previous experience and/or training that includes plumbing, mechanics, equipment maintenance, and equipment operation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
                4. Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
                5. Possess and maintain a Class A Commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
                6. Experience in underground utility construction or related field, experience in supervising employees in a construction related field.

               

               

              PHYSICAL DEMANDS

              The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential manual labor functions of this job.

                1. This position requires physical and ability sufficient to perform manual labor for extended periods of time under dirty uncomfortable situations and in all types of weather.
                2. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to operate assigned equipment.
                3. FREQUENT walking, bending, stooping, squatting, digging, climbing; standing, sitting, reaching at and above shoulder height, kneeling, balancing above ground, pushing and pulling, crawling, twisting at waist, upward and downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck; lifting of objects weighing up to 75 lbs.

               

              Working Environment

                1. The work is primarily performed outdoors in all types of weather and temperature conditions, but may require occasional office work.

               

              Necessary Special Requirements

                1. Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
                2. This job classification is considered to be safety-sensitive and is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.
              • Summary

               

              The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific job duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

               

              The job description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.

               

              Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of continuing employment.

               

              The City of Starkville, is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Candidates are considered for employment with the City, without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

               

                              A drug screen is required for this position.    

              City of Ridgeland Job Opportunities

              City of Ridgeland, Mississippi Job Opening

              Job Description

              Job Title:     Operations and Maintenance Technician

              Salary:   $32,385.60 TO $58,572.80

              Department:     Public Works Department

              FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

              Pay Grade:          LTC-20

               SUMMARY:  This is skilled and mechanical work in the maintenance, repairs, and general upkeep of various components of the City water and sewer systems. Work involves performing preventive and corrective maintenance and repairs on water wells, tanks, pump stations for wells and associated equipment; monitor gauges, meters, recordings and adds or adjusts appropriate amounts of fluoride and other chemicals into specific water lines.  Incumbent performs preventive and corrective maintenance, and repairs lift stations and pumps for sewer system and associated equipment; monitors all vacuum and pump systems.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior with wide latitude for independent judgment.  Work is reviewed through reports, discussions and accomplishment of desired results.

               ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

              THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING DUTIES.  ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY BE IDENTIFIED BY THE COMPANY AND LISTED AS SUCH IN THE INCUMBENT’S  PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL ELEMENTS.  VARIOUS TASKS MAY BE ASSIGNED UNDER EACH ESSENTIAL FUNCTION.  THOSE THAT ARE
              LISTED UNDER THE EXAMPLES OF WORK ARE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE; THEY ARE EXAMPLES ONLY AND MAY BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO AS NEEDED BY THE CITY OF RIDGELAND.

               1.         Inspections and Maintenance

                EXAMPLES OF WORK

               (Any one (1) position of this class may not include all duties listed, nor do listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).

               Inspects and services a variety of pumps, valves, gauges, meters, and chemical feeding equipment on a routine basis and repairs such devices as necessary.

               Inspects and maintains water wells, electrical and mechanical systems.

              Maintains and adjusts all chlorinator and fluoride pumps for proper flow required by standards of the Mississippi State Board of Health.

               Monitors SCADA wells, lift stations, metering stations each work day and checks trends.

              Inspects metering stations and lift stations monthly and when failures are identified by SCADA.

               Runs monthly flow reports on SCADA on all EMCRSS and compares to City of Jackson flow report.

              Runs end of year flow report on SCADA on EMCRSS and compare to City of Jackson flow report.

               On monthly basis, reports to the administration on pro rate share and amount over to City of Jackson.

               Obtains water samples as required each month on existing and new systems.

               Checks recordings, chlorine and fluoride pumps and cylinders, chemical feed and mixing mechanisms, gauges, and valves, and overall operation of water wells and water well pump stations.

               Incumbent is subject to working both inside and outside and being exposed to weather, fumes, odors, gases, dust, and toxic conditions.

               Inspects all sewer lift stations and pumps and performs repair and maintenance as necessary.

               Inspects all sewer wet wells and performs maintenance and cleanup duties as necessary. 

               Collect sewer samples for inspection as required to Environmental Protection Agency standards and maintain records accordingly.

               Maintain records of equipment, repairs and lubrications.

               SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

               No supervisory duties are required.

               INCUMBENT PERFORMS OTHER JOB-RELATED TASKS AS ASSIGNED AND REQUIRED; ANY DUTIES/TASKS INCLUDED IN THE EMPLOYEE’S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION ELEMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL TO THAT EMPLOYEE’S POSITION WITHIN THE JOB CLASSIFICATION.

               MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

               The following minimum qualifications have been identified by subject matter experts (SME’S) who have supervised this position or functioned in the position; they are based upon job analysis information supplied by these SME’S.  However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential
              functions of the position.  Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Human Resource Manager in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform all essential functions of the position.   If a candidate believes he/she needs a reasonable accommodation to meet these minimum qualifications or, if called for an interview, to attend such an interview, the candidate must notify the Human Resource Manager in writing  of the need for the accommodation and identify the specific accommodation requested.

               EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

               Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or acceptable equivalent, or vocational school.

               AND

              Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of industrial mechanical maintenance work.

               CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Must have and maintain a valid Mississippi vehicle operator’s license.

               Must obtain a Class I Water Pollution Control Operator’s Certificate and a Class D Water Works Operator’s Certificate from the Mississippi State Board of Health within one (1) year of the date assigned to position.

               KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

               Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of mechanical maintenance trades.

               Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of electrical and combustion pumps and related equipment.

               Considerable knowledge of utility plant machinery and equipment, plus the ability to perform wide variety of maintenance and repair tasks.

               Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in the work and proper safety precautions for the safe performance of the job.

               Ability to diagnose defects in electrical and mechanical equipment similar to that utilized in pump stations used to supplement main plant water and sewer systems, and to repair such defects with reasonable proficiency.

               Considerable knowledge chlorine cylinders installation and emergency procedures.

               Ability to do work that requires good physical condition, agility, strength, and stamina.

               Ability to climb to heights or ladders and to perform work at such heights.

               Skill in the use and care of tools and machinery used in the mechanical trades.

               Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as necessitated by work assignments.

               Ability to operate an automotive vehicle in a safe manner.  (Automobile or pick-up truck).

               WORK ENVIRONMENT:

              The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

               PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

              These  physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job-related physical demands may be added to these by the City if
              the need arises.  Corrective devices may be used to meet these physical requirements.

               Ability to walk, bend, stoop, climb, and squat as well as ability to handle and/or feel controls and capability to reach with hands and arms. Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds is required. Specific vision abilities required by
              this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

               WORK ENVIRONMENT:

              The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

               Exposure to extremes of temperature and contact with fuel/chemicals on a frequent basis. Noise level is loud.

              City of West Point Job Opportunities

              PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

              THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND SELECTMEN FOR THE CITY OF WEST POINT, MS ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR A PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

               

              Generic Job Description:

              The public works director has primary responsibility for the organization, operation and overall performance of the public works department.  Department functions include management of solid and vegetative waste, maintenance of streets and public property, stormwater control, as well as public works construction projects.  The public works director must be an effective administrator, business minded, and be productivity and service oriented.  The director must lead by example with impeccable personal character traits and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

              Education Requirements

              • Preferred Education is an accredited four (4) year college degree in public or business administration.
              • Minimum education high school or GED equivalent diploma accompanied by demonstrated management capabilities with progressively responsible experience in the areas of business or public works administration.

              The public works department has an annual operating budget of $2.5 million.  It has 25 full-time employees.  The public works director is appointed by the Board of Mayor and Selectmen, and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

              Additional Requirements:           Candidates must undergo a pre-employment physical and drug screen.  This position occasionally requires the availability of the employee to work during bad weather or unusual conditions during all hours of the day and night, as well as on weekends.  This position requires a valid Mississippi driver’s license.  Appointment to this class is subject to a one year probationary period under provisions of the current City of West Point Personnel Policy.

              Applications, detailed duties, responsibilities, and other requirements may be obtained online at http://www.wpnet.org or City Hall, P.O. Box 1117, 580 Commerce Street, West Point, MS 39773.

              Return applications and resumes to the City Clerk, Mrs. Deloris Doss, ddoss@wpnet.org and will be accepted until Monday, June 6th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Interviews will be individually coordinated and conducted.  The City of West Point, MS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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              Class B or C Water Treatment Plant Operator

              The City of West Point, MS announces the following position vacancy

               

              Class B or C Water Treatment Plant Operator

               

              The minimum requirements and qualifications of this position are as follows:

               

              Minimum Requirements:

              Class B Waterworks License or successful passage of Class C water treatment test and working on experience under certified water treatment and or distribution system to achieve eventual Class B certification

              Must be at least 25 years of age

              Must possess a valid Mississippi Driver License

               

              Minimum Qualifications:

              High school diploma or GED, plus four (4) years of experience working in water distribution and/or water treatment for Class B position.  Must possess physical ability to perform activities required for daily operations and maintenance of the water treatment plant and water distribution system; must have ability to read, understand, and follow oral and/or written instructions.  A working knowledge of CPR and first aid is helpful.

               

              Additional Requirements:

              This position requires employee availability for regular shift work, as well as when required during holidays and weekends.  A successful candidate must complete a pre-employment Physical & Drug Screen.

               

              Applications, detailed duties, responsibilities, and other requirements may be obtained at the West Point Water and Light Department, 644 East Broad Street, online at http://www.wpnet.org, or City Hall, 580 Commerce Street, West Point, MS 39773.  Applications will be accepted until Friday June 3rd, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  Interviews will be scheduled between Monday June 3rd and Friday June 10th, 2020.  The City of West Point, MS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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              Class III or IV Wastewater Operator

              Job Description

               

              Job Title:                   Class III or IV Wastewater Operator, West Point Water System (WPWS)

               

              Responsible To:         Chief of Operations/General Manager

               

              Supervise Directly:   Employees of the wastewater system and other assigned employees or coordinate third party contract performance

               

              Job Summary:           Responsible for planning, organization, operations, and maintenance of wastewater collection and treatment system

               

              Essential Functions:

              1. Follow or recommend goals and objectives for wastewater operations
              2. Work with supervisors/foremen in providing work plans and procedures
              3. Develop leadership in subordinates
              4. Analyze operating procedures and offer advice and counsel. Provide budget and analysis of fiscal status
              5. Work with consultants, federal, state, county, and city officials
              6. Stay current on rules, regulations, and laws applying to municipalities to include employment statutes and purchase law
              7. Confer with supervisors on quality improvement
              8. Work with contractors, builders, and customers in provision of quality service
              9. Promote goodwill and work to enhance the image of WP water department
              10. Support the development of safety programs and employee application of sound safety principles
              11. Foster professional development for employees
              12. Work closely with other City of West Point Department Managers to promote interdepartmental corporation
              13. Perform other duties as requested by the Chief of Operations or General Manager
              14. Must have and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s license
              15. Must be able to manage/operate all wastewater systems in the absence of the Chief Wastewater Operator

              Additional Requirements:

              This position requires employee availability for regular shift work, as well as when required during holidays and weekends.  A successful candidate must complete a pre-employment Physical & Drug Screen.

               

              Applications, detailed duties, responsibilities, and other requirements may be obtained at the West Point Water and Light Department, 644 East Broad Street, online at http://www.wpnet.org, or City Hall, 580 Commerce Street, West Point, MS 39773.  Applications will be accepted until Friday June 3rd, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  Interviews will be scheduled between Monday June 3rd and Friday June 10th, 2020.  The City of West Point, MS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

               

              Diamondhead Water & Sewer District

              Diamondhead Water & Sewer District
              4425 Park Ten Dr., Diamondhead, MS 39525


              Full time positions available for skilled craftsman level work in Municipal water & waste water operations.


              The Diamondhead Water & Sewer District is seeking qualified applicants for Maintenance Worker I who take pride in their work. Three to four positions to be filled immediately. Experience in municipal water & sewer setting is preferred. High school diploma or GED is required. Class “B” Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License is needed or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Duties will include but not limited to, installing water and sewer taps, point repairs, etc. Candidate must be able to pass a background check, physical, and a pre-employment drug screen. Starting pay is $14.77 per hour PLUS excellent benefits including: paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, PTO, holidays, and retirement savings plan, after completed probationary period. Applications are available at 4425 Park Ten Dr., Diamondhead, MS 39525, or on website www.dwsd.us . Emailed applications should be sent to jobs@dwsd.us. No phone calls please.

              City of Meridian Seeks Plant Tech & Operator

              CIVIL
              SERVICE COMMISSION

              of the City of Meridian

              City Hall   ·   2412 7th Street

              P. O. Box 1430

              Meridian, Mississippi  39302-1430

              (601) 485-1931

               

              AN EQUAL
              OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F

              NOTICE OF CIVIL
              SERVICE EXAMINATION

               

              UTILITY PLANT TECHNICIAN – FRESHWATER (4063)

               $26,680 beginning annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $47,992

               OPENING DATE:  February 9, 2022

              CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on March 11, 2022

               Pursuant to Article 5, Section 5.04, of the Civil Service Code of Rules and Regulations (attached), the Commission may reject, or cause to be rejected the application of any person for admission to a test, or may, after examination, decline to certify, or may remove from an eligible list, an applicant who is deemed disqualified. 

              ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.  Inspects, repairs and maintains the chlorine, acid and alum rooms at the freshwater treatment plant and the various tanks, equipment and machinery located within each room; programs and/or reprograms computer programs relating to machinery operation; inspects safety equipment; ensures proper use and settings of temperature devices, chemical levels and storage levels; ensures tanks are clean and properly pressurized; replaces parts and motors.  Installs and maintains water booster stations and sewer pump stations for the wastewater treatment plant; inspects pumps for proper fluid levels; cleans stations; seals packings in motors; troubleshoots control panels; retains serial numbers, part model listings and other identifiers for booster pumps; troubleshoots to determine problems and/or causes of malfunctions; confers with engineers to resolve problems; ensures emergency generator for proper operation.  Designs and maintains lift stations; inspects for proper operation; repairs and/or replaces motors or pumps when needed; checks for unusual noises and vibrations; replaces any bulbs or other components; uses computer programs and other supporting items when designing and building lift stations to adhere to all applicable regulations.  Conducts maintenance and repair work on plant equipment and tools; troubleshoots electrical and mechanical problems on equipment; repairs minor electrical problems; conducts machinery and safety inspections; ensures equipment is functioning properly and that plant personnel are following strict local, state and federal safety regulations; trains staff regarding policies and procedures.  Operates various city-owned equipment and vehicles to include truck, crane, welder, portable lift station, bucket truck, dump truck, torch, electrical testing equipment and other machinery and tools as required; follows all safety regulations and guidelines during operation.  Inspects aerators, pumps, pinch valves, mixers, pipe galleries, filters, motor control centers, sludge basins and wells; ensures proper operation and lubrication; removes parts and cleans; resets and cleans turbidity meters at pipe gallery; evaluates safety equipment for operational ability and protection; checks for leaks and damages; ensures air compressors and chemical drivers are functioning properly; clears blockages.  Prepares specifications for equipment and pumps in order to prepare requests for bids for projects and jobs; prepares materials lists for each job; orders and maintains supplies; sends paperwork to appropriate department for processing.  Interfaces with engineers, contractors, vendors, sales personnel and the general public; arranges outside services for crane, electrical and machine work; consults with engineers regarding city-fund projects; makes recommendations; answers questions and provides information and guidance as needed.  Maintains the cleanliness of buildings and grounds; ensures the safe operation of equipment and machinery; adheres to all local, state and federal safety regulations.  Prepares daily logs, reports, inventory lists, letters, memoranda, forms and other pertinent documentation relating to plant operation and staff; proofreads for accuracy and completeness; approves and/or submits for approval; makes copies and files for future reference.  Refers to various manuals, books and other reference materials regarding engine repair and vehicle parts and accessories; follows procedures according to specified guidelines; refers to parts manual when ordering specific parts for vehicles and equipment.  Other related duties as required.

              MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in mechanical and electrical operations; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes installation and troubleshooting of mechanical systems and complex machinery required; or any equivalent combination of education,

              training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license. 

              EXAMINATION: The examination will consist of a written test and oral examination representing 100% of total score.  Weights will be assigned as follows: written test 70%, oral test 30%.  The written test shall be conducted at 9:00 A.M. on March 24, 2022, in the Second Floor Conference Room, Union Station, 1901 Front Street, Meridian, Mississippi.  Applicants must attain a written test score of 70 or above in order to be considered.  No written test will be rescheduled regardless of circumstances. Candidates passing the written test shall be required to pick up written notification of the location, date, and time of the oral exam from the Civil Service Office. Eligibility shall be for a period of up to one (1) year from the date of certification.  Persons should not apply unless they clearly meet the qualifications set forth in this announcement.  False statements are grounds for rejection or discharge from employment.  All position classifications will require criminal background report and work history.  Failure to complete the background investigation phase shall constitute a failure in the examination.  Certification of Eligibility for this position is contingent upon verification of information submitted on Civil Service Application. 

              As a prerequisite for employment with the City of Meridian, all job applicants offered employment must submit to a drug and alcohol test.  Any job applicant who tests positive for drugs or alcohol will not be considered for employment. 

              EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The City of Meridian does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and disability in employment or the provision of services.  THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROHIBITS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE DISABLED.  However, as a legitimate business necessity applicant must be capable of performing all essential functions of this position, which are considered as bonified occupational qualifications. Indicate special needs. For Civil Service Application and further information contact: Civil Service Commission, First Floor, City Hall, Meridian, Mississippi, or telephone 601-485-1931. 



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              UTILITY PLANT
              OPERATOR- FRESHWATER (4065)

               $22,594 beginning annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $41,345

               OPENING DATE:  February 9, 2022

              CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on March 11, 2022

               Pursuant to Article 5, Section
              5.04, of the Civil Service Code of Rules and Regulations (attached), the
              Commission may reject, or cause to be rejected the application of any person
              for admission to a test, or may, after examination, decline to certify, or may
              remove from an eligible list, an applicant who is deemed disqualified. 

              ESSENTIAL
              FUNCTIONS:  The purpose of this position is to ensure the wastewater and freshwater
              treatment plants are functioning correctly in order to provide safe, properly
              treated water for the City of Meridian. 
              Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  testing and recording chemical balances in
              the water and adjusting as needed; cleaning and maintaining silos, pumps and
              tanks; removing sludge and other debris from tanks and lines; and performing
              other duties as required.  Plans,
              coordinates and organizes the work assignments for subordinate staff; instructs
              subordinates in proper maintenance and operation of plant and provides
              technical assistance as needed; ensures proper plant operations and that all
              applicable safety regulations are followed by personnel.  Tests water samples for pH balance,
              alkalinity, hardness, turbidity, chlorine levels, and fluoride amounts; adjusts
              chemical dosages as needed to ensure safe and properly treated water;
              calibrates and controls the feed supply of chlorine used to kill unwanted
              bacteria in water after treatment and before entering city creeks and other
              waterways; monitors chemical levels to adhere to parameters set local, state
              and federal safety guidelines; records information in logs and computerized
              databases.  Maintains proper water flow
              to and from several treatment locations by means of mechanical gates; adjusts
              and monitors several electrical drive units to aid in the control of numerous
              electrical motors; adjusts the contents of large holding tanks and digesters,
              mechanical gates, blowers, and presses. 
              Records chemical and utility usage; calculates normal chemical dosage
              requirements; reads data from chemical feed supply systems; records information
              into computerized databases and daily log reports; submits to appropriate
              individual or department.  Operates
              numerous types of pumps; monitors pump operations; packs and adjusts pumps as
              needed; lubricates joints and gears and keeps oil levels correct in large
              influent pumps; adjusts and monitors emergency pumps to ensure proper operation
              in case of crisis.  Removes sludge and
              other debris from tanks and lines; operates sludge press and digester; pumps
              sludge out of holding containers; cleans the tanks and replaces parts and
              components as needed.  Operates and
              maintains distribution, aeration, flocculation, sedimentation, lime slurry and
              filtration systems; calculates and adjusts water flow to the distribution
              system; maintains liquid alum system; bleeds aerator lines; drain and cleans
              flocculation and sedimentation basins; manipulates and adjusts filters,
              controls and valves as needed.  Drives
              various vehicles and equipment to include tractor trailer, front-end loader,
              dump truck, pick-up truck; operates specialized machinery and equipment to
              include chain hoist, pH meter, computer, turbidity meter, chlorine analyzer,
              diesel generator, and other equipment as necessary to complete assignments;
              maintains equipment and performs repairs to ensure proper working order.  Receives and responds to emergency requests
              relating to the water and sewer plant operations; remains on call as needed;
              operates emergency diesel generator. 
              Prepares shift reports, daily logs, reports, inventory lists, letters,
              memoranda, forms and other pertinent documentation relating to plant operation
              and staff; proofreads for accuracy and completeness; submits for approval as
              needed; makes copies and files for future reference.  Refers to various blueprints, manuals, books
              and other reference materials regarding equipment repair and operation and
              parts and accessories; follows procedures according to specified guidelines;
              refers to parts manual when ordering specific parts for vehicles and equipment.  Performs other related duties as required

              MINIMUM
              QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical
              training in specialized machinery and equipment maintenance and repair;
              supplemented by one (1) year of previous experience and/or training involving
              freshwater utility plant equipment and machinery, or a related area; or any
              equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides
              the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must evidence a valid Mississippi driver’s
              license when submitting Civil Service Application and must maintain same as a
              condition of continued employment. 

              EXAMINATION: The examination
              shall consist of a written test and oral examination representing 100% of total
              score.  Weights will be assigned as
              follows: written test 70%, oral test 30%. 
              The written test shall be conducted at 9:00 A.M. on March
              22, 2022
              in the Second Floor Conference Room, Union Station, 1901
              Front Street, Meridian, Mississippi. 
              Applicants must attain a written test score of 70 or above in order to
              be considered.  No test will be
              rescheduled.   Candidates passing the
              written test shall be required to pick up written notification of the location,
              date, and time of the oral exam from the Civil Service Office. Only one (1)
              attempt to take the assessment test for this position will be permitted.   The results of the assessment test will be
              posted in the Civil Service Commission office on February 17, 2021. Eligibility
              shall be for a period of up to one (1) year from the date of
              certification.  Persons should not
              apply unless they clearly meet the qualifications set forth in this
              announcement
              .  False
              statements are grounds for rejection or discharge from employment.
                All position classifications will require
              criminal background report and work history. 
              Failure to complete the background investigation phase shall constitute
              a failure in the examination.
               
              Certification of Eligibility for this position is contingent upon
              verification of information submitted on Civil Service Application.  The Civil Service Examining Board reserves
              the right to curve the test and results may be curved in accordance with the
              guidelines provided by the test provider and based upon the needs of the
              department.

              As a prerequisite for employment with the City of
              Meridian, all job applicants offered employment must submit to a drug and
              alcohol test.  Any job applicant who
              tests positive for drugs or alcohol will not be considered for employment. 

              EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
              OPPORTUNITY:  The City of Meridian does
              not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion,
              age and disability in employment or the provision of services.  THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROHIBITS
              EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE DISABLED. 
              However, as a legitimate business necessity applicants must be capable
              of performing all essential functions of this position, which are considered as
              bona fide occupational qualifications. 
              Indicate special needs.

              For Civil Service Application and
              further information contact:

              Civil 
              Service  Commission,  First 
              Floor,  City  Hall, 
              Meridian,  Mississippi,  or 
              telephone  (601) 485-1931. 

              Class D Water Operator at Shady Grove Utility Dist

              In search of a class D water and class 2 wastewater operator with valid driver’s license, high school diploma.   Manages day to day activities of operating and maintenance of the water/wastewater system.    Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience.   Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in any type weather condition. Must be willing to be on call after hours and weekends.

              Email resume to shadygroveutdst@comcast.net

              LEAD OPERATOR FOR McCOMB WASTEWATER PLANT

              Inframark is looking for a Lead Operator in their McComb, Mississippi Wastewater Plant.

              The Lead Operator will be responsible for training and overseeing the daily activities of Operators and solving complex operations problems and performing maintenance/operations activities at water/wastewater treatment facilities.  Mississippi Grade 4 Wastewater License required.

              RESPONSIBILITIES

              • Manages day-to-day activities of operating and maintenance of treatment facilities.
              • Allocates work and provides technical direction, assistance and training to other personnel.
              • Ensures that all SOPs are followed, and DOT, OSHA and other requirements are met. Makes recommendations for improving SOPs.
              • Interacts with Operations Manager to ensure safety and permit compliance.
              • Interacts with contract laboratories to ensure proper reporting limits and any QA/QC issues
              • Communicates with client and customers related to routine technical aspects of operations and responds to inquiries.
              • Trains employees on proper plant operations, repair and installation techniques, SOPs and safe work practices
              • Monday- Friday  7 to 4,  weekends and holidays as needed
              • Other duties as assigned.

              If interested, please send resumes to mary.kowalski@inframark.com

              Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED and 5-7 years water/wastewater experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

              Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver’s License (CDL preferred). Water/Wastewater Operator’s License specific to state and site-specific requirements. Other licenses may vary according to specific site and assignments.

              Technical: Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications & internet. Ability to work with basic office equipment & phone systems. Working knowledge of OSHA requirements, DOT regulations & Utility SOPs. Advanced knowledge of process control measures.

              Communication: Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Maintains composure in challenging situations. Collaborates with others. Asks for constructive feedback. Promotes a culture of diversity, respect & accountability. Challenges other through productive discussion.

              Problem Solving & Quality: Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves complex issues. Thinks “big picture” when assessing problems/opportunities. Develops innovative & creative solutions.

              Managing For Results: Follows all company policies & SOPs. Delegates, prioritizes & manages the work of others. Balances competing priorities, scheduling issues & deadlines. Delivers effective feedback. Manages cost, quality & expedience.

              Leadership & Initiative: Motivates & empowers others. Acts in accordance with company vision, mission & values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments. Seeks out opportunities for leadership & development. Trains, coaches & mentors others. Champions change.

              PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to: frequently lift 50-60 pounds; load, unload & move large equipment/tools; access confined spaces; continuously walk and climb stairs and ladders.

              An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

              To submit a job opening, please email it to us.

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