Job Listing Overview

BASIC FUNCTION:

The purpose of the Wastewater Programs is to protect the nation’s multi-billion-dollar investment in rural and small municipal water/wastewater systems by providing on-site technical assistance that assures cost effective operations and adequate income for both operations and debt service within each state.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Travels extensively throughout Connecticut to offer on-site technical assistance.

2. Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, security, finances, loan application, health, and environmental issues.

3. Provides the type of assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing”.

4. Prioritize requests to ensure coverage of wastewater systems with serious health or economic problems first. Priority will also be given to persons or groups who do not have access to proper wastewater treatment.

5. Attends National Rural Water Association (NRWA) In-Service training programs and annual technical conference to meet the individual needs of the Wastewater Technicians and to provide them with skills to transfer their knowledge to the system personnel and the governing body.

6. Reviews new technical standards set and proposed by public and private organizations.

7. Develops informational articles for dissemination.

8. Responds to inquiries from facilities, consumers, governmental agencies, and others regarding technical matters.

9. On-site assistance must geographically represent the state during the program period.

10. Assistance should be provided to rural, unincorporated small municipal systems, tribal systems and incorporated municipal systems under 10,000 population.

11. Visits the State Rural Development office at least quarterly and District offices as set out in the Annual Plan of work.

12. Accurately completes and submits the required reporting in the required timely fashion.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:

1. This position reports directly to the State Association Executive Director.

2. The Wastewater Technician works closely with the Executive Director and CTRWWA personnel.

3. The Wastewater Technician works provides updates monthly updates to the NRWA Wastewater Program Manager. The Technician shall provide additional updates to the Executive Director and Program Manager as needed.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:

1. The Wastewater Technician has frequent contact with water/wastewater system personnel, government personnel, elected officials, industry representatives and technical organizations.

Minimum Requirements:

· BS/BA preferred but not required from an accredited college or university

· Knowledge of local government operations and public utilities is preferred but not required.

· Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation

· Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook/Google Workspace

Salary/Benefits:

· Full-Time position with employee benefits

Connecticut Rural Water and Wastewater Association

The Connecticut Rural Water & Wastewater Association (CTRWWA) is a private non-profit organization that represents water and wastewater systems across Connecticut through training, technical assistance, and advocacy. We are the only organization that has a full-time staff of professionals that provide on-site technical assistance and support to small/rural systems; the Association is run by and for small/rural systems.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $58,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: On the road