Job Listing Overview
Organization: Montana Rural Water Systems Association, Inc. (MRWS) was founded in 1979. MRWS is an affiliate of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) headquartered in Duncan Oklahoma. MRWS provides professional training, technical assistance, and political representation to rural and small communities as they endeavor to maintain industry standards, regulatory deadlines, and attain multi-level certifications of their water and wastewater operators. Our mission is to provide quality services for member systems to enable them to produce the best product with their available resources!
Job Description: Normal work hours are onsite Monday through Friday for 8 hours a day. This position provides technical, managerial, and financial assistance to wastewater utility personnel regarding daily operations of a wastewater treatment facility. Wastewater Technician provides rural and small municipal wastewater systems on-site technical training/assistance to ensure cost effective operations and sustainable utility management within the state of Montana and the other geographical jurisdictions. The Wastewater Technician position requires extensive travel within the State of Montana. Understands the theories and operation of wastewater treatment plants. Helps with EPA/State monitoring reports and explain sample collection points. Respond to utilities regarding operational questions and requests for additional or unusual day-to-day problems. Be available for on-call duty to facilitate weekend and after-hours emergencies. Submits monthly log reports to the National Rural Water Association and monthly travel expenses to Montana Rural Water Systems. Position is open until filled.
Education/Experience: The Wastewater Technician position must possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a field of study appropriate to the position. A high school diploma or GED with a minimum of five years of work experience in wastewater treatment may be substituted for the college degree. The Wastewater Technician must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications abilities with operators, clerks/bookkeepers along with local government officials. Possessing outstanding organizational skills and problem-solving capabilities is a must.
• Wastewater Treatment Certification is preferred
• Possession of a valid Montana Driver License, with a clean driving record
• Above average computer and GPS skills (working knowledge of MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.)
• A positive can-do attitude, team player, and independent worker
•Ability to conduct rate structures and set-up new water/sewer districts
Submit cover letter and resume to MTRuralWater@mrws.org, attention John Camden.
Phone (406) 454-1151
9 Third ST N STE 304
Great Falls MT 59401