Job Listing Overview


Position Title: Wastewater Technician

Supervisor: Executive Director

Pay Rate: $50,000 – $60,000 per year (based on experience)

Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

NvRWA Wastewater Technician will provide technical assistance to wastewater utilities throughout the State of Nevada. This person is required to meet all deliverables set forth by the federal government for this program, including, but not limited to, a minimum of thirty (30) contact hours per month, organizing various training opportunities, and traveling to necessary National Rural Water Association training events. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the wastewater industry in Nevada and a passion for assisting and improving the industry. The ideal candidate will want to reside in Northern Nevada.

Essential Job Functions:

Develop an annual operating plan inclusive of types of anticipated technical assistance
Secure no fewer than thirty on-site contact hours per month across Nevada
Participation in NRWA events Required (Annual Conference & out-of-state travel)
Accurately account for time, travel, and daily activities through various log programs
Identify and maintain accurate utility contact information
Respond to after-hours emergencies
Performs all other duties as assigned


Wastewater Operator Certification
High School Diploma with relevant work experience – Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance required
Comfortable with extensive travel throughout the state of Nevada. Interstate travel is required at least twice a year.

Job-Related Experience:

5+ years of wastewater operations a plus
Preferred candidate will know various types of Wastewater Treatments
Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of wastewater processes and best practices
Ability to communicate effectively with operators and regulators
Understanding of an effective training environment and willingness to function as a part of a team in planning and presenting such classes
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Ability to maintain culture-appropriate professionalism in appearance and interactions
Must have the ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language

Physical Abilities and Environmental:

Traveling to different utilities year around (significant overnight travel), flexible work hours. Extended workdays may be required to accomplish tasks and meet workload demands during peak periods. Requires extended periods of driving (sitting), some walking or standing, computer typing, working at a desk, and viewing spreadsheets and other written material. Ability to stand, walk, as well as talk, see and hear. There is also the potential for kneeling and lifting objects up to 50 lbs. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

In accordance with Federal Law and USDA Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

NvRWA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


Medical, Dental Vision insurance
Paid time off (Sick & Vacation)
11 Company Paid Holidays


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
No weekends

Application Question(s):

Do you have reliable transportation? This job requires you to do a large amount of traveling across Nevada.


Wastewater: 1 year (Preferred)


Wastewater Certification (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

100% (Required)

Work Location:

On the road

Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Kevin Baughman, Executive Director, Nevada Rural Water Association at 363 Fairview Drive, Carson City NV 89701 or by email at

About Nevada Rural Water Association

Nevada Rural Water Association (NvRWA) provides the resources and staffing to assist a rural water system's ability to improve its capacity, sustainability, and performance. NvRWA offers training and support for its operators, managers and board members. While many of the towns and communities have made use of the training and technical assistance to improve their systems' capacities, sustainability, and performance, several very small water systems didn’t even know they were recognized water systems until a representative of the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) made contact with them. These very small systems include RV parks, stores, saloons and mobile home parks. NvRWA is a nonprofit membership organization providing water and wastewater technical assistance, and watershed protection coordination programs statewide. We reach out to offer an extensive training calendar that includes practical, hands-on training, individual instruction, mentoring, and classroom and boardroom training. In addition to our annual training conferences, training is offered at your location and on your schedule.