The Nevada Rural Water Association is recruiting for a Wastewater Technical Assistance Specialist to join our team working throughout the state. NvRWA Specialists deliver high quality training and technical-managerial-financial assistance to the people working at wastewater and drinking water systems.
Our team members are self-driven and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from their home offices as they prepare and deliver assistance and training. They develop a network of contacts, get to know the issues, and carry out plans to address a wide range of matters facing rural utility systems. Travel is essential to meeting our contract deliverables; Assistance Specialists travel overnight fifty percent of the time or more. They develop and conduct both classroom and over-the shoulder style training sessions on a regular basis, and they write articles for our quarterly publication Water Logged. The ability to form positive working relationships to support communities is essential to success in these positions.
Nevada Rural Water Association is a not-for-profit membership association and the State’s leading provider of on-site technical assistance and specialized training for all of Nevada’s 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 letters of interest and resumes from people who can put their experience to work helping others. Desirable qualifications include:
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 knowledge such as power efficiency, finance and rate analysis, asset or maintenance management and others are desirable;
Maintains current technical knowledge of operating and managing a wastewater collection and treatment system;
Effectually communicates 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;
Promotes positive public education / outreach concerning utilities;
Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring, and reporting requirements;
Willingness to travel extensively throughout Nevada and to occasional out of state conferences and seminars;
Possession of a valid Nevada Driver’s License;
State certification in Wastewater Treatment Operations.
Disclaimer 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.
About Nevada Rural Water Association
NvRWA is an affiliate of the National Rural Water Association.