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If you meet the minimum qualifications for a posted position or internship, please submit your information by email, fax or mail ONLY to HR@bwdh2o.org, 479-717-3821 (fax) or Beaver Water District, Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR 72745. Your resume will be carefully reviewed. Applicants identified as most qualified will be contacted by the HR Director. Please continue to visit our website for an up-to-date list of employment opportunities. Beaver Water District does not accept unsolicited resumés or applications.

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Water Plant Operator I

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Are you seeking to gain experience in water treatment plant operations? Beaver Water District, Lowell, Arkansas, has an entry level Water Plant Operator I position available. The Water Plant Operator I will work under close supervision while learning to pump and treat raw water, and distribute drinking water. We are a progressive utility that offers a positive work environment and offer an “excellent” benefit package and competitive salaries.  Interested in learning more about Beaver Water District?

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily including but not limited to the following:

  • Monitors, operates and controls treatment plant equipment and processes used in clarifying, purifying and distributing drinking water.
  • Perform routine tasks and duties related to operating water pumping and treatment facilities and equipment.
  • Calculate figures and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry relevant to the operation and maintenance of water treatment, pumping and distribution processes and facilities.
  • Obtain the Grade IV Water Treatment license issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health is required within 12 months of hire date and a Grade IV Water Distribution license as issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health within 24 months of hire date.
  • Must perform manual labor in all weather conditions and make provisions to be at work during inclement weather.
  • This position is subject to On-call nights, weekends and holidays.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • General knowledge of water treatment equipment, materials, processes and methods a plus
  • High school diploma or general education degree(GED) required and additional post-high school technical training in waterworks operations preferred.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Read and write routine reports, interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals.
  • A post offer background check, fitness for duty exam and drug test will be conducted.
  • This position is designated as a safety sensitive position because it includes as part of the job duties the operating, maintaining, and monitoring of heavy equipment and machinery, and working with and around hazardous materials, at heights, and in confined spaces. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Submit resume by e-mail to:  HR@bwdh2o.org or fax to: (479) 717-3821. You may also mail resumes to Beaver Water District, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745. Beaver Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website at: www.bwdh2o.org.

Environmental Engineer

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Beaver Water District is currently seeking an Environmental Engineer whose primary responsibilities include managing multiple special projects pertaining to source water protection through environmental monitoring, modeling, data analysis, and research.  The Environmental Engineer is the primary contact/support for watershed and reservoir monitoring studies and research projects and works to further the goals of the source water protection program and provide technical capacity to solve environmental and treatment problems.  The qualified candidate will possess 2-4 years of professional experience in the design and implementation of environmental monitoring and assessment projects including the collection, analysis and interpretation of water quality and other natural resource data.

Job Summary

  • Write and review proposals, work collaboratively with team members and outside agencies and participates in a broad range of environmental, technical and scientific tests, studies, assessments and monitoring programs.
  • Provide technical assistance in the evaluation and implementation of the Beaver Water District Source Water Protection Program such as creation of GIS databases, compilation and analysis of GIS data on land use and related impacts to the water resource.
  • Provide monthly informational reports on plant performance, water quality and environmental quality for BWD management.
  • Update source water assessment and evaluate the impact of short term land change scenarios on source water quality.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in engineering. Master degree in engineering preferred.
  • Licensed P. E. – Professional Engineer (obtained or working towards)
  • Familiarity with most widely used GIS software and water quality models such as IC-Water, CE-QUAL-W2, SWAT, Vollenweider, and others.
  • Previous supervisory experience sufficient to successfully direct a field monitoring crew of 2-4 persons.
  • At least four (4) years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
  • Grade IV Water Treatment License (have or obtain within 24 months) as issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal environmental laws and regulations including but not limited to the Safe Drinking Water Act and related state regulations.
  • Ability to parameterize, calibrate, validate, and use environmental models.
  • Familiar with the design and implementation of water quality instrumentation systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in deriving and applying technical information and conclusions to strategies for water treatment, environmental protection, and control of water treatment by-products.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills and familiarity with scientific data analysis methods.
  • Current Valid Driver’s License.

At Beaver Water District, our mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. We are a progressive utility that offers competitive pay and benefits, and an excellent work environment. Visit our website at: www.bwdh2o.org.

Submit resume by e-mail to:  HR@bwdh2o.org or fax to: (479) 717-3821. You may also mail resumes to Beaver Water District, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745. Beaver Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website at: www.bwdh2o.org.

Control Systems Analyst

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Job Summary

At Beaver Water District, our mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. We are currently seeking a Control Systems Analyst responsible for performing skilled technical work involved in water plant electronic systems and equipment. Such systems and equipment include, but are not limited to control and monitoring systems, internal and external communications systems, and security and alarm systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

In depth knowledge of process control fundamentals, including design, configuration, support, and programming of Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Human Machine Interfaces, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Provides hardware and software implementation, modification, documentation, troubleshooting, and repair on all automated systems.

Installs and maintains PC hardware and all aspects of the District’s network infrastructure (fiber, copper, switches, servers, virtualization, etc.)

Strong problem solving and analytical skills in software and hardware.

Ability to work in a service-oriented team environment.

Knowledge of physical security technology (access control, cameras, and alarms)

Attendance must be punctual, reliable and complete. Must be able to report to and work in all types of weather.

This position is designated as a safety sensitive position because it includes as part of the job duties the operating, maintaining, and monitoring of heavy equipment and machinery, and working with and around hazardous materials, at heights, and in confined spaces.

 Qualifications and Skills

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

Successful completion of basic and advanced electronics courses is required. Completion of college-level courses in electronics or electrical engineering is preferred.

Minimum 5 years experience working with electronic, and mechanical indicating and control systems is required.

Previous work experience in a water treatment facility is preferred.

Obtain water licenses as set out in job requirements if not currently held.

Valid Driver’s License required

Must perform manual labor in all weather conditions

Must be able to be on a rotating 24-hour “on-call” status.

Post offer background check, fitness for duty exam and drug test will be conducted.

This position is one in which a lapse of attention could result in injury, illness, or death. An individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and concentrate for long periods of time while operating, maintaining, and monitoring heavy equipment and machinery, and while working with and around hazardous materials, at heights, in confined spaces, and in conditions including seasonal extremes such as ice and snow.

Benefits 

Beaver Water District offers competitive compensation and benefits, including Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leave.

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail ONLY to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.

Instrument Technician

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At Beaver Water District, our mission is to sustainably provide our customers with safe, economical drinking water.

Job Summary
We are currently seeking an Electrical and Instrument Technician I responsible for performing skilled technical work involved in water plant electronic communications or control system and related electronic equipment. The District offers competitive compensation and benefits, including Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leave.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Fabricates, modifies and repairs electronic communications and control equipment from engineering drawings, technical manuals and other instructions.
• Tests electronic components, circuits and sub-systems; diagnoses and corrects malfunctions and calibrates equipment to ensure conformance with established standards and regulations using various equipment specific to each unit.
• Assembles and tests electronic equipment and system installations using engineering drawings, wiring and/or schematic diagrams, technical manuals, sketches, and oral or written instructions.
• Installs, repairs, maintains, modifies and tests indicating, recording, telemetering and controller instruments used to measure and control water treatment plant variables such as water pressure, flow, temperature, motion, force and chemical composition, using hand tools and precision instruments.
• Disassembles malfunctioning equipment; examines and tests mechanism and circuitry for defects; makes repairs to equipment according to manufacturer specifications or sound maintenance techniques; reassembles and tests assembly for conformance with specifications.
• Troubleshoots equipment in or out of the control system and replaces or repairs defective components and/or wiring; makes emergency repairs and assists other maintenance and operations personnel as needed; adjusts mechanical parts; installs system components; may operate equipment.
• Periodically inspects instruments and makes minor calibration adjustments to ensure functioning within specified standards; may calibrate instruments according to established standards; may adjust and repair final control mechanisms, such as automatically controlled valves.
• Installs, maintains, tests and repairs fiber optic cable and related equipment.
• Configures digital and analog points related to the DCS.
• Attendance must be punctual, reliable and complete. Must be able to report to and work in all types of weather conditions including seasonal extremes such as ice and snow as required. Must be able to be on a rotating 24-hour “on-call” status.

Qualifications and Skills
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
• Successful completion of basic or advanced electronic technical courses is highly desirable and preferably will be supplemented by college level courses in electronic or electrical engineering
• 3+ years’ experience working with mechanical and electronic indicating and control systems, preferably including one year in a water treatment facility.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the technical functions and maintenance of electronic devices and equipment used in control, monitoring and sensing of water treatment plant operations. Within 24 months of date of hire, must obtain the Grade IV Water Treatment license and Water Distribution license as issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Once obtained, value Grade IV Licenses must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
• Valid Drivers’ License required.
• Post offer background check, fitness for duty exam and drug test will be conducted.
• This position is one in which a lapse of attention could result in injury, illness, or death. An individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and concentrate for long periods of time while operating, maintaining, and monitoring heavy equipment and machinery, and while working with and around hazardous materials, at heights, in confined spaces, and in conditions including seasonal extremes such as ice and snow.

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail ONLY to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.

Systems Analyst I –Network Administration

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Job Summary

This position will be responsible for performing maintaining and supporting a variety of department-specific computer applications and assist with major software implementation projects and the network infrastructure that links the District’s many departments providing for secure interdepartmental sharing of information. Attendance must be punctual, reliable and complete. Must be able to report to and work in all types of weather.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Install network cabling and network peripherals throughout the district.
Install and upgrade computers and peripherals throughout the district.
Relocate computer hardware, peripherals, and equipment as needed.
Install, update, and configure software as needed.
Assist with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of computer hardware and data communications circuits and equipment.
Diagnose and repair equipment, including phones, cameras, servers, printers, and personal computers.
Service equipment according to established preventive maintenance schedule.
Maintain accurate updated records of preventive maintenance.
Maintain accurate records of time and materials required to perform repairs and service.
Performs and maintains backups according to schedule.
Trains end users and provides technical support to staff in use of hardware and software.
Develops and maintains technical and project documentation.
Identifies, analyzes, and documents defects, questionable functions, errors, and inconsistencies in software program functions, outputs, online screens, and content.
Responds to inquiries from users and technical support regarding functions and operations of software programs.
Assist employees with computer problems and answer their questions.
Works on scheduled projects outside of regular office hours as necessary.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); Adobe; Access required.

Qualifications and Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Computer Science from an accredited four year college.
Minimum 3 years-experience working in information technology, electronic, and mechanical indicating and control systems is required or equivalent combination of education and experience that includes network security training
Valid Driver’s License required.
Must perform manual labor in all weather conditions.

Benefits
Beaver Water District offers competitive compensation and benefits, including Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leave. Post offer background check, fitness for duty exam and drug test will be conducted.

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail ONLY to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.

Assistant Education Coordinator

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At Beaver Water District, our mission is to sustainably provide our customers with safe, economical drinking water.

JOB SUMMARY:
This position will assist the Education Coordinator and Director of Public Affairs with all education and public outreach activities, events, and tasks under the direction of the Public Affairs Director and the Education Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide support to accomplish tasks necessary to meet capacity needs of education, public outreach, events, and programming.
Assist with large group on site Water Education Center tours.
Deliver water education outreach to underserved populations, such as Hispanic and Marshallese (Pacific Islanders) communities.
Expand capacity to fill requests for BWD educator engagement in education and outreach with school students and the general public.
Support water education resources management and program follow-up.
Support strategies to continue growth and use of K-12 Water Education programs in schools, at the BWD Water Education Center, and with partner organizations.
Assist with inventory and maintenance of program materials developed and/or owned by Beaver Water District.
Assist with tracking and reporting program use.
Expand outreach bandwidth with regional partners engaged in water education efforts.
Support Beaver Water District staff in their complimentary education curricula, programs and events.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to implement each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The minimum qualifications required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. Valid Driver’s License required.

EDUCATION:
Analytical and communication skills as normally attained through a four (4) year college program in education, environmental science or a related field.

EXPERIENCE:
Understanding of classroom education, communication, outreach, events and public speaking as acquired by a minimum of two (2) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Group facilitation, analytical and statistical skills are required. Must possess ability to effectively work with all ages in an educational setting or environment. Must have experience with community or event organizing, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and social media. Graphic design skills desired but not required. Must be proficient with general office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the essential functions the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee regularly is required to stand or talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.   The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee works near moving mechanical parts is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemical.

BENEFITS:
Beaver Water District offers competitive compensation and benefits, including Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leave. Post offer background check, fitness for duty exam and drug test will be conducted.

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.

Laboratory Supervisor

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At Beaver Water District, our mission is to sustainably provide our customers with safe, economical drinking water. We are currently seeking a Laboratory Supervisor who organizes and directs the work activities related to routine and special water sampling work activities to meet State, Federal, and Beaver Water District requirements related to water quality and wastewater discharge.  The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for supervising the laboratory technician and laboratory analyst, including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the work of personnel engaging in water quality analysis in the laboratory.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily:

Manage in-plant monitoring, analysis, data collection programs and projects related to the water production system, and waste process water system.

Supervising the laboratory technician and laboratory analyst, including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the work of personnel engaging in water quality analysis in the laboratory.

Exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the management of programs, projects, and personnel.  Coordinates the collection of reservoir and stream samples with the Environmental Engineer to ensure there is adequate lab capacity and samples can be analyzed within holding time.

Determines method of analysis for each sample and performs or coordinates all required analyses and evaluations.

Compiles, records result and evaluates test results by comparing with quality control data.

Coordinates the performance of investigations and analysis of water quality issues; reviews and interprets laboratory test reports.

Maintains necessary records of work activities, test data, complaints, water quality issues and related statistical data. Reports water quality issues and related statistical data, and water quality trends to the Compliance Manager.

Evaluates analytical methods to ensure that the lab is using the best methods that fit the needs of the District

Work with vendors on pricing & order supplies.  Evaluates laboratory instruments and supplies and recommends purchases for future needs.

Responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment, including scheduling repairs, as necessary.

Create monthly water quality report for website using most requested parameters and send to Public Affairs Director. Provides water quality testing, support, & reports to customer cities

Periodically review current analysis with Management/Operations to see if any analytical changes should be made to better support operations of the plant.  Recommends changes in operating equipment, process and/or procedures as needed.

Work with Compliance Manager to prepare the plant laboratory budget.

Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; observing and documenting individual performance and recommending merit increases, promotions, disciplinary action, addressing complaints and resolving problems and any other personnel actions as required

Must be able to be reached by telephone and to be on 24-hour “on call” status unless on authorized leave.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or science related field from an accredited four-year college or university with at least one college level course in laboratory microbiology.

Five years’ experience in laboratory operations and two years direct experience in the water or wastewater field analyzing water samples, including investigation of water quality problems.

At least one year of supervisory experience.

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must possess (or obtain within 24 months) and maintain as a condition of employment Grade IV Water Treatment and Distribution licenses as issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.

OTHER REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of basic water chemistry, microbiology, water laboratory testing and analysis techniques, principles and practices of supervision, operations and maintenance of laboratory testing equipment, and Federal, State, and local water quality standards and regulations.

Skill in operating laboratory test equipment.

Ability to perform basic and advanced field sampling and analysis of water samples, and to collect samples in accordance with laboratory requirements.

Work with and maintains Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

Ability to prepare and present clear and concise written and oral reports, instructions and communications is required.

Comprehensive knowledge of district policies and procedures or such policies and procedures in a similar organization is required.

Ability to read, comprehend, and successfully follow basic analytical laboratory instructions, SOPs, safety procedures, and related information.

Ability to write, record and correspond; ability to communicate verbally in writing with other laboratory and District staff as well as communicate with other area public water system staff, customers, vendors, and related individuals.

Ability to perform all required mathematical functions for position including basic mathematics and statistics for laboratory analyses and water treatment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the Laboratory Supervisor works in a laboratory and office environment.  The Laboratory Supervisor occasionally performs fieldwork in area streams, rivers and lakes and is exposed to natural elements of the weather and the landscape.  The Laboratory Supervisor occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The Laboratory Supervisor may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electric shock and is required to wear personal protective equipment where appropriate.  The Laboratory Supervisor occasionally works in high, precarious places and is often exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in a field setting, and moderately quiet in an office or laboratory environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

The District offers competitive compensation and benefits, including Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leave.

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.

Facilities Maintenance Worker

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At Beaver Water District, our mission is to sustainably provide our customers with safe, economical drinking water.

SUMMARY
The Facilities Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing general facilities and grounds maintenance work involved in maintaining and improving District buildings, grounds and related equipment. An employee in this classification is responsible for overall maintenance of the District’s buildings and grounds, cleaning treatment plant equipment and basins, performing various custodial duties, stocking supplies and chemicals, and servicing plant equipment. Work requires the exercise of initiative and judgment in determining work priorities, eliminating hazards, and establishing effective working relationships.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

• Cleans buildings and surrounding areas by sweeping and mopping floors, gathering and disposing of trash and waste, washing walls and windows and cleaning various fixtures.
• Removes weeds from planted areas; mows, treats and seeds grass areas; trims shrubs and waters plants and grounds; inspects fence lines to assure plant security.
• Cleans treatment process and electrical buildings; cleans chemical feed equipment; cleans and maintains intake structure facilities.
• Assists in servicing filters and treatment basins when taken out of service; regularly skims residue at primary chemical mix location to facilitate further treatment processes.
• Paints equipment and facilities and inspects for damage or hazards; reports findings; repairs minor damages and corrects minor hazards.
• Removes trash and debris from grounds, lake, ponds, and adjacent areas.
• Stocks cleaning and building maintenance supplies and equipment; monitors use of supplies and notifies supervisor of purchase requirements.
• Operates and maintains mechanical cleaners and polishers; strips, seals and waxes floors.
• Performs other duties as directed by immediate supervisor or designated management personnel.
• Attendance must be punctual, reliable and complete. Must be able to report to and work in all types of weather conditions including seasonal extremes such as ice and snow as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The minimum qualifications required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of experience in grounds and facilities maintenance, including familiarity with equipment and tools and also basic construction trades.
OTHER REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing and minor maintenance and repair methods and techniques. Use hand and power tools and equipment effectively and safely. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and management. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described in the attachment to this job description entitled “Physical Demands of the Facilities Maintenance Worker Essential Job Functions” are those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. While performing the duties of this position the Facilities Maintenance Worker is exposed to outdoor weather conditions and wet or humid conditions both weather and non weather related. The Facilities Maintenance Worker occasionally works in high, precarious places, works near moving mechanical parts, and is at risk of vibration. The Facilities Maintenance Worker is exposed to fumes and airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and is required to wear personal protective equipment where appropriate. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud to very loud.

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.

Environmental Specialist

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At Beaver Water District, our mission is to sustainably provide our customers with safe, economical drinking water. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and an excellent work environment.

Job Summary

  • Perform work in the areas of environmental monitoring, source water protection planning and water quality
  • Work closely with the Environmental Quality Manager in designing monitoring programs, developing data quality objectives and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plans
  • Manage Source Water Protection demonstration projects
  • Required to obtain the Grade IV Water Treatment license and a Grade IV Water Distribution license as issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health within 24 months of hire date
  • Some weekend work on a rotation basis will be required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Two to four years of professional experience in environmental monitoring including the collection, analysis and interpretation of water quality and other natural resource data
  • Experience in deriving and applying technical information and conclusions to strategies for water treatment, environmental protection and control of water treatment by-products is required
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills and familiarity with scientific data analysis methods
  • Previous supervisory experience sufficient to successfully direct a field monitoring crew of two to four people
  • Experience with ArcGIS Version 10 software
  • Current valid driver’s license required
  • Pre-employment drug screening and fitness for duty exam will be conducted

Submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to:    Beaver Water District Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745, Fax:  479-717-3821, E-Mail: HR@bwdh2o.org.