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Executive Director – South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Madison, SD

 

The South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems (SDARWS) is seeking its next Executive Director - a leader with high integrity, transparent and open communications, and the ability to enthusiastically convey the organization's vision to staff, members, constituents and vendors.

SDARWS exists to promote the growth and development of rural water throughout South Dakota, and to manage the association's daily operations. The Executive Director will participate in legislative and rule-making activities at the state and federal levels, will oversee public relations, association development, member services, and will provide direct supervision and support of association staff. The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems and NRWA.

 

Responsibilities include:

Leadership

• Serve as chief lobbyist and public relations contact; act in the interest of and at the direction of the Board

• Maintain awareness of activities on state and federal levels that affect Association business

• Attend water policy board meetings, DENR, BWM, Summer Study Committees, other water association meetings, and special water meetings as they develop

• Identify, assess and inform the Board about internal and external issues that affect the Association

• Continually build, activate, engage, refresh and communicate with the Board of Directors, including acting as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the Association’s activities

• Continually build, activate engage and effectively communicate with the Association members

• Oversee the effectiveness and evaluation of the Association’s mission-related activities

• Plan, coordinate, and perform lobbying activities at the federal, state, and local levels as needed

• Oversee the production of the ServiceLIne, Ripples, Quality on Tap!, and eNews

• Write articles, prepare speeches, and make presentations at state and federal levels

 

Financial

• Develop federal, state and local funding mechanisms for construction and expansion of SDARWS

• Search for and develop new funding sources for the Association; work to expand existing sources

• Oversee and coordinate all programs so they meet specific goals and objectives of the Association

• Coordinate the development of the Association to meet the expanding needs of its members

• Identify potential Association members, and promote Association membership

 

Member and Staff Development

• Promote the use of Association resources by its members

• Manage the technical assistance and training activities of the organization

• Review and evaluate the assistance and training offered by the Association

• Promote the development of new programs to meet expanding needs and requests

• Work in coordination with Rural Water Systems to develop group insurance policies to meet system needs

• Evaluate the services, and the quality of service, which Association members receive

 

Operations Management

• Manage all office operations; coordinate the activities of the office, technical, and supervisory staff to ensure implementation and completion of Association activities directed by the Board

• Along with the Board, maintain financial transparency and stability of the Association and exercise strong stewardship of resources: ensure that bookkeeping and accounting standards are met by the Association; administer funds according to the approved budget and monitor case flow on a monthly basis

• Create an effective, enjoyable, and results-oriented working environment for employees

• Hire, train, and supervise a competent staff. Provide reviews, feedback, and coaching as needed

• Execute appropriate leases, contracts and agreements to provide for Association office space, and for the proper care, cleaning, and repair of office and field equipment

• Conduct staff meetings as necessary; establish scheduled reporting procedures for all staff

• Document activities and report to SDARWS Board of Directors as required

• Provide SDARWS and NRWA with a budget, work plan and an annual Operating Plan

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary Range: $90,000 to $115,000 depending on experience.

SDARWS offers an excellent benefits package. Benefits include health care, HSA, defined pension plan, short and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as paid vacations, holidays and sick time.

 

Qualifications and Requirements include:

• Education: Bachelor’s Degree

• Management Experience: 5 or more years preferred

• Leadership Skills: must include transparency and high integrity

• Financial: solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting

• Funding: Knowledge of funding strategies and member relations

• Organizational: strong abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation

• Vision: able to convey the vision of SDARWS’s strategic future to staff, board, constituents/members and vendors.

• Board: skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and legislative contacts

• Communications: strong written and verbal communication skills; strong listening skills also required

• Staff Development and Oversight: demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff

• Public Speaking: strong public speaking ability required

• Self-Starter

• Strong relationship management skills

• Technology: must be proficient with normal industry and office software and equipment

 

To apply: https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/jobapplication/287051

 

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Manager – West Dakota Water Development District

 

The West Dakota Water Development District is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified and enthusiastic individual or entity to manage the District’s water program. The District intends to contract with the individual or entity. The position will not be employed by the District. Requirements for the RFP submittal and job duties can be found at the District’s website at www.westdakotawater.com. Proposals can be sent electronically to wdwdd3@outlook.com or mailed to West Dakota Water Development District at P.O. Box 6365, Rapid City, SD 57709.

 

Closing date: 2/15/18

 

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Water/Wastewater/Street/Recreation Superintendent – City of Eagle Butte, SD

 

The City of Eagle Butte is accepting applications immediately and until position is filled for the Superintendent.

 

A PRE-EMPLOYMENT POST OFFER PHYSICAL AND DOT DRUG TEST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS. THIS OFFICE VISIT WILL BE PAID BY THE CITY OF EAGLE BUTTE.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

This person is responsible for overseeing the utilities (water distribution / sewer collection / pond stabilization operations) and general fund (streets, recreation, pest control/mosquito control) departments.  This includes performing engineering analysis, design, and construction management for utility projects.  The ideal candidate will possess an engineering degree or a combination of experience (minimum of five years) in the engineering and/or water and wastewater fields.  The person will perform routine and skill-based manual labor and maintenance work as it relates to municipal streets, alleys, vehicles, equipment, water, wastewater, buildings, parks, pesticide and other duties as required.  The candidate must be physically capable of carryout all aspects of the job as per the job description as may be assigned.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK

• Performs maintenance of municipal streets and alleys including: sweeping, grading, patching, sealing, cutting, and other forms of maintenance as may be necessary.

• Performs general maintenance of city vehicles and heavy equipment such as fluid level checks, oil changes, basic tune-ups, and other forms of maintenance as may be necessary.

• Performs general maintenance of municipal water system including:  overall monitoring of water system, communication with municipal water provider(s) in regards to routine maintenance of system as well as potential emergency situations, annual water valve audits, replacement/installation of meters, water sample reporting to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies and other forms of maintenance as may be necessary.

• Performs general maintenance of municipal wastewater system including: overall monitoring of wastewater system, daily log records, communication and reporting with local, state, and federal authorities, maintaining appropriate lagoon levels, and other forms of wastewater system upkeep as may be necessary.

• Responsible for general maintenance of public buildings including, but not limited to, the following: sanitary cleaning of public restrooms, and other duties as may be necessary.

• Maintains the public park system including:  lawn mowing and trimming, refuse and litter collection, cleaning facilities and restrooms, athletic field maintenance, painting and/or restoration of deteriorated surfaces.

• Supervise summer youth workers.

• Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.  Also keeps an inventory on equipment and tools, including small and expendable tools.

• Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

 

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

• Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing.  Ability to communicate with maintenance staff, commission members, regulatory agencies, and others as may be required.  Must be able to work with other employees, contractors and the general public.

•  Must be punctual and maintain a good attendance record.

•  Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision.

• Must be in good physical condition and be able to work in adverse weather conditions.

• Must be available to work in an “on call” basis as per policy and employment other than with the City must be approved in advance by the City.

• Must be able to do medium to heavy lifting.  Frequently lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and\or move up to 100 pounds.

        • Ability to work independently.

        • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as may be required dependent on weather, emergency situations, and unforeseen circumstances.

        • Must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing tanks and carrying heavy and awkward items.

        • Perform other such duties and functions as are necessary to the proper performance of this position.

        •Must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills.

        • Must be able to work in close confinement conditions.

 

CERTIFICATION

•  High school or equivalent education.

•  Valid SD Driver’s License and Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

•  Certified Spraying (G4,7, 9) Class I Water Distribution, Class I Water Collection Wastewater, Class I Pond Stabilization at a minimum or must obtain certifications within 60 days (qualified to obtain within 60 days).  (Ability to pass state and federally mandated water and wastewater certifications).

• Mechanical ability, knowledge and experience with all types of equipment is required.

• Other certifications as may be required by local, state and federal entities\agencies.

 

Pay is depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental, state retirement, long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

 

Applications and job description are available at the City Finance Office.  The application with resume are to be submitted to the City Finance Office.  For more information contact the City of Eagle Butte at (605) 964-8783 or sjganje@cityofeaglebutte.com. Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview. The City of Eagle Butte is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Closing date: Open until filled

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Municipal Water-Sewer Maintenance – City of Worthing, SD

 

A PRE-EMPLOYMENT POST OFFER PHYSICAL WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS. THIS OFFICE VISIT WILL BE PAID BY THE CITY OF WORTHING.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Performs routine and skill-based manual labor and maintenance work as it relates to municipal streets, alleys, vehicles, equipment, water, wastewater, buildings, parks and other duties as required.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK

• Performs maintenance of municipal streets and alleys including: sweeping, grading, patching, sealing, cutting, and other forms of maintenance as may be necessary.

• Performs general maintenance of city vehicles and heavy equipment such as fluid level checks, oil changes, basic tune-ups, and other forms of maintenance as may be necessary.

• Performs general maintenance of municipal water system including:  overall monitoring of water system, communication with municipal water provider(s) in regards to routine maintenance of system as well as potential emergency situations, annual water valve audits, replacement/installation of meters, water sample reporting to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies and other forms of maintenance as may be necessary.

• Performs general maintenance of municipal wastewater system including: overall monitoring of wastewater system, daily log records, communication and reporting with local, state, and federal authorities, maintaining appropriate lagoon levels, and other forms of wastewater system upkeep as may be necessary.

• Responsible for general maintenance of public buildings including, but not limited to, the following: sanitary cleaning of public restrooms, and other duties as may be necessary.

• Maintains the public park system including:  lawn mowing and trimming, refuse and litter collection, cleaning facilities and restrooms, athletic field maintenance, painting and/or restoration of deteriorated surfaces.

• Supervise summer youth workers.

• Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.  Also keeps an inventory on equipment and tools, including small and expendable tools.

• Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

 

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

• Ability to communicate with maintenance supervisor, staff, commission members, regulatory agencies, and others as may be required. Must be able to work with other employees, contractors and the general public.

• Must be punctual and maintain a good attendance record.

• Must be in good physical condition and be able to work in adverse weather conditions.

• Must be able to do medium to heavy lifting.  Frequently lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and\or move up to 100 pounds.

        • Ability to work independently.

        • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as may be required dependent on weather, emergency situations, and unforeseen circumstances.

        • Perform other such duties and functions as are necessary to the proper performance of this position.

 

CERTIFICATION

• Valid SD Driver’s License and Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

• Ability to pass state and federally mandated water and wastewater certifications.

• Other certifications as may be required by local, state and federal entities\agencies.

 

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

Closing date: 1/20/2018

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Industrial Electrician - OSRWSS Mni Wiconi

 

CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION

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System Service Technician – Rapid Valley Sanitary District-Water System

 

Rapid Valley Sanitary District-Water System is accepting applications immediately and until position is filled for System Service Technician. Requirements include a high school or equivalent education. Must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills. Must be able to work in close confinement conditions. Must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing tanks and carrying heavy and awkward items.  Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing.  Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Applicant preferred to possess a minimum of a Class I Water Distribution, Class 1 Water Treatment and or Wastewater Collection License or be able to obtain within 18 months of selection for this position.

 

Duties include: Daily work orders, maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the distribution facilities/pipeline, including water reservoirs, booster pump stations, PRV/altitude pits and sewer lift stations. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System, "smart phone" technology, computer technology including Microsoft Word and Excel, and other electronic equipment. Perform meter reading, repair, programming and annual maintenance.  Discontinue service or connect service to accounts as required. Become proficient in our leak detection program for system water leaks and repair the same. Respond professionally to customer needs. Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner. Assist the Field Supervisor in the operation and maintenance of the 3mg micro filtration treatment facility. Assist office staff in customer service operations. As a member of the operations/service team, participate in an “on call duty” that will require serving on a rotating schedule to be on call outside normal duty hours so that the emergency needs of the residents are met efficiently and promptly. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Pay is depending on qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, state retirement, long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

 

Referral Instructions: Applications are available at 4611 Teak Dr. Rapid City S.D. 57703, or send resume to above address, or email to water@rvsd.com only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview. The Rapid Valley Sanitary District-Water is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

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