Union Sanitary District

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Union Sanitary District (USD) is an award-winning, innovative independent special district formed in 1918 providing wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to the residents and businesses in the Tri-cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City in southern Alameda County (south-eastern Bay Area). USD is committed to providing exceptional service to our customers through the fulfillment of our Mission Statement, "To safely and responsibly collect and treat wastewater, and to recover resources from process waste streams, while protecting human health and improving the environment in a way that benefits the Tri-Cities and all USD stakeholders."

2 job(s) at Union Sanitary District

Union Sanitary District Union, CA, United States
Sep 26, 2019
Full Time
Overview ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE ENGINEER (Long-Term, Limited Duration) $105,117 - $137,966 Assistant Engineer $117,935 - $154,790 Associate Engineer Annually AND Excellent Benefits The District and the Position If you are looking for a place to grow and develop your skills, have the opportunity to do meaningful work and serve your community, come see why USD employees have an average tenure of 10+ years. USD offers careers with a great work/life balance. We are extremely proud of our diverse workforce of professionals. We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant or Associate Engineer to join our Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) Team. This fully-benefited position is for a long-term, limited duration which is expected to be 7-10 years. Union Sanitary District (USD) is an award-winning, innovative independent special district formed in 1918 providing wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to the residents and businesses in the Tri-cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City in southern Alameda County (south-eastern Bay Area). USD is committed to providing exceptional service to our customers through the fulfillment of our Mission Statement, "To safely and responsibly collect and treat wastewater, and to recover resources from process waste streams, while protecting human health and improving the environment in a way that benefits the Tri-Cities and all USD stakeholders." USD is seeking an energetic, results-oriented engineer for project management of a broad variety of challenging treatment and collections projects. Examples of upcoming projects include: Primary Digester Rehabilitation, Chemical Pumps and Piping Replacement, Aeration Blower No. 11, and Waste Activated Sludge Thickeners. The primary responsibility of the Assistant or the Associate Engineer will be to serve as project engineer or project manager in the administration of feasibility studies and designs and/or construction projects for District treatment and collection facilities. The District has one vacancy that can be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Engineer level. Examples of Duties Typical Project Engineer/Project Manager Duties Include: Responsibility for engineering projects from conception through facility start-up. Preparation of complex engineering studies and in-house designs and bid documents for small projects. Coordination of District, consultant and contractor activities during construction. Construction management and inspection. Resolution of disputes and negotiation of change orders during construction. Management of consultant contracts and management of project budgets, schedules, and work products. Quality control review of consultant reports, plans and specifications. Coordination with local agencies and utility companies for construction permits. Participation in the selection of consultants. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated below. A typical way of gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities is: Bachelor's degree (ABET accredited) in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering and registration as a Professional Engineer at the Associate level; EIT certification at the Assistant level. Assistant Engineer : At least two years of experience in the planning, design and/or construction of wastewater facilities, such as pump stations, wastewater treatment plant, and/or pipeline projects. Associate Engineer : A minimum of four years of experience in the planning, design and/or construction of wastewater facilities, such as pump stations, wastewater treatment plant, and/or pipeline projects. The Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate: Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work tactfully and effectively with District staff, consultants, contractors, and representatives of other agencies. Knowledge of wastewater engineering and the ability to understand problems, analyze alternatives, and make sound decisions. Efficiency in managing public works projects. Strong organizational abilities to plan, organize and coordinate a variety of engineering projects. Proven ability to learn quickly and effectively (Assistant Engineer). Additional Information Excellent Benefits We also offer an excellent benefits package including: CalPERS retirement 2.5% at 55 formula. (If new to CalPERS or not from an agency with reciprocity with CalPERS, the formula is 2% at 62 by pension reform law.) Medical, dental and vision insurance substantially paid for by the District for the employee and family. Two weeks' vacation per year (increasing with longevity), 40 hours Management Administrative Leave per year (pro-rated first year), and 13 paid holidays per year. STD, LTD and Life Insurance paid by the District. Alternative Work Week Schedule. Educational Reimbursement, Student and Computer Loan programs for non-probationary employees. Deferred compensation matching up to $3,050 per year. Important Application Information Applicants must apply online at http://www.unionsanitary.ca.gov by midnight, Sunday, November 3, 2019. Union Sanitary District is not responsible for the failure of Internet forms in submitting your application. Candidates who are best qualified will be invited to a Qualifications Appraisal Interview and Work Sample scheduled for Monday, 11/11/19. Candidates will be asked to bring a copy of their degree or unofficial college transcripts to this interview. These documents may be uploaded to the application as well. Hiring interviews are scheduled for Monday, 11/18/2019. You will be contacted regarding all phases of this recruitment via email, so please check your inbox for correspondence regarding next steps and results through the exam process. Please ensure that the email address on your application is correct and current before submitting your application. Finalists must provide references. Before appointment to the position the candidate must pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and also provide a DMV report to show proof of insurability. Disaster Service Worker Employees of Union Sanitary District are, by state and federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property either at the District or within the local, or your own community. Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing kathleenk@unionsanitary.ca.gov upon submittal of application. Union Sanitary District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity. Closing Date/Time: 11/3/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Union Sanitary District Union, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2019
Full Time
Overview WASTEWATER OPERATIONS COACH (Supervisor) Long-Term, Limited Duration (7-10 years) $126,041.97 - $165,430.10 Annually ($132,344 - $173,701 with 5% shift differential) Plus Excellent Benefits Final Filing date: October 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m. If you are looking for a place to grow and develop your skills, have the opportunity to do meaningful work, and serve your community, come see why USD employees have an average tenure of 10+ years. USD offers careers with a great work/life balance. We are proud of our diverse workforce of professionals. We currently have an opportunity for Wastewater Operations Coach (Supervisor) to join our Treatment and Disposal Services Team. Union Sanitary District (USD) is an award-winning, innovative independent special district formed in 1918 providing wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to the residents and businesses in the Tri-cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City in southern Alameda County (south-eastern Bay Area). USD is committed to providing exceptional service to our customers through the fulfillment of our Mission Statement, "To safely and responsibly collect and treat wastewater, and to recover resources from process waste streams, while protecting human health and improving the environment in a way that benefits the Tri-Cities and all USD stakeholders." Examples of Duties The Position : The Wastewater Operations Coach plans, organizes, supervises, and directs overall plant operations and routine maintenance and cleaning of the District's wastewater treatment plant and related facilities. This person will work a Monday-Friday swing shift. Alternative schedules may be available. The incumbent will work in an on-call rotation and may work weekends and off-shifts based on operational needs. This position is for a long-term, limited duration which is expected to be 7 - 10 years. The Wastewater Operations Coach supports and works effectively in a team-based organization, carrying out technical, coaching, supervisory, project management, and administrative responsibilities. The Coach plays a critical role in carrying out the District's Strategic Plan and contributes to the success of the District's mission. This position requires the ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment and effective decision-making, communication, and interpersonal skills. Qualifications Education and Experience: Completion of two years of college and five years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, and cleaning of a wastewater treatment plant and related facilities. One year of experience in a lead capacity and/or additional education related to wastewater operations, business, or supervision in the public sector are highly desirable. Additional experience beyond the required five years may be substituted for some or all of the college education. This position is unclassified, exempt. Knowledge of: Strategic planning and team-based organizations; principles and practices of effective performance management, leadership, team building, and conflict resolution; project management and coordination; the principles, practices, equipment, materials, standards, and procedures used in the operation and routine preventive maintenance of a medium-sized, activated sludge treatment facility, pumping stations, and related facilities; safety rules, codes, principles, and practices related to the work, mathematics; and mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles as they relate to the operation of a wastewater treatment system. Skill in: Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls; selecting, training, developing, motivating, and evaluating staff; analyzing operational problems and recommending solutions; efficiently using materials, staff, and equipment; and using standard PC programs, SCADA, and the CMMS; enforcing District and OSHA safety precautions and standards; and preparing clear, concise, accurate reports, correspondence, and recordkeeping. Ability to: Demonstrate excellent judgment about both technical and management issues and make sound, independent decisions about day-to-day activities and in emergency situations; help employees remain accountable for their work products and behaviors; set reasonable performance expectations and assist employees to meet these expectations; take appropriate action if standards and expectations are not met; inspect plant facilities and recognize inefficient, unusual, or dangerous operating conditions; develop and revise operating schedules and procedures to meet changing conditions; ensure that operators are trained in the proper methods, materials, techniques, and safety procedures related to the work. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions in English; make clear, concise and effective oral reports and presentations; and deal tactfully and effectively with District staff, the public, and representatives of other agencies. Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team-based organization focused on continuous improvement; establish and maintain a positive customer service attitude and effective working relationships with customers; demonstrate excellent two-way communication skills with staff and others. Must demonstrate integrity, fairness, and flexibility and work with others to establish a climate of openness, mutual respect, and teamwork. Licenses, Certificates, Credentials and other Requirements : Must possess a valid Class C California driver's license, have and maintain a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles. Must possess SWRCB Grade IV or higher Wastewater Operator certification. Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the class, including the ability to climb stairs and ladders, stoop, walk at least a mile a day, and work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Additional Information Excellent Benefits We also offer an excellent benefits package including: • CalPERS retirement 2.5% at 55 formula. (If new to CalPERS or not from an agency with reciprocity with CalPERS, the formula is 2% at 62 by pension reform law.) • Medical, dental and vision insurance substantially paid for by the District for the employee and family. • Two weeks' vacation per year (increasing with longevity); Administrative leave of 40 hours per year (pro-rated first year), and 13 paid holidays per year. • STD, LTD and Life Insurance paid by the District. • Alternative Work Week Schedule. • Deferred Compensation Plan with Matching Funds up to $3,050 per year. • Educational Reimbursement, Student and Computer Loan programs for non-probationary employees. For more information about our benefits, go to: https://www.unionsanitary.com/images/documents/Unclassifed_Exempt_Benefits_Summary_-_2019.pdf The Details (otherwise known as Important Application Information) Applicants must apply online at http://www.unionsanitary.ca.gov by Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 12:00 p.m . Union Sanitary District is not responsible for the failure of Internet forms in submitting your application. Candidates who are best qualified will be invited to a Written Exam scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019. Qualifications Appraisal Interview and Work Sample scheduled for Monday, November 4, 2019. Finalist interviews are scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019 . You will be contacted regarding all phases of this recruitment via email, so please check your inbox for correspondence regarding next steps and results through the exam process. Please ensure that the email address on your application is correct and current before submitting your application. Finalists must provide references. Before appointment to the position the candidates must pass a criminal background check. Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Union Sanitary District are, by state and federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property either at the District or within the local, or your own community. Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing kathleenk@unionsanitary.ca.gov upon submittal of application. Union Sanitary District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity. Closing Date/Time: 10/16/2019 12:00 PM Pacific