WE'RE HIRING - Wastewater Circuit Rider for Maine Rural Water

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Wastewater Circuit Rider

Supervisor: Deputy Director

Job Summary:

The MRWA Wastewater Circuit Rider will provide technical assistance to wastewater utilities throughout the state of Maine. 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 Maine and a passion for assisting and improving the industry. This is a fulltime, benefit eligible position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop annual operating plan inclusive of types of anticipated technical assistance
  • Secure no fewer than thirty on-site contact hours per month throughout program year
  • Participation in out of state NRWA events 
  • Accurately account for time, travel and daily activities through various log programs
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


  • Minimum Grade II Wastewater license
  • High School Diploma with relevant work experience – Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Valid Driver’s license and has proof of insurance required
  • Comfortable with extensive travel throughout the state. Two times annually attend NRWA events throughout the country. 

Job Related Experience:

  • 5 plus years of wastewater operations required
  • Preferred candidate will have knowledge of various types of wastewater treatment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suites

Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of wastewater processes and best practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with operators and regulators
  • Willingness to enthusiastically function as a part of a team 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency in regulatory compliance testing, methodology required
  • Ability to read and interpret permits, standard operating procedures and best management practices
  • Must have ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language

Physical Abilities and Environmental

Traveling to utilities and hotels (some 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 keying, 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 of 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MRWA offers FT employees a comprehensive benefit package:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Voluntary Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid Holidays

Please send a cover letter (optional) and your resume to our Human Resources Manager,
Celeste Wideman at celeste.wideman@mainerwa.org.