Water Quality/Lab Coordinator - Greater Augusta

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The Greater Augusta Utility District is a non-profit public utility that owns and operates a water, sewer and stormwater utility which provides service to multiple communities. These services include sewer collection, wastewater treatment, stormwater collection, drinking water supply and fire protection.

Working under the general supervision of the
Assistant General Manager, the Water Quality
Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the
overall operations of the District’s laboratory
and Analytical Quality Assurance Program.

These duties include performing various physical, biological and chemical analyses on wastewater samples (raw, and treated) using state and federally approved test methods.  Work involves the performance of the tests, supervision of lab analysts, the evaluation of the results, recommendations to improve wastewater quality and the completion of required reports. The Water Quality Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and operating the District’s Industrial Pretreatment Program. Work involves permitting, inspecting, testing and overseeing proper adherence of all participating industries to their assigned permits.  This position is also responsible for submitting monthly compliance reports as required by the District’s Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of chemistry and/or biology; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education. A minimum of two year’s experience working with laboratory data and conducting standard laboratory chemical and biological analyses, and experience working at a wastewater treatment facility is required. A Maine Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certification and Maine Grade II Water Treatment License (or the ability to obtain such within 24 months of hire) are required.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefit package, pension plan and generous paid time off.

Pay range is $61,542 to $80,000 annualized, depending on qualifications.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at manair@gaud.ws no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023.