WE'RE HIRING - Water Quality Specialist for Maine Rural Water

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Job Description  -  Water Quality Specialist

MRWA is a non-profit trade association of water and wastewater utilities, very small water systems, and industry leading companies that strive to ensure the safe drinking water and proper treatment of wastewater to ensure a clean and healthy Maine. MRWA is a collaborative workplace, in an exciting and rapidly changing industry, made up of self-starting individuals who care about the water and environment of Maine. We have proudly been named as a “Best Place to Work in Maine” for the last three years and value members of our team who seek to learn, display responsibility, and produce an exceptional work product.  

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


The following narrative describes the non-exhaustive list of responsibilities of MRWA’s Water Quality Specialist position. These requirements are mandatory and should be closely adhered to. 

  • This is an hourly position that requires extensive travel within the State of Maine 
  • Must comply with the policies outlined in the MRWA Personnel Handbook 
  • Must be willing to respond to after hours’ calls 
  • Maintain cooperative team attitude and assist all colleagues at achieving team success
  • Maintain professionalism (provide exceptional customer service, be accessible, meet deadlines, communicate effectively, positive attitude)
  • Maintain confidentiality of information obtained from utilities and utility personnel
  • Must meet the deliverables outlined in the annual work plan for the ME SRF WQS Technical Assistance Program
    • Maintain an average of 30 contacts per month
    • Participation in DWP mandated trainings/events
    • Maintain daily logs and contact sheets with detailed punch notes summarizing visits
    • Accurately complete and submit MRWA time and travel logs in timely fashion
    • Adhere to travel budget
  • Assist systems with understanding preventative maintenance of water treatment systems, chemical systems, pumps, valves, buildings, and storage tanks 
  • Obtain distribution, source, and process samples
  • Detailed understanding of public notices (i.e., Boil Water Order, Do Not Drink, Do Not Use, etc.) and record retention schedules
  • Learn and follow rules and regulations including, but not limited to, Revised Total Coliform Rule, Lead & Copper Rule, PFAS, Lead in Schools, etc. 

  • Previous experience operating a small water system
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365, email, and other electronic communications.
  • Skilled with the operation of mobile technology and cameras
  • Current water operator license issued by the Maine Board of Licensure of Water System Operators, Class II Treatment required (or ability to obtain within six months of hire)

Desired Skills:
  • Ability to communicate clearly with team members
  • Comfortable working remotely without direct supervision
  • Capability to follow and teach detailed procedures
  • Resourceful problem solver who can manage multiple priorities
  • A careful observer with an eye for details

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