Goverment Jobs
February 14, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Job Type



Under limited supervision, monitors, inspects and regulates public water supply systems to insure compliance with Federal and State regulations; investigates complaints on public water systems; participates in the review of new water systems during the development and construction process; trains water system owners and operators in operating and maintaining water supply systems; provides technical support to private and public entities; performs related work as assigned.

Location and address of position:1200 "N" Street ? Suite 400 ? Lincoln, NE

Work schedule:Monday ? Friday ? 8:00 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m

Examples of Work

  • Conducts sanitary surveys and inspections of community and non-community public water systems to ensure compliance with State and federal safe drinking water regulations.
  • Provides on-site enforcement and gives guidance on violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act to public water supplies.
  • Provides informational assistance on technical matters to system operators and/or system owners on modifications necessary for water system compliance.
  • Investigates compliance complaints and/or complaints of possible health hazards of public water systems.
  • Attends public meetings to interpret and explain existing and new regulations and any compliance requirements to public water supply systems and local officials.
  • Conducts site surveys of proposed public water supply well sites to determine their suitability for proposed construction and presents information to engineering review staff regarding suitability of the site.
  • Oversees portions of the construction process of public water supply wells, storage facilities, distribution systems and water system facilities and assists with final inspections of the facilities. Provides technical assistance to local boards of health, municipal officials, industrial officials, consulting engineers and the general public to alleviate environmental hazards and/or to eliminate health hazards.
  • Prepares technical reports.
  • Participates in developing coursework and instructing public water supply operators.
  • Attends public functions to promote safe drinking water and education of the public relating to public water systems.
  • Inspection of Waste Water facilities as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Sufficient education in hydraulic, engineering, mechanics, electricity, chemistry and biology as they apply to the operation of public water supply systems. Experience in public water systems including work with water production, distribution, storage, and treatment facilities and work involving design, construction and operational phases of a system.

PREFERRED:Certification as a water operator is desired.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or ability to provide independent transportation. Ability to occasionally travel overnight; Ability to lift 30 pounds; Ability to walk on uneven terrains and steep slopes to accomplish tasks, Ability to climb bend and stoop; Ability to work in outdoor extremes; Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: the principles of hydrology, engineering, mechanics, electricity, chemistry, and biology as they apply to the operation and evaluation of public water supply systems to include source development, treatment, storage, delivery, and protection of drinking water; levels of chemical, biological and radiological contamination determined to have adverse effects on health.

Skill in: public speaking; communicating with individuals and groups with varying technical backgrounds to collect and relay information; prioritizing workloads.

Ability to: learn, interpret and apply applicable federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to safe drinking water; read and understand plans and specifications; assess potential public health hazards; provide guidance and technical assistance to officials and operators; assemble and report findings; analyze a proposed drinking water facility size, system or design.

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Do you have Four years' experience as a licensed water operator for a community public water supply system, as a regulatory agent of public water systems or as a provider of technical assistance to public water systems OR other qualifications necessary to obtain a Grade I Water Operator license as listed in Title 179 NAC 10-005,01(3)(a, b, c, d) within four years of hire?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation for yourself?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Are you able to occasionally travel overnight?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Are you willing and able to lift 30 pounds?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Are you willing and able to walk on uneven terrains and steep slopes to accomplish tasks?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Are you willing and able to climb, bend and stoop

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Are you willing and able to work in outdoor temperature extremes?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Are you willing and able to maintain regular and reliable attendance?

  • a. Yes
  • b. No
Please list your experience operating and maintaining water production, distribution and/or storage facilities for a Community Public Water System.

    Please list in detail your experience operating and maintaining a water treatment plant involving filtration and/or ion exchange system for a Community Public Water System.

      Please list in detail your experience as a Water Utility Superintendent, Director, Manager, etc. for a Community Public Water System.

        What Nebraska Water Operator Licenses do you currently hold?

        • a. None
        • b. Grade 6
        • c. Grade 4
        • d. Grade 3
        • e. Grade 2
        • f. Grade 1
        Please list your experience as a regulatory agent, or as a provider of technical assistance.

          Please list your experience working with the public/customers (interaction with the public several times per week).

            Please list your experience speaking with, or giving oral presentations to, public or peer groups (instructor/trainer, conference/workshop speaker, boards/councils, etc.).

              Please list your experience in coordinating and/or managing multiple duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision.

                Please list in detail any Post-High School Coursework/Degrees.

                  How would you describe your usage of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, etc.).

                  • a. Daily
                  • b. Weekly
                  • c. Seldom
                  • d. Never

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