WRWA has another job opening.

How would you like to work for one of the outstanding Rural Water Associations in the Midwest?  We have an opening for the Energy Efficiency Program.  Attached is a job description.  Contact us for an application, send us a resume if you would like to be considered.

Position Title:  Energy Efficiency Circuit Rider
Position Classification: Field staff

Position Description

The primary goal of the Energy Efficiency Circuit Rider is to:  assist rural and small community water and wastewater utility systems in evaluating their energy needs, consumption and costs; recommending measures to reduce energy consumption; and identifying potential funding sources for improvements within Wisconsin.

Minimum Requirements

The Energy Efficiency Circuit Rider must possess experience in the operation and maintenance of water & wastewater systems, or any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Must also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication ability, and possess exceptional organizational skills and problem solving capabilities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Energy Efficiency Circuit Riders will obtain some certification credential in energy efficiency assessments/audits.
  • Travels extensively throughout the state to conduct a minimum of thirty (30) energy assessments for rural and small community water and wastewater utility systems. Of those 30 assessments, follow-up implementation assistance will be provided to five (5) systems who previously received energy assessments.
  • Quarterly milestone reports for the Energy Assessments shall be submitted to the NRWA office as follows:
  •             7 assessments completed by September 30, 2022
  •             15 assessments completed by December 31, 2022
  •             22 assessments completed by March 31, 2023
  •             30 assessments completed by June 30, 2023
  • 2 sustainable utility management on-site training events completed by June 30, 2023
  • Utilizes state association knowledge to prioritize systems that could realize the greatest benefit from implementing energy efficient practices and equipment.
  • Prioritizes energy surveys toward low-income communities, tribal systems and colonias.
  • Evaluates and understands the electrical energy pricing structure of the electric utilities in the state.
  • Utilizes the system specific energy assessment results to assist the utility system in developing an energy efficiency plan for the future.
  • Educates and assists the utility system in evaluating the different funding options available for equipment improvements.
  • Maintains a working relationship with the State Rural Development Office.
  • Accurately completes and submits the required program reporting in the required timeframe.
  • Energy Efficiency Circuit Riders will be required to attend NRWA In-Service Training events.  Travels extensively throughout the state to offer on-site technical assistance and training as required.
  • Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, and health and environmental issues.
  • Develops informational articles for dissemination.
  • Responds to inquiries from operators, facilities, consumers, governmental agencies, and others regarding technical matters.
  • Meets all state and/or federal program requirements.
  • Visits the appropriate state and/or federal officials as required.
  • Accurately completes and submits the required recordkeeping and reporting within the designated timeframe.
  • Assists in the planning, organization and production of all association events and activities.

Physical Requirements

Must have the ability to operate a vehicle and a variety of office & industry related equipment in a safe & efficient manner, and to perform light to medium physical labor including the occasional lifting of heavy objects.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to travel as needed to perform association related duties and to attend association & industry related training and events.
  • Must hold a valid Wisconsin Drivers license and maintain any state certifications as necessary.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral direction from supervisory personnel as well as all employment policies, administrative procedures and requirements as listed in the Employee Manual.
  • Required to maintain assigned association equipment and vehicles as needed.
  • Required to attend monthly staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Works a general 8-hour work day, however extra hours may be required on some days as necessary.
  • Performs other activities and tasks as required by supervisory personnel.

Internal Relationships

The Wastewater Circuit Rider is an exempt position, reporting directly to the Technical Assistance Director and indirectly to the Executive Director. May also receive supervision from the Education Director in the performance of training activities. Must have the ability to cooperate and communicate well with all association staff, Board, committees and the membership.

External Relationships

Has frequent contact with water system personnel, government personnel, elected officials, industry representatives and technical organizations.

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the WRWA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

WRWA Job Application

Energy Efficiency Circuit Rider- 9-19