High school diploma or GED equivalent. Minimum of Associates degree including specialized courses, including courses in water technology, water utility management. or other related fields. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Possess a WI DNR Grade 1 Municipal Water Supply Operator Certification in subclasses of: “Groundwater”, “Distribution”, “Iron Removal” and “Zeolite Softening”, and maintain Certification. Valid WI driver’s license, proper insurance and dependable transportation. Minimum five (5) years of experience operating and maintaining a municipal water or wastewater utility, or closely related industry. Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience at a municipal water utility with exposure to budgetary, billing, record keeping and reporting, and administrative processes. Knowledgeable and conversant in WI DNR and EPA drinking water regulations as they pertain to municipal water supply, storage and distribution systems. Strong working knowledge of well construction and operation, operation and maintenance of pressure and gravity sand filters and zeolite water softeners, construction and maintenance of underground piping systems and water storage tank maintenance. Ability to use safety equipment and follow procedures for climbing water towers, entering confined spaces and handling hazardous materials. Ability to use laboratory equipment for water analysis, various types of instrumentation, multimeters, line tracers, etc.
Ability to read and interpret various design and as-built drawings pertaining to the water industry, basic electrical ladder drawings and diagrams, and to communicate effectively civil engineers, contractors and other professionals. Strong computer skills, ability to operate various programs such as Excel, Word, etc. Ability to use meter reading, utility billing, contract, budgeting, preventive maintenance and other computer software systems. Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to establish working relationships with employees, citizens, contractors, government agencies and elected officials. Must be very responsible, well organized, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, work under pressure and handle stressful situations with tact and diplomacy. Strong ability to establish and fulfill goals and objectives, strong interpersonal, decision-making and supervisory skills.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires significant office work, computer and keyboard use. Requires extensive travel and some outdoor work, in all weather conditions. Requires some varied hours and overtime work, occasional on-call. Occasional climbing to high heights and confined space entry. Some heavy lifting up to 50 lbs., and repetitive actions. Occasional work around electrical controls and components. Exposure to loud noise and to unpleasant odors and fumes.
Kevin L. Gunderson,
Environmental Sciences Program Manager
HCN Division of Environmental Health
Wazee Area Wastewater Commission Secretary
N6520 Lumber Jack Guy Rd.
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-9851 X35060 Office