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 Congressman Pappas Visits Seabrook Wastewater Treatment Plant
 On March 19, 2018 Congressman Pappas took a tour of Seabrook's wastewater Treatment Plant. The purpose of his visit was learn more about the operation, maintenance and funding concerns of water and wastewater utilities. GSRWA's Board President, Philippe Maltais, is Superintendent of the Seabrook wastewater facility. Phil and his staff gave a presentation of how Seabrook is using funding from NHDES State Revolving Loan Fund program to manage the assets of the wastewater facility using GIS technology.

 Left to Right: Phil Maltais, GSRWA President and Seabrook Wastewater Superintendent giving Congressman Pappas a tour of the plant.


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 GSRWA Welcomes Gretchen Tillson as Association's Membership Services Coordinator
 The Association is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Gretchen Tillson. Gretchen is GSRWA's Member Services Coordinator. She brings a rich experience of working with people in a variety of fields from the financial products industry, coaching snow boarding and she has a degree in engineering, to boot. If you have any questions about the status of your membership or the types of benefits available to you as a GSRWA, Gretchen is the one to call. Gretchen can be reached at the administrative office: (603) 756-3670. email: gretchen@granitestatewater.org

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Woodsville: Superintendent of Water and Electric

as of 1/23/19 & 6/17/19
Job Description: The Woodsville Water & Light Department is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent. This is a full time position with full benefits. The person will be responsible for the day to day operation of both the electric and water departments, office billing and outside distribution crew.
To Apply: send resume to Woodsville Water & Light Department, 4900 Dartmouth College Highway, Woodsville NH 03785

Waterville Valley: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

as of 4/29/19 & 6/17/19
Job Description: The Town of Waterville Valley, NH is accepting applications for a motivated Treatment Plant Operator for our Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility. Duties will include laboratory, technical, and administrative work relating to the operation, maintenance, and repair of the facility. The facility in Waterville Valley is made up of lagoons followed by tertiary treatment, sand and carbon filters and is capable of processing 550,000 gallons per day. We are located in the heart of the White Mountains and provide for the resort community.
Qualifications: This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 2-4 years post-high school education in an environmental science field or combined experience and education; NHDES Certification as a Grade III or Grade III-OIT Wastewater Operator or the ability to obtain the required certification within 1 year of hire. All Certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment. This position boasts a full benefits package including health, dental, NH Retirement enrollment, STD, LTD, Life, FSA, and dependent care programs, 2 weeks vacation, 5 personal days, and paid sick leave, along with some extra fringe benefits of working in a resort town. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid NH Drivers License. EOE Salary DOQ
To Apply: send an application, resume and cover letter to Mark Decoteau, Town Manager wvfinance@watervillevalley.org or mail to PO Box 500, Waterville Valley, NH 03215 (603) 236-4730
Seabrook: Grade II Wastewater Operator

as of 5/20/19
Job Description:The Town of Seabrook is accepting applications for Wastewater Operator - Grade II. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For complete information: https://seabrooknh.info/town-departments/employment-opportunities/
Contact:Town of Seabrook Wastewater Treatment Facility, 274 RTE 286 - Wright's Island,Seabrook NH 03874.
603-474-8012
jmcdonald@seabrooknh.org

Tilton-Northfield Water District: Water Operator

as of 6/3/19
Job Description: The Tilton-Northfield Water District is accepting applications for a full time permanent Water Operator position. The position will perform skilled and semi-skilled work involving the operations and maintenance of a water treatment and water distribution system. The Tilton-Northfield Water District offers a competitive hourly rate and benefits package. Position requires a current New Hampshire driver’s license, ability to lift 80 lbs., heavy equipment operating experience; being able to respond to emergencies, be on a rotating on-call schedule and live within 15 minutes of the District. Overtime is required.
Minimum qualifications: a high school diploma or GED; possession of a NHDES Grade 1 Water Treatment and Grade 1 Distribution License (or must be willing to obtain these licenses within the first year of employment).
To Apply:Please send letter of introduction with resume and references to: Tilton & Northfield Aqueduct Co., Inc. 14 Academy Street Tilton, NH 03276. Or you may pick up an application at the office. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background check, a DMV check and a drug test. EOE/ADA/AA For further information contact: Tilton-Northfield Water District, John Chase, tnwd@metrocast.net, 603-286-4213
Merrimack Village District Water Works: Utility Field Technician

as of 7/1/2019
Job Description: The Merrimack Village District is seeking a qualified, motivated individual to join our team, to perform skilled tasks and the operation of equipment for maintenance and repair of District owned property and infrastructure. Duties include, but not limited to: 1.Operate light duty trucks single axle with or without attachments such as plows, trailers for removing and/or hauling of debris, tools and other equipment, snow and ice, etc. from district property and transporting materials. 2.Perform construction, maintenance and repair of water mains and lines, wastewater lines, drainage facilities, highways and appurtenances. 3.Perform flushing procedures, back flow prevention device inspection/testing and should have basic knowledge of valve operations. 4.Operate small roller, mowers, pipe cutters, subsurface boring equipment as well as related equipment.
Qualifications: A candidate for this position must have graduated High School or the equivalent, have three to five years of experience in utility and/ or other similar work, a valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A preferred or the ability to obtain within 120 days of hire; Water Distribution Grade I Certification from New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services or ability to obtain within 120 days of hire.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to
Merrimack Village District, Attn: Human Resources, 2 Greens Pond Road Merrimack, NH 03054
Email office@mvdwater.org
Fax 603-424-0563 (F) Attn: Human Resources
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled
For a full job description, please visit www.mvdwater.org
Lebanon: Utility Operator In-Training

as of 6/17/19
Job Description: This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties at the Water Treatment Plant. Responsibilities include operating, controlling, and maintaining the water treatment plant, and facilities. Assisting in repairing or maintaining motors, pumps and values, adjusting values to admit chemicals per State and Federal standards/guidelines, performing lab tests and analysis, and other assigned duties. This position works under the Superintendent of the Water treatment plant or under an operator with a higher grade who is familiar with each of these operating systems. The incumbent is expected to recognize instances which are “out of the ordinary” of the daily normal operations, guidelines, or instructions that have been provided. The incumbent once competent with water operations. is expected to be part of the “on-call” weekends and holiday rotation, which includes carrying a pager to respond to emergency situations.
Qualifications: A candidate for this position must have a valid driver’s license. Within one year of employment; possession of a NH Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator’s license. The incumbent is expected to continue to progress through the NH DES licensure and testing requirements until they receive a Grade 3 treatment license.
To Apply: Applications and optional resumes should be submitted to human.resources@lebanonnh.gov or by mail to: Gloria Leskiewicz, Human Resources Director, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766.
New England Backflow, Inc.: Backflow Tester

as of 7/29/18
Company Description: New England Backflow, Inc. is a small business locally owned and operated in Auburn NH. We test and repair backflow preventers on a variety of systems. We work closely with community water systems as well as private clients to ensure their drinking water is safe.
Job Description: Duties include the performance of backflow device testing, repair, installation and replacement throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Position is full time, Monday-Friday at a variable schedule depending on client needs. Usage of company vehicle for extensive travel within the New England region and occasional overnight work. Interaction with water customers on a daily basis.
Requirements: We seek a qualified candidate for the position of backflow tester. Candidate must possess a valid NEWWA Backflow Prevention Device Inspector/Tester certification. MassDEP Backflow Tester certification preferred. DES Water Works Operator certification preferred but not required. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record. Ability to effectively communicate with clients. Moderate physical effort in varying weather conditions. Skilled in the use of computers. Must be comfortable working with a tablet. Pre-employment screening includes background check and employment history.
Benefits: Competitive pay. Medical insurance. Simple IRA program. Company holidays. Paid vacation.
To Apply: Mail letter of interest and resume to New England Backflow, Inc. Attn. Paul Whittemore, PO Box 528, Auborn NH 03032
Conway Village Fire District: Water/Sewer Tech

as of 8/15/19
Job Description: The Conway Village Fire District is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the position of Water/Sewer Operator. This position is 40 hours per week, year-round with benefits. Pay will commensurate with experience. Position available immediately
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess at least a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check and drug test. The successful candidate will also be required to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions and lift at least 50 pounds.
To Apply: Applications are available at the website, www.cvillagefd.com and at the Conway Village District Office located at 128 West Main Street, Conway NH 03818. Please submit application and résumé not later than 3:00 p.m. August 30, 2019 to our office at 128 West Main St., Conway NH 03818 or through the link on our website. Conway Village Fire District is an equal opportunity employer
Waterville Valley: Wastewater Operator I

as of 8/22/19
Job Description: The Town of Waterville Valley, NH is accepting applications for a motivated Treatment Plant Operator for our Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility. Duties will include laboratory, mechanical, and administrative work relating to the operation, maintenance, and repair of the facility. The facility in Waterville Valley is made up of lagoons followed by tertiary treatment, sand and carbon filters and is capable of processing 550,000 gallons per day. We are located in the heart of the White Mountains and provide for the resort community. Salary DOQ 36,000-44,000. For a full job description email request to wvfinance@watervillevalley.org.
Qualifications: This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 2-4 years post-high school education in an environmental science field or combined experience and education; NHDES Certification as a Grade I or Grade I-OIT Wastewater Operator. All Certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment. This position boasts a competitive salary as well as a full benefits package including health, dental, NH Retirement enrollment, STD, LTD, Life, FSA, and dependent care programs, 2 weeks vacation, 5 personal days, and paid sick leave, along with some extra fringe benefits of working in a resort town. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid NH Drivers License. EOE
To Apply: Download application at https://www.watervillevalley.org/sites/watervillevalleynh/files/file/file/employment-application-wvnh.pdf .
Applicants can send application, resume and cover letter to Mark Decoteau, Town Manager wvfinance@watervillevalley.org or mail to PO Box 500, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Grantham NH: Water/Wastewater Operator

as of 9/3/19
Job Description:The Village District of Eastman in Grantham, NH is seeking a full-time municipal water and wastewater operator. This position is 7:00AM-3:30PM Monday through Friday, with rotating on-call requirements for nights and weekends. The VDE offers an excellent work environment with opportunity for growth, liberal benefits including enrollment in the New Hampshire Retirement System, paid holidays and personal time off, and others.
Qualifications: A valid driver’s license is required, as will be NH DMV and background verification.
To Apply: View a full job description online at www.eastmanh2o.org. Please send letter of interest and resume to VDE Office, PO Box 990, Grantham NH 03753, or email admin@eastmanh2o.org.
Milton Water District: Water Distribution Operator I

9/18/19
Job Description:
The Water Distribution Operator I is an entry-level position and is considered to be in a training status requiring immediate to general supervision with graduating responsibilities over time. Responsibilities include:Learns to perform the various tasks associated with the maintenance and operation of a water distribution system. Learns the proper use of tools and equipment required to perform the job. Under direction, participates in the installation, repairs and replacement of water mains, water services, valves, fire hydrants and water meters. Performs meter reads, on and off(s) and field investigations. Performs collection activities of delinquent accounts. Participates in routine maintenance activities such as system flushing, valve exercising and fire hydrant maintenance. Under direction, follows established policies and procedures in repair of equipment to ensure proper working order. Work schedule of 25-30 hr. weekly according to demand or need. May include working in all weather conditions, during all hours of the day.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. General PC skills. Valid driver’s license. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and plow. Recommend obtaining a Grade 1 Water Distribution Operator Certification. (The Milton Water District is willing to provide the necessary preparation classes to achieve it). Available for emergency response, 24 hours/day, sevendays/week. Must reside within 25 miles of the nearest water system boundary where assigned in order to respond to emergencies.
To Apply: inquire at Milton Water District, 754 White Mountain Highway, Milton, NH 03851
Merrimack Village District Water Works - Senior Utility Treatment

As of 09/27/19
Job Description: The Merrimack Village District Water Works is accepting applications for a Senior Utility Treatment Technician to perform highly skilled work in the operations and maintenance of our municipal water treatment and storage facilities. Following are examples of essential functions: Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, valves and chemical equipment to regulate flow of raw water into treatment plant. Prepares specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, phosphate, scale inhibitor and lime, and adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, reduce corrosion & lime scaling and clarify water. Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure & water elevation and distribution of water. Maintains and repairs machines and equipment. Performs general plant and grounds maintenance, including general housekeeping. Tests water samples to determine pH, color and impurities. Compiles, maintains and validates maintenance documentation, plant log and various quality control reports.
Requirements: Applicants for this position must have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, NH Water Works Plant Operator License – Treatment Grade II and three years of experience directly relating to water treatment plant operations and maintenance. Applicants must also have related experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) and Elements Asset Management software preferred. Required availability after hours, weekends and holidays for On-Call rotation and as needed.
Salary/Benefits: $16.85 to $27.38 DOE Full Benefits package. Visit www.mvdwater.org for detailed employment ad and job description.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter & resume to:
Merrimack Village District, Attn: HR, 2 Greens Pond Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
Email: office@mvdwater.org Fax: 603-424-0563 Att: HR
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE
Portsmouth: Treatment Operations Foreman

as of 10/7/19
Job Description: This position is to fill the new position of Treatment Operations Foreman in the Water Division. The selected candidate will be in charge of operations of the soon-to-be completed PFAS drinking water treatment system serving the Pease International Tradeport drinking water system. The Foreman works under the direction of the Water Supply Operations Mgr and Chief Plant Operator for the drinking water system. The incumbent performs technical and supervisory tasks related to the operation and maint of the City’s water and wastewater treatment facilities. This includes optimization of treatment processes to ensure that treated water quality is in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. The incumbent is responsible for leading emergency response events on a rotating schedule with the CPO. The incumbent collects, analyzes, and interprets data for system operations, leads treatment operations as directed, and assists with the preparation of reports as needed. Position may be responsible for the immediate supervision of full-time facility operators as directed by the CPO and approved by the Operations Manager. Incumbent trains and evaluates employees and provides input for the discipline, hiring and firing of employees. Workload fluctuates predictably throughout the year. Incumbent is on rotational call for evening, weekend and holiday coverage and must be available for emergencies at all times.
Qualifications: A candidate for this position must have graduated from high school, Associates Degree is preferred in Environmental Science, Eng, Industrial Tech, or related field, and have not less than three years’ experience in the operations of a water or wastewater treatment facility or related field. A candidate should have current NH Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Grade III license or the ability to obtain said license within 24 months from appointment. Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required. Candidate for this position should have a working knowledge of lab procedures, strong problem solving skills, the ability to prepare accurate reports and strong computer skills.
To Apply: Full description can be found on the website cityofportsmouth.com/hr. Send letter and resume to City of Portsmouth, Human Resources Office, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
City of Franklin: Water/Sewer Equipment Operator

as of 10/10/19
Job Description: Perform the operation of various types of heavy equipment along with the manual labor associated with subsurface work on sewer and water main repairs; meter installation; snowplowing and basic equipment maintenance.
Qualifications: The candidate for this position must have experience in the operation of various types of heavy equipment with special focus in the operation and maintenance of municipal wastewater collection and water distribution systems. Applicants must possess, at a minimum, a Level 1 State of NH, Public Water System Operators License in both Water Treatment and Distribution and a Level 1, State of NH Wastewater Collection System Operators License or the ability to obtain within a reasonable period of time. A valid N.H. Class B , CDL License with a safe driving record is required. The successful candidate must be physically fit and able to respond to service calls and emergencies outside of normal working hours required.
Salary Range: is $15.38 to $20.18 per hour plus overtime, along with an excellent benefit package.
To Apply: Applications are available at the Franklin Municipal Services Department office located at 43 West Bow Street, Franklin, NH or by calling 603 934 4103 between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays or online at the City's website franklinnh.org. and will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Franklin, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ADA employer.
 

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