Last Update: March 17, 2015

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Engineering Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Manager of Engineering serves as the principal representative for the Authority on capital projects and manages the Authority’s technical support efforts provided through the engineering, information technology (IT) and environmental laboratory departments. The position responsibilities include technical evaluations, development and implementation of engineered solutions, identification of funding sources, negotiation of contracts and supervision of construction for the projects and problems facing the Authority.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: General Manager.
  • Directs: Technical support staff, including the Engineering, Environmental Lab and IT Departments.
  • Other: Has daily contact with operations staff and administrative staff and regular contact with the Board of Directors, customers, other agencies and consultants including engineering, legal and financial.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Establish and manage departmental budgets for the Engineering Department, the IT Department and the Environmental Laboratory.
  • Prepare project cost estimates and coordinate annual capital budget and five year capital program with Water Supply Manager.
  • Manage the in-house engineering efforts of the Authority as the engineer-of-record for plan, specifications and estimate preparation, contact management and construction oversight.
  • Prepare preliminary engineering analysis and cost estimates for proposed projects at the direction of the General Manager.
  • Oversee implementation of capital improvements program.
  • Perform hydraulic evaluations of freshwater distribution canals and develop recommendations based on the evaluations.
  • Evaluate water rights, permit amendments and water availability, including the impact of proposed water right amendments by others on the Authority’s rights.
  • Manage real estate concerns such as right-of-way estate evaluation, permitting and encroachment issues.
  • Assist in the development of operational program plans such as management of invasive species, freshwater supply management and protection, and new facility start-ups.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various agencies, including TCEQ, US Army Corps of Engineers, USGS, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and others.
  • Coordinate projects with engineering, surveying and other outside technical consultants.

Other important duties:

  • Conduct boundary, construction and analytical surveys as needed.
  • Attend various professional meetings.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Knowledge of: the art and science of engineering especially the field of civil works related to water supply.

Minimum Skill/Ability to: manage the preparation of plans and technical specifications for the construction of public works; operate a computer using standard drafting and engineering analysis software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.

Preferred Skill/Ability to: perform detailed structural design and hydraulic analysis; develop databases for information management and evaluation of metrics such as efficiencies and productivity; and design of highly detailed operational programs with consideration of numerous independent/external parameters.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum: The position requires a person holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering, plus at least eight years experience in the engineering field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred: Knowledge of Texas water law and water rights adjudication and amendment process; experience in real estate research, and surveying practices and procedures; and proficiency in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software, particularly software recognized by the State in evaluation of water availability and water rights, is preferred for this position.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • License to practice as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas is required.
  • License to practice as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) or Licensed State Land Surveyor (LSLS) in the State of Texas is beneficial.
  • Valid Texas Driver License

PAY GROUP: B8 ($106,876 - $163,875)
SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Engineer

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Engineer for the Authority will engage in the “practice of engineering,” as defined by the Texas Engineering Practice Act (Texas Civil Statutes, Article 3271a), on behalf of the Authority.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Manager of Engineering.
  • Directs: May provide direction to Engineering Technicians and/or Engineering Assistants.
  • Other: Has daily contact with administrative and operations staff and occasional contact with the Board of Directors, customers, other agencies and outside consultants.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • At the direction of the Manager of Engineering, provides direct technical support for maintenance of the canal and pumping system.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering with capital program project evaluation, cost estimates and implementation.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering in the preparation of preliminary engineering analysis and cost estimates for proposed projects.
  • Assist in the in-house engineering efforts of the Authority with plan, specifications and estimate preparation for various construction projects including engineered solutions to conventional challenges of the Authority such as water, sewer, paving, drainage, and water control and distribution projects. May direct draftsmen, survey crews and technicians in support of plan and specification development for specific projects.
  • At the direction of the Manager of Engineering, independently prepares bid packages and manages the bid process for various construction contracts.
  • Provide oversight and inspection on various in-house and contractor constructed projects for the Authority, including managing project specific budgets.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering with preparation of preliminary engineering analysis and cost estimates for proposed capital projects.
  • Perform hydraulic evaluations of freshwater distribution canals and water availability models.
  • May provide recommendations based on analytical results.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering with evaluation of water rights, permit amendments and water availability, including the impact of proposed water right amendments by others on the Authority’s rights.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering and operations staff with the identification and interpretation of real property conveyance documents concerning Authority right-of-ways.
  • Provide technical support to operations departments through the development of operational programs and the specific implementation tools such as spreadsheets and databases for new projects or expanded operational criteria and/or constraints such as new environmental legislation, new challenges such as invasive species, or health, safety and welfare concerns of the Authority.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various agencies, including TCEQ, US Army Corps of Engineers, USGS, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and others.
  • Coordinate projects with engineering, surveying and other outside technical consultants.
Other Important Duties:
  • Attends various professional meetings.
  • Coordinate projects with engineering consultants.
  • Assist with surveying data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: the art and science of engineering, especially the field of civil works related to water supply.

Skill/Ability to: prepare plans and technical specifications for the construction of public works; operate a computer using Microsoft Office products and standard engineering analysis software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.

Preferred Skill/Ability to: perform detailed structural design and hydraulic analysis; develop and manipulate databases for information management and evaluation; and evaluate and make recommendations for detailed operational programs with consideration of numerous independent/external parameters.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum: The position requires a person holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering, plus at least five years experience in the engineering field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred: Knowledge of surveying practices and procedures, and proficiency in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software, particularly software recognized by the State in evaluation of water availability and water rights, is preferred for this position.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
License to practice as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas is preferred. At a minimum the position requires a person holding a valid Certification of Engineer-In-Training with the ability to obtain registration in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer within one year of date of employment.

Valid Texas Driver License

PAY GROUP: B5
SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications.

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled.


Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists in construction and maintenance tasks of the Authority's canal system, including operating construction and maintenance equipment as necessary, such as mowers, trucks, tractors, chainsaws, etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority personnel; has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assists in construction and maintenance of the canal system.
  • Performs carpentry work in the construction of canal structures.
  • Installs and replaces concrete and aluminum piping and water meters.
  • Builds barbed-wire fences.
  • Ties steel reinforcement for concrete projects.
  • Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete in the construction of water gates, columns, flumes, floors, walls, bridges, etc.
  • Clears vegetation and debris from canals and canal banks, including operating mowers and chainsaws and applying herbicides.
  • Repairs leaks in levees and canal gates.
  • Loads and unloads equipment or supplies onto or off of truck, and transports to or from work sites.
  • Operates tractors, vehicles, chippers, etc., as necessary.

Other important duties: Performs other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Required Skill/Ability to:demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; understand numeric data; read, interpret and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to:operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A2-A4
SALARY RANGE: $11.34 - $20.28 (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Equipment Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Operates equipment as assigned in the maintenance and construction of the canal system and assists in routine and preventative maintenance of equipment.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority personnel; has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Operate a backhoe and/or tractor mounted boom mower in the maintenance and construction of the canal system.
  • Utilize backhoe to repair canal leaks, install and replace water pipes, cover or uncover water boxes, and perform other duties as required.
  • Utilize backhoe to remove aquatic vegetation and/or brush and trees from canals as necessary.
  • Load and unload lumber to and from trucks as necessary.
  • Load and unload backhoe on or off trailer and transports backhoe to construction sites.
  • Operate boom mower in the mowing of levees, slopes, etc.
  • Perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment and may assist mechanic in performing preventative and routine maintenance of equipment, including refueling, lubricating, changing oil and filters, replacing cables and clutches, repairing brake and hydraulic lines, adjusting tracks, etc.
  • Perform inspections, service equipment, including refueling and checking oil and fluid levels and complete daily log sheets.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on equipment.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly.

Other important duties:

  • May operate other construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Assist construction crews at work sites as necessary.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: equipment operational and maintenance techniques; and construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Skill/Ability to: safely and effectively operate backhoes, tractors, side boom mowers, and/or dump trucks in the construction and repair of canal system; perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment; assist in the maintenance (including major repairs) of heavy and light equipment; demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; read, interpret and follow maps; understand numeric data; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Skill/Ability to:operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of experience working with construction equipment or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Current appropriate Texas Driver License – CDL Class A

PAY GROUP: A5
PAY RANGE: $14.29/hour- $21.90/hour

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Environmental Analyst - Water

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
As directed by the Environmental Lab Supervisor, will work in the implementation of various environmental related programs in cooperation with private and various governmental agencies to maintain compliance with local, state and federal water quality standards.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of: principles and practices within the fields of biology, chemistry, or botany and current local, state and federal regulations pertaining to water quality, and hazardous waste.
  • Skill/Ability to: implement effective environmental monitoring programs; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; operate standard office equipment including computer and various laboratory or scientific equipment; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees, the general public, governmental agencies, and outside private contractors or organizations.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid Texas Driver License.

PAY GROUP A6:
Pay Range - $15.92/hour- $24.41/hour

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled.

See job description below.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
A Laboratory Analyst for the Authority will work in the implementation of various environmental regulatory programs in cooperation with private and governmental agencies, and develop a thorough knowledge base of all water, waste and air regulations affecting the Authority. All lab analysts will maintain a complete working knowledge of sampling and test procedures and up-to-date detailed knowledge of QA/QC standards applicable to the Authority and applied in their daily work.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has outside contact with other Authority employees, the general public, private consultants, and numerous local, state and federal agencies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the implementation of the Authority’s water quality monitoring program in association with the Clean Rivers Program (CRP) and the LNVA Canal Water Quality Monitoring Program.
  • Perform laboratory testing for conventional laboratory parameters strictly adhering to the Authority’s QA/QC protocols in the field and laboratory.
  • Review water quality data collected in local, state and federal monitoring activities.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the investigation of hazardous substance spills or other conditions that may jeopardize water quality within the Authority’s jurisdiction.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in implementation of LNVA’s Environmental Public Awareness Program.
  • Update and maintain Authority’s GIS database in conjunction with CRP activities.
  • Maintain, coordinate, and monitor Authority’s storm water pollution prevention program.
  • Make presentations to educate other Authority personnel in the environmental regulations pertinent to their areas of responsibilities. Assist other Authority personnel in compliance with environmental regulations as needed.
  • Stay current with all environmental regulations impacting the Authority and periodically review and update Authority’s associated guidance documents.
  • Review, update and maintain information disseminated to customer base through direct contact and internet web pages.
Other important duties:
  • Attend various professional meetings.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of: principles and practices within the fields of biology, chemistry, or botany.
  • Skill/Ability to: collect, analyze and evaluate laboratory results associated with environmental monitoring programs; utilize various scientific equipment proficiently, including computers, GPS, GIS, and various laboratory instruments, inside and outside of the Authority’s lab; safely launch, operate and land a motor boat; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other; and demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum: The position requires a person holding a bachelor’s degree in a science related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
Appropriate Texas Driver License


LNVA-NRTP Technical Assistant

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The LNVA-North Regional Treatment Plant (NRTP) Technical Assistant is responsible for assisting the NRTP management and supervisor staff with development and implementation of administrative, accounting, regulatory permitting and compliance, safety, operational, and maintenance activities associated with the North Regional Treatment Plant.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: LNVA-NRTP Utilities Manager.
  • Directs: Assists Operations, Maintenance, and Laboratory department supervisors with oversight of employees in their absence.
  • Other: Has regular contact with Authority employees, User representatives, other governmental entities, vendor representatives, and outside consultants.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:
Assist Utilities Manager with:

  • development of annual NRTP O&M and Capital Budget proposals.
  • development, implementation and periodic review of NRTP administrative, operations, laboratory, safety, emergency response, and maintenance Standard Operating Procedures.
  • development and submittal of NRTP regulatory permit renewal applications.
  • monitoring and ensuring compliance with regulatory permits.
  • long-range planning and development of programs and projects designed to maintain or enhance integrity of treatment system and infrastructure.
  • review of Federal Register, Texas Register and other regulatory publications to monitor applicable proposed and adopted regulations.
  • development of recommendations to User representatives for potential improvements in water management programs and other projects designed to reduce load to the NRTP.
Assist Assistant Utilities Manager with:
  • coordination of special circumstance process operation activities to ensure facility remains in compliance with TPDES Permit operating requirements and effluent discharge limits.
  • monitoring long-term plant process performance and operating trends, determining operating targets and limits, and developing cost-effective programs for process chemical and equipment utilization.
  • development and submittal of RCRA Biennial Report, NESHAP Reporting, Annual Waste Summary, RCRA Groundwater Detection Monitoring sampling and reporting, Air Emissions Inventory modeling and reporting, SARA Title III TRI reporting, SARA Tier II reporting, Source Reduction/Waste Minimization Plan and Progress Reports.
Assist Maintenance Supervisor with:
  • special maintenance project planning, scope of work development and scheduling.
  • evaluation of equipment inspection, performance and reliability programs.
  • coordination of plant safety programs, HAZCOM Program, RCRA HW Permit unit post-closure care inspections, and annual OSHA Noise Survey.
Other important duties:
  • Provide supplemental assistance to all plant departments as requested, including departmental supervision relief and on-call assignments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: the operations, maintenance and regulatory requirements associated with an industrial wastewater treatment plant.

Skills in: preparing O&M and capital budget proposals, cost projections and cost-benefit analyses; managing complex projects; development and presentation of process operations, maintenance, safety, HAZ COM, and RCRA training programs, evaluating and instructing staff.

Ability to: plan, organize, and manage multiple projects and priorities while working independently or in a team; interpret work from sketches, structural, piping, instrumentation and electrical blueprints, design drawings, maps, and NDT X-ray surveys; analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound decisions and recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and interface with User Project Engineers in the development and implementation of water management, transportation system, and treatment plant projects within the User facilities and the NRTP; proficiently operate computer using all Microsoft Suite products; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication, understand and follow, as well as issue, verbal or written instructions; develop and complete written reports as needed; maintain accurate records, establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, employees, outside agencies, and consultants, and able to work in a refining and petrochemical work environment.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
B.S. Degree in either Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, or other earth science discipline and at least two (2) years of water or wastewater treatment operations supervisor level experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Texas driver’s license.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Climbs and works in high places and in confined areas below water level. Work frequently requires considerable pushing, pulling, carrying and lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally to 100 pounds. Frequently requires standing, walking, kneeling, and bending.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
High noise levels from operations in the plant. Moderate noise levels from the equipment used for maintenance of the plant, such as mowers and weed eaters. Physical hazards from working in vicinity of high voltage, toxic chemicals, elevated areas, and confined spaces. Minor skin exposure to chemicals and oils.

PAY GROUP: C7 ($70,200 - $107,530)

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

If interested, submit resume and/or statement of qualifications to Annette Purington at the Authority's Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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Lower Neches Valley Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
7850 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
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