Public Water Supply Circuit Rider

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Posted 4 months ago

Full-time ORWA employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, as well as a generous retirement program and paid holidays and vacation. Starting salaries are commensurate with experience, licenses, and knowledge.

At the Oklahoma Rural Water Association, we work to help our state’s water and wastewater systems protect public health and the environment, solve problems, and ensure sustainable operations. In achieving this goal, we’re committed to fostering a work environment for every teammate that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Come find your future with us.
We are currently accepting applications for a Public Water Supply Circuit Rider to join our elite team of professionals.
Job Summary:
The ORWA Circuit Rider is a foundational, front-line position responsible for implementing ORWA’s Circuit Rider Program Annual Operating Plan. Circuit Riders travel state-wide, assisting small water systems with expertise in operations and maintenance, water treatment, compliance, construction, loan applications, financial management, security, general management and board training.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Provides timely technical assistance to water systems in the following areas: operations and maintenance, treatment, compliance, construction, loan application, financial management, security, risk assessment, emergency response, general management, and governing board training.
  • Works cooperatively with state and federal agencies to help water systems comply with regulatory requirements, apply for infrastructure funding, and optimize water treatment and distribution.
  • Provides emergency response assistance to water systems as needed and requested by water systems themselves and regulatory agencies.
  • Provides training and instruction to water system operators, management, and support staff, both
    on-site and at annual training events sponsored by ORWA or other organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • “C” level Certified Water Works Operator License or higher, current and unexpired / unrestricted, issued by the DEQ.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the operation of drinking water treatment and/or distribution systems.
  • A valid Oklahoma driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • A positive attitude, professional demeanor, ability to work well in a team environment or independently, excellent time management and problems solving skills, and possessing self-motivation.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to walk long distances or spend long hours on their feet.
  • Must be able to walk over a variety of terrain, such as loose gravel, slopes, excavated areas, and construction sites.
  • Must be able to climb ladders or stairs.
  • Must be able to carry equipment or supplies up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to handle extremes of heat or cold and inclement weather.
  • May occasionally be exposed to strong odors and may face short-term exposure to pollutants such as air-borne toxics.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to with “Public Water Supply Circuit Rider Applicant” as the subject line.

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