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September 28, 2017 Uncategorized 0



The Town of Round Mountain is accepting applications for Utility Operator. Pay Range is between $19.23 and $24.54 dependent upon experience. This is a full-time, variable schedule possible, position with benefits.  Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement, paid annual and sick leave. Utility Operator is responsible for Round Mountain’s water and sewage treatment plants, water production facilities, water distribution systems, and sewage collection systems; performs a variety of skilled technical duties and semi-skilled labor in the operation, maintenance, repair, and construction of the systems; resides within a thirty minutes response time to Round Mountain/Hadley Subdivision, and performs related work as required. Special Requirements: Possess and maintain a current driver’s license to operate vehicles to conduct work; Possession of, or ability to obtain/renew and maintain a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Certificate and a Grade II Water Distribution Certifications issued by State of Nevada, within one year of date of employment. Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug testing and other required background checks.    Applications and a copy of the job description may be obtained at the Round Mountain Town Hall, 100 Hadley Circle, PO Box 1369, Round Mountain, NV 89045. For more information, please call Town Hall at 775-377-2508.  Open until filled.  EOE.




Business Development Manager



President (or Vice President of Operations)

Responsible for directing all infrastructure development safely and efficiently. Responsible for capital project identification, development, and execution. Responsible for all water and wastewater utility construction projects from initial contract negotiations through warranty termination. Works closely with Operations to assess utility performance versus the service levels.  Provides leadership and guidance to staff ensuring continuity of the processes, goals and vision of UI. Responsible for IRP assessment, development and implementation.


  • Provides contract negotiations for Annexations, Developer’s Agreements, and Utility Service Agreements from onset through completion with support from leadership and legal teams.
  • Provides capital budget for review ensuring that the goals of meeting growth, mitigating risk and service reliability are balanced with prudent investments and customer interests.
  • Develops and applies expertise in advanced asset management tools and processes
  • Identifies capital project needs and develops solutions which address operational, regulatory, financial, and health safety and environmental requirements.
  • Oversees complex technical projects, adhering to strict goals and deadlines monitoring   project   budgets, construction activity, investment return, and coordinates timing with operations.
  • Responsible for all project development and reporting throughout each project ensuring the success of projects, while remaining in line with time and budget parameters.
  • Obtains   proposals and makes recommendations on contracting,   Coordinates all daily activities and personnel for each project.
  • Ensures all necessary   paperwork, including invoices, for each project is processed in a timely manner in JDE keeping all necessary records for future regulatory review.
  • Notifies supervisor of any current or pending escalations relating to projects, or items that could impact the success of projects.
  • Coordinates and completes the work necessary to obtain approval on emergency projects.
  • Is part of the rate case and IRP teams assisting in putting together the dockets including testifying and/or assisting with others’ testimony on projects and/or other topics.
  • Constant, independent travel daily between worksites on Company time.


  • Assists in acquisition evaluations.
  • Attends project team status meetings and other team meetings as required.
  • Remains up to date on new and revised regulations which may impact the need for new infrastructure and the recovery of new infrastructure.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with communities served and serves as a liaison with vendors and regulators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains key relationships with the consulting engineering community.

Required:  MS  Word,  Excel,  Outlook, Explorer; ability  to  learn  internal software programs
Preferred: MS Project, PowerPoint and AutoCad


  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize a range of inputs, and develop solutions to complex utility infrastructure and service challenging considering technical, financial, and service factors
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of environmental and economic regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret soil and hydro-geological reports, technical drawings and maps.
  • Ability to prioritize to ensure that deadlines are met and work is completed in a timely fashion.
  • Ability  to  keep  accurate  records  and  prepare  and  submit accurate reports.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, including negotiating, decision-making, research and analysis, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide safe working conditions for fellow workers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with others at multiple organizational levels.
  • Ability to understand and implement a variety of the industry’s business concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to motivate others in the pursuit of Company goals.


Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or similar field or equivalent experience.
Preferred:  MS or MBA

Required:  Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
Preferred:  Water and/or wastewater state certifications, and state engineering license.

Requires a minimum of 10 years project management experience, preferably related to water and/or wastewater projects and design.

Moderate to heavy physical demands, including lifting 50 lbs., walking 2+ miles daily, climbing and mechanical repair.

Handheld/Cell Phone, PC and/or laptop, copy/ fax/scan machine, telephone and other general office equipment.  Operates a Company issued motor vehicle.

Typically within  the  region;  up  to  50%  for  training,  meetings,  project management, etc.

This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

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Lyon County Utilities is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Construction Inspector located in Dayton, Nevada.  This position performs a variety of skilled technical subdivision plan review and field inspection duties related to the County’s water, wastewater, cross connection program and storm drainage systems.


  • Related experience in plan review, inspection and oversight of pubic water and wastewater system construction and repair:
    • Methods, techniques, and safe approaches in the design, installation and repair of water, drainage and wastewater infrastructure systems.
    • Familiarity of NAC445A, NDEP Permit requirements and any applicable water, wastewater collection and storm drainage regulations that apply to Lyon County. (or similar neighboring State Codes)
    • Familiarity with Cross Connection Control, fire system operation and a strong working knowledge of OSHA requirements, compaction testing and documentation of construction projects.
    • Must have a strong working knowledge of how to work effectively with contractors, internal customers and the public.
  • Grade 1 or 2 State of Nevada Water Distribution Certification
  • CA/NV AWWA Backflow Tester Certification
  • Position requires a 30 minute response time to Dayton.  The work schedule is currently 4/10s Tuesday – Friday.

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Salary range (DOE):

Employee/Employer Paid PERS Retirement: $23.19 – $34.77/hour;


Employer Paid PERS Retirement: $20.23 – $30.35/hour


January 26, 2018



JOB TITLE:                 Construction Inspector                                  FLSA:      Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT:           Utilities                                                          GRADE:     T2  

REPORTS TO:            Construction Inspector Supervisor                DATE:     12/12/2017      


Under the direction of the Utilities Inspector Supervisor, participates in the planning, facilitates permitting and ordinances for water, wastewater and storm drainage utility systems; performs utility inspections for utility easements and Cross Connection & FOG programs; and provides technical support for utility operations.


This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Inspects new and existing residential and commercial construction, and/or properties for conformance to codes, regulations, plans, specifications and standards; schedules inspections.
  • Reviews plans, maps, specifications, pay requests, soils reports, materials testing laboratory reports, contracts and other documents to ensure conformance with federal, state, County and industry codes and regulations; notes changes required and follows up as necessary.
  • Confers with and provides information to developers, design professionals, property owners and others regarding code requirements and alternatives, and County policies and procedures; wherever possible, resolves complaints and problems.
  • Investigates complaints of existing buildings to determine appropriate usage, and if hazardous or life safety conditions exist.
  • Inspects safety aspects, such as trench safety and traffic control, of jobs in progress; works to assure that staff and contractors comply with applicable safety rules and regulations as listed in the County’s Comprehensive Safety Program.
  • Participates in public meetings; meets with potential developers and the general public; answers inquiries and assists with permitting and construction processes.
  • Assists with the cross-connection control, backflow device testing, FOG programs and Business License inspections.
  • Maintains logs of inspection performed; contributes data and information for various reporting prepares periodic and special reports as required; estimates progress payments due on contracts for public works projects. Maintains and updates as needed the Utilities Department Standard Specifications.
  • Serves as inspector-in-charge of a construction or repair project; including reviewing the work of consulting inspectors. May be required to issue stop work orders for safety related problems and may supervise a crew.
  • May perform or oversee and evaluate routine field testing of construction materials.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED; AND two (2) years of technical work experience which provided knowledge of building construction and plan review, construction industry experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Field Engineering and inspection practices and basic design criteria for construction projects.
  • Principles, practices of construction methods, materials, specifications and equipment.
  • Procedures for inspections, documenting inspections and correcting violations.
  • Principles and practices of plan review.
  • Applicable County and state laws, ordinances, regulations and codes and industry standards specifically NAC445A, the Uniform Plumbing Code and Industrial Pretreatment programs and inspections.
  • Engineering and Water/Wastewater mathematics.
  • Surveying principles and practices including the use of GPS survey equipment.
  • Materials and soils testing techniques and terminology and the ability to work closely with design consultants related to plan development and review.
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
  • Record keeping practices.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Techniques for techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

Skill in:

  • Performing skilled inspections of varied public works and related projects as well as supervising subordinate or contract employees.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings, plans, specifications and contracts.
  • Interpreting, explaining and enforcing a variety of codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Making complex, time sensitive field decisions related to projects, field engineering and various system repairs.
  • Exercising sound independent judgment and decision making within procedural guidelines.
  • Organizing, prioritizing and coordinating work activities and meeting deadlines.
  • Use of computer hardware and software related to activities.
  • Composing clear, accurate and concise logs, reports and correspondence.
  • Performing accurate mathematical calculations.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.


Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Nevada Class C Driver’s License.
  • CA/NV AWWA Backflow Tester certification.
  • Nevada Water Distribution Operator Grade I/II certificate.
  • Successful completion of a CA/NV AWWA Cross Connection Specialist.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strength and mobility to work in a typical field setting, including operating hand and power tools; stamina to navigate uneven terrain and construction site, including standing, walking, climbing and working in confined or awkward spaces; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone.

Work is subject to exposure to frequent travel, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, sewage, loud noise, heights exceeding 10 feet, dust and noxious odors.         

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.        _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________







Supervisor’s Title

Area Manager

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of a water/wastewater treatment facility. Responsible for maintaining plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Assists with training of other personnel and leading work crews. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and works cooperatively to provide quality seamless utility service. Works with AM and RM to ensure continuity of processes, goals and vision of UI.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment equipment, ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental protection limits.
  • Oversees the organization and delegation of team tasks.
  • Develops and maintains operational records and prepares reports in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Oversees sampling and testing systems, and the functionality of pumps, conveyors, blowers and other equipment.
  • Installs and repairs pumps, motors, valves and piping; diagnoses, repairs and clarifies aeration equipment, ion exchange bins, filtration equipment and other major apparatuses.
  • Monitors and samples well and groundwater upon entry to the system. Adjusts treatment levels when non-standard variances are detected. Samples water prior to exiting system.
  • Detects and reports atypical conditions, such as: identifying damaged, malfunctioning and tampered meters, detecting and reporting leaks, high/low consumption, exposed wiring and other safety hazards.
  • Cleans and maintains treatment plant, pumping stations and wells. Conducts ongoing repairs to equipment, or shuts down equipment for more extensive maintenance and repair, activating alternate equipment as needed. Requests services of outside maintenance vendor for major repairs and overhauls.
  • Activates pumps, valves and other processing equipment to move water through various treatment processes. Disposes of waste materials removed from water in line with Company procedures and government controls.
  • Implements emergency procedures in the event of overflow or spill of chemicals or unpurified water. Follows safety protocol and notifies local emergency responders.
  • Adds chemicals to water by predetermined formula. Maintains minimum inventory levels of these materials.
  • Reads and interprets meters and gauges on central control panel, or at individual machines or stages in the treatment process. Adjusts controls as needed. Retrieves computer reports on treatment process.
  • Prepares reports and maintains logs on meter readings, tests, chemical and equipment usage, and all other recordkeeping requirements; maintains various Company records and other reports as required by the state.
  • Back-washes filters and basins; handles chlorine in a safe, effective manner; assures proper working order of chlorine-related equipment.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and adherence to Company policies and standards.
  • Coordinates construction and excavation involved in system repairs; estimates required labor and materials; identifies equipment needed for all projects; orders necessary parts.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and reports safety concerns to Area Manager.
  • Trains personnel in the areas of laboratory analysis, operations and maintenance procedures, as well as compliance to Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures all operators are equipped with necessary tools, parts and safety equipment to work effectively.
  • Stays abreast of Federal, State and local regulations and environmental guidelines regarding water/wastewater treatment and distribution.
  • Constant, independent travel daily between worksites on Company time.
  • Must work On-Call in rotation as scheduled; responds to emergency situations as required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • May assist with training personnel on safety procedures.
  • Assists with overseeing and inspections of local construction projects.
  • Assists with the development of short and long term plans for operation of facilities, including contingency plans as well as plant and equipment removal/replacement.
  • Assists with the design and construction of extension and improvement projects.
  • Provides on-site customer communication.
  • Acts as liaison between the customers and customer service.
  • Responds to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless utility service.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Computer Skills

Required: MS Word, Excel; ability to learn internal software programs

Preferred: Outlook, Internet Explorer

Additional Skills

  • Ability to work independently and under limited supervision.
  • Demonstrates initiative to take on new tasks.
  • Ability to mentor and guide co-workers to increase skill level, morale and efficiency.
  • Ability to motivate others in pursuit of Company goals.
  • Ability to read meters, charts and gauges and accurately maintain records of plant operations.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written technical information and to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze data.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare and submit accurate reports.
  • Ability to perform mathematical equations to determine chemical doses required for flow rates and proper treatment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.


Required: HS Diploma or GED


Currently holds the minimum licensing in order to be responsible operator in charge per state regulation, or holds the minimum licensing to be classified as an Operator II with the ability to attain minimum licensing to be responsible operator in charge within 1 year of employment; must maintain a valid driver’s license.


Requires a minimum of 5 years progressive experience working in utility management or the utility industry. Requires knowledge and experience in the operations, maintenance and processes of water/wastewater treatment; knowledge of the controls, instrumentation and mechanical equipment in the utility industry; knowledge of standard practices, terminology and safety standards in the utility industry; thorough knowledge of local, state and Federal water/wastewater regulations; knowledge and experience with the materials and chemicals used in these treatment processes.

Physical Demands

Moderate to heavy physical demands, including lifting (75 lbs.), walking (10+ miles daily), climbing and mechanical repair.

Equipment Used

Handheld and/or Blackberry, laptop; water/wastewater facility equipment and machinery including pumps, aerators, chemical feed equipment, booster pumps, etc.; jack hammer and other construction equipment; operates and oversees the use of heavy equipment, including agricultural sludge spreaders; operates a Company issued motor vehicle.

Travel Required

Within service area.


May include weekend scheduling; on-call, emergency call duty and paid overtime may be required. Requires 24 hour responsiveness to various situations.

Additional Comments

This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

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