EPA Wastewater Specialist

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Rural Water Association of Utah
EPA Wastewater Specialist
To be Discussed
Upon Hire
Location | Remote
About Us

The Rural Water Association of Utah (RWAU) is a nonprofit training and technical assistance organization for the Water and Wastewater industry in the State of Utah. Our membership represents 95% of the state’s water and wastewater systems and we are Utah’s representative to the National Rural Water Association, the nation’s largest utility association.

RWAU is dedicated to promoting the success of rural water and wastewater systems throughout the state. We provide ongoing training and resources to our members to continually improve the industry. Today, our organization continues to grow as we remain committed to providing the most relevant resources possible to our membership.

Job Description

The role of the part time EPA Wastewater Specialist is to provide training and technical assistance to Tribal communities in Utah with insufficient wastewater capacity. This position will assist them to achieve and maintain compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA) and NPDES regulations.

Candidate will implement a defined collaborative planning process with appropriate regulatory authorities for each State, tribe and U.S. territory and provide training and technical assistance on small WW Lagoons in tribal communities. Candidate will manage and document the performance of the program.  Candidate must have the ability to work with a team and independently, strong communication skills, computer proficiency, a clean driving record, and the ability to pass a background check.

Roles and Responsibilities1
  • Assess needs and help tribal wastewater systems remotely and on site in helping them to meet their wastewater needs
    • Meet the required hours of technical and training assistance and follow program procedures provided by contract provider
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on current requirements specified by state agencies regarding wastewater compliance, funding, and assistance programs
  • Collaborate with RWAU staff regarding training schedule and events
  • Accurately complete and submit required reporting documentation
  • Attend NRWA in-service and Water Pro conferences and all in-state association events and meetings as determined by RWAU
  • Teach at RWAU classes and events as asked
Job Qualifications & Requirements:

Education, Skills & Abilities:

  • Wastewater system operations: 5 years (preferred)
  • Utah Wastewater Operator Certification (preferred)
  • Utah Driver's License (Required)
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with utilities, operators/owners, and state agencies

 Travel Requirements:

  • Travel to onsite training, events, staff meetings, and to fulfill EPA grant duties throughout the state of Utah
  • Work from home on days not traveling
  • Travel within the state for RWAU events as required
  • Travel for out-of-state conferences with NRWA (2 times per year)
Part-Time Benefits
  • Salary (To be discussed)

  • Cell Phone Allowance

  • Laptop provided 

How/Where to Apply

Interested applicants please send resume to: srasmussen@rwau.net  Bottom of Form

  1. Does not include all roles and responsibilities