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Job Announcements

PVWC is currently hiring for the following positions:

PVWC Background:

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has earned a reputation for providing high-quality drinking water to over 750,000 people in over 45 communities. PVWC is a public agency owned by Passaic, Paterson, Clifton and governed by 7 board of Commissioners.  The Little Falls Treatment Plant’s main source of water is the Passaic and Pompton Rivers.  PVWC distribute water up 75mgd.

We are offering an excellent opportunity for you be part of a community centered organization by joining our Finance Team – well known for providing the community we serve with exceptional quality water.

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the position of Senior Accountant.   Some essentials duties are listed below.

Essential Duties

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories, principles, methods, practices, and equipment.
  • Techniques commonly used in analyzing, correcting, and maintaining accounts.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation and maintenance of accounts and their application to specific situations.
  • Ability to analyze accounting problems, organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.
  • Ensure that prescribed accounting procedures are followed.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to those charged with keeping financial records.
  • Apply established accounting methods, procedures, interpretation, and facts.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Examples of Work:

  • Oversee the cash flow and cash requirements for PVWC.
  • Assist staff with daily accounting functions as needed.
  • Verify the accuracy of ledger entries for wire transfers from Revenue and Operating Accounts to cover disbursements.
  • Perform various monthly checks on cash reports to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial data.
  • Assist with month-end process of verifying and adjusting cash ledger account balances.
  • Review Monthly Bank Reconciliations prepared by Accounting staff and assist with researching differences.
  • Book Monthly Journal Entries for all the Bond Account Activity.
  • Responsible for preparing highly detailed Monthly Bank Reconciliations for the Bond Investment Accounts.
  • Responsible for the accounting of the Debt Service Loan Payments.
  • Independently research and resolve the more complex Ledger discrepancies.
  • Supervise the bookkeeping of the Escrow Project Accounts.
  • Responsible for the bookkeeping of City Note Investments held within the Bond Accounts.
  • Responsible to calculate and book Accruals as of 12/31 for any outstanding city notes.
  • Serve as liaison to PVWC’s external auditors on the yearly audits.
  • Assist staff with closing year-end Petty Cash balances.
  • Serve as the lead person with regard to any changes and demands related to PVWC’s customers’ Credit Card & Electronic Check payments.
  • Identify and recommend operational efficiencies for the Unit.
  • Train summer Accounting Interns and Finance Staff on accounting procedures and systems.
  • Interact effectively and work well with different Departments, external auditors, bank contacts, account managers for PVWC’s interface payment systems, and different city personnel.
  • Assist Customer Service and the Billing Dept. with the more complex questions on customer’s payment inquiries.
  • Assist CFO and Assistant CFO on special projects and ad hoc requests

Minimum qualifications:

  • One (1) year of professional accounting or auditing experience.
  • A valid driver’s license is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by twenty-one (21) semester hour credits on professional accounting subjects.
  • Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Municipal
  • Accountant or Certified Public Accountant issued by the New Jersey State Board of Certified Public Accountants or as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services may be substituted for the above educational requirement. This position requires knowledge and experience of regulations related to municipal water treatment systems.
  • Applicants who have satisfactorily completed (21) semester hours credits in professional accounting courses at an accredited college or a university may substitute accounting experience involving the operation and maintenance of large-scale systems of accounts for the remainder of the above educational requirement on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one year of experience.

PVWC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life and long-term disability coverage and retirement plans including enrollment into NJ’s public employees’ retirement system (PERS).

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are requested to send their resume to careers@pvwc.com

PVWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law.

PVWC Background:

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has earned a reputation for providing high-quality drinking water to over 750,000 people in over 45 communities. PVWC is a public agency owned by Passaic, Paterson, Clifton and governed by 7 board of Commissioners.  The Little Falls Treatment Plant’s main source of water is the Passaic and Pompton Rivers.  PVWC distribute water up 75mgd.

We are offering an excellent opportunity for you be part of a community centered organization by joining our Operations team – well known for providing the community we serve with exceptional quality water.

The Water Treatment Operator has the responsibility for the health and well being of the community. The Operator’s main job is to produce safe and pleasant drinking water.  Operators monitor each system through SCADA controls and visit each site regularly to assure they are working properly.  Some essentials duties are listed below.

Essential Duties

  • Addition of coagulants for organic removal.
  • Chlorine / Ozone used for disinfection to destroy disease causing organisms.
  • Monitor operating conditions, pumps, meters, and gauges.
  • Grab sampling to assure analyzers used to monitor the plant processes are accurate.
  • Collect and test water samples for State reporting. Record and document operational data.
  • Inspect, clean and maintain equipment on a regular basis;
  • Monitor filter beds (backwashing) as needed.
  • Monitor chemical tanks for inventory control.
  • Follow EPA regulations and ensure safety standards are met.
  • Little Falls Water Treatment Plant is a 24/7 operation so shift work is required.

Minimum qualifications:

  • HS diploma supplemented with a New Jersey Water Treatment Operator Level 1 (T-1) certification or higher.
  • Qualified candidates without a T-1 license must complete a one-year Operator class and obtain a T-1 license within 1.5yrs.
  • Have an aptitude for computers (SCADA systems).
  • A valid driver’s license is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A college degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematical field, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.
  • This position requires knowledge and experience of regulations related to municipal water treatment systems.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Water Treatment Operation Level 2 or higher, and a commitment to improving knowledge and skills in water treatment plant production.

Salary range:  Depending on credentials ($40,000 to $60,000 to start)

Closing Date: Open until filled

PVWC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life and long-term disability coverage and retirement plans including enrollment into NJ’s public employees’ retirement system (PERS).

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are requested to send their resume to careers@pvwc.com

PVWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law.

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Main Office:
Passaic Valley Water Commission
1525 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

Telephone: 973-340-4300
Fax: 973-340-5598

Emergency:
By calling Customer Service 973-340-4300 at any time, day or night, Passaic Valley Water Commission will respond to water emergency situations for you.

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