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Job Announcements

PVWC is currently hiring for the following positions:

System Overview: The Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is one of the largest and oldest water agencies in the Northeast. They are a public drinking water supplier owned by the cities of Paterson, Clifton, and Passaic. Their 225 employees supply water to nearly 800,000 people with demand averaging approximately 80 million gallons per day to the municipalities of Paterson, Passaic, Clifton, Prospect Park, Lodi, and North Arlington, and 22 wholesale customers.

PVWC owns and operates the Alan C. Levine Little Falls Water Treatment Plant, which underwent an extensive upgrade in 2001 to use ozone technology for treatment. It was the largest drinking water treatment plant in the world employing this technology, and it remains a model for treatment operators from around the world to emulate. Their process is tuned for optimum treatment of the nature of their water supply to remove particulate matter, pathogenic bacteria, and organic contaminants.

PVWC has approximately 65,000 service connections. Their system also includes over 650 miles of mains ranging in size from 4 to 51 inches in diameter, 3,000 fire hydrants, a complete meter repair, and testing department, two maintenance yards and warehouses, and a corporate office. They operate three finished water reservoirs with a combined storage capacity of 250 MG, and they are evaluating adding an additional 75 MG. PVWC has removed more than 34,800 utility-owned lead service lines since the 1980s, and their Lead Service Line Replacement program offers replacement solutions for customer-owned service lines.

PVWC is dedicated to the communities it serves. They know how important it is to provide their customers with high-quality drinking water, reliability, and service. They have been serving the citizens of Northeast New Jersey since 1849 and will continue to in the years to come.

Opportunity: The primary responsibility of the Director, Communications and Intergovernmental Coordination is to build trust and enhance PVWC communications and relationships with employees, customers, community groups, elected officials and governmental agencies to advance PVWC’s brand as a modern water utility staffed by a team of highly skilled professionals. This hands-on leader will develop and mentor a cohesive team of communications professionals that proactively work with internal staff, the public, the media, political leaders and government organizations to inform and educate people about the scope and value of the services that PVWC provides its customers. As a key collaborator, the Director will consult senior-level stakeholders across the entire Director, Communications and Intergovernmental Coordination organization to compile a library of key contacts, press and social media content, presentations, and other communications tools such as internal newsletters, external mailings, videos, and public service announcements. As a trusted facilitator, the Director will develop and execute an overall communications and intergovernmental coordination plan that connects PVWC and the communities it serves.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, psychology or advertising is preferred.

NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the above educational requirements may substitute additional experience as indicated below on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester credit hours being equal to one (1) year of experience. Must also submit two (2) writing samples, an article that was recently published and a press release.

Experience: Six (6) years of experience in work involving the dissemination of information in the field of news media, public relations, publicity and/or advertising. At least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity within public relations is preferred.

Submit resume and cover letter to: careers@pvwc.com

Please include Director, Communications and Intergovernmental on the subject line.

Printable Flyer

System Overview: The Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is
one of the largest and oldest water agencies in the Northeast. They
are a public drinking water supplier owned by the cities of Paterson,
Clifton, and Passaic. Their 225 employees supply water to nearly
800,000 people with demand averaging approximately 80 million
gallons per day to the municipalities of Paterson, Passaic, Clifton,
Prospect Park, Lodi, and North Arlington, and 22 wholesale
customers.


PVWC owns and operates the Alan C. Levine Little Falls Water
Treatment Plant, which underwent an extensive upgrade in 2001 to
use ozone technology for treatment. It was the largest drinking
water treatment plant in the world employing this technology, and
it remains a model for treatment operators from around the world
to emulate. Their process is tuned for optimum treatment of the
nature of their water supply to remove particulate matter,
pathogenic bacteria, and organic contaminants.


PVWC has approximately 65,000 service connections. Their system
also includes over 650 miles of mains ranging in size from 4 to 51
inches in diameter, 3,000 fire hydrants, a complete meter repair,
and testing department, two maintenance yards and warehouses,
and a corporate office. They operate three finished water reservoirs
with a combined storage capacity of 250 MG, and they are
evaluating adding an additional 75 MG. PVWC has removed more
than 34,800 utility-owned lead service lines since the 1980s, and
their Lead Service Line Replacement program offers replacement
solutions for customer-owned service lines.


PVWC is dedicated to the communities it serves. They know how
important it is to provide their customers with high-quality drinking
water, reliability, and service. They have been serving the citizens of
Northeast New Jersey since 1849 and will continue to in the years
to come.


Opportunity:
The primary responsibility of the General Supervisor Water is to
supervise and coordinate operations and activities related to water
distribution utilizing computer operating systems and other
technologies within PVWC. Create, maintain and enforce SOP’s.
Work collaboratively with Finance, Purchasing and Engineering
Teams. Experience in Performance and Workload Management.
Build trust and enhance PVWC relationships with employees,
customers and elected officials. Maintain exceptional Inventory
and Contract Management Adherence. This hands-on leader will
develop and mentor a cohesive team of distribution professionals
that proactively work with internal staff and public political leaders
to inform and educate about the scope and value of the services
that PVWC provides its customers.

Knowledge of proper procedures for opening and closing
streets in safe manner. Ability to create and provide clear,
sound, accurate and informative reports.


Education:
Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree.
Must possess an active W3 License and obtain a W4 within a year
from date of hire.


NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the above educational
requirements may substitute additional experience as indicated
below on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester credit
hours being equal to one (1) year of experience.


Experience:
Six (6) years of experience in the installation, repair, maintenance
and installation of water mains, pipes, valves, hydrants, meters
and other water distribution systems. Prior experience with Work
Order Systems and GIS desirable. At least three (3) years in a
supervisory capacity within Water Distribution is preferred.

Submit resume and cover letter to: careers@pvwc.com
Please include General Supervisor Water in the subject line.

Printable Flyer

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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