Education. High School diploma or general equivalency diploma and successful completion of fifty (50) credit training credits. Associate’s Degree from a two-year accredited water technology program in Water/Wastewater technology or related field is preferred but not required.
Experience. Four (4) years full-time experience working in wastewater systems. Experience can include a combination of laboratory work, utilities inspections, utilities operations, utilities maintenance, collection systems, and/or wastewater treatment plants.
Education/Experience substitution. Associates degree from a two-year accredited water technology program with at least one (1) year experience will be accepted.
Licenses/Certifications. Valid driver’s license and must maintain a satisfactory driving record. Current New Mexico Wastewater Level III certification required. A current New Mexico Water Level II certification is preferred.
Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Background Check and Driver’s License Check
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Must have knowledge of: Current wastewater systems and operating procedures; mathematical calculations associated with operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; Business English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
Must have the ability to: Analyze and evaluate information accurately and express ideas clearly when providing oral and written reports and recommendations; use initiative and judgment in working independently while recognizing matters, which require the awareness of the Utilities Director; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.