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IRWA is hiring a Water Circuit Rider for the Northern Idaho ...

IRWA is hiring a Water Circuit Rider for the Northern Idaho ...

IRWA is hiring a Water Circuit Rider for the Northern Idaho Region Purpose of Position Protect the nation's multi-billion dollar investment in rural and small municipal drinking water systems by providing on-site technical assistance that assures cost-effective operations and adequate income for both operations and debt service within each state/jurisdiction. Specific Responsibilities Travels extensively throughout the state to offer on-site technical assistance to drinking water systems. Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, health and environmental issues. Provides the type of on-site assistance that offers "training" rather than "fixing". Attends National Rural Water Assoc. (NRWA) sponsored training programs. Responds to inquiries from drinking water systems, consumers, governmental agencies, and others regarding technical matters in a timely manner. Visits the appropriate USDA Rural Development Officials at least once per month. Accurately completes and submits the required reporting in a timely fashion. Other duties as requested. Employment Requirements: Multi-year employment required (5 years experience preferred) in working for, operating, maintaining or managing a rural / community water system. Technical knowledge of operating, maintaining, and managing a drinking water system. An understanding of basic budgeting and finance issues facing drinking water systems and program management. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with operation specialists, decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals. Ability to identify, locate and explain drinking water problems to field personnel and decision makers. Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to complete projects on time without daily supervision. Ability to prioritize requests to ensure those requests with serious health or economic problems are resolved first. Willingness to travel extensively. At least two trips out of state annually. Water distribution, water treatment, and back flow assembly licenses in good standing preferred. Employment Details The Water Circuit Rider is a full-time non- exempt position. Hours will be flexible from time to time but generally requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. The salary range is $43,000 to $48,500 annually, depending on experience and licensure. A generous benefit package includes health, life and disability insurance after one month of employment as well as vacation and sick days beginning immediately. Participation in the 401k plan is allowed after one year employment. Please review a full description from our webstie at: To apply for this position, please email your resume to: Idaho Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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