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Wastewater Engineer - Entry

Seattle, WA

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This position is open to all qualified WTD-TEA applicants only. Applicants from this recruitment may be considered for other vacancies as they occur.
Clean Water & Beyond     
Be part of the Utility of the Future
 The responsibilities of this classification include providing basic engineering designs, analysis and other functions for new construction projects or modifications/repairs to existing wastewater treatment facilities or assistance in reviewing complex design of large projects.  The Wastewater Engineer - Entry, under close supervision from licensed professional engineering staff, will provide basic engineering tasks as assigned and may also act as a technical advisor in the field for a variety of situations as requested, including on-going wastewater construction projects and routine or emergency maintenance of systems and equipment. 
Work is performed in an office environment along with a moderate amount of field visits throughout **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..
 This career service position is Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) exempt and is not overtime eligible. The regular workweek is full-time 40 hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links:
********Job Duties
The successful candidates will:
  Provide basic engineering designs and assist in complex wastewater engineering designs for new construction projects and repairs and modifications to existing facilities.  Participate in preliminary design meetings.  Perform feasibility studies.  Serve as the design engineer on less complex projects, under the supervision of technical staff. Plan and conduct engineering tests.  Analyze test results to determine suitability of new or existing equipment or systems. Respond to equipment/system failures (routine and emergency) where technical engineering assistance is necessary.  May interface with the work of maintenance staff to make necessary repairs. Update and maintain appropriate engineering records and files including, but not limited to, technical memorandum, drawings, specifications, instruction books, and cataloged. Assist in preparing wastewater project work plans, schedules, and budgets; assemble technical information for use by the project teams. Assist in reviews of consultant pre-design and final design documents. Validate economic analysis including technical assumptions and cost factors.  Assist in the procurement process for consultants, equipment and construction work. Assist in reviewing consultant design work to identify and resolve potential design coordination conflicts between disciplines; ensure that design standards and code requirements have been implemented. Participate in preliminary and final design review meetings on basic engineering tasks.  Assist in the review of construction cost estimates.  Evaluate bids. Provide technical assistance during construction including submittal review.
The successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:
Functional/Technical Skills
- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment

Problem Solving
- Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions, probes all fruitful sources for answers, can see hidden problems, is excellent at honest analysis, looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers

Time Management
 – Uses time effectively and efficiently, values time, concentrates efforts on the more important priorities, gets more done in less time than others, can attend to a broader range of activities.

The ideal candidate should have:
  Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related field. An Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate or BS plus four years of engineering work commensurate with an EIT. The training and/or experience should include a preponderance of wastewater experience. Good verbal and writing communication skills                     
Analytical abilities are needed in the examination of new, existing and future systems and designs, modification of existing facilities to fit future needs, coordination and implementation of projects with County staff and contractors, and in the development of designs to meet user requirements.
Interpersonal Skills
Daily contacts with various agency staff and occasional contact with outside consultants, equipment vendors and outside contractors. Must be effective working with a diverse group of people. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required in relating technical information to a variety of audiences.
Work Environment
Work is generally performed in an office environment with some field work as assigned.  Field work will be at construction sites and/or project work sites and will be based upon the duties assigned to the position.

For a full job description see:
****Wastewater Engineer - Entry

 A Valid Washington State Driver's License

**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. application, ****Resume Cover letter detailing qualifications for position
  Applicants meeting qualifications will be screened based upon the clarity, completeness, content, grammar and punctuation of their application materials.  Selection process may also include written and/or computer exams, panel interview, references and final interviews.

Some physical skill and effort is required during site visits.

This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA).

For more information regarding this recruitment, please ****
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll. Benefit eligible positions include -- Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisional and term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.
More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: ****County Paid Benefits
Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
Dental Plan
Vision Plan
Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Making Life Easier Program
Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.
10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.
Vacation with Pay:
Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment) Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
Sick Leave
is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
Military Leave
Family Medical Leave
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Medical Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Organ Donor Leave
Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
Voluntary Benefits
-- available at employee option and at employee expense
Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
Enhanced Long Term Disability -- reduce waiting period/increase monthly
Additional Life Insurance -- 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
Credit Union membership
Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement
This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., and every effort has been made to ensure its
accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs or official plan documents will prevail.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Administration Bldg.
500 4th Ave. Rm. 553
Seattle, Washington, 98104
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