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Wastewater Systems Specialist

For The Vermont Rural Water Association

The Vermont Rural Water Association is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to public drinking water and wastewater systems across Vermont. The Wastewater Systems Specialist provides training and technical assistance to wastewater treatment facilities and pretreatment facilities. Technical assistance is offered onsite and remotely and will focus on troubleshooting operational problems and providing resources and advice. The training classes will provide wastewater operators with continuing education credits and will take place in-person and on Zoom.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide onsite and remote assistance to wastewater systems
  • Conduct training classes for wastewater operators
  • Collaborate with Vermont Rural Water’s other Wastewater Systems Specialist as necessary
  • Compile monthly progress reports
  • Adhere to program budget with assistance from Executive Director


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with water resource field
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated communications and teaching skills
  • Comfort with computers, internet, and Microsoft Excel
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a background check


Bonus Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in wastewater operations
  • Utility management experience


Anticipated Start: September 2022


Hours: This position is full-time (40 hours per week) with flexible scheduling and ability to set own hours.


Location: This position will primarily work from a home office with frequent on-site field work and occasional work at Vermont Rural Water’s office in Essex Junction, VT.


  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Health insurance, dental insurance, dental reimbursement, and vision coverage
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life insurance and disability insurance (short- and long-term)
  • Paid sick leave and vacation time
  • 11 paid holidays and 2 paid personal days per year



Jun 17, 2022
Jul 14, 2022
Essex Junction, VT
Commensurate with experience
View full job description at To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to by July 14, 2022