Water Resource Infrastructural Technician

Choctaw Nation
Durant, OK, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Description

This position will start at $24/hr

Job Summary: The Infrastructural Technician focuses on drinking water infrastructure and related water resource aspects including, water quality data analysis, water and wastewater treatment processes, techniques, and methodologies, water distribution engineering and design, and funding opportunities to provide cleaner, safer, and cheaper drinking water. The Infrastructural Technician will work closely with all water and wastewater treatment facilities in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to develop an intricate understanding of current and future demand, infrastructure, and inefficiencies that need to be addressed via technical experience, funding opportunity identification/guidance, and infrastructural planning and management.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with water and wastewater treatment facilities, staff, and upper management; conduct assessments of those facilities to identify bottlenecks, design flaws, required/needed upgrades, inefficiencies, and potential improvements; identify programs, funding opportunities, and other resources to increase the safety of the facilities’ products, provide upgrades, resiliency, redundancy, and efficiencies.
  2. Develop an assessment-reporting document to evaluate facilities equally and fairly to identify priority issues, environmental and human harm, and requests for assistance.
  3. Work cooperatively with internal tribal departments to coordinate efforts, as well as state and federal agencies for potential funding mechanisms.
  4. Gather drinking water and wastewater discharge water quality data for use as potential indicator of facility issues, inefficiencies, and internal department analysis.
  5. Establish point of contact at each water and wastewater treatment facility and field infrastructural questions, concerns, and funding requests.
  6. Attend/participate in networking and conference opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding of infrastructural issues and to identify potential funding.
  7. Provide insight on potential water and wastewater issues, upgrades, technical methodologies, and technological advancements in the industry.
  8. Develop reports, technical comments, and interpret engineering reports for infrastructure related projects for communities and the Choctaw Nation.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering based degree
  • Basic Water Treatment Operator Certification
  • Possesses current knowledge of technical advancements in water and wastewater treatment processes, methodologies, and engineering designs.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience
  • Work with little or no supervision
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, engineering protocols, scientific/engineering instrumentation, water chemistry analysis, and process analysis.
  • Adaptability, detailed-orientated, self-motivated, and personable
  • Two (2) years of experience developing assessment metrics, conducting inspections, interpreting basic engineering reports, public speaking experience, technical writing, and reporting
  • Three (3) years of experience in water resource infrastructure; developing assessment metrics, conducting inspections, and interpreting engineering reports.

TARGET

  • Master of Science or Engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Experience with engineering protocols, scientific/engineering instrumentation, water chemistry analysis, and process analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite experience
  • Work with little or no supervision
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, engineering protocols, scientific/engineering instrumentation, water chemistry analysis, and process analysis.
  • Highly adaptable, detailed-orientated, self-motivated, and personable
  • More than two (2) years’ experience with public speaking, technical writing, and reporting
  • Five (5) years of experience in water resource infrastructure; developing assessment metrics, conducting inspections, and interpreting engineering reports.