Employment

Water Quality Management Staff

The Development Authority of the North Country is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write:  USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).  To download an application for employment please click here.

Water Quality Supervisor

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) seeks applicants for a Water Quality Supervisor. DANC is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the mid-1980s. Since its establishment, DANC has constructed regional water and sewer utilities, a solid waste management facility, and an open access telecommunication network. In addition to owning/operating these facilities, DANC administers housing and economic development programs and provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. DANC is seeking a Water Quality Supervisor to provide management services of wastewater treatment facilities in Jefferson County. Duties will include: establishing written standard operating procedures; assisting with the direction of day-to-day operations including the assignment of work, ordering of parts and supplies; scheduling of maintenance; monitoring operations, assessing problems, diagnosing failures; developing spreadsheets to monitor plant performance; making process adjustments to keep facilities within permit limits and optimize operations; implementing safety programs in accordance with regulatory requirements; managing industrial pretreatment programs; implementing and maintaining a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to electronically track preventative maintenance and repair work orders; developing and updating capital plans and asset management plans; capital project implementation; preparing monthly reports and graphs to communicate to customers about plant performance/status of projects; completing periodic regulatory reports and permit renewals; coordination with engineers and customers to resolve problems; work may require irregular hours including attendance at evening board meetings and response during emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field, and supervisory experience in municipal wastewater and water facilities. Candidates that have completed an Associate’s degree with exceptional experience will be considered. Advanced skills and technical knowledge of wastewater treatment attained by specialized courses and on-the-job training are required. Grade IIIA Wastewater certification issued by the State of New York is required. Minimum of five years directly related experience in wastewater treatment/operations is required, and at least two years in a supervisory role is recommended. Strong technical, supervisory, and written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency in MS Office applications required; prior experience with a CMMS beneficial.

The Development Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurances; and tuition reimbursement. Please submit cover letter, resume, application for employment, with the names of three professional references, and salary requirement to hr@danc.org. Employment applications are available for download at www.danc.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Recycling Specialist

The Development Authority of the North Country (the Authority) is seeking a full-time Recycling Specialist to assist with the Authority’s waste diversion goals through waste reduction and recycling practices.

An Associate’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies or a closely related field is required. Experience and familiarity with solid waste and recycling practices and regulations is desirable. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Familiarity of the tri-county region is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and effective use of various social media tools, are required. The successful candidate must be able to exercise good judgment and professionalism. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Computer programs is required.

Applicants must have a clean NYS driver license, as travel throughout the tri-county region is necessary. This position may also require some weekend or evening commitments.

The Recycling Specialist will support the objectives of the Local Materials Management Plan (LMMP) and waste diversion initiatives working with municipalities, organizations, schools, and businesses to develop, implement or improve their solid waste and recycling programs. The Recycling Specialist will be required to meet with administrators, managers, owners or other high level employees from these establishments to accomplish this through meetings, presentations, public speaking events or hands-on demonstrations. The Recycling Specialist will perform data collection and processing related to recycling and waste diversion activities, household hazardous waste collections and public events as approved by the Authority.

The Authority provides well-maintained facilities, equipment and an excellent work environment. The Authority also offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; medical, dental and vision insurances; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

To be considered for this position, please submit resume and complete application to Amy Austin, Human Resources Director, Development Authority of the North Country, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Suite 414, Watertown, NY 13601 or submit electronically to hr@danc.org.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Authority’s web site, www.danc.org. This position will remain open until filled. The Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Customer Service Assistant

The Development Authority of the North Country (the Authority) is seeking a full-time Customer Service Assistant to assist with the Authority’s operations at the Materials Management Facility (MMF) in Rodman, NY.

A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required. Experience and familiarity with customer service duties, as well as some working knowledge of accounting and business management practices, preferably related to solid waste management, is desirable. Familiarity of the tri-county region is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

The successful candidate must be able to exercise good judgment and professionalism. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Computer programs is required.

Applicants must have a clean NYS driver license.

The Customer Service Assistant is responsible for a wide range of administrative and management support tasks including, but not limited to, all phases of the MMF's accounts receivables, processing of payables, customer relations, implementing the MMF permit program and performing scale house operations. The Customer Service Assistant will assist with processing new customer credit applications and field customer inquiries regarding waste disposal policies and procedures. The Customer Service Assistant will coordinate and communicate with operations and maintenance personnel, as necessary.

The Authority provides well-maintained facilities, equipment and an excellent work environment. The starting hourly rate for this position is $15.18 per hour. The Authority also offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; medical, dental and vision insurances; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

To be considered for this position, please submit resume and complete application to Amy Austin, Human Resources Director, Development Authority of the North Country, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Suite 414, Watertown, NY 13601 or submit electronically to hr@danc.org.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Authority’s web site, www.danc.org. This position will remain open until filled. The Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People are the Key to our Success

The Development Authority employs 54 people from across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties that work to improve the quality of life in the communities that they live in.

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