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.

Technician/Operator

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Development Authority of the North Country is accepting applications for a position in their Water Quality Division. The Authority provides water and wastewater operation services to communities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. Position is responsible for performance of work related to operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems, conducting water and wastewater sampling, analysis and interpretation of results.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess high school diploma and valid NYS Driver License, be in good physical condition, able to lift 50 lbs., and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Knowledge of water and wastewater processes, piping and electrical systems preferred. Be mechanically inclined and able to read system drawings, and have basic computer skills. Current certification for NYSDOH 2A Water Operator AND NYSDEC 2A Wastewater Operator is a plus.

The Development Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurances; and tuition reimbursement.

Applications forms can be downloaded from the link near the top of this webpage. Please submit resume and completed application to Amy Austin, Human Resources Director, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Suite 414, Watertown, NY 13601, or electronically to hr@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.

Project Engineer

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) seeks applicants for a Project Engineer in the Authority’s Water Quality Division. The Authority is seeking a Project Engineer to develop, oversee, and administer construction projects within the Authority’s Water Quality Division. Other duties will include oversight of Water Quality facility maintenance and capital improvement programs, safety and environmental compliance initiatives, capital planning, proposal and contract document writing. This position will be located in Watertown, New York. Frequent day-travel within the Authority’s service area will be required as well as periodic attendance at evening customer meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and municipal water/wastewater design/field experience. Knowledge of environmental and safety regulations; computer proficiency; and strong technical writing and verbal communication skills are required. The successful candidate must also be able to manage, adjust, and prioritize varied workload based on such factors as work objectives, schedule, and customer needs, and be able to make sound judgments based on analysis and data while working with a variety of internal and external customers. Some working knowledge of CAD, and water and wastewater operations is beneficial.

The Development Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurances; and tuition reimbursement.

Application forms can be downloaded from the link near the top of this webpage. Please submit resume and completed application to Amy Austin, Human Resources Director, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Suite 414, Watertown, NY 13601, or electronically to hr@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.

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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