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Working with RWA

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) is seeking career minded people committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers, internal and external, and who can contribute to and excel in a team environment. The RWA looks for people who are talented and share our values:

Service: We provide prompt, courteous service to both our customers and our coworkers. We continually strive to make the customer experience better for all.
Teamwork: We build on each other’s strengths. Through efficiency and innovation, we work together, operating as a team, in a spirit of mutual trust and openness, to achieve success.
Accountability: We are responsible for our actions. We are honest and ethical. Integrity is at the heart of everything we do.
Respect: We treat with respect everyone with whom we come in contact while doing our jobs. We promote diversity and embrace individuality.
Safety: We are a safe workforce. Safety is owned by each and every employee. We all benefit when safety is part of our daily lives.

We invite you to consider open positions at the RWA. The Authority provides high quality water and services to almost 430,000 people in the greater New Haven area.

At the RWA, your total compensation is comprised of a base wage and additional benefits that add significant value to your compensation package.

Following is a representative list of benefits. 

Submitting A Resume

The Authority accepts resumes for current employment openings only.

If you find an open position for which you would like to apply, please submit your resume via e-mail by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ link in each position description.

You may also submit a resume via postal mail by sending it to the Attention of Employee Relations, Learning and Growth at Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511, or via fax at (203) 772-1406.

Job Openings

Water Treatment Team Lead Apply Now

The Regional Water Authority, winner of the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence, is seeking a certified CT Class IV Water Treatment Operator as Water Treatment Team Lead to supervise the operation and maintenance of assigned water treatment plants to maintain water quality standards in accordance with regulations and RWA policies.

The successful candidate will:  supervise Water Treatment Operators; provide daily operation of assigned water treatment facilities; schedule various maintenance activities at each facility using computerized maintenance programs; perform laboratory testing to assure compliance with standards and routine process control; compile data on plant operation; coordinate plant activities and operations to meet the needs of the distribution system demand; review all system operating processes and associated equipment; perform adjustments as required; respond to alarms and malfunctions, take corrective action, as required (availability is required 24 hours per day when on-call, including weekends and holidays); implement and monitor safety programs, ensuring that employees utilize all OSHA and RWA safety and health rules and develop and update job safety analysis related to water treatment; provide daily verbal or written updates to the Chief Water Treatment Operator on the operation and maintenance of assigned water treatment facilities; and other duties necessary to accomplish the mission, vision and values of the organization.

Key competencies for this position include:  high school diploma or equivalent; must have a CTDPH Class IV Water Treatment OIT Certification at a minimum; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to problem solve in a team setting; experience with DAF a plus.  Applicants must live within a 45 mile radius of New Haven to have the ability to respond to emergency calls.

We are seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume, along with salary requirements by July 29, 2018 to:

Employee Relations, Learning and Growth
REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
hr@rwater.com

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Water Treatment Operator Apply Now

The Regional Water Authority is looking for an experienced Water Treatment Operator. The successful candidate will perform the duties required for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of treatment facilities as assigned by the Team Lead. Examples of duties include (but not limited to): preventive and corrective maintenance to plant equipment, mixing of chemical solutions, lab analysis, operation of automated control systems, and general plant cleaning.

Applicant must be able to speak, read and write English, possess excellent mathematical and computer skills and be in good physical condition; must be mechanically inclined and will be required to take qualifying tests.  Applicant must have a CTDPH Class IV WTP Operators Certificate or a Class IV Operator in Training Certificate, and must have a valid Connecticut driver's license; experience with DAF a plus.   Applicant must be able to wear a respirator. This is a bargaining unit position. Hourly pay range: $35.89/36.59/37.67.

We are seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, by July 29, 2018 to:

REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Attn:  Employee Relations
hr@rwater.com

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Laboratory Analyst Apply Now

The Regional Water Authority is seeking a Laboratory Analyst to work in a fast paced production drinking water laboratory. Job responsibilities include performing solid phase extractions according to EPA approved drinking water procedures. Additional responsibilities include writing standard operating procedures, maintaining logbooks and documenting quality controls.

Our organization is looking for a motivated individual who is comfortable in a laboratory setting, has the ability to work independently, can schedule work flow to meet critical deadline commitments and has knowledge of general laboratory procedures.  Candidates should be detail oriented and possess excellent multi-tasking skills.  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Chemistry or related field is required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  This is a full-time, first shift, Monday-Friday position.

We are seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume, along with salary requirements by July 25, 2018 to:

Employee Relations, Learning and Growth
REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

hr@rwater.com

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Courier Apply Now

The Regional Water Authority is seeking two Couriers for its laboratory. The Courier will drive to client locations and retrieve water samples, making certain that what is stated on the chain of custody, matches the samples submitted; log the samples retrieved into the laboratory information management system (LIMS); receive samples that are brought to the laboratory and enter into the LIMS; document any deviation at the time of receipt and contact either the laboratory manager or quality control officer; actively support and comply with laboratory policies and procedures; maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and sanitary condition; adhere to all established laboratory safety requirements; perform other job-related/miscellaneous duties as assigned by appropriate laboratory staff.

Key competencies for this position include:  a clean driving record; interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients; communication skills necessary to handle inquiries from clients; intermediate knowledge of computer operations; strong attention to detail; the ability to work well under pressure and in high stress situations; good verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to lift 40 pounds.  An Associate’s Degree in the science field is preferred. 

We are seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume by July 25, 2018 to:

Employee Relations, Learning and Growth
REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

hr@rwater.com

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Chemist Apply Now

The Regional Water Authority is seeking a Chemist to work in a fast paced production drinking water laboratory. Job responsibilities include conducting a wide variety of analyses in accordance with EPA protocols to determine compliance of the drinking water with State and Federal regulations; provide accurate and prompt results for all chemical analysis; troubleshooting and maintaining existing analytical methods; providing training for new staff; working with the Laboratory Manager on the development and/or implementation of new analytical methods and instrumentation in response to RWA needs; maintaining documentation of all quality control analyses on various software programs and writing and reviewing standard operating procedures.

Our organization is looking for a motivated individual who is comfortable in a laboratory setting, has the ability to work independently, can schedule work flow to meet critical deadline commitments and has knowledge of general laboratory procedures.  Candidates should be detail oriented and possess excellent multi-tasking skills and should be skilled in operating, calibrating, and maintaining a variety of manual and automated laboratory instruments.  The candidate must have GC and GC/MS experience.  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field is required.  This is a full-time, first shift, Monday-Friday position.

We are seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume, along with salary requirements by July 25, 2018 to:

Employee Relations, Learning and Growth
REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

hr@rwater.com

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Part-Time Sample Collector Apply Now

The Regional Water Authority is seeking a Part-Time Sample Collector for its laboratory. The Sample Collector will drive to client locations, collect water samples as directed, and document collection information and anomalies on the chain of custody. The samples will then be returned to the laboratory and the information will be entered into the laboratory information management system (LIMS). Any issues that arise are to be brought to the attention of the laboratory manager. The candidate will actively support and comply with laboratory policies and procedures; maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and sanitary condition; adhere to all established laboratory safety requirements; perform other job-related/miscellaneous duties as assigned by appropriate laboratory staff.

Key competencies for this position include:  a valid CT driver’s license with a clean driving record; interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients; communication skills necessary to handle inquiries from clients; intermediate knowledge of computer operations; strong attention to detail; the ability to work well under pressure and in high stress situations; and the ability to lift 40 pounds.  An Associate’s Degree in the science field is preferred.  Position is approximately 25 hours a week.

We are seeking candidates that reflect our STARS Values:  Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume by July 26, 2018 to:

Employee Relations, Learning and Growth
REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

hr@rwater.com

AA/EO Employer
M/F/H/v

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