The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time Wastewater Operator or Operator Trainee for the Wythe County Water and Wastewater Department. 

Job functions include operation and maintenance of the wastewater systems, which service nearly four thousand residential and commercial customers.  Job duties include but are not limited to: operation of wells, pump stations, and wastewater treatment facilities; performing the necessary field and laboratory tests to ensure compliance with State regulations; maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. 

The Operator Trainee will be required to obtain the necessary water and wastewater licenses as a condition of employment within a specified time period.  Job hours include weekends and holidays as directed. 

Applicants who possess or are in the process of obtaining Associates in Applied Science Degree in the field of Environmental Science, Water/Wastewater Specialization, or Chemical/Biological sciences preferred.  Applicant should possess strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, computer skills, mechanical and electrical skills, be self-motivated and possess a team player attitude.  The candidate shall have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Applicants must possess at a minimum a High School diploma, GED or Vocational school graduate education.  The applicant must have a valid motor vehicles operator’s license. 

Applications may be obtained at THIS LINK or from the Wythe County Water/Wastewater Department, County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Please submit application to the attention of Martha Collins, County Administration Office, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. 

The salary range is dependent on qualifications and includes paid County benefits such as health/dental insurance, life insurance, retirement, annual/sick leave accumulation, etc.

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for part-time Telecommunicators for the Emergency Operations Center. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Field and prioritize emergency and non-emergency calls for service from the public for police, fire and rescue, prioritize and dispatch those calls accordingly via radio, computer or paging system. Operate multiple computer programs simultaneously at fast-paced computer-aided dispatch console, and entry of data and inquiries into VCIN/NCIC/DMV via data terminal.   

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School diploma or a minimum of two-year’s experience preferred. An entry level skills test will be required before interview. Must be skilled in data entry, keyboarding and multitasking. Certification for VCIN/NCIC recommended but not required at time of hire, but must be obtained within six months of hire date. State certification must be obtained within first 24 months of employment. Must be proficient in English (oral and written), secondary language knowledge is a plus.  Potential hire may be required to pass a hearing test.  Must be willing to work any shift with no exceptions to include nights, weekends and holidays. Drug Screen and extensive background check required.

A county application may be obtained at www.wytheco.org.  Please submit resume and application to Mrs. Martha Collins, Administrative Assistant, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

For specific inquiries regarding these positions, please contact Darlene Lang at (276)223-4533.

The New River Regional Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time:

Water Operator Class II, I

Salary Range: $34,409 - $57,615

Description: Operator will perform semi-skilled and skilled technical work in the operation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the New River Regional Water Authority Water Treatment Plant.

Requirements: High school diploma/GED, basic math and computer skills, and valid motor vehicle operator’s license to drive between NRRWA owned locations. Post-secondary education or degree in physical, biological, environmental, or chemical science, and a current Virginia Waterworks Operator Class II-I is preferred. Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb ladders as needed. Candidate must possess a Virginia Waterworks Class II Operator license. Candidate must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently. Strong work ethic and teamwork is required. Various shift work to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Public health and safety must be a priority.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave and Virginia Retirement System

Applications may be obtained from the Wythe County Administration Building at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 or online at www.wytheco.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. A background check and drug testing will be conducted on the selected candidate.