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WWBOEE Vacancy Announcement

Thursday, August 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Seats Representing: Physical/Chemical and
Other Applicable Certifications (can include Biological, Collections, or P/C)

The North Carolina American Water Works Association – Water Environment Association (NC AWWA–WEA) has long recognized that proficient wastewater operators are critically linked to the preservation and enhancement of North Carolina’s natural environment. The wastewater operator certification process is one means of assuring wastewater operator proficiency, a process which is currently administered by the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC). Making the connection between these two related concepts, the NC AWWA–WEA created the Wastewater Board of Education and Examiners (WWBOEE) to promote and engage in programs to assist in assuring that North Carolina’s wastewater operators meet the highest standards of proficiency within the profession by offering to assist, support, and serve as a resource to the WPCSOCC in various tasks involving wastewater operator certification.

Areas of potential involvement where NC AWWA–WEA has chartered/authorized its WWBOEE to support and assist the WPCSOCC include certification course curricula, content, and references; development and maintenance of the Needs To Know Manuals; test question assistance; certification course instructor guidance; certification course validation and audits; assisting with examination application processing; examination review and evaluation for training or curricula deficiencies; examination proctoring; and appeals.

The WWBOEE is composed of 10 – 15 members appointed to three year terms by the NC AWWA–WEA Chair. At least two members each shall represent each of the following system sizes and types: (a) less than 20,000 population, (b) Physical/Chemical Grade II, (c) Biological Grade IV, and (d) Collections Grade IV. The WPCSOCC may request additional members if needed, and future interaction with the laboratory analyst, maintenance technologist, and residuals management/land application certification areas is anticipated. The Board meets every 2 months to conduct the Board’s normal business. Meetings are held at sites centrally located to the Board members. In-person attendance is preferred and encouraged although conference call-in provisions are available. Additional business is conducted informally among the Board members between regularly scheduled meetings on various new and ongoing assignments.

The WWBOEE currently is seeking to fill five vacancies – two seats representing Physical/Chemical, and three seats for other. Candidates should be actively employed, possess North Carolina WPCSOCC wastewater certification, and be prepared to commit sufficient efforts to diligently carry out the responsibilities of the position. If interested in serving your profession in this capacity, please complete the WWBOEE application and forward it to at your earliest opportunity.

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