Lake Warden

by November 15, 2017



Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Lake Warden.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with the ability to solve problems and identify efficiencies. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Interpersonal skills are a must as is the ability and willingness to lead and assist the team to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization while ensuring safe work practices are followed.

This position assists in overseeing all operations of the water supply reservoirs and facilities. This is accomplished by ensuring protection and security of the premises; operating recreation facilities; performing maintenance on buildings, equipment and grounds; recording and reporting lake climatological data; patrolling lake property; responding to inquiries from the public; enforcing all lake rules; planning and coordinating educational visits to the reservoir; preparing maintenance reports, supervising seasonal employees; and in the absence of the Senior Lake Warden supervise the Lake Staff.

Lake facilities are open for recreational use from March through November.  This position will primarily work Friday, Saturday and Sunday with occasional over time.  Candidates must have the ability to respond to after-hours situations within 45 minutes.    The physical requirements are described as heavy and include exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally and 10-25 lbs. frequently.  Position will use various equipment such as mowers, tractors, boats, chainsaws, sprayers, and various hand tools.

Candidates must have a High School diploma with one to three years of related experience and be proficient with Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Word and Excel.  A valid North Carolina (NC) Class C Driver’s License is required.  Must have the ability to obtain the following required certifications:  NC Subsurface Irrigation Operator’s Certification, NC Water Operator’s C Well Certification, and Pesticide License A and L.

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Salary range:  $41,276 – $63,564
Closing date: December 6, 2017
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