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The Water Plant Supervisor will be based at one of the sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of the ROWPU water purification distribution system primary facilities and accessory systems including SALCON water purification systems, underground tanks, domestic water pumps, cold water distribution pipes, valves and other equipment up to and including the shutoff valves just before the interior and exterior end points for the showers, toilets, and faucets that service the buildings and exterior spigots and fountains. The Water Plant Supervisor will report to the Chief Engineer or Utilities Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Provide daily work assignments and supervise the Water Treatment Technicians and the Waste-Water Technicians performing various tasks related to waste and potable water treatment processes.
  • Oversee the preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation, and modernization of all water purification and waste water treatment equipment for the Embassy compound, including:
    • Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU) Wells
    • Underground water storage tanks
    • Domestic water pumps, valves and other equipment
    • Cold water distribution pipes
    • Manholes
    • Exterior clean-outs
    • Holding tanks
    • Lift stations
    • Effluent tanks
    • Waste water treatment system
  • Ensure water quality testing and quality of potable water meets the requirements and guidelines specified in the August 2004 U.S. Department of State (DoS) Drinking Water Safety Program from the Office of Safety/Health Environmental Management (SHEM)
  • Ensure the water supply, purification and distribution system is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred sixty-five days a year (24X7X365) with N+1 redundancy
  • Ensure that disposal of sludge and effluent is approved by DOD and in accordance with local laws.
  • Ensure that any pre-designated outages or maintenance that reduces redundancy of the systems are coordinated with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) a minimum of five days in advance.
  • Ensure that certified technicians respond to emergencies within two hours, twenty-four hours a day.
  • Supervise repairs of systems malfunctions by such methods as replacing burned out elements, fuses, and replacing defective pipe, cleaning, and repairing motors and components.
  • Supervise the collection of water samples from various locations, the recording of data for regulatory reports, and the adjustment of chemical feed rates.
  • Operate multiple water treatment systems, raw water wells, chemical feed systems, and monitors storage tank levels throughout the site.
  • Sample and analyze water as required for compliance and process control.
  • Perform maintenance on in-plant water systems.
  • Maintain and calibrate hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment, as required.
  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for domestic consumption.
  • Follow company’s environmental, health, and safety policies and be an active advocate of a safe work place.
  • Collect data and keep records of various systems in operation according to prescribed schedules.
  • Interpret system operation readings and make recommendations for needed corrective actions.
  • Test components such as motors and controls for safety and efficiency, using standard test equipment and by observing functions.
  • Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with Statement of Work (SOW) to the Operations Manager.
  • Assist in developing the Statement of Work (SOW) when requested.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections.
  • Maintain effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other employees, managers, and support other organizations.
  • Perform other administrative tasks including ordering material, inventorying, etc.
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize data for work orders and report preparation and submit written reports.
  • Maintain the appropriate technical library and record-keeping which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
  • Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts for the water/waste water treatment systems.
  • Take initiative to analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety and applicable codes.
  • Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms.
  • Responsible for scheduling, manpower, and material requirements to provide services in a manner consistent with contract requirements.
  • Supervise the necessary Water/Waste Water staff.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Three (3) years’ experience as a Journeyman Water Treatment Plant Operator.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to monitor and maintain chemical and filter inventories.
    • Knowledge of applicable US Codes and acceptable trade practices.
    • Good organizational, time management, and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
    • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in operating and supporting ROWPU and waste water treatment functions at an overseas facility.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
    • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
    • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
    • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED. Completion of an Apprenticeship program with Journeyman certificate in water purification or water/waste water treatment or have an AA/AS degree from a two-year college and/or equivalent field experience is strongly preferred.
  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications:
  • As part of pre-contingency requirements, at the time of applying, candidates must possess a valid passport of home country (or have started the process of obtaining one) with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.
  • Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.
  • Certified in water purification and waste water treatment.
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification or US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Citizenship: Must be eligible for US Government Clearance.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by PAE and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.


  • Relevant overseas ROWPU and waste water treatment experience.
  • Experience working with SOW, subcontractors, budgets, estimating, working drawings and as-builts.
  • Experience with SALCON water purification systems is highly desirable. Previous overseas experience is highly desirable.
  • Previous supervisory experience in an OCONUS environment with a multi-national workforce.
  • Previous out of home country experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.
  • Experience working with Amentum.

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