Location: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Contact Information: Please apply online
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides technical assistance to elected and appointed municipal officials and municipal staff. Provides advice and assistance for non-city clients such as elected and staff members of the Tennessee General Assembly, employees of state agencies, staff of the Tennessee Municipal League, and officers of associations of municipal officials. Professional advice and technical operational assistance to municipality associated with its water or wastewater treatment needs. This includes time to provide technical assistance to municipalities in violation of the Clean Water Act or Safe Drinking Water Act.
Develop and maintain close working relationships with both elected and appointed city officials for the assigned cities. This includes time at city hall, phone calls, emails, research, travel and writing time. Maintains an area (or areas) of specialization and serves as the in-house expert to MTAS staff in such areas as water or wastewater plant operations, collection system operations and maintenance, distribution system operation and maintenance, infiltration and inflow analysis, cross connections, water loss, water, sewer or natural gas finances or natural gas pipeline operations and gas acquisition, laboratory testing, laboratory quality assurance, and industrial pretreatment.
Develop curriculum and provide training for Elected Officials and utility staff. This training includes federal and state regulations, finance, operations, and issues. Develop and instruct technical classes and other training classes as part of the MTAS training program. Produce course materials and provide operator continuing education classes across the state. Research, produce, and maintain publications and on-line references on critical issues regarding water, wastewater, or natural gas utilities.