American States Utility Services Water Quality Technician (4KS.18) in United States

Water Quality Technician (4KS.18)

Location: FORT RILEY, KS

Pay range: 37,276-59,775

Job Code: 4KS.18)


Date Posted: 1/11/18

Anticipated Start Date: April 2018

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, American States Utility Services, Inc. contracts with the federal government to provide water and wastewater services that include operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and constructing new systems on military installations throughout the United States. The installations where we presently operate are home to nearly 350,000 military and civilian personnel and families.

We proudly deliver these vital services to military installations in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (including southeastern New Mexico),Virginia and Florida.

Serving those who serve.


  • Performs moderately complex tasks to ensure compliance with water quality and environmental regulations within the distribution system

  • Records and maintains water quality data

  • Updates sample plans and monitoring schedules

  • Collects water samples and transports them to laboratory for analysis

  • Maintains laboratory report files and system flushing records

  • Performs data analysis and prepares exhibits as instructed

  • Assists with preparing system maps for sampling and flushing

  • Responds to water quality complaints or questions

  • Performs routine flushing to ensure distribution system water quality parameters meet Federal and State Regulatory Standards

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Works under general supervision.


  • A High school diploma or equivalent is required. A college degree in engineering or science related field is desirable.

  • Associate degree with emphasis in environmental or water related studies can substitute for two years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of water quality related experience.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and equipment associated with water quality sampling and analysis.

  • General knowledge of water quality standards and regulations associated with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

  • Shall possess or following entry into this position shall obtain as soon as permissible by state venue all required certification needed for operation of the local water system. In any event, the incumbent must attain all such certification within 3.5 years. (Required training and ongoing certification cost will be reimbursed by company upon satisfactory completion of each level.)

  • Certification in the testing and repair of Backflow Assembly Devices is desired.

  • Reading, writing, typing, speaking and understanding English language.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License issued by the state where employed.

  • Must take and pass Federal OSHA and or State Mandated Safety training with annual refresher courses as required by the associated regulations for this Position. Such training will be provided by company and compliance is mandatory.


  • Work in Confined Spaces

  • Work in areas exposed to noise and chemicals

  • Work in extreme weather conditions

  • Climb inspection ladders

  • Color recognition

  • Standing, other climbing, walking, lifting up to 25 lbs., bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, and walking all for extended periods of time

The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check in addition to physical exam.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.