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IPP – Inspector/Laboratory Technician


Vacancy No.: 239-1

Title of Position: IPP – Inspector/Laboratory Technician

Vacancy exists in the Warwick Sewer Authority

Salary Range: $20.00 - $25.51 per hour

(40 hours per week)

Date Posted: August 27, 2015

Deadline for Applying: September 9, 2015

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Personnel Department

Remarks: This is a Classified/Bargaining Unit Position

Examination Weight: 60% Written/40% Oral

Statement of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator and Superintendent, with considerable latitude for independent judgment and conduct of work will be responsible in providing technical support to the Industrial Pretreatment Program and to provide technical support to the Plant Operations Division. Duties will include performing inspections of industrial and commercial facilities to ensure compliance with wastewater discharge permits and pretreatment requirements; preparing inspection reports to include all required inspection related documentation (i.e. sample results, inspection findings, pretreatment equipment evaluations, record storage, chemical storage, photographs, etc.); performing industrial and commercial facility effluent sampling events using grab and composite sampling techniques (automatic samplers); performing routine maintenance on automatic samplers; performing extensive laboratory and field tests using analytical instruments such as spectrophotometers, pH meters, balances and related instruments in order to identify various conventional and toxic pollutants that may be present in wastewater; reviewing data collections to assist in assessing the compliance status of permitted industrial and commercial facilities; reviewing plans and pretreatment applications to assist in preparing commercial/industrial wastewater discharge permits; coordinating and performing sampling activities required for local limit evaluations and for quarterly bioassay evaluations; providing support and assistance to the Pretreatment Coordinator in assessing industrial and commercial facilities for non-compliance and providing direction with follow-up activities in achieving and maintaining compliance with permit requirement; in cooperation with the Pretreatment Coordinator may provide direction to industrial and commercial facilities in the proper storage of virgin chemical used in facility processes as well as hazardous and non-hazardous wastes generated via facility operations; preparing orders for chemicals, supplies, and equipment as needed to conduct inspections, sampling events and analytical testing; entering and evaluating data using Access and Excel software; providing support to plant operations and collection system divisions; and performing related work as required.

Education & Applicant Experience should be a high school or vocational school graduate with an Associate Degree in

Laboratory Science supplement with knowledge of wastewater treatment operations and controls with at least two years work experience or training in a wastewater laboratory and wastewater treatment facility, with experience; or any equivalent combination of education and or experience, Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

Special Note: Applicant must possess a valid Rhode Island Driver’s license. A Driver’s license check for last two years will be performed. Negative findings may prevent applicant from being considered.

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The City of Warwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Librarian I – Reference /Teen Librarian


Vacancy No. 238-1

Title of Position: Librarian I – Reference /Teen Librarian

Vacancies exist in the Warwick Public Library

Salary Range: $22,231 - $28,840

Part time – 19 hours per week

Work Schedule will include nights and weekends

Date Posted: August 26, 2015

Deadline for Applying: September 9, 2015

TO APPLY: E-mail cover letter with resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to

City of Warwick, Personnel Department, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

Remarks: This is a Classified/Exempt Position

Statement of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Adult Services will assist in performing duties pertaining to all adult and teen services including patron assistance planning and presentation of programs and collection development. Duties may include answering in-person, telephone and e-mail questions; services; helping patrons select and locate materials; Providing reference and reader’s advisory service to middle and high school students, college students and out-of-school adults; developing, planning and conducting programs for adults; keeping current regarding trends in reference services; attending meetings and participating in professional library organizations; conducting class tours for middle and high school classes, providing bibliographic instruction, giving book talks and reviews; evaluating and managing current collection by applying collection development methods and techniques; developing and preparing bibliographies; maintaining various files and indexes; supplying and developing content for the social media including The website, facebook and pinterest; planning and arranging displays; supervising paraprofessional and clerical staff; and performing additional related duties as required.

Education & Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work; in-depth knowledge of reference materials and research methods; including electronic resources; knowledge of current trends in reference services and library services to adults; programming skills; ability to work with patrons of all ages; ability to interact effectively with library staff; ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; exhibits energy and enthusiasm for providing library services to adults; working knowledge of computer applications for library services including word processing and spreadsheets; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

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The City of Warwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer