Job Opportunity: Wastewater Operator Grade I-III

Grades I-III Wastewater Operator

The City of Rio Dell is hiring an operator with the motivation to grow in the position. Plant is a newer Aeromod facility located in the heart of redwood country. Pay is negotiable, dependent upon qualifications, background and successful experience.

Applications should include a resume and a one page cover letter.

Initial review of applications will occur for those submitted by 5:00pm July 6, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

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The City of Rio Dell is located within minutes of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Avenue of the Giants and the Pacific Ocean. The timber industry was once the areas dominant employer and the city has a long and colorful past as a bedroom community to what were some of the most productive sawmills in the country. Today, the largest development projects in city history are underway to rebuild industry and revitalize the community.

The City operates a modern Aeromod wastewater plant that processes on average 400k gallons per day. The facility is highly automated with SCADA and includes a sludge dryer that produces a clean and manageable end product. The successful candidate will possess the desire and motivation to train and achieve higher levels of certification. Training opportunities will be made available along with a high degree of day-to-day freedom. This is physical and rewarding work and the City offers excellent health benefits.

Benefits: City contribution of 10-12% into an ICMA-RC deferred compensation program (there is no required employee contribution – not currently a PERS jurisdiction); medical, dental, vision and life insurance; thirteen paid holidays, ten days of vacation, up to ten days of paid administrative leave, twelve days paid sick leave; and membership, conference, travel and publication allowances. Relocation reimbursement can be negotiated.

Questions? Call 707-764-3532

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Attn: Operator Recruitment

675 Wildwood Avenue

Rio Dell CA 95562

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Job Opportunity: Utility Lead

Utility Lead

$16.19 – $18.22 / Hr. + Benefits

The City of Rio Dell is hiring for small field crew leader who will organize, supervise and participate in the regular maintenance activity of City facilities including distribution and collection systems for water and wastewater. Self-motivation and discipline are required. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned veteran.

Applications due July 6, 2017 for 1st round.

Employment Application City of Rio Dell

City Hall Office Barrier Removal Project

Bid Information. The City of Rio Dell (“Owner”), will accept sealed bids for the City Hall Office Barrier Removal Project (“Project”), by or before April 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at its City Hall office, located at 675 Wildwood Avenue, Rio Dell, California, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any non-substantive irregularities.

ABR RFP March 2017

Community Choice Energy Survey

We Need Your Feedback!

We need your feedback on a proposal called Community Choice Energy (also known as Community Choice Aggregation). Community Choice Energy provides residents the option of purchasing locally generated power at competitive rates from local sources such as biomass power plants using wood waste as fuel. This could include the power plant in Scotia. Community Choice Energy also allows for investment in new sources of locally derived energy like wind power, solar and other local investments. Community Choice Energy can also lead to lower electricity rates and ratepayers will always retain the ability to return to current method of electricity procurement (through PG&E) through an opt-out process. The positive aspects of this program include additional local investment in energy generated here in Humboldt County and Rio Dell. This means the retention of jobs and new jobs in Humboldt County related to energy production and less dependence on sources of energy from outside of the county.

The City Council needs your opinion on this matter!

Click here for a FAQ on Community Choice Energy.

Click Here for the Redwood Coast Energy Authority Website on Community Choice Energy.

Your input is important so we have also set up a survey at the web address below or visit the City’s website: