Job position / title

Name of business / employer
City of Lynden

Job description / duties
Plant(s) Operators perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s water, wastewater and compost facilities.


Education and Experience
• Minimum graduation from high school or GED plus two (2) years post-secondary college or technical training in water/wastewater technology, biology, environmental science, chemistry, or closely related field; AND
• Minimum two (2) years of experience in water/wastewater treatment plants, preferably with municipal systems; OR
• Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Water and wastewater operation processes and procedures, including collection, treatment, and maintenance of equipment, facilities, and materials.
• Chemical/physical and biological process used in water and wastewater treatment processes, e.g., coagulation, flocculation, settling, filtration, disinfection, and activated sludge.
• Laboratory procedures and practices for BOD,DO, pH, jar test, TSS, and fecal coliforms.
• Compost facility operations, including collection and handling.
• Applicable safety regulations and policies.

Skills & Ability to:
• Support and promote the City’s mission, vision, and core values in all aspects of job performance.
• Basic computer software and use: word processing, e-mail, data entry.
• Use of standard sampling techniques and laboratory analysis.
• Communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments and the public.
• Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Read, research, and follow technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and standard operations procedures (SOPs).
• Work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Work independently in trouble-shooting and correcting problems.
• Prioritize work and adjust to changing conditions as needed.
• Remain calm and follow established SOPs during emergency situations.
• Represent the City in a positive and professional manner.

• Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and appropriate insurance at the time of hire for work-related travel.
• Must pass appropriate background checks.
• Possess at initial hire or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire date, a Washington State Class I Certification as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
• Must obtain certification as a Class 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator and a Class 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator within three years of hire date (all certifications must be kept current and active throughout tenure.)

Application deadline / closing date

Salary / rate of pay
$25.21 – $30.64 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, plus some evening, weekend, on-call shifts

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment

Person or department to contact
Vanessa Bronsema

Business address
300 4th Street

Work location


360.354.1170 ext. 102

How to apply
Application materials may be obtained from Lynden City Human Resources Office or online at

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter


Samish Bay Shellfish Farm Labor: Penn Cove Shellfish, LLC — Application closing 10/31/18

Job position / title: Samish Bay Shellfish Farm Labor

Name of business / employer: Penn Cove Shellfish, LLC

Type: Full-time and Seasonal — Agriculture FSLA designation

Job Description:

  • Full Time Shellfish Farm Labor positions open now for our Oyster and Clam Farm crew working on Samish Bay.
  • We are seeking Smart, Self-Motivated, Hardworking individuals who work well outdoors in a team environment.
  • Pay starts at $15.00/Hr. or higher DOE. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation and Profit-Sharing.
  • Full Time – 5-6 days per week – Year-Round or Seasonal Employment Available.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation and must be able to safely lift 50 to 70 pounds.
  • Work Schedule is based on low tides which are in the daytime hours during summers and at night during the fall and winter.
  • Boat handling or equipment operating experience not necessary but helpful.
  • Please reply with your Resume or provide your current Contact Information if interested.
  • Job Applications available online at
  • Contact: Call: 360-632-0101 for more information.


1.) a good attitude and work ethic

2.) ability to safely lift 50 pounds

3.) valid driver’s license

4.) reliable transportation to work

Person or department to contact: Daryl Beerbower

Business address

P.O. Box 148, 106 N. Sherman Road

Samish Island, WA


Phone: (360) 678-4803

Fax: 360.678.0266

How to apply

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] References