The Suffolk County Water Authority is seeking to hire an Assistant Supervisor – Cross Connection to work in its Construction Maintenance Department in Oakdale, NY.

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Construction Maintenance


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist customers, engineers, architects, plumbers, RPZ testers and contractors with requirements via phone and walk in
  • Perform field work inclusive of inspections/surveys if one of field personnel is absent or work requires Supervisor decisions
  • Prepare daily work for field inspectors
  • Open and distribute incoming mail
  • Make daily reminder calls for following day’s appointments
  • Assist employees with escalated calls
  • Fulfill part of Supervisor daily job functions during absence
  • Answer phones when short-staffed or phone volume is heavy


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years’ experience in construction, underground construction experience highly preferred
  • Knowledge of the Cross Connection policy/procedure in New York State and Suffolk County, as well testing of backflow prevention devices
  • Good verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP
  • Ability to work outdoors when required, inspecting the installation of backflow prevention devices in above/below grade vaults, Hot boxes or inside buildings. Surveying to determine the degree of hazard at a facility and determining the placement location of the backflow prevention device

Interested candidates should submit their application and resume via the SCWA website ( and click on “Career Opportunities”. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Suffolk County residency preferred. COVID-19 Vaccination is required.


(The Authority shall not employ relatives of employees as defined to mean an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, stepparent, or direct descendant of grandparents of the employee as defined in the New York State General Municipal Law 810.)