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U.S. Department of Labor is seeking input of Water & Wastewater Operators employed in the United States

Dear Colleagues:

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators employed in the United States. As the nation's primary and most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at


You have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public.


O*NET Description of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators:
Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:

·         Have at least one year of practicing experience working in the occupation.

·         Have an additional four years of combined professional experience practicing, training, teaching, and/or supervising others who perform in the occupation.

·         Are currently actively involved in the occupation (by practicing, training, teaching, and/or supervising others who perform in the occupation), and based in the United States.


How to Participate

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Glass at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at or 919-865-3440 ext. 108.
Please provide the following:


·         First and Last Name

·         Address with City and State

·         Daytime Phone Number

·         Email Address

·         Company Name and Title


Process and Participation Incentive:

A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires. Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive $40.00 VISA gift code and an oak-framed Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor.


We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you for your support.


If you know anyone within your organization who is also an expert and would be willing to participate, feel free to forward this letter to them.