NBWA Informational Brochure

Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency(NBWA) has a service area that covers Nehalem, Manzanita, Wheeler, and Neah-Kah-Nie.  NBWA is a public utility that handles wastewater only.  Our system has over 75 miles of gravity pipeline, nearly 1200 manholes/clean-outs, and 19 Lift stations.  The sewage is treated at our Treatment Plant in Nehalem through the Lagoon System.

What is a Lagoon System?



Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency is accepting applications for an Office Assistant.  The chosen candidate must have an educational level equivalent to a High School diploma; excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Office Suite software, an aptitude for learning and using web-based computer applications such as financial/fund software, utility receipts/billing, and mapping/GIS.  Final candidates will be interviewed, pass reference checks, and subject to a background check.

The starting pay range is $22.37 to $25.92 per hour DOE. Position will start at part-time with advancement opportunities to full-time.

Applications are available online or at the administration office, 35755 7th St., Nehalem, OR 97131. 503-368-5125

Please submit application and resume to nbwa@nehalemtel.net, mail to PO Box 219, Nehalem OR 97131, or drop off at the administration office. No applications will be accepted after March 31st, 2023.


Office Assistant

Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency (NBWA) is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time, non-exempt position of Office Assistant.

The Office Assistant will perform clerical, special projects, and administrative duties for the NBWA administration office. This position requires the exercise of independent judgment, mature discretion, and confidentiality. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Screen, respond to, and direct calls, visitors, and mail for the Manager; respond to requests for information and assistance; handle customer service issues or inquiries.
  • Assist in office support functions for the Manager: prioritize and coordinate work assignments, proofread and review correspondences, assist in planning and preparing for meetings, process invoices or purchase orders, and reconcile monthly credit card and banking statements.
  • Review, compose, and edit reports, correspondences, and other documents; respond to or compose surveys.
  • Oversee the management, maintenance, update, and preservation of the legal instruments of the corporate body, including ordinances, resolutions, agendas, meeting minutes, and other official files and documents: records and files documents as necessary with appropriate government agencies.
  • Prepare proclamations, resolutions, and ordinances for District Board meetings as directed by the Manager.
  • Organize and attend Board meetings, record audio, take notes, and prepare minutes in accordance with the Oregon Public Meetings Law
  • Provide a high level of customer service and maintain a courteous and respectful attitude and represent the Agency in a positive and professional manner to all persons.
  • Process utility payments and utility billing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers and the public.
  • Assist with budget preparation for the Manager.
  • Maintain GIS data portal and assist Field Tech in GIS updates.
  • Update and maintain Cloud utility and financial information.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required; Bachelors preferred
  • Business office experience in clerical or administrative settings
  • Oregon local government experience preferred
  • Ability to attend Board meetings, take notes and prepare minutes in accordance with the Oregon Public Meetings Law

NBWA offers a competitive benefits package & PERS retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending drug screen, criminal background, & other pre-employment activities.


  • Health, Dental, & Vision insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan

Application Question(s):

  • Have you served as an administrative clerk in a previous position?
  • Do you have experience in local government?
  • Do you have experience with GIS and/or mapping?

Established in 1970, the Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency serves the Oregon coastal cities of Nehalem, Manzanita and Wheeler and the surrounding area.

Our main office is in Nehalem, but you might not know that those little buildings in the area are our major pump stations, nineteen and twelve building lift stations.

Of course, there are also 1145 manholes/clean-outs and 396,000 feet of gravity pipeline that varies in size from 6 inch to 21 inch that connects everything.