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Public Works Operator | City of Council

Class Summary/Primary Function

The principal function of an employee in this class is to operate equipment and perform skilled maintenance and service work on City utility service lines and systems, streets and public areas and facilities. A Public Works Operator may be assigned to specific areas such as water, sewer, streets, or be given specific maintenance assignments. This position is a fully skilled journey level job where the employee can operate numerous pieces of equipment, perform work with minimal supervision and maintain the required certifications or skills for the assigned job.  Work is performed under the direction of the Public Works Supervisor.  The principal duties of this class are performed in a shop and outdoor environment that may involve inclement weather and potential personal hazards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties will vary depending on assignment and therefore the following list is illustrative only)

  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, sampling and performing repair work on water distribution and sewer collection systems, including water mains, service connections, meters, meter boxes. valves, culverts and other systems;
  • Cleaning, flushing and cleaning valves and lines;
  • Monitoring and repairing wells and pumps, booster pumps, checking tank levels and facilities; performing backfilling projects;
  • Shutting off water when necessary; reading water meters when requested;
  • Operating light and heavy equipment to assist in patching streets and roads and performing various road construction projects;
  • Locating and marking utility lines, including water and sewer, prior to excavation;
  • Monitoring and logging of plant and system operations; finding, troubleshooting and repairing facility problems; maintaining necessary records;
  • Operating a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, tractor mowers, dump trucks, front end loaders and attachments, sweepers, backhoes, snow removal vehicles, graders, and related equipment;
  • Operating a variety of hand tools and power equipment including but not limited to jackhammers, electrical testing equipment, metal detector, welder, hand held meter data collection device as needed;
  • Grading and watering roads; repairing and replacing street signs;
  • Removing snow from streets, sidewalks, parking lots and other public areas; removing debris and other safety hazards from streets, curbs, storm drains, alleys and adjacent public areas;
  • Placing work zone traffic control devices and performing flagging duties;
  • Reforming routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment and maintaining service and maintenance records;
  • Responding to emergency situations such as system breaks or blockages, including locating affected areas, traffic control, erection of safety barricades and notification of affected users;
  • Performing installation and repair work including digging and backfilling trenches, installing and repairing pipelines, including cutting, tapping, threading and making joint connections on copper, plastic and other pipe material;
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, the general public, and other individuals or groups encountered through this position.
  • Performing all duties with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
  • Providing information and answers inquiries from the public;
  • Providing assistance and expertise to other City departments, agencies, and staff.
  • Performing all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies, procedures and safety practices.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Classification Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, equipment, tools and standard practices for the installation, operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of assigned area which may include one or more of the following: water distribution, water collection, wastewater collection, street construction, or other systems;
  • Federal (OSHA) and state regulations and City policies regarding safety training and safe work practices;
  • Methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of snow removal, sanding, and de-icing;
  • Heavy and construction equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
  • Customer service principles and procedures;
  • Federal, state, local, and other applicable traffic and safety laws, regulations, ordinances, and codes.

Ability to:

  • Independently operate and maintain water, wastewater, and street construction systems;
  • Operate a variety of light and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, dump trucks, bobcats, loaders, pavers, rollers, snow plowing and sanding, and related equipment as assigned;
  • Adhere to City, State and federal safety requirements and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with supervisor, co-workers, city officials, city employees, and the public.
  • Read and interpret system maps and diagrams and technical and operational manuals;
  • Read and interpret meters and testing equipment;
  • Exercise sound judgment and generate workable solutions in problem situations.
  • Produce and maintain accurate and legible reports and documents.
  • Communicate effectively in orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Analyze and appropriately solve problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and
  • Two (2) years water or wastewater treatment systems experience and Idaho Class I Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License preferred; or
  • Applicants that are not certified will be considered; however, license requirements must be achieved within 2 years of employment start date to retain employment.
  • Demonstrated skill in operating a variety of light and heavy equipment; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this job.

Special Qualifications

  • Idaho driver’s license with Class B CDL;
  • Additional certifications may be required depending on assignment.

Essential Physical Abilities

An employee in this class should have sufficient physical and mental capability, with or without reasonable accommodation to:

  • Listen and respond to voice instructions; to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in a field environment; to discern and give verbal instructions;
  • View and review a wide variety of written and electronic materials, to operate computer and related office equipment; to observe and analyze water, wastewater, and streets systems and operations; and to operate power and hand tools, and heavy or light equipment;
  • Perform essential job functions in shop or field setting that may require lifting/moving 50 lbs., bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, stretching and other physical exertions including performing tasks involving hand/wrist/arm movements, all in inclement weather conditions and with exposure to personal hazards.

Salary and Benefits – The salary range for this position is $13.00 – $19.00 per hour. Salary will be determined at time of a conditional offer and will be based on applicant’s education, qualifications, and prior and/or related experience.  The City provides an excellent benefits package, including the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI); vacation, holiday and sick leave; health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

The City of Council is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

Public Works Supervisor | City of Glenns Ferry

The City of Glenns Ferry, Idaho is seeking to fill the position of Public Works Supervisor.

Glenns Ferry is seeking candidates with experience, knowledge, and ability to supervise, train, and oversees a diverse city infrastructure.

Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge, experience, and ability in administration, supervision, long and short term planning, construction, technical engineering, construction site inspections, safety, and other duties as assigned.

The Public Works Supervisor will function under the direct supervision of the Mayor as part of the Mayor’s management team.

The qualified candidate will have the following licenses or be able to obtain the licenses within 2 years of appointment.  Failure to obtain the licenses may be grounds for dismissal.

  •    Water Distribution Class I
  •    Drinking Water Treatment Class II
  •    Wastewater Collection I
  •    Wastewater Treatment Lagoon

Salary: Dependent on Experience.

Send Cover Letter, Resume, and Application to:

Or to:

Mayor Monty R. White
PO Box 910
Glenns Ferry, Idaho 83623

Application and Job Description are available at Glenns Ferry City Hall, 110 East 2nd Avenue, Glenns Ferry, Idaho 83623 Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5PM.

You may also request them to be sent by email by calling City Hall at 208-366-7418.

Job posting will remain open until filled.

The City of Glenns Ferry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Water Operator in Training | Desert View Estates Water Corporation (Kuna, ID)

Currently accepting applications for full-time Maintenance worker / Water Operator in Training.

Qualifying applicants willing to work toward a Class 1 Drinking Water Distribution license. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

Experience with water distribution systems a plus, a major component of this job will be to learn and understand the location, reading, and maintenance of water meters. To read water meters monthly, interpret readings, and prepare final report for Utility Billing.

Applicant must be able to respond to emergency after hour calls and customer service calls including weekends and holidays.

Please email resume or contact

Water Treatment Operator | City of Weiser


The Water Department Operator position involves the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City Drinking Water Plant and Water Distribution System. This position involves working with utility workers in the operation of equipment and performing labor tasks in all phases of departmental work. Duties include daily inspection of all Water Plant processes and Distribution system facilities, including pumping stations, reservoirs, and equipment. This position also involves interacting with the public in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints and service. The Water Operator position is on a 24/7 rotating “on call” schedule. Departmental policies and instruction regarding work performed and desired results are received from the Water Department Superintendent and Lead Operator.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • This position has a (1) year introductory period
  • Must obtain a Class 1 Water Operator in Training license within (1) year introductory period.
  • Must Obtain a Class “B” CDL within (9) months of hire.
  • Physical ability to climb ladders/steps, lift 75 ponds, work in confined/restricted spaces, and work in inclement weather.


  • Previous experience or licensure in the water treatment industry.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, equipment operation, maintenance, and appropriate safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of large and varied construction and excavation equipment.
  • Basic construction knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently or in a group of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and data sheets.
  • Ability to follow and communicate written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to effectively maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers, City officials, and members of the public.
  • Computer and math skills.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Ability to read electrical and water meters.

Application available at Weiser City Hall, 55 West Idaho St., Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 5 p.m. or the City of Weiser website Please submit or send application/resume to The City of Weiser 55 West Idaho St. Weiser ID. 83672 on or before the closing date of March, 30 2018 at 5 p.m. The City of Weiser is an equal opportunity employer.

Water & Sewer Assistant Operator | Santa-Fernwood Water and Sewer Districts (Fernwood, ID)

The Santa-Fernwood Water and Sewer Districts have an immediate opening for a full time year round Water and Sewer Assistant Operator. Must be able to perform heavy manual labor, mechanical duties and be able to stand long hours in the hot sun. Knowledge of mechanical components of pumps, meters and chlorinators desired. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to obtain Idaho liability insurance. Must be able to pass appropriate licenses (tests). Must be able to work weekends, holidays and respond to after hour emergencies. Some overtime required. Must be honest, prompt, and reliable and able to work safely and alone at times. Must live in the Santa and Fernwood area. Must have a working corded phone and High School Diploma or GED. Veteran’s Preference. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screening. Pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Open until filled. For more information please call 208-245-3554.

Class 1 Water Operations Specialist | City of Heyburn


Performs a variety of working level, Para-professional and technical duties as needed to assure compliance with county, state and/or City of Heyburn codes and ordinances. Performs inspections as well as maintenance of city water delivery systems to residential, commercial and industrial buildings.


Works under the general supervision of the Water Department Manager.


May provide some general supervision to Department employees while in training or on a project-by-project basis under the supervision and the direction of the Water Department Manager.


Maintains files on water standards tests, researches into problems; suggests solutions.

Helps to maintain the city’s water delivery systems ensuring that project improvements are planned for and implemented, repairs are performed as to city & state standards and are implemented in a timely manner.

Must pass drug testing requirements.

Must have experience with heavy equipment including backhoe experience. Comfortable working at heights including bucket truck.

Performs related or other duties as assigned including but not limited to: Walks or drives truck over established route and takes readings of meter dials. Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections. Indicates irregularities on forms for necessary action by servicing department. Verifies readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reasons for fluctuations. Turns service off for nonpayment of charges in vacant premises, or on for new occupants. Returns route book and/or hand-held meter reading devices to business office for billing purposes.

Ability to be ON CALL –  On Call is defined as such off-duty time when the employee is required to either carry a “cell phone” or stay near a phone and/or remain within the City and/or can respond for “return to work duties” within a 15-minute period of time.


 1. Education and Experience:

a. High School Diploma

b. Hold a valid Water Distribution OIT license “or higher” with the ability to convert to Water Distribution Class 1 license within 6 months of date of hire. And be able to upgrade to a Class 2 water distribution license when eligible.

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A general working knowledge of municipal drinking water distribution systems and municipal irrigation delivery systems. Common construction methods and materials.

Familiarity with basic computer programs including Office, Word, Excel, and the internet.

Considerable Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public. Ability to work as a team member, work under stressful situations and make critical decisions.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Idaho Driver’s license.

Must hold a current State of Idaho Water Distribution OIT (Operator in training) license or above, can convert OIT to Water Distribution Class 1 license within 6 months of date of hire.

Current CDL Driver’s license with air breaks endorsement. (or ability to obtain one within 30 days of date of hire).

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require a variety of physical activities. Physical activity and demands are frequently related to walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, sitting, and reaching.  Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis with added ability to lift 100 times. Willing to work in all types of weather conditions day or night if needed. Talking, hearing and seeing or other effective communication is essential to job performance.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking common to most job functions.  Frequent travel required in course of performing portions of job functions.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  City of Heyburn and/or the acting Dept. Head reserve the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.



Public Works Employee | City of Parma

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This position will be an entry level position. At the minimum, a high school diploma or similar General Education Degree is required.

This position will require a high degree of physical labor, knowledge of a wide range of tools and specialty equipment, and current Idaho Driver’s license with the understanding that an Idaho Commercial Driver’s License will also be needed.

The successful candidate will either hold or work towards a Wastewater Treatment 1 and Collections 1 certificates as well as Public Water System Treatment 1 and Distribution 2 Certificates. For more information regarding licenses, contact the Bureau of Occupational Licenses through the State of Idaho.

In addition, the successful candidate will assist in the maintenance of equipment and grounds related to the sewer and water departments, roads, parks, recreation (swimming pool), airport, and general shop maintenance. Also, the candidate will be required to be on call evenings for one week and one weekend every four weeks.

A major component of this job will be to learn and understand the location, reading, and maintenance of water meters.

Salary will be commissariat with experience and certificates already earned and held.

As part of the application process, please go to to download an application form. The application can be found under resources and forms.

The timeline for this position is as follows:

  • November 13: 2017 Position opens
  • December 8: Position closes
  • December 14 & 15, 2017: Interviews
  • January 2, 2018: Start Date
  • January 8: Approve new hire at Council meeting assuming negative drug test and background check.

Water/Wastewater Operator | City of Bonners Ferry

The City of Bonners Ferry seeks an individual to work as a water/waste water operator. All applicants must submit an application to the Job Service in Bonners Ferry to be considered for this position. The Job Service contact information is located at the end of this posting. The City of Bonners Ferry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Water/Waste Water Operator

Department: Water/Sewer Department

Opening Date: November 14, 2017

Close Date: December 15, 2017

Salary Range: $16.00/hr to $23.00/hr (Depending on experience, ability, and licensing held by successful applicant)

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operations, maintenance, repair, and general upkeep of water and wastewater facilities and equipment. The candidate will also need to be able to perform work safely, efficiently, and accurately, occasionally under adverse conditions. The candidate will be expected to exercise initiative and independent judgement both individually, and as part of a team. The position will also require holiday, emergency, and on-call work, as needed. While licensure is not required for this position, the successful applicant must be willing to obtain the following Idaho Bureau of Licensing certifications as soon as possible:

  1. Class II Water Distribution.
  2. Class II Water Treatment.
  3. Class II Wastewater Collection.
  4. Class II Wastewater Treatment.

Obtaining a Class I License for each category is a prerequisite for each Class II License listed above.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The operator will be required to operate a computer, calibrate and operate monitoring equipment such as pH and dissolved oxygen meters, etc.
  • Perform specialized skill and semi-skilled functions in the operation and general maintenance of the city’s water and waste water systems.
  • Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in the operations and maintenance of the facility which could include dump trucks, backhoe, loaders and / or other related equipment and tools.
  • Perform general maintenance (including weed control) and cleaning of the facilities (buildings), facility grounds, vehicles, equipment, and tools. And to bring faulty equipment to the attention of the superintendent.
  • Doing daily rounds and monitoring of the facility and keeping accurate records of the recorded data.
  • Monitoring schedule will require a certain amount of weekend sampling.
  • The operator will be required to follow all safety procedures and utilize the safety equipment to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Perform water treatment operation duties related to rapid sand filtration, coagulation optimization, chlorination, and clarification.
  • Perform wastewater treatment operation duties related to lagoon systems.
  • Perform all maintenance duties for sewer lift stations, water booster stations, water mains, and sewer mains.
  • Install new water services as well as construct new water mains, sewer mains, and other infrastructure as needed.
  • Assist with water meter reading as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or GED. Supplemented vocational/technical training in water and waste water treatment plant operations and equipment maintenance or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job is preferred but not required. A valid State of Idaho Driver’s License is required for this position and an Idaho CDL is required within 90 days of hire. The candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.

Bonners Ferry Job Service Contact Info:

6541 Main St., Suite 1
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-8521
Phone: (208) 267-5581
Fax: (208) 267-3797

Wastewater Collection System Operator | Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District (McCall)

The Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District, located in McCall, Idaho, is accepting applications for two permanent, full-time wastewater collection system operators. Candidate must possess a minimum of a valid Idaho Class I Wastewater Collection System License, or the ability to obtain Idaho licensure through endorsement or exam. Sewer lift station experience is preferred but not required. Candidate must be a legal resident of the United States, be a minimum of 18 years old, and possess a valid Idaho driver’s license, or have the ability to obtain one within 90 days of employment. Candidate must have the ability to lift 100 pounds on a regular basis and work in all weather conditions. Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District offers a superior wage and benefits package, wage is DOE. Send inquiry to: Dale Caza, Operations Manager, Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District, 201 Jacob St. McCall, Idaho. 83638. Phone: 208-634-4111 email: Positions open until filled.

Public Works Supervisor | City of Eagle Point

City of Eagle Point, Oregon
$59,429 – $68,895 (salary under review)

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Current Searches.” For questions, call 206-368-0050.

Located ten miles northeast of Interstate 5 and just 8 minutes north of Medford, the City of Eagle Point has been one of the fastest growing communities in southern Oregon, with a current population of roughly 9,000.

Incorporated in 1911, the City of Eagle Point operates under a Council-Administrator form of government. The city is organized into three operating departments: Administration, Police, and Public Works. The Public Works Department includes Engineering, Parks & Facilities, Stormwater, Streets, and Water Distribution.

Working under the general direction of the Public Works Director, the Public Works Supervisor plans, develops, manages, directs, and implements the yearly maintenance and operations of the city’s water system, parks, streets, stormwater, vehicle/equipment maintenance, and city facilities. The Supervisor directs and supervises all of the Public Works staff, including the Lead Worker, Specialists, Technicians, Laborers, temporary staff, and at times contractors.

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. A minimum of 5 years of general construction/municipal experience with at least 3 years of lead/supervisory experience. Possession or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon Level II Water Distribution Operator Certificate, a valid Oregon Cross Connection Specialist Certificate, and a valid Oregon Commercial Driver License.

First review:  July 23, 2017 (open until filled).

Wastewater Treatment Operations Specialist | Bellevue Public Works

Department: Public Works
Job Title: Wastewater Treatment Operations Specialist.
Reports To: Frank Suwanrit, Public Works Director, Chris Koch, Mayor, Jeff Vert, Contract Operator.
Status: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Wage: $20.00 – $25.00 Per Hour

The City of Bellevue is looking to fill a full-time position for a Wastewater Treatment Operator licensed in the State of Idaho. New hires will fall under the direction of the Public Works Director and Jeff Vert, the City’s current designated operator, until it is determined that operations can be taken over by the new hire. This position will fill the City of Bellevue’s need to have a full-time operator focusing on wastewater operations. Additional licensing in wastewater collections or water distribution may result in a higher starting wage. The Bellevue Public Works Department will require new hires to help out in other departments as needed.

General Statement of Duties:

Licensed operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Land application. We run a membrane bio-reactor plant (GE Zenon) that discharges to 2 pivots and 3 rapid infiltration basins. Maintenance of streets (when needed) and snow removal during the winter months. The city employs personnel working towards licensing that will provide support to duties performed at the wastewater treatment facility.

Primary Job Requirements:


  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a variety of heavy equipment.
  • Valid CDL Driver’s License, Class B minimum with air brakes and tanker endorsements.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Be available for on call emergency response for wastewater and water emergencies.
  • Help with snow removal from City streets.
  • Help with street maintenance and repair when necessary.
  • Must live within 30 minutes of the City.

Wastewater Treatment and Land Application:

  • Responsible charged operator of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a class II wastewater treatment and land application license.
  • Ability to work responsibly without direct supervision.
  • Organizational skills with data collection and maintenance scheduling a must.
  • Prepare and maintain all records and reports as required by local, regional, State and Federal agencies.
  • Collect sewer samples for testing.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of principals, practices and methods of wastewater treatment. MBR experience preferred but not required.
  • Submit Purchase Orders for the purchase of inventory of parts and supplies for the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Maintenance of grounds and buildings at the WWTF.


  • Retirement plan: PERSI, Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
  • Paid training deemed necessary or advisable.
  • Bellevue offers comprehensive health insurance to employees and offers family coverage at employee’s option and expense.


Bellevue is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Job Description Overview:

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as required.

To access the application for this job please visit under the City Jobs tab. Please send resume and application to

Maintenance Operator | City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is recruiting a Maintenance Operator for the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is a full-time position and reports directly to the Water Division Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will be required to operate a variety of light- and heavy-duty equipment and perform miscellaneous labor duties for operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system and a water distribution system.

Qualified candidate should have a Class “B” Commercial driver’s license with air break endorsement or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment. Candidate should also have a Class 1 Drinking Water Distribution Operator license through the Idaho Bureau of Occupational License or the ability to obtain the license by the first full year of employment.

Starting salary range is $2,806 – $3,005 per month DOE with benefits.

Job description and application are available on links on the city’s web page and at Ketchum City Hall, 480 East. Ave., N. Submit application and resume to Water Supervisor, City of Ketchum, P.O. Box 2315, Ketchum, ID 83340 or Deadline is June 2, 2017.

Public Works Assistant Position | City of Elk River

The City of Elk River is accepting applications for a full time (32 hrs per wk) Public Works Position. Experience operating equipment needed. Experience doing street work, facility maintenance, repairs, and project work a plus. Equipment includes 966 loader, backhoe, grader, dump truck, mini excavator, gas powered sewer snakes, hand and power tools, saws and mowers. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and minimum GED. Applicants must be willing to train on drinking water and wastewater procedures and obtain drinking water and wastewater licenses for city facilities.

A complete job description, application and job requirement package is available at Elk River City Hall, P.O. Box H, 112 S. Second St., Elk River, Idaho 83827.  208-826-3209. Wage DOE.  Look for information on Facebook and at Benefits include vacation leave, sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Accepting applications and resumes until position is filledEOE/ADA

Waste Water Operator – City of Fruitland

Applications will be accepted and may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office, Fruitland City Hall, 200 S Whitely Dr. / PO Box 324, Fruitland, ID 83619 or by down loading an application from the city’s website at The City of Fruitland is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Tile: Waste Water Operator

Department: Waste Water Treatment

Opening Date:  April 10, 2017

Close Date:  April 24, 2017

Position Starts:  May 15, 2017

Salary Range: $19.00/hr to $21.00/hr (Dependent on experience and Waste Water License Level)

Job Summary: The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operations, maintenance, repair, and general upkeep of the city’s waste water treatment facility and equipment. The candidate will also need to be able to perform work safely, efficiently, and accurately, occasionally under adverse conditions. The candidate will be expected to exercise initiative and independent judgement both individually, and as part of a team. The position will also require possible callbacks as well as weekend or holiday emergency and on-call status.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The operator will be required to operate a computer, calibrate and operate waste water monitoring equipment such as pH and dissolved oxygen meters.
  • Preform specialized skill and semi-skilled functions in the operation and general maintenance of the city’s waste water system.
  • Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in the operations and maintenance of the facility which could include dump trucks, backhoe, loaders and / or other related equipment and tools.
  • Perform general maintenance (including weed control) and cleaning of the facilities (buildings), facility grounds, vehicles, equipment, and tools. And to bring faulty equipment to the attention of the superintendent.
  • Doing daily rounds and monitoring of the facility and keeping accurate records of the recorded data.
  • Work with and monitor local Industries. The monitoring schedule will require a certain amount of weekend sampling.
  • When required assist the superintendent by answering public questions or office phones.
  • The operator will be required to follow all safety procedures and utilize the safety equipment to ensure a safe working environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will need a high school diploma or GED. Supplemented vocational/technical training in waste water treatment plant operations and equipment maintenance or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job is preferred but not required. A valid State of Idaho Waste Water Treatment License (Collections System License would also be considered as experience) or an equivalent out of state license with Idaho reciprocity and a CDL is preferred but not required. In time the successful candidate will be required to study for and take the required state exams to achieve a Level III Waste Water Operation License for the State of Idaho. The candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.

The City of Fruitland, Idaho offers competitive salary and benefit package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Employee Assistance Program, Idaho PERSI, Vacation / Sick Leave, License renewal(s) and continuing education reimbursement policy.

Operations Lead

Water District 19 – Vashon Island First Review Date:
Friday, November 11, 2016 – 4:00pm

Job Status:
Open – Accepting applications, open until filled

$28.00 – $38.00 Hourly
$58,464 – $79,344 Annually



As an Operations Lead you’ll be responsible for a variety utility operations management and inspection duties. Under the direction of the General Manager, the Operations Lead plans, directs, evaluates, oversees, organizes, manages, supervises and coordinates activities in the field relating to all aspects of water treatment, pumping, distribution, water quality, water meters, facilities, fleet, buildings and grounds. The Operations Lead is the “operator in responsible charge”.
The successful candidate for this position will supervise two full time Field Operations Technicians and will work cooperatively with District office staff. These positions generally work eight hours per day, five days per week and are on-call 24 hours a day one week out of every three. In addition, weekend work is required every third weekend for four hours per day to check status and collect samples.
May have direct onsite supervision of the activities of construction project inspector, consultant inspectors, interns, or other personnel as assigned.
The Water District 19 is a municipal corporation special purpose district that provides potable water to a community that includes 6.2 square miles of unincorporated Vashon Island in King County. The District incorporated in 1925 and is the largest water district on the island, serving the town core and the east central part of the island. ranked Vashon number 30 on its ‘2016 Top 50 Best Places to Live’ in Washington State.
The ideal Operations Lead is a problem solver with the capability to look at how things operate and identify changes that can increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of operations and maintenance, will be a good communicator willing to listen to new ideas and concerns raised by management and direct reports, needs to have an encouraging personality type and willingly assists direct reports to develop and learn.
The Operations Lead needs to show leadership and be willing to raise issues and provide constructive feedback to all levels of the organization in a professional and productive manner. The successful candidate will be driven to get things done and capable of pulling people together to work toward common goals and objectives.
A high school diploma. An Associate Degree in Waterworks is highly desirable.
Five or more years of related experience in water utility operations and supervision including both potable groundwater and surface water systems.
Considerable knowledge of public waterworks.
Knowledge of practices, methods and standards applicable to the construction of drinking water systems.
Knowledge of applicable laws, standards, and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control.
Knowledge of project management skills and techniques.
Ability to interpret technical standards, construction drawings, plans, permit conditions and specifications.
Ability to understand and apply material and facility performance testing procedures and results.
Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection data, field note records, as-built drawings, reports, and other project documentation.
Ability to effectively communicate complex technical and procedural information, both orally and in writing, in a non-technical manner to a variety of stakeholders.
Ability to negotiate and problem solve with contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives and the general public.
Knowledge of environmental requirements and regulations relating to the construction of drinking water systems.
Work effectively and efficiently with limited supervision.
Possess a high level of discipline and integrity, and strong customer service skills.
Possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Own reliable transportation.
The wage range for this position is $58,464 – $79,344 annually. The District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation.
An application and job description are available at Your completed application, cover letter, and résumé must be returned by mail or personal delivery to: Water District 19 Attn: General Manager, PO Box T, Vashon, WA 98070, or by email to The deadline to be considered during the first review of applicants is 4:00p.m. on Friday, November 11,
2016. Failure to submit all required application materials shall lead to disqualification from the selection process.
This recruitment will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For questions or other information please contact Jeff Lakin, General Manager, at (206) 463-9007. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.

Wastewater Operator I

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Wastewater Treatment Plant | Jerome, ID | Public Services-Wastewater
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $15.35 – $19.19
Details: Position closes on Wednesday, November 30. Please upload resume.
Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join an Award winning team! The Northwest Membrane Operator Association (NWMOA) “Plant of the Year” accolade is awarded to a treatment facility that employs a membrane based treatment process, exhibits an exemplary safety record, demonstrates a history of minimum and preferably no permit violations as recorded by the local regulating body, is consistently neat and clean in appearance with minimal impact for surrounding neighbors, and the plant is used for educating the public on environmental health. Through teamwork, proper operation and maintenance the aforementioned criteria was achieved and the City of Jerome was granted the award.
The City pays 100% of employee’s medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums. We offer a great Wellness Program that rewards you for exercising, nutrition and volunteering.


An Equal Opportunity Employer-Drug Free Workplace-Veteran preference


General Statement of Duties
The City of Jerome is a dynamic organization which positively affects our citizens every day. Every position within the City is expected to be a leader within our organization, as well as in our community. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to the everyday operations and some emergency operations within the Wastewater Department. Works on varied shifts including a rotating Emergency Response Operator (ERO) with Call Back status and must be able to respond within one hour to any service area.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only) Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to wastewater treatment systems.
  • Samples and analyzes influents and effluents as prescribed by analytical procedures established by supervisors and regulating agencies. Records test results and other pertinent data to identify variations in flow and water quality, and makes appropriate changes.
  • Maintains accurate records of process and lab results to ensure sample protocol and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures proper operation and control of assigned process area. Operates, monitors, and controls primary and secondary digesters, thickeners, classifiers, transfer pumps, gas boilers, bar screens, clarifiers, sludge pumps, blowers, aerators, control panels, sludge thickening and sludge de-watering equipment.
  • Uses equipment to evaluate plant mechanical operations to ensure automated systems are operating correctly, intervening as necessary.
  • Operates and adjusts controls on equipment, through use of systems to purify and clarify water, process or dispose of sewage, and generate power.
  • Inspects equipment and monitors operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements, detects malfunctions, and takes corrective action to ensure effective operation.
  • Performs preventative maintenance. Conducts routine inspections and troubleshoots equipment failures and identifies maintenance needs.
  • Initiates work orders and coordinates with maintenance staff on all repair and maintenance issues. Performs minor repairs of equipment as necessary to maintain operation.
  • Generates corrective maintenance work orders on equipment and machinery.
  • Adheres to and complies with all state, federal, and local regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to safe work practices and all operation and maintenance duties.
  • All other duties as assigned.
    Professionalism & Communication
  • Attends department meetings and communicates regularly with the Supervisors and co-workers.
  • Maintains a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • Provides timely, respectful and thorough customer service.
  • Communicates daily with cross-functional teams regarding issues, events, and updates.
  • Maintains a proper professional image and generates positive public image.
  • Expected to be a leader within the organization as well as in our community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude preferred, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
  • Must have ability to operate Computer Maintenance Management System (software).
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Working knowledge of city collection system network, line and manhole locations; hazards and precautions associated with trench work and sewer line construction;
  • Basic hand and power tools required to install and maintain pipe line; traffic control layout; operation and maintenance of sewer cleaning and televising equipment; typical water and sewer line problems;
  • Working knowledge of tools and equipment required to lay and repair sewer lines;
  • Working knowledge in use and care of required tools and equipment; city policies and procedures; laws, ordinances and regulations governing wastewater collection.
  • Some knowledge of basic bacteriology; basic automotive mechanics; hydraulics.

Acceptable Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in wastewater facility or experience with semi-skilled maintenance or construction tasks or;
  • An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skill and ability to meet the demands and requirements of the position.

Special Qualifications

  • Must possess a Wastewater I License at time of hire.
  • Must have Collections I License at time of hire or ability to acquire in 12 months of hire.
  • Must possess at least a valid Idaho Commercial driver’s license Class B or be able to obtain within 6 month.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • ‘The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. In the course of lifting, the employee may frequently be required to bend or squat.
  • The employee will be expected to preform work from an elevated position including climbing and working from ladders.
  • The Employee will be expected to work in confined spaces and must be able to wear appropriate equipment including belts and harnesses. The employee also must possess sufficient physical and mental ability to withstand a confined environment.
  • Employee may frequently be exposed to untreated wastewater (containing human waste). Employee must not have physical or mental barriers to performing these tasks; also employees will be requested to receive Hepatitis combination vaccinations for their protection.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must prove adequate dexterity to: manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.


Additional Information

Selected candidate will be subject to a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post-offer job physical and will have a one-year introductory period.

Full-time Public Works Maintenance Position

The City of Kooskia is accepting applications for the immediate hire of a full-time Public Works Maintenance Position. Will perform a variety of manual labor duties of some difficulty which may involve the use of acquired skills. Will do related work as required and is “on call” every other weekend and Holidays. Starting wage DOE. Successful Applicant will have a High School diploma or equivalent and a current valid Driver’s License.  Application and a detailed Job Description is available at Kooskia City Hall, 26 S. Main Street, Kooskia, Idaho.  EEO and Drug Free Workplace.

Public Works Drinking Water & Waste Water Operator

The City of Elk River is accepting applications for a full time Public Works Drinking Water & Waste Water Operator. The position encompasses all aspects of city water and waste water operations. Assisting with equipment, street and facility maintenance, repairs, and project work.

Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.

Must have or willing to obtain Drinking Water Distribution Operator Class I License, Drinking Water Treatment Operator Class I License, Waste Water Treatment Lagoon License, and Waste Water Collection Operator Class I License.

Other desirable skills include ability to operate 966 loader, backhoe, grader, dump truck (CDL a plus), gas powered sewer snakes, hand and power tools, saws and mowers.

A minimum of 1 year experience needed.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.  The City will help train.

A complete job description, application and job requirement package is available at Elk River City Hall, PO Box H, 112 S. Second St., Elk River, Idaho 83827.  208-826-3209. Wage DOE.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Accepting applications and resumes until position is filledEOE/ADA

Wastewater Superintendent

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a well-spoken Wastewater Superintendent that understands the Wastewater Department is part of the overall City team. Partnership and collaboration with other departments is vital. The superintendent should be a positive and progressive leader that seeks innovation and creativity in operations of the WWTP as well as how customer service is provided to the community. This position requires a leader that can build and sustain a strong team and seeks to build up and support that team through general management, coaching, and professional development opportunities. The success of these employees means the City is successful on behalf of Coeur d’Alene residents. This person must be well versed in National Pollution Elimination Discharge System permitting in both Washington and Idaho. Technical analysis and writing ability is crucial.

 The superintendent supervises, manages, directs, plans, and organizes the wastewater utility including collection system, treatment plant, compost facility, industrial pre-treatment program, chemistry and microbiological laboratory and capital project management. This position also negotiates water quality issues with regulators and provides technical support for environmental review documents.  The position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in science, mechanical or civil engineering, or closely related field; and eight (8) years progressive experience in wastewater operations, design and construction with five (5) of those in a supervisory capacity; and three (3) years management experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training necessary to perform the work.


The job announcement & application are available on website,, or Human Resources, 710 E. Mullan, CDA, (208) 769-2205.  Application deadline is 5p.m. on February 17, 2017.  EOE (CLICK HERE) for more details.

Leak Detection Field Technician

General Description:

  • Provide leak detection and line locating services to clients. Looking for a mechanically oriented and highly motivated person to perform electronic leak detection and plumbing related repairs. Must be able to use mechanical tools, have excellent driving record, good writing and communication skills, with a minimum of a high school education.
  • Work outdoors.
  • Utilize your interest in mechanics and electronics.
  • Great earning potential.
  • Medical Benefits for Employee

Duties include:

  • Going to commercial and residential locations to perform leak detection, and may perform repair work.
  • Leak detection on underground piping systems inside and outside buildings, as well as in sewers, swimming pools and spas.
  • Various forms of electronic leak detection equipment are used on the job.
  • Advance training includes scuba certification, and mastering underground line tracking, video, ultrasonic, infrared and video technologies.

Qualifications include:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good DMV report
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be capable of moving or lifting up to 100 pounds.
  • Mechanical/electronics background is a plus.
  • Experience using power tools.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Neat professional appearance.
  • Good writing & verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Familiarity with leak detection or plumbing, and experience in pool and slab work helpful, but not mandatory.

Please apply to our job website at Leak Detection Field Technician Idaho

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