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Purpose of Position

Protect the nation’s multi-billion dollar investment in rural and small municipal drinking water systems by providing on-site technical assistance that assures cost-effective operations and adequate income for both operations and debt service within each state/jurisdiction.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Travels extensively throughout the state to offer on-site technical assistance to drinking water systems.
  • Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, health and environmental issues.
  • Provides the type of on-site assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing”.
  • Attends National Rural Water Assoc. (NRWA) sponsored training programs to obtain skills to transfer technical knowledge to the drinking water system personnel and its governing body.
  • Reads and disseminates new technical standards set and proposed by public and private organizations.
  • Develops informational and educational articles for dissemination.
  • Responds to inquiries from drinking water systems, consumers, governmental agencies, and others regarding technical matters in a timely manner.
  • Obtains a minimum of 30 on-site drinking water “contacts” or one hour on-site visits per month with at least 3 of the 30 contacts with drinking water systems not previously visited in the last three months.
  • On-site assistance and training must geographically represent the state during the program period.
  • Visits the appropriate USDA Rural Development Officials at least once per month.
  • Accurately completes and submits the required reporting in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as requested.

Internal Relationship

The Water Circuit Rider works closely with the CEO and other State Association personnel as needed. The Water Circuit Rider works closely with and communicates with the Project Manager of the Drinking Water Program in the NRWA office.

External Relationships

The Water Circuit Rider has frequent contact with system personnel, government personnel, elected officials, industry representatives and technical organizations. The Water Circuit Rider visits with USDA Rural Development Officials monthly. All contacts must be treated with the utmost professionalism and courtesy.

 Employment Requirements

  • Multi-year employment required (no less than 5 years experience) in working for, operating, maintaining or managing a rural / community water system.
  • Technical knowledge of operating, maintaining, and managing a drinking water system.
  • An understanding of basic budgeting and finance issues facing drinking water systems and program management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with operation specialists, decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals.
  • Ability to identify, locate and explain drinking water problems to field personnel and decision makers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to complete projects on time without daily supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize requests to ensure those requests with serious health or economic problems are resolved first.
  • Willingness to travel extensively. At least two trips out of state annually.
  • Written approval of the NRWA Administrator prior to employment.
  • No less than Level II water distribution and/or water treatment licensure in good standing is preferred.

Upon Approval

  • Written notification of effective date of employment.
  • Written biography in third person format to be used in agency reporting.
  • Water Circuit Rider will attend NRWA-sponsored orientation sessions as a part of in-service training.

Employment Details 

The Water Circuit Rider is a full-time non-exempt position.  Hours will be flexible from time to time but generally requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. The salary range is $44,000 to $48,500 annually, depending on experience and licensure. A generous benefit package includes health, life and disability insurance after one month of employment as well as vacation and sick days beginning immediately. Participation in the 401k plan is allowed after one year employment.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to:

Idaho Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin or religion as prohibited by the federal Civil Rights Act, or on basis prohibited by any other applicable law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the IRWA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Bellevue Public Works is looking to fill a position in our wastewater department. This is a full-time position with benefits. Benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • PERSI – Retirement
  • Paid training

This Position will focus on Wastewater operations but will be subject to work in other areas of the Public works department as required. Licensing in Wastewater Treatment is preferred.  Applicant should have a CDL A is or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire. Bellevue is looking for a reliable and focused individual that is willing to make a difference in this community.

Duties will include data acquisition testing and sampling wastewater, equipment maintenance, building maintenance, tanker hauling and other duties to run a wastewater treatment facility. Applicants will be required to go on-call and must live or be able to move to Bellevue or the surrounding area to answer call-outs. For applications and detailed list of responsibilities and qualifications please visit BellevueIdaho.US

Wages are $16.00 – $22.00 DOE

Please send completed application and resume to FSuwanrit@BellevueIdaho.US

Questions can be directed to Frank Suwanrit at 208-481-8258


City of Hailey Water Operator

Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s water distribution system and associated facilities. Will assist as assigned in the operation of the City of Hailey’s potable water system ensuring compliance with relevant Department of Environmental Quality and other regulations applicable to a large scale drinking water system. Performs related work within the Public Works Department as required. Good benefit package, with starting wage $16/hr. – $23/hr.- DOE. Open until filled. Click here for complete job description


Water Distribution Operator | City of Twin Falls

City of Twin Falls has an opportunity for a water distribution operator.

Starting Bi-Weekly Salary: $1,348 – $1,618
Benefits Package includes: Medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays (10), Paid long term disability and life insurance, wellness program, and Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho – P.E.R.S.I.

For more information regarding the job description and application process, please review the following document:

Water Distribution Operator Job Announcement

City Clerk/Treasurer | City of Glenns Ferry

City of Glenns Ferry

Employment Opportunity: Clerk/Treasurer

If you are interested in a challenging career then come join our team in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.
This is a full-time position with health benefits and PERSI retirement for the employee. The successful applicant will be the custodian of city revenues, city ordinances, minutes, and other records and will administer the financial oversight and planning of the city’s budget, financial systems.  This position answers directly to the Mayor.
Salary will be dependent on experience.

Please complete job resume and application and return to, or mail to PO Box 910, Glenns Ferry, Idaho 83623 or bring into City Hall.

For job application and full job description go to or 110 E. 2nd Ave in Glenns Ferry (City Hall) and for additional information contact Glenns Ferry City Hall at 208-366-7418 or direct email to

Job post will remain open until position is filled.

Glenns Ferry is an Equal Opportunity Employer

City Clerk Treasurer Job Description

Assistant Water & Wastewater Operator | Santa-Fernwood Sewer Project

Assistant Water and Waste Water Operator:


Opening for a full time year round Assistant Water and Waste Water Operator.

Duties include Assisting the Water and Wastewater Operator with the day to day operations of the water distribution and treatment system and with the collection and treatment of wastewater.

The Assistant Operator will perform daily routine checks and system tests.  This position requires the scheduling and execution of preventative maintenance.  The Assistant Operator will help with the installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  This position requires heavy manual labor in all kinds of weather; knowledge of mechanical components of pumps, meters and chlorinators. The Assistant Operator must safely operate a wide variety of light duty construction and maintenance equipment.  This position must deal effectively and courteously with the public and be willing and able to work some weekends and holidays. The successful applicant will be joining a small team of individuals serving the communities of Santa and Fernwood, Idaho.

Qualifications and Skills
Must be an effective communicator. Must be able to obtain an Operator in Training license in wastewater within one year.  Must be able to obtain all required water and wastewater licensures within a reasonable period of time.  Must have a high school diploma or GED, must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.  Must have a working corded phone, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to obtain Idaho liability insurance.  This individual must live in the Santa or Fernwood Area or be willing to relocate. Must be  highly motivated to learn new skills and be efficient in math and be able to read and follow written instructions.  This person will eventually be qualified to replace the lead operator.  The district would prefer applicants with at least one license either in water or wastewater.  Veteran’s preference.  Pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

High school diploma or equivalent required.


For questions, please call us at 208-245-3554. You can pick up employment application in person at 65290 Hwy 3 S.  Fernwood Idaho, or send generic application to PO  Box 215 Fernwood, Idaho 83830

Water Treatment Positions | Boistfort Valley Water

Hiring positions involving Water Treatment. From Entry Operators with minimal Water Operations experience to General Manager of Water System.


Job Title: Water Treatment Plant Operator To General Manager
Boistfort Valley Water a small water system servicing 850 connections has several job openings. Located in the beautiful Boistfort Valley, a quiet luscious valley located in SW Washington where abundant outdoor activities are a possibility for a new employee’s lifestyle. These positions could be responsible for operation, maintenance and monitoring of treatment plant. Anyone with Water Utility experience is encouraged to apply. These full time positions may requires being on call and working weekends. Will assist in major repairs or projects on system.


Education & Experience:
We desire ability to obtain Washington State Certifications, a valid Washington State driver’s license, and CDL (but not required)


Physical requirements:
This position requires the physical ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, grip, dig, push, pull, lift, reach, walk quickly on uneven surfaces, and perform repetitive motions. Work involves using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. May be required to occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds unassisted.


We offer a limited benefits package including generous paid time off (vacation, sick and holidays), SEP IRA retirement plan and HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) available.


Pay Range: To be determined by certifications and experience




Send resume to

Or mail to:
Boistfort Valley Water
P.O. BOX 269
Adna, WA 98522

or Fax to 360-748-1459

The City of Driggs is taking applications for the following positions:

Wastewater Plant Operator Class III

The City of Driggs, a small resort town nestled in the Teton Mountains on the Wyoming/Idaho border is seeking a Class III Wastewater Plant Operator (or ability to obtain within one year).  Come enjoy small town life in the mountains with world class skiing, fishing, hunting and multitudes of other outdoor activities

Primary responsibilities include the operation of the wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection system.  Secondary responsibilities include a variety of other public works tasks associated with a small mountain town.  Join our Public Works team for a stable, exciting career with opportunities to learn and advance.  A full job description and application is available on the City of Driggs website at Excellent benefits package included. To apply, submit an application, resume and cover letter to or in person at Driggs City Hall 60 South Main Driggs ID 83422. Open until filled. Veteran’s Preference applies.

Starting Salary Range:  $42,000-52,000 DOE

Pump and Purification Technician | City of Pocatello, ID

Pump and Purification Technician

City of Pocatello

$19.81 – $21.36 starting rate plus generous benefits

The Water Department Pump & Purification Technician maintains the Water Distribution system by performing installation, maintenance and repair work on wells, well houses, pumps and pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing stations, storage tanks and individual pumping/purification systems. This job is required to have both a Class I Drinking Water Treatment Operator and a Class II Drinking Water Distribution Operator certification.* The work is performed under the supervision of the Water Operations Supervisor.

The job requires knowledge of the methods of water distribution including wells and well houses, pumps and pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing stations, storage tanks, and individual pumping/purification systems.  It also requires additional knowledge of remote and electronic monitoring, recording, communications and alarm systems.

The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.

The work environment is a public building and outdoor environment that may include exposure to hazardous chemicals and gases, confined space, elevated tanks, working in adverse weather conditions, traffic hazards and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment. The noise level is generally moderate but with occasional exposure to noisy and/or loud equipment.

The job is an on-call position, responding to emergency situations. Employees designated as immediate response personnel must live 12.5 odometer miles from their usual daily work site and must be able to be at the job site in thirty (30) minutes or less.

For more information and to apply, visit City of Pocatello.

Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician | McCain Foods, Burley, ID

McCain It’s All Good™ is our philosophy.  As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good.  But McCain It’s All Good™ is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business.  From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good.  The McCain It’s All Good™ philosophy underpins everything we do.  McCain Foods has an immediate opening for Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician at the Burley, Idaho plant.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician, as a member of the Environmental Team, assists in the operation of machinery and systems that convert waste water in drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.  The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician does this by monitoring equipment and conditions, adjusting and cleaning equipment, taking samples, performing complex laboratory tests and maintaining documentation and reports required by the Company and applicable regulatory agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collects waste water samples on a daily basis.
  • Takes pH and dissolved oxygen readings at various areas within the waste water treatment plant.
  • Performs chlorine tests and flushes analyzers when needed.
  • Checks aeration blowers for proper operation and oil levels and maintains at recommended levels.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate and adjust pumps and motors that move water and waste water through filtration systems.
  • Works collaboratively with Environmental Team to ensure all wastewater testing and maintenance records are complete and up-to-date.
  • Assist the Waste Water Treatment Lab Technician with some complex process lab analysis.
  • Administers ISO14001 program as directed by the ISO 14001 Coordinator.
  • Participates as needed in other environmental department work assignments, including process control, lab, and sanitation, painting, and keeping buildings clean.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.


  • Associate and/or Technical Degree in environmental system management or related field; or 5 years plus experience performing tasks similar to those identified as essential functions; or requisite combination of experience and education.
  • Preference given to candidates with Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field.
  • Must have or obtain at minimum a Small Systems Water License, Class One Idaho State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, and Idaho State Waste License.
  • Basic computer skills – experience with CMMS preferred.


To apply for this position, please visit our website at, then select “Current Opportunities” to view this and other opportunities with McCain Foods.  Use reference number 34096BR in a key word search to find this job more quickly.

McCain Foods and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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 “A” Commercial driver’s license 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 $19-22 per hour DOE with benefits.

Applications and a copy of the job description are available on links on the city’s web page and at Ketchum City Hall, 480 East. Ave., N. and can be viewed on the City’s web site. City of Ketchum main page. Send resume and job application to P.O. box 2315 Ketchum, Idaho 83340 or email  Open until filled.

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