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POSITION: Rural Water System Operator 

The Clay Rural Water System is seeking a self-motivated individual whose duties would include plant operations, pipeline maintenance, construction of pipeline, equipment operation, customer relations, basic computer operations, rotating weekend on-call duties, emergency response and other assigned tasks. This is a full-time position. Normal business hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Requirements include a high-school or equivalent education, securing of SD DENR water certification within eighteen months, securing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within twelve months, a clean driving record, good people and communication skills, basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude, ability to perform heavy lifting, climbing and working in close confinement conditions. Job may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Exert considerable physical effort in moderate to heavy work involving stooping/kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing/balancing, and lifting/carrying. Position requires residing within or within close proximity to the system service area.

Responsibility areas include but not limited to: Maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the water treatment and distribution facilities including towers, booster pump stations and/or pipeline. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA system and other equipment. Perform meter reading, repair and annual maintenance. Perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required. Look for evidence of system water leaks and repair same. As a member of the operations team, participate in an "on-call duty" that will require serving on a rotating schedule to be on call outside of normal duty hours so that the emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

Competitive hourly wage depending on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefit package including medical, retirement, job training, long-term disability, 125 plan, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. 

The Clay Rural Water System conducts reference, criminal history and driving record checks for all employees joining the water system. All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

Proposed Timeline:

Application posted:  Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Application deadline:  Monday, April 21, 2014

Review applications: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Interviews: April 23-28, 2014

Interested parties should pick up an application at the Vermillion Job Service office.

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POSITION: Rural Operator - WEB WATER DEVELOPMENT

The Rural Water System Operator position is a full-time position with full benefits and reports to the Operations Superintendent.  The position is responsible for operation and maintenance in an assigned service area.

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POSITION: Construction Laborer - WEB WATER DEVELOPMENT

The Construction Laborer position is an hourly full time seasonal position with full benefits and reports to the Construction Foreman.  

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POSITION: Water Treatment Operator/Distribution System Operator

B-Y Water serves over 4,600 customers in Southeast South Dakota.  This fulltime position is responsible for operating and maintaining water treatment equipment and the maintenance of the distribution system.  The ability to maintain electrical and mechanical equipment is essential.  Varying shifts, overtime, rotating weekends and holidays are required.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid sick leave and vacation.

To apply for this position an application and detailed description is available by calling (605) 463-2531.  B-Y Water is an EOE.

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POSITION: System Operations Specialist

Tripp County Water User District is accepting applications until April 30, 2014 for a System Water Operator. Requirements include high school or equivalent education. Applicant must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills. Applicant must be able to work in close confinement conditions. Applicant must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Applicant must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Applicant must possess or agree to obtain a Class I Water Distribution and Class 1 Treatment Certification within 18 months of selection for this position. Applicant also agrees to obtain Class II Distribution Certification within three years of employment, if does not already possess. As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to reside within Tripp County Water User District service area.

Duties include: Maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump stations and or pipeline. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System and other equipment. Perform meter reading, repair and annual maintenance. Perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required. Obtain membership applications and easements as required; recommend line routing and inspection during and after construction. Look for evidence of system water leaks and repair the same. Respond to customer needs. Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner. As a member of the operations team, participate in an “on call duty” that will require serving on a rotating schedule to be on call outside normal duty hours so that emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly. Applicant will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle and perform other duties as assigned.

Pay ranges from $14.00 to $16.00 per hour depending on qualifications. The minimum work week will be 44 hours. Benefits include 100% employee & family health and dental coverage; retirement, long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Successful applicant will be required to pass an initial drug screening test.

Employer is requesting both a general application form and a resume. The Application form (Form DLR-510) can be found and filled out on South Dakota Department of Labor website – dol.sd.gov/

Send both application and resume to Tripp County Water User District - 1052 West 1st Street Winner, South Dakota 57580. Partial applications will not be accepted (resume alone or application alone). Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview. Contact Russ Phillips at Tripp County Water User District (605-842-2755) with any questions.

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POSITION: SYSTEMS OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Kingbrook Rural Water System is accepting applications until April 15, 2014 for System Operations Specialist. Requirements include a high school or equivalent education. Must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills. Must be able to work in close confinement conditions. Must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Applicant must possess or agree to obtain a Class I Water Distribution License within 18 months of selection for this position. As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to reside within Kingbrook's service area.

Duties include: Maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump station and or pipeline. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System, "smart phone" technology, computer technology including Microsoft Word and Excel, and other equipment. Perform meter reading, repair and annual maintenance. Perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required. Obtain membership application and easements as required, recommend line routing and inspection during and after construction. Look for evidence of system water leaks and repair the same. Respond to customer needs. Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner. Assist the Operations Supervisor in the operation and maintenance of the treatment facilities. As a member of the operations team, participate in an “on call duty” that will require serving on a rotating schedule to be on call outside normal duty hours so that the emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

Pay ranges from $17 to $19 per hour depending on qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, retirement, long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Successful applicant will be required pass an initial drug screening test.

Referral Instructions: Employer requests no direct contact. Employer is requesting both a general application form and a resume. Send both of these items to the SD Dept of Labor and Regulations - 1310 Main Avenue South, Suite 103, Brookings SD 57006-3893, Phone: 605.688.4350. Partial applications will not be accepted (resume alone or application form alone.) Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview. The SD Dept of Labor and Regulations will be notified when the position has been filled.

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POSITION: TRAINING SPECIALIST – Water and Wastewater

Status: Full Time                

Wage Classification: Exempt

 

SUMMARY: The position of Training Specialist exists to prepare and conduct (operator) Operations Specialist training and to provide technical advice and assistance to rural and small-town municipal water and wastewater system operators within the state of South Dakota, and to manage the administrative affairs of the designated portion of SDARWS Training Program. The Training Specialist will be required to provide training and on-site technical assistance in the fields of water and wastewater and analyze situations, evaluate possible courses of action, make decisions, and give advice and recommendations regarding water/wastewater system's operations to Association members, as well as to other users and non-members. The Training Specialist will work directly with three (3) other trainers.

 

POSITION: SAFETY TRAINING SPECIALIST – Water and Wastewater (New Hire)

Status: Full Time                

Wage Classification: Exempt

 

SUMMARY: The position of Safety Training Specialist exists to prepare and conduct safety training in conjunction with water and wastewater industry safety practices and procedures providing feedback, and assessments. The Safety Trainer is responsible for ensuring that all training content is consistent throughout the SDARWS training program and is compliant with all state and federal regulations. Utilize the integration of technology, strategically developing a training program. and to provide technical advice and assistance to rural and small-town municipal water and wastewater systems within the state of South Dakota, and to manage the administrative affairs of the designated portion of SDARWS Training Program. The Safety Training Specialist will be required to provide training and on-site technical assistance in the fields of safety in regards to water and wastewater operations and analyze situations, evaluate possible courses of action, make decisions, and give advice and recommendations regarding water/wastewater system's operations to Association members, as well as to other users and non-members. 

 

The Safety Training Specialist will also assist with Operations Specialist training and will work directly with three (3) other trainers.

 

To apply for either of these positions, please email your resume and cover letter to dndavis@sdarws.com. For more information please call 605-556-7219. For a more detailed job description, please email your request to info@sdarws.com

 

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TRAINING SPECIALIST

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