Job Openings

Billing Clerk – Kingbrook Rural Water

Kingbrook Rural Water in Arlington, SD is accepting applications immediately for a Billing Clerk. Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2015. Qualified applicants to be considered will be contacted by or before July 16, 2015 to schedule an interview.

Referral Instructions: Employer requests no direct contact. To apply online go to and register for an online account to find job listing. You may also contact the Brookings DOLR office at 605-688-4350 for assistance on how to apply. 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.) The SD Dept of Labor and Regulations will be notified when the position has been filled.

Minimum qualifications include knowledge of computer operations and customer relations skills. Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated, very detail orientated and able to plan and organize work as a member of the team working with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Minimum training and experience requirements must include basic office and accounting skills and formal computer training including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point is desirable or a minimum of 18 months of experience in a comparable position may be substituted.

Duties include: 1. Maintain all consumer water accounts, enter water use and billing information into the computer, provide monthly reports and pursue collection thereof. 2. Order and distribute consumer billing supplies. 3. Answer the telephone and assist members by providing information as needed in a user-friendly manner. 4. Prepare customer service call tickets and maintain the customer records and files in an orderly manner. 5. Assist with the annual meeting by printing ballots, copies of minutes, registering members and guests. 6. Be aware of training programs and participate in approved training activities. 7. Assist with the compiling and distribution to all members, the Kingbrook Newsletter and other notices as needed. 8. Keep the membership list current and provide a monthly report thereof. 9. Perform system and consumer records filing. 10. Assist the Office Supervisor in the operations of the office. 11. Provide assistance to the Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk when necessary with providing information to potential new members considering water service. 12. Maintain appropriate inventory of office supplies and materials. 13. Assist with the preparation of the “on-call” schedule to insure that a high quality of customer service is furnished efficiently and promptly. 14. See that office facilities are maintained in a clean, neat and orderly manner. 16. Be proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System. 16. Perform other duties as assigned and be willing to cross-train for all administrative duties.

Pay starts at $13.26-$14.73 per hour DOQ. 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. Kingbrook is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Treatment Plant Operator - Randall Community Water District

Randall Community Water District, 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 weekends on call, emergency response and other assigned tasks.

Requirements include a high school graduate or equivalent education, securing of State water certification within eighteen months, a clean driving record, good people and communication skills, basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude, and ability to perform heavy lifting, climbing, and working in close confinement conditions. Job may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, and lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Job may also require exerting 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 are not limited to, the requirement that the employee:

• Responsible for overseeing work performed on an assigned shift and ensures treated water quality surpasses all State, Federal, and Water Department standards

• Monitors raw and treated water flows, adjusts flows and pumping rates as needed

• Mixes chemicals and conducts quality tests on raw and treated water

• Keeps records of chemicals used and tests performed

• May develop, monitor, and implement a process control plan for plant operation using manual and computerized systems

• Maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, reports, and performs maintenance and repair of plant equipment

• May maintain plant facility and grounds

• Maintains plant security

• Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports of plant performance and responds to questions, problems, and complaints concerning water quality or service

• Trains and instructs staff in plant maintenance and operation activities and ensures use of proper safety equipment and procedures

• Ensures cleanliness of assigned areas and proper storage of equipment and supplies

• Maintain required records and reports.

• 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 the same.

• Respond to customer needs.

• Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner.

• Assist 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.

• Be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle.

Performs additional duties as assigned.

Competitive hourly wage based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefit package including health insurance reimbursement, retirement, job training, life insurance, PTO, and paid holidays.

Interested parties can call 605-487-7823 or stop by the office at 445 Main Street, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 57356 to pick up application. Applications taken until position filled. Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview.


Training/Technical Assistance Specialist – South Dakota Rural Water

The position of T/TA 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 position. The T/TA 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 T/TA Specialist will work directly with all SDARWS staff. Position will work out of either the Madison or Spearfish office.

Education and Work Experience
• Water and/or Wastewater Operator's License or other professional license that qualifies for the position.
• Must have a minimum of five to ten years’ experience in the operations of a water or wastewater system.
• Must have a thorough understanding of the operations and maintenance of associated equipment.
• A comprehensive understanding of OSHA safety requirements and water/wastewater safety training needs.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Must have the ability to train others, either one-on-one or in a group setting.
• Must have the ability to present information, sometimes of a very technical nature, to an audience (e.g. a city council) who does not necessarily have technical training or knowledge.
• Must have strong problem-solving abilities and strong written and verbal communications skills.

Physical Capabilities
• Extensive travel time is required. Up to 75% of the T/TA Specialist's time will be spent outside of the office.
• The T/TA Specialist will be expected to visit Association member offices, and will be required to attend numerous meetings associated with the position.
• Activities will range from extended periods of sitting at the office and at meetings to considerable motion and physical activity when visiting operations. Physical activity will be varied, and at times strenuous, since the primary function of this position is to provide technical assistance and training to water/wastewater system (operators) Operations Specialists, at their operation's facility.
• Physical activities may include occasional lifting of up to 50 or 60 pounds, climbing ladders to access systems and/or equipment, and demonstrating equipment usage.

Position is open until filled.


To apply, please email Dennis Davis (, Executive Director of South Dakota Rural Water - with your contact information, resume, and cover letter.


Madison office:
203 Center Street W
Madison, SD 57042
Phone (605) 556-7219
Fax (605) 556-1497

1140 N. Main Street
Suite 2
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605-642-4031
Fax: 605-642-4031

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