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  • Water Operator

    City of Mitchell
    Job Description

    This position is responsible for performing specialized duties in the operation of a water treatment plant and water distribution system.  Water Operator Certification (Level I, II, or III) is preferred, but applications will also be accepted for non-certified workers who have the ability to become state- certified when eligible.  
    Duties include the operation of equipment to control water flow and maintain proper operating levels.  Service, maintain, operate and repair facilities and equipment including pumping devices.  Install, repair, and maintain the water distribution system and fire hydrants throughout the City.   Responds to after-hour emergencies.  

    Minimum qualifications include basic skills typically associated with a high school education and sufficient experience to understand basic principles of a water distribution and maintenance system such as an apprenticeship or experience working.  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid SD driver's license.  Possession of or ability to readily earn appropriate state-certified water license when eligible.  

    This position moves through the pay scale by passing State Operators Certification Courses.  A non-certified worker  anticipated starting wage is $18.552 , Operator I entry level wage is $20.478 per hour;  Operator II entry level wage is $21.514 per hour,  Operator III entry level wage is $22.603.  The successful candidate may start above entry level, DOQ. 

    The City of Mitchell offers an excellent employee benefit package including health, life, and dental insurance at no cost to the employee with reasonable premiums for family members; paid vacation and sick leave; South Dakota Retirement System.

    Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
    Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid SD driver’s license.  CDL not required but helpful.
    Ability to readily obtain appropriate state-certified water operators certification upon eligibility.

    All City positions require that an official City of Mitchell application form be submitted.  Applications may be submitted online, or by submitting a hard copy by email to ekitchens@cityofmitchell.org or by mail to Human Resource Office, City of Mitchell, City Hall, 612 North Main, Mitchell, SD  57301.

    The City of Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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