Water Plant Operator

Salary: $19.15 - $41.41 DOQ
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted November 15, 2022

The Opportunity: The Town of Eagle, Colorado offers an outstanding opportunity for a Licensed Water Operator professional who will enjoy professional challenges and an unbeatable quality of life. Eagle is a mountain community with a thriving outdoor recreation industry, abundant natural resources, and a strong appreciation for culture and community events. We invite enthusiastic, positive, and motivated individuals to apply for the Water Operator position.

Position Summary: Primarily responsible for operating, monitoring, controlling, testing, and troubleshooting a surface water-based supply, distribution system, and a potable water treatment plant. Minimum of D Water certification required within 6 months of date of hire. This position may also perform a variety of routine and special activities for maintenance within the Public Works Department as conditions warrant.

Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent
• A license/certification preferred, will consider B, C or D license
• Experience with Water treatment plants helpful
• Water Distribution license preferred
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Requires successful completion of MVR and criminal background check
• Ability to work overtime, holidays, and rotating weekends on call. Able to respond to On Call requests in a reasonable time

Hiring Range, Education, Training and Certifications: Placement in the Water Operator position is at the discretion of management and is based on organizational needs and qualifications. There are five levels of Water Operator (A, B, C, D and Trainee) with different titles and pay ranges depending on certifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The following serves as a general framework of the minimum requirements for placement at each level:

WATER SYSTEM OPERATORS A, B, & C Colorado Class 3 Water Distribution Certification should be obtained within a period determined by management.

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR A Hiring Range: $27.61 – $34.51/hourly. The pay range maximum is $41.41 hourly. A pay rate above the hiring range may be considered based on the candidate’s qualifications, certifications, and experience. Water Operator A placement requires possession of a current Colorado Class A Water Operators Certification. Also, a minimum of 4 years related experience or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR B Hiring Range: $26.46 – $33.08/ hourly. The pay range maximum is $39.69 hourly. A pay rate above the hiring range may be considered based on the candidate’s qualifications, certifications, and experience. Water Operator B placement requires possession of a current Colorado Class B Water Operators Certification. Also, a minimum of 3 years related experience or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR C Hiring Range: $22.95 – $27.54/ hourly. The pay range maximum is $32.13 hourly. A pay rate above the hiring range may be considered based on the candidate’s qualifications, certifications, and experience. Water Operator C placement requires possession of a current Colorado Class C Water Operators Certification. Also, a minimum of 2 years related experience or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR D or TRAINEE Hiring Range: $19.15 – $22.98/ hourly. The pay range maximum is $26.81 hourly. A pay rate above the hiring range may be considered based on the candidate’s qualifications, certifications, and experience. Water Operator D placement requires possession of a current Colorado Class D Water Operators Certification. D-License requires passing of CO state exam. Prefer a minimum of 6 months to 1-year related experience or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a fulltime, benefits eligible position. Normal days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday’s we attempt to work a half day with potential for other hours to support events. Must be available for “On Call” during non-regular scheduled hours.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Town of Eagle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and the broader Eagle community. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including multilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

To apply:
• External Candidates: complete online application, view job description and benefits at www.Townofeagle.org/jobs

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources

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