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Current Job Notices:

City of Lake City Public Works Department - Water/Wastewater Class D Operator

City of Brainerd / Brainerd Public Utilities - Wastewater Supervisor

City of Sauk Rapids - Street Department Maintenance

City of Pequot Lakes - Maintenance Worker

Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA) - Source Water Protection Specialist

City of Sauk Rapids - Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

City of Victoria - Public Works Director

City of Fairmont - Operator/Maintenance/LabTechnician

Milford (Iowa) Municipal Utilities - Water Superintendent

City of Tonka Bay - Public Works Maintenance Workers

Anoka County - Environmental Health Specialist

Prairie Island Indian Community - Water/Waste Water Operator

Fond du Lac - Water/Wastewater Operator Apprentice

City of Cosmos - Public Works Superintendent

City of Benson - Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

General Manager, Kingbrook Rural Water System, Arlington, SD

City of Buffalo -  full-time Water & Wastewater Operators

City of Buffalo - Seasonal Help

City of Williston, ND - Water Plant Operator

City of Medford - Public Works Supervisor

VEOLIA NORTH AMERICA - Wastewater Plant Manager II, Worthington location

City of Marble/Calumet - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Veolia - Water Operator, Albertville, MN


The City of Lake City Public Works Department is accepting applications for full-time Water/Wastewater Class D Operator. Position responsible for maintenance of sewer collection and treatment system, water treatment and distribution system, meters and associated equipment. Minimum qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent. Must have or obtain Class D Wastewater Treatment Operator’s Certificate,

Class D Water Operator’s Certificate and Class B CDL with air brake endorsement. Minimum starting wage $21.45 per hour DOE. City application and job description available at www.ci.lake-city.mn.us. Position questions can be submitted to Public Works Director Scott Jensen at sjensen@ci.lake-city.mn.us or 651-345-6850. Letter of interest, résumé and city application must be submitted to – City Clerk Kari Schreck, 205 W. Center St., Lake City, MN 55041 or to kschreck@ci.lake-city.mn.us by 4:30 p.m., July 31st, 2019.


Wastewater Supervisor – City of Brainerd / Brainerd Public Utilities

Salary Range: $41.56 - $47.80 per hour ($86,444.80 - $99,424 annually)

At BPU, we have established ourselves as a strong, knowledgeable team. We provide quality electric, water and wastewater treatment to the Brainerd area. We have a culture of innovation where our employees can make a difference and we are looking for like-minded, dynamic individuals to join our team.

General Duties:
Brainerd Public Utilities is currently recruiting a Wastewater Supervisor. Primary duties include performing difficult technical and administrative work supervising the operations of a Class A wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

Minimum Qualifications:
*Associates/Technical degree in wastewater technology; extensive experience in wastewater plant operations including considerable supervisory experience or equivalent
  education and experience.
*Possession of a MPCA Class A Wastewater Operators Certificate.
*Minnesota Class D driver’s license.

Please go to www.bpu.org to view the full job description and apply online. The deadline to submit a complete application packet is July 30th by 3:30 p.m. Contact the Human Resource Department at 218-828-2307 for additional information.

The City of Sauk Rapids is seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual for a full-time position as Street Department Maintenance. This individual is responsible for performing a variety of manual tasks in construction and maintenance activities requiring a high degree of manipulative skills. Dig ditches, trenches and postholes, patch potholes, and load dirt and construction materials manually or by use of equipment.  Maintain storm sewers; street lights, street signs, traffic lights, trim trees, plant trees, remove snow, etc. This position is categorized as a Grade 11 which corresponds to a 2019 salary range of $44,766 - $62,552. The starting hourly wage for this position will be $21.52. A cover letter, resume, and completed city application form must be received at the Sauk Rapids Government Center—City Hall by 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Electronic/Faxed submissions will not be accepted. Send completed materials to Ross Olson, City Administrator, Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.  Application materials, eligibility requirements including salary and benefit information are available on the City website at www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us as well as at Sauk Rapids Government Center.

Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA) is searching for a Source Water Protection Specialist to work primarily in the northeast central area in the state of Minnesota. The individual must have multi-years experience and educational background in the water industry and/or local county government in a compatible area to groundwater/source water protection or land use planning. The individual must also have:     

*A well-rounded technical knowledge of groundwater, source water, and public water supplies.
*Technical knowledge of providing assistance and support in facilitating groundwater and source water protection plans and the identification and resolving of related
  groundwater and source water problems.
*Knowledge and ability to consult with staff and others in government, business, industry, and private organizations to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems
  for groundwater and source water.
*Ability to communicate effectively (train), orally, in person and in writing, with operations specialists, decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals.
*Ability to provide technical support to public water suppliers regarding development and implementation of wellhead protection planning activities including educational,
  outreach, and organizational/planning expertise needed to support inner wellhead management zone work.
*Knowledge and understanding of groundwater and source water regulations, standards, monitoring, and reporting requirements. 
*Ability to coordinate support provided to public water suppliers regarding wellhead protection plan development and implementation with staff from federal, state, and local
*Ability to meet with State staff on a monthly basis and to complete reporting requirements in a timely manner.
*Ability to travel extensively across Minnesota, with a heavy emphasis on the northeastern/central portion of Minnesota. Relocation may be required.
*All other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Excellent salary, fringe benefits and retirement. Resume and cover sheet must be in the MRWA office on or before July 31st. Mail to: MRWA, 217 12th Avenue SE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 OR Email: mrwa@mrwa.com.

City of Pequot Lakes- Maintenance Worker
Starting Hourly Range: $18.58 to $19.20
Population: 2,346
General Duties: To perform maintenance of the City’s roads and streets, parks, municipal buildings, cemetery, and storm sewers.  Other responsibilities include snow removal, mowing, and manual labor or semi-skilled work.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include possession of a valid MN Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and air-brake and tanker endorsements, or ability to obtain, and previous experience in general maintenance work, repair work, and operation of trucks and other types of equipment used in public works maintenance.  Preferred qualifications include previous municipal experience in public works maintenance.
Apply: Applications will be accepted until July 26, 2019.
For more information, please visit our website at www.pequotlakes-mn.gov.

The City of Sauk Rapids is seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual for a full-time position for the Assistant Maintenance Supervisor. As an on-call member of the Public Works management team, this individual is responsible for participating in and supervising the installation, maintenance, and repair of the City's streets, recreation areas, water and sewer lines and water treatment plant. Work is performed with considerable independence under general supervision of the department directors. This position is an exempt/non-union position with the responsibility of assisting in the supervision of the Public Works and Utilities department staff. This position is categorized as a Grade 15 which corresponds to a 2019 salary range of $56,529 - $78,467. A cover letter, resume, and completed city application form must be received at the Sauk Rapids Government Center—City Hall by 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Electronic/Faxed submissions will not be accepted. Send completed materials to Ross Olson, City Administrator, Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.  Application materials, eligibility requirements including salary and benefit information are available on the City website at www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us as well as at Sauk Rapids Government Center. 

City of Victoria - Public Works Director


The Public Works Director is responsible for complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Public Works Department. This position must have complex understanding of environment, water, water treatment plant, sanitary sewer, and storm water, street, traffic control, lighting, parks maintenance, vehicle maintenance, facilities, and other public work projects and programs. This position is response for budgetary and long-term planning duties. The Public Works Director performs under limited direction.

Education and experience: 4-year degree with a focus on civil engineering, public works, water and wastewater systems, construction, public administration, business administration or related field. Five years of progressively responsible experience in public sector management or the management of a public works department and two years supervisory experience.

Apply by July 21 2019 to receive priority consideration. View the job description and submit an application here.

The City of Fairmont will be accepting applications for the position of Operator/Maintenance/Lab Technician--
In the Wastewater Treatment Depmtment. This is a fulltime, non-exempt position. The successful candidate's employment will be in compliance with the stipulations set forth in the agreement between the local IBEW union and the City of Fairmont.
Qualifications for this position require a minimum of a high school diploma and one-year technical course.  A two-year degree in wastewater treatment, experience with wastewater operations, Class D or higher wastewater operator license are preferred. The range of starting wage for this position is $24.24/hr to $30.31/hr with an excellent benefit package.
A complete job application and description is available online at www.fairmont.org.  All applicants MUST complete a City of Fairmont application.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and application to City of Fairmont, 100 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont , MN 56031 or to djones@fairmont.org . Completed application packets will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. July 19, 2019.

Milford (Iowa) Municipal Utilities-Water Superintendent

The Superintendent will be responsible for the 1.5 MGD surface water plant and distribution system consisting of 1500 metered customers. The starting salary range is $75,000-$80,000 annually based on experience. We offer an excellent benefits package including vacation, paid holidays, medical leave, health insurance, life insurance, IPERS retirement, 457 plan, medical reimbursement plan, and phone stipend.  

Milford Iowa lies on the southern end of the Iowa Great Lakes.  Milford is a great place to live with its numerous city parks, great community facilities, a great school system home of the Okoboji Pioneers. MMU is proud to be serving our citizens with reasonable and reliable service since 1909.

                High School diploma
                Iowa Grade 3 treatment/ Grade 2 distribution license or higher.
Interested candidates please submit resume and cover letter to General Manager Eric Stoll at estoll@milford.ia.us. For additional information feel free to call Eric Stoll 712-338-2401. Position will be open until filled. EOE

City of Tonka Bay - Public Works Maintenance Workers

Salary: $12.00 Hourly
Location: Tonka Bay
Job Type: Seasonal
Department: Not Applicable
Job Number: Tonka Bay
Open till filled  
Job Posting
General Duties:
Performs a variety or non-supervisory public works tasks. Assists with the maintenance and upkeep of city property, parks, trails, and streets. Conducts manual labor and operates light equipment. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible, self-starter with positive attitude, and have a commitment to high quality work. Must have the ability to work independently.
Minimum Qualifications:
Responsible individual, at least 16 years of age. Must have the ability to lift 35 pounds frequently, and work independently outdoors for 40 hours per week. Minnesota driver's license.
Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with maintenance equipment independently, or similar in nature.
Work hours are 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday from May 27 through September 2, 2019. Will start soon if available. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Reviewing of applications will begin on Friday, April 12, 2019. Visit www.cityoftonkabay.net to obtain application. All submissions require an application. Questions and completed applications should be submitted to jtingley@cityoftonkabay.net.

Anoka County - Environmental Health Specialist

Environmental Health Specialist – Anoka County, Minnesota

Classification Title: Environmental Health Specialist
Department: Public Health and Environmental Services
Pay Grade: Grade 12
Salary Range: $48,422 to $49,878 annual
Percent of Time: 100%
Staff Type: Professional
Type of Position: Regular
Driver’s License Required: Yes

While the posting is generic, we are really looking for someone who could head up our wellhead protection program and who might have experience in subsurface sewage treatment systems. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/anoka

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an opening for a Water/Waste Water Operator to assist in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Community’s Waste Water and Water Systems, ensuring that all Federal guidelines and permits are followed. Must have high school diploma or equivalent, must have a valid Class D Water License and/or Class D Waste Water license, a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability and good mechanical aptitude. Must have ability to lift 50 pounds. Must pass drug screen and background check. Must be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian Preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Qualified candidates please email resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org.

Closing date: until filled.

Fond du Lac - Water/Wastewater Operator Apprentice

View Job Description Here

Public Works Superintendent, City of Cosmos
The City of Cosmos has a full-time opening for their Public Works Superintendent position. The individual will be responsible for the water and sewer operations, streets, parks and general public works and will operate under a licensed supervisor until their licenses are obtained. Must have the ability to obtain a Class C water and Class D wastewater license and CDL driver’s license. Email cosmoscity@mchsi.com or call 320-877-7345 for an application and job description. Pay dependent on experience and qualifications.  Position will remain open until filled.

Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

City of Benson

The City of Benson is seeking applicants for the position of Water / Wastewater Operator in a Class A WW facility and a Class C Water facility. This employee performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance of municipal utilities. The position requires rotation of on-call and weekend duties once a month and will be expected to work overtime as required. 

Minimum Requirements: High School Degree or equivalent; Valid driver’s license with clean record; Must live or relocate to within a 30 minute response time; Desire to learn new skills and acquire licensing as a certified operator (training provided).

Desirable Qualifications: Experience with water & sewer piping/repair. Operation of large equipment.  Class A or B driver’s license; mechanical / technical skills. Licensure in water / wastewater.

Starting wage range is $22.44 to $25.95 hour DOQ. Obtain an application from the City of Benson website @ http://www.bensonmn.org. Interested candidates are required to submit an application with supplemental information to: City of Benson, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN 56215. Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled with those received by May 21st earning first consideration.

General Manager, Kingbrook Rural Water System, Arlington, SD

Kingbrook Rural Water System is headquartered in Arlington, SD, and seeks a General Manager to provide organizational leadership and oversee all operations and activities of the system! This individual will have full responsibility for the construction, operations, maintenance, administrative, and financial functions of the system. The General Manager will work closely with, and report to, the Board of Directors. 

Kingbrook Rural Water System provides water to thousands of residents in eastern South Dakota, several municipalities, as well as customers in a number of counties, including Hamlin, Clark, Kingsbury, Brookings, Lake, Moody, Miner, Beadle, Sanborn and McCook.

Management Responsibilities Include:
·         Ensure the continual uninterrupted supply of water to customers
·         Seek ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of water system facilities and equipment
·         Maintain compliance with applicable state and federal regulations
·         Ensure efficient operations throughout the organization
·         Effective management of resources, staff and projects
·         Provide opportunities for staff development and performance management
·         Assure proper and timely response to service calls
·         Implement and enforce safe work programs and practices
·         In conjunction with Board and staff, establish and implement water rates and any subsequent adjustments
Board Responsibilities Include:
·         Plan and attend Board of Directors meetings; provide information and accountability as required
·         Work with the Board to establish and implement strategic goals and plans
·         Assure that proper accounting procedures and reporting are followed
·         Review and analyze monthly and annual financial statements
·         Prepare, present and follow annual budgets and work plans
Administrative Responsibilities Include:
·         Investment of available system funds in accordance with approved Board policies
·         Sign and execute reports, contracts, applications and other legal documents on behalf of the system
·         Approve all operational and capital expenditures within approved budgets
·         Consult with engineers and legal counsel as needed
·         Oversee publication of newsletters and other communications
·         Serve as lobbyist for the organization with legislative and regulatory agencies
·         Travel to sites with the service area as needed, and to out-of-area/out-of-state meetings as required

Kingbrook Rural Water System offers strongly competitive compensation (dependent on experience), and benefits. Benefits include: health, dental and life insurance, long-term disability, supplemental insurance, flex plan, 401(k), paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays and company vehicle.

To be considered, a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, or related field is desired. A minimum of five years of management experience, preferably in a service or utility industry, is preferred.  Experience with financial management and budgeting is important, as are strong communications and organizational skills.  

Kingbrook Rural Water System is an equal opportunity employer.

The City of Buffalo (16,200 population) is seeking applicants for the positions of full-time Water & Wastewater Operators. The primary duties include performing the day to day operations and maintenance at the Wastewater Treatment Plant along with performing duties for Water Treatment on a scheduled duty basis.
Must hold high school diploma or GED.  
Class “D” or higher Wastewater Operators License desirable.
Class “D” or higher Water Operators License desirable.
Must have or be capable of obtaining a Class “A” Minnesota Commercial Driver's License with tanker and air breaks endorsement.
Three years of experience or more in the Wastewater field desirable.
Must have the ability to do duty as required for weekend and weekly coverage as scheduled.
Must live within 30 minutes of Buffalo for duty coverage.
Wage range $22.81-$27.25/hr. plus benefits. Applications/resumes should be submitted to the City Center, 212 Central Avenue, Buffalo, and can be found at http://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us and sent to Laureen.bodin@ci.buffalo.mn.us. The City of Buffalo is an EOE. No calls please.

Seasonal Help Wanted for City of Buffalo Wastewater and Water Departments

Position involves:
*Indoor and outdoor work.
*Assisting with the maintenance of water distribution and the wastewater collection systems.
*Groundskeeping and maintenance at the Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities.

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have a positive attitude.  Must physically be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. repeatedly.  Must have the ability to stand, crouch and bend repetitively for long periods of time. Starting wage $10.13/hr. Willing to negotiate for hard worker.

Apply online at www.ci.buffalo.mn.us  

The City of Buffalo is an EOE.

The City of Williston, ND has an opening for the following position: WATER PLANT OPERATOR

Summary: Performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the moderately complex operation, monitoring, and minor servicing of equipment and chemical treatment analysis in a water treatment plant.

Click here for postiion description and details.


The City of Medford is hiring a full-time Public Works Supervisor.  This great career opportunity requires communicating and coordinating with staff and outside agencies, supervising full and part time employees, responsive customer service; and includes managing and implementing maintenance and operation of streets, parks, trails, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and wastewater, water, and storm sewer infrastructure.   The position performs administrative, technical, and professional work. Salary is $54,641-$73,757, DOQ.
Minnesota Class D Water and Class D Wastewater licenses (Class C licenses or higher preferred), have the ability to obtain a CPO license; valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Class B driver’s license with air brake endorsement within six months.
Applications available at www.medfordminnesota.com or City Hall.  To apply, submit an application and resume.  Mail application materials to City of Medford, Attn: City Administrator, 408 2nd Ave SE, Medford, MN 55049, or email materials to medford@medfordminnesota.com
Deadline: Open until filled


Title: Wastewater Plant Manager II
Location: Worthington, MN
Contact Information:
Ally Haro -Corporate Recruiter
The facility is a 2 MGD Anaerobic Lagoons with Activated Sludge Industrial WWTF. The plant receives nearly 100% of its loading from JBS (meat packing industry).
Job Summary:
Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of large/complex water and/or wastewater systems, public works and or multi-sites. Assures its compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.
●     High school diploma or GED required.
●     Must have Minnesota Class A Wastewater License or the ability to obtain the license within 6 to 12 months.
●     The position requires candidates that have a strong mechanical aptitude and willingness to get his/her “hands dirty” to keep the plant in operation.
●     Ability to communicate with both the City Engineer and the JBS management and operations staff on a frequent basis.
●     At least three (3) years progressive management experience within a water /wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection. Supervisory experience of 5 or more employees is highly desirable. Internal management experience preferred.
●     Lab experience for permit testing requirements.
●     Thorough knowledge of Process/Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities/Capital Equipment Management with expertise in more than one area of general knowledge requirements.
●     Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
●     Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex process problems and manage remedial action.
●     Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
●     Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
●     Familiarity with maintenance, operation, regulatory reporting and cost estimating software.
●     Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
●     Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
●     Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
●     Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record.
**Local candidates preferred, but open to non-local applicants.

Veolia is the largest sustainable environmental solutions organization globally. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, we specialize in water, waste and energy management
Water Operator
Full time
$20 - 23/hr DOE
Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k, Vacation
MN Grade D License required. Grade C preferred or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment
Job Duties:
Operates and maintains water/wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in water/wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements.
Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Six months to two years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water treatment.
Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.
Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. 
Pleas forward resumes to tracey.anderson@veolia.com

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