Municipal Job Listings

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Current Job Notices:

City of Clearwater – Public Works Maintenance

Moorhead Public Service – Water Treatment Plant Operator 

City of Olivia – Water/Wastewater Operator

City of Baudette– Assistant Utility Superintendent

City of Gilbert–  Water/Wastewater/Equipment Operator ll


City of River Falls, WI– Water and Wastewater Operator/Operator-in-Training 

City of Staples-  Water/Wastewater Operator 

City of Otsego -Utility Operator

City of Barnesville – Water/Wastewater Technician


City of Bagley–  Utility Technician

City of Cannon Falls – Public Works  Director

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District -Class B Treatment Plant Operator

City of Empire – Public Works Maintenance Worker

City of Madelia- Water/Wastewater Operator

City of Montrose – Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I


City of Austin– Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

City of Cold Spring – Water/Wastewater Operator


City of Gilbert

Water/Wastewater/Equipment Operator ll

The City of Gilbert is accepting applications from Licensed Water/Wastewater applicants for the position of Water/Wastewater/Equipment Operator ll within the City of Gilbert. Applicants must possess valid Class D Water and Wastewater licenses, valid driver’s license, and valid Minnesota Class B driver’s license or obtain within 12 months of hire. A completed City of Gilbert application and resume must be submitted to the City Clerk or mailed to Clerk at PO Box 548, Gilbert, MN 55741.

Applications and full job description may be obtained at the Gilbert City Hall, located at 16 South Broadway, Gilbert, MN 55741. You can also download the application by visiting (click on government/jobs). Applicants will be subject to a thorough background check. For questions, please call 218.748.2232.


City of Hudson, WI


City of Hudson, WI. (Serving over 18,000 customers) is seeking to fill a full-time Water Utility Operator position within the Hudson Public Utility Department.

Position in Brief: Performs service tasks in the installation, repair and maintenance of the water utility supply, treatment, storage, distribution, collection, and metering system to maintain proper standards in quality and quantity.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Water & Wastewater Utility Lead Operators.

The operator will assist with performing all duties associated with the operation of a municipal water system, plant maintenance, contractors, engineers, shop work, office work, public relations and will possess a working knowledge of Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


  • Minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Prefer at least six months of experience within a utility department supplemented by trade school courses related to plumbing, electrical or mechanical; maintenance experience is highly desirable; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed.
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) class B with no more than 3 moving violations in the past 5 years or be able to obtain within 1 year of hire.
  • WisconsinGrade 1 Water Operator License with subclass G, D AND I Water Certification or be able to obtain within 2 years of hire.

Salary range is $28.26 to $29.52/hour DOQ, plus full benefits.  A full job description and application is available online at under the “City Employment” section or may be picked up at Hudson Utility Service Center 1201 Livingstone Rd. Hudson, WI. 54016. A completed City of Hudson application must be included along with any other supporting documents when applying.

Applications can be sent to: Kip Peters, c/o City of Hudson, 1201 Livingstone Rd., Hudson, WI 54016 or emailed to by the application deadline.
Attention/Subject: Water Utility Operator Position

Application deadline is June 9th, 2023, at 12:00PM. Questions can be directed to Kip Peters, Utility Director at 715-386-4760 or
The City of Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Moorhead Public Service

Water Treatment Plant Operator
Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is accepting applications for a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Under general supervision, this position operates, maintains, and repairs the Water Treatment Plant and its individual systems, ensures that all processes in the Water Treatment Plant are functioning correctly, and meets and complies with all regulations and standards.

Minimum qualifications include an associate’s degree in water environment technology, completion of a water plant operator program, or equivalent experience; one year of water treatment plant operation experience, or equivalent; and a driver’s license valid in the state of Minnesota.
Desired qualifications include three (3) years of water treatment plant operation experience and laboratory experience.
The current wage range is $28.00 to $40.00 per hour. Benefits include pension (Minnesota Public Employee Retirement Association), health insurance, and generous vacation and sick leave.
Application form and job description are available at or by calling 218.477.8000, Option 4.

Applicants MUST complete an MPS Application for Employment to be considered for employment with MPS. EOE.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

City of River Falls, WI

Do you like working as part of a team? Do you have experience in water or wastewater operations? If so, the Water and Wastewater Operator/Operator-in-Training might be a good fit for you!

The City of River Falls Water and Wastewater Operator/Operator-in-Training is responsible for the operation and maintenance of our community’s water and wastewater systems.

Click here for a flyer with more information.

Anticipated hiring rate for non-certified individuals is $24.81 per hour. For certified individuals, anticipated hiring range is $27.48 – $31.20 per hour. To learn more and apply, please visit our website at This position will remain open until filled with application review starting immediately.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

City of Staples

Water/Wastewater Operator

The City of Staples is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to work within our utility departments.

The successful candidate will perform skilled work in the operation and maintenance of our water and wastewater systems; and will assist our electric department in construction projects, meter reading, utility locating, and other duties.

The City of Staples offers a great opportunity to work in a modern Class C lime softening water plant and a brand-new Class B extended aeration wastewater treatment plant.  Staples has a great benefits package, including an HSA, and a pay range of $22.42-$31.39, depending on qualifications stated in our union contract.  Staples has an excellent safety program and offers many training opportunities that will allow you to grow in your career.  Preferred qualifications are Class C or higher water & wastewater licenses, a Type IV biosolids license, or electrical experience.  Minimum qualifications are a Class D water and wastewater license, or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year, and a Minnesota Class B Commercial Driver’s License – or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months. 

A cover letter, resume, and application forms must be submitted to: Scott Grabe, Public Works Director, 122 6th St NE, Staples, MN  56479, by June 28, 2023.  Anticipated start date is July 31, 2023.  You can call or email Scott with any questions at 218-541-5006 or

Application materials can be obtained at the City of Staples website, or by telephoning Staples City Hall at 218-894-2550.

City of Madelia


The City of Madelia is currently seeking candidates for a full-time water/wastewater operator. A complete description of the job and application can be found at . Interested candidates please complete an employment application, include your resume and forward to or mail to City of Madelia P.O. Box 158, Madelia MN 56062. Application deadline is June 16th, 2023.

City of Otsego

Utility Operator

The City of Otsego has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Utility Operator. 

Otsego is one of the fastest growing cities in the northwest metro making it an attractive place for you to grow and develop your career.  The position is an addition to our team with a balanced variety of responsibilities including operation and maintenance of the  Water and Wastewater Facilities, Collection and Distribution systems. Full time $25.70 – $35.88 Hourly

The complete job description and application packet is available at


City of Barnesville

Water/Wastewater Technician- 1 Position

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Operation of City Water Treatment Plant and submitting of state reporting requirements
  • Operation of City Wastewater Lagoons and submitting of state reporting requirements
  • Operation of all distribution infrastructure including but not limited to: Hydrant flushing, Valve exercising, assist in water main breaks, citywide jetting operations, utility locating, and lift station maintenance.
  • Position subject to standby and call back to work on a rotating schedule.
  • Must be able to record data from various meters, daily logs, weekly and monthly activities and be able to input into computer.
  • Must be able to run various City owned equipment such as: Jet Truck, Skidsteer, Loader, Backhoe, Mini-excavator, and Sewer Camera
  • Must be willing to assist in certain Public Works functions when conditions present themselves.

Requirements for employment:

  • Must possess a valid Class B driver’s license with tanker endorsement.
  • Must be able to work outside on a daily basis.
  • Must hold or be able to acquire a Class C Water Supply Certificate and a Class D Wastewater Certificate within 18 months of hire date.
  • Must maintain a high level of safety and professionalism when dealing with the various tasks and interactions involved with the water and wastewater treatment.

Job Type: Permanent Full-Time

More information & application:

City of Le Sueur 


Salary/Wage Range: $56,874.75-$73,548.15
Job Classification: Full-Time
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 7th

Under the direct supervision of the Water/Wastewater Manager and the Water/Wastewater Supervisor, the Water/Wastewater Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment at the water and wastewater treatment plants; maintaining water, wastewater, and storm sewer infrastructure, assisting in gathering data, performing tests and generating reports; assisting other City departments; assisting in ordering materials and supplies; and performing other related functions as assigned or apparent.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. The essential functions listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Full job description and apply online:

City of Bagley

Utility Technician


Performs technical, skilled and semi-skilled work to support the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Utility’s various public utility systems including duties that require licensure/certification/verification, ongoing technical/specialized training, and a commercial driver license. The Utility’s major systems and infrastructure include: electrical distribution and street lighting, natural gas delivery, water treatment & supply/distribution, wastewater collection and treatment. Operates a wide variety of tools/equipment/machinery. May assist Utilities Manager with the BPU’s cable internet service. Participates, as an active partner, in the Utility’s workplace safety and emergency response efforts. Serves on rotating on-call schedule and responds to any unscheduled and scheduled callbacks.

Education/License Required

  • Minnesota Lineman’s License
  • Municipal Experience a Plus

Other Requirements

  • Ability to operate man lift vehicles, boom trucks, backhoes, trenchers, jackhammers, pumps, generators, and other utility equipment proficiently enough to complete tasks in an efficient, safe, and satisfactory manner
  • Electrical and Mechanical skills sufficient to assist in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electric, cable television/internet, water, wastewater, and gas equipment 
  • Positive attitude and ability to work within a team and with the public
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to use computer hardware and software including word processing and spreadsheets

Click here for complete job description
Position opened until filled
Application available online:
Email to: or
Applications may be mailed to:
City of Bagley
P.O. Box 178
Bagley, MN   56621

City of Cannon Falls

Public Works Director
Salary: $83,636 to $105,934

General Duties:

The City of Cannon Falls is seeking a Public Works Director.  Responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing and overseeing the operations of the utility, street, park and fleet divisions; developing and recommending a departmental budget; snowplowing; and maintaining effective community relations.  Must possess strong communication, leadership and organizational skills; thorough knowledge of safety policies; maintenance; and equipment. 

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or GED; and extensive experience with water/waste water operations, infrastructure maintenance, snow removal; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  MN Class D Water and Wastewater License; and valid commercial driver’s license with Air Brakes endorsement.


Position description and application available at  Submit letter of interest, resume and completed application to Public Works Director Search, c/o Neil Jensen, 918 River Road, Cannon Falls, MN 55009 or via e-mail at   This position is open until filled; first weekly review will be done on May 30, 2023.


Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)

Class B Treatment Plant Operator

Pay: $30.15 – $34.37 hourly

Schedule: Varied 24/7 coverage

FTE: Full Time (42 hours per week)

Location: 2626 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN- Plant Location

Link to posting:

City of Empire

Public Works Maintenance Worker
City of Empire, in Dakota County MN, is accepting resumes for a full time Public Works Maintenance Worker that has the ability to be a safety-oriented team employee, self-motivator, and have the ability to work alone.   
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with snow plowing, lawn mowing, building maintenance.
  • Assist with water/wastewater maintenance work.
  • Road grading numerous gravel roads.
  • Performs other, non-supervisory, manual and semi-skilled work.


  • Class B MN Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Experience operating street and snowplow equipment.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as a riding lawn mower, skidsteer, grader, truck, etc.
  • Ability to be on call as needed, including weekends.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.
  • General knowledge of operating computers and I-pads for maintenance documentation.
  • The ability to work well with other employees.
  • Work in a professional manner when working with the public.
  • Must have a safe driving record and pass drug screening.

Desired qualifications:  Class D water license and Class D sewer license or ability to obtain one within 1-2 years.

To apply, please submit application and resume to Empire City Hall, Attn: Charles Seipel-Teng,  3385 197th Street, Farmington, MN 55024
Applications can be found at   
Applications and resumes can also be e-mailed to 

Position open until filled. 
Salary Range: $23.00 to $30.00 per hour, based on experience and qualifications.

City of Montrose

The City of Montrose Minnesota Public Works Dept. is accepting applications for the position of Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I. Applications are available on the city website at or pick up at city hall. The City of Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. This position is part of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No.49 AFL-CIO bargaining unit.

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the Public Works Director this position will be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the city’s water and wastewater treatment facilities, and related equipment and other duties deemed necessary within the Public Works Department.  The position may require plowing snow with the Streets Department. The position will require to be “on call” on a rotating basis.

Desired Qualifications

A class “D” water treatment license issued by the Minnesota Department of Health. A class “D” wastewater treatment license issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. A valid class B Minnesota driver’s license. Must possess a strong working knowledge related to the operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment facilities, and the related equipment.

Starting Salary Range $24.00 to $28.00 per hour depending on qualifications.

City of Kasson


Grade 13: range $74,942.40 – 90,792.00 base salary not including OT and on-call pay 

General Duties: This position performs difficult skilled technical work planning and supervising the operations and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems. This position contributes to the overall planning, design, and upgrading of the water and wastewater systems. This position is responsible for providing a continuous supply of safe drinking water and maintaining a safe discharge of effluent wastewater within local, State and Federal regulations. 

  • Requirements:  Associate’s Degree with two years of experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and education.  This position must have and maintain a Class A Wastewater License and Class C Water License.  Must have and maintain Type IV bio-solids certificate, must obtain Special Engineer Boiler license for equipment operations;
  • Must have and maintain a Class B driver’s license with tanker endorsement;
  • Must be able to respond within 30 minutes when on call and work outside normal working hours and respond to emergencies;

For a full job description contact the City Clerk at 634-7071 or
Apply: City Clerk, 401 5th St. SE, Kasson, MN 55944. Call 507-634-7071 or email  or to request an application. Applications are due by May 12, 2023.


City of Baudette

Assistant Utility Superintendent

City of Baudette, MN, (pop. 966) is seeking an assistant utility superintendent.   This position will report to the Utility Superintendent. A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and extensive on- the-job supervisory experience is desired and five or more years in a comparable wastewater facility, two or more years in a comparable water system is preferred. Combination of education and experiences will be considered.  Ideal candidate will have a Class D water and wastewater licensure, knowledge of the multiple areas of public works, including, water, wastewater, storm water, streets, parks, electric, city property, and sanitation.  This position will perform operational duties in the field and various administrative functions in the absence of the utility superintendent. 

The salary range is $58,694.08-$73,421.75.  This is a full-time position with benefits. Send resume, cover letter, salary history and work-related references to Baudette City Hall, P.O. Box 548, Baudette, MN 56623 or email to
Questions, please call 218-634-1850. More information is available at Position open until filled.

City of Cold Spring

Water/Wastewater Operator

The City of Cold Spring (pop. 4,164) is currently accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Operator.  The primary purpose of this position is the efficient operation and maintenance of the City Water & Wastewater facilities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, as directed by the Public Works Director and the Water/Wastewater Supervisor, and to ensure that proper procedures are maintained at all times.  The City will be looking for a candidate that has a positive attitude, good work ethic, and works well with others.  The minimum requirements for this position include valid Class “D” Water and Class “D” Wastewater Operator Certificates, along with a valid technical college certificate or equivalent.  Starting pay is $25.64 and the top rate of pay is $34.88.  The City offers an excellent health insurance and benefits package, including retirement pay.  Applications are available at City Hall: 27 Red River Ave S, or on our website at  Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

The City of Cold Spring is an equal opportunity employer.

City of Olivia

Full Time Water/Wastewater Operator

The City of Olivia is accepting applications for a Full-time Water/Wastewater Operator position. Position duties include performing skilled maintenance operations involving the water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment systems for the City and other duties as assigned. Applicants must have a valid MN Class B driver’s license and have or acquire a Class D Water and Wastewater facilities within one year of hire. One year of experience recommended but not required. Vocational or Technical training water systems and treatment can substitute for required experience. Schedule will require working every 3rd weekend and some holidays. The starting pay range is $24.65-$29.75 depending on qualifying experience. A competitive benefits package is also provided. Interested individuals are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and completed city application form to Olivia City Hall, 1009 Lincoln Ave. W., Olivia, MN 56277. All materials must be received by 12:00 p.m. on June 5, 2023 to be considered. Applications may be picked up at City Hall during regular business hours or downloaded from the City’s website (


City of Austin

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The City of Austin, Minnesota is accepting applications in order to fill a second shift operator position; 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM, at our WWTP.  Qualifications for an operator include associate’s degree or equivalent training at a technical or vocational school with a focus on wastewater technology or related field; two years of experience in wastewater, Class B Wastewater Operator License, or ability to obtain or equivalent combination of education & experience.

A City of Austin application and supplemental questionnaire are required.  Position will remain open until filled, with the first round of application review beginning, Wednesday, May 31, 2023; with final deadline of June 16, 2023.  Apply early, for first round review. 

Wage range for a fulltime operator is $30.11 – $43.01, non-exempt (starting wage dependent on qualifications); plus, a .40¢ per hour shift differential.  Application materials and additional information are available on the City’s website; or at City Hall, 500 4th Avenue NE, Austin.

City of Clearwater

The City of Clearwater, MN is currently accepting applications for a full-time public works maintenance employee.
Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, valid Class A CDL or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire; Class D wastewater license or ability to obtain within 24 months of hire. Previous experience with light welding and fabrication, small motor repair, and heavy equipment operation is desired.

Wage range is $24.50 to $31.97 per hour DOQ plus benefits. Background check is required. For a complete job description or to obtain an application visit To apply, please submit a completed city application to or mail to PO Box 9, Clearwater, MN 55320, or in person at 605 County Road 75, Clearwater, MN 55320. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023. Clearwater is an EOE/AA employer.

City of Montevideo


City of Montevideo seeks applications for a full-time Superintendent for the Utilities (Water/Wastewater) Department.  Applicant must possess a MN Class A License for both Water & Wastewater, or be able to obtain the license by July 2024.  Certain other minimum requirements may also apply.  Salary range is $81,460 – 96,658/year, plus benefits.   The city may hire a candidate at any step in the compensation range.  Full job description and application is available at the Montevideo City Hall, 103 Canton Avenue,  Montevideo, MN, 320.269.6575, or online at  Applications must be completed on forms provided by the city, and will be accepted until 4:30 on Thursday, May 25, 2023.