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Section Manager | South Dakota American Water Works Association

 

The South Dakota Section of the American Water Works Association (SDAWWA) is looking for a qualified individual that would be responsible for the management of affairs of the SDAWWA. The Section Manager serves as the primary point of contact for members, outside entities, and the American Water Works Association (Association), delivers the Section’s programs, maintains contact with its members, and represents the Section to current and potential members. Hours are variable but roughly 4 hours per week is anticipated and compensation will be included. For more information, contact Ben Haecherl at benjamin.haecherl@hdrinc.com or call 507-626-0367.

 

Closing date: August 19, 2022 or until filled

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Water System Operations Specialist | Sioux Rural Water System, Watertown, SD

 

Sioux Rural Water System, Inc. of Watertown, SD has an opening for a System Operations Specialist. The applicant must, as of the date of employment, reside within Sioux’s four county service area.  Example of Duties: operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump station and or pipeline, understand the operation and use of the SCADA System and Badger/Beacon Metering System as well as other equipment, perform meter reading, repair, and annual maintenance, perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required, obtain membership application and easements 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, maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle, maintain required records and reports.

 

Applicant will be expected to participate in an “on call duty” which is a rotating schedule to be on call approximately 13 times per year outside normal duty hours including weekends and holidays so that the emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly.

 

Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to obtain a Class I Water Distribution & Water Treatment certification within eighteen months of selection for this position. Applicant must be able to operate heavy equipment including skid loader, forklift, tractor, and trailers. The applicant must be able lift 70 plus pounds. One or more years of experience in the water field or similar work is preferred.

Interested applicants should contact the Sioux Rural Water System Office at 605-882-1321. Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview.  This position is open until August 15, 2022 or until filled, whichever comes first.

 

This position offers a salary in the range of $21.00 to $24.00 per hour depending on qualifications.  A higher rate may be offered to the qualified candidate.  Sioux Rural Water System, Inc., offers benefits which include:  medical (100% Single – 75% Family), dental, 3% - simple IRA contribution, Life Insurance, and Long Term Disability. Successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

 

Sioux Rural Water System, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Closing date: August 15, 2022 or until filled

 

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Assistant Manager | Lincoln County Rural Water System, Inc.

 

Lincoln County Rural Water System, Inc. is growing and in need of an Assistant Manager to join their team. This is a great opportunity for the right person as this is highly valued vocation working for a great company. Competitive pay and benefits including health, retirement, vacation, holiday and sick leave.

 

Job Location: Lincoln County Rural Water System is located in southeast South Dakota and borders Sioux Falls, Tea, and Harrisburg.

Lincoln County Rural Water System is a small employer with less than 10 employees that work together to ensure safe drinking water is delivered to its customers.

 

Job Description: The Assistant Manager's duty to carry out directions of the Manager and ensure that work is properly carried out. This person will provide technical, logistical and financial assistance to the Manager. And will carry out duties of management when the Manager is unavailable. The Assistant Manager will keep the Manager apprised of all matters affecting the corporation.

 

Job Requirements:

This person must work well with others!

  • Work with the Manager to determine and implement methods for improving the operating effectiveness and efficiency of water system facilities and equipment.
  • Assist the manager with recruitment and selection of professional and support staff.
  • Conduct and/or provide necessary training for employees of the organization.
  • Work with the manager with employee performance on an annual basis, and as needed.
  • Ensure implementation and practice of safety programs.
  • Conduct staff informational meetings on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate and implement all Federal and State safe water testing requirements implemented of the water system.
  • Work with field staff to ensure meter updates are accomplished on a timely manner.
  • Work with office staff to ensure meter updates are accurate and recorded on member accounts.
  • Coordinate with staff scheduling and coordination of projects. Review and respond appropriately to mail, messages, and correspondence.
  • Attend meetings with local government agencies as needed.
  • Assist Office Operations with member payments, billing, payroll, and other financial aspects of the office in the absence of or in assistance to office staff.
  • Update ARC/GIS as needed to keep accurate records of system infrastructure and locations.
  • Work with engineers and legal counsel in the absence of the Manager or in assistance to the Manager and the Board of Directors.

 

Education and Work Experience:

  • Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or related field is desired.
  • Water utility experience with a minimum of a South Dakota class II water distribution and class II water treatment certification is desired.
  • Proficiency in computers and technology is required.
  • Good communication skills (written, oral and public speaking) required.

 

Submit Resume with Cover Letter. Mail to: Lincoln County Rural Water System, Attn: Robin Dykstra, 27066 Henry Pl. Sioux Falls SD 57108 or Email: rdykstra@lincolncoruralwater.com

 

Or go to lincolncoruralwater.com, then go to careers to apply.

 

Position is open until filled.

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Water System Operations Specialist | Kingbrook Rural Water System, Arlington, SD

 

Kingbrook Rural Water System, Inc. of Arlington, SD has an opening for a System Operations Specialist. The applicant must, as of the date of employment, reside within Kingbrook’s eleven county service area.  Example of Duties: operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump station and or pipeline, understand the operation and use of the SCADA System, Badger/Beacon Metering System and GIS as well as other equipment, perform meter reading, repair, and annual maintenance, perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required, obtain membership application and easements 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, maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle, maintain required records and reports.

 

Applicant will be expected to participate in an “on call duty” which is a rotating schedule to be on call approximately six to seven times per year outside normal duty hours including weekends and holidays so that the emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly.

 

Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to obtain a Class I Water Distribution certification within eighteen months and a Class 1 Water Treatment License within 24 months of selection for this position. Applicant must be able to operate heavy equipment including skid loader, forklift, tractor, and trailers. The applicant must be able lift 70 plus pounds. One or more years of experience in the water field or similar work is preferred.

 

Interested applicants should apply online at www.kingbrookruralwater.com/careers. There you will need to click on the link to fill out an application. You will also be able to view the job description and benefits on our career page.

 

Referral Instructions: Employer prefers no direct contact; however, any questions can be emailed to office@kingbrookruralwater.com. Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview.  This position is open until July 15, 2022 or until filled, whichever comes first.

 

This position offers a salary in the range of $21.28 to $24.67 per hour. Depending on qualifications, a higher rate may be offered to the qualified candidate. Kingbrook Rural Water System, Inc., offers benefits which include medical, dental and an 8% - 401K contribution. Successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

 

Kingbrook Rural Water System, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Open Until Fulled

 

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System Operations Specialist | Davison Rural Water System

 

Davison Rural Water System is accepting applications for a System Operations Specialist. Requirements include a high school or equivalent education. Must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills. Must be able to work in close confinement conditions. Must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Applicant must possess or agree to obtain a Class I Water Distribution License within 18 months of selection for this position. As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to reside within Davison-Hanson service area.

 

Duties include:  Maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump station and or pipeline. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System. Perform meter reading, repair and annual maintenance. Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner.  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.

 

Successful applicant will be required pass an initial and random drug screening tests.

 

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Open until September 30, 2022

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Public Works Operator | City of Flandreau

 

The City of Flandreau is accepting applications for an individual to serve in the operation and maintenance of its Water, Wastewater, Parks, and Street facilities. Under the direction of the Supervisor of Public Works, the position requires applicants to have a wide range of skills including ability to operate motorized equipment, service public utilities, and work as a part of a team. The individual will be required to obtain certification in both water and wastewater treatment operations. The position offers a pay range of $17.57 to $23.42 and competitive benefits package. Interested applicants are encouraged to fill out an application at cityofflandreau.com and submit it to cohlturnquist@cityofflandreau.com. For any questions, please call Cohl Turnquist at 605-997-2492.

 

Open until filled

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