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The District is no longer accepting applications for the following two positions.

Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System Operator

Platte Canyon Water & Sanitation District is hiring two (2) Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection System Operators. Your experience and currently held licenses will determine if you will be hired at the Operator I or Operator II position. Refer to the Education, Experience, and Credentials section for the position requirements. Also refer to the Operator II job description and the Operator I job description.

These two positions are full-time with starting salary from $19.38 to $27.93 /hour, depending on qualifications. The District provides full medical/dental/vision benefits, a 10% match on the retirement plan, a Health Reimbursement Account, vacation/sick/personal leave, and 10 paid holidays per year.

To be considered for this position, you must send a cover letter and your resume via email to Cynthia Lane (calane@plattecanyon.org) by 5pm on Monday, February 17th.

Job Description & Duties:

In one of these roles, you will be responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of wastewater and drinking water infrastructure for Platte Canyon Water & Sanitation District and several other districts. You will operate and maintain equipment such as water valves, fire hydrants, water mains, wastewater mains, pump stations, flow monitors, and a variety of District vehicles. You will also engage with District customers in response to customer service calls and construction projects.

  1. Performs routine sanitary sewer cleaning and television inspection using high velocity water jet wastewater cleaners, chemical root treatment equipment, and closed-circuit television inspection equipment.
  2. Operates, maintains, and repairs drinking water system facilities including isolation valves, pressure reducing valves, air-vacuum valves, blow-off valves, meters and water mains.
  3. Conducts drinking water system flushing operations to maintain water quality using blow-off valves and fire hydrants. Performs water quality tests using a variety of testing equipment.
  4. Operates, maintains, and repairs drinking water and wastewater pumping facilities including pumps, motors, motor control units, generators, comminutors, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and other related electronic and mechanical equipment.
  5. Responds to customer service calls and reports of facility disruption on a 24-hour (on call) basis. Diagnoses problems and resolves those that are within the District’s jurisdiction and authority.
  6. Performs preventive maintenance and repair of District building facilities including plumbing, mechanical, and electrical equipment.
  7. Inspects, operates and maintains equipment such as pickup trucks and other vehicles, generators, compressors, pumps, pavement breakers, tampers, chain saws, and other equipment.
  8. Conducts cross connection control and back flow prevention inspections.
  9. Maintains accurate detailed records of routine and emergency maintenance performed and prepares written reports as required.
  10. Uses proper safety precautions and fully complies with the District’s safety program.

In addition to possessing knowledge of system hydraulics and operation of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, you must have an ability to:

  • Use computers and other digital devices for various activities including inputting work orders, maintaining records and preparing reports. District software programs include to Microsoft products, Esri online mapping, Infor Asset Management System, and SCADA system programs.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

Required Education, Experience, and Credentials

To be hired as a Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection System Operator II, the following applies:

  • Must have graduated from high school, with some vocational/college training in a related area.
  • Must have five (5) years’ experience related to water distribution and/or wastewater collection system operations, including pump station operations.
  • Must possess the following:
    • A minimum of Class III water distribution and a Class III wastewater collection operator certification.
    • A valid Class “B” Colorado commercial driver’s license (CDL) with liquid bulk and air brake endorsements and have a satisfactory driving record.
    • Colorado Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License
    • Certification from NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) which include Pipeline Assessment, Lateral Assessment and Manhole Assessment
    • Confined space entry certification
    • CPR, first aid, and AED certification

To be hired as a Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection System Operator I, the following applies:

  • Must have graduated from high school or possess equivalent education.
  • Must obtain a Class I Colorado Water Distribution and Class I Colorado Wastewater Collection operator certification within the first six months of employment.
  • Must obtain Class II certifications within two years of obtaining Class I certifications.
  • Within one month of appointment must possess:
    • Confined space entry certification
    • CPR, first aid, and AED certification
  • Within six months of employment must possess and maintain:
    • A valid Class “B” Colorado commercial driver’s license (CDL) with liquid bulk and air brake endorsements and have a satisfactory driving record.
    • Certification from NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) which include Pipeline Assessment, Lateral Assessment and Manhole Assessment
  • Must possess a Colorado Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License within one year of employment.

You are required to perform on-call duty, work weekends, holidays, or overtime as directed; and perform strenuous work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Due to the response time that is part of the on-call requirements, you must live within a 30 minute drive from the District office (located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123).

You must agree to periodic random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations and District policy.

This is a physically demanding job. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a third-party administered Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) prior as a condition of employment and again every two years while employed with the District.