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Water Plant/System Specialist

Posting Date: February 8, 2024

The City of Pierre seeks a passionate individual to join our team in making Pierre one of the best places to live, work, and visit. This position will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s new state of the art Water Treatment Facility and distribution systems. Qualified applicants must have the ability to learn water treatment techniques and be able to perform a multitude of hands on maintenance activities that pertain to drinking water systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of tasks in maintaining the public water system.  The Water Plant /System Specialist controls and maintains treatment machines and equipment involved in production of water to drinking water standards; participates in specialized technical work at the municipal water treatment plant, distribution system, and related facilities of the raw and potable water system; duties in the operation of the Water Treatment Plant and Distribution systems, including water sampling, testing, chemical dosage calculations, treatment, repair, maintenance and operation of pumps, wells, motors, SCADA as well as installation, maintenance and repair of water distribution parts and facilities.  Work involves contact with regulatory officials, the public and contractors regarding production and distribution quality of the drinking water.  In addition, this position will work with other employees in the plant on a day to day basis.  Work is reviewed upon completion for adherence to prescribed standards and procedures and compliance with state and federal regulations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of SD Board of Operator Certification in water treatment after 18 months of employment.  On call duties are rotated among staff.

Minimum Salary:  $23.74/hr minimum plus comprehensive benefit package including 100% employer paid employee health, dental and life insurance along with a 6% employer match to the South Dakota Retirement System and 12 paid holidays.  Up to $2000 annual educational assistance available.  Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience.

CLOSES:  Open until filled



Company: City of Pierre
Location: Pierre, SD
Contact Name: laurie gronlund
Contact Details:

APPLICATIONS TO:  City of Pierre Human Resources Director, PO Box 1253, Pierre SD  57501, (605)773-7429,

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