- SCHEDULE: Must be willing to work overtime, holidays, and weekends. Must be willing to work on-call shifts in a 24x7 rotation. This position is 4 10 hours shifts alternating between day (6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and evening (2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.) shifts.
- EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in water related field or water and or environmental sciences. A four-year science degree in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, or related field is highly desired.
- MAINTENANCE: Mechanical aptitude and some experience working with hand tools required.
- WATER QUALITY: Water quality testing or laboratory experience desired.
- COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK: Must be able to demonstrate tact and professionalism in communication. Must have strong written communication skills, including the ability to provide documentation for daily logs and reports to ensure accurate record keeping and continuity in day-to-day operations. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
- TECHNOLOGY: Computer proficiency required, including basic Microsoft Office skills including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. Must have aptitude and ability to work with CMMS to create work orders and use GIS to read maps. Ability to use office equipment such as phone systems, copier, and fax machine, and radio system required.
- PROBLEM SOLVING: Basic math skills including the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to create and interpret data graphs. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. Proven customer service skills.
- OUTDOOR WORK: Must be able to walk, hike, snowshoe or Nordic ski in variable & sometimes extreme conditions to reach tanks and reservoirs as needed.
- LICENSURE: Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license within 30 days of full-time employment and be insurable under District's standards. Must be able to obtain Water Treatment Operator Class D and Water Distribution Operator Class 1 licensure within 18 months of date of employment in accordance with the Colorado Certified Water Professional (CWWP) program requirements. Colorado Water Operator and/or Water Distribution certifications preferred.
- SAFETY: Must be willing and able to follow district safety protocols and maintain safety training. Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six (6) months of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Must be able to snowshoe or Nordic ski over long distances in variable & sometimes extreme conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, the noise level in the plant environment is usually loud.
The employee is occasionally required to enter confined spaces to include vaults, pits, underground & above ground storage tanks. The employee occasionally will work on mine property and will be required to obtain MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) certification.
There are four levels of Water Operator (I, II, III, Senior) with different titles and pay ranges depending on certifications, knowledge, skills and abilities. Pay range and title depend on certifications and experience. Starting range depends on qualifications but generally falls within the minimum and midpoint of the pay range. Pay ranges for each level are as follows:
- Water Operator I: $23.94 - $33.52
- Water Operator II: $26.40 - $36.96
- Water Operator III: $29.10 - $40.75
- Senior Water Operator: $32.09 - $44.92
At ERWSD, we value life-work balance and are leaders in the industry with our holistic benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
- Employee housing and $361 monthly housing stipend programs
- Wellness program
- Retirement savings plans (414h and 457)
- 13.5 Paid Holidays
- Paid Vacation, Sick and Comp Time
- Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
- $400 Annual Recreation Benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Ski Pass, Electrical Vehicle, and Computer loan programs
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All applicants must apply online at www.erwsd.org to be considered. The last day to apply is October 10, 2022.
All employees must be insurable under District standards, submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.
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We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.