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ND Rural Water Systems Association – Water & Wastewater Training Specialist

This is a full-time, non-exempt position (40 hours per week) with a competitive salary and flexible schedule. Applicant should have multi-years’ experience or educational background in training and/or facilitating training sessions. Position requires excellent communication and presentation skills. Experience operating, maintaining, or managing a water and/or wastewater system; the ability to communicate effectively with operators, decision makers, and regulatory agencies; and the ability to identify, locate, troubleshoot, and explain problems to system personnel and decision makers is preferable.

This position requires travel in North Dakota. Ideal candidate would complement our existing Training & Onsite Assistance Staff.  Due to potential Federal Contract requirements, proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a prerequisite for employment.

Compensation will depend on experience. Benefits include Company Vehicle, Dental, Health Savings Account, Holidays, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Medical, Sick Leave, Vacation, and Vision.

Send resume and salary history by close of business on December 31, 2021, to North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association (Attn: Eric Volk), 2718 Gateway Avenue Suite 201, Bismarck, ND 58503 or .




Water Distribution & Maintenance Foreman - City of Watertown, SD

Normal Assigned Shift: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

General Description: 

This position is responsible for technical and supervisory work directing the municipal water distribution system and related facilities.

Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of tasks in maintaining the public water system.  The Distribution and Maintenance Foreman will operate valves, hydrants and maintain distribution machines and equipment involved in new construction and maintenance of the drinking water system.  Work involves contact with regulatory officials, the public and contractors regarding distribution of the drinking water.  In addition, this position will provide direct supervision to other employees on the distribution and maintenance crew on a day to day basis. Work requires the exercise of considerable independence of judgment and initiative within established policies subject to review by the Utilities General Manager, Director of Operations and the Water Superintendent.

Qualified Applicants will Possess the Following:

Qualified applicants must have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices governing water distribution and maintenance activities and two (2) years of prior supervisory experience. Candidates must also possess a water distribution license equivalent to a South Dakota Class III or IV certificate (or be able to test to that level within six (6) months of employment) or equivalent education and/or experience.

About Watertown Municipal Utilities Water System: 

The water system supplies the City of Watertown, SD, population 22,000, including 9,500 water customers. The system operates a 14.6 mgd lime softening treatment plant that only treats ground water from 31 wells located in three different areas. The distribution system has 6 elevated and 1 ground level storage tanks, 4 booster stations and 155 miles of water main.

Wages and Benefits: 

$37.70 to $39.59/hour, depending on certification. Excellent benefits package, including SDRS pension, health, dental, vision and life insurance, 457 plan, paid sick leave and vacation.
How To Apply: 

A completed application, resume and a cover letter are required. Job description and application form are available online at

Deadline to apply:  Open until Filled

Watertown Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Watertown Municipal Utilities

901 4th Avenue SW

Watertown, SD 57201

Phone: 605/882-6233 - E-mail:



The City of Garrison is seeking a qualified applicant for a Water Plant/Distribution Operator/City Maintenance position. The applicant would be required to operate and maintain a Class 3 Surface Water Treatment System and pump station facilities along with adequate qualifications to perform city maintenance.

The job position requires a minimum of one year accredited technical training in the operation of water plant treatment or an equivalent combination of education and experience with water plant treatment processes. Perform and assist with all water plant, water distribution, wastewater, city streets, city grounds, and city landfill maintenance to include the proper operation and maintenance of all heavy equipment.

The position is full time with a starting salary of $18.00 to $32.00 per hour depending on experience with excellent benefits.

For information regarding  this job position, please contact: Diane Affeldt, Auditor for City of Garrison, PO Box 459, Garrison, ND 58540, phone: 701-463-2600, Fax: 701-463-7400, email