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Water Distribution Operator

  2023-12-27     City of Twin Falls     203 Main Avenue East  

At the City of Twin Falls, you will be part of a team who encourages our employees to think critically, continually ask questions to understand the “why” and encompasses our shared values of Commitment, Connection, Honesty, Integrity, and Teamwork. As an organization, the City of Twin Falls takes great pride in providing quality customer service to both our internal and external customers. We provide excellent benefits to our employees including flexible work schedules, paid holidays, paid family bonding for that new bundle of joy, medical and dental insurance, PERSI retirement, vacation and medical time upon hire, and much more.

The Water Distribution Department has an opening for a Water Operator whose duties include maintaining the City’s water service activities including service requests, metering, water sampling on new mains and hydrant and valve maintenance.  The nature of the work requires some previous training or experience to operate specialized equipment, while many of the job functions are learned on-the-job. The work schedule for this position is Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 5:00pm

Below is a snapshot of duties:

  • Maintains and repairs waterlines, fire hydrants, gaskets, frost plates, and other services throughout the City’s water system.
  • Installs water taps, runs service lines, sets irrigation mains, and sets meter boxes.
  • Performs duties such as checking water pressure, checking for leaks, checking, testing and replacing meters, etc.
  • Performs special projects such as constructing pump station buildings, concrete irrigation structures, sidewalks, curbs, settling ponds, etc.
  • Answers customer needs such as when water needs to be turned on or off, to check leaks or irrigation complaints, etc. in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Must work a seven-day, twenty-four (24) hour "on-call" rotation as required.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a valid driver's license. Skill and experience in the operation of various types of heavy equipment; ability to use standard office computer programs; sufficient physical condition to meet the demands of the job, lifting and/or moving up to 100 pounds; good driving record, and the ability to work and operate equipment safely. Applicants must reside within 15 miles of the City of Twin Falls within the first year of hire. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an outdoor environment that may involve adverse weather conditions and related hazards. 

In addition, the employee must have or obtain a Class "A" C.D.L. with tanker endorsement within 120 days of hire; be licensed or begin working towards the Operator-In-Training (OIT) license in preparation for the first available test date after hire; and obtain license as a Class I Water Operator within one year from that date.

Final applicants under consideration for the position will undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a background check which includes a review of both criminal and driving records.

Hiring Salary Range: $19.34 – $23.21


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