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Posted: 06/25/2015


The City of Timber Lake is currently accepting applications for the position of Full Time City Maintenance Manager. Entry-level wages will be depending on experience and qualifications. Position serves as the City’s Street, Water, and Sewer Superintendent. Plans and directs all activities of the City Utilities operations to efficiently achieve City and department objectives as related to streets, parks, and the landfill, water, and sewer departments. Works closely with Mayor and Council but has considerable latitude for independent action regarding utility department operations.

Please send completed application and resume to:
Finance Officer
City of Timber Lake, P.O. Box 431
Timber Lake, SD 57656
or call (605) 865-3790.

Job description and benefits information is available upon request.


Posted: 06/25/2015


The City of Cold Spring (pop. 4,081) is currently accepting applications for one Water/Wastewater Operator within its Public Works Department. The primary purpose of this position is the efficient operation and maintenance of the City Water & Wastewater facilities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and as directed by the Public Works Director and the Water/Wastewater Supervisor, and to ensure the proper procedures are maintained at all times. The City will be looking for a candidate that has a positive attitude, good work ethic, and works well with others.

The minimum requirements for this position are that one must hold a valid Class "D" Water and Class "D" Wastewater Operator Certificates along with a valid vocational college certificate or equivalent.

The position offers a generous hourly wage, excellent health insurance and benefits package, including retirement pay.

Applications can be obtained by contacting-
City Hall: 320-685-3653
or in person at:
27 Red River Ave S
or at:

All applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to ensure consideration.
The City of Cold Spring is an equal opportunity employer.


Posted: 05/27/2015

Water/Wastewater Utilities Operator

City of Spearfish is accepting applications for a full-time Water/Wastewater Utilities Operator.

Responsibilities: Will monitor, interpret and adjust the City’s drinking water and wastewater flows; help install, maintain, and/or repair the water and sewer and systems belonging to the City.

Requirements: Candidates must have the ability to obtain a SD Class 1B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement within six months of hire and the ability to obtain Water Distribution, Water Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Certifications from the State of South Dakota (City will assist with training). High school diploma or GED certificate required. Clean driving history.

How to Apply: Interested persons must submit City application to...
Human Resource Office
625 Fifth Street
Spearfish, SD 57783
phone 605-642-1354
fax 605-642-1329

Minimum Salary: Operator I $13.27; Operator II $13.94; Operator III $15.39; Excellent benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. To view entire position description please visit the City’s web page at

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.


Posted: 05/22/2015

Coreline Field Supervisor

Opening Date: May 20, 2015
Closing Date: June 3, 2015

Salary: Grade Level 39/0 ($36,815 per annum)

Program: OSRWSS Mni Wiconi Water
Location: Ft. Pierre/Pierre, SD
Water Treatment Plant/Coreline (Must relocate)


General Description of Duties:

The Mni Wiconi Water Treatment Plant/Coreline Field Supervisor will be responsible for the operation and maintenance, and replacement of the Core System of the Oglala Sioux Rural Water Supply System. The Coreline Field Supervisor will develop and administer, the scheduling of duties for the Coreline operations. The Coreline Field Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of the Coreline Operators. The Coreline Field Supervisor will work closely with the Water Treatment Plant Manager and Supervisor/Lead Operator to assure customers of the Mni Wiconi Project will have safe and adequate drinking water. The Coreline Field Supervisor will be under the direct supervision of the Mni Wiconi Water Treatment Plant Manager.

Specific Duties:

1. Develop and administer scheduling assignments for the operators for preventative maintenance for the Coreline Systems operations.

2. Develop work plans for the operations and maintenance, including preventative and routine maintenance to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the Core System.

3. Develop and administer a water-testing program that complies with the Safe Drinking Water Act, including water sampling, testing and record keeping.

4. Supervise Coreline Operators and perform a wide variety of maintenance and repair tasks in the operation of OSRWSS distribution system including water pipeline breaks and/or systems malfunctions.

5. Supervise and perform routine maintenance and repair of pumps, control valves, meters, strainers, hydrants and pipeline. Including, developing an annual routine inspection, exercising and maintenance schedule.

6. Supervise and perform carpentry, plumbing and electrical duties as may be required.

7. Supervise and perform water quality testing, including water sampling.

8. Supervise and perform grounds maintenance for tank sites, booster stations, PRV’s, control vaults, master meter vaults, surge tanks, and transducers.

9. Supervise and perform general operation and maintenance duties required at the water treatment plant, including laboratory analysis and other related work.

10. Supervise and perform routine cleaning maintenance of elevated tanks and underground reservoirs on the Coreline distribution system.

11. Maintain and service, tools and equipment used by the distribution system maintenance.

12. Maintain accurate records and logs on operating conditions of booster station, control vaults, PRV’s, master meters, etc.

13. Must have knowledge of cathodic protection, centrifugal pumps and cross connections.

14. Must know proper procedures of handling caustic chemicals related to water treatment (chloride/fluoride).

15. Assist in the design and fabrication of a variety of tools, pumps, valves and piping systems.

16. Work with OSRWSS Contractors to install and provide new services.

17. Perform water user related service calls.

18. Assist in the resolution of water users and/or landowner claims and/or complaints.

19. Work on-call weekends and holidays. Also be available for after hour maintenance, emergency calls.

20. Flexible to work with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, West River/Lyman Jones, Bureau of Reclamation and project engineers.

21. Must have knowledge or become familiar with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) safe practices.


Requirements and Qualifications:

1. Must have knowledge of operation, maintenance and routine repair of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical machinery.

2. Must have knowledge of tools, supplies and materials used to perform electrical, hydraulic and mechanical tasks.

3. Must have knowledge of safety and efficient work practices and procedures.

4. Must be familiar with general water system operations and maintenance.

5. Must be familiar with installation of different types and sizes of pipe.

6. Must have knowledge of general construction practices.

7. Must have knowledge of tribal, federal and state agencies that impact and regulate environmental laws dealing with water quality standards and regulations.

8. Must be able to read blueprints, construction drawings and as-builts.

9. Must have basic computer skills.

10. Have the ability to perform routine and preventative maintenance tasks on electrical, hydraulic and mechanical equipment.

11. Must have the ability to identify electrical, hydraulic and mechanical problems and recommend corrective courses of action.

12. Must be physically capable of lifting materials, up to 100 lbs.

13. Must be able to maintain precise and accurate records.

14. Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with others, especially the public.

15. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

16. Must be able to understand and follow directions.

17. Must be able to perform duties independently.

18. Must be able to work in emergency situations as necessary.

19. Must have the ability to use power and tools effectively in repair and maintenance tasks.

20. Must be able to operate rubber-tired backhoe, track hoe, dozer and skid steer loader.

21. Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in the repair and/or maintenance of electrical hydraulic and mechanical equipment and machinery.

22. Must possess a High School Diploma or GED,
must have a minimum of three (3) years of Supervisory experience in the operation and maintenance of a municipal or rural distribution system, or in a related field.

23. Must possess a valid SD Drivers License.

24. Shall have Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.

25. Shall have an EPA recognized Class I Water Distribution Certification and have the ability to obtain an EPA recognized II Water Distribution Certification within one (1) year of hire.

26. Must be willing to live/relocate in the Ft. Pierre/Pierre area.

27. Other duties as assigned.


For Application please contact

  Posted: 05/19/2015

Water System Operations Specialist

Kingbrook Rural Water System is accepting applications immediately and until position is filled for System Operations Specialist.

Requirements include a high school or equivalent education. Must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills. Must be able to work in close confinement conditions. Must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Applicant must possess or agree to obtain a Class I Water Distribution License within 18 months of selection for this position. As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to reside within Kingbrook's service area.

Duties include: Maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump station and or pipeline. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System, "smart phone" technology, computer technology including Microsoft Word and Excel, and other electronic equipment. Perform meter reading, repair and annual maintenance. Perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required. Obtain membership application and easements as required, recommend line routing and inspection during and after construction. Look for evidence of system water leaks and repair the same. Respond to customer needs. Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner. Assist the Operations Supervisor in the operation and maintenance of the treatment facilities. As a member of the operations team, participate in an “on call duty” that will require serving on a rotating schedule to be on call outside normal duty hours so that the emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

Pay ranges from $18 to $20 per hour depending on qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, retirement, long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Successful applicant will be required pass an initial drug screening test.

Referral Instructions: Employer requests no direct contact.
To apply online go to
and register for an online account to find job listing.

You may also contact the Brookings DOLR office at 605-688-4350 for assistance on how to apply. Employer is requesting both a general application form and a resume.
Send both of these items to the
SD Dept of Labor and Regulations
1310 Main Avenue South, Suite 103
Brookings SD 57006-3893
Phone: 605.688.4350.

Partial applications will not be accepted (resume alone or application form alone.) Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview. The SD Dept of Labor and Regulations will be notified when the position has been filled.

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