• Non-Certified or Certified Utilities Operator

    City of Mitchell
    Job Description
    This position is responsible for performing specialized duties in the operation of Wastewater.  Water Certification (Level I, II, or III) is preferred, but applications will also be accepted for non-certified workers who have the ability to become state certified when eligible.

    Duties include the collection of wastewater samples and laboratory analysis, inspects lagoons for leaks and the operation of equipment, building and grounds maintenance, repairs pipes, manholes and catch basins.  Maintains an adequate inventory of parts, supplies, etc. and efficiently performs work tasks in the wastewater distribution system.  Responds to after-hours emergencies.

    Minimum qualifications include basic skills typically associated with a high school education and sufficient experience to understand basic principles of a water distribution and maintenance system, such as an apprenticeship or experience working.  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid SD driver's license.  Possession of or ability to readily earn appropriate state-certified water license when eligible.

    This position moves through the pay scale by passing State Operators Certification courses.  A non-certified worker starting wage is $20.363 per hour; Operator I is $23.615 per hour: Operator II $24.811 per hour; Operator III is $26.067 per hour.  The successful candidate may start above entry level, DOQ.

    The City of Mitchell offers an excellent employee benefit package including health, life, and dental insurance at no cost to the employee with reasonable premiums for family members; paid vacation and sick leave; South Dakota Retirement System.

    Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent education.  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid SD driver's license.  CDL preferred.  Ability to readily obtain appropriate state-certified water operators certification upon eligibility.  

    All City positions require that an official City of Mitchell application form be submitted.  Applications may be submitted online or paper applications available at City Hall 612 North Main Street  Mitchell, SD  57301.  

    Position is open until filled.

    The City of Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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