Job Description:

North Pecos Water and Sanitation District has an immediate opening for a District Distribution/Collections Operator to join our team. This position will be full-time and will support the district water/wastewater operations for a special district. The position will pay between $28/hour and $38/hour based on qualifications.

As a District Distribution/Collections Operator, you will be assisting with the daily operations to include maintaining water distribution and wastewater collection systems. This position requires the operator to assist with assignments as directed by the district’s manager.  The position will require the operator to perform a full range of semi-skilled and skilled duties involving operation, and maintenance.  Demonstrate interpersonal skills including a positive attitude, being a team member, and ability to solve mechanical problems with a variety of equipment.

District Information:

North Pecos Water and Sanitation District is located at 6900 North Pecos Steet, Denver CO, 80221. The district provides water and sanitary sewer service for approximately 400 residential and 250 SFRE’s.

Essential Functions

District Distribution/Collections Operator will work under the direction of the district’s manager and have the following duties:

  • Construction Management of Capital Improvement Projects
  • Lift Station Rounds
  • Maintain main sewer line
  • Review sanitary sewer videos
  • Perform jetting of sewer lines
  • Water and sewer inspections
  • Maintain District landscaped areas (mow/trim).
  • Assist with valve exercising along with the repair and replacement of valves
  • Fire hydrant maintenance including routine flushing and preventative maintenance
  • Install meter sets
  • Line locating
  • Disconnect and turn on water as directed
  • Maintain safety during maintenance activities, such as traffic control and confined space entry
  • Assist in shut down of mains for repairs or connections
  • Operate and maintain mechanical and electronic equipment
  • Must be available to work varying schedules, overtime, and on-call duty. On-Call duties every other week.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail & legible handwriting
  • Ability to read, speak, and write the English language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & communication (written & oral)
  • Outstanding customer service skills a must
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to read and understand engineering construction drawings and specifications as required for new water and sewer line construction inspections
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations related to job responsibilities
  • Ability to work in stressful situations, under time constraints and lead others in a team environment
  • Computer skills in software used for district alarms, lift station alarms, flow monitoring, and other equipment related to job responsibilities preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of water distribution systems and wastewater collection system operations preferred
  • Must maintain a good motor vehicle driving record

Education and/or Experience and Qualifications (Required)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License with an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (ability to obtain within 60 days)
  • Minimum of Colorado Level I Collections Certification (ability to obtain within 12 months of hire)
  • Minimum of Colorado Level I Distribution Certification (ability to obtain within 12 months of hire)
  • Aptitude for operating tools and equipment
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Live within 45 minutes of the district

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude.
  • GIS experience

Attractive Benefits Package after a 90 Day probationary period

  • 100% Employee medical, dental and vision coverage (choice of plans)
  • 75% Spouse and Dependent medical, dental and vision coverage (choice of plans)
  • 457b Deferred compensation or ROTH retirement plan with 8% company contribution, no employee match required
  • 30-day vesting
  • 10 paid holidays (On-call duties may require work during holidays, with pay)
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Safety gear, including work boot allowance
  • Company vehicle for duty requirements
  • North Pecos Water and Sanitation District promotes career development and provides opportunities to grow professionally through development of technical knowledge and skills delivering challenging projects. Cross training opportunities exist for other areas of the district as needed.