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*Alabama Rural Water Association - Accounting Position

Deadline: Open until filled

The Alabama Rural Water Association is seeking a qualified applicant for an Accounting/Financial position. Applicants should have 5 years’ experience in accounting applications and possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. Must be knowledgeable in QuickBooks Accounting Software. The applicant must possess the knowledge and experience to assist Management with accurate and timely dissemination of financial reports including income statements, balance sheets, reports for governmental agencies and, upon request, other needs of the Association.

Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel software, telephone etiquette, communication skills, and customer relations is also necessary. Must have good organizational skills and be detail oriented. Must have good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team player, and be receptive to direction and instructions.

Excellent benefits package includes State of Alabama Retirement, Local Government Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance, etc. Salary based upon experience.

Please email your resume to No phone calls please.

The ARWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Alabama Rural Water Association - Water Circuit Rider

Position Available Immediately

The Alabama Rural Water Association is seeking to fill a Circuit Rider position. The Circuit Rider is a Field Representative offering technical, management and financial on‐site assistance to public water systems within the State of Alabama. Qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years experience in working for, operating, maintaining and managing a public water utility.
  • Candidate must be a Grade II or higher State of Alabama Certified Water Operator.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel the State extensively. Overnight travel is a requirement. Minimum out of State travel.
  • Candidate must possess a valid State of Alabama Driver’s license and must be insurable by the Association’s automobile insurance.
  • Candidate must be willing to be drug tested prior to employment and periodically upon request of ARWA management.
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of water utility operations, maintenance and management.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and orally.
  • Benefits include, Local Government Health Insurance BC/BS, State Employee Retirement, sick and annual leave, federal holidays, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, company vehicle, company phone, plus.

Salary is negotiable upon experience. Please send your resume to ARWA, 2576 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117, fax (334) 396‐7090 or email – The position will be filled as soon as possible.

Circuit Rider Job Description (pdf)

*Water Treatment Apprentice Operator - Orange Beach Water Authority

Position Available Immediately

Orange Beach Water Authority is accepting applications for Water Treatment Plant Apprentice Operator.

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Pass a Drug Screen and Physical

Send Resume to:
  Orange Beach Water Authority
  P. O. Box 247
  Orange Beach, Al 36561

*Wastewater Operator Intern - Full Time - Wetumpka Water Works & Sewer Board

Position Available Immediately

Job Description: Intern would learn the operations of the conventional wastewater treatment plant. The Intern would assist in various tasks, which include cleaning and maintaining facility, monitoring controls, gauges, valves, meters.  Would prefer for Intern to have some knowledge of electrical and mechanical experience.

Intern must have High School Diploma or hold a GED Certificate, and possess an Alabama Driver’s License.

Any interested candidates can complete an application at; 2909 Elmore Rd. Wetumpka, Al. 36092, M-F, between the hours 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Resumes are welcomed.

*Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator - Clay County Water Authority, Lineville AL

Position Available Immediately and open until it is filled.

The Clay County Water Authority is looking to hire a Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator. Applicants must be Grade IV certified to be considered for the position. Other requirements include a valid driver’s license. Salary will be based on years of experience. Benefits include BCBS medical and dental insurance as well as state retirement.
Anyone interested in this position should call Clay County Water Authority @ 256-396-2881.
Resumes can be mailed to:
  Clay County Water Authority
  87301 HWY 9
  Lineville, AL 36266 

*Water Utility Supervisor - Full time - City of Pell City

Deadline: Open until Tuesday, April 10, 2019

Water Utility Supervisor Job Description (pdf)
Pay Range 21:  $37,169.60 - $61,443.20

ANTICIPATED START DATE:  Following successful completion of background check and drug screen

SYNOPSIS:  The Water Utility Supervisor plans, organizes, manages and directs the work of the potable water system for the city, which includes the delivery of potable water to municipal customers; construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution systems; water utility commercial services, and the metering of all services: regulatory compliance; and performs related duties. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Utility Manager.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED)
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of municipal water distribution systems 
  • Hold a Class B CDL or obtain within 6 months from date of hire
  • Must be certified by the State of Alabama as a Grade II (or higher) Water Treatment Specialist/Operator, backflow monitoring
  • Must have a driving record suitable for insurability
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must be willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required


  • Plans, organizes, manages, and administers all aspects of the potable water system
  • Develops long range plans to keep up with water usage demands and to conform to state and federal water quality requirements
  • Directs the work of installation and maintenance of water meters, reading of meters for water consumption, conducting tests of backflow devices, and resolves customer problems
  • Performs personnel evaluation on assigned employees
  • Directs the installation, repairing and maintaining of water mains, valves, and related piping and equipment
  • Establishes and administers appropriate water quality standards to meet federal and state requirements
  • Participates in developing solutions to problems and in the protection of the city's source of water supply
  • Ability to kneel, squat, stand, climb for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs frequently
  • Assist in the collection of wastewater system when needed
  • Performs other related duties


  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and equipment employed in modern municipal water distribution systems
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state, city, and departmental laws, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding potable water distribution construction and supply
  • Extensive knowledge of the geography of the Pell City area and its water distribution jurisdiction as well as the location of primary and secondary distribution sites
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and technology of water construction, production and distribution systems, water treatment
  • Principles and practices of enterprise and municipal budgeting, management, supervision, and training; contract administration techniques
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of employees and contractors
  • Ensure water quality regulations and standards are met
  • Develop realistic long range plans for water systems development and maintenance
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Establish effective working relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, contractors and the public
  • Ability to manage departmental activities and develop Departmental goals and plans
  • Ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate situations under extreme duress and direct effective courses of action
  • Ability to manage personnel; maintain discipline; accept lines of authority; promote harmony; and cooperate with other officials


  • BCBS Health/Dental (single coverage paid by City)
  • EMC Life Insurance (paid by City)
  • Retirement through RSA (with a City match)
  • Vision Plan
  • Sick leave (accrued when paid bi-weekly)
  • Vacation (after successfully completing 1 year probation)
  • Direct Deposit
  • Paid Holidays


  1. Complete application files must be received at the City Hall.  This position will remain open until Tuesday, April 10, 2019.
  2. A complete file consists of:
    • A current City of Pell City employment application
    • Current resume [Note: Resume, when required, should address how the applicant has fulfilled the qualifications, required and preferred (if applicable), listed on this job announcement]
  3. The City of Pell City may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of qualified applicants.  Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications, will not be considered.
  4. Applicant may be required to submit employment verifications from current and prior employers prior to job offer being made.
  5. Application forms may be downloaded at our website: or City Hall and should be returned to:
      City of Pell City
      Human Resources
      1905 1st Avenue North
      Pell City, AL 35125
    Email:     Fax: 205-338-2320

Individuals selected as finalists will be invited for an interview.  Applicants must travel at their own expense. If you have a disability and may require accommodations, please notify us at 205-338-2244.

WEBSITE: www.Pell‐

The City of Pell City is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the City of Pell City that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. The City of Pell City will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.

*Entry-level Maintenance Laborer - Governmental Utility Services Corporation for the City of Bessemer (GUSC)

Position Available Immediately

The GUSC operates a water treatment facility in Bessemer, Alabama and seeks to employ a highly-motivated and driven individual to assist with maintenance of its facility. Opportunities to advance in the company are available.

General Duties include application of state and federal regulations for operation maintenance of the building and grounds (lawn and plant equipment) including basins, lagoons, and attachments, using necessary power tools and safety equipment and solids disposal equipment. Must have the ability to walk or stand for long periods of time. Possible exposure to chemicals used in the treatment of potable water.


Self-motivated, dedicated and driven individuals who work well independently and with minimum instruction are requested to apply. The GUSC operates 24/7 and maintains a small efficient staff. Previous work experience in a water treatment facility or for a water service company or familiarity with ADEM compliance preferred but not required.


Applicants must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Aptitude to obtain state certification/training for operations as required by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is necessary. On Job Training is available.  

GUSC offers a comprehensive benefits package for all employees including life, health, eye, and dental.

Resumes should be sent to the attention of Joe Key, Plant Manager by email: in PDF format or by facsimile to (205) 436-4019,

For more information call Joe Key at (205) 436-4010.

*Grade 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator - Utilities Board of the City of Oneonta

Deadline: Open until filled

STARTING PAY: Competitive and Dependent on Experience Level of Employee

The Utilities Board of the City of Oneonta is looking for applicants to join the team as a Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator in a recently upgraded 3 MGD plant in a beautiful setting. The applicant must have current Grade 4 certification from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and have experience in a water treatment plant. Must have a valid driver’s license and High School Diploma/GED. The applicant must be willing to work shift work as required.

The Utilities Board of the City of Oneonta is a drug free work place and offers a great benefit package that includes Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance with a dental plan, Company paid life insurance, State of Alabama retirement, Paid holidays, and Vacation/sick days.

Please send a resume to:
  P.O. BOX 420
  ONEONTA, AL 35121
The Utilities Board of the City of Oneonta is an “Equal Opportunity Employer.”

*Wastewater Operator Grade III - City of Millbrook Utility Department

Deadline: Open until filled

The City of Millbrook is looking for a Wastewater Operator Grade III to operate the wastewater treatment plant. Job responsibilities and knowledge requirements are in the Job description and application (pdf).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 3 state of Alabama Wastewater Operator Certificate
  • Two years of experience in wastewater plant operations
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must be lawfully eligible to work in the United States
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record

Applicants should reply to:
  City of Millbrook
  Human Resources Department
  3160 Main Street
  Millbrook, Alabama 36054
  Phone: (334) 285-6428
  Fax: (334) 285-6460

*Water Operator II - City of Pell City, Utility Dept-Water

Deadline: Open until filled

This position entails the knowledge of water treatment, distribution of water, proper repairs and regulations of state and federal agencies. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Utility Supervisor.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in the operations of quality water treatment
  • Performs quality control of the city’s drinking water
  • Adherence to safe working practices and procedures
  • Assess the operation of the city’s wells
  • Perform calculations of chemical feeds for water treatment
  • Check and maintain equipment
  • Calibrate rotometers and turbidimeters
  • Perform repairs to water mains, services, meter installations, suppression tanks and air reliefs
  • Perform any checks or evaluations issued by the Revenue Department
  • Maintain records of meters and registers
  • Communicate effectively with revenue, billing clerks concerning installations and leaks
  • Collects samples (Bac T, copper, lead and others)
  • Performs other related duties

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of water treatment methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of legal chain of custody
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written
  • Ability to understand general chemistry and basic math
  • Ability to operate and transport equipment


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED)
  • Must be certified by the State of Alabama as a Grade II Water Operator (card must be carried with you at all times)
  • Must possess understanding and operation of meter reading computer, leak detection device and Nomad
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must be willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required

All those who are interested can get more information and applications at

*Operator Intern - City of Pell City, Utility Dept-Wastewater

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Definition - Intern learns the operations of a conventional wastewater treatment plant. Intern works only when an experienced Operator is present. The Intern assists in various tasks, which include cleaning and maintaining facilities; monitoring controls, gauges, valves, meters; and assisting in the laboratory. Incumbent works under the supervision of the Wastewater Chief Operator.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the operations of the wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift.
  • Assist in performing quality control and process control functions.
  • Ensure adherence to safe working practices and procedures.
  • Assist in performing precise laboratory tests and record the results.
  • Assist in compiling, maintaining, and updating plant operations logs and reports.
  • Assist in performing and recording mathematical calculations related to plant operations.
  • Check and maintain all equipment.
  • Perform routine plant cleaning and maintenance.
  • Paint buildings and equipment.
  • Assist in calibrating chemical feed equipment and laboratory equipment.
  • Answer emergency calls.
  • Operate mowers and power equipment.
  • Perform other job related duties and special projects as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of state of the art wastewater treatment methods and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of the required legal standards and reports.
  • Some knowledge of chemical ratios and operation of related equipment
  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to keep organized legible records.
  • Ability to read well and grasp the meaning of written communications.
  • Ability to understand physical and biological processes.
  • Ability to understand general chemistry.
  • Ability to use basic arithmetic and geometry.  


  • Be a graduate from an accredited high school, or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
  • Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license. 
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Must be willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops.
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position. 
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required.

All those who are interested can get more information and applications at

* Grade II Water Operator
Town of Wilton

Deadline: Open until filled

Wilton Water and Gas board is accepting resumes for a Grade II water operator. Candidates must have a valid AL driver’s license, High school diploma or GED.
Must be knowledgeable in:

  • Repairing leaks
  • Reading meters
  • Setting taps
  • Operating machinery (backhoe)
  • Checking the Well and keeping proper records
  • Maintaining Town properties and equipment as needed
  • Must be willing to be on call for emergencies
  • Shared weekends with other employee (checking the Well)
  • Experience in natural gas system would be preferred but not mandatory

A good work ethic is required as well as the ability to work well with others as a team. Must have a strong ability to follow oral and written instructions. The Town provides BC/BS insurance paid for operator as well as state retirement. The Town of Wilton is a ground source system with a stand pipe as well as an elevated tank.

Please email resumes to or fax to 205-665-2080.
Feel free to contact the office with any questions 205-665-2021 ask for Melissa.

*Water Technician
Friendship Water

Deadline: Open until filled

Duties include but not limited to: installing water lines, disconnecting service lines, installing and removing fire hydrants, installing and repairing valves. Check vehicles to insure proper and safe operation; perform routine maintenance or reports mechanical problems to supervisor. Assists in general water meter maintenance activities such as installation, removal, and repair.

Must have a valid drivers license and must be generally available and respond within 30 minutes to emergency "call outs" at any time of the day or night, year round regardless of weather conditions.

Must have high a school diploma or GED.
Skilled operation of excavator, backhoe, and a variety of hand tools is a plus. Please email resume to

*Chief Water Officer
Madison Utilities

Deadline: Open until filled

Madison Utilities is accepting applications for the position Chief Water Operator.

  • ADEM Grade IV Water Operator Certification
  • Minimum 10 years experience in surface water treatment plant, with mixed media filters, required
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Alabama Drivers License
  • Subject to background and credit check

Applications accepted at Madison Utilities until position is filled.
  Madison Utilities
  101 Ray Sanderson Drive
  Madison, AL 35758
Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Madison Utilities is an Equal Opportunity and Drug-Free Employer

Shelby County Water Services

Deadline: Open until filled

Shelby County Water Services is accepting applications for Technician – Water Services. The work involves installation, maintenance, and repair of water meters, lines, and equipment. This position performs meter reading and operates water equipment.

To qualify for this position applicants must possess the Minimum Qualification of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, one year of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of potable water facilities, a valid Driver License and must be willing and available to be on call after hours and on weekends as needed and as required by supervision, willing to work in extreme weather conditions, work non-standard hours and more than 40 hours per week when required by supervision and willing to work at multiple locations throughout Shelby County as needed.

In addition to the minimum requirements, Shelby County prefers applicants to possess certification as a Grade 1 Operator by ADEM and a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A or B. Applicants hired without the CDL may be required to obtain a Class A or Class B License within six months of hire and continued employment may be contingent upon employee obtaining this license.

Interested parties can apply online from our website Select the Employment link on the Main Page and read and follow the instructions on the Position Announcements page to submit an online application.

*Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator
Guin Water and Sewer Board

Deadline: Open until filled

The Guin Water and Sewer Board is currently seeking a full-time Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator. The successful candidate will need to possess a current Grade IV Alabama Water Certificate. The successful candidate should also possess considerable knowledge of surface water treatment with preferably at least two years of work in a Surface Water Treatment Plant. Read the job description and details (pdf).

*Grade IV Water Operator
City of LaFayette

Deadline: Open until filled

The City of LaFayette is seeking a full-time Grade IV Water Plant Operator. The successful candidate will need to possess a current Alabama Grade IV Water Certificate.  The successful candidate should also possess considerable knowledge of surface water treatment with preferably at least two years of work experience at a Surface Water Treatment Plant. Applicant should be willing to work on weekends, nights, and holidays when assigned.  Lifting, shoveling and climbing ladders/stairs is required. 

Any person interested should send a resume to
  City of LaFayette
  Attn: Ann Gleaton
  P.O. Box 87
  LaFayette, AL 36862. 
The person selected will need to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check, and shall have a valid driver’s license. The position is open until filled. The City of LaFayette is an equal opportunity employer.

*Certified Water Plant Operator
Veolia Water North America

Deadline: Open until filled

Operates and maintains water treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in water treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements. This position works 12 hour rotating shifts, 7 days on and 7 days off.

Job Requirements, Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions).

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • 6 months + experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water treatment.
  • Ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, disinfection equipment, measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
  • Ability to use computer programs for process control.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call.
  • Have and maintain valid driver's license and a safe driving record.

Apply Here:



Equipment Sales

Booster Pumping Station - Heflin

One Prefabricated booster pumping station. Includes Two Ingersoll-Dresser 3 X 2 X 6F  15 HP End Suction Pumps  300 gpm @125’ TDH, 4” flow meter, electrical control panel, fiberglass enclosure. Operates on 460/230 volts three phase. $15,000 
Contact:  Heflin Water Works and Sewer Board,   256-463-2011
Can email pictures.

Trimble GeoXT Standalone System - Oxford

The Oxford Water Works has available for sale a 2005 Trimble GeoXT Standalone System, hurricane antenna kit, 7.2’ QC alum prism pole, cradle assembly, and pole bracket assembly.
If interested, please contact
  Wayne Livingston
  Phone: 256-831-5618

1.6 MGD GE/Zenon ZeeWeed 500 Pilot Plant - Oxford

The Oxford Water Works and Sewer Board of Oxford, Alabama have available for sale – One (1) complete 1.6 MGD (upgradeable to 2.0 MGD) GE/Zenon ZeeWeed© 500 Pilot Plant and all associated equipment, including floating intake.
If interested, please contact
  Wayne Livingston
  Phone: 256-831-5618

Lime Storage Silo & All Appur-tenances - Bessemer

The Governmental Utility Services Corp. of the City of Bessemer, Inc., Bessemer Water Filtration Facility, has for sale a welded carbon steel bulk lime storage facility, complete with all necessary appurtenances including feeders, fill line assembly, level sensors, dust collector, control panels, etc., for a complete and operable system. The lime storage facility and all appurtenances are available immediately, and can be viewed at the Bessemer Water Filtration Facility located at 250 Link Road, Bessemer, Alabama 35023. More information can be obtained by contacting Pat Parkin by e-mail at or Joe Key at, also by phone (205)436-4010.


All members may list items for sale here.
(Equipment, vehicles, inventory, etc.).  
  Call (334) 396-5511 or email
for more information.

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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

Learn more about us.


Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090