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*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:

*Grade 1 or higher Water Operator

Northwest St. Clair Water System

Deadline: Open until filled.

Northwest St. Clair Water System is looking to hire a full time Grade 1 or higher water operator to assist in repairing leaks, reading meters, making taps, and maintaining water system properties. 

  • Must have valid driver's license with good driving record. 
  • Must have a good ethical work habit.  
  • Subject to background check and drug testing.  
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or push 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds or more. 
  • Must have a strong ability to follow oral and written instructions, which includes read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance. 
  • Must be be willing to be on call and work some weekends. 
  • Must live within 30 minute drive of the water system. 

Salary is based on experience with paid vacation and sick time. 

Come by the office to fill out an application at
18 Flatwoods Drive, Steele, AL 35987 (the address says Steele but it’s closer to Ashville on Hwy 11)
Open: Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-11:30 am and 12:30 pm-4:00 pm  
or send Resumes to

*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.

*Grade IV Wastewater Operator

Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board

Deadline: Open until filled.

Anniston Water Works is seeking an ADEM certified Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for a full-time position. Please review the Job Description for details of the position. Successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening, background check, and physical. Salary range for position is from $43,478 to $66,156.

Application and Job Description may be found on our website at and choose Career Opportunities. If interested and qualified, please submit an Employment Application to Diane Bailey at Anniston Water Works (

*Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator

Clay County Water Authority, Lineville AL

Deadline: Open until 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 

*Wastewater Operator III or II

SouthWest Water Company

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job and Application Description (PDF)

Immediate FULL TIME Positions (Birmingham Area – North Shelby County) - Job Description (pdf)

Position Summary: Operate award-winning, advanced wastewater treatment facilities and
collection systems (Full time with Benefits)

Essential Functions Statements:

  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and tests
    results to determine load requirements.
  • Starts and stops pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of raw sewage through filtering, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes.
  • Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings.
  • Collects sewage sample and conducts laboratory tests.
  • Operates and maintains power generating equipment to provide electricity for plant.
  • Calculates and adjusts chemical feed rates and respectively measures and prepares chemicals.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

About Us

SouthWest Water Company provides essential water and wastewater services to more than a million Americans in six states. In business for more than 50 years, we provide a broad range of operation, maintenance and management services, including domestic water production, treatment and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; customer service; and construction management of utility infrastructure projects. Our water will help your career grow. The safety of our drinking water and responsible treatment and management of wastewater are critical issues in today's world. For years to come, the water and wastewater business will need people like you--dedicated professionals who want to help protect this precious resource. We're proud of our work. Daily, we make a difference in the lives of a million people by providing them with water and wastewater services. Build yours and our planet's future with SouthWest Water Company. Don't wait. The opportunity is now.

Certification: Current AL Wastewater Certification Grade III or Grade II. Will consider an Operator-In-Training.
Education and Experience: High School education or equivalent is required.

Other Requirements: Must follow all company safety practices and procedures. Basic computer skills.

Compensation: Average position compensation is $22-24/hr based on experience. Excellent benefits.

CONTACT: Send résumé to Jessica Harnden, SouthWest Water Company at:

*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

*Water/Waste Water Superintendent

The Utilities Board of the City of Rainbow City

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job and Application Description (PDF)

The City of Rainbow City is seeking a Water/ Waste Water Superintendent. Certification requirements include a Grade III Waste Water Certificate issued by ADEM, a Grade II Water Certificate issued by ADEM, and more.

To Apply: Complete the Utilities Board of Rainbow City application or letter of Application with resume and three (3) current letters of reference.

Send to:
The Utilities Board of Rainbow City
P. O. Box 680
Gadsden, AL 35902
Phone – (256)442-2553
The Utilities Board of the City of Rainbow City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Water Intern

City of Pell City

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job and Application Description (PDF)


  • Must 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 be willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops
  • Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position 
  • Willing to work non-standard hours as required



  • Must obtain Class B CDL within one year from date of hire
  • Must acquire certification for Grade I Water within twenty-four (24) months from date of hire
  • Attend and successfully complete State required classes, training programs, and seminars
  • Assist in the operations of the potable water system
  • Ensure adherence to safe working practices and procedures
  • Check and maintain all equipment
  • Operate backhoes, pipe saw and other power equipment
  • Must squat, kneel, walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Must lift up to 80 lbs
  • Performs monthly meter readings, and reports associated with readings
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance
  • Paint buildings and equipment
  • Perform other job related duties and special projects as required
  • Works directly with Revenue Department



  • Considerable knowledge in general maintenance of waste water processing equipment.
  • Some knowledge of water treatment methods and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of tools used in general repair of mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.




  • Ability to read well and grasp the meaning of written communications.
  • Ability to understand physical processes.
  • Ability to use basic arithmetic.



  • 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


*Grade III Certified Operators

Selma Waterworks and Sewer Board

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job and Application Description (PDF)



Please apply at the Administrative Office

1600 Selma Avenue Selma, Alabama 36702






                        BOARD OF THE CITY OF SELMA


Shift Work



DEADLINE:  Open until filled       






  • Possesses and maintains Alabama Grade III Water Certification.
  • Maintains treatment plant chemicals, machines and equipment to provide potable water for residential, commercial and industrial use.
  • Maintains remote facilities.
  • Collects grab water samples from the plant and distribution system; when required performs chemical, physical, and bacteriological tests to assure water quality; submits samples for testing as required by state agencies.
  • Determines and adds specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride, potassium permanganate, and lime.
  • Loads lime machine with 50 pound bags of lime as needed.
  • Calibrates equipment and adjusts chemical feeders for optimal treated water output.
  • Maintains plant records, including operations logs, daily diaries, chemical inventories; compiles reports as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Monitors charts, dials, pumps, chemical feeders, laboratory equipment, meters, and gauges in the laboratory to determine status of various functions of the plant; performs equipment and laboratory preventive maintenance duties.
  • Performs minor repairs, operations adjustments, and preventive maintenance on plant equipment as needed.
  • Reads and records chemical usage; adjusts chemical feeders; mixes chemicals; changes chlorine cylinders and refills chemical day storage containers as required.
  • Checks motors and pumps for excessive noise and temperatures; reports problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Ensures buildings and grounds are safe and secure.
  • Performs grounds maintenance and housekeeping duties as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of a Grade III State of Alabama Certified License for Water Treatment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alabama for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


Applications are available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1600 Selma Avenue, Selma, AL 36701

Email Resumes:






*Wastewater Operator

Veolia Water North America

Deadline: Open until filled.

Hourly pay range: Starting hourly rate of $19/HR, or more depending on certification and experience. OT eligibility, Full benefits, 401K with match, PTO.

Summary: Veolia Water North America is contracted by the City of Auburn to operate and maintain the Morgan Water Pollution Control Facility, which provides wastewater treatment services for the City of Auburn and the following Sewer Collection System components:

  • 2 Pollution Control Facilities (Sewage Treatment Plants)
  • 14 Sanitary Sewer Lift Stations.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License and clean driving record
  • Alabama Grade IV Wastewater Certification
  • Experience operating in a Class III or Class IV municipal wastewater treatment plant, performing activities involving the wastewater treatment processes and equipment, water quality testing, and recording information for reports.

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time.

To apply:

Questions: Email at

*Water 1 or higher Operator

Blount County Water Authority

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job and Application Description (PDF)

Water operator position available at Blount County Water Authority. Grade 1 or higher preferred. Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications. Must have CDL and backhoe experience. Blue Cross insurance, retirement, and paid vacation. High school diploma or GED required. Must be able to pass drug test. Send resume to Blount County Water Authority, PO Box 609, Cleveland AL 35049. Blount County Water Authority is an equal opportunity employer.  

*Manager of Water & Sewer

City of Pelham

Deadline: Open until filled.

The City of Pelham is currently seeking to fill our full-time position for Manager of Water & Sewer within the Department of Development Services and Public Works.   This is a management level position class that plans, organizes, manages and reviews the work of employees engaged in the installation, repair, and operation of water and wastewater facilities, including the wastewater treatment plant and maintenance of water and sanitary sewer mains, fire hydrants, meters, pumps, tanks, wells and lift stations within the Water and Sewer division.    This position oversees supervisory staff in the division and reports directly to the Director of Development Services and Public Works.  It is distinguished from the supervisor class by its managerial responsibility.  This is accomplished by the ability to perform the following essential job functions:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews operations and activities of the water and sewer divisions of the city; develops and implements goals, objectives and prioritizes work activities.  Recommends policies. 
  • Responsible for preparation and administration of the division’s budgets.
  • Responsible for a variety of personnel duties including interviewing, conducting performance evaluations, training, and disciplinary actions. Recommends the hiring and suspension of personnel.
  • Analyzes division activities, makes recommendations, and implements improvements in processes to increase efficiencies and overall work quality. 
  • Analyzes trends, such as population and industrial growth of areas being served to determine the adequacy of current facilities and to project community demand for future facilities. 
  • Develops plans to meet and serve expanding community needs such as increasing capacity of water storage and distribution facilities, or arranging new sources of water supply.
  • Directs activities of subordinate personnel who oversee installation, maintenance and repair of the water distribution and sewage facilities. 
  • Confers with Director, technical personnel, and outside utilities to coordinate department activities. 
  • Evaluates new developments in materials, tools, and equipment to recommend or deny purchase. 
  • Responsible for the effective management of consultants and service providers.
  • Provides input into the capital plan based on analysis and research of best practices. 
  • Directs work according to the strategic and capital plans. 
  • Working in correlation with Director and Safety Manager, investigates and provides memos and reports of claims against the city related to division activities.
  • Provides for training and development of division employees.
  • Prepares billings and estimates for repair and construction work performed by city forces.
  • Ensures an adequate inventory of materials, supplies, parts, and equipment for the division’s total work program.
  • Prepares formal work schedule programs for division and utilizes project management and electronic work flow tools to effectively manage efficient work projects. 
  • Inspects work in progress of contractors and staff crews for conformance with plans and specifications.
  • Handles citizen complaints related to the division and makes decisions regarding the escalation of issues to the Director. 

Eight years of experience (with a minimum of 4 years in a supervisory capacity) in water and sewer operations is required.  A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field can substitute for half of the required experience.   Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of successfully managing individuals and multiple projects.   Must demonstrate a strong background of improving processes for efficiency and quality and holding staff members accountable for results.   Candidates with supervisory experience in more than one area are preferred. 

State of Alabama Grade IV Operator Certification of Competency and Grade II Water Operator’s license are required.  A valid Alabama driver’s license is required and must be maintained.

The compensation range for this position is $68,688 to $93,614.   The City of Pelham also offers an excellent benefits package.
Applicant must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment. 

Applications are available on this website and are available to download.  Completed applications may be emailed to or mailed to the City of Pelham, Human Resources, at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL  35124, or may be dropped off at 401 Southgate Drive in Pelham. 

City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.

*Certification Instructor

Alabama Rural Water Association

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job and Application Description (PDF)


Water and/or Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Instructor


The Alabama Rural Water Association (ARWA) is accepting applications for Water and/or Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Instructors.  These are contract positions, in which qualified individuals or entities will engage with the ARWA in order to conduct on-site Water and/or Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparatory Courses associated with the ARWA’s Apprenticeship Program.  The ARWA is looking for qualified instructors with the education and experience to teach water and wastewater courses. The assignments are as needed, may require periodic travel, and some courses may be scheduled after normal business hours. 



Instructor fees are paid on a per-class basis.  Classes are scheduled based on demand.  Submit an application to our office for details.




  1. ARWA Instructors will maintain proper certification through ADEM for the respective course(s) in which he/she may instruct.
  2. ARWA Instructors will prepare for, plan, and instruct courses utilizing appropriate course outlines, instructional manuals, and/or materials provided by and/or approved by the ARWA.
  3. ARWA Instructors will be responsible for submitting appropriately completed attendance rosters and course subject forms and any other required documentation to the ARWA as specified in the ARWA Instructor Agreement or as otherwise deemed necessary by the ARWA.
  4. ARWA Instructors will maintain regular and open communication with the ARWA Training Coordinator to ensure all obligations are understood clearly and met in a timely manner.



Basic Qualifications – An ARWA Instructor will possess the ability to:

  • be a highly organized, self-motivated expert in time-management who can operate with little to no supervision.
  • prepare classroom materials and demonstrations.
  • teach relevant concepts of water and/or wastewater treatment and/or disposal.
  • teach federal and state water quality regulations and guidelines.
  • understand and teach water and/or wastewater mathematics, including but not limited to water measuring techniques, conversion, and dilution factors, and calculating chemical concentrations.

Preferred Qualifications – The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • five years of recent work experience in water and/or wastewater management or a related field.
  • previous Experience as a Water and/or Wastewater Operator Exam Instructor.
  • the ability to cultivate a hunger for knowledge among students and engage them to learn.
  • the ability to encourage curiosity and continued improvement.
  • the ability to help set goals for students and work with the class to help them attain these goals.
  • the ability to help students one-on-one who need extra assistance.
  • the willingness to be active in water and/or wastewater rulemaking and be prepared to speak out on behalf of operators in the industry.
  • the willingness to participate in ARWA approved instructor training sessions, ARWA conferences, other relevant ARWA events, and stay up to date with current teaching methods, practices, and any new knowledge in the water and/or wastewater field(s).
  • the willingness to actively promote the ARWA, its objectives, and its initiatives in the pursuit of progress in the water and/or wastewater industry as a whole.


  • Interested applicants should submit a resume, as well as a copy of current ADEM Certification, to or mail to:

Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery, AL 36117

  • Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the ARWA will be contacted for an interview.
  • Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Resumes will remain in our system for 1 year. Each year, part-time pools will be refreshed, and applicants will be notified of the opportunity to re-submit an application.
  • Application materials become the property of the ARWA and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The ARWA reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants, but will take into consideration any objection to such activity, given reasonable written objection.
  • Upon selection, the Applicant will be expected to sign an Instructor Agreement with the ARWA.


The Alabama Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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. Price - Make an Offer.
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.

Open for Registration

Lab Testing Procedures with Hands-On Training (WW)
February 27-Livingston
Learn More and Register
ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference (W/WW)
Mobile, Alabama

March 15-18, 2020
Registration is Open!
Grade II/III Water Certification Test Prep (W)
Course starts
March 23-Thorsby
Learn More
Sustainable Utility Management (W/WW)
May 14-Auburn
Learn More
Water University
Utility Management Certification

Learn More
Schedule your own
On-site CEH Training

Earn CEHs
Plan for future training!
Training Calendar


New! To provide our members with additional protection, we have implemented a Secure Certificate on our website. This authenticates the ARWA website and encrypts transmitted data such as name and contact information. You will see a lock symbol, a green color, or the https:// secure protocol in the address bar of your browser.



Water Loss Protection

The ARWA/NRWA ServLine Program protects your utility against losses from customers’ water leaks, and provides the opportunity for them to add service line repair replacement protection. Learn more.



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