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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.

*Part-time Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator - Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Heflin

Deadline: Job is open until filled

The Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Heflin is looking to hire a part time Grade IV water treatment plant operator. Applicants must Water Grade IV certified. The Plant operates at night. The opening is for two nights a week. The schedule is flexible as to which nights of the week.

Send resume to:
  WWSB of Heflin
  PO Box 488
  Heflin, AL 36264
Phone: 256-463-2011

*Manager of Water & Sewer - City of Pelham

Deadline: Position is 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.

*Grade 1 or higher Water Operator - Northwest St. Clair Water System

Deadline: Job is 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

*Wastewater Operator III or II - SouthWest Water Company

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:

*Well Operator - City of Pelham

Deadline: Job is open until filled - Job Description (pdf)

The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Well Operator in the Water Division of the Department of Development Services & Public Works.

This position acts as the water quality supervisor by monitoring and controlling treatment equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use by performing the following duties:

  • Performs and supervises all daily operations, maintenance and repairs of all well, tanks and pit locations.
  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of well water into the water system.
  • Dumps specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine and lime into water or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect and clarify water.
  • Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates and distribution of water.
  • Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment.
  • Tests water samples in system for regulatory and water quality control.
  • Performs system flushing and valve operations as required for water quality.
  • Records data such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure.
  • Performs landscape maintenance at all wells, tanks and pit locations.
  • Supervises and manages contractor related activity at wells, tanks and pits.
  • Prepares and submits all daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports to the appropriate agencies: ADEM, ADECA, EPA and the City of Pelham.
  • Prepare information for yearly CCR’s.
  • Manages all operations including scheduling duties, invoice approvals, training, order of all well operation supplies.
  • Prepares well operation budgets.
  • Manages customer complaints dealing with water quality.
  • Performs and supervises all after hours activities.
  • Participates in all ADEM inspections.
  • Performs general housekeeping and minor maintenance at wells, tanks, and pits as required.

Potential candidates must have the knowledge skills and abilities to perform each essential duty and are required to have a Grade II Water Operator Certification with at least two years of experience in equivalent water systems.  Knowledge of wells, pumps, tanks and telemetry systems plus electrical and mechanical experience is preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.  Candidates must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving a conditional offer of employment. 

The salary range for this position is $41,029 to $57,146.  The City of Pelham offers an excellent benefits package.

Applications are available on the city’s website and can be downloaded. Completed applications may be sent to, mailed to City of Pelham, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 1419, Pelham, AL  35124, or hand delivered to the Records Window at the Pelham Police Department. The final date to submit applications is Friday, May 17, 2019, at 5:00 PM.

*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

*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 

* 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

*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. 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.

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Phone: (334) 396-5511
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