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Employment Opportunities

Big Sky Water & Sewer

How To Apply

Are you ready to take on an exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunity to help build our water prouction department as a new water operator? We want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and education, to  Please put “Water Operator Position” in the subject line of your email. 

Applications will be accepted until March 29th, 2024.

Join our team in Big Sky and play a vital role in providing safe and reliable water services to our vibrant community. Apply today and be a part of something exceptional!

Big Sky County Water & Sewer District No. 363

Your Trusted Water and Sewer Utility Provider in Big Sky

Water Operator Position

Under the direction of the Water Superintendent, perform skilled work to operate and maintain the facilities of the district public water supply system including production wells, booster stations, water storage tanks, distribution system pipelines, SCADA telemetry system, and water meter system. Inspect and perform repair work on water facilities and equipment; monitor and maintain water sources, storage tanks, and keep various records pertaining to water system operations. Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
Ability to lift items of up to 75 pounds to level of waist; small motor skills; sense of touch and smell; ability to hear and give verbal instructions; walking on hard and uneven surfaces; climbing and working on ladders and scaffolding; frequent bending, squatting and kneeling; work in confined space or cramped body position; ability to read instructions and write information on reports; some exposure to chemicals; work in extreme weather conditions. Ability to read and follow verbal and written instructions.
Exposure to loud noise and vibration, walking on slippery and hard surfaces, exposure to airborne dust, bending kneeling, squatting; frequent walking on uneven surfaces, uses sense of vision, hearing and smell to diagnose problems, climb and work on ladders and structures up to 50 feet in height, work in confined space or cramped body position; use fingers and hands with dexterity suitable for normal activities of this position, possess accurate vision acuity to perform duties; lifting of items weighing up to 75 pounds.
·       Possess of a valid Montana Driver’s License
·       Possess or have the ability and willingness to obtain a State of Montana Class 2A Water Distribution and Class 3B Water Treatment operator certification within 12 months of hire.
Knowledge of:
·       Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office 365
·       Principles and practices of water system operations that would be acquired through certification as a Water System Operator.
·       Proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used in water works, maintenance and construction.
·       Operating principles of valves, pumps, motors, and various types of electrical and electronic equipment.
·       Safe work practices.
Ability to:
·       Communicate effectively with the general public.
·       Diagnose operating problems and take effective course of action.
·       Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, and coordinate work assignments with other District staff.
·       Operate, repair and maintain water plant facilities and equipment.
·       Perform various laboratory tests and document the results of the same.
·       Read and interpret gauges and other recording devices reflecting water system operations.
·       Read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance.
·       Ability to train others in the procedures of water system operations.
·       Work weekends and holidays and respond to emergency calls during off-duty hours.
May supervise on a temporary basis in the operation and maintenance of the water system.
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge, abilities and certification is qualifying.
Computers, GPS equipment, electrical testing equipment, grinders, torches, hammers, pneumatic chipping tools, motor vehicles, face shields, gloves, goggles, locator, laboratory meters and equipment, cordless tools, shovels, rakes, wrenches, chain saw, calculator, electric meters.
The duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job:
·       Collect samples and assist in conducting a variety of chemical and physical tests.
·       Correspond with customers, developers, local fire department and utilities, and state officials as necessary.
·       Flush water main lines.
·       Inspect, maintain and operate all equipment and machinery involved in the operation of the public water system to keep it working efficiently.
·       Inspect and document new water service lines for new commercial and residential construction projects.
·       Inspect water sources and water storage tanks.
·       Keep system repairs, water testing and production records and prepare necessary reports.
·       Maintain appropriate license and operator certificates to perform all duties in accordance with the State of Montana.
·       Make recommendations to the Water Superintendent on system needs in order to ensure satisfactory day-to-day operation of the system.
·       Ability to operate the district backhoe, dump truck, front-end loader, snow low equipment, and vehicles.
·       Oversee construction and/or maintenance of water distribution system by contractors working on behalf of the district.
·       Perform general maintenance work such as sweeping, cleaning, painting, and landscaping for all water system buildings and property.
·       Read and interpret plans, specifications and manuals for new water main extensions and periodically inspect them as they are constructed.
·       Read and fix water meters, places door hangers, respond to turn-offs and turn-ons.
·       Respond to customer requests and complaints, and one call line locate requests for water distribution system piping locates.
·       Assist the Water Superintendent with an annual budget for water system operations and maintenance that is submitted to the General Manager.
·       Test water as required by the State of Montana; responsible for annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR).
·       Perform other duties as assigned.
This is an nonexempt position with a salary range of 75-155K annually depending on expereince and qualifications. This position is expected to start between 75-90k annually. Office hours are M-F 8am-5pm and the district offers an excellent benefits package, please for more information


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561 Little Coyote Rd
PO Box 160670
Big Sky, MT 59716


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