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The City of Ketchikan is hiring a wastewater system operator

Required job application and complete job description can be found at:

Operates, maintains and repairs interceptor system, pump stations and treatment plant. Must possesses a commercial driver’s license (CDL) – Class B upon hire or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire. Must possess Wastewater Collection and Treatment Provisional Certificate from State of AK. Wastewater Collection Level 1 and Wastewater Treatment Level 1 certification from State of AK preferred. Employment offers will be contingent on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test.

Regular Full-time, $21.80-$24.54 DOQ/hour plus benefits; subject to call out 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Position is Open until Filled; EOE/AA.

The City of Sand Point is hiring a Water/Wastewater Supervisor

Sand Point is located off the Alaska Peninsula on Popof Island, with a population of 1,000 people. The community is a thriving hub of commercial fishing activity. The island is host to numerous species of birds, and a large herd of buffalo thrives in the coastal terrain of the island. Sport and commercial fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, kayaking, and more are all on the doorstep of Sand Point. Dependable, year-round transportation is available with daily flights from Anchorage.

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Water/Sewer Supervisor assumes full responsibility and authority of the city-owned water and wastewater systems - this includes the planning, coordinating and implementation of all activities of the water and wastewater programs and infrastructure. In addition, this position has primary responsibility for all repair and maintenance needs of the city water and wastewater infrastructure. Salary DOE, includes all benefits available to other City employees.

If interested please contact the City Clerk for an application at 907.383.2696, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Positions open until filled.

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City of Saxman is looking for a full-time Public Works/Water Treatment Plant Operator

Must have a Level I Certificate and be able to acquire a Level II Certificate. Must have a valid driver’s license. Pickup an application at Saxman City Hall, 2841 South Tongass, Saxman Community Center or email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 225-4166 ext. 3 for more information.

Position: Water Treatment Operator Level 2, Water Distribution Operator Level 1, Wastewater Collection Operator, Level 1

Rate of Pay: DOE – possibly supplemental Housing

Hours: 40 hours per week with on call expectations for emergencies

We have a New Water Treatment Plant that was finished in 2014 that is a direct filtration plant with a MIEX pre-treatment and chlorination system, using hypochlorite

    Experience & Duties

    Motivated and works with minimal supervision
    Computer proficiency using word, excel, email, internet, SCADA systems & data recorders
    Knowledge and compliance with Procedures & Policies of the City of Saxman
    Effectively communicate problems/solutions to Management, ANTHC & Engineers re: issues with the system and possible solutions
    Comply with all Water & Wastewater Regulations that apply to the City of Saxman system
    Responds to Emergencies and takes the lead in emergency repairs/system
    Identify leaks & oversees repairs
    Ability to safely manage utility work on public right of ways
    Develop and maintain as-built records for all distribution system appurtenances
    Knowledge of instrument control systems, ie: 4-20 ma, etc.

    Level 1 Water Distribution

Experience in trouble shooting water distribution issues; knowledge on installation standards for all distribution system components; a demonstrated proficiency in using magnetic locators line tracing devices and acoustic leak detection

    Level 2 Water Treatment Operator
    Demonstrated experience in trouble shooting in water distribution and installation system, plus construction experience in laying pipe
    Familiar with Government construction and installation

    Level 1 Wastewater Collection
    Takes the lead on all information gathering and maintenance activities re: wastewater
    Demonstrated experience in trouble shooting in wastewater collection system, including I&I
    Ability to troubleshoot electrical issues in lift stations

Ketchikan Gateway Borough - Utilities Supervisor - Public Works

Starting salary $32.10-$36.17/hour DOQ, Non-represented, Non-exempt. A supervisory position that is
responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Borough water and wastewater treatment
facilities. The candidate must possess a valid State of Alaska driver's license with a driving record
acceptable to the Borough’s insurance carrier. The candidate also must possess or be able to obtain an
Alaska Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six-months of date of hire, as well as possess or obtain
valid CPR and first aid certifications within six-months of date of hire.
Wastewater treatment and Water treatment Level II are required. Wastewater collection and Water
distribution Certification Level I from the State of Alaska with the ability to obtain Level II Certification
within three years of hire.
All final job offers are contingent on the ability to pass pre-employment drug screening.
For a complete job description, Borough application form, and to apply online go to or contact (907) 228-6625. All resumes must be accompanied by a
Borough application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The Ketchikan Gateway
Borough is an equal opportunity employer.