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Georgetown Drinking Water Operator III



Definition: Responsible Treatment Plant and Distribution System Operator with a working knowledge of the construction, repair, maintenance and operation of the Town’s water treatment and distribution system; related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Works independently or as a group leader of a crew under the general direction of the Water Dept. Utility Director, Operations Manager.

  • Exercises considerable independent judgment in water plant or distribution system operations and performs duties requiring considerable experience, discretion and technical knowledge.

  • Performs precise and accurate duties while sampling, testing and repairing system equipment.
  • Required to keep accurate records, generate reports monitor and operate the water system using computer based software.

  • Is in frequent contact with Town Department and with the general public.

Normal physical effort demanded, except that field inspections more than normal effort and knowledge of water treatment and distribution systems may be required.

Examples of work: Repair and maintenance, record & report keeping, sampling, data collection and operational work of the Town’s water system and necessary support equipment. Required to do maintenance and repair work in connection with wells, pumping station, treatment, telemetering, SCADA system, testing, mains, services, hydrants, meters and all phases of production, treatment, distribution and meter reading,

Assures safe and adequate supply of portable water to residents and sufficient supply at proper pressures for fire department and industrial use.

Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of water treatment and distribution systems, thorough knowledge of pumping station operation, water supply. Ability to exercise considerable independent judgement in water treatment plant and distribution system operations, works independently or with other department employees, and to maintain good public relations. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to use hand tools and operate power equipment.

Must possess a Massachusetts Drinking Water Operator Certification for Grade 2 Treatment and Grade 2 Distribution with 2 years’ experience in water systems. Must be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts
Backflow Prevention Device Tester Certification (M.C.L 310 CMR 22.22 Cross Connections Regulations) within 9 months of starting position. Must possess a driver’s license valid to operate Class D motor vehicle in the State of Massachusetts. Must possess a valid Class B hoisting license to operate hydraulic machinery (backhoe-loader).

Cover letters and resumes may be sent by email to

Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943