CITY OF BLACK HAWK: Water Utility Operator - Black Hawk, CO

Employer: City of Black Hawk

Job Description:

Under direction of the Water Superintendent responsible for operation of water treatment plants, distribution systems, maintenance and repair of water mains, service lines, valves, pumps and water related appurtenances. Operator I is an entry level position, Operator II and III positions require progressive responsibilities, certifications, and skills required. Operator IV is master level and is expected to perform a full range of duties with significant independence and initiative and typically serves as a lead worker, certifications required. The City works 4 10-hour shifts.


Essential functions include: Operate and maintain water treatment plants and distribution systems, including water sampling for lab analysis and water quality compliance in accordance with regulations, math calculations for water treatment and distribution, install, repair and maintain water valves, fire hydrants, pressure regulators, pumps and related equipment; on-call to assist in after-hours emergency repair of water treatment plants or distribution systems; perform water utility locates and coordinate work with contractors; inspect new water service and water main installations; read and repair water meters; and perform other duties as assigned.


Must be 21 years of age or older; high school diploma or GED; water certification requirements vary depending on position level. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record; computer experience; the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; the ability to lift and/or move up to 80 pounds; and the ability to work on-call and various shifts, including weekends and holidays. Outside experience will be evaluated to determine the extent of equivalency to the duties of Black Hawk and to determine appropriate level. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

The City of Black Hawk conducts pre-employment physical exams, drug testing, and background investigations as a condition of employment.


To apply for the position, please go to and click on the job openings tab, then the job title link. Please read the full job description for the level you would be applying for. All online applications must have a resume attached to be considered.

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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $52,056 - $84,366 /HR DOE

Posted on May 17, 2023

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