Job Opening – Part-Time Water System Operator


Job Opening – Part-Time Water System Operator

The Board of Directors of the Prudence Island Water District (PIWD) in Rhode Island are seeking to hire a part-time water system operator for the PIWD water system. The water system utilizes three wells to provide water to the users and has one ground level storage tank. There are approximately 350 water customers on the system.

It is expected that this part-time position will be approximately 8 to 12 hours per week at 4 hours per day
minimum. This position could be for just two weekend days depending upon the arrangements that can
be made.

The position responsibilities will require regular interfacing with the public and other PIWD staff. In
addition to operating a water system, the position will include assisting with a water main flushing
program, a gate valve turning program, regular site work such as grass cutting and brush removal,
building maintenance (painting and cleaning), curb stop installations, water main pipe repairs and
installation, snow removal as well as other tasks as necessary.

Ideally, the applicant will have their Rhode Island Grade I Water Distribution, and Grade I Water Treatment
system operating licenses, however PIWD will train the right individual and that individual will have 12
months to obtain their licenses. The hourly rate is between $21 to $25 per hour dependent on
qualifications. Response time to call-outs must be 30 minutes or less during the daytime shift while the
individual is on Prudence Island. They will be responsible to carry a cell phone for normal and emergency
contacts. If the individual does not reside on PI, and has already taken the ferry back to the mainland after
their rounds of duty for the day, and they are called out on the cell phone for a water “situation”, they shall immediately contact the General Manager for direction.

Please submit your resume with three references to:
General Manager
Prudence Island Water District
PO Box 93
Prudence Island, RI 02872
or email to [email protected]. (401-683-0011).

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