Current Job Offerings


Wise County PSA

Listed on 10/12/21

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator:

Wise County Public Service Authority is seeking Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators.  Works under the Operations Mgr operating the PSA’s Pound WWTP.  Duties include testing, maintenance, collection system operation, recordkeeping, etc.  Must have high school diploma or GED.  Starting salary dependent on license level and prior experience.  Class 2 Virginia wastewater license preferred but position may be filled with a Class 3, Class 4, or Trainee.  Class 1 license wastewater license is a plus. Applicant subject to pre-employment drug screen, pulmonary function test, audio test, physical, & random drug testing thereafter.  Must present valid Driver’s License & satisfactory DMV record.  Subject to criminal background check.  Applications are available at Wise County PSA, 5622 Industrial Park Rd, Norton, VA  24273 or on our website at & will be accepted until positions are filled.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.




Tazewell County PSA

Listed 9/22/2020

The Tazewell County PSA is hiring the following positions:




The Tazewell County PSA is taking applications for the positions listed above. The applicant must have a high school diploma, college education a plus. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to interact with the public. Applicants must pass a physical examination and drug test by a doctor selected by the PSA prior to employment. Job applications may be picked up at the Tazewell County PSA office in Tazewell, Virginia or the PSA website. The PSA office is located behind the McDonalds in Tazewell, Virginia.

Please send resume and references to:

Tazewell County PSA
Attention: Licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator
P. O. Box 190
North Tazewell, Virginia 24630

Applicants will be accepted until position is filled. Telephone calls should be limited to verification of receipt of your application only. Tazewell County PSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Town of Pennington Gap
Is seeking a full time Class 2 Water Plant Operator

Assists with the operation of a water treatment plant and records data regarding treatment plant and distribution system including pressures, tank levels, flow rates and water quality using a computerized system; adjusts system pressures and tank levels through the use of high service pumps and booster stations. Assists with or performs chemical testing, including but not limited to pH, chlorine residual, fluoride concentration, color, hardness levels, turbidity and alkalinity, and determines proper corrective measures based on test results. Performs plant maintenance such as cleaning and backwashing intake screens, cleaning and calibrating chemical feeders and assisting with cleaning clarifier basins. Assists with diagnosing, problems with mechanical or electrical equipment and performs tasks such as isolating valves, pumps or motors as necessary. Records and maintains operational and laboratory data; assists with the preparation of daily and monthly reports. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Abilities:
· Water Utility and Distribution Management – Knowledge of water utility organization and operations as well as the principles, practices and methods utilized in the treatment and distribution of potable water in a public water supply system.
· Laboratory Analysis – Knowledge of chemical and bacteriological principles, terminology, analytical techniques and methods, and equipment pertaining to the analysis of water.
· Water Regulations - Knowledge of EPA and state laws and regulations that apply to drinking water. Knowledge of the processes and treatment techniques involved in drinking water treatment.
· Safety - Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions, and safety regulations related to equipment operation, and other work related precautions
· Communication – Ability to communicate complex ideas and proposals effectively so others will understand. Excellent ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken word or writing.
· Time Management - Plans and organizes daily work routine. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Implements work activities in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.
· Mathematics– Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and statistical applications to perform laboratory analysis.
Physical Requirements
Work involves general heavy lifting and physical labor.

$25,000-35,000 plus Full Health Benefits and VA Retirement 

The Town of Pennington Gap promotes a drug-free work environment.
The Town of Pennington is an equal opportunity employer.
You can pick up an application at The Town of Pennington Town Hall located at 528 Industrial Drive, Pennington Gap Virginia. Or you can get a copy on our web page
Applications will be accepted up to April 13th, 2016   





Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
(Second Shift – Full-time)

The Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority, located in Fairlawn, Virginia, is accepting applications through the COB on March 18, 2016 for a second-shift treatment plant operator vacancy. Employment applications may be obtained by calling (540) 639-3947, or at the Administrative Offices of the Authority located at 7797 Mason Street, Fairlawn, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entry salary range is $27,089 to $35,649, dependent upon qualifications and/or operator license certification held. Ability to obtain a Class IV wastewater operator license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia within one (1) year is required. Education equivalent to graduation from high school and a valid Virginia driver’s license is required. The Authority is an equal opportunity employer.




WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR INTERN - The Scott County Public Service Authority (SCPSA) is accepting applications for an unpaid internship position as a part-time Water Treatment Operator. Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a valid driver’s license, and must be pursuing a degree in the biological, environmental, or physical sciences, or related area of study.  A degree emphasis on water and wastewater treatment is preferred.  This position of Water Treatment Operator Intern is responsible for learning to operate, organize and participate in the water production and water distribution activities of SCPSA.
Applicants must submit a completed official SCPSA application.  Applications may be accompanied with a resume and a cover letter.  Applications may be obtained by contacting the SCPSA office at (276) 386-3401, ext. 5. Applicants may submit the application in person or by mail.  The application must be received in person or post-marked no later than December 11, 2015. Completed applications must be delivered or mailed to Scott County PSA, Attn.: Melinda Earwood, 156 Legion Street, Weber City, VA 24290.  SCPSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Department of the Navy / U.S. Marine Corps

Physical Science Technician

Job Announcement Number: SW41311-06-1169500LK879423D

Salary Range: $38,363.00 to $49,867.00 / Per Year

Open Period: Friday, July 25, 2014 to Friday, August 8, 2014

Position Information: Full Time - Permanent



Qualifications Required:

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

 Performing lab operations including conducting water quality surveys and investigations to identify and evaluate conditions that may be hazardous to the health of others.

 Must be able to obtain and maintain a Class IV Virginia Waterworks Operator License within two weeks of Tentative Job Offer.

Must possess and maintain a valid, current state driver's license.


To view the position description in more detail:




Virginia Rural Water Association

VRWA has a Source Water Protection Specialist Opening Starting August 2014

The duties can be performed from home.

We are looking for a motivated person with multi-years’ experience or educational background in the water industry and/or local or county government in a compatible area to do source water protection or land use planning. Technical knowledge of surface water, ground water and the public water supply. Willingness to travel extensively and to provide presentations at evening meetings. Must have strong communication and presentation skills.

Salary DOQ excellent fringe benefits, 401K, health & dental insurance packets.

Send resumes to Virginia Rural Water Asso, 2138 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416  or EOE, Drug-Free Workplace.






Town of Pound Water Treatment Plant

Added November 7, 2011


The Town of Pound is now accepting applications for a full time water treatment operator.

Please contact the mayor of Pound, Jackie Gilliam, at 276-796-5188 for more information.



Big Stone Gap Water Treatment Plant

Added June 29, 2011


The Big Stone Gap Water Treatment Plant is now accepting applications for a part time water treatment operator. You can pick up your applications at Town Hall or at the Big Stone Gap Water Treatment Plant. Please send completed applications to:

Gary Hampton

Town of Big Stone Gap

505 East 5th Street South

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219




City of Lynch, KY

Added May 16, 2011


The City of Lynch is now accepting applications for a Class 3 Water/Sewer Plant Operator.

Applications may be picked up at Lynch City hall in Lynch, KY between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Refer all questions to 606-848-2873




Town of Pennington Gap

Added April 19, 2011


Job Description:

Class Title: Sewerage Plant Operator

Department: Sewer


Definition of Work:

This is semi-skilled mechanical work ath the town wastewater plant. The employee is responsible for the efficient operation of the plant on an assigned shift in accordance with standard procedures. After the initial period of on-the-job training, the employee usually works without direct supervision; assignments and guidance are received from the Public Works Superintendent.


Examples of Work:


Requirements of Work


Desirable Preparation for Work

Some experience in mechanical equipment operation; and graduation from high school, preferably including courses in chemistry and bacteriology.


Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid Virginia Operator's License.

This position is also willing to hire an operator-in-training.




Applications can be obtained at the Town Hall in the Municipal Building at 204 Constitution Road, Pennington Gap, VA between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or online at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Advertisement number 15-2t.