The New River Regional Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time:

Water Operator Trainee, Class III, Class II, Class I

Description: Operator will perform semi-skilled and skilled technical work in the operation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the New River Regional Water Authority Water Treatment Plant.

Requirements: High school diploma/GED, basic math and computer skills, and valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Post-secondary education or degree in physical, biological, environmental, or chemical science, and/or a current Virginia Waterworks Operator Class III-I is preferred. Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb ladders as needed. Candidate must possess the ability to obtain a Virginia Waterworks Class III Operator license within twelve (12) months and a Virginia Waterworks Class II Operator license within three (3) years of employment date. Candidate must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently. Strong work ethic and teamwork is required. Various shift work to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Public health and safety must be a priority.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave and Virginia Retirement System

Applications may be obtained from the Wythe County Administration Building at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 or at the link above.  Please remit applications to the New River Regional Water Authority, Attn: Zachary Slate, 289 Kohler Avenue, Austinville, VA  24312. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. A background check and drug testing will be conducted on the selected candidate. 


The New River Regional Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.