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Since SCRWA stands on the “front lines” regarding the water and wastewater industry in South Carolina, we are the first to know what positions might be available throughout our state. Check this page often for new job opportunities within our industry.

If you would like to post a job, send the information to Amy () in a Word Document or in the body of the email; PDF documents can’t be usedJob postings will be removed after 60 days.


Water System Field Technician
(2 positions available)

Cassatt Water
(posted 2/27/20)


Cassatt Water is accepting applications for two entry level Water System Field Technicians.  We offer excellent pay and benefits.  Must be able to pass a drug screening, criminal background check, meet minimum physical requirements and have a good driving record.  Applications may be picked up at our office or downloaded from our website at www.cassattwater.com.  Please mail application to Blind Box 302, Bethune, SC  29009 or email NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



Assistant Director of Water Resources

Greenville Water
(Posted 2/24/20)

Job Summary: Assists the Dir. of Water Resources in the daily operations of the Water Resources Division, with emphasis on the water production facilities and source waters.  Directly responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability of Greenville Water’s source waters.  Also responsible for the optimization of the water treatment process and continued compliance with all drinking water regulations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists the Dir. of Water Resources and works with the Plant Superintendents to manage, plan and direct the daily operations of Water Resources with a primary emphasis on efficient and optimized water treatment plant processes.

  • Works with the Watershed Manager to develop an implementable plan to ensure the continued environmental health of the watersheds.

  • Updates and maintains our Drought Response Plan.

  • Ensures the long-term sustainability of our surface water permits.

  • Researches, analyzes, and selects applicable tools to further source water protection and water treatment optimization.

  • Monitors current issues, industry technology and trends as well as changing regulations governing the water resources industry.

  • Makes recommendations for operational changes to ensure continued Water System compliance, effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Advocates for wetland/stream compensatory mitigation upstream from impacts and drinking water sources.

  • Participates in the operation and maintenance of various plant components; including the SCADA system and instrumentation, sludge handling system and related equipment.

  • Responsible for managing the Water Supply Model and coordinating the prescribed reservoir levels based on the model and climatological data.

  • Assists in the development of the division budget and develops future budget projections for the Division.

  • Develops and coordinates treatment plant operations plan for maximum operational efficiency and optimization.

  • Assists in developing and managing Capital Improvement Projects related to Water Resources involving operations and watershed management.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Sustainability, Watershed Management or Engineering. Must have 4+ years of professional work experience. Must possess an SC Water Treatment “A” Level License or be able to obtain one within three years by the SC LLR’s Board of Environmental Certification. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license. Must be able to acquire certification in First Aid and CPR.

Must be proficient using MS Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Sharepoint, and have some experience with Visio.  Must have excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.  Experience introducing new techniques; (change agent) strongly desired.

Apply Online.    

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Greenville Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Greenville Water will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 


Water and Sewer Utility Manager

York County Public Works
(posted 2/24/20)

The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, and supervise all aspects of York County’s Water and Sewer Department. This includes installations, preventative maintenance and repair, emergency operations related to utility infrastructure, and compliance with all applicable regulations and standards. Participates in the management of York County’s Utility Capital Program; including planning, design and construction oversight; and coordinating/managing engineering consultants responsible for utility projects. Provides technical assistance for subdivision and commercial utility plan reviews. Manages the Water & Sewer billing functions; including the establishment of rates. Coordinates with municipal governments and utility service providers. This position requires the use and operation of a County vehicle to visit multiple utility infrastructure locations throughout York County, oversee capital utility projects, respond to after-hour emergencies, and attend required meetings and training.


The tasks listed below represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Plans and manages the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer systems, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Provides technical guidance and support related to water and sewer utilities.

Manages division staff. Duties include scheduling, instructing, assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards of conduct; training; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending employee discipline and discharge as appropriate.

Assists Engineering in the management of capital improvement plan (CIP) projects and assigned County utility projects including coordination and oversight of project consultants and contractors; technical reviews; design; bidding; and adherence to established safety procedures.

Evaluates County water/sewer systems and service needs, and formulates plans to meet those needs in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, including those pertaining to backflow prevention, lead and copper levels, volatile organic contaminants, disinfection by-products, and unregulated contaminant testing. Provides technical guidance and support to Engineering regarding system operations

Prepares and monitors the department budget and coordinates procurement based on County policies; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time. Develops and/or reviews bid documents and requests for proposals/qualifications.

Manages the water/sewer billing functions; assist Billing Clerk with customer request and complaints; resolves billing disputes. Evaluates and establishes rates based on system operational and capital needs

Serves as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) System Administrator; maintains and evaluates all SCADA data and equipment; prepares SCADA reports and trending information.

Represents the utility in Emergency Management planning. Coordinates, plans, and participates in pre- and post-disaster mitigation regarding water and sewer infrastructure.

OTHER DUTIES: Oversees the County Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) prevention program. Responds to after-hours/emergency calls for service 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Coordinates division activities and functions with those of other County divisions, departments, municipalities, and outside agencies as appropriate. Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints, and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility; meets with citizens to discuss and resolve problems. Receives, reviews, processes, prepares, and/or submits various records and reports including plans, specifications, rights-of-way documents, work orders, estimates, permits, accident reports, vehicle maintenance reports, invoices, annual reports, budget reports, inspection reports, procurement requisitions, memos, correspondence, etc. Prepares project reports and compiles technical data as required by regulatory agencies and for managerial decision-making and reporting purposes. Performs general administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, processing timecards/leave requests, etc. Attends meetings, training, conferences, seminars, etc., as appropriate to maintain knowledge of current legislation, trends, and technology in public utilities operations and administration. Coordinates special programs and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, public administration of related field. Six years of experience.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Must possess valid S.C. driver’s license or other valid form of identification. CPR/first aid certification and state certifications in water distribution operations and cross connection control required. Certified South Carolina Professional Engineering License (P.E.) preferred. State certification in wastewater collection operations preferred.

SALARY: Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Minimum salary is $65,147.18, grade 28.

Applicants may apply online at www.yorkcountygov.com


Water Filtration Plant Operator

Whitmire Public Works
(Posted 2/14/20)

Supervises, plans, and coordinates functions of the laboratory, maintains equipment and filter plant systems and related technical work.

Requires diploma or GED/formal training in water filtration plant operations.  Must possess Class “C” or higher Water Treatment Operator Certification.

Apply at Whitmire Town Hall, 95 Main St.  No on-line resumes or applications.  State retirement, salary based on experience, EOE

Deadline   02-28-2020



Whitmire Public Works
(Posted 2/14/20)


Responsible for Public Works funds, A/P, payroll, budget, and other financial reports.

Detail oriented, good communication skills, accounting background required, proficient knowledge of Works and Excel.

Apply at Whitmire Town Hall, 95 Main St.  No on-line resumes or application.  State retirement, salary based on experience, EOE

Deadline   02-28-2020



Water Treatment Operator

Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority (SCWSA)
(posted 2/12/20)


About: SCWSA is seeking hire an additional operator to staff the WTP located in eastern Saluda County off Highway 378. SCWSA’s WTP is adjacent to SCE&G Boat Ramp #4 and twenty minutes west of Lexington, SC.

 Qualifications: Requires a SCLLR Class “C” Water Treatment Operator License, valid driver’s license, and high school diploma or equivalent.  Water Distribution License preferred.

General Duties: Operators are responsible for the operation and maintenance of a 4 MGD water treatment facility that includes a raw water intake station, flash mix, pulsator clarifier, dual media filters, sludge thickening clarifier, EQ basin, clearwells, finished water pump station, operations center and laboratory.

Pay Range: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Work Schedule: Operator will work 12-hour rotating shifts that will include days, nights and some weekends and holidays.

Resumes: SCWSA will review resumes as they are received.  Please send resumes to: 

SCWSA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


Water Plant Operator

Catawba River Water Supply Project
(posted 2/4/20)

The Catawba River Water Supply Project is currently seeking a Water Plant Operator. The 36mgd plant is located in Lancaster County, SC, and is a joint venture owned by Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Union County, North Carolina.  An “A” level South Carolina Water Treatment Operator certification is preferred; however, other education and experience will be considered. Employed by the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District but hired and managed by the Catawba River Water Supply Project provides an incomparable opportunity and offers a comprehensive benefits package including membership in the South Carolina Retirement System (PEBA), health, dental, vision, 401k and 457 options, paid sick, vacation, holidays and many more.

Please submit a completed application by one of the following ways:

On-line link:        www.crwtp.org
Mail:                      Attention of Randy Hawkins, PO Box 214, Van Wyck, SC 29744

Pay Range:  Based upon skills, education, certification, experience etc.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2020



Water Systems Operator A*

Santee Cooper
(posted 1/24/20)

Requisition #: 5787
Postion Type: Full Time Regular
Unit #/Name: 97400/Water System Operations (Moultrie)
Recruiting End Date: 2/28/20

* Will consider Water Systems Operator B

Position Description

  • Operates, troubleshoots, and maintains all water systems process equipment.

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.

  • Must be well  versed and knowledgeable of all State/Federal safe drinking water regulations to ensure safe, reliable drinking water at all times.

  • Is required to possess a valid South Carolina Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator “A” license and a Distribution Operator “A” license due to public health concerns and regulatory requirements.

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Treats and distributes safe, reliable potable drinking water that meets all SCDHEC and USEPA standards to the Lake Moultrie Agency members.

  • Monitors, analyzes, and changes chemical dosages or other treatment method based on raw water conditions, regulatory requirements, laboratory testing as well as optimization and pilot studies.

  • Assists and coordinates day-to-day operations with Lake Moultrie Water Agency members with regards to water quality and delivery.

  • Handles system emergencies and advises the Manager/Supervisor on corrective action in such situations.

  • Starts up and shuts plant down; checks, cleans, and maintains filters, valves and machinery; loads chemicals into automatic feeder systems, calibrates equipment and verifies feed rates.

  • Inspects buildings and process equipment and writes work orders for maintenance and repair work.

  • Maintains lab DHEC bench sheets, log book records, and monitors all water treatment/distribution instrumentation on SCADA system.

  • Determines from analytical data on what operational adjustments need to made to the drinking water/distribution system.

  • Must be willing to cut grass, sweep, and clean all treatment plant assets at all times.

Position Requirements  –  Water Systems Operator A

  • High School Diploma/GED with additional technical courses related to water plant operations/maintenance with five years  experience required.

  • Associates degree preferred.

  • Class “A” Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator license and a valid driver’s license required.

  • Must obtain Class “D”, “C”, “B”, and “A” Water Distribution Operators license within 1, 2, 3, and 4 years of employment respectively.

  • Emergency Response Team and Enter Confined Space Training required.

  • Compensation Information: $28.10-$35.10 (min.-mid.)

Position Requirements  –  Water Systems Operator B

  • High School Diploma/GED with additional technical courses related to water plant operations/maintenance with two years directly related experience required.

  • Associates degree preferred.

  • Class “B” Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator license and a valid driver’s license required.

  • Must obtain Class “D”, “C”, “B”, and “A” Water Distribution Operators license within 1, 2, 3, and 4 years of employment respectively.

  • Must obtain Class “A” Water Treatment Plant Operator license within 1 year of employment.

  • Emergency Response Team and Enter Confined Space training required.

  • Compensation Information: $20.50-$25.60 (min.-mid.)

Apply online.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



Programmer Analyst

Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority
(posted 1/23/20)

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORKPerforms intermediate technical and professional work developing, maintaining, and analyzing the Authority’s data and computing infrastructure to ensure effective and economical performance; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision.


  • Researches problems, plans solutions, recommends software and systems, and coordinates development to meet business or other requirements;

  • Manages storage of new and existing data into the database infrastructure;

  • Writes all complexities of applications for various platforms including IBM iSeries, Windows and Linux Servers, workstations, handheld devices, etc., in accordance with prescribed guidelines and industry standards;

  • Reviews and tests applications to ensure a high level of accuracy and reliability;

  • Re-evaluates existing applications;

  • Tests, corrects, reviews, updates and consolidates programs to maintain industry standards;

  • Provides installation, configuration, and support for hardware, software and communications infrastructure; including physical servers, virtual servers, and network devices;

  • Recommends revisions or improvements to better utilize the hardware/software installed in accordance with prescribed guidelines;

  • Provides technical and operational assistance in the application systems assigned;

  • Trains users on new and modified applications prior to production;

  • Resolves hardware, network and software problems that arise;

  • Responds to emergencies;

  • Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESThorough knowledge of software development procedures; knowledge and experience in object-oriented programming; experience developing multi-tiered, Web-based applications; knowledge of the following languages: RPG, CLP, PHP, Java, JavaScript, SQL; practical knowledge of: VMWare vSphere, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, DB2, Java-based frameworks and the JVM ecosystem, message-based distributed computing, .NET Framework, GIS, Microsoft Office and related PC applications, version control systems, and test-driven development techniques; ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time; ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds, and ability to drive a vehicle daily.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEAny combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with major course work in Computer Science or Information Systems with an emphasis in Programming, and at least 2 years of professional enterprise-level development experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSPossession of a valid driver’s license according to state of residence.

SALARY RANGE: $44,220.80 – $91,936.00

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 30 at 5:00 pm.

Apply online.


Professional Engineer

Lancaster County Water and Sewer District
(posted 1/16/20)


SUMMARY: The Professional Engineer plans, designs and directs construction of water distribution and sewer collection projects throughout Lancaster County.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental and/or civil or mechanical engineering and 8 years’ experience in the water and wastewater field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: South Carolina Professional Engineer license is required. Preferred certifications include an “A” Wastewater Collection and “A” Water Distribution or the ability to obtain certifications within 36 months of hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

COMPENSATION: The employee shall be compensated on a salaried work week with normal hours being 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday although after hour work may be required from time to time to fulfill the duties of the job. Employee will be paid bi-weekly (26 times per year).

Pay is based on skills, education, certification, experience, etc.

Click here to review the job description in detail or to apply.


Finance Director

Lancaster County Water and Sewer District
(posted 1/16/20)


SUMMARY: The Finance Director will plan and oversee all accounting transactions, payables, receivables, general ledger, revenue, investments and year end procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, finance, accounting, or related field and 5 years’ experience in government accounting or similar organization.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Certified Public Accountant is preferred. Other professional certifications within related fields may be considered. A valid driver’s license is required.

COMPENSATION: The employee shall be compensated on a salaried work week with normal hours being 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday although after hour work may be required from time to time to fulfill the duties of the job. Employee will be paid bi-weekly (26 times per year).

Pay is based on skills, education, certification, experience, etc.

Click here to review the job description in detail or to apply.



Full Time Water Treatment / Maintenance Operator

Belton-Honea Path Water Authority
(Posted 1/16/20)


  • Operations of a 4.0 million gallon/day water treatment plant.

  • Collect samples and perform routine laboratory analysis.

  • Routine maintenance of all plant equipment and booster stations.

  • Routine valve maintenance and hydrant flushing.

  • Must be willing to work holidays and weekends.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid SC driver’s license

  • Preferred SC Class “C” water treatment and distribution license


  • Competitive wages

  • Annual Longevity Pay

  • SC State Medical, Dental Insurance (BHPWA pays 100% for employee)

  • SC State Retirement System

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Deferred Compensation Programs – 401K and 457

  • Paid Life Insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Job Training Programs

All applicants must submit an application along with a resume.  Please visit our website, www.bhpwater.com, for the application.

SALARY:  Based on experience and certification

How To Submit Application and Resume:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Water Treatment Plant Operator of Record

Greer Commission of Public Works
(posted 1/15/20)


Greer CPW is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant Operator of Record.  With limited supervision, the WTP Operator of Record correctly operates, inspects, and safely maintains the processes of the Greer CPW’s 24 MGD Lake Cunningham Water Treatment Plant. Reports directly to the water treatment plant supervisor.

Applicants must possess and maintain a minimum SCDHEC issued Class B (or higher) water treatment operator license.

Salary based on level of experience and qualifications along with a generous package of benefits.

Complete job description and application are available on Greer CPW website.

Individuals interested in applying for this position are encouraged to submit an application in person, or via US Mail to Greer CPW, P.O. Box 216, Greer, SC 29652, Attn.: Mr. Ken Holliday, Re: Employment Application or via email.

For specific questions regarding the water treatment plant or position of WTP Operator of Record please contact the Water Plant Manager Mr. Brad Nelson at 864-968-3315.


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

City of Tega Cay
(posted 1/6/20)


General Statement of JobUnder limited supervision, must possess the required skills, knowledge and ability to operate equipment in order to properly maintain the wastewater treatment plants. Serves on call for issues that may arise after hours and on weekends. Ensures that all safety equipment is used properly and safety procedures are followed. Reports to the WWTP Lead Operator.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Job Functions

  • Control equipment and monitor processes that remove or destroy harmful materials, chemicals and microorganisms from wastewater.

  • Prepares inspection sheets, logs, and flow charts; prepares daily reports of analysis and test results for laboratory and regulation agencies; maintains records; enters data to computer.

  • Completes lab testing to ensure that the processes are working correctly.

  • Keeps records of water quality and other indicators.

  • Operate, inspect and maintain pumps and motors that move water and wastewater through filtration systems.

  • Perform maintenance on valves, pumps, gauges, blowers, generators and other equipment as necessary.

  • Determines and performs sludge wasting from aeration basin and aerobic digester.

  • Performs routine cleaning of equipment, grounds, and work areas.

  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment; assists in repair of equipment, including lift stations.

  • Collects samples and completes chemical tests/analysis such as biochemical oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen, suspended solids, biomonitoring, and pH of in-process treatment of water/wastewater; Calculates chemical dosages and adds chemicals to maintain proper pH in aeration basin.

  • Tends influent pumps, blowers, feed pumps, dry and wet chemical feeders, aerators, telescopic settings, wet well, and other equipment used to decontaminate wastewater; reads and records effluent flow meter.

  • Inspects and cleans filters, tanks, clarifier weirs, and bar screens.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and ExperienceRequires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by two to five years of experience in wastewater treatment, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Preferred candidate must possess a minimum class “D” Biological Wastewater Operator license with the South Carolina Environmental Certification Board or the ability to obtain license within one (1) year of employment. A valid driver’s license also required.

Apply online.