Chief Water & Wastewater Operator — Newport

The City of Newport, VT is looking to fill a full-time Chief Operator at our Wastewater & Water Treatment Facilities. The ideal candidate will hold a Vermont grade 3 wastewater and water certification. The candidate should be highly motivated, have a working knowledge of all scopes of wastewater and water facility maintenance, process controls, laboratory procedures and experience with PLC, CPU and VFD controls. A Vermont commercial driver’s license is required and can be acquired on the job.

The wastewater facility is a 1.3 MGD secondary activated sludge facility with chemical precipitation for phosphorus reduction. The city has 11 sewer lift stations ranging from dry/wet well, air injection, above ground and submersible.

The water system consists of two drilled wells with an average .7 MGD of water production. An arsenic treatment facility, reservoir, water tower, booster pump station and pressure reducing valves. The operating platform is a wireless web-based Mission Control System.

Competitive salary ranging from $29.79 to $32.55 depending upon qualifications.

A Newport City job application, cover letter, and resume are required as part of the application packet.   Applications can be found on the city website at

Application packets are due no later than August 12, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., although the position will remain open until filled.  Applications may be submitted to the Director of Public Works, Thomas Bernier, (802) 334-2124 or

The City of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer