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City of Russell - Water Plant Operator

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The City of Russell is seeking professional and community-oriented individuals for a full-time Water Plant Operator.

The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. As a rural city, it is our vision to serve as the County’s regional center. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends, and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future. We are home.

The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, uniforms, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, KPERS retirement program and several other optional benefit programs. 

This position includes the operation, analysis and general maintenance of the City of Russell’s Water Production systems which result in the delivery of safe and clean drinking water for our community. The employee will be provided with on-the-job training with opportunities for certification and continuing education. Employee is required to obtain and maintain at least a Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Class II Water Operator Certification after eighteen months in the position.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and have a valid Driver’s License. Applicants may reside outside of the city, subject to response times as determined and required for each department. Pre-employment drug screening, background check and job placement assessment are required.

Applications and a full job description can be obtained at or at the City of Russell, 133 West 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications can be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position open until filled. EEO/ADA