Water Quality Operator

Berkeley County Public Service Water District (BCPSWD) is looking for a Water Quality/Operator to work at our treatment plants located in Falling Waters and Bunker Hill, WV.

Berkeley County is a fast growing area with a great deal of natural beauty. It borders Maryland and Virginia and is relatively close to Pennsylvania and Washington DC, offering many opportunities for historical and recreational activities.

Salary Ranges: $ 14.50 – 28.00 / hour depending on qualifications and experience

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for collecting samples from the treatment plant or distribution system, performing routine water quality analysis, sample custody, data entry and recordkeeping.
  • Interprets water quality results and initiate chemical dosage changes to treatment process.
  • Responsible for organizing functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality for assigned facility.
  • Investigates water quality complaints in the field and determines course of action needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and process quality control work.
  • Implements programs to ensure environmental compliance.
  • Assists in resolving treatment issues.
  • Monitor/calibrate and troubleshoot analyzers, equipment, etc. to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained
  • Reporting results to West Virginia Health Department using EPA & WVBPH Compliance Portal.
  • Water Operator duties to include:
    • Plant operation
    • Filter back-washing
    • Use of water treatment chemicals
    • Maintenance of equipment
    • Ongoing studying/testing to receive their Class 4 licenses (required)

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Understanding of the principles of water and/or wastewater treatment.
  • Experience in water, wastewater and/or environmental compliance.
  • Must have and/or obtain Certification and Licenses as required by WV Bureau of Public Health.
  • Basic computer skills and attention to detail/accuracy; working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Good oral and written communication skills (English); legible handwriting.
  • Candidates must pass the pre-employment screening tests.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree or related coursework.
  • Water Operator’s License - Class I through Class IV.
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques and QA/QC programs.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, Federal and State environmental standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods; be able to troubleshoot systems.

Travel Requirements:
Local and occasional regional.

Monday – Friday, Standard business hours
Emergencies may require overtime