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Colorado Springs Utilities Distribution and Collections Specialist Apprentice in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Distribution and Collections Specialist Apprentice

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $22.08

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 10/8/21

Distribution and Collection Specialist Apprentice

The Distribution and Collection Specialist Apprenticeship at Colorado Springs Utilities prepares participants to become journey-level Distribution and Collection Specialist.

The program is registered with the Department of Labor (DOL). Apprentices are paid employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills. The program consists of on-the-job learning which develops skilled workers through structured learning in a work setting. The apprenticeship also provides apprentices with the support of a skilled worker to assist and enhance critical hands-on learning.

The Distribution and Collection Specialist apprenticeship is a four-year, eight-step on-the-job learning and technical instructional program. Each of the four years is separated into "blocks", and the blocks contain self-study lessons and identify the required assessments and task performance evaluations (TPEs). The participant progresses through the program by successfully fulling the required blocks and completing the required review processes. Upon successful completion at each Step in the program, you will be provided with a pay increase according to the Distribution and Collection Specialist Apprentice Pay Schedule.

This apprenticeship requires completion of certain state certifications which requires passing a state proctored exam with a score of 70% or better. In order to take the state exam, you must have a high school diploma or GED. Study material is provided to each apprentice ant the following certifications will be obtained during the apprenticeship:

  • Wastewater Collections I Certification (within year 1)

  • Wastewater Collection II Certification (within year 3)

  • Restricted Use Pesticide License (RUP) with Category 113 Metam Sodium (within year 4)

After completion of the program, a nationally – recognized credential will be issued to the apprentice. We are committed to your development and success!


  • A high school diploma or GED is required

  • Compliance with all construction and maintenance safety regulations and standard operating procedures is required

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a CDL Class A license within one year of hire is required

  • Available to work overtime hours, available for emergency after-hours callouts, 7 days a week

  • Work all shifts and may rotate to days as business needs

As an apprentice, you are not permitted to apply for other jobs within Colorado Springs Utilities until the four-year apprenticeship has been completed.

Who you are…

While most people will have at least 2 years of construction experience, we are also seeking candidates with wastewater construction experience as it relates to the operation and maintenance of the collection or distribution systems. Driving a Colorado Springs Utilities vehicle is required, so the candidate selected must have a valid driver’s license, CDL Class A license is preferred, or have the ability to obtain and maintain within one year of hire.

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft