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Colorado Springs Utilities Water Operations Controller-Night Shift in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water Operations Controller-Night Shift

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $34.12 to $39.24

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 6/29/21

Water Operations Controller-Night Shift

Who We Are… In 1924, Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service public utility; electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services. Since then, as a municipal utility, our focus has been on the basics - providing exceptional customer service while keeping costs low.

As a community owned utility, we strive to protect our environment: We live here too and want to keep our city clean and beautiful. Additionally, Colorado Springs Utilities gives back: Employees, their families and friends volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year on community projects.

The Water System Control Department is looking for an individual who has the desire and self-motivation to join our team as the Night Water Operations Controller. This challenging and rewarding career will monitor, control and troubleshoot all parameters in Colorado Springs Utilities raw, potable, waste and non-potable water systems.

As a part of Water Systems Control, you will be responsible for using the Colorado Springs Utilities SCADA system to perform monitoring and control of all Colorado Springs Utilities water system pressures, flows, and levels. You will coordinate with field personnel to ensure proper pressures, flows, and levels during scheduled and emergency situations. You will use hydraulic modeling and spreadsheet applications to prepare consumption forecasts and issue plant production requirements to meet demand and to provide efficient treatment plant operations.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Coordinate equipment outages

  • Prepare required reports and daily logs

  • Analyze system conditions and correcting problems

  • Continuously searching for ways to improve control room operations

  • Provide information, as needed, to internal and external customers

  • Maintain system documentation

  • Represent Water Systems Control on various occasions as designated by the Water Control Room Supervisor

  • Model water distribution system conditions and future operations of the distribution system

What does this opportunity offer… This night shift position will reward you with intellectually challenging work, including complex water systems, operational decision making and interacting with several different groups on several different subjects. This is a diverse and technical environment offering a varied work-load from day to day.

Who you are... Successful candidates will have a working knowledge of SCADA control processes, consumption forecasting principles, treatment plant operational concepts, basic water theory and principles, distribution system principles, operations, control processes and maintenance requirements, applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and safety practices. Three or more years of relevant experience and a CCWP Distribution level 3 is preferred. All incumbents must be able to acquire a CCWP Distribution level 4 and Wastewater Collections level 1 within 30 months of his or her date of hire.

A s a Night Water Controller, you will be expected to work night shifts, including weekends and holidays, and overtime as business needs require. Additionally, periodic coverage for day shift as needs arise due to vacation and sick time; this time would be over-time added to your current shift, based on availability of current schedule.

For approximately your first 6 months of training you will be working days and then after your training is complete, you will move to a designated night schedule.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • 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