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Job Title: Water Treatment Operations Specialist III
Closing date: 03/30/2023
Closing time: 12:00 PM
 This position closes at noon on March 30, 2023.  
Job Class: Water Treatment Operations Specialist III
Job Hours: Full Time - 40 hrs/wk
Salary: $79,251.75 annually DOE
Employment Opportunity

Medford Water is seeking a Water Treatment Operations Specialist III to join our team!

The Water Treatment Operations Specialist III is responsible for performing skilled preventative and routine maintenance of facilities and equipment, and various skilled duties related to the operation of water treatment facilities. Minimum qualifications include high school diploma/GED and 3 years experience in water treatment or distribution. Oregon Water Treatment Operator Level 2 Certification with Filter Endorsement required with ability to obtain WT Level 3 within six months. This is a Union position.

Compensation Benefits

Salary range: $79,251.75 per year. Medford Water offers employees an excellent benefits package, including:

Insurance Benefits
  • Medical/Dental/Vision for employees and family with a small employee cost share
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - provided by Medford Water
  • Life Insurance - $50,000 policy provided by Medford Water
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment - $50,000 provided by Medford Water
  • Health Reimbursement Account - $1,800 per year provided by Medford Water
  • Voluntary Supplemental Policies - Aflac, Critical Illness, Additional Life Insurance, and more
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available

Medford Water's Wellness Program promotes physical, emotional, and financial wellness with various goals and incentives throughout the year. A free and confidential Employee Assistance Program can assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with any personal problem, including crisis counseling, managing anxiety, dealing with financial strain, and more. A fully-equipped fitness center is available at the Lausmann Annex building.

Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave

Employees accrue vacation starting at 96 hours per year, and receive 3 personal holidays per year; Medford Water recognizes 9 paid holidays. Additionally, 40 hours of paid sick leave will be provided, following the Oregon Sick Time law. Employees will also accrue up to an additional 56 hours of sick leave, and in September 2023, employees will also receive up to 12 weeks of sick leave (if eligible) per the Oregon Paid Leave Oregon law.

  • Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) - 6% pre-tax contributed by the employee
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan) Available
How to Apply

A complete job description and job application form are available below. For position consideration, candidates must submit resume, application, and cover letter to Tanya Haakinson, HR Manager at tanya.haakinson@medfordwater.org, by mail, or at our office (only completed packets with all three components will be accepted).
Medford Water
ATTN:  Human Resources
200 S. Ivy Street Room 177
Medford, Oregon 97501


Phone: (541) 774-2444 | Fax: (541) 774-2555

This position closes at noon on March 30, 2023.

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