JCWA Employment

Jefferson County Water Authority (JCWA) employs seven employees who operate the Cathy Jokerst Water Treatment Plant located in Herculaneum, Mo.  JCWA provides its full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits package, health/dental insurance options and participation in their 401K plan.

Entry Level Water Plant Operator

The Jefferson County Water Authority is accepting applications for an entry level water plant operator. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, which requires rotation of shift work (days, evenings, midnights, weekends and most holidays), and has an excellent benefit package.  Applicants must have a valid Missouri driver’s license, high school diploma and/or its equivalent and obtain a Missouri Department of Natural Resources “D” water license within 18 months of hire. Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check; physical requirements must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. along with being able to climb stairs, bend, stoop and lift. A current Missouri water license is preferred but not required.  Starting salary for entry level is $13.34 per hour or $27,747 annual. 

Applications and a general job description are found below.  Applications can be dropped off at Festus City Hall, located at 711 West Main Street, Festus, Mo. 63028 or Herculaneum City Hall, located at #1 Parkwood Court, Herculaneum, Mo. 63048 and will be accepted until 12:00 pm on Friday, March 9. 2018. 

Jefferson County Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


JCWA Application

JCWA Plant Operator Job Description

JCWA Employment Benefits

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