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Water Resource Technician I

McKenzie County currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time position as a Water Resource Technician I.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience with ESRI ArcGIS, KY Pipes , SCADA, Trimble Terra Sync or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides requisite knowledge of skills and abilities for this position.
  • State Certification in Water Distribution, preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the operations of water utility systems, basic water theory and principles, and the hazards and precautions peculiar to water system operations
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of physical characteristics of water flowing in a closed channel
  • Advanced knowledge of and ability to properly interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to water system operation and work performed
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, operating manuals, and other instructions
  • Strong diagnostic skills


  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Rural Water System, including conduct distribution system flushing, perform system inspection and maintenance, perform valve inspection and repair, conduct booster pumping station maintenance and repair, maintain cross-connection control, install water meters, and shut off and turn on water supply based on Service orders or instructions
  • Participate in an on-call rotation
  • Map and diagram water locations
  • Coordinate and monitor the activities of contractor personnel in repairing the system and complete the associated paper work
Salary Range of $22.59 to $24.45 per hour, DOE                                                  Positions open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

  • Complete and submit an Application for Employment (available below - under Related Links)
Submit information by mail, email, or hand deliver to:
McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th Street NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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