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The City of Dunn is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant Operations Specialist. This employee performs operational, laboratory and maintenance functions in the water treatment plant. Work will be performed on night shift to include some weekends and holidays. Typical work month is 15 nights (12 hour shift).  

Minimum requirements:

• High school graduate supplemented by course work in chemistry or biology; or any equivalent of education and experience 

• NC Class C Driver’s License

• C-Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification or ability to achieve upon completion of NC Public Water Supply requirements.

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  Open until filled.

Applications may be downloaded at or picked up at City Hall, 401 E. Broad Street. Submit completed applications to:  City of Dunn, Human Resources, PO Box 1065, Dunn, NC  28335.  The City of Dunn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

posted 9/30/20  (103020)


Utilities Mechanic (BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC) 


Job Description: Pay Hiring Range: $17.40-$26.60/hour

2 positions available: Sewer Collections & Construction Divisions

Description: Performs specialized skilled work as related to the Brunswick County utility system and related appurtenances. Work involves maintenance and upkeep of water distribution and/or wastewater collections systems throughout the County’s utility system. Responsible for construction work, preventive maintenance and operation of pumping equipment, control valves, utility lines, and storage facilities in the utility system as required. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. Performs other related duties as required. Reports to a Utilities Foreman.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school and experience in water distribution, wastewater collections, and/or the construction industry, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License required. Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A preferred or must attain within six 6 months of hire. 


How to Apply: Applicants interested in applying for all positions with Brunswick County must complete an on-line application for all new job postings at Applications via any other source will not be accepted. Applicants can include a resume with their application; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in multiple vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy. 

posted 9/10/20  (100420) 


Assistant Public Utilities Director 

Job Description: The City of Elizabeth City is currently seeking an Assistant Public Utilities who strives to provide the highest level of service to the community being a leader of innovative, high quality and professional public works services. The successful applicant directs multiple divisions (Potable Water, Wastewater, and GIS) within the Public Utilities Department. The ideal applicant will be ensuring performance of the division at or above Federal and State Regulatory requirements and City Standards. The Applicant will develop and Implement a sound maintenance program, including preventative/predictive/reactive maintenance and inventory control. The successful applicant will be developing and implementing several programs, i.e. short and long range plans for the division, Capital Improvement Programs, Asset Management, and Rehabilitation program for division infrastructure. The ideal applicant will provide design requirements/recommendations to consultants, engineers and architects. The candidate will demonstrate an innovative spirit and a forward-thinking philosophy with the vision and ability to work in a diverse and engaged community. The successful candidate will supervise the work of a large staff, and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, associates, contractors and the general public. 


Coordinating and supervising the field operations within the Public Works Department; assisting the Director of Public Works with the creation and maintenance of systems, records and files; serving as Director in their absence.

Assists with planning and implementing services in street maintenance and repair, sewer line maintenance and repair, equipment maintenance, signs, water system repairs and maintenance, and related public works operations;

Plans and monitors activities to meet the goals and objectives of the department;

Coordinates public works activities with other departments;

Evaluates the performance of public works staff;

Prepares and presents estimates and bids;

Organizes work to be done and plans work schedules, and delegates assignments;

Inspects jobs assigned for completeness and accuracy;

Assists Director in all phases of long term strategic planning;

Coordinates the repair and preventive maintenance on equipment;

Assists with the development and management of the departmental operating and capital budgets;

Signs most department requisitions;

Supervises division superintendents;

Performs other related duties as required.


Thorough knowledge of public works administration and operations; thorough knowledge of modern construction, repair and maintenance methods; thorough knowledge of the use of construction and maintenance machinery; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of department employees; courtesy and tact in dealing with the general public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates and the general public; skill in the operation of a variety of construction equipment.


Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field and considerable experience in the public works field.


Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of Drinking Water and/or Wastewater certifications preferred. Registration as an Engineering Intern by the State of North Carolina required. Professional Engineer preferred.

How to Apply: Visit our city webpage at and navigate to the employment tab 

posted 8/31/20  (010121)