Hatten Water Association Job Posting

Hatten Water Association

227 Hillcrest Road Taylorsville, MS 369168 Hatten.water@yahoo.com


Certified Operator/Manager/Lead Operator

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors of Hatten Water Association the certified operator/manager performs a wide variety of tasks in the day-to-day operations of a water system in order to provide good safe drinking water to the customers. This individual is to work as lead operator. This individual will be on call 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays. The position is hired by the full board. There will be a probationary period established by the board.

Evaluations will be conducted at the end of the established period and then annually during a month specified by the board.


This position requires a Waterworks Operator certification, Bureau of Public Water Supply (MSDH) and at minimum a high school diploma or GED. Past working experience with a public water system (3 years minimum). Due to driving the association’s vehicles, the individual must possess a valid Mississippi driver’s license along with a good driving record. Handling of cash may be one of the duties and as a result the individual may be required to be bonded.


  1. As a minimum he/she personally inspects the system as per the recommended guidelines set by the Mississippi State Board of Health (MSDH).
  2. He/She must maintain an MSDH approved Log Book documenting the activities of the system.
  3. Ensures that the system stays in compliance with the state and federal regulations. (Log Book, Cross Connection Control program, record keeping, line extensions, lead and copper sampling, monthly bacti sampling, etc…)
  4. Serve as point of contact for the MSDH and be available for them to contact 24 hours a day.
  5. Provides reports to the board that summarizes the systems status and needs.
  6. Maintains an inventory of materials, supplies, and chemicals.
  7. Periodically inspects all pumps. chlorination, and treatment equipment to ensure proper operation.
  8. Ensure that all water tanks, pressure and storage, are regularly inspected and repaired or repainted as needed.
  9. Develop or have a written set of standard operating procedures and an emergency-operating plan.
  10. Ensure that the treatment facilities, well sites. tanks, etc. are properly secured.
  11. Performs routine preventive maintenance on all equipment and maintains proper records on all work done. This includes maintenance on all pumps, motors, meters, chemical feeders, valves, and machinery. The main line valves are to be located and operated on a regular schedule to keep them in good working order.
  12. Develop and implement a routine flushing schedule program. All dead end lines should be flushed on a routine schedule, the frequency of the flushing will depend on the chemical quality of the water.
  13. Will keep track of the water loss and will perform leak detection surveys when needed.
  14. Performs all normal maintenance including leak repairs and meter installations.
  15. Makes sure that he/she or his/her personnel reads the meters monthly and responds to customer complaints in a timely manner.
  16. Makes sure that all policy and procedures are followed and strictly enforced. (Meter installations, cutoff policy, disconnect and reconnect, etc.)
  17. Responds to emergency conditions according to the associations SOP’s.

Other Duties:

  1. Advises the board of the system’s needs.
  2. Advises and assists the board in developing the annual budget.
  3. Supervises other employees and maintenance staff.
  4. Works closely with the engineers, contractors, and other officials.
  5. Handles customers inquiries and complaints related to water service.


Ezekiel Dease, President (601) 580-6715

Frederick Frazier, Vice President (601) 692-5368

Sandra Hatten, Office Manger (601) 729-4288


Tuesday thru Friday 11am — 5pm