Water And Wastewater Maintenance Helper

Village of Saranac Lake, Department of Public Works




Title:                                        Water and Wastewater Maintenance Helper

Department:                         Department of Public Works (DPW)

Location:                               Village of Saranac Lake

Jurisdictional Class:           Non-Competitive Class Appointment

Full Time:                             40 hours per week

Application deadline:         Until position is filled

Hourly Rate:                         $19.38/Hour

Residency:                             Residency is waived

Note:                                      Updated 3/10/2022




Distinguishing Features of the Class:



These duties involve working with water and wastewater lines.  The work is performed under the direction of high-ranking department employees who provide training and guidance. Does related work as required.




Typical Work Activities:


  1. Learns and assists in the cleaning of wastewater lines and the general maintenance and surveillance of water lines;
  2. Assists in the replacement of broken water and wastewater lines;
  3. Answer calls from individuals and determines if necessary work is a responsibility of individual property owners or the municipality;
  4. Learns the maintenance and operation of water and wastewater treatment and/or pumping stations and assists in this work;
  5. May be assigned to assist in the wastewater treatment plant;
  6. May perform custodial duties in connection with maintenance of buildings and grounds.




Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:


  1. Ability to learn the practices, problems and safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of water and wastewater lines;
  2. Working knowledge of tools and equipment used in maintaining water distribution and wastewater collection systems;
  3. Ability to perform heavy manual work for extended periods;
  4. Willingness to work under adverse weather conditions;
  5. Willingness to work unusual hours;
  6. Dependability.



Minimum Qualifications:



Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.




Special Requirements:



Must have a valid driver’s license upon application.




Generous benefits package including NYS Retirement System






  1. Please send a resume and application with references to:


           Village of Saranac Lake

            Attn: Payroll Department

            39 Main St., Suite 9

            Saranac Lake, NY 12983


  1. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  2. The Village will contact prospective applicants to schedule interviews; please do not call the office directly.




Date Posted: 07-22-2021

Expire Date: Open until filled

Contact Name: Patrick Murphy, Deputy Village Clerk-Treasurer

Contact Email: payroll@saranaclakeny.gov