Certified Class I, II, III, and IV Water Treatment Plant Operators

Jobs & Classifieds,

The City of Bardstown is hiring Certified Class I, II, III, and IV Water Treatment Plant Operators.

The City of Bardstown is looking for qualified individuals to a fill full-time position at our Drinking Water Treatment Plant.  Class III or IV is preferred but not required.

NOT CURRENTLY CERTIFIED?  NO PROBLEM!  We can hire candidates as an Operator Trainee and help fast tract their certification by utilizing their education from a regionally accredited college or university in engineering or biological, environmental, physical, or chemical science.  Being a Water Treatment Professional is an essential and rewarding career.  Bardstown is ready to hire smart, and dedicated individuals to join our team.  Bardstown has an excellent benefits package!

The City of Bardstown is located 40 miles southeast of Louisville, and is a thriving community with a population of 14,000. The City has a highly efficient infrastructure, water treatment and wastewater facilities, police and fire services, quality school system, and a highly educated workforce. Bardstown was voted “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” in 2012 and is also the “Bourbon Capital of The World”.

COMPENSATION: The beginning salary for this position will be based on a combination of education, experience, and certifications.  Salary ranges are as follows:

Certification               Annual Salary Range

Class IV                      $58,036 - $87,055

Class III                      $52,760 - $79,140

Class II                       $47,964 - $71,946

Class I                         $43,604 - $65,405

Trainee                        $39,640 - $59,459


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Paid Life Insurance
  • Vacation Pay
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Educational Assistance
  • KY CERS Non-Hazardous Duty Retirement


Must be able to work flexible shifts.  Duties include performing daily operations and maintenance activities associated with operating the water treatment plant, general grounds keeping, making chemical adjustments, record keeping, etc.   Must hold a valid driver’s license.  Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.


The positions will remain open until filled with the most qualified candidate. To be considered for this position please visit www.cityofbardstown.org career page and fill out the fillable application and email it to careers@bardstownconnect.com Applications can also be mailed or dropped off at the following address: Bardstown City Hall, 220 N 5th St., Bardstown, KY 40004.

For more information about this position and/or the recruitment and hiring process you may contact Human Resources at 502-348-5947. A detailed job description is available upon request.

The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.