*** JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE (Assistant Superintendent & Equipment Operator)***

The Kittery Water District has 2 Positions Available:

  • Assistant Superintendent

Job Application Form 2024

Please contact Carl Palm, Superintendent – Directly:

Email:  Cpalm@kitterywater.org

Phone: (207) 450-8309


(Brief overviews of the jobs are below, for more detailed aspects of the jobs please contact Carl Palm):

Assistant Superintendent

Nature of Work

The Assistant Superintendent is responsible to the Superintendent for the many and varied technical, administrative and supervisory work activities necessary to the management of the District. In the Superintendent’s absence he will act as the Superintendent.

Representing the District, the Assistant Superintendent functions in a variety of business and technical environments requiring a high degree if integrity, creativity, foresight, judgment and human relation skills.  Upon his skills in such areas depends the good and continuing relationship of the District with its customers and employees and with municipal officials, regulatory agencies, State governments, financial institutions, and the media.

Examples of Work      (not intended to be a complete listing)

At the direction of the Superintendent:

  • Assists in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the Kittery Water District.
  • Maintains current knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting District operations.
  • Assists in the management of Districts G.I.S. system.
  • Oversees the care and management of District owned forestland via registered forester. Negotiates timber sales with logging company owners.
  • Acts as District representative for Maine Water Utilities Association, New England Water Works Association, and American Water Association.
  • Attends meetings and conferences dealing with developments in those technologies, which impact on the District.
  • Represents the Districts interests with regulatory agencies, government officials and agencies, financial institutions, etc.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements of Work

  • Ability to effectively manage administrative responsibility of a public utility involved in delivery of water to users in the District.
  • Ability to direct, supervise, and motivate responsible subordinates in performance of their responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform independently as a self-starter, exhibiting a high degree of initiative in fulfilling a broad range of District and staff responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of civil, public, or environmental engineering as it applies to water utility administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of district, municipal, state, and federal law and regulation affecting the operation of a water utility
  • Thorough knowledge of the processes and equipment involved in water utility operation, including the mechanical, chemical and other processes.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships, effective work output, required performance levels, and high staff morale.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Adheres to the confidentiality involved with this position.
  • Willingness and ability to pursue professional improvement.

 Desirable Experience and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Civil, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering.
  • Extensive experience in the above disciplines may be accepted in lieu of the formal academic requirements listed above if that experience included responsible positions in the water utility industry.
  • 5 years minimum experience in a combination administrative, management, and engineering position.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills are required.
  • Possession of a Class IV Water Treatment and Class IV Distribution License or the ability to obtain this licensing within one year of hire.



Nature of Work

This position is manual work and may include the operation of backhoes, trucks, and other related motorized equipment.

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of backhoes and trucks for a portion of the work time.  Duties may include the performance of manual labor tasks in connection with the operations of equipment and other functions of the work crews.  Work instruction may be received in detail for each job to be performed or may follow an established work time.  Work is subject to review while in progress and upon completion by the Foreman.

Examples of Work           (Not intended to be a complete listing)

  • Performs work assignments in the installation and repair of water lines and residential services using varied pieces of light and heavy motorized equipment.
  • Installs water mains, hydrants and water services including making taps into existing lines.
  • Plows snow at District stations, ponds and other facilities, and assists removing snow from hydrants.
  • Operates a variety of equipment in construction and repairs work on project sites,
  • Assists in general maintenance activities on District buildings, ground and equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements of Work (Not intended to be a complete listing)

  • Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in the operation of automotive vehicles.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the Town , including the location of streets.
  • Ability to operate trucks, backhoes, and other motorized equipment safely and according to traffic laws and regulations.
  • Ability to make and assist in minor repairs and maintenance of motorized equipment. Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time under adverse climatic conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to carry out general instructions independently and follow more detailed instructions with some guidance.
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform the work of the day.
  • On call rotating schedule for emergency services.

Desirable Experience and Training 

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 2 years experience in the operation of trucks and motorized equipment and or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Must possess a valid CDL B (or higher) motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Possession of a State of Maine Class III Water Distribution license desirable.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Must live within a 25-minute radius of the District to answer calls while on standby.


The Kittery Water District offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Paid time off including vacation and sick, (13) holidays
  • 100% paid medical, dental and life insurance for employee and family
  • Average workday (Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm) with overtime available when job required
  • Longevity incentives, and more!