Upper Thompson Sanitation District has been providing the Estes Valley with sanitary services for over 47 years. We take pride in providing high-quality customer service, while ensuring the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the environment for future generations.


Thank you for your interest in Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD).  Above all, we advocate and actively promote a safe, drug-free and productive work environment.  We welcome your application to UTSD and we will welcome your experience and expertise if we have a position available for which you qualify. 


Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Celebrating our 48th year of environmental stewardship, the Upper Thompson Sanitation District endeavors to attract and retain a competent, positive, energetic and highly motivated professional individual. Our organization is committed to delivering quality customer service with a mission to ensure preservation, protection, and enhancement of the environment and our community. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team who possesses a strong desire to contribute to the success and mission of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Wastewater Chief Operator.  The successful candidate offers a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of a wastewater treatment plant. Must be a strong leader with superior communication skills, have attention to detail, with excellent organizational skills, while working in a varied task setting requiring concentration and prioritizing of duties.

Required qualifications include a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), a State of Colorado Class A wastewater certification, coupled with lead or supervisory wastewater treatment facility experience.  UTSD is a drug and tobacco free work place.  Prior to employment, the successful candidate is required to complete employment and substance screening, including a background investigation.

Salary Range is $60K-$74K and includes an attractive and competitive employee benefit package. The complete job description and employment application are available online at UTSD.org, or at the District Administration Office, located at 2196 Mall Road, M-F 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Application and resume may be delivered, emailed, or mailed, to Upper Thompson Sanitation District; ATTN: Chris Bieker, District Manager, P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517. Email chris@utsd.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Chief Operator Job Description.pdf


UTSD Employment Application pdf



Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity or gender expression, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at chris@utsd.org, or telephone at 970.586.4544, or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.