Upper Thompson Sanitation District has been providing the Estes Valley with sanitary services for over 48 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. 




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 Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee.  All levels of certification will be considered.  The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Wastewater Class D Certification within 1 year of hire and will perform operational and maintenance tasks pertaining to the treatment plant and support facilities.

Required minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Mechanical aptitude and physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds.  Must reside within 30 minutes of The Upper Thompson Sanitation District Treatment Facility and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver’s License.  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 $37K-$50K 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: Henry Newhouse, Interim Plant Superintendent, P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517. Email Henry@utsd.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Entry Level Plant Operator Job Description
UTSD Plant Operator Trainee Job Posting.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.