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. 



Collection System Operator / Trainee

Celebrating our 47th year of environmental stewardship, the Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD), Estes Park, Colorado, endeavors to attract and retain competent, positive, energetic and highly motivated professional individuals. Our organization provides excellent customer service with a mission to ensure preservation, protection, and enhancement of the environment and our community.

We are looking for an exceptional person who possesses a strong desire to contribute to the success and mission of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. Applications are being accepted for a full-time Collection System Operator/Trainee.  The successful candidate offers a positive work mindset with a strong desire to learn and participate in an active team environment.

Desirable background includes knowledge/operation of heavy trucks and equipment, familiarity of water industry standards, and ability to work in a wide variety of weather conditions and exposure to the elements. This position requires possession of a Colorado Class B CDL within the first six months of hire. UTSD is a drug, alchohol, and tobacco free work place.  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment and substance screening, including a background investigation.

Starting pay dependent on experience and includes an excellent benefit package.

We are committed to hiring the right person to share our team’s vision and passion to be the premier sanitary sewer provider in the Estes Valley. The complete job description and employment application are available online at www.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: Todd Krula, Collection System Superintendent, P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517. Email: todd@utsd.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please download the application and fill it out completely. 

Collection 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.