Employment Opportunities

Employment Policies and Procedures
The City of Elkins strives to administer all of its hiring and employment procedures without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran or familial status, disability or sexual orientation. For more information about this and other city hiring and personnel policies, you may download the City of Elkins Personnel Manual here. To view the current organizational chart for the City of Elkins, click here.

The city does not keep employment applications on file. You must submit a new application for each desired position.


A vacancy exists in the Water Distribution department.  This position starts at $10.89 per hour.  The successful applicant will have to complete a 90-day probationary period.

Included in the duties for this position are performing water turn-ons and offs; reading meters using a laptop computer; rereading meters for final readings; tagging doors for delinquent bills; terminating water service for nonpayment; collectting money for delinquent bills; assisting higher level water distribution workers in the repair and maintenance, or installation of, the various components of a potable water delivery system; and performing other duties as assigned.  The successful applicant should be able to operate special purpose equipment such as a jackhammer, asphalt saws, and other cutting equipment, and follow safety procedures while doing so.  The applicant shall keep inventory records and participate in training programs as directed.

Qualifications for this position include:  possession of a valid WV motor vehicle operator’s license with no restrictions; a high school diploma or equivalency of; and the ability to pass the test for Certificate of Meter Qualification.  Courses in mechanics and knowledge of Word and Excel are desirable.  Applicant must be able to work shift schedules and respond to call-outs as required; have experience in cutting, fitting, and installation of large pipes; and be able to pass a health exam if requested. Applicant may be eligible to progress to Water Distribution Worker II after one year and upon recommendation of the Supervisor.

Most of the work is performed outdoors with some prolonged periods in extreme weather conditions and is often in confined spaces and close quarters.  Physical effort is moderate with considerable walking, stooping, bending and lifting.

Any employee wishing to apply for this position must do so in my office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday December 4, 2017.


Wendy Williams, Benefits Coordinator, City of Elkins

401 Davis Avenue

Elkins, WV 26241