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City of Harvard, Water/Wastewater Superintendent

The City of Harvard is seeking qualified candidates to serve as our Water System and Wastewater Plant Superintendent.  The City owns and operates the wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plant.  The system consists of approximately 100+ miles of sanitary sewers, 300 sanitary manholes, and thirteen lift stations. In 2023, the City completed Phase IA of the wastewater treatment facility expansion, a $20 Million + project.  The City also has 3 water towers, 3 wells, 35 miles of water main, 402 water main valves, 350 fire hydrants, 15 miles of storm sewer, and over 650 storm sewer manholes and catch basins.

The candidate chosen for this position will be responsible for operating, maintaining, monitoring and overseeing all water and wastewater operations, as well as planning, directing, and managing the personnel responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the water system and wastewater treatment facility. Knowledge of, and the ability to ensure compliance with, Local, State and Federal regulations is a must for this position.

The ideal candidate would possess: a degree in Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, Wastewater Engineering, Civil Engineering, preferred, a minimum of three years of experience in water & wastewater treatment operations. The preferred candidate will possess or be able to obtain a Class I Wastewater and Class B Water License within the first two years of employment. See job description for further information.

The anticipated salary range is $100,000 to $110,000.  Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension, paid sick, vacation, and holiday time, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, and more.

Deadline to apply is July 8,  2024 5:00 p.m.  Please send resumes with cover letter to the attention of: City Clerk Lori Moller, 201 W. Diggins Street, Harvard, Il. 60033, or email


Further information may be obtained by contacting:  Lou Leone, City Administrator, at 815-943-6468 or via email at




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