Job Opportunites


The City of Washburn, ND is accepting applications for a full time Public Works Department Employee.

The Public Works position deals with all aspects of street maintenance, snow removal, city buildings and grounds upkeep; along with water treatment and distribution, sewer treatment and collection maintenance. The job requires on-call availability every third weekend and a rotating schedule of on-call holidays. 

The position offers a starting salary range of $24 to $26 an hour with incentives for obtaining associated Water and Wastewater certifications from the State of North Dakota’s Department of Environmental Quality. The City of Washburn offers a generous benefits package including full coverage of a top tier health insurance plan, vision insurance, dental insurance, retirement, paid time off, and sick leave. 


  • Work as part of a three person team in the Public Works Department, working under the Public Works Superintendent. 
  • Maintenance of public buildings involving minor electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work.
  • A variety of street work such as sweeping, tarring, patching, and snow plowing.
  • Working with a sewer jetting machine for sewer plugs and learning the basics of lagoon wastewater treatment.
  • Assist with work at the water treatment facility and participate in water line break repair as needed. 
  • Obtain level 1 certifications for all Water and Wastewater categories from the ND DEQ within the first two years of employment. 


  • Mechanical background working with heavy machinery and construction equipment.
  • Familiarity with small engine equipment and lawn maintenance tools. 
  • Prior Water / Wastewater experience would be beneficial but not a requirement. 
  • Good public relations instincts.
  • Willingness to work overtime when required or in the case of emergency.
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to Washburn for the position.

About Washburn

Washburn is a small town of 1300 residents that sits along the Missouri River, offering all the best qualities of small town living while being 30 minutes from the state capital of Bismarck. 

Washburn has a rich history along the Lewis and Clark Trail and is in the heart of excellent hunting and fishing and has many recreational opportunities including watersports, golf and walking trails. 

The City of Washburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resumes with a cover letter must be received at the City Office no later than 4:00 PM on 
Friday, April 5, 2024
City of Washburn
PO Box 467
Washburn, ND  58577