Employment Opportunities

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Lineworker posted on 04/24/2015
Power System Electrician posted on 2/20/2015
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator posted on 12/04/2014

Job openings vary. If you wish to apply for a job, please complete the attached Civil Service Application and send it to:

Human Resources
Board of Public Utilities
P.O. Box 700
92 Steele Street
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700

Print Civil Service Application

The Board of Public Utilities presently employs 155 people. Positions range from various types of engineers to electric linemen, laborers, wastewater treatment operators and clerk typists.

Most positions at the BPU are Competitive under the Civil Service Laws and are filled from certified lists of candidates provided by the Chautauqua County Civil Service Commission.

Open competitive examinations for certain categories of positions are given periodically. Advertisements notifying the public of the test dates are published in the classified section of the local newspaper.


The electric and water employees are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 459. The Wastewater Treatment Operators are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 106. The Solid Waste Division employees are represented by the AFL CIO Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 264.

IBEW Local 106 - Wastewater Division employees

IBEW Local 459 - Water and Electric Division employees

Teamsters Local 264 - Solid Waste Division employees

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