Employment Opportunities


Water Distribution Operator


Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District is seeking a motivated fulltime water distribution operator. This position involves the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system with limited water treatment operations


Minimum Qualifications: HS diploma or GED, ability to obtain SCDHEC Class C distribution license and SCDHEC Class C water treatment license, valid SC driver’s license, mechanical ability, ability to lift 50 lbs, extended walking or standing, availability for after hours call-out on a rotational basis. Preference may be given to applicants holding a SCDHEC Class C Water Distribution/Water Treatment Operators License and or years of experience in the field.


Excellent benefits package including SC state retirement and health insurance.


Salary range: $31,200 - $48,000 depending on years of experience and level of licensing.


Interested parties may e-mail their application/resumé to mwforrester@comporium.net or mail to Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District, P.O. Box 172, Gilbert, SC 29054, or hand deliver to 136 Hampton St., Gilbert, SC.


Assistant General Manager
Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District

The Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District is seeking a qualified candidate to shadow the current General Manager and learn all aspects of the operation and business of the Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District. The selected individual may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, move into the General Manager position upon the current General Manager’s retirement.

Some Tasks associated with this Position:

  • Prepare written reports
  • Evaluate financial documents
  • Supervise, interact with and evaluate personnel
  • Have a good working relationship with the Board of Directors
  • Meet with and participate in various professional groups and organizations
  • Oversee Administrative operations
  • Implement policies and procedures of the Water District

Attitude/General Knowledge:

  • Dedication to Water Quality, Conservation and wise use of Natural Resources.
  • Understanding of Profit and Loss; Principles of Accounting.
  • Recognize people as our most valuable resource.
  • Familiarity with Labor Laws & Principles of Customer Service.


  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • A thorough understanding of successful business practices as well as state and regional government.
  • Water Distribution and Water Treatment certification of at least a level “C” in each discipline, or willingness and commitment to attain certification within 2 years.


  • A four-year degree or area of concentration in business management, public administration or engineering or equivalent experience.


  • State Retirement and life insurance
  • State Health Plan including dental and optical benefits.
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave

What we are looking for:

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Strong and effective communicator both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to work/communicate with all levels of people.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to positively motivate people.
  • Perform multiple tasks under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
  • Ability to handle emergencies in a calm and collected manner without panic.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office.

If interested in this position, please complete an employment application form found on our website.
 Also, your resume and statement why you think you would be the right person for this position would be helpful.   Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Send Application Form/Resumes to General Manager, Mark Forrester,
Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District, PO Box 172, Gilbert, SC  29054-0172 or email to mwforrester@comporium.net.


If you are interested in possible future employment, you may complete and submit an employment application form (which will be kept on file for at least six months). Forms are also available at the office at 136 Hampton St., Gilbert, SC 29054. Submit application to Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District, P.O. Box 172, Gilbert, SC 29054, or by email to mwforrester@comporium.net  or drop it off at the office.