Norris Water Commission (NWC)

Has an immediate opening for Utility Worker/Operator I or II

Salary: The annual salary range is $36,071.00 to $54,972.00 based on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position and includes health insurance, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) and Empower 401K/457 plan options with a City/NWC match up to 3%. Bonus certifications are also available. Position Summary and Essential Functions: The position performs skilled trades work in the installation, operation, maintenance, ground maintenance of facilities including mowing and weed eating, meter reading-walking required and repairs of the Norris water system facilities including pump stations, water towers, the distribution system, fire hydrants, water meters, also assists with all aspects of the Norris sewer system and any additional duties assigned by the Superintendent.

This job requires sufficient physical strength, stamina, and ability to pass a pre-employment examination, fit test, and drug test. The work is physically demanding, may require lifting heavy objects, use of hand tools, use of equipment and may require working in inclement weather, weekend and holiday rotation work, and after hours occasionally be required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Certified/Licensed in Water or Wastewater is a plus.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED with concentration in a vocation program; applicant must be able to learn, within a reasonable time frame, the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the successful operation of NWC Water/Wastewater Operations. Will require certification in designated field(s) within 12-18 months of employment as determined by Norris Water Commission. Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age.

Applications are available in the City of Norris office at 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN. Please submit the application by June 9, 2023, to the City of Norris, by mail (PO Box 1090, Norris, TN 37828), or email at

The City of Norris is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, employees, trains, compensates, and
promotes without regard to race, creed, color, origin, age, gender, marital status or disability

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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