Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator (Full-Time)

The Village of Cooperstown seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief Water
Treatment Plant Operator. Minimum qualifications for this position include: Graduation
from high school or possession of a New York State high school equivalency diploma,
successful completion of appropriate level water treatment operator courses approved
by the State Health Department, one year of acceptable operating experience at a water
treatment plant with facilities for filtration, and individuals must hold a Class D and Class
II-A certification. This position offers a Competitive salary and benefit package.
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to the Village Clerk, Village of
Cooperstown, P.O. Box 346, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to the
Village Clerk at 607-547-2411. Candidates must be Otsego County residents at time of
appointment. EOE.

Village of Cooperstown Employment Application for Download:


Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees

Adopts Background Check Policy for Prospective Employees

On November 23, 2015, the Board of Trustees adopted a background check policy for prospective employees of the Village of Cooperstown over the age of 18 years old.  The policy was adopted for the safety and well-being of residents, business owners and staff members of the Village of Cooperstown. A copy of the policy, permission form and evaluation criteria can be found on this website by clicking on “work” link above to the employment page.

Prospective employees may only be asked if they have criminal convictions.  Under New York State Law, it is illegal to ask for information from applicants regarding arrests or criminal charges.  It is important for the public to be aware of these distinctions as often google searches by private individuals will pull up information that cannot be considered when deciding on making an offer of employment.

Pursuant to Article 23-A of the New York State Correction Law there are only two exceptions which may constitute a denial of employment with a listing of criteria that must be followed if denial of employment is to be considered based on those exceptions.  The Evaluation Criteria is attached to the background check policy and clearly outlines all the elements that must be considered by the employer under law.  This policy will pertain to all full and part-time prospective employees other than full and part-time police officers as a policy is already in place for those positions which are not subject to Article 23-A of New York Correction Law.

As noted in the policy, background check information will only be released to the Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees and it is considered confidential.   At the November 23 meeting, The Village Trustees also approved obtaining background checks on prospective employees through New York State Office of Court Administration.

Background Check Policy

Jenna L. Utter

Village Clerk

Village of Cooperstown

22 Main Street, PO Box 346

Cooperstown, NY 13326



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