Join our water plant team


The City of Palatka seeks a dedicated superintendent for our municipal water plant. This role entails managing daily operations of the water treatment facility, from supervising operators and mechanics to handling payroll, budgeting, purchasing, and project management, and must have a Florida Water or Wastewater Plant Operator Class “A” License.  Yet, beyond overseeing the plant, we're searching for someone to join our dedicated team and play a pivotal part in Palatka's growth and ensuring service to our special community.

About our City: We are Palatka, and our nature is in our history, our environment, and our creativity. Most importantly, it is our people, whose nature it is to be a friendly community in a town that invites newcomers to open a business, restore a home, and join our family. We are black and white, young and old, natives and newcomers. 

Palatka, the county seat of rural Putnam County, is a town with a population of 10,000. Our historic city offers all the benefits of a small, friendly, and affordable community while being within easy driving distance of larger cities such as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, and Orlando. Situated on the St. Johns River, Palatka also offers opportunities for many outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, hunting, and bicycling.

We can live anywhere but choose Palatka, and we hope you will, too. 

Join Our Team: Exceptional Benefits for City Employees

Salary: $51,450.00 - $78,750.00

Diverse Health Insurance Options: Choose from four health insurance plans for you and your family.

Dental & Vision Coverage: The City offers dental and vision insurance plans.

Life Insurance & Additional Protection: We provide life insurance with the option to add supplemental coverage.

Generous Annual Leave: Earn up to 2 weeks of leave with 1-7 years of service, three weeks with 8-15 years, and a generous four weeks for those with over 15 years with us.

Paid Holidays: Enjoy 12 paid holidays each year.

Your Retirement: All employees can contribute to a tax-advantaged deferred retirement saving account, and after seven years of service journey with us, you'll qualify for one of Florida's most generous pension plans when you reach the age of 55. 

Become a part of a city that values and takes care of its employees. Join us today! For more information or to apply, please call (386) 329-0100 ex. 218 or visit our website at

City of Palatka