James (Jim) Jones is the Training Coordinator for MAP. He is married with one son. He lives in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. He has over 23 years combined water and wastewater experience working as an operator, chief operator, and utility superintendent. He earned his B.S. degree in Biology and an A.A.S. degree in Water Environmental Technology. He has a passion for improving water quality, trouble shooting, training, and problem solving. James currently holds the highest level Class IV Water Treatment and Class IV Wastewater Treatment Certificates from the State of South Dakota and the highest level Class A Water, Class A Wastewater, and Type 4 Biosolids Certification from the State of Minnesota. James has experience managing utilities, completing rate studies, Total Coliform Tier Two Assessments, creating and delivering training, grant and funding applications, tribal projects, environmental reports, operation and maintenance manuals, obtaining approval for new public water systems, assisting operators pass certification exams, and working with engineers on water and wastewater upgrades.