Nguyen Dang, LACSD

California needs you. We need you!

California's water and wastewater agencies are hiring right now for a variety of exciting and interesting roles. A career in water offers numerous benefits, including: family sustaining wages and benefits; opportunity to work on a great team; and serving your community by protecting clean water.

Water professionals are the heroes within their communities. Join us!

During these virtual career fairs, you can meet with the featured employers listed below in a Zoom webinar format.

These are just a few of the water and wastewater agencies hiring right now. They'll describe the opportunities available, and team members will describe their role and how they got started on their water career path.

During each career fair you'll be able to:

  • Learn about water careers from professionals on the front lines
  • Find out about each agency, available roles, and how to navigate the hiring process
  • Discover the wide variety of water careers available
  • Ask questions to the HR representative and team members
  • Share your contact info with the agencies (note: most agencies have detailed steps for employment applications)

Want to learn more about water careers? Explore this site and find information about career paths, job openings, and scholarship programs.

Four virtual, regional career fairs

There will be four virtual career fairs October 3-6 highlighting different agencies and regions. Choose the virtual event near you, or join them all.

Who is this for?

Everyone is welcome - students, switching careers, exploring new careers, or already in the water sector and exploring opportunities. If you have training and certifications and are searching for a water job - this is the place for you. The event is free for attendees.

We hope you find the California water community welcoming, inclusive, and open to helping new people join our profession.

The career fairs are held as part of California Water Professionals Appreciation Week, with support from leading water associations including: ACWA, CWEA, CASA, and CA-NV AWWA.

We look forward to meeting you! #WorkForWater

Oct 3rd
Central Valley

2:00-3:30 p.m.

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Host t.b.d.

Oct. 4th
San Diego

2:00-3:30 p.m.

San Diego Water Works

City of San Diego

Hosted by Donald Jones, Cuyamaca College, Center for Water Studies

Oct. 5th
Inland Empire/OC

2:00-3:30 p.m.

City of Riverside,
Riverside Public Utilities

OC San

Hosted by Jeffry Dennis,
Santiago Canyon College

Oct. 6th
State & Federal Agencies

2:00-3:30 p.m.

US EPA Region 9

CA Department of Water Resources (DWR)

Dr. Ramzi Mahmood, Sacramento State University

For Bay Area water careers visit BAYWORK. Watch for future career events coming soon. Banner photo by Nguyen Dang, LACSD.

Supporting Associations

Meet the Agencies

State of California, Department of Water Resources

Thursday, Oct 6th
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Offices in Sacramento and statewide.

Website: www.water.ca.gov
Career website: www.calcareers.ca.gov

Description:
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was established in 1956 by the California State Legislature. Our mission is to sustainably manage the water resources of California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the state’s people and protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.

Types of positions available:
Administrative, Legal, Science, Engineering, and more

Available positions:
Full-time; part-time; apprenticeships

Unique to our agency:
The ability to work with DWR that manages California’s water resources, systems, and infrastructure, including the State Water Project (SWP), in a responsible, sustainable way.

Webinar speakers:
Claire Chung, Recruitment and Workforce Planning; Chelsea Spier, PE, Senior Water Resources Engineer;  Jason Bunce, Supervisor for the DWR Apprenticeship Program.

City of San Diego

Tuesday, Oct 4th
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Website: sandiego.gov/public-utilitiesriversideca.gov/utilities/
Career website: sandiego.gov/empopp/current

Description:
The City is one of the largest workforces in the region and offers competitive benefits, generous saving plans, and opportunities for advancement. Join the more than 11,000 diverse, skilled, and dedicated City employees who have a passion for public service.

Available positions:
Full time, Internships

Unique to our agency:
The Public Utilities Department oversees Pure Water San Diego, which is the City of San Diego's phased, multi-year program that will provide nearly half of San Diego's water supply locally by the end of 2035.

Webinar speakers:
Casandra Reid, Human Resources Program Manager; and other panelists t.b.d.

City of Riverside, Riverside Public Utilities

Wednesday, Oct 5th
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Website: riversideca.gov/utilities/
Career website: governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofriversideca

 

Description:
The City of Riverside Public Utilities Department is committed to the highest quality water and electric services at the lowest possible rates to benefit the community.

Types of positions available:
Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians; Engineers; Water Treatment Operators; Backflow Technicians; and Maintenance.

Available positions:
Full-time and internships

Unique to our agency:
Riverside Public Utilities has been providing efficient, reliable services since 1895.

Webinar speakers:
Team members from various departments including SCADA, Engineering, Back Flow, and Operations.

Orange County Sanitation District

Wednesday, Oct 5th
2:00-3:30 p.m.

10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley
www.ocsan.gov/jobs

Description:
The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) is the third largest wastewater treatment agency west of the Mississippi River, serving a 479-square-mile area of central and northwest Orange County.

Types of positions available:
Construction Inspector; Electrical Instrumentation Tech; Engineer; Environmental Compliance Inspector; Wastewater Treatment Operator; Mechanic

Available positions:
Full-time

Unique to our agency:
With the mission, “To protect public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling,” OC San continues to break new ground with award-winning and innovative programs.

Webinar speakers:

Angel Hernandez, Lead Instrumentation Tech; Ernie Castro, Operations Supervisor; and Denise Martinez, Principal Human Resources Analyst.

San Diego WaterWorks

Tuesday, Oct 4th
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Website: sandiegowaterworks.org

Description:
San Diego Water Works is a regional consortium of 24 water and wastewater member agencies working together with local educational institutions to ensure that the San Diego region will have the workforce to fill mission critical positions in the water industry.

Types of positions available:
Hiring for various mission-critical job categories in water/wastewater agencies. All job postings
are available on sandiegowaterworks.org

Available positions:
Full-time

Webinar speakers:
Gretchen Spaniol, Special Projects Manager, SDCWA; other panelists t.b.d.

US EPA Region 9

Thursday, Oct 6th
2:00-3:30 p.m.

San Francisco
epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-9-pacific-southwest

Description:
EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s Pacific Southwest (Region 9) implements and enforces federal environmental laws in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and 148 Tribal Nations.

Types of positions available:
Administrative, Legal, Science, Engineering, and more

Available positions:
Full-time; internships

Webinar speakers:
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