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When you work in Water Resources, you work with a group of highly-trained professionals dedicated to delivering clean, safe and reliable water services to the community.

Job Opening SpotlightWater Treatment

Water Resources Operator II

Water Operators help manage the complex daily operations of Mesa's potable drinking water treatment plants to provide safe and reliable drinking water to the community. They maintain equipment and monitor processes as water moves through the treatment and distribution cycles. Interested? Read more.

Why work with City of Mesa Water Resources?

Some of the advantages to a career with Mesa Water Resources are:

  • Stability
  • Great pay
  • Benefits - retirement, medical, dental, vision and more
  • Professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mentoring
  • Internships
  • 4/10 work schedule (for most staff)

What are some of the careers in the water resources field?

From high school graduate to advanced degrees, careers in water are available to job seekers with a variety of skill levels and education.  Some areas where you can work in water are:

  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Trades
  • Public Policy
  • Communications
  • Information Technology

These are just a few. For more, view our Job Descriptions list and filter by Water Resources Department. Or for a general list of water professions and descriptions visit Work for Water.

Are Water Resources jobs sometimes hard to fill?

Yes! Not because the jobs aren't amazing, but because many people aren't familiar with the water industry and don't have the skills and training needed to fill our open positions.

How do I get started?

The best way to start is to find a job description that you are interested in or review our current openings and read the minimum qualifications. Ask yourself if your skills match, if not, what is needed to fill those skill gaps.

Do you have internships available?

Yes. In partnership with local community colleges, at various times throughout the year there are openings for the Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator Intern. This is a paid, non-benefited training position in the operation and maintenance area of either Water or Wastewater Treatment.

Need training or have questions?

Contact us at 480-644-2649 or erik.hansen@mesaaz.gov. We are happy to answer any questions and get you started in the right direction toward a successful career in water.

Useful links:

AWWA How to become a water operator

Gateway Community College Hydrologic Studies and Water Technology programs

Work for Water