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Here you can find and apply for jobs with the City of Milwaukee, explore schools, colleges, and training programs for careers in water and wastewater; find links to Milwaukee public works contracting opportunities, and local and national training and job openings.

The City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations (DER) handles all hiring for city government jobs, including those in the Milwaukee Water Works.

The Milwaukee Water Works has these active recruitments:

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Developer-Senior works within the Technical Services Team to provide mapping and data services to all Milwaukee Water Works sections. The person in this position supports the Water Engineering staff by developing applications to reduce the time required to update drawings as contractors complete water main projects. In addition, the incumbent provides accurate and up to date maps and applications for mobile devices used by both Water Distribution repair teams and Meter Shop technicians.

The Civil Engineer is responsible for performing a variety of professional duties relative to design, planning, and/or construction review and/or inspection in one or more of the following areas: sewer and environmental engineering, water engineering, street, highway and transportation engineering, traffic engineering, and structural engineering.

Find applications and further information at For assistance completing an application, please call the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or send email to

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As part of Milwaukee Water Work’s commitment to serve our community, we are publicizing future employment opportunities. This graph shows the 13 water utility job titles that are projected to have the most employment opportunities over the next five years, and the number of forecasted openings for each job title over that time period.

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