Work for Water

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.

Thanks to all who attended our One Water, Our Water: Explore Milwaukee Water Jobs Fair on May 12. Watch for our next event planned for this fall.

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

chart showing types of jobs most likely to be vacant  within the next five years

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 projected to have the most employment opportunities over the next five years, and the number of forecasted openings for each job title in that time period. Openings occur as employees leave to take transfer or promotional positions, and leave for other reasons, including retirement. 

City of Milwaukee Jobs including the Milwaukee Water Works
Sign up for "Job Interest Cards" at the City of Milwaukee online Employment Center links. You will be notified when a job in that class, or category, of jobs opens for hiring. At the top tabs, select "New User Registration."

Training for a Career in Water

Follow this link to learn about degree programs in water and wastewater

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DPW Bid Notices

Access to all Department of Public Works contracts, RFPs and bidding information

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Employ Milwaukee

We connect job seekers to job opportunities, provide education and training options in high-growth, high-demand sectors, and provide a skilled and sustainable workforce to attract, retain and grow diverse businesses in our Milwaukee 7 region.

Water Career Center

Water Career Center

AWWA's water and wastewater industry job website

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Work for Water

Great Careers for a Great Cause - from the AWWA and WEF

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 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 406, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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