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The San Diego region’s future depends on water, and the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies depend on the skill and dedication of its employees to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region’s economy and the quality of life of its residents.

With approximately 1,400 water and wastewater jobs expected to open up across San Diego County in the next five years due to retirements, the industry offers promising opportunities.

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We are highlighting essential water utility employees in the San Diego region who are working during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a safe, reliable and plentiful water supply.

Featured Jobs

See how others have found rewarding careers in the various fields offered by water agencies.

Engineer

Emma Ward-McNally, Engineer II

Engineer

Engineers play a critical role in providing clean, safe water to sustain life and support our economy. This includes planning, design and construction of new facilities as well as….
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Sr Corrosion Control Technician

Sr Corrosion Control Technician

Responsible for conducting the more difficult installation, testing, inspection, maintenance, and repair of all components of corrosion prevention systems such as cathodic protection and…
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Fleet Mechanic

Fleet Mechanic

Provides mission critical diagnostic, maintenance, repair and overhaul of a wide variety of heavy and light duty trucks, construction equipment and automobiles…
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Electrical/Instrumentation Tech

Electrical/Instrumentation Tech

Electronic equipment is used throughout water, wastewater, and power systems to monitor and control factors such as flow and water quality. Because of the dependence of modern water…
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System Operator

System Operator

Becoming a certified operator also offers individuals the opportunity to make a difference in society on a daily basis. Clean and safe water is essential to everyday life and…
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Mechanical/Utility

Mechanical/Utility

The water industry relies on talented individuals who have the training to create, maintain, and repair mechanical equipment. This precision work requires problem-solving skills, as well as…
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Asset Management Specialist

Asset Management Specialist

Asset management is a process water and wastewater utilities use to ensure planned maintenance can be conducted and capital assets (pumps, motors, pipes, etc.) can be repaired…
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SCADA Specialist

SCADA Specialist

Security and monitoring are significant issues in the water industry and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems is a distributed computer system used by…
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Member Agencies

Member Agencies
Carlsbad Municipal Water District LogoCarlsbad Municipal Water District
5950 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 438-2722
City of Del Mar LogoCity of Del Mar
1050 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-9313
City of Escondido LogoCity of Escondido
Utilities Division
201 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 839-4880
Fallbrook Public Utility District LogoFallbrook Public Utility District
P.O. Box 2290
Fallbrook, CA 92088-2290
(760) 728-1125
Helix Water District LogoHelix Water District
7811 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 466-0585
Lakeside Water District LogoLakeside Water District
10375 Vine Street
Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 443-3805
Sweetwater Authority LogoNational City
(Member of Sweetwater Authority)
(619) 420-1413
Cith of Oceanside LogoCity of Oceanside
300 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 435-5800
Olivenhain Municipal Water District LogoOlivenhain Municipal Water District
1966 Olivenhain Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-6466
Otay Water District LogoOtay Water District
2554 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 670-2222
Padre Dam Municipal Water District LogoPadre Dam Municipal Water District
P.O. Box 719003
Santee, CA 92072
(619) 448-3111
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton LogoCamp Pendleton Marine Corps Base
Water Resources, AC/S Facilities
Marine Base
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
(760) 725-1061
City of Poway LogoCity of Poway
Public Services Department
P.O. Box 789
Poway CA 92074-0789
(858) 748-6600
Rainbow Municipal Water District LogoRainbow Municipal Water District
3707 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook, CA 92028-2500
(760) 728-1178
Ramona Municipal Water District LogoRamona Municipal Water District
105 Earlham Street
Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-1330
Rincon del Diablo Water District LogoRincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
1920 N. Iris Lane
Escondido, CA 92027
(760) 745-5522
City of San Diego LogoCity of San Diego
Water Department
600 B Street, Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 515-3500
San Dieguito Water District LogoSan Dieguito Water District
160 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 633-2650
Santa Fe Irrigation District LogoSanta Fe Irrigation District
P.O. Box 409
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-2424
Sweetwater Authority LogoSouth Bay Irrigation District
(Member of Sweetwater Authority)
(619) 420-1413
Sweetwater Authority LogoSweetwater Authority
(Also represents City of National City & South Bay Irrigation District)
PO Box 2328
Chula Vista, CA 91912
(619) 420-1413
Vallecitos Water District LogoVallecitos Water District
201 Vallecitos de Oro
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-0460
Valley Center Municipal Water District LogoValley Center Municipal Water District
P.O. Box 67
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-1600
Vista Irrigation District LogoVista Irrigation District
1391 Engineer St.
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 597-3100
Yuima Municipal Water District LogoYuima Municipal Water District
P.O. Box 177
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
(760) 742-3704