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DC Water Overview
Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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    At The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), we are constantly looking for a wide range of skills in a variety of professional and labor occupations. Positions are currently available in the categories below.

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DC Water – Why Work For Us?


DC Water's Vision:

Provide world-class water and wastewater services as a leading steward of the environment.

DC Water's Mission:

Serve all of our customers with outstanding service by providing reliable and cost-effective water and wastewater services in accordance with best practices.

DC Water's Values:

  • Respectful, responsive, and sensitive to the needs of our customers and employees
  • Ethical and professional conduct
  • Vigilant to ensure optimal health, safely, and environmental outcomes
  • Dedicated to teamwork and cooperation
  • Committed to equity, trust, and integrity in all that we do

DC Water employees volunteer in, and contribute to, activities and fundraisers to improve the quality of life in the community. The following are just a few examples of how our employees get involved every day:

In the Community

DC Water employees staff dozens of community events every year, from large summer festivals to small neighborhood block parties. In addition to providing free cold tap water to participants, employees are on hand to answer any questions from customers and educate them about water and wastewater treatment. DC Water also sponsors some events that support our core mission, including river and environmental cleanup efforts. For more information please visit the Community Outreachsection of our website.

Educational Activities

Stop by a high school in the District of Columbia and you may see DC Water employees speaking at career days or serving as judges at science competitions. In addition, DC Water employees encourage students to take tours of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as learn more about water treatment through the popular Sewer Science Program. Or for large events, you can look into our Water Conservation Program (both are described in more detail in the "Customer Care & Operations section of this site), which includes a rolling water-conservation display that allows DC Water plumbing experts to demonstrate ways to conserve water in your home, using the kitchen sink, shower, and toilet.


As a dynamic organization, DC Water is looking for talented, energetic and committed employees. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for training and career development. DC Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively promotes a diverse and drug-free workplace.

Employment applications are accepted for current openings only. Applications must be received in the Human Capital Management Department no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on the closing date listed in the vacancy announcement.

To apply for a DC Water position, external applicants must submit an application online.

Submitting an online job application is fast and easy. The online form helps reduce errors by indicating where you have failed to fill out required information and by prefilling important information contained in a vacancy announcement.

Physical Examination - an applicant offered a position with DC Water is required to pass a job related medical examination and drug screening prior to appointment.

DC Water takes Pride in being apart of our Community!

We held our annual Children's Water Festival. The 4th graders at LaSalle Backus Education Campus in Northeast learned a lot about their drinking water, where it comes from, how it's treated and tested, and about the different sources of water pollution. Plus, they played some fun games as well and didn't seem to mind the heat.


The Clean Rivers Project

Restoring Our Rivers

The Clean Rivers Project is DC Water's ongoing program to reduce combined sewer overflows into the District's waterways - the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek. The Project is a massive infrastructure and support program designed to capture and clean water during heavy rainfalls before it ever reaches our rivers

Protecting Our District

With the Clean Rivers Project, DC Water will protect the public from possible harmful substances in our wastewater. It is also cleaning up our waterways, by reducing the pollutants that enter our rivers and can be harmful to our wildlife.


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DC Water Interviews



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    I was contacting to come in for an interview after applying online. I drove three hours and had to pay for parking, when I arrived the interviewers were 20 mins late. When I walked into the interview no one even stood up to shake my hand so I went to each seated individual and shook theirs. During the interview the panelist didnt seem to care about my responses and even made jokes during it. I wanted to walk out of the interview as I could see this was just a joke to them. Also if they are just reading questions off the paper I wondered why this couldnt have been a phone screening before having me drive 3 hours. I found out later they had no idea what part of Virginia I even came from. This was a waste of my time, as job searching is a stressful process situations like this only make it more difficult.

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DC Water Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012

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