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Interested in working at the Philadelphia Water Department?

If you take pride in the city and want to help Philadelphia grow and thrive, consider becoming a member of our team. Philadelphia Water Department employees provide safe water for residents to drink, supply water for industry, and protect the environment and the region’s water sources.

Student Employment

PWD hires students for positions in engineering, science, data management, administration, and trades. Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited high school, trade school, college, or other accredited institution to be eligible for a job with PWD. These job opportunities are advertised throughout the year.

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Full time employment through Civil Service

Philadelphia Water Department hires for jobs in professional and skilled trade fields including engineering, science, accounting, administration, heavy equipment operation, electrical, treatment plant operation, and general labor.

Primary benefits package includes:

  • Excellent promotional opportunities
  • Paid vacation, sick, and annual leave days
  • Health benefits
  • Pension and life insurance

PWD offers professional development opportunities such as:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional certification assistance
  • Leadership opportunities to grow

What We Do: Protecting Public Health and the Environment