Careers in the Water Industry
Join the Castle Rock Water team
Helping to produce clean water is arguably one of the most meaningful careers you could choose. This job affects every resident and business, every day, attributing to the health and safety of your neighbors, friends and family. There is always a need for clean water and careers in the water industry are plentiful and can be found across the nation and globe.
Jobs within the water industry are varied, requiring an array of skills. For instance, a water treatment operator manages the highly-technical instrumentation and processes of a water treatment plant, and requires extensive and continuous on-the-job training. A water distribution operator who operates and maintains the water lines, tanks and hydrants benefits from the ability to be mechanically inclined. Degreed engineers with civil, mechanical and electrical backgrounds design the water treatment processes, as well as the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. There are opportunities for chemists, analysts, computer techs, environmental scientists and more.
Castle Rock Water invites you to be a part of this dynamic and rewarding industry. We have several entry level opportunities to gain education and experience, and also periodic openings for seasonal and experienced full-time positions.
The water operator apprenticeship provides students enrolled at Arapahoe Community College an opportunity to gain skills and obtain operator certification in the water and wastewater utility industry with the goal of preparing the student for a career in water utilities while earning school credit. The scope of this program includes hands-on experience in the four major disciplines of water utility operations: water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. This is a paid program, two-years in length, which requires application at Castle Rock Water and enrollment at ACC in an approved Associate of Science curriculum. For information, contact Shao Yeung at ACC or Tim Friday at Castle Rock Water.
Castle Rock Water and Arapaho Community College are currently seeking applicants for the apprenticeship program. For 2021, applications will be accepted through May 24. To apply:
- Review Water Operator Apprentice Program (PDF)
- Review Professional Water Operator video
- Fill out the job application Town of Castle Rock job opportunities
- Apply at Arapahoe Community College
High school internship
Through Douglas County Schools in Castle Rock, high school students wishing to complete an internship as part of their high school curriculum can choose to participate at Castle Rock Water. The single term program allows for a student to experience all facets of a water utility organization: Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Treatment, Stormwater, Utility Locates, Plant Maintenance, Engineering and Geographical Information Systems, Water Resources and Conservation, Customer Service and Finance. For information, contact the DCSD Program Specialist at Career & Technical Education.
Full-time and part-time employment
With the opportunity for advancement, full-time positions regularly come available throughout the year. Seasonal employment is usually available during irrigation season, May through October.