Scottsdale Water is one of the top-rated water utilities in Arizona – leading the industry through innovation with cutting-edge technology. We revolutionize what clean, safe, reliable water means for the community through projects like Direct Potable Reuse and create career opportunities for those who want to be part of water’s future!

We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines – engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.

Award-winning excellence

Scottsdale Water’s commitment to excellence has earned numerous awards for our innovation and technological advancements, including being the first facility to be permitted for Direct Potable Reuse.

Innovating with technology

We strive to innovate with technology to provide a better customer experience. Our advanced infrastructure allows us to serve our customers better while ensuring reliable supply of clean, safe water.

Career opportunities

At Scottsdale Water, we believe in creating a workplace that fosters growth and development. We offer competitive pay and benefits, along with a variety of career opportunities that allow you to reach your fullest potential. All employees are afforded company-paid training programs to advance their knowledge and career opportunities. Join our team today!

Water Treatment Plant Operator


Water Services Workers
Water Maintenance Technicians
W/WW Utility Electricians

Operator Certification Incentive Pay

Scottsdale Water recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the value of having a workforce that possesses operator certifications above those required by job descriptions. To incentive advanced certification, we offer an Operator Certification Incentive Pay that awards annual bonuses up to $3,000 to employees who achieve and maintain certifications above, or in addition to, an employee’s job requirements.

Apprentice Program

Scottsdale Water is committed to fostering a well-trained, dedicated work force that understands the water industry and is dedicated to continual process and service improvement. Our competitive two-year apprentice program provides a combination of hands-on and classroom training to prepare water professionals for a meaningful and challenging career.

  • Competitive salary with merit increases every six months
  • 40 hours of HAZWOPER training
  • CPR/AED Training
  • 18 hours of college credits – paid by Scottsdale Water – in both water and wastewater disciplines through California State University, Sacramento
  • Obtain ADEQ Grade I Water or Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification in first 12 months
  • Obtain Grade II Certification within 24 months

Why Scottsdale Water

As a city of Scottsdale employee, you get all the benefits of a city career:

  • Annual merit and cost of living increases
  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance; option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan
  • Long-Term Disability benefit
  • World-class systems, operations, and facilities
View all of Scottsdale Water’s open positions at
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