Employees of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) are vital to our commitment to provide superior water service to the communities we serve. We’re looking for dedicated employees who want to impact our business and community. View our available positions to begin your journey to a rewarding career!
At DWR, employees hold important roles at all levels in a wide range of fields, including engineering, field and facility operations, and business services. Working at DWR provides ample opportunities for career growth, significant on-the-job training, and excellent benefits—all for one of the top water utilities in the country.
DWR also offers exceptional learning opportunities through our volunteer, internship, cooperative education (co-op) and apprenticeship programs. Opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines and are a great way for junior and senior level high school and college students interested in a career in the water industry to gain practical experience, make connections, and impact the community.
Please take a few minutes and read the descriptions below for insight into the various workgroups and the important work done by the DWR teams!
To inquire about available positions or to check the status of an application, please contact the Department of Human Resources.
Gwinnett County Human Resources
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources Division Descriptions
Engineering and Construction
Types of positions: Engineers, Construction Managers, GIS Associates
The Engineering and Construction Division is responsible for designing and delivering projects related to the improvement of both our pipe systems and facilities. Water Resources pipe systems totals approximately 11,000 miles of pipes and culverts, and includes potable water lines, sanitary sewer collection lines, and stormwater conveyance systems. Water Resources facilities include two water production facilities and three water reclamation facilities. In addition, they maintain and provide improvements to approximately 205 wastewater pump stations.
Types of positions: Engineers, Scientists, Water Quality Associates
The Technical Services division is responsible for Water Resources’ capital improvement programs planning, technical support for Facility Operations and Field Operations, asset management, and regulatory compliance. This includes engineers and scientists who improve treatment processes and plan infrastructure to accommodate growth, as well as an MS4 Compliance team who coordinates water quality monitoring of streams, rivers, and lakes in the county. The permitting and regulatory services team ensures the department meets the relevant local, state, and federal regulations to operate drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater systems to meet public health and environmental protection goals.
Types of positions: Trades Associate, Warehouse Tech, Maintenance Planner/Scheduler
The Field Operations division is responsible for Gwinnett County’s water, sewer and stormwater underground pipe maintenance and repair. Employees in this division are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and also assist the County’s Emergency Operations Center during emergency response situations. The Field Operations division consists of Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Elimination Program, Backflow Prevention and Dispatch. This division strives to foster cooperative relationships with the citizens of Gwinnett County, other County departments, intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups.
Types of positions: Trades Tech (electrical or mechanical), Water/Wastewater Tech, Program Analyst
The Facility Operations division is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the County's five water production and water reclamation facilities. These consist of three water reclamation facilities (Crooked Creek, Yellow River and F. Wayne Hill) and the County’s two water treatment plants (Lanier and Shoal Creek). Our skilled, state certified operations and maintenance staff work diligently to be able to provide clean drinking water to the citizens and visitors of Gwinnett County. Additionally, we are responsible for the successful operation and maintenance of over 200 wastewater pump stations throughout the County.
Types of positions: Customer Service, Business Services, Financial Analyst
The Business and Staff Services Division is comprised of five business sections - Customer Care, Finance, Safety and Security, Systems and Technology and Training. Our dedicated staff provides support services to the citizens of Gwinnett County and all DWR divisions related to customer support and interaction; financial management; employee safety awareness and employee development through innovative training solutions and best use of existing and new systems and technology.