MWRD Careers

Go to the online Employment Center to explore career opportunities and sign up to receive notifications for future examinations. 


The MWRD is an award-winning wastewater and stormwater management agency. We've been protecting Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and other local waterways from pollution for over 130 years. And for 20 years we have been leading efforts to reduce flooding throughout the Chicago region. We have contributed to technological advances that have changed how the world treats wastewater and how communities manage stormwater and flooding.


Our work makes a city like Chicago and the surrounding communities possible by preventing pollution and reducing flood events, and this responsibility requires a diverse team and over 200 different job classifications.


We promote an inclusive and professional work environment at our facilities located throughout Cook County. In addition to competitive salaries and a pension, we provide excellent health insurance options, paid holidays and vacation time, tuition reimbursement and promotional opportunities. 


All the information you need to know about job openings and the application process can be found here. To see all job titles, job descriptions and minimum qualifications, click on “Job Descriptions and Alerts” found on the menu at the top of the page.


We highly recommend that applicants sign up for job alerts. You can be alerted when the MWRD is accepting applications. To subscribe, click on each check box to the left of the job titles that interest you. Then click on “Add All Checked Classes to My Job Search Agent” found at the top of the list. Next, verify your selections, then click “Finish.” Here, enter your email address and/or your mobile number and click “Next.” Finally, confirm your selections by clicking “Subscribe.” 


It is important to sign up and take exams for any positions you are interested in. Opportunities to apply for many positions may occur every few years so don’t miss your chance to apply.


If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact us Monday through Friday
at 312-751-5100.

Career Spotlight Series

Please visit our YouTube channel to view some of our MWRD employees at work, and hear them discuss how you can Join Our Team!

Title Employee YouTube Link
Accounting Manager Elena
Assistant Master Mechanic Pamela
Associate Civil Engineer Mark
Computer Systems Administrator Patrick
Environmental Microbiologist Jim
IT Support Analyst II Imeh
Managing Mechanical Engineer Lisa
Patrol Boat Captain John
Police Officer Scott
Principal Engineer Lynn
Principal Structural Engineer Vijaykumar
Project Manager Rhonda
Senior Administrative Specialist Divya
Senior Civil Engineer Lolita

Explore MWRD's Online Employment Center (OEC) to Learn More About Working at MWRD

Explore career opportunities and sign up to receive notification for future examinations

MWRD's Internship Program offers paid internship positions.