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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

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 upcoming exams and the application process can be found at by visiting the Career Opportunities page. 

To see all job titles, job descriptions and minimum qualifications, go to the Online Employment Center, then 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 Employee Selection Monday through Friday at 312-751-5100.

Want to talk to us in person? Visit our MWRD - Career Fairs page to find an upcoming community or school fair that we will be attending.

Career Spotlight Series

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