Careers in Water & Wastewater

The handling of water and wastewater is an increasingly important profession in today's environment-conscious society. Water and Wastewater Operators serve their community by providing a safe drinking water supply and reliable sanitation services. It is a stable career, with positions available in communities of all sizes.

Each job posting is posted for 30 days unless otherwise specified. Posts can be renewed for $50.00 if done prior to the closing date by contacting the SWWA office.

If you wish to cancel a posting that was sent in that has not yet been posted - Please put CANCEL POSTING in the subject, 

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All job postings sent in to the SWWA office must include the following:

  • Email to send applications
  • Word document of job posting description including the following:
    • Application due date
    • Closing date
    • Contact name
    • Application form completed and ready for processing

Please note: The SWWA office does not send a proof of the job post prior to posting. All information sent in to the SWWA office with the job post should be checked for accuracy prior to submission.

Payment is due prior to the job being posted and we only accept Visa or MasterCard payments.

The SWWA office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm. Postings received outside of office hours will be posted during the next business day.

Depending on how busy the SWWA office is the posting may take up to 48 hours to post!

Job Posts

$75.00     $3.75GST            Total $78.75
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups in Saskatchewan who have current memberships, those without a SWWA member as part of their organization will be charged the $200.00 plus GST rate)

Job Posts Outside Saskatchewan Fee:

$200.00   $10.00 GST          Total $210.00
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups outside of Saskatchewan and is the cost for all postings that are outside of Saskatchewan.)

Operator Certification

Operator certification in Saskatchewan is handled by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board, for more information regarding operator certification contact the OCB office directly by email:, by phone (306)789-3430 or by visiting the OCB website

Experienced Utility Operators - City of Camrose

Due to impending retirements, the City of Camrose is seeking experienced energetic and reliable operators for full-time permanent positions in the utilities section of the Public Works department. Reporting to the Manager of Utilities, these positions will be involved in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the City’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems and facilities. Water distribution and wastewater collection will be the primary areas of discipline with the ability to learn water and wastewater treatment systems. These are unionized positions under CUPE Local 1425 and inclusive of a trial period as per the Article 12.05 of the Collective Agreement.


  • Assist in the repair and maintenance of water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, fire hydrants, station checks, station maintenance, sanitary sewer cleaning, sewer manhole inspections, sanitary sewer root control program, excavation and repair of broken sanitary sewer mains, water mains and services, operate the water truck, valve operations, UDF program, cc valve operations, distribution laboratory and field testing, sanitary sewer laboratory and field testing, lagoon weed and vegetation control, meter reading and meter service work (installations, account read-outs and problem troubleshooting).
  • Operations and maintenance of the Utilities System as directed.
  • Lead tool box meetings and provide formal hazard assessments.
  • Supervise and direct daily work of other employees.
  • Assistance with other City operation functions as necessary and assigned.



  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
  • Water & Wastewater Technical Program and or Post-Secondary Education.
  • A minimum of two of the following Alberta Environment Level III Certifications: Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Wastewater Collection, Wastewater Treatment. May consider Level II Certification with the ability to complete Level III Certification within the first year of employment.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in utilities and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Awareness of the City of Camrose Alberta Environment Approvals.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces, trenches, elevated platforms, ladders, and extreme weather conditions.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate meter reading computer software.
  • Must be able to meet the City’s on-call protocols and participate in the on-call rotation detailed in the Collective Agreement and as assigned for the Utilities team.
  • Reliable with a strong work ethic, with sound decision-making and communication skills.
  • Ability to exert moderate physical activity.
  • Valid Class 3 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with air brake endorsement.


HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Shift work, on-call and overtime will also be necessary to address operational requirements.   


HOURLY WAGE: The starting base hourly wage for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Base hourly wage will be determined in accordance with CUPE 1425 Collective Agreement, plus any additional premium pay as outlined in the collective agreement.

APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to the address or email address below by January 28, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Interviews will be conducted throughout the process. We appreciate and consider all applications; however only candidates selected for


City of Camrose – Public Works

Mailing Address: 5204 – 50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

P: 780.672.5513|  E:

Coordinator, Water & Sewer Engineering

The City of Regina is looking for a Coordinator, Water and Sewer Programming with experience in municipal water distribution infrastructure to join the Water and Sewer Engineering Branch.


This position provides technical support to the management of municipal water distribution infrastructure rehabilitation and capital upgrades and performs supervision of construction projects and services.

Applications are being accepted until January 27, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go to the City of Regina Website

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

Posting # 2021-12

Under the direction of the Water Pollution Control Facility Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment processes and equipment and acts as Operator in Charge as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, in addition to a Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections.  Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time. The successful candidate must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license.  This position requires operators to work at heights and in confined spaces.

Criteria needed to obtain a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment:

* Grade 12

* 4 years post-secondary education in a science related field

* 4 years operating experience with 2 year of DRC time (Direct responsible charge)

* Passed all certification exams (Class 1 to Class 4)

Applicants with a minimum 2 years post-secondary education or 90 CEU in a related field may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Required Certifications to be obtained within specific time frame as per the guidelines outlined in the collective agreement.

For more information on the requirements needed to achieve a Province of MB Class 4 Certification please visit

HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 hour for lunch, Monday to Friday.  Required to work one weekend per month and be on standby one week a month. (Shifts may be changed due to operational requirements). Employees on standby duties are required to carry a pager must be able to report to work within thirty minutes period.

SALARY: The rate of pay for this position ranges from $26.13 to $35.60 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications. 

Please forward applications attention to the Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8, FAX (204) 239-1532.

Email Address:           Website:


The selection committee intends to review applications as early as Monday February 14, 2022; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.


Employees will be required to adhere our Vaccination Policy. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.