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WTD career opportunities

WTD career opportunities


We are your clean water agency!

In 1958, King County citizens established a regional wastewater conveyance and treatment system to clean the polluted waters of Lake Washington and Puget Sound. More than 60 years later, we have dramatically cleaned up the waters of our region. In partnership with other jurisdictions, businesses and individuals, King County continues to protect the public health and environment while recycling and reusing natural resources.

Learn more about our history.

We take the "waste" out of "wastewater," by recovering energy, producing a safe soil amendment, and reclaiming water for reuse!

To us, success means clean water. It means honoring our legacy while keeping a promise to another generation that our beautiful environment will be there for them to enjoy.

It also means being accountable to our ratepayers and operating a well-managed agency.

Division employees plan, design, build, and operate treatment facilities to clean wastewater before discharging it into Puget Sound.

Our employees also enforce regulations to reduce harmful waste discharged to the system, and we educate the public and businesses on ways to protect water quality.

As an employer, King County attracts and supports employees committed to making a difference in our community. The work we do—health and human services, law enforcement, courts, parks, wastewater, transportation—makes a real difference to our neighbors.

King County Wastewater Treatment Division is committed to protecting public health and enhancing the environment by treating and reclaiming water, recycling solids, and generating energy. Fulfilling our mission requires a diversity of employees to build, operate and maintain our facilities.

Our award-winning agency offers careers in a wide range of fields. Come join one of the premiere wastewater treatment agencies in the nation.

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Career opportunities include:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative specialist
  • Chemist
  • Construction manager
  • Ecologist
  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Events coordinator
  • Financial analyst
  • GIS analyst
  • HR professional
  • Industrial maintenance mechanic
  • Industrial instrument technician
  • Industrial waste compliance investigator
  • Lab technician
  • Project manager
  • Process laboratory specialist
  • Public information officer
  • Technical writer, editor and illustrator
  • Trainer
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Wastewater treatment operator
  • Wastewater treatment utility worker
  • Water quality project planner/manager
  • Web developer

We offer competitive salaries and benefits that currently include:

  • medical, dental, vision care
  • life insurance
  • public employees retirement system
  • generous vacation, sick leave, & holidays
  • deferred compensation options
  • annual bus pass

Learn more about King County benefits

Meet our staff

Cross-posted from KC Employee News
Meet Sonia-Lynn Abenojar, a Capital Project Manager with Wastewater Treatment Division, and the latest employee to feature in our “Diverse Careers” video series.

Learn about the many careers that are needed to keep our water clean .

More videos: clean water jobs

Watch these short videos and learn about the role of laboratory specialists, operations staff, and maintenance staff in protecting human health and the environment every day.



WTD's Operations Challenge Team

The Poofighters -- King County's WTD Operation's Challenge TeamThe Poofighters are WTD’s team at the International Operations Challenge Competition sponsored by the Water Environment Federation. Learn more.