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The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, founded 105 years ago, provides exceptional opportunities for ambitious individuals with leadership potential. If you are interested in a new and exciting career with S&WB, an Equal Opportunity Employer, you can make your mark through one of the available opportunities found below.

All positions listed on this page are Civil Service positions with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. For a complete list of all available Civil Service positions please visit Find a Job at NOLA.gov.
The Civil Service Department is responsible for the overall administration of the personnel function in city government.
Position Emp Type Salary Expiration Date
ACCOUNTANT I (C0421) Full Time $40,896/year
This is entry level professional accounting work in maintaining one or more of the complex funds or accounts groups and preparing journal entries and account reconciliations. Work includes analyzing trial balances, expenditures, revenues, budgets and other financial data for accuracy, completeness and conformance with guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles; and related work as required.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SUPERVISOR II Full-time $34,368/yr
Specialized office management work, encompassing supervisory, secretarial and administrative functions; and related work as required. More...
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SUPERVISOR III Full-time $36,119/yr
Specialized office management work, encompassing supervisory, secretarial and administrative functions; and related work as required. More...
Administrative Support Supervisor IV Full-time $37,959/yr
Advanced level administrative and supervisory office programs and project management work providing office support and guidance to staff on office procedures; assesses and improves office procedures and designs new programs and processes; recommends, develops, drafts, implements, revises and distributes policy and procedural documents; ensures bureau staff are in compliance with City and bureau office policies. Work also includes developing, implementing and monitoring work plans to achieve goals and objectives; supervises and participates in developing, implementing and evaluating work plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards; and related work as required. More...
BOILER PLANT OPERATOR (C3060) Full Time $27,481/year
Manual operation of high pressure steam boilers and auxiliary steam generating equipment; and related work as required. More...
Deputy Program Administrator Full-time $90,000- $$115,000/yr 9/2/2016
The SWBNO is currently recruiting for an experienced Civil Engineer to serve as Deputy Administrator on the SWBNO Joint Infrastructure Recovery Roads Program Management team in support of the City of New Orleans' DPW JIRR Program Management. In this position, you will have the opportunity to support the development and construction of a wide range of projects in infrastructure, wastewater and water engineering, and storm water management and engineering. Salary negotiable depending on training and experience. More...
Environmental Enforcement Tech I Full Time $34,368.
Responsible sub-professional engineering work of moderate technical difficulty in the investigation, inspection and control of all water quality factors; and related work as required More...
Environmental Enforcement Tech II Full-time $37,959
Responsible supervisory and sub-professional engineering work of moderate technical difficulty in the investigation, inspection and control of all water quality factors; and related work as required More...
FACILITIES ENGINEERING SPECIALIST (CLASS CODE 4035) Full-time $44,061 - $56,488/year
Supervisory inspectional and cost estimation work relating to construction and maintenance repairs of City properties and equipment. Work includes serving as a facilities management advisor to departmental administrators, reporting on the progress of construction projects and maintenance work; representing the City at various forums pertaining to in house and contractual maintenance projects; providing detailed cost estimates; and related work a More...
FIELD SERVICES SUPERVISOR (METER READING) (C3150) Full Time $30,353/year
Responsible work in the supervision of personnel engaged in repair and service work, responding to customer complaints and request for service as well as routine maintenance of City equipment; and related work as required More...
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - SEWERAGE AND WATER BOARD (C5201) Full-time $21,436/year
Routine laboratory work performing standardized laboratory tests; collecting water samples; and related work as required.

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MATERIAL AND STORES SUPERVISOR Full-time $31,117/year
Responsible supervisory and administrative work as the head of a staff engaged in maintaining a centralized inventory control system including the procurement of supplies and materials; and related work as required.
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NETWORKS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN II (CLASS CODE 3302) Full-time $28,173/year
This is an intermediate level maintenance position at the Sewerage and Water Board's Networks' Department. In a team based environment, an individual performs a variety of utility maintenance and repair tasks for the city's water distribution and wastewater collection systems; and related work as required. Persons in this classification will be performing heavy construction work including, but not limited to: breaking pavement, digging, lifting More...
NETWORKS MASTER MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I Full-time $36,119/yr
This is an advanced-skill level maintenance and supervisory position at the Sewerage and Water Board's Networks' Department. In a team based environment, an individual oversees the work assignments of Zone maintenance repair crews as well as personally performing a variety of specialized utility maintenance and repair tasks for the city's water distribution and wastewater collection systems; and related work as required. Persons in this classifi More...
Networks Master Maintenance Technician II Full-time $39,893/year
This is a leadership position in the Networks multi-skilled workforce. This individual works as a team leader and work coordinator in a multi-skilled, team-based work environment and will assume increasing level of responsible roles within Zone Maintenance Organization. In order to provide on-the-job training for promotional opportunities to higher level positions this individual may receive temporary assignments as a Planner/Scheduler, Quality Assurance Inspector, or Zone Manager I during their leave periods or other related absences More...
Networks Sr. Maintenance Tech I Full-time $29,608/year
This is a mid-level position in the Networks multi-skilled workforce. This individual works collaboratively in a multi-skilled, team-based work environment. Senior Maintenance Technician I work activities includes any combination of the following tasks appropriate for water distribution, wastewater collections and mirror meter repairs. Demonstrates knowledge of Consent Decree mandates including preventive maintenance and related reactive maintenance requirements More...
Networks Sr. Maintenance Tech II Full-time $32,702/year
This is a mid-level position in the Networks multi-skilled workforce. This individual demonstrates basic lead technician skill performing on-the-job-training-qualifier responsibilities in a multi-skilled work environment. This individual will be required to work in a team-based environment assuming lead technician role-appropriate activities and assignments. More...
Plumbing Inspector II Full-time $35,232/year
Responsible technical and minor supervisory work in securing compliance with city plumbing and sanitary regulations; and related work as required. More...
POWER DISPATCHER I (C3055) Full Time $31,117/year
Skilled mechanical and electrical work in operating a high tension power generating and transmission system; and related work as required. More...
Principal Office Support Specialist Full-time $29,608/yr
Under general supervision, independently performs difficult and specialized administrative support and/or administrative program duties, requiring a thorough knowledge of technical terminology, procedures and practices for the incumbents' functional areas and the ability to exercise initiative and judgment in researching, compiling and reviewing information, establishing work priorities and selecting work methods; and related duties as required More...
Program Administratior Full-time $95,000-$115,000 9/2/2016
The SWBNO is currently recruiting for an experienced Civil Engineer to serve as Deputy Administrator on the SWBNO Joint Infrastructure Recovery Roads Program Management team in support of the City of New Orleans' DPW JIRR Program Management. In this position, you will have the opportunity to support the development and construction of a wide range of projects in infrastructure, wastewater and water engineering, and storm water management and engineering. Salary negotiable depending on training and experience More...
Program Administratior Full-time $95,000- $115,000 9/2/2016
The SWBNO is currently recruiting for an experienced Civil Engineer to lead the SWBNO Joint Infrastructure Recovery Roads Program Management team in support of the City of New Orleans' DPW JIRR Program Management. In this position, you will have the opportunity to lead the development of a wide range of projects in infrastructure, wastewater and water engineering, and storm water management and engineering. Salary negotiable depending on training and experience. More...
PUMPING PLANT OPERATOR (C3040) Full Time $26,807/year
Skilled mechanical and electrical work in the operation of a large pumping station for water distribution, drainage and sewerage disposal; and related work as required. More...
PUMPING STATIONS SUPERVISOR, ASSISTANT (DRAINAGE PUMPING SYSTEM) (CLASS CODE 3047) Full Time $39,893/year
Highly skilled supervision of electrical and mechanical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City's drainage pumping stations; and related work as required.
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SENIOR PRINCIPAL ENGINEER Full-time $78,024
Performs expert-level professional engineering on public works projects. An employee in this class participates with higher level engineers in the planning of municipal improvements and may act as the second in command of a major engineering division. Work includes acting as chief inspector and/or monitor on large and complex projects and prepares contracts and reports. Work also includes coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, More...
STEAM PLANT ENGINEER I (C3070) Full time $31,117/year
Skilled mechanical work on an assigned shift in operating a high pressure steam pumping plant; and related work as required. More...
STEAM PLANT ENGINEER II (C3071) Full Time $36,119/year
Skilled mechanical and supervisory work, principally supervising subordinate engineers on an assigned shift or a large steam and power generating plant or main water high pressure steam pumping plant; and related work as required. More...
UTILITIES MAINTENANCE TRAINEE II Full-time $24,882
This is an intermediate training level maintenance position at Sewerage & Water Board's Facilities Maintenance Division. An individual performs a variety of unskilled construction, maintenance and repair tasks. Work also includes assisting journey level Utilities Trade Technicians and Specialists in performing the manual tasks related to their work and learning to use a variety of hand and power tools; and related work as required. More...
UTILITY PLANT WORKER Full-time $24,882/yr
Semiskilled work under the supervision of journeyman operators in a large utility system, including operation of equipment associated with the pumping and treatment of water and wastewater, the generation and distribution of power; and related work as required. More...
UTILITY SERVICES MANAGER (SAFETY) (C3094) Full Time $60,859/year
Professional, supervisory, administrative and technical work in the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety program which assures that the Sewerage and Water Board provides a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Work areas include safety, accident prevention, loss control, risk management, Worker's Compensation program administration, accident investigation, safety training, equipment training, development of safety and More...
Utility Sr. Services Manager (Facilities Maintenance) Full-time $70,643/year
Professional, supervisory, administrative and technical work overseeing the Electrical, Mechanical or Plant Maintenance Division of the Facilities Maintenance Department of the Sewerage and Water Board. Work includes supervising and evaluating the work of assigned supervisors and staff; developing, implementing and monitoring work plans to achieve the division's mission, goals, and performance measures. Work also includes budget preparation, developing, recommending and implementing policies, systems and procedures applicable to Unit responsibilities; and related work as required. This vacancy is in the Facilities Maintenance Department More...
Utility Sr. Services Manager (Risk Management) (C3095) Full-time $70,643/yr
Supervisory, professional and administrative work coordinating the Sewerage and Water Board's Risk Management and Loss Control Programs, including general liability, safety training, loss prevention, and insurance. Work includes the processing of liability and property claims brought against the Sewerage and Water Board and the review of insurance contracts; and related duties as required. More...
WATER PURIFICATION OPERATOR I (C3020) Full Time $27,481/year
Mechanical work in the operation of a water purification plant on an assigned shift; and related work as required. More...
WATER PURIFICATION OPERATOR II (CLASS CODE 3021) Full Time $31,117/year
Supervisory and mechanical work in the operation of filtration or chemical treatment equipment of a water purification plant; and related work as required. More...
WATER PURIFICATION OPERATOR III (C3022) Full Time $36,119/year
Responsible supervisory work in the chemical treatment and/or filtration of large quantities of water intended for human and industrial consumption; and related work as required. The Sewerage and Water Board is a twenty-four hour a day, 7 days a week operation. Employees in this classification are required to perform shift work and emergency response work. More...
WATER SERVICE INSPECTOR II Full Time $27,481/year
Semiskilled and specialized field work in reading and maintaining industrial water meters and making investigations; and related work as required. More...
WATER SERVICE INSPECTOR III (C3142) Full Time $28,882/year
Semi-skilled and specialized field work in reading, inspecting, maintaining, opening and closing of residential, multi-residential, commercial and industrial meters, responding to customer complaints, and requests for service, routine maintenance of City equipment; and related work as required. More...