The City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD) strives to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Many of our employees have worked with the Department for more than 20 years. Our employees come from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. The Department promotes high performance and equal employment opportunities.
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The City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Career Pathway Programs
Our Department believes in fostering internal development and growth, meaning advancement opportunities for SBMWD staff members go beyond distribution and treatment operator positions. SBMWD employs a staff of more than two hundred employees, who possess many different skillsets in positions requiring varying levels of education and experience.
The SBMWD, in cooperation with San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC), has developed a wastewater operator training program to provide hands-on training to SBVC students to meet the minimum one year (2080 hours) experience required to qualify for the Grade 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate.
SBMWD is committed to investing in water education to support the next generation of water professionals, who will one day manage and protect our local water resources.
The demand for certified and trained professionals is increasing in the water field. Industry experts predict a significant portion of experienced water workers will retire over the next decade. Without an influx of new workers entering the field, this trend could create a shortfall of trained professionals who are qualified to maintain the water and wastewater systems which serve the public. This is why water technology programs are so valuable to our community.
Through San Bernardino Valley College Foundation, San Bernardino Water offers a bi-annual scholarship to promote higher education in the field of Water Supply Technology. This scholarship of $500 is offered to Valley College students residing in the City of San Bernardino who are pursuing education and careers in the water field.
SBMWD Internship Program provides students interested in water industry careers with relevant work experience within a public sector organization to enhance their academic backgrounds. This experience should develop the student's understanding of the internal dynamics of an organization and of the value of public employment.
- Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate level community college or college/university program
- Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start of assignment
- Pass a pre-employment screening process to include reference and background/criminal checks