Employment Opportunities

The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District (District) is committed to offering its employees a competitive salary with an outstanding benefits package.

The District is a service-oriented entity committed to providing safe drinking water and preserving the health of our natural resources.  The successful candidate is aligned with the District’s Mission, Vision, Values. Ideal candidates possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; interact with and work well with others in various fast-changing environments/situations; have strong networking and listening skills and effective problem-solving skills; are able to motivate others through persuasion and leadership; are able to prioritize, manage time and orchestrate multiple tasks simultaneously; and are collaborative and capable of leading and managing change.

If you enjoy the outdoors and want to make a daily impact on preserving this pristine environment, then consider making the District, located in Vail, Colorado, your employer of choice.

Our current employment opportunities are listed below. We look forward to receiving your application and resume. If you have any questions regarding our employment opportunities please contact us by email at erwsdjobs@erwsd.org or by phone at 970-476-7480.

Human Resources Department
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
846 Forest Road
Vail, CO  81657


Full-time Employment Opportunities:

Water Department Manager

The Water Manager will manage daily operations of the Water Department including personnel, budget, regulatory compliance and waterworks system. This position is also responsible for planning and coordinating the activities of workers in operation and maintenance of waterworks system, including raw water storage reservoirs, raw water supply systems, water treatment facilities, groundwater wells and treatment facilities and other related equipment to ensure adequate quality water supply for human consumption, industrial or agricultural use. The Water Manager will work closely with the Field Operations Department to ensure adequate water supply and achievement of regulatory goals. As a leader in the District, this individual will model and support ERWSD values of Service, Accountability, Customer Confidence, Community Partnership, Personnel Dedication, Environmental Stewardship, Leadership and Continuous Improvement, and Long Range Planning and Preparation.

Full job posting can be found here:  Water Department Manager

Wastewater Operator 

The Wastewater Operator participates in the daily operation and/or maintenance of secondary wastewater treatment facilities in a team environment to meet all applicable standards pertaining to plant effluent and bio-solids in a timely, efficient and economical manner. 


  • Wastewater Operator C or D License or ability to obtain within first 18 months of employment
  • Possess a Colorado Driver's license or ability to obtain upon employment and be insurable under ERWSD standard
  • Detail oriented and logical, and creative approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • CDL preferred
  • Basic computer proficiency including Windows, MSWord, Excel
  • High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience 

For additional information or to apply, please email erwsdjobs@erwsd.org.

Seasonal Employment Opportunities:,

There are no seasonal employment opportunities at this time. 

Internship Program:

There are no internship opportunities at this time.

Each year the District welcomes the opportunity to work with students that are looking to gain work experience aligned with their academic goals.

Our Internship Programs provide students with the opportunity to gain practical, challenging and meaningful on-the-job work experience, within the fields of Water, Wastewater, and Construction Management while exploring a potential career path. Each week of the program will reveal new challenges and learning opportunities.

How To Apply for a position with the District:
All applicants must possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado Driver’s License, be insurable under District standards, and pass a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.  Eagle River Water & Sanitation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

If you are interested in one of the open positions with Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, please e-mail, fax, or mail a completed application for employment, your cover letter and resume to erwsdjobs@erwsd.org.

You must also complete and submit an application by either mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Human Resources Department
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
846 Forest Road
Vail, CO  81657

Fax Number:  970-476-3451

E-mail:  erwsdjobs@erwsd.org