Careers

Build a Career at National Rural Water Association

We have made a lot of progress since opening our doors in 1976, but one thing hasn’t changed — our commitment to Rural America. We believe that every dollar awarded to Rural Water and every Rural American helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At National Rural Water Association, whether you work in the field every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that is what matters to us. Make a difference at NRWA and discover your future today.

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Rural Water is Growing

The Rural Water industry is growing each and every day. Start building your career with us now. Check out the list of jobs on our Career Center or by visiting your State Association website for the list of careers available in our industry.

Open Positions

Water Training Specialist – Nevada

Training Specialists are professionals who are instrumental in strengthening the training and technical capacity of small rural water systems and their personnel, which ultimately results in the reduction of the number of public water systems out of compliance with health-based standards.

Source Water Protection Specialist – Nevada

The Source Water Protection Specialist is an important role at NRWA that has a tangible impact on rural and small communities by championing the protection of a community’s most important resource – its water. The Source Water Protection Specialist does this by providing hands-on guidance and technical assistance in the formation and implementation of source water protection plans.

Circuit Rider – Nevada

The job responsibilities include but are not limited to providing on-site technical assistance to small, rural water utilities in all areas of operation, maintenance, management, compliance, potential compliance, health, and environmental issues.

Water Quality Action Specialist – Nevada

Water Quality Action Specialists (WQASs) are professionals who are instrumental in strengthening the training and technical capacity of small rural wastewater systems and their personnel, which ultimately results in the reduction of the number of public wastewater systems out of compliance with health-based standards.

Wastewater Technician/Trainer – Nevada

The Wastewater Trainer/Technician Position is under the USDA Wastewater Training and Technical Assistance Program with NRWA. The purpose of the program is to protect the nation’s multi-billion-dollar investment in rural and small municipal water/wastewater systems by providing on-site technical assistance, which ensures cost-effective operations and adequate income for both operations and debt service within each state.

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Why You Should Consider a Career with NRWA

At NRWA, we consider our employees family, and hope they feel as welcome at the office as they do in their own home. Join our team to become part of our Rural Water Family!

Testimonials From Our Team:

Barbara Merrill

Energy Efficiency Program Manager

Employed since January 1984

“My 38 years at NRWA is due in part to everyone working together as a team – we are not just one person. We truly are a ‘Rural Water Family.’ The learning process continues daily as there is always something new to learn about federal programs and the association.  Working with people across the United States has also allowed me to develop many great working relationships and friendships.”

Vern Steel

Deputy CEO

Employed since August 2021

“Working in Rural Water both at the state level and the national level is an extremely rewarding career. We work with good, salt-of-the-earth people, with a common goal of helping their respective communities. In my position at NRWA, I am excited to be a part of the Rural Water Family and have the opportunity to make sure all of America has access to clean and safe drinking water.”

Kaylyn Branen Snow

Content and Communication Specialist

Employed since June 2022

“When I interviewed for this position, I was told that once people join the NRWA family, they are here for life. It is very evident that NRWA values their employees and have cultivated an environment to grow professionally. As my first job out of college, I didn’t expect to find such a welcoming workplace while also making a difference in the lives of others everyday, but this is something I found at NRWA.”

NRWA Organizational Chart, Career Opportunities
At NRWA, we offer a variety of career paths to follow and opportunities to advance in our organization.

The National Rural Water Association is an equal opportunity employer. Please review our Non-Discrimination Policy here.