Why Work at ERWSD?

Realize Your Full Potential

At ERWSD, you’ll be rewarded with excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a difference in the community. Our organizational culture is similar to a supportive and caring family - with a little bit of fun sprinkled in! ERWSD team members are passionate about our mission and vision. We are committed to fostering employee development, maintaining a culture of high-functioning and collaborative teams, and developing practices that decrease our negative environmental impact and increase our positive community impact. Sound good? Learn more about how you can make a difference at ERWSD.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide efficient, effective, and reliable water and wastewater utility services in a manner that respects the natural environment.

Our Vision

To manage our organization and water resources to meet evolving regulatory requirements, water supply needs and customer expectations in the future.

Outstanding Benefits

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Ongoing Professional Development

Housing Program

Paid Time Off

Company Retirement Plans

Recreation Benefit

Click HERE to see our most recent benefits guide. This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Wellness Program

ERWSD is dedicated to providing resources for all employees to enjoy a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Our Wellness Program consists of an annual monetary Recreation Benefit and a series of educational programming and activities. Our Wellness Committee is constantly working to create activities, programs and events that will contribute to overall employee health. Recent Wellness Program activities include:

  • Onsite Biometric Health and Skin Cancer Screens
  • Mindfulness and Mental Health Seminars
  • Volunteer Highway and River Cleanups
  • Adopt a Trail Afternoons
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opt Outside Activities
  • Financial Wellness Resources
  • Annual Recreation Benefit
  • Fitness and Retail Discounts
  • Nutrition Webinars
  • Winter Sports Conditioning Classes

Employee Housing

Eagle River Water and Sanitation District is committed to supporting all of our employees in the challenge of finding and affording local housing. Our Housing Program is designed to help recruit and retain the talented and committed employees we need to sustain the high quality and reliability of water and wastewater service to the community. Every employee has the opportunity to participate in the housing program by choosing any one of the four following options:

  • District-owned unit rental at discounted District employee rate- subject to availability
  • Purchase of a District-controlled deed-restricted unit- subject to availability
  • Down-payment assistance for purchase of a free market unit with an Employee Home Ownership Program loan
  • A housing stipend, currently set at $442/month.

What People Say About Working at ERWSD

“Whether you are an operator, engineer, or administration professional we all are working together to ensure that we are protecting our environment by meeting our regulations for wastewater and by creating high quality drinking water for our community. We are encouraged to think outside of the box which creates a refreshing and open environment when we work cross departmentally. The culture continues on after we shut the lights off for the night as a majority of our employees recreate and volunteer in the amazing environment that is Eagle County, Colorado which creates opportunity for friendship and fellowship that only strengthens our bonds as teammates.”

Dan Siebert, Risk Manager – joined 2008

“One of the things that I enjoy most at ERWSD is that the mountain is my backyard. The location, people, environment. The work life balance that is strongly supported and encouraged. I also enjoy doing the Farmers’ Market and being able to interact with customers who use the product I help create. It’s a great place to work!”

Bill Sullivan, Lead Water Operator – Joined in 2013

“People genuinely care about each other here and work-life balance is really important; we really want people in a healthy spot so everyone can thrive: the organization and each individual. Then we can all do our best work!”

Louise Reiter, Controller – Joined in 2004

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Interested in working for ERWSD but don’t see a current opportunity? We warmly welcome you to submit your profile to our Talent Community to be considered for future postings.

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