El Paso Water, one of the most progressive and award winning public utilities in the country is looking for qualified, trained, service oriented and highly motivated employees to provide quality water services to our customers.

We welcome bright, skilled and dedicated job candidates who are service-oriented and want to be part of an award-winning, innovative water utility that is nationally recognized for water resource management in the desert.

We produce water 24-7 so that El Pasoans can shower, cook, clean, brush teeth and water plants. Our innovations help to ensure that El Paso will have a reliable, quality water supply for future generations. We also help protect public health through managing wastewater and stormwater services.

Current Openings

For a complete listing of openings with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water, click here.

NEW Utility Chief Financial Officer

El Paso Water is seeking a Utility Chief Financial Officer to be responsible for the strategic oversight and coordination of financial and support service operations including Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, Property and Treasury Management, Cashiering, Purchasing and Contracts Administration, and Asset Management. The CFO is responsible for providing oversight of three Utility Assistant CFOs and total approved FY2024-25 budgets of $889 million for the Water and Wastewater Utility and $99.4 million for the Municipal Drainage Utility. The current operating budget for the CFO’s portfolio is $6.4 million. Click here to apply.

How to apply?

If this is your first time applying for a City of El Paso or El Paso Water job online, you must create an account that includes a unique username and password. Each applicant must have an email address when setting up an account. After your account is established, you can log in with your username and password and create an application.

Job Descriptions

Learn what skills are required and what specific roles and responsibilities are part of positions in the City jobs database. We frequently have openings for these positions:

Employment Opportunities

Positions will open on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. For a complete listing of positions click here.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  Openings will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received

El Paso Water also hires from city-wide recruitment.  You can complete a job interest card to be notified when a position you are interested in opens for recruitment.  Interest cards expire after 12 months.  You can complete a job interest card here.



Through the City of El Paso, utility employees enjoy a competitive benefit package that includes the following.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Retirement/Pension program

Career Development

El Paso Water places a priority on developing our people and encouraging higher education that can lead to promotions and advancement. Learning and growth opportunities include:

  • Mentoring
  • Certifications
  • Cross-training
  • Tuition Assistance
  • City of El Paso training opportunities


We welcome college students who are interested in semester, year-long, or summer internships. For questions regarding opportunities for students, please email Human Resources.


We value the experience that military veterans provide to us, and we need your talents and skills in our workforce. We encourage veterans to apply for jobs and we look forward to working and growing together.

Special Credit for Veterans

A veteran, who has obtained a passing score, shall have his rating on an original entrance examination advanced five points.  A veteran is defined as any person who has served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, or any division thereof, including the Coast Guard, for a period of 180 days and presents a DD 214 indicating an honorable discharge from said service.  To qualify for an additional five-point increment based on disability, such disability must be at least 30 percent, certified by the most recent letter from the Veteran's Administration.  For additional information, please visit the City of El Paso’s website. CSC Rules and Regulations.  Rule 5, Section 6. Special Credit. Ratings for Veterans.


Careers FAQ


  1. How do I apply for an open position?

    If this is your first time applying for a City job online, you must create an account that includes a unique username and password.  Each applicant must have his/her own email address when setting up an account. After your account is established, you can create an application by logging with your username and password. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Only one applicant per account is allowed.


  2. What if I don’t have a computer with internet access to apply?

    If you do not have a computer with internet service you will be able to access the system from any City Library or the Human Resources Department at City Hall.


  3. Are there any resources that could help with completing the online application? 

    The Human Resources team is committed to ensuring that this process is easy and user-friendly. To help applicants, the following resources are available:  Online Application Guide.   In-person help from Human Resources is also available during regular business hours: Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call 915-212-0045 or go to the City’s Human Resources Department located at City Hall if you need assistance.


  4. When do job postings close?

    Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Job postings may close at any time in order to meet City employment needs.


  5. Can I submit my resume with my application?

    Yes, applicants may submit a résumé to accompany the application as supplemental information only, but the résumé will not be reviewed to determine minimum qualifications.


  6. Can I check on the status of my application?

    Once you have established your account, you may access your account by clicking “Sign In” located on the City of El Paso Employment page, or from here you may: Create a new application(s), Update your application(s), Check the status of your application(s), or View ALL jobs that you have applied for.


  7. What happens after I submit my application?

    The Human Resources department will review and screen your application for basic qualifications.  The hiring department will then review and score applications.  Based on that process, the top 3-6 candidates will generally be contacted for an interview.


  8. Do my diplomas & transcripts need to be from an accredited college or university?

    Yes, jobs requiring a Post-secondary Education or Accredited program must be granted or earned by an Accredited Agency and/or State approved agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. A complete list of recognized institutions can be found on the U.S. Department of Education Website.


  9. Do you accept foreign degrees?

    Yes, applicants with foreign degrees must have all documents translated and evaluated by a college, university, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit to the Human Resources Department all certificates, courses, diplomas or transcripts that the applicant wishes to have considered.


  10. After I have submitted my application, can I be considered for more than one position?

    Candidates can simply update their previous application on file and submit for other job opportunities.


  11. Where can I find information on classifications and compensation?

    Duties and minimum qualifications for each position vary. Click on this link for a complete listing of job descriptions and salaries. City positions are paid according to pay schedules. Click on any of these links to view pay scales: Executive Salary, General Services, and Professional Managerial. The starting salary is generally at the entry rate.


  12. How long will it take to hear from El Paso Water after I submit my application?

    After you have applied, we carefully review each and every application for essential background, and skills.  It may take a number of weeks or more before you are notified.   Initially, you will receive a notice of qualification or disqualification with instructions.  If qualified, civil service testing is required to be completed.  The eligible list will then been certified, and a new notice with your grade and rank on the eligible list will be emailed to you. (CHECK)


  13. How do I study for the examination?

    All tests are related to the position and examination topics come from knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position. We recommend that you review the knowledge, skills, and abilities posted on the job specification.


  14. I have been disqualified.  Now, what do I do?

    Applicants who are disqualified as a result of the examination may appeal to the Civil Service Commission or Human Resources Director. Appeals may be turned in Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Human Resources Department at City Hall. When necessary, candidates may be asked to give more details concerning current or past work experience.


  15. What is the Civil Service Commission?

    The Civil Service Commission is a quasi-judicial board volunteering their time to ensure applicants and employees are treated fairly. For more information, visit Civil Service Commission web page.


  16. What is the appeal process?

    Applicants who are disqualified may appeal to the Civil Service Commission but must do so within three working days from the date the disqualification is sent.  Untimely appeals will not be accepted. The Commission will meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.


  17. If I am interviewed for a position and not selected, will I be notified?

    Yes, you will be notified through email notification that you were not selected.


  18. Is the El Paso Water an Equal Opportunity Employer?

    Yes – The City of El Paso and El Paso Water do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.


  19. When would I be eligible for promotion?

    A person is eligible to take promotional examinations after actual service in a classified position for six months and when he/she fully meets the qualifications for the class as specified in the job description.

We’ve provided answers to some of your most frequently asked questions here.  For additional frequently asked questions, please visit the City of El Paso's website here.

Contact Us

For questions regarding recruitment to include opportunities for students, please email Human Resources.

El Paso Water is considered a component unit of the City of El Paso. While the Public Service Board operates and manages the utility on behalf of the City, utility employees are, in fact, City employees and share the same job application and hiring process as well as the same benefits.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the City of El Paso (and El Paso Water) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

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