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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Work at Water

  • Construction crews work all over Portland

    Staff repairs an underground vault.

  • Working at Water is wet!

    No doubt, our field crews are used to being soggy much of the year.

  • Maintenance & Construction

    Crews respond to calls all around Portland.

  • Engineering

    Asset management means using resources and equipment the best way possible.

  • Welcome to Water!

    Staff visit career fairs to recruit new talent.

If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you. The Portland Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Portland Water Bureau currently employs approximately 650 people. Employees work in a variety of work groups, both in the field and the office. All new employees attend a New Employee Orientation session within six months of employment. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Work at Portland Water Bureau
Currently, there are no job openings available at the Water Bureau.

Learn More About the Portland Water Bureau
To research our organization, review the bureau's strategic plan and other documents in the website "library." For more information on jobs at the Portland Water Bureau, e-mail Susan Bailey.

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