The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s Operator-in-Training program as a 2023 National Environmental Achievement Award winner for “initiatives that have made a remarkable impact on environmental protection, the advancement of the water sector, and the betterment of their communities.”
There’s a nationwide shortage of wastewater operators. Our utility needed a way to bring in talented, new people and help them get certified as quickly as possible. So we started an Operator-in-Training (OIT) program to find and train our own operators.
We don’t require candidates to have a college degree. In fact, experience in wastewater isn’t required at all. We pay for all of the training and provide a clear career pathway to a good paying job with benefits and a pension plan.
Visit the Operator in Training website for more information.