Careers and Events

The Water Quality Management department is very well networked with the local Denver metro area utilities. Many of them send their open positions straight to us and we make them available to students.  Red Rocks Community College has resources available both on and off campus to assist students with their academic experience and prepare them to enter the workforce.  The Career Services center helps students with resume writing, mock interviews, and career exploration. Contact the WQM department if you have questions about careers in the water industry:

Job Boards and Opportunities

Colorado Water Wise

American Water Works Association

Colorado State University Job Board

Water Quality Association Job Board

Colorado Watershed Assembly Job Board

Denver Water Career Board

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Career Board

North American Association for Environmental Education job board   ALSO check out some of their career descriptions

There are Energy and Water Conservation positions with the Colorado Youth Corp

City of Greeley is hiring a wastewater treatment plant operator

City of Longmont is hiring a Water Utility Technician

Upper Blue River Sanitation District (Breckenridge, CO) is hiring a water operator

Ken-Caryl Ranch Water District is hiring a field technician



We encourage all students to participate in an internship to learn about the industry and possible career opportunities. To learn more about how to participate in an internship, contact the Red Rocks Community College Career Success Center or contact the WQM department.

HirshGibney Internship for OUR students

Highline Canal Conservancy Programs and Events Intern

Summer Research Experience for Community College students at CU Boulder


Networking Events

Young Professionals Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association

Young Professionals Nature Conservancy

About: Women in STEM at RRCC is a non-binary and trans-inclusive club for all students, faculty, and staff with an interest in gender equity in STEM. We aim to work together to provide students with connections for community building, mentoring, skill-building, and networking in STEM fields in the Denver area and beyond. Please fill out the interest form, and we will follow up on future meetings.

The LSAMP STEM Scholars Program is an NSF-funded program that supports underrepresented students of color interested in STEM fields. LSAMP program events are open to all students, faculty, staff unless otherwise listed. LSAMP Calendar

Rotary 5450 has a WASH committee. This committee strives to build capacity and sustainability in water, sanitation and hygiene! Learn more about them!


More Resources:

Work for Water Resources

Getting the Job You Want
Résumés and Cover Letters
WQM Résumé Sample