PVWC invites you to pursue a career in the water industry .

We offer competitive salaries, promote from within, and provide excellent pension plans. In addition, we provide great healthcare benefits that provide coverage to employees and dependents and generous higher education stipends.

Enjoy a work environment that supports your career goals and gain superior experience and knowledge in the water industry.

Come join our team! Please visit our Job Announcements to find current employment opportunities.


Passaic Valley Water Commission is a municipal entity, which employs over 200 people. It has more than 80 job classifications ranging from maintenance work at the reservoirs to water treatment and laboratory facilities and pipeline installation and associated pressure regulation. The operational aspects are supported by variety of technical and professional staff, including business, engineering and legal professions.


Passaic Valley Water Commission compensation is geared to attract and retain highly qualified individuals. Pay and benefits are kept competitive.

Equal Opportunity

Passaic Valley Water Commission shall not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

Passaic Valley Water Commission is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual’s sex, race ethnicity, age, religion and/or other legally-protected characteristic will not be tolerated.


Recruitment, selection, and promotion at Passaic Valley Water are based on the New Jersey State Civil Service Commission. New Jersey Civil service is a system of public employment involving many State and local agencies. This system is designed to select and promote employees based on merit, safeguard the employment rights of permanent employees and ensure equal employment opportunity. Individuals with physical or mental disabilities are employed on the same terms and conditions as other applicants so long as they can perform the essential functions of the job being filled as provided through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of the post-offer process, successful applicants will be required to complete a physical examination which includes a drug screen and a thorough background check, verification of education and work references.

The appointment of all persons to Passaic Valley Water Commission shall be made and approved by official action of the Commissioners only. The Executive Director shall carry out all of the decisions of the Commissioners.

Employment Application

All applicants for employment shall complete the Passaic Valley Water Commission employment application form as approved by the Commissioners-resumes are accepted in lieu of applications. Completed application forms and resumes should be forwarded to the Personnel Director.

For more information, please contact the:
Personnel Department

Passaic Valley Water Commission
1525 Main Avenue
Clifton, New Jersey 07011

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New Jersey State Civil Service Commission

Passaic Valley Water Commission Employees are within the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Civil Service Commission which regulates employment with state, county and Local government through a merit system. Employees of Passaic Valley Water Commission are subject to rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Civil Service Commission.


Passaic Valley Water Commission makes every effort to provide employees with a safe place to work. PVWC monitors safety standards of Commission procedures and facilities. The Commission makes available safety films and seminars to all employees and compiles with Federal, State, and Local Safety Regulations.

In conformity with the “Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act” the Commission maintains a complete file of “Safety Material Data Sheets” on potentially hazardous substances utilized on the premises. It is available to all employees from the personnel director.