APPLE VALLEY – The Mojave Water Agency (MWA), a regional water provider, is offering $91,979 for a water resources specialist position as well as several other positions. The job postings comes amid a California employment market where the median salary is $24 an hour or $49,733 annually.
A 2022 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) survey found that 88% of respondents living in the Inland Empire are the most likely to be concerned about the availability of well-paying jobs. The survey found that the region has the highest share in low-wage sectors – trade and transportation, leisure and hospitality, and other services.
Water Jobs Outlook
According to Zippia, water and resource recovery careers can pay well at all levels of experience – including entry-level. However, they do project a 7% decline for water technician job openings over the next 5 years.
Mojave Water Agency jobs
MWA is one of 29 state water contractors with access to supplemental water from the California Aqueduct. The agency serves nearly 5,000 square miles of the High Desert including Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, Barstow, Joshua Tree, and Lucerne Valley.
MWA currently has openings for 10 jobs.
The job posting says the water resources specialist will perform a variety of administrative, technical and customer service duties related to gathering, analyzing and summarizing data for water resources or watermaster.
MWA is also hiring a data analyst. The starting salary is $84,101. All job applications are due September 27, 2023.
Mojave Water Agency is located at 13846 Conference Center Drive in Apple Valley. For more information about the job openings call (760) 946-7000 or visit online https://www.mojavewater.org/about-mwa/human-resources/.