Careers Overview

Join our dedicated staff and make working for our water resources your life’s work too!

When you choose a career at the District, you’re joining a team that supports a vital mission to protect Florida’s water resources while working in a supportive culture and receiving extensive benefits. Our employees take pride in their work and receive the necessary resources to make them a success. Staff have access to numerous opportunities to grow and excel. And the caliber of insurance options, retirement plans and wellness programs are hard to beat. Remote or hybrid work schedules are also offered to eligible positions and employees. Discover why you should join the District and make it your life’s work.  

Mark Fulkerson surveying wetlands

Since I was young, I’ve always had a passion to protect and preserve our natural environment. As an adult, I see the importance of serving the public. My job at the District allows me to blend these two passions together.         
– Mark Fulkerson


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It takes a variety of roles to fulfill the District’s mission “To protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.” 

Here’s a sample of career opportunities the District could offer you:

  • Administrative
  • Attorney
  • Business
  • Chemist
  • Economist 
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Field Technician
  • Finance
  • Geology 
  • GIS Analyst/Surveyor
  • Heavy Equipment Operation 
  • Human Resources 
  • Hydrology 
  • Information Technology
  • Land Management
  • Maintenance 
  • Mechanic
  • Planning 
  • Public Affairs
  • Project Management 
  • Real Estate 
  • Trades Work 
  • Vegetation Management 
  • Well Driller 
Steve Mason in front of computer gear

We support the entire mission because all functions need IT resources to fulfill their jobs.         
- Steve Mason


The District is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans Preference Employer. All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).

The District participates in E-Verify employment eligibility verification. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Please remember that the Southwest Florida Water Management District maintains an employment at will relationship. Simply, that means that you can leave at any time for any reason and the District can terminate your employment and ask you to leave at any time for any reason. Nothing in any documentation should be construed as a contract of employment. Employment with the District is not guaranteed for any specified length of time. Nothing in any Personnel Guideline, employee benefit plan description or any other document in whatever form or media issued by the District or any of its personnel constitutes a contract for employment or for any other benefit or guarantees District employment for any specified period. No representative of the District has the authority to make any agreement to the contrary. 

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of the District to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process.  If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources Office, at 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or email  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). In the event of a complaint, please follow the grievance procedure located at