The District Culture

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.

Core Values

  • Service Excellence
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Self Management
  • Professional Integrity
  • Professional and Technical Excellence

Work/life balance? We’ve got it. 

Work-life balance isn’t a myth, it’s a reality at the District. We emphasize an efficient and flexible work environment so our employees can reach their goals and still balance their personal and family needs.

Donna Campbell in wetlands

I love that I’m able to contribute to meaningful work while still being able to raise a family and have a work/life balance. It’s honestly the best of both worlds, which you don’t typically see elsewhere. 
– Donna Campbell 

Passionate employees? They’re here.

Make a valuable impact on the environment by joining our team; and share our sense of community and passion. Whether you enjoy restoring sensitive lands, building an efficient software program or providing excellent customer service to our residents, all types of passions are welcome on our team.

Kawika Bailey on prescribed burn

I’m passionate about protecting natural systems and emergency response. The District allows me to follow my professional passions.
- Kawika Bailey  

Friendly colleagues? You’ve found them.

Whether you’ve worked here 20 years or 20 days, employees feel an instant connection of camaraderie and support from their peers. 

Land Management Specialist Anne Blanchard in field

Since day one, the staff in my section welcomed me. They are kind, passionate, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
– Anne Blanchard 

Employee appreciation? Check.

The District's Award of Excellence Program provides recognition to individual employees or teams who demonstrate distinguished performance while contributing to the overall success of the District’s mission, vision, values and goals.

Barbara Matrone with Award of Excellence

It meant so much to me to be recognized at the Employee Meeting in front of all my peers and fellow coworkers because it made me feel like the work that I do at the District is not only important, but also valued,” said Barbara. “I truly love what I do and feel privileged to do my part in carrying out the District’s mission.
– Barbara Matrone

Career Development? Many Opportunities.

In addition to training in a variety of disciplines, the District offers campus Toastmasters clubs and opportunities to learn and execute nationally recognized business efficiency programs. The District also offers tuition reimbursement for degree-seeking employees and reimbursement for professional certifications.

Volunteer Opportunities? You bet!

Our Employee Committee offers the chance to volunteer in community events and participate in team-building activities. View the Top 10 Employee Committee accomplishments of 2018 and check out this video from one of the philanthropic events.