Job Shadow Program
Job Shadow at the Water Agency
The Sonoma County Water Agency's Job Shadow Program is available to high school students in our service area. Students learn about a job by walking through part of the work day as a “shadow” to a Water Agency staff member. Job shadowing provides a unique opportunity for students to explore a career path and learn firsthand the responsibilities, skill requirements, and future outlook of a career field in an effort to make an informed decision when determining a career path.
Students are matched with a Water Agency employee based on the student’s career interests. The student will spend 2 hours immersed in the work environment, observe daily activities and ask questions.
Jobs at the Water Agency
The Sonoma County Water Agency has over 200 employees who are responsible for a variety of functions:
- Delivering safe, reliable drinking water in our water supply service area
- Treating the wastewater that leaves your home in wastewater service areas
- Maintaining over 75 miles of streams which function as flood control channels and urban parks
- Developing energy and sustainability projects
- Protecting endangered salmon.
To perform these functions, the Water Agency has nearly 70 job classifications employing a diverse group of professionals which include:
- Equipment and stream maintenance staff
- Water and wastewater operators
- Civil and mechanical engineers
Schedule a Job Shadow Session
Job Shadowing sessions are scheduled at a Water Agency facility and are designed for students to experience the work environment in the public sector, the value of professional training and real career options. Sessions last for 2 hours. Job shadow participants must print and sign a Job Shadow Liability Release Form (PDF) prior to their job shadow session.
Please contact Juan-Carlos Solis at Juan-Carlos.Solis@scwa.ca.gov or (707) 547-1922.