Looking for a new employment opportunity? The Evanston Utilities Department invites all residents age 18 and older to apply to its Water Worker 1 Apprentice Program by Wednesday, December 31.

 Apprentices will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the Water & Sewer Industry; develop skills in underground utility maintenance; develop skills maintaining water plant equipment; become familiar with requirements for City of Evanston workers; and earn an Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  

Apprentice positions are full-time, two-year positions and start at $11 an hour. Applications can be completed online at cityofevanston.org/utilities until December 31. All applicants are also required to take a written test on Thursday, January 15, 10 a.m., in the Parasol Room at the Morton Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave. 

No previous experience within the field is required. However, all applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record (or have the ability to obtain a license), and be a resident of Evanston (Zip code 60201 or 60202). 

Chosen candidates will be subject to a qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug/alcohol screening. 

To view the program’s training guide and other information, visit cityofevanston.org/utilities or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, Evanston residents can dial 3-1-1.