Employment Opportunities

Our employees serve the citizens of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County by providing quality drinking water, by treating wastewater so that it can be returned safely to the aquatic environment, and by providing municipal and hazardous waste disposal and recycling opportunities to the community.

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority operations at the South Fork facility in Charlottesville, Va. . Photo/Andrew Shurtleff

Brian using Scada Photo/Andrew Shurtleff


Rivanna Authorities is an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage you to explore the job opportunities listed below:

Applying for a job with us

An Authority employment application must be completely filled out and signed by applicants for all positions. Your application will not be considered unless you provide all requested information; stating “see resume” will make your application invalid. You may attach a resume for any supplemental information you wish to provide. The general information statement is to be supplied to the applicant along with the employment application form. A copy of the current job description for the position for which the applicant is applying will be provided. Please call 434-977-2970 if you have any questions or need assistance.


1- Online application process

Use the editable PDF Employment Application (download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader). Information can be typed directly into the PDF. Once complete, email the application, and any optional supplemental information, to info@rivanna.org.

2- Mail in or hand deliver

Print the PDF Employment Application and mail it to 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Or an application may be obtained from Rivanna Authorities at the Moores Creek Administration Building.

Important note: Upon opening the application, save it to your computer before beginning or your information could be lost.



  • Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Health Savings
  • Anthem Dental
  • Eye Med
  • Minnesota Life Insurance
  • Optional Coverage through AFLAC
  • Optional ICMA/RC
  • Optional Gym Membership Discounts
  • Optional Legal Services

FY 2017 Employee Benefits Overview

Generally, eligibility for benefits is the first of the month following thirty-days of employment.

Medical, Dental and Other Health Related Benefits

The Authority offers health insurance through Anthem and the employee may select from a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or a traditional Point of Service Plan.  Employee Only, Employee and Child; Employee and Children; Employee and Spouse; and Employee and Family coverage options are available.

The HDHP carries with it components that include a Health Savings Account (HSA) and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).  Both employer and employee can contribute to a HSA and those monies can be used to meet any eligible health care expense and assist with the higher deductibles.  The employee can defer pre-tax dollars into the HSA.

The Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is the Authority’s promise, after certain eligibility requirements, to reimburse the employee up to a specified dollar amount for deductible expenses for claims incurred in-network.

The Authority offers dental insurance through Anthem.  The Authority pays in full for all its employees to have vision coverage through EyeMed.

Click here to view 2017 – 2018 Employee Rate Sheet (pdf)

Click here to view 2017 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Presentation (pdf)

Voluntary Cancer/Accident/Disability Insurance is available at a monthly premium cost to all regular employees. Coverage is offered for individual/family inpatient or outpatient cancer claims, as well as accident and disability claims. Intensive Care and Short-Term Disability coverage are also available.

Life Insurance

Group Life Insurance through the Virginia Retirement System/Minnesota Life pays double the employee’s annual creditable compensation for natural death; quadruple for accidental death at no cost to employee. Additional life insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee and employee’s family members at the Authority’s group rate.

Retirement Benefits

Participation through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is required. The Authority pays a percentage, determined by VRS bi-annually, of the employee’s annual creditable compensation. The employee is required to contribute a pre-tax amount equal to 5% of their creditable compensation. Vested rights in this system occur after 5 years of membership. http://www.varetire.org

Flexible Benefit Plan

This program allows eligible Authority employees to take a voluntary salary reduction and then use those pre-tax dollars to pay for many medical and dependent care expenses that are currently being paid for with after-tax dollars.

Tax Deferred Compensation

This program allows eligible employees to save by payroll deduction in plans that allow you to reduce your taxable salary while earning tax sheltered interest.

Employee Assistance Program

This program allows eligible employees to save by payroll deduction in plans that allow you to reduce your taxable salary while earning tax sheltered interest.

Fitness Club

Fitness Club Memberships are offered at a reduced price to regular employees and their families.

Legal Resources

Employees can purchase comprehensive legal coverage on a broad range of services for an affordable low monthly rate.

Sick Leave

Accrue 8 hours per month.  Employees that participate in the VRS Hybrid retirement plan are provided, at the Authority’s cost, with short-term and long-term disability coverage.  Employees in the VRS Hybrid plan receive 96 hours of sick leave annually.  All employees have an option to join the Sick Leave Bank. The Sick Leave Bank is designed to help an employee through an extended illness, should the employee not have accrued leave available.

Vacation Leave

Years of Service
Annual Accrual Rate
Hrs. Per Pay Period (Pay period bi-weekly)
<5 5<10 10<15 15<20 20<25 25+
96 hours 120 hours 144 hours 168 hours 192 hours 216 hours
3.69 4.62 5.54 6.46 7.38 8.31



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