As a river cuts a path through the heart of Texas, it provides a water source for thousands of homes and businesses.
The Brazos River and its tributaries begin as a trickle in the west and gain momentum as the river heads south. By the time it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River basin has provided billions of gallons of water each year for cities, agriculture, industry and mining. Recreational opportunities - such as boating, swimming and fishing - are abundant.
The Brazos River Authority was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 as the first government entity in the United States created specifically for the purpose of developing and managing the water resources of an entire river basin.
Today, the BRA's staff of more than 250 develop and distribute water supplies, provide water and wastewater treatment, monitor water quality, and pursue water conservation through public education programs.
The Brazos River Authority is entirely self-supporting, except for occasional governmental grants to help pay the costs of specific projects. The BRA does not levy or collect taxes; rather maintains and operates reservoirs and treatment systems using revenues from the customers it serves.
The Brazos River Authority’s (BRA) mission to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River basin is as important now as it was when we were formed by the Texas Legislature in 1929. As the population of Texas and the demand for water increases, so does the need for dedicated people who are willing to work hard to provide this precious resource to the Brazos River basin. The BRA is proud to employ a highly-qualified staff that takes pride in working for a leader in water supply and treatment.
The BRA is searching for individuals who are hardworking, self-motivated, safety conscious, and success-oriented. We look for employees who have initiative, creativity, a can- (and will-) do attitude and a positive demeanor; who are honest, ethical, and adaptable; and who have the desire to grow with a great organization and strive to make it even better. The BRA is an equal opportunity employer and actively promotes a healthy, drug-free work environment.
The BRA provides a substantial benefit package and competitive pay for positions throughout the Brazos River basin. We make every effort to grow our employees and promote from within the organization whenever possible. Beyond the monetary compensation and benefits, the BRA offers a great work environment. Our team members have been employed for an average of ten years.
The BRA encourages a positive and productive workplace by providing various team building and community outreach activities throughout the year. Some of the events include: Departmental off-site team building, annual United Way fundraisers, blood drives, participation in the YES Expo and veteran job fairs, Food for Families departmental competitions, Angel Tree gift drives, partnering with Chambers of Commerce on various community activities, local high school student job shadowing and career day events, assisting with community children’s fishing programs, participating in and/or hosting boating and water safety classes and environmental awareness programs, and involvement in various other community educational and recreational events.
For those looking to advance or begin a career in water and wastewater treatment, the BRA provides proactive training and additional compensation for testing and license upgrades. We know that licensed water and wastewater workers have the advantage of choosing from offers throughout the country. We encourage you to review the competitive salaries, benefit packages and training for licensure offered by the BRA.
If you are interested in making a difference in your community and across the State of Texas, we encourage you to consider becoming a part of the Brazos River Authority team!