Information Technology and Systems Intern (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 14, 2018
I was an intern in the IT/IS department at LVWWD in the summer of 2007.
It was a great internship to do as a teenager, it taught me a lot of useful IT skills, but I instead went to law school, so its only so useful now.
A typical day was being tasked with doing some monotonous task in IS, and trying to escape IS to actually do some work in IT. In IT you would get a ticket to fix computers and supervised you would fix the problem, which usually just involved ghosting the computer after making sure the important info was backed up.
The hardest part of the job was the lack of work for interns to do. I felt like at the time I spent most of the time just playing games on the computer or something until waiting for an actual employee to take me on call.
The most enjoyable part of the job was probably getting to hook up servers in the SNWA building.
At the time I worked there the work culture seemed weird with contractors who had been there for decades not getting full employment, and contractors that had been there for 5 years getting employment. It seemed the contractors knew the most and did the most work but got paid the least. Kind of sad and made me not want to go into IT at all.
Intern - Management Services (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 28, 2018
I enjoyed working for them. They are great when it comes to allowing interns to try new things. I wish they had more positions open, but I guess that's a good thing because it is a great place to work.
Sr. Accounting Assistant (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – May 18, 2018
Typical day starts at 6:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm. Learned many skills(Microsoft Office), Oracle, Avantis, Global 360, Unclaimed Property. Workplace culture is very diverse with employees coming from different backgrounds. .The hardest part of my job is getting up at 4:30am, but the most enjoyable part of my job is the satisfaction of what was accomplished during the day.
Wonderful place to work. Endless opportunities available if you desire. Benefits were excellent.
Development Services Associate II (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – March 16, 2018
On a daily basis, provide information to local developers, engineers and property owners on the availability of water and nearest distribution system access, review water plans and water commitment requests, while assuring both high quality customer service and calculation of water fees were paid prior to final approval. Supported three engineering supervisors and maintained their calendar of appointments and meetings.
I learned how to read water line quads (maps), identify water locations, size of lines and meters, well locations and well conversions, which allowed me to assist local developers and engineering firms with new development or re-modification of existing developments for the City of Las Vegas and Broward County, NV.
Every aspect of this job was different. I enjoyed the team concept that four division had. Being part of a team, made it easier to do our job. We always had someone to go to if we had questions or needed information.
The most difficult part of my position was when rate changes occurred. Everybody wanted their plans approved yesterday!
Flexibility, exercise independant judgment, team concept.
secretaryr (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – April 8, 2017
The Water District offers great benefits for it's employees, including computer training for beginners as well as experienced employees. The hours are 4 tens, which can be tiresome. Ten hour days are long. A typical day at work would include signing on to the system, checking email, clearing out in basket to start the day. We were all very friendly with each other, so we may catch up over our morning coffee. Then it was off to work on assigned projects.
Water Quality and Treatment Research Intern (Former Employee) – Lake Mead, NV – January 29, 2017
Experience was great. Great pay especially while in college still. Was able to learn a lot and gain hands on experience in the field. Management was good. Everyone is different and are going to act differently. Workplace was professional and was able to gain insight about other professions within the district. Everyone was always helpful towards one another, and I never experienced much drama while I was there.
Control Systems Engineer & Programmer (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 24, 2016
This was a local government / utility company type of job. The people and co-workers were nice enough. The management was average and the benefits were average. I learned a lot on this job because I was working with some knowledgeable contractors.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – February 23, 2015
Great pay and benefits. Met a lot of awesome co-workers that I have continued to remain close with even after my departure. My only reason for leaving the company was that I was ready for new endeavors and the opportunities for advancement became stagnant as the company has been downsizing in many departments.
Senior Designer (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – April 24, 2014
Obtained master specifications; AutoCAD standards, NEC standards record information from other utilities to research utility line locations; researching files, drawings, survey maps and parcel information, gathered measurements and other necessary data to verify and review compliance with District specifications and standards and provide consistency with previous designs.