Working at the SWA
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County.
The SWA's success in meeting the needs of our community is dependent on the people we employ. At the SWA, we have a commitment to excellence with an emphasis on respect in the way we treat our customers and each other. We offer employment opportunities in a variety of professional and trade categories at many different skill levels. If you are interested in joining our team, please review our current job opportunity listings below.
At the SWA, our employees are our most valuable asset!
- Can I apply for a position any time I wish?
- How will I know what jobs I am qualified for and when to apply?
- How do I file my application?
- How long must I wait before I know whether my application has been accepted?
- If I've previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?
Applying Online On May 26, 2017, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County launched the new online employment application that better serves job applicants.
All applicants, including previous applicants, will be required to create a new account and fill out an online employment application when applying for a position.
We recommend that applicants use Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher.
If you experience any problems with the new application system, please contact Human Resources at 561-640-4000 Ext. 4400 or email us. You are welcome to apply at the SWA Administration Building. We have a computer kiosk available for applicants to apply in our lobby.
The Solid Waste Authority has a long-standing commitment to providing a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. All aspects of employment policies and practices are based on the requirements of the job without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment), national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group. Unlawful discrimination including unlawful harassment will not be tolerated. Veterans' Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of eligible veterans in accordance with Florida Statutes 295.07 and Florida Administrative Code 55A-7. Documentation (DD214 or VA Letter of Disability) must be included with application.
The SWA's compensation plan is targeted to attract and retain qualified individuals. Our salaries are competitive with other agencies and companies with similar or related jobs. Our intent is to offer competitive salaries that reflect the skills and experience that an individual brings to us.
The SWA offers a generous benefit package to include Medical and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance and Vision plans. We also offer vacation, sick, holiday pay and a retirement benefit through the Florida Retirement System.