Human Resources


Joetta Guist, Human Resources Director

Debbie Powlas, Human Resources Assistant
228 Georgetown Road
PO Box 1415
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28540

Ph: (910) 937-7544
Ph: (910) 937-7534
Fx: (910) 346-6214

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It is the policy of ONWASA to provide assistance and guidance to employees, potential employees, and applicants in matters relating to personnel matters, and the role of the Human Resources Department is to serve the best interests of the Authority and its employees.

Our Mission
Human Resources is committed to serving the Authority by focusing efforts on the Authority's most valuable assets, its employee.  The department plays a role in promoting the Authority's goals and objectivess through the recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified work force and providing leadership and guidance in the development, implementation and equitable administration of administrative policies and procedures; thus fostering a positive work environment. 

In addition, the department partners with all ONWASA divisions to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local laws pertaining to personnel administration.  Our mission is to establish the optimal work environment for obtaining sustained high productivity, continuous improvement, organizational renewal, and exceptional customer service.