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Working for PWSA

To inquire about job opportunities and availabilities, please contact our Human Resources at

412-255-8800 ext 8574 or at HR@pgh2o.com.

Current Job Openings

Applications can be printed out and mailed or faxed directly to:

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
Penn Liberty Plaza I
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


HR fax:  412-393-0513


Job Title

Job Description

Application Deadline

Customer Service

UNION: This position is included in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union and will be filled in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


DUTIES:

Using a two-way radio system, receives notification of water line problems and dispatches crew for repairs; prepares accurate reports; receives complaints from the general public, PWSA Divisions, outside agencies, etc. by telephone and radio reports from workers in the field on problems with waterlines, sewers, valves, hydrants, etc.; logs calls; dispatches inspectors or crews to problem sites via radio; relays information between vehicles via radio; notifies appropriate supervisory personnel of emergencies; posts fire hydrant and valve functioning; may notify appropriate City Departments as requested or required; keeps records and prepares accurate work reports; files correspondence and general memoranda; performs other routine clerical functions (e.g., verification and retrieval of information, customer correspondence, returned mail, email customer inquiries etc.) as requested or required may respond to customer inquiries received via info email box and complete the daily mail log. All customer inquiries received via phone/email must be responded to during the assigned shift. Operates office equipment (e.g., computer, calculator, call director, copier, etc.) as requested or required; notifies utilities of dig sites as requested or required; reads pipeline maps and gives locations of service lines, valves, hydrants, etc., to crews; works all shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays; may compute daily totals of calls, jobs, etc. as requested or required; and performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

December 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Field Services

DUTIES:

Repairs, replaces and maintains all types of piping, valves, controls and plumbing fixtures in new or existing Authority structures or at assigned field locations; repairs, replaces and maintains all types of plumbing within or on Authority property (e.g., water, waste, gas and vent lines, restroom facilities; drinking fountains, fire lines, chemical lines, etc.) according to the rules and regulations of the Allegheny County Plumbing Code; repairs and replaces private water lines, gas lines, etc. damaged by the Authority; removes and installs water meters at private customer locations in accordance with established Authority policies and procedures; provides temporary water service to City property owners when normal water service is interrupted; responds on a 24 hour-a-day basis to emergencies involving problems with gas, water, compressed air, chlorine lines, sewer, waste and water supply emergencies; maintains records and prepares accurate reports as requested or required; directs the work of laborers or other assigned personnel on projects; may drill and tap new and existing service connections as requested or required; may overhaul evaporators and clean chlorine lines; may make field sketches identifying problems encountered as required; may work all three shifts; performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required; performs such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

Open Until Filled
Water Production

DUTIES:

Designs, tests, calibrates, operates, maintains and repairs electronic or micro-processing measuring and recording instruments, apparatus and equipment used to monitor and control Authority operations including the water treatment plant, chemical facilities, filtration processes and remote facilities. Calibrates, repairs, and maintains analog and digital control systems, flow meters, pressure sensors, telemetry communication; and updates data bases in existing and new SCADA components and micro-processing devices. Identifies problems in the field and makes decisions utilizing independent judgment and analyses; directs the work of lower-level personnel on a project basis; maintains records, both manually and by computerized methods, and prepares accurate reports; may develop databases and spreadsheets using various software programs (e.g., Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, Access etc.) Installs electrical and electronic control systems for the Authority; installs, repairs, maintains and modifies all lighting and power circuits, fixtures, controls, motors, pumps and equipment that is operated from all voltage levels (e.g., signal equipment, pumps, lighting, cranes, instrumentation, etc.); performs electrical inspections for preventive maintenance; determines type and size wire, conduits, fixtures, boxes, etc., and proper voltage and overload protection necessary; modifies existing circuits, fittings, etc., to accommodate new and modern fixtures, equipment and controls; lubricates and maintains electrical motors and medium voltage switchgear and related equipment; maintains records and prepares accurate reports as requested or required; may install, repair and maintain solid state circuits to control remote pumps, transmit status and analog data, including chlorine analyzers, turbid meters, level transmitters, rapid sand filter control devices, flow measuring devices, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Signal Transmitter Receivers, Programmer Logic Control (PLCs), modems, Operator Interface Devices, etc.; installs, troubleshoots and maintains all components of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA); may work all shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays; may drive Authority vehicle; maintains records both manually and by automated methods, and prepares accurate reports, work-orders, correspondence, etc.; performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required; and performs such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

Open Until Filled
Water Treatment Plant

DUTIES:

Operates and monitors all phases of pumping, treatment, filtration and distribution reservoirs to ensure sufficient quantities of potable water and adequate water pressure in service area; operate all associated supporting and control equipment (e.g., pumps, compressors, flocculator drives, mixers, etc.) at water pumping stations, water treatment plant, water storage tanks and reservoirs; monitors visual displays and readout to ensure an adequate supply of potable water; maintains accurate logs (e.g., water quantity, water conditions, quantity of chemicals used, machinery running time and status of equipment, pumping station operation, etc.); monitors and controls the operation of remote pumping stations’ rapid sand filters, backwash and chemical feed center utilizing PWSA’s automated processing system; performs essential plant maintenance procedures (e.g., cleans, inspects, lubricates, makes minor mechanical repairs, etc.) to equipment associated with the work; adds corrective chemicals as requested or required; visits reservoirs and pump stations to monitor and operate booster chlorination feed systems; loads and unloads chlorine cylinders to and from booster chlorination facilities in accordance with established PWSA safety policies and procedures; monitors river and plant conditions; responds to unexpected changes in conditions (e.g., shut down plant operations, informs crews of possible leaks, etc.); collects water samples, takes readings and runs water-related tests (e.g., qualitative colorimetric, etc.) as requested or required; Controls the entry and exit to the plant to maintain plant security; and performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

Open Until Filled
Finance

DUTIES:

  • Assure timely and accurate processing of procurement requests, develop and/or review specifications, prepare and execute informal and formal bid solicitations
  • Finalize agreements in collaboration with the customer and appropriate internal departments
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-solicitation conferences, bid openings, and other related meetings
  • Analyze and evaluate responses to solicitations for conformance to procurement requirements
  • Using best practice professional communication skills, prepare materials for and clearly and effectively
  • communicate standard operating procedures and other information to internal and external audiences, customer groups, and management
  • Finalize agreements in collaboration with the customer and appropriate internal departments
  • Track and report monthly MBE/WBE prime and subcontractor payments to the EORC

 

Open Until Filled
Finance

DUTIES:

  • Determines the method of procurement and prepares, composes, awards, and amends (as
  • required) contracts and purchase orders
  • Coordinates and facilitates pre-solicitation conferences, bid openings, and other related meetings
  • Analyzes and evaluates responses to solicitations for conformance to procurement requirements
  • Assists with locating sources of supply
  • Establishes and maintains records and prepares accurate reports involving various degrees of narrative utilizing Microsoft software
  • Participates in vendor meetings (both internal and external)
  • Assists with training others on procurement principles, practices, and techniques
  • Participate in the development and execution of process improvements throughout the supply chain as requested.

 

Open Until Filled
Engineering & Construction

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Evaluates work, recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action;
  • Provides training and/or technical assistance as requested or required
  • Prepares RFPs for consultant services, bid documents, ordinances, resolutions, deed searches, etc. for the full implementation of PWSA Capital projects
  • Reviews shop drawings; designs approved internal research studies for assigned projects
  • Reviews all reports and studies prepared by assigned personnel to monitor progress and to identify problems and delays
  • Recommends approval of change orders, requisitions for payment, etc.
  • Identifies problems and potential hazards in all phases of work on assigned projects. Recommends and implements approved corrective action to adhere to schedule and project budget
  • Meets with representatives of other governmental agencies, City Departments, consultants, contractors and public on proposed projects, problems arising in the work, etc.
  • Directs the performance of design work performed in-house and under consultant agreements as well as the performance of construction work under contract
  • Ensures that RFP's, specifications, designs, contract provisions and work performed comply fully with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations; initiates payment forms for work performed by consultants and/or contractors.
  • Maintains records and prepares accurate reports, correspondence, etc. as requested or required; plans, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and controls the materials, equipment and personnel under jurisdiction toward the effective, efficient and economical attainment of program goals, including maximum convenience to the public and safety of employees.
  • Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees. Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and/or other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.
Open Until Filled
Customer Service

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs moderately responsible clerical duties requiring independent analysis, exercise of judgment and detailed knowledge of relevant PWSA programs, policies, procedures and regulations; responds to inquiries from the general public, PWSA personnel, etc., regarding various PWSA programs, policies, procedures and regulations; classifies, indexes, files or distributes forms, correspondence, payments, etc.; researches, pulls and routes files as appropriate; receives visitors, mail, and telephone calls; may give information and directions and distribute equipment; routes to appropriate person or division; follow-up on requests or complaints; keeps manual and/or automated records accurate through file maintenance, posting, updating, checking, etc.; operates office machines (e.g. PC, copier, calculator); performs data entry, retrieval and other processes as requested or required; computes figures and/or mathematical calculations or analyses as requested or required, etc.; proofreads materials and verifies documents, invoices, etc.; drafts routine letters and memos; may type correspondence, requisitions, invoices, lists, etc.; and performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

Open Until Filled

Engineering & Construction

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Executive Director, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and manages the Engineering and Construction Division of the Authority; provides professional advice and detailed recommendations to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in the development of the approved Capital Improvement and Special Project Program.


 

Open Until Filled

Customer Service

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs moderately responsible clerical duties, requiring independent analysis, exercise of judgment and detailed knowledge of relevant PWSA programs, policies, procedures and regulations; responds to inquiries from public, PWSA personnel, etc., regarding various PWSA programs, policies, procedures and regulations; classifies, indexes, files or distributes forms, correspondence, payments etc.; researches, pulls and routes files as appropriate; receives visitors, mail, and telephone calls; may give information and directions and distribute equipment; routes to appropriate person or division; followup on requests or complaints; keeps manual and/or automated records accurate through file maintenance, posting, updating, checking, etc.; operates office machines.


 

Open until filled


Verifying Residency

All Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) employees must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh. PWSA will accept the following documents to verify legal residence, also known as a domicile.  One way to determine if you are residing within the City of Pittsburgh is to see to whom you pay local taxes.  Several areas of the city have streets within the City and a borough (e.g. Greentree, Wilkinsburg). 

Human Resources will accept the following documents to verify residency. Additionally, the PWSA reserves the right at all times to request clarification and/or other supporting evidence and documentation to ensure that employees are compliant.

One of the following documents must be presented to prove domicile and legal residence:

  • Current executed Lease Agreement
    • Include a canceled check for one month’s payment or the security deposit.
  • Mortgage payment booklet
  • Document identifying homeowner name and property address.
  • Title to domicile property.

Also, two of the following supporting documents, showing the City address, must be presented:

  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Vehicle Insurance Card
  • Current Gas Bill *
  • Current Electric Bill  *
  • Current Telephone Bill  *
  • Current Cell Phone Bill
  • Current Cable Bill  *

*NOTE:  A letter from the representative company confirming it is establishing service for the new resident is acceptable.

Prior to purchasing or renting a place of residence, applicants and employees may email careers@pgh2o.com to verify that the property is located within the City of Pittsburgh.