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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

Engineering and Construction

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Provide oversight to the Green Infrastructure (GI) maintenance contractor to ensure that work is performed in accordance with contract requirements and consistent with project design intent.
  • Complete daily reports and other documentation on the work completed by the GI maintenance contractor. This documentation shall include photo-documentation and electronic records (GIS, e-Builder, etc.).
  • Provide assistance to PWSA project managers and other PWSA Engineering & Construction personnel in the review and approval of GI maintenance contractor requisitions for payment.
  • Provide oversight to PWSA’s CCTV and sewer cleaning contractor to ensure that work is performed in accordance with contract requirements and PWSA standards.
  • Complete daily reports and other documentation on the work completed by the CCTV and sewer cleaning contractor. This documentation shall include electronic records (GIS, e-Builder, etc.).
  • Provide assistance to PWSA project managers and other PWSA Engineering & Construction personnel in the review and approval of CCTV and sewer cleaning contractor requisitions for payment.
  • Identify any problems or issues in the contractor’s performance of GI maintenance and CCTV and sewer cleaning services and work with contractor and PWSA personnel in the development of corrective actions.
  • Perform inspections of construction sites subject local and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) sediment and control regulations.
  • Perform inspections of new or existing stormwater BMP installations to confirm compliance with the submitted and approved design documents.
  • Prepare and maintain records of erosion and sediment control site inspections.
  • Work with other PWSA and construction contractor personnel towards the resolution of observed sediment and erosion control issues.
  • Work with contractor and PWSA personnel in the identification, investigation and resolution of illicit discharges into storm sewers.
  • As necessary, coordinate with representatives of other governmental agencies, City Departments, consultants, contractors and property owners. This coordination shall include both written and verbal communication.
  • Manage area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policies including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees. 

 

June 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Water Quality & Production

DUTIES:

  • Provides leadership and management for all operations functions for both treatment plants (Aspinwall and MFP), pump stations, and storage facilities related to all assets, systems, and facilities. 
  • Prioritizes, schedules, supervises, directs, supports, and evaluates work of assigned treatment plant operators, stationary engineers and other plant personnel.
  • Identifies, orders, schedules, and ensures proper delivery of all water treatment chemicals.
  • Manages procurement, contracting, invoicing, and payment for chemicals, equipment, machinery, and all contracted and consulting support.
  • Ensures payroll is completed and submitted in an accurate and timely manner for all water production staff.
  • Participates with managers, consultants, and staff in strategic assessments and improvements, and informs PWSA operational budget and CIP to ensure financial resources are dedicated to the completion of necessary maintenance work.
  • Plans, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and controls the personnel under jurisdiction toward the effective, efficient and economical attainment of program goals, including maximum convenience to the public and safety of employees.
  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with PSWA safety rules and regulations; supports the development of relevant job safety analyses; and supports and implements all facility security requirements.
  • Manages assigned employee performance, time, discipline, and absenteeism management.
  • Provides training and/or technical assistance to as requested or required
  • 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 as assigned or as required.
  • Works all three shifts, weekends, holidays as required. 
  • Must be available for 24-hour emergency call out.
  • Carries out the responsibilities in accordance with PWSA’s policies and applicable regulations and laws.
  • Other non-essential and marginal duties as required.

 

June 21, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
Administration, Customer Service

 

DUTIES:    

  • Create and post batches of customer checks and money orders to customer accounts in billing system
  • Import and post payment files to customer accounts in billing system
  • Research and correct misapplied payments through adjustment of, or posting to, customer accounts
  • Work closely with lockbox provider to reconcile payment processing errors
  • Balance accounts and prepare reports of payments processed
  • Draft proofs of claim with supporting documentation to file in bankruptcy court
  • Research and prepare lien and sheriff sale filings
  • Perform activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and other related tasks and duties that are assigned and/or required.

 

June 21, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
Administration, Customer Service
DUTIES:
  • Review developer plans for new services, terminations of services, and change of use, based on PWSA’s Tariff as filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Understand basic calculations for water and/or sewer demands.
  • Collect and provide information for estimates and payments for permits, design development of projects and/or dye testing.
  • Prepare, organize and maintain project records and reports, including maintaining financial records and accurate project timeline and resources, for internal and external agencies, to ensure maximum level of accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Read and accurately comprehend drawings, and prepare sketches, plans, maps, drawings and other presentations of field data using manual and automated methods as assigned.
  • Assist in researching in support of planning and design projects, including determining property ownership, utility locations and other data necessary for the design, implementation and/or construction of assigned projects.
  • Populate databases and spreadsheets using various software programs in support of Engineering related tasks.
  • Perform technical or moderately complex work related to researching, designing, planning, estimating, contracting, construction and monitoring of projects.
  • Sort, label and file record information to ensure proper documentation and storage in the archive system.
  • May take field measurements, which may have impacts on proposed projects.
  • May assist with field inspections to gather information needed to determine feasibility, practicality and cost of various project alternatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

 

Until Filled
Engineering
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:
  • College or technical school degree in geography, GIS, land surveying or related field is preferred.
  • 2+ years of professional experience utilizing GPS equipment and related software is required.
  • Previous experience using Trimble GPS equipment preferred – Trimble R2 Centimeter Rover a plus.
  • GIS software experience is required with Esri ArcGIS experience preferred.
  • Experience with Collector for ArcGIS a plus.
  • Water and Sewer (Sanitary and Storm) utility experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft products – highly tech savvy is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access (database) is preferred.
  • Strong inclination for technology and ability to troubleshoot technical issues in the field is preferred.
  • Previous outdoor field work experience a plus.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow maps is required.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and construction drawings is required.
  • Able to write legibly.
  • Able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions, establish and maintain an effective professional relationship with management and co-workers and represent PWSA values to the public.
  • Able to stand, stoop, reach, walk, climb in urban and rugged environments for up to 10 hours per day.
  • Able to maneuver amongst rough uneven terrain, steep hillsides, creeks, busy heavily traveled roadways, remote areas, commercial, secured and residential properties etc.
  • Able to lift and leverage 50 lbs.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Able to safely operate a pickup truck and SUV.

 

Until Filled
Water Production

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Serves as a point of contact to the Senior SCADA Manager and water production team at the Water
  • Treatment Plant regarding all instrumentation and SCADA operation.
  • Installs and maintains communication equipment.
  • Troubleshoots all connectivity issues involving the SCADA and networks at the treatment plant and
  • satellite locations, including but not limited to the pumping stations.
  • Maintain, install, configure and backup/restore SCADA system software.
  • Assist with managing the security assets connected to the SCADA system.
  • Maintain SCADA and instrumentation at field sites as needed.
  • Develop reports using SQL and PI Historian within the SCADA system.
  • Programming of PLC’s and OIT’s
  • Review drawings with the Senior SCADA Manager for all SCADA-related projects, including new
  • construction.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing to share and transfer institutional knowledge with the Senior
  • SCADA Manager, water production management, and staff regarding SCADA.
  • Responsible for the creation and continuous update of a daily SCADA log book.
  • Responds to requests from the Senior SCADA Manager and Senior Production Manager in
  • coordinating the day to day operations of the SCADA system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Water Production Management team, as needed.
  • Responds to emergency call outs regarding SCADA system malfunctions.

 

Until Filled 
Water Production

DUTIES:

Designs, tests, calibrates, operates, maintains and repairs electronic 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, digital control systems, flow meters, and pressure sensors. 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 Operator Interface Devices, etc.; installs, troubleshoots and maintains some 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.


 

Until Filled
Scientist II
Environmental Compliance

DUTIES:

  • Designs, drafts, and details component parts of projects; makes related computations and estimates.
  • Performs monthly complex scientific calculations, assessments, permitting, water quality sampling and testing, and data management for assigned projects.
  • Prepares permits, licenses, studies, grant applications and related reports for assigned projects.
  • Makes field visits in connection with planning, design, and environmental issues for assigned projects; recommends changes and/or modifications to supervisors.
  • Maintains records and prepares accurate reports as required.
  • Serves as liaison between technical services vendors and PWSA Departments;
  • May direct and review the work of GIS Specialists, Technicians, Inspectors, Scientists I and/or survey parties on a project basis as assigned.
  • Performs activities and functions to support the tasks and duties as required.

 

Until Filled
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.

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

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; follow-up on requests or complaints; keeps manual and/or automated records accurate through file maintenance, postings, updating, checking, etc.; operates office machines (e.g. PC, typewriter, copier, calculator); performs data entry, retrieval and other processes as requested or required, etc.; proofreads materials and verifies documents, invoices, etc.; drafts routine letters and memos; may type correspondence, requisitions, invoices, cards, 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

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 HR@pgh2o.com to verify that the property is located within the City of Pittsburgh.