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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

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.


 

June 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Finance

DUTIES:

  • Supervise and manage the procurement process for the Authority; provide training; and assign workload
  • Establish and sustain procurement policies and procedures, including M/WBE compliance tracking and reporting and fleet management
  • Develop and maintain procurement records and documentation
  • Determine the method of procurement, preparing, composing, awarding, and administering contracts and purchase orders for goods, services, engineering and construction, and professional services (including changes/modifications)
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-solicitation conferences, bid openings, and other related meetings
  • Analyze and evaluate responses to solicitations for conformance to procurement requirements
  • Participate in vendor conferences (both internal and external)
  • Conduct market research
  • Prepare reports
  • Ensuring the safety and legality of actions
  • Correspond and communicate with internal and external customers
  • Manage vendor relations
  • Resolve payment discrepancies
  • Approve employee reimbursements
  • Reconcile Authority credit card statements

 

June 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
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.

 

June 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Scientist I

DUTIES:

  • Designs, drafts, and details component parts of projects; makes related computations and estimates.
  • Performs routine scientific calculations, design concept assessments, permitting, water quality sampling and testing, 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 the work of Scientists, GIS Specialists, Technicians, Inspectors, other Scientists I and/or survey parties on a project basis as assigned.
  • Performs activities and functions to support the Department of Engineering and Construction and other related tasks and duties as required.

 

June 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Public Affairs
DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Promotes and improves the performance of development and business services. Identifies opportunities to promote PWSA’s development services and publicize success.
  • Assist in preparation and delivery of presentations to the public and the PWSA Board of Directors on development related issues.
  • Represent the Authority by actively participating in relevant associations and public events.
  • Serve as lead intergovernmental liaison for assigned projects and programs.
  • Monitor development budgets and schedules for development projects of varying scope and complexity.
  • Collaborate with PWSA Finance and Engineering departments to accurately project development related revenue.
  • Compile, review, and analyze data. Prepares reports relating to development and growth in the City of Pittsburgh. Regularly disseminate development related reports to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate internal Engineering and Legal resources to facilitate project delivery.
  • Monitor changes in the laws related to utilities that affect the PWSA budget and operations.
  • Under supervision of the Senior Manager of Public Affairs, develop communications strategies and plans related to PWSA’s business and development services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager of Public Affairs

 
Open until filled 
Engineering & Construction
 
DUTIES: 
  • Support in maintaining projects handled by the project manager through the e-Builder system structure including scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Liaison between e-Builder, Finance, and Procurement.
  • Responsible for project setup which includes entry of project budgets and commitments.
  • Assists Project Systems Coordinator in identifying, defining and developing solutions to issues that arise in existing processes.
  • Works with project managers to ensure their projects are updated in e-Builder and are accurate throughout the project life cycle.
  • Attends monthly project meetings with all system users to ensure adequate functionality and problem resolution.
  • Follow (or adhere to) policies and procedures to ensure the company has proper controls embedded in each process. Monitor internal controls related to all phases of project life cycles.
  • Distributes updates and notices relevant to the Project Management System.
  • Assists Coordinator with related user maintenance activities, such as setup, role assignment, and license utilization.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Open Until Filled
Water Production

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Serves as a point of contact to the 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 sub 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 SCADA Manger for all SCADA-related projects, including new construction.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing to share and transfer institutional knowledge with the 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 SCADA manager and deputy director of water production 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.

 

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

Finance

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, assists with the maintenance of the Authority’s accounting records and daily transactions.  Performs general accounting; payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing and oversight; and other duties required under the Authority’s accounting procedures.

 

 

Open Until Filled

Director of Water Production,
Field Services

SUMMARY:
The Director of Water Production is responsible for the performance management of the operation and maintenance of PWSA’s Water Treatment Plant, membrane filtration plant, and pumping stations of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, and is responsible for ensuring that produced water and water distribution system quality meets or exceeds applicable city, county, state, and federal regulations, as well as expectations of the consumers.


 

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.