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To inquire about job opportunities and availabilities, please contact our Human Resources at 412-255-8800 ext 8574 or at careers@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

Chief Water Quality Officer

POSITION SUMMARY: Supervises and directs the water quality personnel, laboratory and customer testing processes, procedures, compliance requirements of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority; is responsible for developing the water treatment and testing protocols ensuring that water quality meets applicable city, county, state, and federal regulations as well as expectations of the consumers; reports regularly to the Board on water quality; coordinates and works with the Water Quality Advisory Board. . .
 

Open until filled

Laboratory Quality Control Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Laboratory Quality Control Specialist is responsible for conducting all functions necessary for the daily operation of quality control in the laboratory including checking over daily calibrations, the operation of analytical instrumentation (Wet Bench Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, and Organic Chemistry), and proper utilization of basic lab techniques (sample collecting, titrations, filtrations, pipetting). This individual is also responsible for the Microbiology section of the laboratory and all associated Microbiology QC/QA, analyses, SOPs, and documentation. . .
 

Open until filled

SCADA Manager

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:  Serves as a point of contact to the water production management team at the water treatment plant regarding all instrumentation and SCADA projects. 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. Maintains and upgrades all relevant license agreements necessary to operate the SCADA system. Develops working standard operating procedures and workflow charts to demonstrate and support understanding of the operation of the SCADA system. Manages the security assets connected to the SCADA system. Installs SCADA and instrumentation at field sites as needed. Designs and develops reports . . .
 

Open until filled

Director of Engineering

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

Green Infrastructure Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY: The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking a designer/engineer to coordinate stormwater management related engineering and construction services for it’s Green Infrastructure (GI) and Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) programs. The GI-focused Engineer will perform technical engineering and design services to plan, coordinate, and implement PWSA’s Green Infrastructure Program. The work is carried out with the support of in-house engineering and administrative staff supplemented by consultant specialists. . .

 

Open until filled

Deputy Director of Finance

SUMMARY: Performs professional management and supervisory work in serving as principal managerial support to the Director of Finance. The work involves planning, directing, coordinating, leading and supervising the finance, customer service, information systems, purchasing and warehousing functions for the Authority. Overall goals are set and the selected individual determines the specific tasks and assignments to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work. . .
 

Open until filled

Accounting Specialist

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

SQL BI Developer

SUMMARY: The Pittsburgh Water Sewer Authority is searching for an innovative candidate with a strong background in applications and database development and administration to support ongoing efforts at optimizing applications and database environments to support daily operations and business development activities. The candidate will lead project initiatives within a team as well as work individually. . .
 

Open until filled

Senior Exec. Administrative Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides executive office management and overall administrative management for executives (and specifically the Executive Director); this includes (but is not limited to) managing all communications, preparing financial reports, training and supervising support staff, managing the Executive Director’s calendar, and ensuring confidentiality of the office. . .
 

Open until filled

Information Technology Intern 
(Temporary Through 12/31/17)

SUMMARY: User support and customer service on company supported computer applications and platforms. Trouble-shoot problems and advise on the appropriate action. Candidates should be proficient in Windows 7 and above, Microsoft Office 2010 and above, and Basic Network Troubleshooting skills. . .
 

Open until filled

Customer Service Representative, Full Time

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 . . .
 

Open until filled

Customer Service Representative, Part Time

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of general office procedures, including filing and receptionist duties, business English, spelling, mathematics, looking up information, retrieval of information, etc. Some knowledge of relevant PWSA programs, policies, procedures, regulations, relevant technical or legal information, etc. Ability to establish and maintain manual and/or automated records and files; to proofread copy and compare words and numbers for accuracy . . .  Open until filled

Open until filled

 

 

 

Scientist I

POSITION SUMMARY: The Scientist I position shall perform moderately complex Scientist functions for various environmental or utilities projects. Analyzes data and related information to prepare reports, permits or licenses in support of routine water, sewer, storm water and air quality projects; provides special study scientist reports. Performs work under the direct supervision of an Engineer IV, Scientist IV, Associate Project Manager, Environmental Compliance Manager, Project Manager, Group Manager or Director of Engineering and Construction. . .
 

May 22, 2017 
at 4:00 pm

Inspector II

POSITION SUMMARY: The position includes observation and monitoring of construction project sites, preparation of daily reports of site construction activities, and updating redline drawings. This position also includes reporting on project progress and working to keep project on schedule and within budget and scope. The successful candidate will have extensive interaction with the construction manager, contractor, and other project/site team members. . .
 

May 22, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Laborer, Water Production

DUTIES: Performs manual work of limited complexity; may assist in the performance of semi-skilled or skilled tasks; participates in various projects or tasks requiring physical labor such as street resurfacing, digging ditches, pruning shrubs, maintaining pipelines, valves, hydrants, and manholes; cleans streets, gutters, sewers, and catch basins; loads and unloads materials, supplies, equipment, trash, and other debris; salts streets and sidewalks and removes snow; assist craftsperson’s in moving materials, setting forms, mixing cement, etc.; performs minor repairs on PWSA facilities, streets, sidewalks, stairs, sewers, etc.; performs simple construction jobs (e.g., barricades, fences, etc.). . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Plumber

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 . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Plumber (WTP)

DUTIES:  Repairs, replaces and maintains all types of piping, valves, controls and plumbing fixtures in new or existing Authority structures related to the Authority’s water treatment plants, eleven pump stations, and thirteens storage facilities; (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. This position requires chemical related plumbing, working in hazardous environments and, confined spaces and heights. . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Electrician (WTP)

POSITION SUMMARY: This position requires considerable detailed technical skill and expertise in the completion of tasks, and ensures that the components of the PWSA’s different process control, telemetry, and data acquisition systems are operational. This position typically services the electronic components of monitoring, telemetry and control equipment, as well as the initial troubleshooting of equipment and services, electrical transmission lines, circuitry, and motors. . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Truck Driver

DUTIES: Operates a truck; transports crews, materials, and equipment; drives a heavy truck (e.g., dump truck, concrete mixer, etc.) and/or large vans (e.g., box van, cargo van, etc.); operates equipment at job site (e.g., compressor, generator, snow plow, pumps, etc.); drives trucks and vans and operates equipment in accordance with established City and departmental safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures; works as member of vehicle's crew as assigned or required; inspects mechanical condition of vehicle and reports malfunctions; makes minor repairs; checks oil, water, gas, tires, etc.; may schedule periodic maintenance on vehicle; maintains accurate records on equipment; transports crews and/or materials . . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Valve and Hydrant Specialist

DUTIES: Monitors, recommends, and repairs all types of water leaks; installs, repairs, and replaces hydrants, valves and fittings as required; repairs property damaged by water related accidents; lays and repairs water lines; operates valves and hydrants; locates water line leaks manually or by electronic device as needed; repairs and replaces water hydrants, valves, ferrules, tapping tees and tapping valves; makes taps and drills ferrules. digs, back-fills, and taps holes as assigned; shores excavations as required; performs work in accordance with City and departmental safety and operating rules, regulations, policies and procedures; sketches and takes accurate measurements of installations . . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Laborer, Field Services

DUTIES: Performs manual work of limited complexity; may assist in the performance of semi-skilled or skilled tasks; participates in various projects or tasks requiring physical labor such as street resurfacing, digging ditches, pruning shrubs, maintaining pipelines, valves, hydrants, and manholes; cleans streets, gutters, sewers, and catch basins; loads and unloads materials, supplies, equipment, trash, and other debris; salts streets and sidewalks and removes snow; assist craftsperson’s in moving materials, setting forms, mixing cement, etc.; performs minor repairs on PWSA facilities, streets, sidewalks, stairs, sewers, etc.; performs simple construction jobs (e.g., barricades, fences, etc.) . . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Utility Worker

Duties:  As a crewmember, the Utility Worker performs predetermined tasks to support the operation and maintenance of the water supply system and the sewer operations. Major activities generally involve the operations, maintenance and repair of the water and sewer assets and are more specifically described under “Essential Functions”. . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Customer Service Coordinator

DUTIES:  Understand operational workflows, identifying errors and applying analytics to business data. Performs advanced 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. Classically works with clients through a call center environment with advanced levels of risk and complexity of needs. Maintain an effective network of internal and external relationships. Through discovery conversations, identifies and implements client solutions and as appropriate collaborates with internal business partners. Effectively executes on contact management strategy through utilization of available tools and resources . . .

May 26, 2017
at 4:00 pm

Administrative Assistant, Customer Service

DUTIES: The Administrative Assistant provides a wide range of administrative and office support activities for the Senior Manager of Customer Service. This position requires an experienced, self-directed and professional individual who has the ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently or with little supervision, maintain the highest degree of confidentiality with sensitive information, and be flexible in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. The individual must be comfortable working closely with the customer service management staff. Professional demeanor is essential. . .

May 26, 2017
at 4
:00 pm

 

 

 


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.