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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

Field Operations

DUTIES:

  • Supervises and coordinates work with PWSA employees, contractors and customers
  • Plans and develops work schedules, equipment usage schedules procedures and priority of plumbing jobs
  • Installation of new and replacement water mains and services
  • Ability to Coordinate work between the city, contractor and homeowner and PWSA employees
  • Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and established policies (including union agreements) to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees
  • Meets with customers, developers and contractors; investigate complaints, claims, reports of encroachments and vandalism; take necessary actions to correct the situation
  • Estimates material and labor for jobs
  • Ensures the proper planning, design, scheduling, and construction of Capital improvement Projects
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key City officials and other external stakeholders
  • Manage employee development through development goals and IDP
  • Manages personnel towards the attainment of developed KPI’s for the organization
  • Confers regularly with the Deputy Director on matters of short and long-term planning; works on special projects required
  • Prepares and makes recommendations for the budgets of departmental expenditure requirements, including personnel, equipment, and capital planning
  • Attends grievance meetings
  • Conducts safety meetings, inspections and provides documentation related to all safety issues.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics as practiced in the waterworks industry
  • Attends meetings and may give presentations to the Board of Directors as required by the Deputy Director with officials of state, county, and special districts as directed by the Deputy Director
  • Work independently, use time wisely, and complete assignments in a timely manner as well as take both verbal and written directions
  • All other duties as assigned

 

January 24, 2019 at 4;00 p.m.
MIS

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond to level 1 helpdesk request and escalate as needed
  • Diagnose and resolve software and hardware issues in a timely fashion
  • Research issues and advise end user on appropriate action
  • Inventory equipment
  • Assists with research on current technology upgrade projects
  • Setup computers for new users, physical and virtual
  • Change backup media per set schedule
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required

 

January 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Finance

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the maintenance of the general ledger using an automated system to include the preparation and posting of journal entries.
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliation, verifies Authority deposits and addresses various questions or problems with banking institutions.
  • Provides backup for other positions within the department when necessary.
  • Monitors accounts receivable processes, including collections, deposits and related record keeping.
  • Compiles requested financial reports, summaries and analyses as assigned.
  • Facilitates annual audits and the preparation of related schedules.
  • Performs accounts payable duties such as verifying invoices for payment, ensuring expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts, reviewing clerical entry and processing vendor checks on an automated system.
  • Performs data entry related to project accounting and payables.
  • Maintains documents for the Finance department, including cataloging and filing.
  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.
  • Assists Finance Manager with coordinating annual inventory with Warehouse staff, including participating in physical counts.
  • Assists Finance Manager with month and year end closes, and provides backup when necessary.
  • Assists with initiatives and projects.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Meets divisional benchmarks within established guidelines.
  • Acts in the absence of the Finance Manager and represents the Manager in meetings and on specific projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

 

April 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Administration: Legal/Customer Service

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Paralegal

  • Be available to accept service of all legal matters including insurance claims, Complaints, Notices of Violation, Field Orders and any other legal related matter
  • Perform legal, factual and records research
  • Utilize computer assisted legal research tools/data basis
  • Draft legal documents
  • Review and analyze documents to assist in preparation of case for trial and/or, timely, submission to the appropriate court
  • Electronically file pleadings with the Department of Court Records
  • Electronically file liens as General Docket claims with the Department of Court Records
  • Identify relevant statutes and other pertinent material
  • Analyze and organize information to produce reports
  • Cross check and validate information
  • Assist in the preparation of legal arguments, agreements, pleadings, appeals, contracts and legal memoranda
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Prepare and send mailings (including Certified Mail) pertaining to legal matters
  • Review and edit legal documents for accuracy
  • Prepare and file, in a timely manner, appearances, returns, and briefs for statutory appeals or other legal matters
  • Build and maintain databases and files
  • Organize and track insurance claim and case files
  • Act as a liaison between Authority and outside counsel, as directed by internal Legal Function
  • Assist the lawyers in preparation for court appearances/appearances in front of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Manage various projects and deadlines
  • Schedule meetings
  • Ensure that attorney registration(s) and enrollments are completed in a timely manner so as to not miss deadlines
  • Make sure that any supplies, subscriptions, materials or services that are necessary for the Legal function are obtained, in a timely manner
  • Communicate to in house Attorneys, on a regular basis regarding work-load and any actual or potential legal
  • issues that the in house attorneys may need to be aware of and may need to escalate
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  • Create legal case and topical matter files, organize the files
  • Perform administrative tasks, as necessary, in support of the in house Legal Function

Right to Know

  • Assist with, timely, responding to Right to Know requests

Records Retention Coordinator

  • Under direction of Legal Counsel, Research, appraise, and process the proper disposal of Authority records as set forth in the Municipal Records Retention Act
  • Provides historical reference by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, and disposal of records
  • Prepare resolution to seek Board approval prior to the destruction of documents
  • Schedules and coordinates document shredding services
  • Reviews and approves invoices for document shredding services
  • File Certificates of Destruction

Claims

  • Assist with the processing and tracking of claims, as needed
  • Be familiar with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act as it applies to claims that are made against the Authority
  • Supply, when requested, all documentation relating to active and closed Claims for Damages to the PUC
  • Compliance Manager in Customer Service

Notary Public

  • Notarize documents for various departments within the Authority

 

January 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Administration, Customer Service

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

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.

 

Open Until Filled
Administration, Management Information Systems

DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES: Ensure that the development of the Management Information Systems (MIS) department proceeds in a logical, integrated fashion to meet the needs of all PWSA departments. Oversee an inventory of information technology hardware and software and develop a maintenance schedule for same. Supervise, and evaluate the performance of, MIS staff in network systems administration, database maintenance, cyber security, and helpdesk activities. Staff includes a Business Intelligence Developer, two Network Systems Administrators and two Help Desk Technicians. Make certain that PWSA meets all Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulation requirements for information technology. Create goals, priorities and projects for the MIS staff. Introduce policies for the use of technological devices and distribute to all users. Develop and update PWSA’s guidelines for resource expenditure, project control, data and equipment security, information privacy, internal controls, and contingency plans. Recommend the overall strategy for the planning, use and coordination of information technology and services, including the evaluation of current and proposed systems. Negotiate and administer cost-saving and security-minded contracts for hardware, software, telecommunications, and wireless acquisition, implementation, maintenance. Supervise device support and applications development across the PWSA network. Prepare an adequate annual budget for departmental information systems, and ensure that consistent, integrated Authority-wide systems planning is ongoing. Monitor, and leverage where possible, proven technology advances to enhance PWSA productivity. Develop and lead staff to perform on-going technological device/software training for all PWSA personnel. Consult with departmental personnel regarding the implementation or upgrade of systems. Supervise the preparation of periodic and routine reports on operating performance, equipment and application utilization, level of efficiency, and standards of service. Conduct needs analysis, document requirements, and negotiate with vendors for consulting services, hardware, software and training for PWSA staff. Maintain rapport with technology vendors to ensure satisfactory support. Supervise technical support staff in maintaining efficient operation of PWSA’s information and communication systems. Travel to sites in support of duties. Perform other duties as assigned.


 

Open 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.


 

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