Working for PWSA

To inquire about job opportunities and availabilities, please contact our Human Resources at 412-255-8800 ext 2288 or at

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

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. . .


Water Quality Data Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Water Quality Data Manager is responsible for conducting all functions necessary for the daily operation of quality control with respect to data integrity. This individual is also responsible for the implementation of the new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and all associated QC/QA, SOPs, and documentation. The individual will manage the daily influx of data to ensure that quality of the data is being upheld. This individual will also be responsible for generating regulatory compliance reports as a requirement of the Safe Drinking Water Act.


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. The individual will follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs), assess for correct documentation in laboratory notebooks, bench sheets, chains of custody (COCs), external laboratory COCs, and final reports. This position will require collaborative work with the Laboratory Manager and all positions of the laboratory to ensure compliance with regulations and to assist personnel in producing quality results and resolving any Corrective Actions (CARs).



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. . .


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. 



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.



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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled

Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is seeking an innovative individual who can assist the Authority as an Administrative Assistant within the Human Resources department. This position will report directly to the Director of Human Resources and will serve as a point person and coordinator recruitment and benefit responsibilities. PWSA serves over 111,000 customers in the City of Pittsburgh. The Authority’s annual operating budget exceeds $185 Million, and it has over 250 employees. The Human Resources Assistant will coordinate internally with Authority managers when securing talent through the complete life cycle of recruitment. This position will also support any other administrative duties assigned.


Communications Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides support and assistance to the Communications Manager. The Communications Associate works as a member of the Communications Department and is responsible for using excellent communication and writing skills to support a broad range of duties associated with administrative and communications across all departments; and is responsible for maintaining an accurate sense of all events, and organizational priorities.


Customer Service Representative, Part Time

Works in contact center environment providing services to customers via telephone and in person. Update, service, and maintain customer accounts through automated recordkeeping. In order to be considered eligible for this position, the application must clearly show two years of clerical experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.


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 to verify that the property is located within the City of Pittsburgh.