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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

Field Services 

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

DUTIES:

Visits private residences and business establishments to post termination notices and/or terminate/restore (valves) water service; Scouts-Investigate various complaints from Customer Service and or complaints from customers ranging from customers out-of-water, internal leaks, leak responsibility, curb box locations, blow out/clean out and may be required to dig curb boxes; operate water valves, read meters, verify building’s occupancy. Must record daily reports of all assignments and locations visited; performs work in accordance with established PWSA policies and procedures; and performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

October 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Field Operations

UNION: This position is included in the Pittsburgh Joint Collective Bargaining Committee and will be filled in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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.); cuts grass and weeds, rakes leaves and performs related grounds keeping tasks; cleans buildings, offices and the surrounding grounds; uses a variety of hand and power tools and pumps, sewer rodders, power mowers etc.; may drive trucks of one ton or less in daily routine; may assist in locating mains and service lines and in backfilling excavations; performs routine maintenance of equipment (e.g., power saws, compressors, etc.); and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

October 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Archival Data Librarian Intern

Environmental Compliance

DUTIES:

Work in conjunction with PWSA staff to identify documentation needed to meet record retention requirements of regulatory agencies such as the Public Utility Commission and preserve the form and function of documentation for Environmental Compliance. Archive documents that include but are not limited to maps, photos, and engineering plans. Develop an electronic filing plan with Authority staff to include standardized naming and filing conventions.


 

October 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Administration

DUTIES:

Work in conjunction with PWSA staff to identify documentation needed to meet record retention requirements of regulatory agencies such as the Public Utility Commission and preserve the form and function of documentation for all departments (Finance, Human Resources, Engineering, Executive Administration, Etc.). Archive documents that include but are not limited to maps, photos, and engineering plans. Develop an electronic filing plan with Authority staff to include standardized naming and filing conventions.


 

October 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
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.


 

October 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Engineering and Construction

DUTIES:

Assists the Director of Engineering in monitoring and overseeing all engineering and design work done by the Authority and City Agencies or private consultants or construction firms relating to water/sewer systems, reservoirs, purification plant, pumping stations and all related facilities. Assists with the preparation of the Authority’s Capital Improvement and Special Project Program budget and priority list. Provides training and/or technical assistance as requested or required. Develops contracts and monitors contract performance according to established guidelines, procedures and applicable regulations (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), etc.). Assists in developing policies and procedures for Division for approval by the Executive Director. Attends meetings, conferences, etc. as assigned and represents the Director of Engineering as requested. Assists in developing, directing, coordinating, organizing and control of 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 such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


 

October 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Engineering and Construction

UNION: This position is included in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees bargaining unit and will be filled in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

DUTIES:

Utilizes GIS software to update attributes and mapping of water and sewer data; Assists Engineering staff with research, verification, and preparation of source material; Organizes and files record information for graphic and database updates; Performs data entry and analysis to support miscellaneous needs of the Engineering Department; Completes scanning and printing of record documents, maps, reports, etc.; Prepares project drawings for Engineering inspection, repair, and construction projects; Assists with completion of field inspections and surveys; Prepares customized maps and GIS data exports for customer requests, emergency responses, field studies, etc.


 

Until Filled
Finance

DUTIES:

  • Assure timely and accurate processing of procurement requests, develop and/or review specifications, prepare and execute informal and formal bid solicitations
  • Finalize agreements in collaboration with the customer and appropriate internal departments
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-solicitation conferences, bid openings, and other related meetings
  • Analyze and evaluate responses to solicitations for conformance to procurement requirements
  • Using best practice professional communication skills, prepare materials for and clearly and effectively
  • communicate standard operating procedures and other information to internal and external audiences, customer groups, and management
  • Finalize agreements in collaboration with the customer and appropriate internal departments
  • Track and report monthly MBE/WBE prime and subcontractor payments to the EORC

 

Open Until Filled
Finance

DUTIES:

  • Determines the method of procurement and prepares, composes, awards, and amends (as
  • required) contracts and purchase orders
  • Coordinates and facilitates pre-solicitation conferences, bid openings, and other related meetings
  • Analyzes and evaluates responses to solicitations for conformance to procurement requirements
  • Assists with locating sources of supply
  • Establishes and maintains records and prepares accurate reports involving various degrees of narrative utilizing Microsoft software
  • Participates in vendor meetings (both internal and external)
  • Assists with training others on procurement principles, practices, and techniques
  • Participate in the development and execution of process improvements throughout the supply chain as requested.

 

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
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
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

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.