Environmental Compliance Program Manager | Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)
Under limited supervision of the Environmental Compliance Director (ECD), the incumbent will be responsible for the administration, coordination, and management of applicable environmental rules, regulations, permitting, and laws (including those associated with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act). This position will be physically located at PWSA’s Aspinwall Treatment Plant.
• Assist the ECD in maintaining PWSA’s overall Environmental Compliance Program (ECP) for all water treatment and supply operations, including the Aspinwall Treatment Plant, the Membrane Filtration Plant, all pump stations, reservoirs, and storage tanks.
• Assist the ECD in maintaining PWSA’s environmental compliance efforts with other operations including field operations and sewer.
• Conduct site inspections, audits, or other operational evaluations, and facilitate annual compliance audits, to ensure proper environmental standards and quality.
• Oversee or complete required inspections and reports to comply with federal, state, and local permits, regulations, rules, standards, and laws; including, but not limited to, stormwater, wastewater, air, and waste such as SPCC/IPC, Tier II, Storage Tanks, NPDES/MS4, Industrial User, Waste Oil, and Universal/Hazardous/Residual Waste.
• Review and monitor compliance-related data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting conducted by the Environmental Compliance Department, and identify violations or potential violations of permits, regulations, rules, standards and/or laws, and reporting.
• Maintain tracking of corrective and preventative actions for non-compliance and non-conformance activities.
• Collect Key Performance Indicator Data, monitoring and preparing monthly, quarterly, annually, and ad-hoc reports for the ECD, and senior management.
• Verify monitoring and compliance with environmental standards and regulations by developing or reviewing reports and presentations; update key stakeholders as needed.
• Supervise, evaluate, coach, mentor, train, discipline, and motivate staff.
• Performs other related tasks as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Working knowledge of compliance, water quality, water treatment, and risk assessment.
• Strong familiarity with typical municipal water treatment and distribution system operations and maintenance requirements.
• Knowledge of the policies and procedures related to federal, state, and local environmental compliance requirements.
• Ability to manage and prioritize a heavy workload while meeting deadlines.
• Critical thinker and problem solver.
• Possess sound judgment, logical reasoning, integrity, and good ethics.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with one’s supervisor, colleagues, outside agencies, government officials, community representatives, and the public.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to operate a personal computer and other office equipment as required.
The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted:
• Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering, environmental, compliance, or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.
• 5+ years of relevant experience within environmental compliance.
General Requirements: Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or before appointment. A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment. Applicant must present an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination at the time of application or before the commencement of work (subject to applicable law including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 reasonable accommodation requirements). Applicants are also subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.
Residency Requirements: Applicant must have permanent residency in the City of Pittsburgh or one of the following thirty-six (36) surrounding communities at time of appointment and remain a permanent resident throughout employment with the PWSA : Aspinwall Borough, Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Bellevue Borough, Brentwood Borough, Carnegie Borough, Castle Shannon, Borough City of Pittsburgh, Crafton Borough, Dormont Borough, Edgewood, Borough Etna, Borough Fox Chapel Borough, Greentree Borough, Homestead Borough, Ingram Borough, Kennedy Township, McKees Rocks Borough, Millvale Borough, Mt. Lebanon Municipality, Mt. Oliver Borough, Munhall Borough, O'Hara Township, Penn Hills Municipality, Reserve Township, Robinson Township, Ross Township, Rosslyn Farms Borough, Scott Township, Shaler Township, Sharpsburg Borough, Swissvale Borough, Thornburg, West Homestead Borough, West Mifflin Borough, Whitehall Borough, Wilkinsburg Borough.
Examination: A drug screen, background check, and/or physical may be required for appointment.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
• The physical demands consist of completing routine office work in a standard office setting, as well as performing physical work outdoors in extreme weather.
• The employee will work in confined spaces, exhibit a full range of motion to complete tasks like climbing, balancing, kneeling, or grasping.
• The employee will utilize senses to see, hear, and talk, perform heavy work including lift and carry up to 50 pounds, work in loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire, and explosive risks; work with respirators around odors, dusts fumes, mists, poor ventilation, and gases.
• The noise level of this work environment is normally quiet; however, occasionally very loud.
• Regular exposure to general office noise as well as sounds associated with equipment and alarms.
• Occasional exposure to all types of outside weather conditions.
• Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, heavy equipment, and vehicles.
• Occasional exposure to lights, noise, fuels, and chemicals associated with heavy equipment and water treatment/distribution.
• Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours and/or recalled during emergency situations or other extensive periods.
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Applications: To be considered for this position, please submit your online application on our PWSA Careers Page: https://www.pgh2o.com/about-us/careers. You may be considered for other available positions based on qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at:
PWSA Human Resources Department
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
An Equal Opportunity Employer: The PWSA does not discriminate against anyone based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, family status, age, or non-disqualifying disability, or on any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
Position: Environmental Compliance Program Manager
Division: Environmental Compliance
Application Deadline: Until Filled