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Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is a dynamic public agency, comprised of approximately 500 employees consisting of engineers, planners, financial staff, information technology specialists, customer service representatives, skilled laborers and many others. BWSC owns and operates the water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater drainage systems that service the City of Boston. As the largest retail water and wastewater utility in New England, we are committed to providing the most efficient, cost effective water and wastewater services to the residents and businesses of Boston.

BWSC's dedicated staff employs today's cutting edge technology to get the job done and we offer our employees excellent benefits including health and life insurance, tuition assistance, subsidized transportation and more.

Employees must be Boston residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment subject to BWSC policies and collective bargaining agreements.

BWSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Hiring of a prospective employee is conditioned upon a negative drug screen.

You are invited to apply for any open position listed for which you are qualified.

How to Apply:

  1. Submit your resume and cover letter online, please send attachments in PDF or Microsoft Word format, if not please fax to 617-989-7754 OR
  2. Visit our Human Resources Department at 980 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02119

We are located on several MBTA bus routes and visitors' parking is available on-site. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Come join our team!

Current Openings

GIS Technician

Essential Functions:

Perform various administrative tasks and respond to inquiries from Commission personnel, private contractors, other agencies and the general public utilizing Geographic Information System data. Write, type or enter information into computer databases to prepare routine and non-routine correspondence, work orders, permits and other forms utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Responsible for the maintenance of GIS data, executing, ensuring adherence to data standards, procedures and quality control of data. Prepare and analyze reports using GIS and other data. Research Commission databases and interpret information for customer use. Assist in the preparation of applications for a wide variety of permits. Maintain manual and electronic databases and files. Responsible for the electronic tracking of site plan documents into GIS and other databases. Read and interpret construction drawings, site plans and blueprints. Act as a liaison between Commission personnel, customers and public agencies. Provide input in database enhancement and system upgrade. Participate in installation, testing, and acceptance of software. Recommend development designs for new or modified database elements. Answer telephones, screen calls, take messages and respond to public and internal requests for information. May assist in training of users in the use of applications. May assist in the design and implementation of applications, attend training and execute applications. May assist in developing and following GIS database standards for content, format, design and maintenance procedures. Perform other duties as assigned or required to fulfill the function of the position.


High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Three (3) yearsí experience in the principles and practices of cartography, computer mapping and spatial processing methods is required. A Bachelorís Degree in Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Engineering or related discipline may be substituted for experience requirement. Must have a working knowledge of Commission standards and specifications for construction of sewer, water and drain installations. Experience with engineering drafting and field data techniques is preferred. Ability to perform essential functions of position while working in a team oriented atmosphere. Ability to follow directions in written, graphical and oral form.

Employees must be Boston residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment subject to BWSC policies and collective bargaining agreements.

To apply, send resumes to: Boston Water & Sewer Commission, 980 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02119 ATTN: Susan McCorkle, or fax to Human Resources at 617-989-7754.

Salary Range:

$739.47 - $1192.58 (weekly) * Commensurate with experience *

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Dir IT Infrastructure

Essential Functions

Provide technology infrastructure support and direction that will align with the Boston Water and Sewer Commissionís IT strategy to support the organizationís business objectives. Direct and manage staff responsible for the design, delivery and deployment of back-end IT services such as systems administration, networking, telecommunications equipment and core infrastructure systems and services. Oversee and manage IT operations standards, infrastructure architecture, change control and manage vendor relationships related to enterprise infrastructure. Responsible for leading day-to-day site operations, capacity planning, upgrades and SME support for production and development of infrastructure which will improve the performance, reliability, and scalability of the existing system architecture. This hands-on position drives infrastructure design and assists with a variety of IT support functions. Develop strategic plans for the maintenance, upgrade and implementation of hardware and software that support Commission-wide production and development infrastructure. Responsible for the administration, performance and operation of servers and storage. Specify hardware and software configurations designed to adequately support mission critical applications, software, printing, plotting, computing, and systems networking needs. Manage the data centerís physical environment, including power, space, HVAC, fire suppression systems, planned and unplanned interruptions to business operations. Create solutions and make key decisions to maximize the performance, uptime, and supportability of infrastructure components and systems. Design, update and implement business continuity plans and execute tests for supported systems. Oversee change management activities to minimize the risk of business downtime. Develop IT infrastructure standards, governance policies and technical system documentation. Follow standards and best practices and develop supporting metrics. Install, configure, and maintain network equipment, server equipment, operating system software, systems monitoring software, printers, and plotters. Provide installation and tuning support for SQL Server and Oracle databases. Ensure data integrity is maintained and the Commissionís IT assets are protected from viruses, unauthorized access, hardware and software failures. Accountable for establishing, maintaining and enforcing policies, procedures and processes for day-to-day operations support, deploying software patches, upgrades, and system changes. Implement and maintain industry standard best practices for file system architecture, including archiving, data storage and backups. Oversee or provide expert-level technical system analysis and problem resolution for complex problems. Serves as escalation point to others in IT for complex technical, operational, or process issues. Ensure adherence to collective bargaining agreements and take appropriate disciplinary action as required. Participation in On-Call rotation required (nights & weekends). Perform any related duties as required.


Bachelorís degree in computer science or related field. Ten years of infrastructure management experience with an emphasis on data processing, data management, systems architecture, systems maintenance and systems recovery. In depth experience in managing a Microsoft infrastructure. Remain current on new technologies and platforms. Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft products SQL Server, SSIS, SCCM, and other MS tools and applications that support the infrastructure. Microsoft Exchange Administration necessary. Ability to respond rapidly to changing technology and apply leading edge technology to business needs. Ability to plan and direct IT efforts to improve operational efficiency and service delivery. Exceptional problem solving skills to deliver solutions quickly. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required. Preferred: Masterís degree. MCSE, CCIE and ITIL certification.

Starting Salary

$1,923.08 - $2,307.70  (Weekly)Apply

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Project Coordinator-Stormwater Infrastructure

Essential Functions

Under the general supervision of the Director of Planning and Sustainability oversee and coordinate the Commissionís environmental sustainability efforts to ensure long-term management of stormwater issues in accordance with best industry practices and the Commissionís Consent Decree. Review projects for stormwater management including infiltration, storage and treatment. Assist the Director of Planning and Sustainability, Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer in all matters related to Federal, State and Local stormwater regulations. Develop and maintain written specifications, standard details and manuals for stormwater management. Review and recommend new technologies for stormwater management. Review Commission projects and develop recommendations to incorporate methods of stormwater infiltration and Green Infrastructure Practices into other types of Commission projects. Assist in the review of stormwater detention and infiltration systems for private developments. Work with public agencies to design and implement stormwater management systems for public ways, parks and other public spaces. Develop and maintain tracking program to monitor type and location of stormwater management systems. Utilize Commission sewer and stormwater management models for localized projects. Utilize models to estimate pollutant loadings into receiving waters. Update models to reflect stormwater management system installation. Prepare reports to summarize stormwater pollutant loading improvements as stormwater management systems are installed. Provide professional written reports as directed.


Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, City Planning or Environmental Management. Certification in ďGreenĒ or other sustainable infrastructure rating system. Minimum of 5 years of experience in the planning, design and review of Best Management Practices, Green Infrastructure, or Low Impact Development practices for Stormwater or public works projects. Masterís Degree in city planning, engineering or environmental management preferred.

Starting Salary

$1,346.16 - $1,442.31  (Weekly)Apply


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