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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.
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!
Advise on labor and employment matters including but not limited to: collective bargaining, labor relations, discipline and discharge, discrimination claims, and leave entitlements under the FMLA and SNLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA. Manage the self-insured Workerís Compensation Program and represent the Commission in claims filed with the Department of Industrial Accidents. Analyze and interpret the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements and represent management in labor contract negotiations. Conduct grievance hearings and assist with the preparation and presentation of cases involving union contract disputes at the American Arbitration Association. Develop and/or update employment policies. Assist personnel in the preparation of disciplinary actions. Represent management at internal disciplinary hearings before the Executive Director. Conduct investigations; prepare comprehensive reports and summary of findings. Respond to complaints of employment discrimination. Conduct research, prepare briefs, and develop strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation of cases. Manage the Workerís Compensation Program and represent the Commission at the Department of Industrial Accidents. Research questions of law and public policy and render written opinions. Serve on internal committees as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned.
J.D. Degree and membership in the Massachusetts Bar is required. A minimum of five years of professional experience in labor and employment law required.
$60,529.56 - $78,284.96 (Annually)
Note: Applications for this position will only be accepted through Mail or Hand Delivery to Boston Water and Sewer Commission Human Resources 980 Harrison Avenue Boston MA, 02119 ATTN: Susan McCorkle. Please download and submit the completed Boston Water and Sewer application along with a resume and cover letter. Please identify the title of the job clearly in your cover letter. BWSC Employee Application
Partner with the Commissionís management team to align information technology with strategic direction. Plan, design, implement, and upgrade various information systems and applications, hardware/software tools, standard operating procedures and enterprise-wide data management to support departmental and organizational objectives, optimize service to ratepayers, and maximize the value of data and IT systems within the organization. Manage multiple complex projects/programs from design and development to production; Oversee the evaluation of business and system requirements and project related research on business and technical trends and dependencies; Lead and direct project teams to meet project objectives; Work with staff in other departments to coordinate systems testing, installation, training, and support activities; Define the necessary resources and schedule for project/program implementation; Examine existing information gathering/processing systems (manual and automated) and make recommendations for enhancement; Confer with personnel to analyze current procedures, identify problems and document a proposed solution with specific data input/output diagrams and requirements for forms, reports, etc.; Perform programming tasks and systematic report development as required to ensure projects are completed according to schedule; Develop strategic and tactical plans for the acquisitions of information system(s) and technology; Coordinate product review efforts with vendors and appropriate staff to access abilities of available applications relative to Commission needs; Oversee data mapping and conversion efforts. Represent the Commission on various committees and professional organizations; Develop formalized Request for Proposals (RFP) for public solicitation; Ensures adherence to collective bargaining agreements and takes appropriate disciplinary action as required. Perform related business and technical duties as required.
Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science or related field is required. A Masterís Degree is preferred; Minimum of five years of IT project management, application development, system upgrades and system implementation experience is required; Relevant experience with the .NET environment and two Programming languages such as C#, Visual Basic.Net, Java and ASP.NET is required; Knowledge and experience regarding hardware and software products for the mainframe, mini-computer, personal computer, portable devices, and telecommunications environment is required; Strong orientation to business goals, objectives and bottom line results is required; Demonstrated skill in the ability to manage multiple, complex projects; Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required. Ability and willingness to perform under pressure, work irregular hours as required and adapt to new methods and procedures is required.
Perform work which includes: planning, scheduling, coordination and supervision of detailed phases of engineering and construction work involving conventional engineering practice and which may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, review studies, plans and designs by others for technical completeness and conformance with Commission, state and federal standards. Supervise inspectors and project engineers in the planning, supervision, and direction of all aspects of construction survey and inspection, construction scheduling and progress recording and the processing of payments. Assist the Director of Construction or Designee in the review and approval of allotted division expenditures and division staffing requirements. Appear before city, state, and federal officials, and public and private groups to explain aspects of present and/or planned projects, and through subordinates insure that all requirements of public participation and notice are executed, and resolve construction related complaints and problems submitted to the Commission. Assist the Director of Construction or Designee in directing the coordination of construction activities with other utilities and with city and state agencies. Develop procedures for the evaluation of contractor performance and review all construction plans for feasibility and constructability. Prepare and/or supervise the preparation of written and oral reports related to contractor performance and work progress. Prepare construction change orders and quantity summaries. Perform surveying, including total station and level runs. Perform site visits to confirm contractor compliance. Assist in the preparation of presentation materials for public and private group meetings. Oversee complex construction projects, including coordination with consultants. Review staffing requirements for multiple projects and may review and check personally the important phases of major projects. Review projects from inception to feasibility and planning studies through final design and preparation of construction drawings and specification. Coordinate and supervise the work of others on specific assignments, and prepare memoranda, analyses, and reports. Review as-built drawings for submission to the Director of Construction and others. May also perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering is required; an advanced degree is desirable. Registration as a professional engineer in Massachusetts is required, or ability to acquire registration within six (6) months after starting work. Must be familiar with PC based software applications related to word and data processing, and scheduling. Must have seven (7) years experience in design and construction, with at least three (3) years at a supervisory level. Familiarity with PC based software applications related to work and data processing, and scheduling. A valid Massachusetts Driverís License is required. Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commission.
Supervise and coordinate activities of subordinate supervisory personnel and workers engaged in installing, maintaining, repairing and servicing the Commissionís water distribution system and sewerage and storm drainage collection system. Review work load, schedule personnel assignments, and monitor status of on-going work projects and available personnel for work assignments in order to plan daily operation of water and sewer projects. Assign work activities and necessary equipment to work crews concerned with excavating and backfilling trenches and culverts, installing, repairing and replacing water and sewer mains and appurtenances. Join and caulk pipelines, repair valves and hydrants, drill and install taps in mains, and perform related street repairs, working from maps, distance cards, history cards and other diagrams. Requisition materials and equipment, such as pipes, special fittings and unions, cranes, air compressors. Inspect work to determine conformance to specifications. Prepare reports concerned with such items as human resource utilization, time records, work progress and disposition of materials. Review work orders, activity reports, vehicle utilization and other records prepared by operation personnel for clarity, completeness, accuracy and conformance with Commission Policy and procedures. Route approved reports and records to superiors for action. Coordinate work activities with other Commission departments or outside agencies to prevent delays in actions required to improve services to the public. Coordinate the resolution of customer complaints and provides regular status reports. Ensure adherence to collective bargaining agreements and other Commission policies and initiates personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, discharges and disciplinary measures. Monitors attendance, vacation and overtime of subordinates as provided for in Commission policies. Enforce safety regulations. Evaluate performance of subordinates. Perform other functions as required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position. May plan, conduct or arrange for indoctrination and training of subordinate personnel. May confer with workersí representatives to resolve grievances. May interview job applicants from eligibility lists and prepare individual recommendations for consideration by superior. May testify in court on behalf of the Commission.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Valid Massachusetts Commercial Driverís License (Class B) with Air Brakes endorsement. As required by the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, Safety Sensitive Employees will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Minimum of five years experience in water, wastewater or construction industry with at least three years in supervisory capacity. Familiarity with basic principles of field operation and experience in the use of radio dispatch and computerized work management systems. Must be able to prepare written and oral reports. Must possess the ability to read and interpret blueprints and plans. Knowledge of the operation of hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic equipment. Must have knowledge of all safety procedures and be able to demonstrate the proper use of all required safety equipment. Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commission or designee.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Engineering Design, perform various engineering tasks. Design sewer, drain and water construction projects involving new and rehabilitated water and wastewater facilities for the Capital Improvement Program. Provide field surveys including Total Station Surveys for planning and construction projects. Prepare project analysis using engineering software for hydraulic analysis. Prepare and review construction drawings, specifications, contract documents and contract estimates. Prepare designs with the use of AutoCad. Evaluate designs submitted for review by other agencies, consultants, developers and utilities to determine compliance with Commission standards and effects of new construction on Commission facilities. Provide consultants, utilities, contractors and general public with engineering information. Perform engineering investigations and recommendations relating to the operation and maintenance of the sewer and water systems. Prepare clear and concise technical reports related to investigations and project design. Perform related work as required.
A Bachelorís Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology is required. Massachusetts Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) formerly (EIT) certificate is required. Two years of experience with water and sewer systems is required. A valid Massachusetts driverís license is required. Working knowledge of AutoCAD version 2006 or higher is required. Ability to apply scientific, engineering and management principles to the analysis of engineering problems and ability to design solutions to same. Ability to interpret technical reports and drawings. Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commission or designee.
Direct and manage all activities including multiple and highly complex technical activities of the Finance Department. Plan and review all work processes of Finance Department Staff. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Commission's overall financial planning and reporting activities in the development of an integrated annual and long range financial plan which enables the Commission to fulfill all its legal and contractual financial obligations. Establish, formulate, implement and see that staff adhere to all organizational policies and to all financial policies and procedures as they relate to Financial Management Functions including; budgeting, general accounting, debt and investments, risk management, safety and health programs, billing adjustments, liens and other related financial planning and reporting functions. Oversees the Financial Services functions of the Commission to provide for the annual development and implementation of the Commission's Operating and Current Expense Budgets. Direct the annual formulation and analysis of the Commission's Capital Budget and prioritizes projects for inclusion in the three year Capital Improvement Program. Determine annual rate revenue requirements and supervise the setting of rates, fees and charges sufficient to meet required levels and maintain compliance with the Commission's Enabling Legislation and Bond Resolutions. Develop and maintain short term and long term departmental goals and objectives and responsible for ongoing program. Supervise all aspects of financial reporting and maintain books and records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Oversee the preparation of financial statements and documentation for the annual independent audit, other financial analyses as required and the development of accurate and complete financial statements and annual report. Develop short and long term forecasts of cash receipts, cash transfers and expenditures; develop and maintain five year integrated financial forecasts including operating and capital budget expenditures and projections of rate revenue requirements; revise forecasts as necessary based on changing internal and external factors and perform sensitivity analyses as needed. Coordinate the Commission's participation in the annual review to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's proposed capital and current expense budgets and prepare formal comments regarding recommended revisions to those budgets. Maintain relationships and coordinate with public authorities, financial organizations, independent auditors and other providers of services and information, as required to fulfill the duties of the office. Oversee the Treasury Services functions of the Commission to provide sufficient financial resources for Commission operating and capital needs, as well as provide an internal control structure capable for ensuring protection of the Commission's assets. Responsible to provide an adequate cash flow to meet current and projected financial requirement. Oversee the borrowing of funds and collection of rate resources to insure adequate funding for the Commission's operations and capital program. Direct the investments of the cash assets of the Commission. Insures adequate funds to meet commitments by arranging for lines of credit and working and depository accounts in appropriate banks. Recommend long-term financing plans for the Commission. Represent the Commission before the investment community, and the Board of Commissioners. Direct the Commission's Revenue Bond program including consultant feasibility studies, ongoing relationships with financial advisors, legal counsel, underwriters and agencies. Exercise control over the Commissionís financial activities in accordance with statutory regulations, General Revenue Bond Resolution and enabling legislation to ensure sound utilization of financial resources. Perform other related work as may be required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position
A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA or MBA preferred. A minimum of ten years of directly related budgeting, finance or accounting experience, eight years of which have been involved in a progressive management capacity. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and workforce. Strong leadership ability, effective communication skills, both written and oral. Must possess strong analytical, organizational skills and require extensive knowledge of multiple technical and operational areas at the senior staff level.
Provides Commission-wide technological vision, strategy and leadership for developing and implementing information technology (IT) initiatives that improve cost effectiveness, service quality, staff productivity, and communications. Participates as an integral and active member in the strategic planning of the Commissionís business initiatives and processes. Develops, coordinates, guides and maintains IT systems and operational plans in support of current and future information and technology needs. Provides advice on the evaluation, selection, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing legacy IT systems. Prepares documentation necessary for the procurement of goods & services, and negotiates all IT acquisition, maintenance and support contracts, soliciting involvement and participation of other management team members as appropriate. Develops and maintains Commission-wide systems architecture, defining standards and protocols for data exchange, communications, software, and data integration. Designs, implements and maintains an organizational structure that supports effective delivery of IT services and data exchange between Commission departments, its customers, and the public. Recruits, develops, and manages professional, technical, and support staff. Manages an annual operating budget of approximately 2.5 million dollars and a capital budget of approximately 6 million dollars. Manages the successful operations of a multi-vendor, multi-computing environment consisting of minis, micros, Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and Storage Area Networks (SANs). Develops and enforces policies and procedures to ensure data integrity is maintained and the Commissionís IT assets are protected from viruses and unauthorized access. Develops and maintains an enterprise-wide business recovery plan to ensure timely and effective restoration of IT services in the event of a disaster. Ensures adherence to collective bargaining agreements and takes appropriate disciplinary action as required. Performs related business and technical duties as required.
Bachelorís Degree in management, computer science or related field is required. Masterís Degree in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field is desired. Minimum of ten years of information systems experience, including seven years in a managerial capacity, in data processing, computer applications, systems development and integration is required. Knowledge and experience with the business processes associated with implementing and maintaining enterprise-wide mission critical systems is required. Knowledge and experience regarding hardware and software products for mainframe, mini-computer and personal computer environment are required. Strong orientation to business goals, objectives and bottom line results is required. Demonstrated skill in the ability to manage multiple, complex projects. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.