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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!
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.
$739.47 - $1192.58 (weekly) * Commensurate with experience *
Utilize and operate the latest versions of AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop and other software to create construction drawings, as built drawings and engineering details. Assist Engineering staff in field surveys including instrument surveys. Research records for related data and information. Produce copies of plans and contract documents and compile into bid documents. Review rough sketches, drawings, specifications, reports, utility and other engineering data for inclusion in the contract design plans and/or as-built plans. Draft detailed drawings of structures and utility systems including roads, gas, electric, steam, telephone, water, sewer, drainage, and buildings in compliance with established BWSC CAD Standards. Create preliminary and final sketches of proposed plans, using the latest version of AutoCad (CAD) and Land Development Desktop software used by the Commission. Create as built plans using the latest versions of AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop software used by the Commission and in compliance with established BWSC CAD Standards. Update site and other plans to ensure compliance with Commissionís standards. Create and assemble visual aids for public meetings and other purposes. Accompany engineers in field to collect data required for preparation of construction drawings and as built drawings. Research record plans and facilities information. Perform related duties as required.
Ability to follow instructions in both written and oral form. High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Proficiency and/or one (1) year of experience in the use of recent versions of AutoCad and Land Development Desktop software used by the Commission. Valid Massachusetts Drivers License is required.
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.
$739.47 - $1192.58 (Weekly)
Under the direction of the Director of IT Support and Training or designee, develop and deliver training programs to end users on various software programs and resolve end user problems. Complete incoming service requests from end-users to resolve software application issues. Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications. Record, track, and document the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made and actions taken through final resolution. Communicate application problems and issues to internal/external developers and the IT support team. Test fixes and perform post-resolution follow-up to ensure problems have been adequately resolved. Identify and learn appropriate software applications used and supported by the Commission. Develop and deliver courses for new and existing software applications, including all course materials, exercises, and skill evaluations. Coordinate with department heads to assess departmental training needs and objectives. Create, administer, analyze, and report on end-user needs and skills assessments. Review and update training materials and documentation. Perform related duties as required.
Bachelorís degree in computer science or information systems. Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience. Experience with technical training. In-depth, hands-on knowledge of enterprise and desktop applications, including Microsoft Office. Proven experience with adult learning principles, methodologies, and course design techniques. Knowledge of trends in computer technology relating to software. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including instructional and presentational skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to conduct research into course development and delivery concepts, as well as technical software issues. Good analytical and problem-solving abilities. Familiarity with ITIL methodologies. Preferred: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. CompTIA CTT+ (Must be willing to complete certification).
Manage and coordinate all human resources activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, FMLA and HRIS. Review and write job descriptions and determine appropriate salary level. Oversee the applicant screening and selection process. Assist in the development and implementation of equitable and competitive compensation programs. Oversee the administration of benefit programs and provide analysis of existing benefit policies and prevailing practices among similar organizations to ensure competitive benefit programs. Assist in the development and implementation of human resource policies and procedures. Implement the provisions of collective bargaining agreements. Act as the Human Resource Module Leader for all PeopleSoft upgrades. Ensure compliance with the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) regarding separation of employment. Other responsibilities include providing testimony on behalf of the Commission; assisting in the development of division budgets, goals and objectives; supervising and training department staff and monitoring employee performance.
Bachelorís degree and five (5) yearsí Human Resources experience required. Knowledge of employment legislation such as the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ERISA, USERRA and demonstrated oral and written communication skills required. Masterís degree and Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR/SPHR) or certification in a related field preferred.
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.
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.
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 and organizational skills and have extensive knowledge of multiple technical and operational areas at the senior staff level.