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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.
Responsible for the hardware/software installation, maintenance, upgrade, management and security of the Commissionís production and test server computing environments. Plans and coordinates security, maintenance, upgrade, implementation and integration initiatives for hardware and software that supports Commission-wide production and test server computing environments. Specifies hardware and software configurations designed to adequately support mission critical applications, software, printing, plotting, and other computing needs. Installs, configures, and maintains computer server equipment, workstations, personal computers, operating system software, systems monitoring software, printers, plotters and other peripherals. Monitors system logs and activity on all servers and takes corrective action as necessary. Administrates, verifies, and restores from backup media. Ensures the Commissionís IT assets are protected from viruses and unauthorized access. Provides technical consulting and support services to users of the Commissionís computing resources. Prepares all necessary documentation for the advertising and purchasing of MIS goods and services. Assists in the development and maintenance of an enterprise-wide business recovery plan to ensure timely and effective restoration of IT services in the event of a disaster. Writes system scripts and performs minimal debugging and modification of programming code. Ensures adherence to collective bargaining agreements and takes appropriate disciplinary action as required. Performs other related business and technical duties as required.
Bachelorís Degree in computer science or related field is required. Two or more years of systems administration experience is required. Knowledge and experience regarding hardware and software products for Windows servers and personal computer is required. Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts is required. Experience with Storage Area Networks (SAN), Virtualized Environments (VM) and Open VMS is preferred. Knowledge and experience with Windows server 2003+ systems administration including active directory, configuration of Exchange mail systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, security, and third-party software installation is preferred. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SharePoint configuration and administration is preferred. Demonstrated skill in the ability to manage multiple, complex projects is required. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.
Responsible for providing hands on GIS software skills and the technical leadership necessary to ensure Geographic Information System (GIS) related projects are completed on time and within budget. Establish and manage project priorities, schedules, and budgets. Utilize ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 or higher for geospatial data analysis. Design, develop, and implement SQL code to extract data from relational databases. Perform user needs assessments and define functional requirements for application design and/or modification. Serve as Commission liaison to consultants, vendors, and Commission business units during project design, development, and implementation activities. Prepare user documentation and provide training as required. Evaluate requirements for database enhancement and system upgrades. Provide technical support to MIS programming staff and GIS users. Evaluate and make recommendations for new GIS related technologies. Ensure adherence to collective bargaining agreements and take appropriate disciplinary action as required. Perform related duties as required.
A Bachelorís degree and two (2) or more years experience managing technical projects is required. Significant experience with report writing tools such as Crystal Reports and/or MS SQL Server Reporting Services is required. Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL), ARCGIS and Geodatabaseô technology is required.Experience with C#, .NET, ArcObjects, ArcGIS Server, and/or versioned ArcSDE environment is preferred. Experienced user of computer applications and functions including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint and Outlook is preferred. Demonstrated success in working with users on the analysis, design and implementation of new computer applications is required. Ability and willingness to perform under pressure, work irregular hours as required and adapt to new methods and procedures is required. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are required.