PWD Office of Watersheds Spring Co-op/Internship - 124

  • Intern

Company Description

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Agency Description

The Philadelphia Water Department is a municipal department of approximately 2500 employees working in all facets to provide water/wastewater treatment services to the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

Office of Watersheds - Wet Weather Compliance - Compliance Reporting and Analysis

Job Description

This full-time internship/co-op position will begin in April 2023 and end in September 2023. Schedules will be determined during the interview. The position may require candidates to work hybrid schedules, which means in-person and remote workdays.

Essential Functions

Philadelphia Water Department’s Office of Watersheds is looking for an intern to assist the Compliance Assurance Team.  The main project assigned will be generating reports, executive summaries, GIS mapping, and program summary factsheets based on detailed analysis of implementation data from the Green City, Clean Waters program.  Other skills will be quantifying risk factors and assisting in identifying trends that will be likely to continue throughout the remaining years of the program, including the use of GIS to analyze data and prepare maps for reporting needs.

The Compliance Reporting Team is responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements associated with stormwater and watershed management in its MS4 and CSO NPDES permits.  The primary objectives of the Compliance Reporting Team include permit negotiations, reporting permit compliance, and preparing required regulatory deliverable documents through metric tracking, program implementation, program development, collaboration, and process alignment.

Primary responsibilities include:

--Assist in drafting fact sheets, memos, and presentations on various topics for internal staff and City partners

--Perform geocoding and spatial analysis to inform staff decision-making

--Assist the GIS Specialist with the preparation of maps and related geospatial products for regulatory reporting

A writing sample may be requested at the time of interviews, as written and graphical communication skills are a requirement of this position. 

The position reports to the Supervisor of the Compliance Reporting and Analysis group and works closely with other groups within the Wet Weather Compliance Unit, the Office of Watersheds, the Planning & Environmental Services division at PWD, and other GIS groups throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

--Technical and data analysis skills to organize and summarize both quantitative and qualitative data

--Independently prepare summary and comparative statistical analysis

--Knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS suite of products

--Ability to clearly communicate results of data analysis

--Experience with numerical infographics preferred

--Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent organizational skills

--Experience in managing project information and conducting quality control

--Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access, and Visio

--Knowledge of cartographic standards


Preferred Majors:

Engineering, Planning, GIS, Environmental Scientist

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume.

Hourly Rate: $18 - $20

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