Local recruitment: PWD Watershed Sciences Unit Internship - 131

City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA 🇺🇸

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact – The work you do here matters to millions. 
  • Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
  • Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits – We care about your well-being.

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.

Bureau of Laboratory Service, Watershed Science Unit is a unit within PWD that helps maintain the health and safety of our watersheds and complete compliance protocols to keep us aligned with state mandates.

Job Description

Job duties involve analysis and data management of previously recorded fish ladder passage monitoring videos, and tasks related to compliance monitoring of watershed based programs for CSO, Stormwater, Source Water Protection, and NPDES permits.  Work is done under the direction of the Environmental Scientist Supervisor.

Essential Functions

This position involves supporting requirements and compliance monitoring activities related to PWD’s operation of the Fairmount Dam Fish passage facility for migratory and nonmigratory fish.  This position is linked to PWD’s strategic watershed based management monitoring programs for CSO, Stormwater, and Source water protection and as part of PWD’s NPDES permit compliance monitoring.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Microsoft Office Software


Working hours are generally 37.5 hours per week. Our team must come into the office every day, the work we do cannot be taken home.


Environmental Science; Ecology; Conservation Biology; Engineering 

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume.

Hourly Rate: $18/hr 

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov.

For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx




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