Water Engineering Assistant Manager @ City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview

4 months ago

Water Engineering Assistant Manager

City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

This is administrative and engineering work directing one of the following operations for the Water Department:

1. The treatment of water for consumption and fire protection, the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plants, the treatment of wastewater and the operation and maintenance of the water pollution control plants;
2. The delivery of water for consumption and fire protection, the operation and maintenance of the conveyance system, the collection of wastewater and storm water and the operation and maintenance of the wastewater and storm water collection systems;
3. Planning and research, watersheds management and laboratory services;
4. Design engineering, construction management, capital program administration and/or asset information/developer services.

Contact with other responsibility centers, divisions, other City departments, external governmental agencies, contractors and consultants is an important aspect of the work. Employees in this class report to a higher-level engineering manager.

Union Code
N. Non-Represented


Minimum Training, Education & Experience
The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status in the Water Department with a performance rating of Satisfactory or higher.

Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university, with major course work in engineering.

Six years of engineering experience at or above the full performance level.

Planning and Environmental Services Specialty:

Two years of experience performing administrative engineering work directing engineering planning and research activities for the Watersheds or Planning and Research unit.


Two years of experience performing administrative engineering work at the managerial level, directing the Water Department’s laboratory program.

Note: A Master’s Degree in engineering issued by an accredited college or university or possession of a Professional Engineer’s license may equate for two years of the General Experience requirement.

City of Philadelphia classes which typically meet the specific experience requirements:

Laboratory Director (Water Specialty) (3H38)
Water Engineering Planning and Research Manager (3C26)

Physical & Medical Requirements
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

Required Licenses & Certifications
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment in this class, if required by work assignment.

Other Requirements

Equivalency Statement(s)
Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has included completion of a bachelor’s degree program with major course work in engineering as an educational minimum and the specific experience.

Application Procedures

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Philadelphia. Please refer to the important information below regarding this job opportunity.
1. You must complete the entire application process, provide accurate and up to date contact information, and submit all certifications, required licenses, and relevant documentation with each application or email the documents as an attachment to the Human Resources Representative listed below prior to the date of the exam.
2. Notification of application approval, disapproval, and testing dates will be sent within the three-week period prior to March 10, 2022. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking their email and providing any additional information requested or application status appeals within the two-week period listed in the notice.
3. The analyst responsible for reviewing applications and additional documentation for this job opportunity is

Peter McPhillips
City of Philadelphia – Office of Human Resources
1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1675
Phone: 215-686-2356
Fax: 215-686-0861

4. For all other inquiries please contact Customer Service at 215-686-0880 or email [email protected]

Notes to Applicants
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 [email protected] For more information, go to: www.phila.gov/humanrelations
The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Philadelphia Department of Labor at 215-683-5085. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.

Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.
For inquiries regarding City employment, contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0880 or by email at [email protected]
ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on February 4, 2022.

Your application will be rejected, and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:
1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number.
2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application
All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. <em>Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment</em>. It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct
If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add [email protected] to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider.
Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.
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DEPARTMENTAL-ONLY PROMOTIONAL: Only a departmental promotional eligible list for the WATER DEPARTMENT will be established as a result of this examination.

Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.
Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score. If you have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year immediately preceding March 10, 2022, you are eligible to claim residency preference.

To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence later in this form.

The response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents. Documentation of residence may be required if there is any question as to whether you meet the residency preference requirements.

If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration.

Projected Exam Date
This examination will be scheduled for March 10, 2022. Please note that this examination date is subject to change. Candidates must have access to a desktop computer, laptop, with internet access. If you do not have internet access please contact the analyst listed on this announcement

Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials. Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination.
Scores in the Training and Experience Evaluation will be based on documentation of education and experience provided by the candidate. To receive full credit for your education and experience, you should submit all relevant documentation including college transcripts, licenses, certifications, paid out of class documentation, etc. and provide a detailed description of your education, experience, and credentials.

An Eligible List will be established the week of March 21,2022. Please note that this date may change.

Test Review
If an Oral Examination is held, In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file appeals. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.11, only candidates who have failed the oral examination may appeal to the Civil Service Commission upon the grounds of irregularity, bias, or fraud in the conduct of the oral test. Issues related to the suitability or adequacy of point scores awarded to passers are not appealable to the Commission. Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review.

If a Training and Experience Evaluation is held, in accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file a written appeal. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.

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