Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, or SPC, is the region's forum for collaboration, planning, and public decision-making. As the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region including the City of Pittsburgh and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland, SPC is responsible for planning and prioritizing the use of all state and federal transportation funds allocated to the region. The Commission has the authority and responsibility to make decisions affecting the 10-county region. Click a menu selection on the right to view a complete or partial Commission Member listing.

As the Local Development District (LDD) and Economic Development District (EDD) for Southwestern Pennsylvania (as designated by the U.S. Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce), SPC establishes regional economic development priorities and provides a wide range of public services to the region.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States
Jul 12, 2017
Full time
Water Resource Planner The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) Water Resource Center is seeking a full time  Water Resource Planner  to participate in the development, implementation and administration of water resource planning and stormwater management programs.  This is technical not a policy position. Essential Functions: Coordination of regional trainings/meetings on various water-related topics. Research, compile, analyze and coordinate technical, financial, information pertaining to the agency’s program activity. Assist with providing technical assistance/coordination within the 10-County region for the completion of/updates to PA Act 167 Stormwater Management Plans. Assist in the development of educational/outreach materials such as fact sheets, technical guidance documents and work with key staff on maintaining and expanding the Water Resource Center’s website.  Assist with the development of marketing materials. Coordinating, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting metrics to support WRC marketing efforts Maintain and update files and databases on program activity. Write, review and edit reports, grants, educational, technical materials and memorandums. Plan, prepare for, and staff both technical and specialty meetings. Conduct field work/data collection as needed.  Qualifications: Requires Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Biology, Environmental Education or other closely related field.  Minimum 1-2 years of experience in water resource planning/community/economic development or environmental education. Experience in coordination of events, water resource planning and knowledge of public sector regional planning, municipal governments and state & federal grant research & management. Familiar with sustainability practices, stormwater management techniques, conservation, and land management for urban & rural areas. Must enjoy public speaking and being in front of large audiences. Must have communication, writing, organizational, analytical and computer skills. Knowledge of Constant Contact or similar email marketing systems. A familiarity with social media platforms and GIS skills a plus. Self-starter. Ability to work independently and also as part of a team. Experience working with PA Act 167 Stormwater Planning, MS4 program, Green Infrastructure and other stormwater best management practices is strongly desired. Comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather and a variety of environments.  Must have access to a reliable vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at