Water Resource Planner

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States
  • Jul 12, 2017
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Science - Engineering Conservation/ Natural Resources Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

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. 


  • 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.


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