Join the family at the ALCOSAN

Would you like to work for an organization that every day, protects the health of Allegheny County residents while also protecting the health of our local rivers and streams? If so, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, or ALCOSAN as we’re known, might be the place for you.

ALCOSAN is one of the region’s premier environmental and public health organizations, treating wastewater for 83 Allegheny County communities, including the City of Pittsburgh. The authority enhances the community’s quality of life and safety by working to protect drinking water, rivers and streams, and making the Pittsburgh region a great place to live, work and play. ALCOSAN’s 59-acre treatment plant processes up to 250 million gallons of wastewater daily and is one of the largest such facilities in the Ohio River Valley.

Our 400-plus employees work in a variety of career fields, from custodial labor to engineering to finance to plant operations. About 30% of our current workforce is in salaried positions with the other employees being represented by General Teamsters, Chauffeurs & Helpers Local 249 (ALCOSAN Security personnel) and the Utility Workers Union of America Local 433 (all other Union positions).

Our very generous benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan options, paid holidays and vacation, and tuition reimbursement, to name a few.

We continue to grow as the Authority works to meet the goals of our Clean Water Plan (LINK that phrase to the Plan page on and will need qualified, dedicated, hard-working individuals to join our family. ALCOSAN encourages you to check out our latest career opportunities or send us your resume for future consideration.

Types of Career Positions

Entry-Level Plant Position – Custodial Laborer

This is the entry path most take for individuals who wish to be part of ALCOSAN’s represented workforce. Individuals in this position clean around the plant and administrative offices. Candidates must pass pre-placement physical, which includes a drug test, and also must also pass a three-hour battery of tests that measure overall suitability and ability to advance to plant operations or skilled maintenance.

Entry-Level Office Position

This is the entry-level position at ALCOSAN for those who are interested in office work, as this position performs data entry and other clerical duties. Applicants must pass a typing test (40 words per minute) and must also pass a three-hour battery of tests that measure overall suitability and ability to advance to higher level clerical positions.

Salaried and Other Positions

While many of our higher-level positions are filled by internal promotion, and some skilled trades position are filled through our apprenticeship program, we still have a need for external candidates to fill a variety of positions.

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General Vacancy Policies

When vacancies occur, applications are screened, and applicants are selected to be interviewed based on factors such as apparent qualifications and work history.

For certain entry-level positions, testing is required, and a suitable number of applicants will be selected for testing based on the results of the interview. Those applicants who pass the test battery will be requested to provide a background information consent so that ALCOSAN can verify work history, education and criminal record prior to employment.

ALCOSAN complies with all federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity. Furthermore, ALCOSAN values diversity and maintains a work force that is representative of the population in the service area.