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Quality Assurance (QA) Intern, Valhalla
Engineering, Architecture, ＆ Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
$15 per hour
Last updated on Mar 14, 2023
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
The Bureau of Water Supply (BWS) employs nearly 1,000 people who are responsible for the management, operation, and protection of New York City’s upstate water supply system, associated facilities and aqueducts, over 100 miles of road, 55 bridges, and approximately 150,000 acres of watershed lands. The mission of the Bureau of Water Supply is to reliably deliver a sufficient quantity of high-quality drinking water and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the delivery of this most valuable resource in order to promote public health, economic development, and quality of life of the City of New York. BWS is also responsible for the overall management and implementation of the provisions of the City’s $1.5 billion Watershed Protection Program and for ensuring the City’s compliance with the provisions of the Filtration Avoidance Determination. Within BWS, we have diverse roles and responsibilities, and each of us contributes to the same mission of reliably providing New York City with its most valuable natural resource.
The Quality Assurance Division in the Water Treatment Operations (WTO) directorate consists of the Process Control team, RMP, and Permits. Investigations and design efforts are currently underway to determine enhanced treatment techniques for the Croton Water Supply. To support these efforts the intern will compile data from multiple data sources, and assist in performing analysis to support current projects, chlorine dioxide, powder activated carbon, bench testing and data pilots. Additionally, to support the new treatment techniques new standards need to be developed to add WQ testing equipment to our enhanced WQ monitoring plan. The intern will assist in compiling the data required to compute these statistics, developing tools and procedures to perform calculations and store the data and prepare a summary report(s) of the results of the interpreted data sets. Candidate will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental, health and safety laws, Agency policies, rules, and regulations.
This internship is located in Valhalla in Westchester County, NY, without ready access to mass transit options.
As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).
Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.