CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general direction of the Wastewater Treatment Superintendent, performs complex administrative tasks and highly skilled and specialized analysis in the administration of the City's Industrial Pretreatment Program. Acts as the City's point of contact with the Industrial Users, the DER and the EPA at the operating level. Processes applications, prepares permits and monitors the performance of industrial users. Work is performed within established guidelines, procedures and policies, and is reviewed only to the extent necessary to assure that the
requirements are met. Performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Receives applications, prepares and processes permits for industrial users.
Performs site inspections of industrial and commercial users of the City's wastewater system.
Establishes an effective working relationship with significant industrial users, and periodically checks their discharge to assure compliance.
Establishes sampling points and collects samples to monitor system users.
Performs/evaluates laboratory test/analysis to monitor industrial user compliance with federal and/or local pretreatment requirements.
Enforces EPA and local statutory requirements for industrial discharge control by detecting non compliance and by direct and written contract to correct problems leading to non compliance.
Prepares annual report to EPA. Corresponds with regulatory agencies in person, by telephone and in writing.
Participates in annual EPA inspections/evaluations of the City's industrial pretreatment program.
Participates in the formulation and modifications of local ordinances and agreements which affect the industrial pretreatment program.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field; one year experience in a modern laboratory and in the wastewater treatment industry (State certification, preferably B level, but at least C level) or and equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida drivers license.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of State and Federal rules and regulations related to Industrial Pretreatment Standards.
Ability to read, interpret and apply local pretreatment ordinance.
Knowledge of State and Federal rules and regulations regarding Hazardous Materials/Waste Management.
Knowledge of State and Federal rules and regulations regarding sludge and effluent disposal from wastewater treatment facilities.
Knowledge of preparing solutions, culture media and reagents used in laboratory and field procedures.
Knowledge of proper sample preservation, documentation and chain of custody.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the job.
Ability to calibrate equipment, keep required records and accurately log resultant readings of tests and analyses performed.
Ability to community clearly, orally and in writing.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and the general public.
Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work and operate vehicle, i.e. pickup, van, etc., at night and during inclement weather conditions.
Ability to hear, speak and understand conversations in English in a normal tone of voice, both in person and by telephone.
Ability to use senses including sight, smell, hearing and touch in the evaluation of industrial/commercial contributors.
Ability to see and read prints, letters, number, words, characters and symbols which are both large and small.
Ability to correctly identify colors and tints, hues and shades of colors by sight.
Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods of up to one (1) hour consistently throughout the working day.
Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, diagrams and symbols. Must be legible and understood by others.
Ability to remove and replace manhole covers weighing up to 140 lbs. with assistance using hand tools.
Ability to use small hand tools. Dexterity, including fine motor skills, required.
Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling or squatting position.
Ability to move from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position and vice-versa periodically.
Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
Ability to verbally communicate in person and by telephone.
Ability to perform data entry tasks on a computer which requires the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.
Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items weighing up to 50 lbs. over uneven terrain, up and down stairs and/or ladders.
Ability to lift and/or carry items which are awkward to grasp or hold on to.
Ability to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds above or down from over the head.
Ability to work in undesirable conditions such as heat, humidity, wetness, cold, dust, dirt, excessive noise and/or odorous environments.
Ability to and be willing to enter and work in confined spaces as necessary when provided adequate safety devices.
Ability to work with and around various hazardous chemicals and materials.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date - 8/4/93