Coordinates the daily operations of the Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) and assists with other environmental programs at Water Protection. Supports the Technical Services Manager on regulatory issues at the Local, State, and Federal level. Assists with the supervision of the Pretreatment Lab Technician and Environmental Compliance Technician.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- ASSISTS the Technical Services Manager in the responsibility for collection, reporting and coordination of Environmental Compliance for the Water Protection Division.
- CONDUCTS inspections of industries that are Significant Industrial Users (SIU) of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and COORDINATES staff activities for the administration of the IPP.
- ASSISTS in providing guidance and direction to Pretreatment Personnel.
- ASSISTS in the staff support and coordination of environmental issues including Fats, Oil, & Grease (FOG), Capacity Management, Operations, and Maintenance (CMOM), the Clean Water Act and related laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal level.
- MAINTAINS and REVIEWS paper and electronic records of the Pretreatment program.
- ASSISTS in completion of the annual Combined Sewer Overflow report.
- ASSISTS in the completion of the annual Pretreatment report.
- ASSISTS in the review of pollutant test results, notification to industries of violations, and investigations of violations.
- ASSISTS in the administration of enforcement actions to SIUs for noncompliance with permit and ordinance requirements.
- ASSISTS in inspections and investigations of illicit discharges to the City’s MS4 and Combined Sewer System.
- ASSISTS in training on Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) to municipal personnel.
- PARTICIPATES in public meetings and presentations related to the environmental programs at Water Protection.
- REMAINS on-call after hours for emergencies
- COORDINATES with other city personnel and other departments in implementing regulations.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- COLLECTS wastewater, stormwater, stream, illicit discharge, and other environmental samples as necessary and coordinates with the laboratory for sample scheduling.
- PERFORMS all other related duties as assigned.
Employee Behavior and Conduct
City employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.
Required (Essential) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Skills in effective communications and public speaking.
- Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- General knowledge of the federal Clean Water Act and the programs required under it, including but not limited to NPDES Wastewater and Industrial Stormwater, Industrial Pretreatment, and MS4.
- Knowledge of water quality, water chemistry, and associated laboratory methods.
- One to two years of environmental regulatory experience preferred.
- Ability to analyze large amounts of data.
- Ability to maintain a professional composure in confrontational situations.
- Skills in detailed record keeping and proper sample collection required
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Must obtain a Missouri “D” level Wastewater Treatment license within one year of hiring.
- Must obtain a Missouri “D” level Wastewater Analyst license within one year of hiring.
- Ability to understand and apply of the Code of Federal Regulations, Missouri Code of State Regulations, and Revised Statutes of Missouri pertaining to all aspects of water quality and pollution.
Material and Equipment Directly Used
Must be able to operate a vehicle, personal computer, telephone, and camera. Must be able to quickly attain proficiency with automated composite sampling equipment and hand-held analytical meters. There may be times when the use of personal vehicle may be required.
Working Environment/Physical Requirement
Work is normally performed in an office environment with frequent visits to industrial sites and various sites associated with stormwater/wastewater infrastructure and streams within the drainage basins of St. Joseph. Must have hearing and visual acuity. Environment requires ability to walk over uneven terrain, bend, stoop and perform other similar manual tasks. Frequently lifts from 10 to 20 pounds. Exposure to dust, fumes, biological hazards and varying intensities of noise. Some overnight or day travel may be required for business purposes. Vacation and other leave scheduling shall be requested of and approved by the appropriate supervisor.
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, or other Natural Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, or Geology. A combination of formal education and work experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered (relative work experience can be substituted for formal education).
Passing of a drug screening required prior to appointment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City is a Governmental entity subject to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
which requires that otherwise qualified handicapped individuals be protected from discrimination.