WRD PRETREATMENT TECHNICIAN
- ABOUT THE POSITION
THIS POSTING HAS BEEN REVISED TO REFLECT CLOSING DATE 05/25/2021
The WRD Pretreatment Technician conducts basic inspections of commercial and industrial establishments to ensure compliance with Federal EPA, State and local environmental rules and regulations; identifies potential problems or violations of regulations and recommends appropriate corrective action.
This class is fully competent to perform technical level inspections and determine compliance with Federal EPA, State and local environmental rules and regulations. This class is distinguished from the Pretreatment Inspector in that the latter is a professional level inspector, requiring extensive knowledge, experience and skill in pretreatment program implementation.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in chemistry, biology or a related field and one (1) year of full-time experience in wastewater treatment, collection, operations, laboratory field sampling, or environmental inspections or related regulatory field.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work with potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances. Work underground and/or in confined spaces. Climbing, lifting, pulling, and carrying required in outdoor environments and possibly on uneven surfaces. Work out of doors in all weather conditions.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Industrial Waste Inspector Grade I Certification, within one year from date of hire.
Some positions may require confined space entry certification.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
- EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts inspections of commercial and industrial grease and sand/oil interceptors for compliance; identifies potential problems or violations of regulations and recommends corrective action; communicates to facility representatives, both verbally and in writing, inspection report details and findings; prepares appropriate documentation, correspondence and draft Notices of Violation; completes necessary follow-up to ensure corrective actions are completed; maintains database of inspections and findings and reports to the Pretreatment Coordinator; monitors hazardous waste storage and disposal activities of industrial users to assess the need for an accidental spill control plan; assists in completing industrial waste surveys; assists to develop, write and issue Industrial Pretreatment permits; assists with enforcement activities to include inspections, sampling, field monitoring, documentation, program reviews, and testifying; performs special assignments, such as sewer flow measuring and new regulation review; collects and preserves samples from various locations, which may include industrial and commercial facilities, water treatment plant and distribution systems, wastewater treatment plant and collection systems, individual sewage disposal systems, oil and grease interceptors, storm water monitoring points and reservoirs, streams, and ditches; observes various conditions that may affect water quality and reports such conditions to appropriate personnel; uses a variety of air and liquid test equipment and may perform standard chemical tests on samples of discharges in the field; conducts chemical and/or microbiological sampling and analyses with precision and accuracy using standard written procedures or as directed by supervisor; prepares laboratory reagents; performs Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures required to maintain validity of data; cleans, maintains, and calibrates equipment and instrumentation; troubleshoots equipment problems using technical manuals, manufacturer's support personnel, or judgment and experience; performs routine cleaning/decontamination/disinfection of glassware, working surfaces, equipment and facility; performs various duties associated with pollution prevention activities; confers with and provides technical assistance to representatives of other local public agencies regarding area of assignment; performs data entry and prepares spreadsheets, summaries, and reports; maintains accurate records and files of work performed; prepares a variety of periodic and special reports related to the work of the unit; contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team; assists in responding to citizen inquiries and complaints concerning water quality and other items of environmental concern; uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a District vehicle in the course of the work; performs additional duties as required.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Mobility to work in a typical office or business setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to reach various inspection sites; strength to lift and carry field equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and stamina to inspect various commercial or industrial properties or other facilities; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.