Under general supervision, the Environmental Compliance Inspector maintains environmental compliance oversight for designated sections of the wastewater and stormwater system, storm drains, and associated domestic trunklines as well as industrial discharges into the wastewater treatment facility. The inspector also performs technical tasks of modest to moderate complexity within the city to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local pretreatment standards and requirements. This position also performs investigations of discharges into the sewer systems, the city's waterways and the nearshore. Studies in environmental science or related field, and experience in a wastewater field or laboratory are typical ways to qualify for this position.
For detailed job description and to apply online, go to www.cityofsantacruz.com and click on Jobs.Applications must be received by 10/11/18 at 5pm.
City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Dept.
809 Center St., Room 6
Basic principles and terminology of chemistry, biology and/or biochemistry.
Procedures, materials and equipment used in the performance of standard chemical and bacteriological tests.
Basic proficiency in digital productivity software, especially Microsoft software including MS Word and EXCEL.
Comprehend and interpret complex industrial waste pretreatment regulations and to communicate such information in a clear, comprehensive manner, both verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with industrial and commercial businesses.
Understand questions and complaints raised by the general public and to provide satisfactory responses.
Learn Access, Powerpoint and program database.
Prepare and maintain accurate statistical records and reports.
Plan and implement long-range programs and goals.
Determine appropriate safety procedures to be used in a given situation.
Willingness to enter confined spaces and hazardous environments.
Willingness to work hours other than the established shift in order to collect samples or inspect commercial and industrial discharges.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities combined with any required licenses and certificates is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of the following:
A Bachelor’s degree in an environmental science or related field of study,
Completion of two (2) years of college courses in chemistry, biology, or biochemistry, or other environmental management curriculum, and,
One (1) year of experience as a full-time laboratory assistant or
Two (2) years of experience in a wastewater field such as operations or laboratory.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.
Knowledge of secondary wastewater treatment processes.
Possession of CWEA voluntary certification as Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade I.
Internal Number: 19-025
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