Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
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Industrial Pretreatment Program Specialist I
at Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
- General Statement/ Organizational Responsibilities
Performs a variety of duties to implement aspects of the District's EPA approved Industrial Pretreatment Program. Conducts Clean Water Act required inspections, waste characterizations, permitting, compliance evaluations, and enforcement. Works under the direction of the Industrial Pretreatment Program Supervisors.
- Typical Duties
- Inspects industrial and commercial facilities to characterize industrial activities and waste streams that may contribute pollutants to the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW). Inspects permitted facilities to determine compliance with issued Permits. Documents inspection findings, communicates with facilities regarding findings, provides recommendations to supervisor/ management for review.
- Drafts permits based on facility characterization / assessment and in compliance with 40 CFR 403 and District regulations. Permit categories include SIU permits, Zero Discharge permits, and General Discharge permits. Incorporates technical information into permits such as effluent monitoring and reporting, certification requirements, general permit conditions, and similar activities. Drafts fact sheets documenting basis for decisions and associated supporting documentation.
- Receives, tracks and files submittal of regulation and permit required reports. Evaluates reports for timeliness and completeness.
- Evaluates industrial user data, including self-monitoring data and District monitoring data, for compliance with permit limits. Evaluates sample type, location, analytical methods, holding time, preservative, QA/QC, and chain of custody to determine validity of sample.
- Identifies non-compliance with Wastewater Permits, District regulations, federal and state laws. Recommends enforcement actions, drafts enforcement documents, tracks facility responses and responds accordingly. Informs supervisors and managers appropriately of actions.
- Documents all aspects of compliance evaluations and review including, but not limited to; meetings, phone calls, inspections, and compliance determinations.
- Maintains computerized databases, computer files, and paper files. Complies with Industrial Pretreatment Program and District records management requirements including proper management of confidential information. Supports CORA requests.
- Updates job knowledge. Keeps informed of all applicable local, state, and federal regulations and guidance governing industrial waste discharges as well as monitoring and reporting requirements. Identifies and participates in training opportunities to support job knowledge.
- Able to provide technical assistance and mentoring to Industrial Pretreatment Sector Control Investigator I & II.
- Assists with ongoing industrial waste sampling programs.
- Reviews and evaluates requests for discharging various types of wastes into the sanitary sewer system.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
Associate's degree in science or related field and two years' experience with pretreatment/industrial waste programs including, inspections, and enforcement. ExperienceThe ability to identifying, evaluating, interpreting and explaining environmental laws, rules and regulations applicable to implementation of pretreatment/industrial waste programs. Experience meeting deadlines, planning and coordinating work, and writing accurate reports. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. and experience working in databases. Good mathematical and data analysis skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people of varying backgrounds, knowledge and experience.
Equivalency equals two years of directly related professional experience for every year of education not completed. The stated experience requirement is in addition to any experience used to meet the education equivalency.
Bachelor degree in science or a related field. Strong knowledge of Industrial Pretreatment Program implementation procedures. Knowledge of industrial manufacturing practices, wastewater treatment, and regulatory control. Familiarity with hazardous waste identification, storage, labeling, and disposal. Experience inspecting a wide variety of complex industrial manufacturing facilities.
- Working Conditions
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; wet or humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; and risk of radiation less than 1/3 of the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or fee; and talk or hear more than 2/3 of the time. The employee is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms less than 1/3 of the time. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds less than 1/3 of the time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.