Industrial Pre-Treatment Officer, WWTP - 3333

Career Purpose

Employee performs technical activities related to the City of Lawton Industrial Pretreatment Program, collects, analyzes and reports non-compliance of regulations from non-residential waste discharge. The employee informs industrial stakeholders and general public with information such as regulations and standards that must be met for hazardous materials handling and disposal.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Regularly inspect and investigate industrial waste control, pretreatment and treatment facilities including oversight of industrial user sampling and City of Lawton Pretreatment sampling.
  • Regularly make on-site inspections of industrial discharges to the POTW collection system to insure compliance with City, State and Federal guidelines
  • Regularly maintains the City of Lawton Industrial User inventory.                  
  • Rarely investigates new source discharges and specific occurrence of Industrial User non-compliance. May serve as back up for Inspectors to include investigating.
  • Regularly administers necessary and appropriate permitting and enforcement action to violating industries to insure compliance with City codes/ordinances and federal regulations.
  • Regularly maintains pretreatment files for Industry and Food Service Establishments.
  • Regularly provides technical assistance to Industrial Users.
  • Regularly performs lab analysis and reporting for permit requirement and process control.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Frequently reviews compliance data submitted by Industrial Users under the pretreatment data and monitors violator’s progress on compliance related actions.
  • Frequently reviews City and non-city lab/chemical reports (analysis) relating to industrial or non-residential discharges to ascertain if industrial waste practices are in compliance with City codes/ordinances and notifies identified industry.
  • Frequently analyzes wastewater and industrial samples using the federally required methodology.
  • Regularly ensures commercial and industrial users maintain records of discharge volumes, chemical inventory lists, SDS, and containment plans.
  • Occasionally communicates with City personnel in other divisions to educate regarding the Pretreatment Program.

JOB STANDARDS:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university, major in chemistry or related environmental sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years experience in wastewater/water laboratory preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to interpret federal and state regulations.
  • Knowledge of inorganic/organic chemistry and mathematics as related to Industrial Wastewater/pre-treatment/bio-monitoring.
  • Ability to follow standardized procedures for chemical analysis of water/sewage samples.
  • Knowledge of laboratory and chemical safety practices.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class “B” Wastewater  Operator’s Certification as issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within one year of date of hire. Possession of a Class “B “ Wastewater laboratory license 
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.

Tools and Equipment:

  • Operate the following tools and equipment: personal computer including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software; chemical analysis software; phone; fax; automobile; spectrophotometer; centrifuge; autoclave; and other wastewater laboratory equipment.
  • Use of scientific texts such as Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater.
  • 40 CFR 136.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS ON THE POSITION:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly:Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be tolerant of heights.

Frequently:Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally: Exerting 10 to 25 pounds of force

Rarely: Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 lbs

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, and is exposed to all weather extremes. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingersto handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk or sit and frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (25) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, clear and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently: Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.  Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.

Occasionally: Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy which requires hearing protection.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee frequently works near moving and vibrating mechanical parts.  The employee rarely works in high, precarious places; is rarely exposed to fumes or air borne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and is rarely exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The employee will occasionally be exposed to wet or humid conditions and will frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions of extreme heat or cold with occasional ice or snow.

The employee will rarely be working during hours of darkness and will occasionally be near heavy vehicle traffic.  The employee will occasionally be working in or near excavations or confined spaces.

The noise level of the work environment is quiet in the office or laboratory, moderately quiet in the service vehicle, but is noisy in the field.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

The personal contacts are typically with employees of different departments, external agencies and the general public.  The purpose of the contacts is to plan and coordinate work efforts, provide input and advice, and resolve problems by influencing and motivating.  The persons contacted typically have mutual goals and basically cooperative attitudes.

SUPERVISION:

Supervises: None

Supervision Received:  The employee is supervised by the Chief Chemist at the Wastewater Treatment Plant who makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines; and assists the employee with unusual situations, which do not have clear precedents.  The employee plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies and accepted practice.  Work is reviewed for technical conformance and consistence with practice and policy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on May 20, 2021.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.

 

Safety Sensitive:

This position is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. The “safety sensitive” positions in the following categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City of Lawton jobs only.

  1. Police Officers or Peace Officers;
  2. Employees authorized to carry firearms;
  3. Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
  4. Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
  5. Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.

 

Notice:

The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
3333
Closing Date
Career Type
Full-time
Salary
$1,784.00 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Public Utilities

How To Apply ?

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