This position is assigned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Division of the Water/Wastewater Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
- Regularly inspects and investigates industrial waste control, pretreatment and treatment facilities.
- Regularly conducts inspections and collects samples of grease, oil and sand interceptors of commercial establishments to include food service establishments, car washes, and medical facilities.
- Regularly collects samples and measures flows from industrial wastewater discharges.
- Regularly conducts field tests for pH and temperature on Industrial and non-residential discharge
- Regularly inspects location of new source wastewater generation including all new businesses and businesses that change owners which may pose a threat to the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s efficiency and ability to meet permit limits.
- Regularly keeps records of field tests and inspections of industrial discharge.
- Regularly ensures commercial and industrial users maintain records of discharge volumes, chemical inventory lists, SDS, and containment plans.
- Regularly works in the laboratory of the Wastewater Treatment Plant to assist with analysis.
- Frequently determines the potential of significant industrial user on new non-industrial locations.
- Frequently conducts commercial facility training on interceptor maintenance, discharge sampling, discharge limits, and compliance issues.
- Occasionally inspects and identifies location of reported upsets, odor, overflow, and non-compliance.
- Occasionally makes record of non-compliance determined to be of industrial nature.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Graduation from high school or GED equivalency.
- Completion of College courses in Science and Math is preferred.
- Experience in Industrial Wastewater Treatment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of flow measuring techniques.
- Knowledge of standard procedures for chemical analysis of water and wastewater samples. Ability to perform inspections to determine if code or ordinance violation has occurred.
- Knowledge of safety hazards associated with pretreatment control.
- Skill in compiling, organizing and recording information accurately.
- Ability to read and interpret mechanical construction drawings and pipeline schematics.
- Ability to communicate effectively with the public.
- Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.
- Possession of or ability to obtain Class “C” Wastewater Certification and a Class “C” Laboratory certification from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within one (1) of date of hire.
Tools and Equipment:
- Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and chemical analysis software; ph meter; pneumatic calibrator; automatic sampler; flow measuring devices; devices to measure the concentration of a substance in solution; turbidity analysis equipment; chlorine analysis equipment; common hand tools; telephone; automobile.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF 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 = 67% of the work time or greater;
Frequently = 34% - 66% of the time;
Occasionally = 12% - 33% of the time;
Rarely = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.
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 fingers
to 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 twenty-five (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.
Regular = 67% of the work time or greater;
Frequently = 34 - 66% of the time;
Occasionally = 12% - 33% of the time;
Rarely = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.
Frequently: 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.
The personal contacts are typically with employees of different disciplines, external agencies and with the general public. The contacts are to answer questions requiring explanations or limited interpretation of advanced procedures. The employee is in frequent contact with the general public and business owners, some of which may need detailed explanations of policies and procedures of the city and city code. Some contact may be with individuals with complaints.
First Application Review:
The first application review date will commence on September 21, 2020. 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.
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.
- Police Officers or Peace Officers;
- Employees authorized to carry firearms;
- Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
- Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
- Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.
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.
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