Hiring Salary: $3,985.44 - $5,090.90 per month, DOE
Salary Range: $3,985.44- $5,976.35 per month, DOE
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and oversee the performance, management, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), and continuous improvement programs for the Pretreatment Program;
Provide leadership, supervision, coaching and mentoring to a team of up to two (2) staff members;
Develop, assign, schedule and manage work load allocations for the team to achieve maximum efficiency, effectiveness and productivity;
Conduct workforce planning and goal-setting activities, evaluate and review employee performance, make hiring and discipline decisions and recommendations, and oversee staff success and accountability;
Administer a Pretreatment Program designed to ensure excellent level of compliance with the state and federal environmental regulations and IPDES discharge permit criteria;
Evaluate and inform new and existing commercial and industrial entities for proper EPA and City pretreatment requirements or elimination of wastes which are potentially detrimental to the Meridian collection system and wastewater facility and personnel;
Coordinate the scheduling, monitoring, inspecting, recording, and reporting of activity results. Supervise personnel when obtaining in-field samples; ensure proper documentation and analysis of collected samples;
Develop, implement, and administer program performance objectives, policies, processes, projects, and priorities; identifies resource needs and makes recommendations for improvement;
Provide oversight for industrial and commercial inspections; evaluate actual in field environmental conditions during discovery procedures associated with the commercial and industrial community;
Work with both the industrial user and EPA in writing and administering Industrial, Significant User, and Categorical Users permits to control discharge to the City’s Treatment Plant of potentially hazardous pollutants and chemicals;
Ensure that the program Enforcement Response Plan is followed to issue fines and penalties for noncompliance as mandated by law and regulation;
Evaluate sample analysis for compliance as required by the State of Idaho, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the City of Meridian;
Represent the City of Meridian at appropriate meetings;
Review and approve all building applications for compliance with wastewater design standards; communicates requirements to design professionals and construction project managers;
Schedule and complete all final occupancy inspections for the installation of new pretreatment equipment;
Train pretreatment staff in the proper use of authority granted by EPA and state regulations through City ordinances;
Keep abreast of all legislative activities related to pretreatment standards and requirements;
Develop letters, memorandums, technical documents, procedures and reports related to the operation, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, capital investments, staffing requirements and other management issues of the Pretreatment Program, oversee the documents developed by staff.
Coordinate and provide oversight of specific daily assigned tasks performed by Minor Industrial User (MIU) program technical staff. Reviews and approves MIU facility inspection reports and local limit sampling analysis reports. Oversees enforcement actions taken against MIUs.
Inform the Wastewater Superintendent of work plans, progress, and issues/concerns;
Perform related work as requested by the Wastewater Superintendent;
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 40, Pretreatment), Superfund Amendments & Re-authorization Act (SARA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Extensive knowledge of the procedures used in the handling of field samples, the “Chain of Custody” process and the proper precautions used when dealing with pathogenic or carcinogenic materials;
Extensive knowledge of writing Industrial User Indirect Discharge Permits (IDP) for Categorical and Significant Industrial User (SIU) facilities based upon 40 CFR 403 Regulations.
Thorough knowledge of Title 9, Chapter 2 SEWER PRETREATMENT Meridian municipal code.
Extensive knowledge of the National Pretreatment Program and POTW Pretreatment Program Requirements for program approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Through knowledge of the Enforcement Response Plan (ERP) as a Control Authority.
Read and interpret maps, construction blueprints, and legal property descriptions;
Ability to work effectively with the public;
Ability to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with citizen complaints;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and respect to subordinates, other City personnel and the public;
Explain departmental policies and procedures under adverse conditions;
Make sound and reasonable decisions in accordance with procedures/ordinances and work effectively with frequent interruptions;
Respond to complaints effectively and in a timely manner;
Work without supervision, establish priorities, and organize work assignments for subordinates;
Ability to effectively direct the activities of subordinate in a manner which will accomplish program objectives;
Promote, establish and maintain harmonious relationships with subordinates, other governmental agencies and the general public;
Ability to maintain records and prepare activity reports;
Ability to recognize problems and resolve problems and/or inappropriate pretreatment and practices;
Skills in effectively planning, developing, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, and evaluating large pretreatment programs, activities and personnel;
Be proficient at keyboarding, word processing, database management, record filing and have proven skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, Project Manager, Access, and ArcView.
Communicate clearly and concisely; especially in explaining complex regulatory matters to lay audiences;
Integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks;
Must be able to work call outs and holidays if emergency arises.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with moderate noise level. The employee in this class is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes and is regularly subject to outside environmental conditions. The position also requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to function in the general office environment to accomplish tasks;
Occasionally, work occurs in high precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration, and biological hazards;
There is potential for exposure to biological hazards while performing the duties of this position.
Constantly requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time, up to 8 hours and ability to lift up to 50 lbs;
Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screen to accomplish work;
Requires frequent driving of a motor vehicle;
Occasionally is exposed to risk of electric shock.
Local travel is required, often using City vehicle
Occasional regional and national travel is sometimes required.
Associates degree in a science related field required;
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred;
Three (3) years of experience managing a regulatory program or approved pretreatment program;
Must have proven supervisory, leadership, management, performance improvement, process management, and communications skills;
Must have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances pertaining to the pretreatment of commercial and industrial wastes;
Must read blue prints and schematics as related to plumbing fixtures and their relationship to pretreatment requirements.
Must hold a valid State of Idaho driver’s license;
Must hold a certification from the University of California Sacramento in “Pretreatment Facility Inspection” course.
Must have or be able to obtain an Idaho Wastewater Class I (treatment, collections, or laboratory) license within 18 months of hire.
Idaho Wastewater Class II Licensure (treatment, collections, or laboratory) is highly desired.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range: $3,985.44- $5,976.35 per month, DOE