Under general supervision, the Water Resources Protection Technician performs investigation of wastewater discharges to ensure conformance to city, state and federal water and sewer regulations; interprets and implements city, state and federal pre-treatment regulations for non-domestic discharges; and to perform other specifically related work as required.
Interprets and implements city, state and federal pre-treatment regulations for domestic and non domestic discharges; collects samples and conducts field and laboratory analysis of storm water and wastewater; keeps laboratory and pre-treatment records and makes reports; prepares wastewater discharge permits; inspects and advises non-domestic dischargers on pre-treatment requirements and methods for pre-treatment; investigates violations of sewer ordinances and issues warnings and recommends citations when necessary; develops and enforces pre-treatment program; performs inspections; works with a variety of computer programs; interacts with regulators; ensures compliance with city's sewer ordinance and other division programs as required; makes inspections of sewer dischargers; keeps up to date on new applicable rules and regulations; operates City vehicles; and performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The High school diploma or G.E.D. AND two (2) years of college level work in biology, chemistry or a closely related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
LICENSE REQUIRED: At time of hire, possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License is required.
Possession of Grade I California Water Environmental Association Grade I Environmental Compliance Inspector is required AND possession of a Grade I Laboratory Analyst certification is highly desirable.
Incumbent shall be required to obtain a Grade II California Water Environmental Compliance Inspector AND a Grade I Laboratory Analyst certificates within three testing periods of eligibility to test.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Wastewater treatment process; and basic chemistry sufficient for conducting a variety of laboratory analysis of domestic and non-domestic wastewater.
ABILITY TO: Read and interpret technical and legal materials in city, state and federal wastewater, pretreatment, health and safety regulations; write clear and concise reports and letters; read blueprints; assist the non-technical business public in methods of pretreatment; deal tactfully and diplomatically with the public; and Lift maintenance hole covers and automatic wastewater samplers.