Investigator
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District 14 reviews - Cuyahoga Heights, OH

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Conducts industrial and environmental investigations.

Detailed Description

Job Summary

Conducts industrial and environmental investigations. Samples water and wastewater for chemical, physical, and bacteriological parameters. Determines compliance with discharge regulations. Conducts environmental assessments. Conducts industrial facility and business program investigations. Responds to chemical spills and odor complaints. Interprets and analyzes data. Documents activities and findings. Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.

Essential Functions

- Plans and lays out work according to volume and assignments for most efficient completion. Anticipates delays and takes corrective action. Arranges for equipment, supplies and resources to be available for assignments. Completes projects in a timely manner. Maintains flexibility to change work assignments or priorities.

- Inspects and samples industrial users to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local discharge regulations. Interfaces with company contacts to conduct interviews and convey regulatory requirements. Interprets regulations as they apply to industrial users. Determines surcharge rates. Reviews and comments on industrial discharge permits.

- Conducts business program inspections including Sewer Service Charge Based on Usage of the System (SSCBOUTS), Non-Discharge Status (NDS), Non-User Status (NUS), and Temporary Discharge Permits to ensure appropriate billing. Conducts water leak investigations and makes recommendations for customer reimbursement. Inspects septic samples and waste hauling records to ensure compliance with District regulations and procedures.

- Conducts environmental assessments for the purpose of determining attainment of water quality standards and/or the effectiveness of District programs/projects, including chemical, physical, and bacteriological water quality sampling, evaluation of stream habitat, and benthic macroinvertebrate and fish community assessments. Interprets water quality standards and criteria.

- Responds to and investigates emergencies such as hazmat incidents, oil or chemical spills, odor complaints, wastewater treatment plant upsets, and dry weather discharges of wastewater to the environment during and outside of regular work hours.

- Makes decisions as to what materials are needed to complete a project, what sampling methods should be used, and when to refer issues to a supervisor. Ensures that materials and equipment are in proper working order. Troubleshoots and finds solutions to equipment problems. Sees that equipment is given proper care and arranges for required service.

- Measures wastewater and stream flows. Analyzes results of sampling data. Evaluates and interprets analytical data to determine compliance with regulations or attainment of water quality criteria. Diagnoses problems by critically examining data (calculate pollutant loadings, identify temporal and spatial trends). Performs calculations as needed.

- Compiles and collates information. Files hard copy records, enter data into electronic information management systems. Designs maps, charts and graphs using appropriate computer software.

- Prepares facility inspection reports. Communicates investigation results verbally and through written reports and presentations. Issues letters of compliance and notices of violation to industrial users.

- Cooperates with team members. Maintains good public relations by dealing with complaints, being polite to customers, and answering inquiries about District activities. Serves as a liaison between other organizations, departments, and internal or external personnel. Participates in District outreach events.

- Makes decisions in the field as dictated by circumstances.

- Keeps abreast of regulations and new developments in the field.

- Observes safe work practices.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Education

- Candidate must possess a Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental or Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies, or a related field of study.

- Candidate must possess basic awareness of environmental regulations.

Experience

- No prior experience is required. The District has designed this job to be an entry level position.

- Candidate must possess the ability to establish rapport quickly and gather information needed in order to keep accurate records and create reports.

- Candidate must possess good computer and communication skills are a must.

- Candidate must possess the ability to interpret and evaluate information and alternatives, produce written technical documents, and make decisions regarding equipment and methods to complete work assignments in accordance with regulations. A valid state of Ohio driver’s license with a driving record in accordance with the District’s acceptable guidelines is required.

- The selection process may include any combination of assessments, including oral and/or written interview, performance assessment, physical agility test, personal and professional background review, etc. A pre-employment and/or promotional physical examination will be required. Components of the physical examination may include but will not be limited to a substance test, hearing and vision screening, various blood tests, an OSHA respirator questionnaire, chest X-ray, EKG and cardiac stress test. Candidates must not have facial hair that would impede the use of breathing apparatus and must not have tendencies toward claustrophobia or acrophobia.

- Upon successful hire, the candidate will have six (6) months to obtain a certificate of completion of the Red Cross Standard Multimedia First Aid Course and C.P.R certification, and twelve (12) months to obtain a Hazardous Materials Technician certification.

Salary Information
Typical Hiring Salary Range: $47,394 - $59,243
Full Salary Grade: $47,394 - $71,091

Additional Details

We offer a competitive benefits package including: Health Insurance Coverage, Various Retirement Planning Options (Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and Deferred Compensation Plans), Group and Voluntary Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Assistance Program, Free Parking at our facilities, Corporate Discounts, and More! We also have a very active Health & Wellness Program that promotes a life/work balance.

Diversity Statement

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, recognizing the full range of human differences and similarities. Through our unwavering efforts to leverage the potential of our diversity, we continually strive to build and foster an environment that respects each individual. We encourage and promote innovation, and provide opportunities for all employees to interact, communicate, and realize the full potential of their talents.

Minimum Salary

47394

Maximum Salary

71091

Currency

USD

Professional Area

Professional

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