Ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local - Environmental and Safety Rules and Regulations, and with the OSHA equivalent for governmental entities in the State of Nebraska.
Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Perform tests on influent and effluent samples using wet chemistry, colorimetry and analysis using ion selective electrodes; record influent and effluent flows; monitor flow charts and gauges; adjust and maintain flows as needed for proper treatment.
Maintain Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) laboratory procedures.
Prepare Stock Solutions & Chemical reagents.
Report plant problems to upper level supervisory or management staff; consult with supervisor to convey the needs of the treatment plant.
Conduct regular inspections of the treatment plant and processes; collect readings of equipment and chemical levels in the absence of Wastewater Plant Chief Operator.
Collect wastewater samples; perform laboratory tests on wastewater samples; determine water quality and adjust chemical feed rates accordingly.
Maintain various records; clean and maintain laboratory equipment; notify plant maintenance staff of problems requiring their attention.
Maintain a log of plant operations, laboratory results and equipment.
Maintain computerized databases of information regarding plant operations and process control; input data needed for reports; produce various reports as requested.
Monitor and analyze influent from industrial dischargers.
Maintain chemical inventory.
Ensures all laboratory testing and equipment used to conduct the testing meets or exceeds 40 CFR 136.
Ensure compliance with Clean Water Act, USEPA 503 Sludge Regulations, OSHA equivalent for governmental entities in the State of Nebraska, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and other regulatory programs associated with Department facilities.
Maintain and keep current, permits such as National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Permit for Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Pre-Treatment Permits for Industrial Dischargers, Composting Permit and other wastewater permits.
Prepare or supervise assigned staff for preparation of, and submittals of, DMRs (Discharge Monitoring Reports), Annual USEPA 503 Sludge Report, NDEQ Staffing Plan, and other such reports.
Prepare or supervise assigned staff in the preparation of Monthly Extra Strength Surcharge bills.
Recommend and develop policies and programs such as Confined Space Entry, Hazard Communication, Flagger Training, Lock-out/Tag-out, Blood borne pathogens, Resource Conservation and Recovery, Community Right to Know, Employee Right to Know, Spill Prevention Control Plan.
Monitor sampling of Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge, including supervision of sampling personnel and including equipment used to collect samples.
Research various local, state, and federal regulations regarding safety and environmental issues.
Attend and participate in professional organizations.
Assist in coordinating wastewater environmental and safety activities with those of other City departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Participate in the development and administration of budgets; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Provide staff assistance to the Wastewater Plant Engineer and other supervisory staff.
Conduct routine safety training.
Develop and implement proper laboratory procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned .
Knowledge of :
Fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Safe work practices.
Applicable federal, state, local, and industry codes and regulations.
Assist in the development of technical specifications and engineering plans.
Work with and interpret engineering drawings.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience in environmental permitting or compliance is preferred.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, science, or a closely related field is preferred.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Class IV Nebraska Wastewater Operator’s license within 6 months of hire.
Candidates are subject to a background check.