Water Quality & Environmental Compliance II Specialist
American Water - Chattanooga, TN

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Responsible for organizing advanced functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality. Investigates water quality complaints and determines course of action needed. Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and process quality control work. Implements the day to day collection of water quality samples. Implements programs to ensure environmental compliance. Assists in resolving treatment issues.

Key Accountabilities

Conducts advanced sampling and/or analysis, as required, to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality regulations and company approved water quality standards. Continuously evaluates environmental monitoring and control programs and processes and makes enhancements /improvements to maintain or improve environmental compliance to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and company approved environmental standards

Obtain, prepare, file and maintain all reports and records to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality regulations and company approved water quality standards. Maintains required permits and makes any necessary modifications and renewals. Ensures timely regulatory compliance program submissions.

Continuously evaluate water/wastewater treatment processes and makes modifications to maintain or improve water quality. Identify potential issues and problems and initiates responsive actions and mitigates environmental violations

Supervises and monitor/calibrate analyzers, equipment, etc. to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained

Conduct advanced projects and prepare reports as needed

Responsible for planning, preparation and control the portion of the financial plan relating to responsibilities

Must be able to distinguish colors to conduct testing using normal colorimetric methods.


Working knowledge of water and/or wastewater operations. Good to excellent understanding of lab procedures.

Good written and verbal communication skills. Proven analytical and problem resolution skills.

Strong interpersonal skills, including tact/diplomacy, change management and conflict resolution

Ability and expertise sufficient to develop and deliver presentations and information and respond to inquiries/issues in informal and formal settings


Knowledge of federal and state environmental standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental legislation and regulations. Regulatory knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods. Must understand principles of water and/or wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems.

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