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Water Quality Coordinator

City of Gainesville

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Salary:  $51,708.00- $82,742.00


Performs daily operations in industrial pretreatment program to ensure that industries are complying with local, state and federal guidelines relating to water and wastewater quality.  Monitors and updates local ordinances to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines and efficient operation of local pretreatment program. Serves as a representative of the City that can handle difficult enforcement actions with leading industries in a diplomatic manner.

 Job Duties:

Monitors new and existing industries for compliance with pretreatment standards set by local, state and federal regulations.

Inspects industrial and commercial facilities that are served by the City water and sewer system; meets with plant managers, department heads, owners, general managers, maintenance supervisors and other key personnel to assure their facilities are in compliance with pretreatment standards; provides data for surcharges if not in compliance with standards.

Updates information on process changes, water consumption, personnel changes, and equipment changes within the plant and informs them of any changes in laws, policies, or procedures.

Consults with local industries about problems with pretreatment, including corresponding with industry leaders on matters relating to pretreatment and federal, state, and local regulations.

Investigates complaints about sewer discharges from industries; informs new industries about compliance and the necessity of pretreatment program implementation.

May check, clean and maintain automatic sampling equipment; occasionally may perform routine lab procedures on samples, assist with monitoring watershed for point source pollution and nonpoint source pollution.

Prepares all follow up correspondence for inspected industries.

Reviews proposals and plans for installation of new or upgrades of existing pretreatment systems.

Coordinates with the City’s, County’s and other municipalities Building Inspection Departments to review proposals and plans for new facilities requiring pretreatment equipment and approval for Certificates of Occupancy.

Collects data and notifies industries that are not in compliance with their Industrial Pretreatment Discharge Permit or the City’s Sewer-Use Ordinance.

Analyzes data and levies surcharges and administrative fines when applicable.

Prepares annual pretreatment report to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Manages the City’s Grease Trap Program to ensure compliance by restaurants and other grease interceptor users.

Supervises Water Sampling Specialists for work quality and guidance to perform duties. Evaluates employee performance. Applies appropriate disciplinary action and coaching as needed; interviews, makes hiring recommendations and evaluates employee performance.

Performs other related duties as required.

Employee subject to recall to duty in cases of emergency.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Civil, or Environmental Engineering or related field.

Five (5) years of experience in related field.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
State of Georgia Wastewater Treatment Operator License desirable. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices in industrial wastewater pretreatment.

Knowledge of basic chemistry.

Knowledge of basic cross connection and backflow prevention.

Knowledge of state, federal, and local laws, procedures, and ordinances relating to wastewater pretreatment and inspections.

Knowledge of equipment used in wastewater monitoring and the ability to calibrate the equipment.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

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