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Pre-Treatment Inspector

Forsyth County

Listing Summary

Position Information

The purpose of this classification is to conduct field inspections and monitoring of industrial and commercial accounts that discharge to Forsyth County sewers to ensure compliance of pre-treatment and waste control devices/processes with applicable codes, ordinances, and permit requirements.

Job Summary

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Monitors industrial pretreatment facilities and restaurant grease traps.

Conducts field monitoring and inspection of potential sources of inflow and infiltration of unacceptable materials or substances into the County’s sewer system. 

Reviews plans of future pre-treatment facilities; evaluates blueprints and makes recommendations.

Installs sewer flow meters; calibrates, maintains, and repairs sewer flow meters.

Inspects sewer system for inflow and infiltration; prepares and publishes sewer flow reports.

Collects and tests water samples; conducts water analysis to determine quality of water.

Communicates with adjacent municipalities regarding sewer system problems or issues.

Performs customer service functions; provides information, education, and assistance related to pre-treatment issues; responds to questions, suggestions, comments, and complaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problem resolution; conducts public outreach to inform/educate businesses, industry representatives, and the public regarding industrial pretreatment, sewer systems, and related issues.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, grease trap inspection reports, pre-treatment inspection reports, sewer line inspection reports, sewer flow reports, or other documents; distributes reports to customers, County personnel, or others as appropriate.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, building plans, architectural drawings, flow data, discharge reports, laboratory reports, specifications, codes, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a motor vehicle, ph meter, spectrophotometer, turbidimeter, personal computer, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, e?mail, Internet, or other computer programs.

Performs general/preventive maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, refueling vehicles, calibrating equipment, or cleaning tools or work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, regulatory agencies, industrial or commercial businesses, customers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.



This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.

Compiles data associated with sewer flow meters.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in pretreatment inspections and wastewater system operations; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving industrial/commercial pretreatment processes, pretreatment inspections, wastewater collection systems, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Class II Wastewater System Operator license and/or Wastewater Collection System Operator certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. 

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