City of Stockton, CA ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OFFICER - Entry Level in City of Stockton, California

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OFFICER - Entry Level

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OFFICER - Entry Level

Salary

$4,724.23 - $4,960.62 Monthly

Location

City of Stockton, CA

Job Type

Full-Time (Probationary)

Department

Municipal Utilities

Job Number

0518-04023

Closing

6/7/2018 5:30 PM Pacific

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DEFINITION

OPEN/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $4,724.23 - $4,960.62

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: Week of June 25, 2018 (Candidates must appear in person for the examination)

The current vacancy exists in the Stormwater Division of the Municipal Utilities Department. This position reports to the Program Manager III that manages the Stormwater program. The position works a 9/80 schedule: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Fridays with every other Friday off.

Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a "for-cause" employment status, and are represented by Operating Engineers Local No. 3, Operations and Maintenance Unit.

This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or a combination of both.

These lists may be used to fill future vacancies.

Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation which will include fingerprinting and a medial evaluation which includes drug screen and back evaluation.

Performs skilled work in the inspection and monitoring of commercial and industrial wastewater and storm water discharges for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations; assists in the enforcement of federal, state, and local pollution control laws and regulations; performs related work as assigned.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Initially, under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform tasks relating to the enforcement of federal, state, and local regulations governing wastewater and storm water discharges into the City's sanitary and storm water collection systems, respectively.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

  • Inspects the operations, effectiveness, and condition of equipment used in the pretreatment of commercial and industrial wastes through on-site visits and reviews required self-monitoring records; calculates sewer service fees and charges.

  • Measures volume and checks content and components of commercial and industrial waste discharges, including liquid wastes transported to the Regional Wastewater Control Facilities; takes samples of commercial, industrial, and sanitary and/or storm water discharges for laboratory analysis.

  • Determines the degree and extent of discharger's compliance with regulations; advises plant managers and others concerning required conformance with Waste Discharge Permit requirements.

  • Recommends rate and classification changes for commercial and industrial accounts.

  • Reviews commercial and industrial development plans for compliance with the Municipal Utilities Department's wastewater regulations.

  • Confers with and advises commercial and industrial customers regarding required effluent standards and pretreatment equipment; answers public inquiries and complaints concerning industrial pretreatment and storm water compliance issues; reviews Discharge Permit Applications and drafts new permits for approval.

  • Participates in joint enforcement teams with local, state, and federal agencies.

  • Reviews self-monitoring records to determine compliance with local, state, and federal sanitary and storm water regulations, and recommends appropriate enforcement response action based on that review.

  • Maintains and prepares a variety of reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

  • Collects storm water samples at storm water monitoring stations or makes inspections and collects wastewater samples at scheduled and unscheduled times.

  • Coordinates remediation of the storm water and sewer collection system resulting from the accidental spill or discharge of incompatible and/or hazardous wastes.

  • Initiates and/or maintains chain-of-custody logs for all samples personally collected or accepted.

  • May encounter dangerous equipment and materials at industrial sites; collects and handles hazardous waste samples for analysis.

  • Participates in the setting of work priorities; coordinates and schedules own assignments, and establishes goals and objectives for assigned activities;

  • Keeps informed of new legislation pertaining to assigned work; investigates new and alternative pollution control practices to facilitate writing regulatory permits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Possession of an Associate of Arts degree or completion of sixty semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an accredited college or university with major course work in wastewater technology, chemical engineering, chemistry, physical sciences, or a closely related field. Relevant experience in an environmental field, i.e. analyzing wastewater, industrial discharges in a laboratory setting, operating a wastewater treatment plant or comparable work in a NPDES permitted storm water management program may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis up to two (2) years.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.

  • Must obtain a valid 40 hour HAZWOPER certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Must possess the strength and stamina to lift and maneuver objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • May be required to perform after hours, nighttime, standby duty and inclement weather inspections, sampling and emergency responses.

  • Must obtain a CWEA Grade I Environmental Compliance Inspector Certification within 18 months of hire.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of wastewater and storm water technology, i.e. the pretreatment of industrial and commercial waste and accepted storm water management techniques;

  • Sampling methods, laboratory testing, and flow measurement techniques related to wastewater and storm water;

  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations related to wastewater and/or storm water;

  • Record keeping principles and practices; and

  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.

Skill in:

  • Interpreting and applying complex laws, ordinances and regulations to specific pollution control situations;

  • Using correct waste discharge and storm water sampling and testing techniques to ensure compliance with regulations;

  • Reading and interpreting construction drawings, plans, operational manuals, and discharge applications and specifications;

  • Exercising sound independent judgment;

  • Operating standard office equipment, including a personal computer and applicable software;

  • Establishing and maintaining a positive and professional image with those contacted in the course of work, particularly in difficult enforcement situations;

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with citizens and staff, emphasizing good customer service practices;

  • Excellent oral, written, and reading skills; and

  • The preparation of written reports, correspondence, and memorandums, using good English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

The Examination:

Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a written test weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME" ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE AND/OR FALSIFIED APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WLL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY.

The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

Notes:

  • After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.

  • Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is received.

  • NeoGov.com: You will receive correspondence via the e-mail address you placed on your application. Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file. Please check your e-mail folders or accept e-mails ending with neogov.com.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.

This position is subject to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) annual filing requirements. Please see the FPPC website, www.fppc.ca.gov, for more information.

The City of Stockton requires employees in this position to reasonably respond to emergencies at all times. Employees will be required to maintain primary residence within 45 minutes of City Hall in order to timely respond to emergencies and meet the health, safety, and welfare needs of the City. New employees have up to three (3) months from date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.