Salt Lake City

  • PRETREATMENT INSPECTOR / PERMIT WRITER

    Requisition ID
    2018-3858
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $23.07/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $28.56/Hr.
    Post End Date
    11/18/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Pretreatment Program Manager, facilitates implementation of the inspection requirements of the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Assists the Pretreatment Program Manager with the coordination and implementation of the monitoring of permitted industrial users for regulatory compliance. Reviews industrial user submittals and other reports, and develops permits for non-categorical and categorical facilities using approved permit boilerplates.

    Responsibilities

    • Develops, revises, and renews permit basis documents and industrial wastewater discharge permits for Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) in accordance with 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 403, Utah Administrative Code, Salt Lake City Ordinance, and established Federal guidance documents. This may include, performing detailed regulatory research, conducting pre-permit inspections, and providing justification for inclusion of specific permit requirements such as permit duration, appropriate wastewater monitoring point location(s), analytical sample types, monitoring frequency, effluent limitations, and reporting requirements.
    • Reviews routine industrial user submittals for compliance, including self-monitoring reports, permit renewal applications, 90-day compliance reports, toxic organic management plans and slug control plans. Schedules and conducts pre-permit, scheduled, and demand inspections of industrial users for compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations using approved Standard Operating Instructions (SOIs). Produces detailed and accurate inspection reports. Informs Pretreatment Program Manager of any changes or deficiencies and makes recommendations for appropriate remedial action.
    • Schedules inspections of industrial users / facilities in accordance with established guidance and ensures that Federal, State, and local mandated timeframes are met. Evaluates whether an industrial user Makes recommendations to the Pretreatment Program Manager when inspection frequency should be increased due to observed non-compliances and when inspections should be conducted unannounced. Maintains inspection-tracking database.
    • Assist with the evaluation of potential SIU for inclusion in the Pretreatment Program, including related inspection, review of industrial processes, evaluation of potential wastestreams and pollutants, and applicability of Federal, State, and local wastewater discharge regulations. Develop and provide a permit determination to the Pretreatment Program Manager outlining the basis for inclusion or omission of a given SIU to / from the Pretreatment Program.
    • Prepares correspondence between the Pretreatment Program and industrial users for the Pretreatment Program Manager's review and signature.
    • Responds to POTW operational threats as well as inquiries and complaints from citizens, industrial users, and other regulatory agencies. Conducts on-site investigations when problems are suspected or identified, and may assist in tracking illicit discharges or spills. Documents complaint resolution/response actions.
    • Facilitates implementation of the Pretreatment Program Enforcement Response Plan, including on-site visits related to enforcement actions, development of enforcement actions, including but not limited to, warning letters, notices of violation, and administrative orders. Review of enforcement action responses from industrial users. Performs Significant Noncompliance calculations. Tracks compliance status of industrial users.
    • May be requested to provide quality control review of documents prepared by Pretreatment Program staff to ensure, program compliance with Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements, and consistent implementation of City Policies for environmental protection and customer service.
    • May be requested to train co-workers relative to inspection requirements and SOIs. Assists with development and implementation of pretreatment-related public outreach programs.
    • Keeps full and accurate records of all activities, correspondence, and communications. Enters data in the Pretreatment database for historical record. Records and files industrial user self-monitoring reports. Maintains Industrial User files for quality control and litigation.
    • Implements industrial wastewater sampling to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations and established Standard Operating Instructions (SOIs). Understands the different sampling methods, including composite and grab sampling techniques. Sampling may require the collection of bacteriological, organic and inorganic chemistry, and radiological samples.
    • Conducts on-site analyses for pH, temperature, conductivity, and other tests as needed. Collects a variety of wastewater samples in appropriate containers with appropriate preservatives, giving consideration to sample collection requirements including holding times, and appropriate techniques. Transports samples under chain of custody, using appropriate transporting conditions, to the designated facility for analysis.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, ecology, biology, public health, applied science, industrial technology, engineering or a closely related field. Or graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in environmental studies, ecology, biology, public health, applied science, industrial technology, engineering or a closely related field; and two (2) years of paid professional experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial processes, their effect on the facility’s discharge stream and the potential influence on treatment plant operations.
    • Understanding of industrial health and safety practices.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Pretreatment and Categorical Federal, State, and local regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, assess and prioritize technical and scheduling issues.

     

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Industrial facility inspection experience.
    • Working knowledge of wastewater treatment processes and collection systems with Class II to IV Wastewater Treatment or Collection Certification.
    • Regulatory experience, including enforcement and environmental compliance.
    • Technical writing experience.

     

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