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City of Wichita Environmental Sciences Administrator (Pretreatment Administrator) in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11352947 This is responsible professional and supervisory work providing administrative and technical direction for the Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment program and waste water laboratory. This employee develops, directs and administers environmental standards by issuing and enforcing wastewater discharge permits in conformance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment regulations. This employee interprets complex regulations, makes independent decisions on difficult technical problems, and directs and reviews laboratory employees and field inspectors to prevent and correct harmful waste disposal practices. May provide advice on policy matters. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment. Examples of Work Performed:Interprets federal and state regulations and establishes performance criteria.Negotiates with industrial managers on process changes and alternatives.Develops programs for various industries for pretreatment of waste water.Monitors and evaluates industrial compliance.Establishes procedures for field inspectors and laboratory activities.Directs, trains and supervises environmental inspectors and laboratory staff.Provides quality control and evaluation of test procedures.Statistically evaluates laboratory utilization and testing.Reviews and recommend additions or changes in personnel, facilities, equipment, and materialsOversees or conducts industrial and commercial facilities inspection, sampling and enforcement activities.Evaluates commercial laboratory results.Reports discharge violations and takes appropriate compliance action with code violators.Assists in preparing enforcement cases against violators.Coordinates with facility operations staff to ensure compliance with regulatory discharge requirements.Negotiates contracts and directs work of private consultants.Coordinates work between city, state, and federal agencies.Writes or revises ordinances.Provides information to the public.Administers the implementation and operation of the Industrial Pretreatment Program. This involves surveillance monitoring, inspections, enforcement, and reporting to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Coordinates the preparation of monthly industrial surcharge billing report and permitting of the waste hauler discharges. Manages the Fats, Oils and Grease reduction program. This involves monitoring, inspecting, and enforcement for noncompliance by commercial establishments who have the potential to discharge food grease and oil.These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Requirements of Work:Ensures accountability Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments Action oriented Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm Collaborates Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Communicates effectively Develops and delivers communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences Manages complexity Make sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems Decision quality makes good and timely decisions to keep the organization moving forward Directs work Provides direction, delegates and removes obstacles to get work done Nimble learning Actively learns through experimentation when tackling new problems using both successes and failures as learning resources Instills trust Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity Optimizes work processes Knows or builds more effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and customers Proficiently skilled in the use of a personal computer Extensive knowledge of water quality monitoring equipment, Ability to develop and maintain databasesAbility to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver's licenseAn employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace. Required Experience and Training:Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in civil engineering, physical or biological sciences, or a related field plus two years of experience in environmental or public health, water supply or water pollution control. Industrial pretreatment, water or wastewater laboratory experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.

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