Pre-treatment Program Inspector (Code Specialist I)
Under general supervision, supports the implementation of the county's state-mandated pretreatment program by accomplishing tasks to protect the publicly owned treatment works (POTW) from interferences and pass-through of pollutants that may adversely affect the public, worker health and safety, and the environment. Takes a supporting and lead role in conducting highly-skilled environmental monitoring, business survey, and investigation in industrial waste pretreatment and related areas, including septage disposal, fats, oils and grease (FOG) control, pollution prevention/waste minimization, ecological monitoring, water quality assessment, and reclaimed water use. Conducts field measurements with a variety of meters and collects samples for laboratory analysis. Inspects businesses for industrial wastewater discharges, chemical usage and disposal, best management practices and pretreatment systems. Prepares databases, reports and correspondence summarizing and interpreting research information, monitoring data and inspection findings. Helps prepare wastewater discharge authorizations and wastewater discharge permits. Assesses compliance of POTW users with Chapter 67.1 (Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal) of the county code and other applicable regulations and binding agreements. Establishes and maintains liaison with stakeholders to effectively accomplish program goals and objectives.
NOTE: The salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint ($63,066.32) of the advertised salary range
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the industry being regulated such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, biological or environmental science, public administration, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field.
- Skills in monitoring and inspection as applied to industrial and environmental assessments;
- Ability to interpret and summarize legal descriptions, engineering plans, maps, field data, and analytical data;
- Knowledge of, and ability to interpret, county, state and federal laws, codes, and regulations related to the program areas of involvement, particularly Chapter 67.1 of the county code;
- Ability to prioritize tasks to accomplish assignments in a fast-paced setting;
- Ability to effectively prepare, present and defend investigation reports to achieve results; and
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database computer software.
- Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level;
- Ability to operate keyboard and touchscreen driven equipment;
- Ability to occasionally lift and carry, in cooperation with another employee, equipment weighing up to 60 pounds;
- Ability to conduct monitoring in water bodies of interest using various methods, techniques and platforms;
- Ability to occasionally work in environments with exposure to sewage, industrial wastewater, adverse weather, air borne substances, and loud noise; and
- Ability to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) appropriate to the above environments, including gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, ear plugs, respirators or other PPE as deemed necessary.
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment.
- This position is designated as "essential emergency services personnel" and holiday, weekend, and overtime work may be required.
- All activities are to be performed in compliance with established safety requirements.
Panel Interview, may include an exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.