Water/sewer Compliance Specialist Vacancy In City Of Gastonia

Hiring Organization / Company: City Of Gastonia
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Details:

Performs complex professional work involving the coordination and administration of the City’s Cross Connection Control and Fats, Oil, & Grease (FOG) programs. Position is responsible for meeting all related requirements and regulations from the State issued Wastewater Collection System Permit and the North Carolina Drinking Water Act.

Work is performed under supervision of Assistant Division Manager of Facilities Maintenance.
Essential Functions/Duties:
  • Coordinates and administers the City’s Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) and Cross Connection Control programs; serves as the Cross Connection Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) for the Distribution System; develops and maintains annual FOG inspection and backflow testing/maintenance schedule along with necessary notification programs; issues wastewater discharge permits for food and automotive service establishments; meets with State Regulators as required (35%)
  • Inspects premises for installation of correct FOG devices and cross connections; inspects food service establishments, including kitchen appliances: review of grease handling practices and hauling records, inspection of grease trap and education of restaurant personnel; determines modifications necessary to grease handling practices, pumping frequencies, or grease recovery devices; initiates enforcement actions where necessary due to violations of program requirements. (25%)
  • Interacts and builds positive relationships with wide range of City, State and County employees, local business owners and operators as well as other professional contacts; provides information concerning the FOG and Cross Connection Control Program to others, including other City departments, governmental agencies, contractors, architects and engineers; prepares, distributes, and presents public educational materials, such as letters, reports, brochures, etc. relating to administered programs at public meetings and other events; (10%)
  • Uses specialized computer software to maintain accurate records of FOG and backflow prevention device locations, testing, repairs and other information; maintains the City’s list of certified backflow assembly testers; maintains records of program inspections, educational activities, and compliance related responses; (10%)
  • Reviews site and building plan submittals to ensure grease recovery and cross connection units are designed properly and installed correctly; (5%)
  • Coordinates response to grease related sewer line blockages and overflows; troubleshoots and responds to complaints on backflow prevention devices within the City's water distribution system; meets with customers to discuss their backflow prevention needs and contact them when upgrades are needed; (5%)
  • Assists the Assistant Division Manager in maintaining compliance with legal requirements, including ensuring requirements are met, preparing reports, and interacting with State regulators; (5%)
  • Performs visual inspections of water and wastewater equipment at City sites or remote locations; performs other tasks as required. (5%)
Performs other tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough understanding and knowledge of grease recovery, backflow, and cross connection devices; knowledge of principals, practices, tools, equipment, and parts used in the testing, maintenance, and repair of backflow prevention and related devices; municipal water/sewer systems and components; pertinent state, federal, and local laws, codes, and regulations; pertinent safety principles and practices; skilled in relevant computer applications; ability to read blue prints; ability to evaluate related program building systems both in design and in operation; ability to present material in a professional manner to a wide variety of audiences; ability to independently carry out work duties with minimal supervision; ability to keep neat, accurate records; ability to prepare professionally appearing written material; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to interact professionally with coworkers, employees, local business representatives, State regulators, and the general public.
Education/Experience/Physical Demands/Special Requirements/Additional Information: High School Diploma or equivalent GED with some related college course work; or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and professional certification.

Physical Activity:
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or couching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.

Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips.

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Physical Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Office Environment Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Visual Acuity Requirements: (including color, depth perception and field of vision):
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform: preparing and analyzing data and figures; computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices.

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions; Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.

The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

The worker frequently is in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, manholes, small-enclosed rooms, small sewage and water line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid appropriate driver’s license. Acceptable driving history, drug screening, criminal background, and a POET (post offer employment testing) are required.

Ability to obtain the North Carolina Cross Connection Certification within 1 year of hire; ability to obtain North Carolina Wastewater Collection I and Water Distribution Grade C within 24 months of hire.

The City of Gastonia is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We value diversity and promise to honor your experiences, perspective and unique identity.


Job Location Information:
City: Gastonia
State: Nc
Country: Us
Location: Gastonia, Nc

Date Posted: 2021-09-14
Job Listing No# : 69525

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