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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Environmental Technician – Industrial Pretreatment in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Environmental Technician – Industrial Pretreatment

Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory

Pay Range $26.90 to $30.94

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 10/15/19

Senior Environmental Technician – Industrial Pretreatment

Colorado Springs Utilities Industrial Pretreatment (IPT) section is seeking a Senior Environmental Technician knowledgeable in compliance programs related to wastewater regulations. In this job, your essential responsibilities will be significant industrial user permitting, providing support to sector control programs (such as Fats, Oil, and Grease), sampling, evaluating industrial user surveys, and various other tasks pertaining to the industrial pretreatment program. If you are technically skilled, have a background in environmental regulatory work, have a keen attention to detail, AND are a team player, then this position may be for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and interpreting regulations for applicability to operations; industrial and business facilities with current permits or permit needs

  • Drafting, issuing and implementing discharge and zero-discharge permits for industrial users, which involves the reading and comprehension of a myriad of complex legislation and regulations, including local, state, and federal laws (enforcement procedures)

  • Inspecting industrial facilities and operating procedures

  • Assisting with enforcement of wastewater regulations and pretreatment sector control programs, implementing quality assurance procedures, and inspecting operating procedures at industrial facilities

  • Interfacing with various constituents and providing answers and information regarding program requirements, details, and specifications

  • Installing, programming, maintaining, and troubleshooting IPT’s monitoring, data recording, and automatic sampling equipment

  • Collecting and preserving industrial effluent, wastewater treatment plant, and sewer collection system samples for the evaluation of wastewater disposal activities within the collection system, to include standard IPT monitoring and investigating abnormal discharges

  • Interpreting data, reviewing, preparing and analyzing technical reports; maintaining required reports, including data entry and evaluation as well as report management

  • Implementing quality assurance procedures

Why should you apply? Do you want to make a difference in your community? This opportunity will allow you to use your technical skills and environmental knowledge in support of clean water and groundwater for Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. You will have the opportunity to work closely with business owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities to achieve the goal of compliance with wastewater regulations.

What will it take to be successful in this position? Most people in this position will have an Associate’s Degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible experience with environmental regulatory work. The ideal candidate will have experience in industrial pretreatment, wastewater compliance, wastewater treatment, or industrial hygiene. Knowledge of manufacturing processes as sources of industrial waste and/or an understanding of wastewater treatment are desired. This job requires an acute attention to detail and substantial reading and comprehension skills. Professional writing skills and appropriate use of English grammar are critical. If you offer these skills and would like to be a part of a dynamic team of industrial pretreatment professionals, we want to hear from you!

Additionally, part of the role is sampling water and/or wastewater from various sources, and in this process, there will be associated handling of equipment and containers (including but not limited to small sample bottles, 5-gallon carboys, large autosamplers, etc.), as well as moving iron manhole covers; physical exertion, pulling and lifting is required.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory