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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 $29.00 to $33.05

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/8/21

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 fat, oil, and grease), sampling, evaluating industrial user surveys, and various other tasks pertaining to the industrial pretreatment program.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? This opportunity will allow you to use your 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. If you are technically skilled, have a background in environmental regulatory work, have keen attention to detail, AND are a team player, then this position may be for you!

Key Responsibilities...

  • Performing industrial permitting activities, including permit drafting, issuance and management, facility inspections, reporting, sampling, identification of non-compliance, enforcement, and providing support to permitted industrial customers

  • Performing sector control program support. May require users to install sector-specific control systems or make changes to methods of waste disposal.

  • Performing investigative field work to pinpoint sources of wastewater pollutants. Evaluating non-domestic users to characterize industrial activities and waste streams. Verifying information provided by industrial users. Documenting findings and communicating with facilities.

  • Recommending and completing program compliance enforcement under the direction of the supervisor.

  • 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, files, and databases, including data entry and evaluation as well as report management

  • Implementing quality assurance procedures

Who you are...

Most people in this position will have an associate or bachelor’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 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. The incumbent must be able to perform a full range of body movements and manual dexterity to inspect industrial and commercial facilities, remove and replace manhole covers, install and extract automatic samplers, collect grab samples from industrial/commercial processes, manholes, and surface waters, operate and adjust sampling and field analytical equipment, perform work on a computer, drive Utilities vehicles, and perform other essential functions.

Our Commitment…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families, through our comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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