|Work Location:||Various City-Parish Departments|
|Starting Salary:||15.488 Hourly / $32,215 Annual|
|Special Recruiting Rate:|
|This classification has a special recruiting rate at Step 6 (starting salary $37,346 annually) for new hires only.|
|Under the direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs responsible scientific/technical work in the areas of wastewater, sewer pretreatment, solid waste, storm water regulation, air quality, surface water quality, groundwater quality, and hazardous materials response. Employees of this class are involved in the enforcement of City-Parish environmental ordinances and other environmental requirements mandated by state and federal agencies (EPA, DEQ, etc.). Performs other work as requested. |
|ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS|
|Inspects potential industrial user sites; assists in permit application preparation and evaluation; prepares and issues permits.
Conducts field investigations of permitted facilities to determine possible problems associated with permit enforcement activities; participates in determining compliance with permit conditions or compliance schedules; and recommends remedial action.
Conducts sewage and/or storm water sampling and monitors for signs of illegal discharge; participates in locating violators of the sewer pretreatment and storm water ordinances and in controlling illegal discharges to sanitary and storm sewers.
Determines parameters for required sampling and testing to be done by industrial users; analyzes and evaluates scientific/technical data provided by the users and reports of laboratory analyses.
Develops and implements various projects or performs other similarly responsible work requiring the independent selection, evaluation, and application of scientific standards, methods, and criteria in the field, office, or laboratory.
Prepares technical reports and environmental impact reports based on the analysis and evaluation of scientific data secured during inspections, investigations, monitoring, and surveillance activities.
Performs environmental inspections and responds to general environmental complaints and spills.
Coordinates activities relating to environmental complaint response and spills; advises local authorities of the status of environmental complaint and spill investigations; provides assistance in the identification, containment, cleanup, storage, and disposal of any materials related to environmental complaints or spills.
Inputs reports and data in a timely fashion to ensure databases and other documentation requirements are current and accurate.
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES|
|Knowledge of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sewer Pretreatment Ordinance, East Baton Rouge Parish Storm Water Regulations Ordinance, and state and federal regulations pertaining to environmental control.
Knowledge of standard scientific methods, sampling techniques, and investigative procedures.
Knowledge of chemical processes and laboratory procedures involved in environmental testing.
Knowledge of safety procedures involved in dealing with hazardous materials spills and toxic substances.
Skill in the use of various scientific instruments.
Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications.
Ability to maintain current and accurate records and reports.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with industrial users, other City-Parish departments/divisions, and the public.
Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
|EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE|
|Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, geology, physics or a related field, and one year of experience in environmental control work or environmental related industrial plant work.|
|Any equivalent combination of education and experience.|
|Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.|
|OTHER JOB ASPECTS|
|Score derived from application grading.|
|In your employment application, please detail types of investigations conducted, analyses performed, reports produced, regulations adhered to, special equipment used, software used, supervision and public education functions and any other such information critical to the proper evaluation of your education and experience. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.|