City of Santa Rosa

Environmental Compliance Inspector I

Onsite - Santa Rosa, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 7/10/24

The Position

THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA IS LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED, MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN THE TEAM OPERATING SANTA ROSA’S PREMIER WATER DEPARTMENT. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE SEEKING A REWARDING CAREER PROVIDING CRITICAL SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY!

The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.   

THE BENEFITS OF CITY EMPLOYEMENT:

In addition to offering a challenging, rewarding work environment and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of three health plans, a flexible spending program, employer contributions to a Retiree Health Savings plan, and top of the line employer paid (FREE) vision and dental coverage. More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits Page.

 

 Additional benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays annually, plus 2 to 3 “floating holidays per year depending on years of service”
  • $500 Annual wellness bonus
  • The City is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) Employer

WORKING FOR SANTA ROSA WATER – MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

Santa Rosa Water protects public health and the environment by providing a safe and reliable water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, beneficial reuse of recycled water and biosolids, and storm water management. By providing these critical water, sewer, and storm water services to households, businesses, schools, hospitals, and others, Santa Rosa Water is achieving its overarching mission. 

For more information about the City of Santa Rosa Water Department, it’s divisions, projects, and commitment to the local community, please visit Water’s website at: SR CITY WATER

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ABOUT THE POSITION:

The fundamental reason for the existence of this classification is to perform a variety of technical duties involved in the collection and preservation of industrial and commercial wastewater samples and any other sampling required of the pretreatment program, meter reading and perform basic permitting, inspection and enforcement functions related to the commercial portion of the industrial waste pretreatment and storm water programs.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate is motivated, eager to learn, has excellent work ethics and customer service skills. Attention to detail and the ability to intelligently follow instructions are key skills. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with or have the ability to, collect samples in the field; read water meters, use wastewater monitoring equipment; maintain accurate data and keep detailed records; work effectively alone or as part of a group and in a team based organization; follow instructions and procedures including safety compliance; convey technical information to supervisory and environmental compliance personnel; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and deal tactfully and effectively with those contacted in the course of work; speak and write clearly, concisely and effectively; read and interpret complex technical documents and instructions; and use computerized software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses, or responses such as “See Resume” may not be considered.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.

 

THE SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process will include a minimum qualifications assessment; and may also include an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews.

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For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Debbie Gutman at dgutman@cpshr.us

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties: The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:

  • Collect samples from industrial, commercial, and domestic dischargers for laboratory and field analysis,
  • perform meter reading for industrial and commercial users; 
  • perform inspections on food service facilities in accordance with federal, state and local requirements;
  • review log books, field data, recordings, and other documentation related to discharges from industrial and commercial sites;
  • keep detailed, accurate records of field activities and observations, utilizing computer programs;
  • maintain field equipment and vehicles for daily use;
  • clean Environmental Compliance laboratory glassware and equipment and maintain the laboratory in a neat and orderly condition;
  • participate in quality assurance and quality control programs;
  • perform preventive maintenance on monitoring and safety equipment;
  • calibrate and certify safety equipment for proper usage and keep detailed records on each piece;
  • perform all work assignments in accordance with appropriate safety rules, regulations and emergency procedures.

Additional Duties:

In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.

  • Assist Pretreatment Program Staff with special assignments;
  • assist in the modification of field sampling and monitoring methods;
  • and perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of: Basic chemistry principles and basic laboratory testing methods, especially field testing methods; sampling techniques and laboratory chain of custody procedures; basic principles of wastewater and/or industrial waste pretreatment; field and laboratory safety practices and procedures; record keeping techniques.

 

Ability to: Collect samples in the field; use wastewater monitoring equipment; maintain accurate data and keep detailed records; work effectively alone or as part of a group and in a team based organization; follow instructions and procedures including safety compliance; convey technical information to supervisory and environmental compliance personnel; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and deal tactfully and effectively with those contacted in the course of work; speak and write clearly, concisely and effectively; read and interpret complex technical documents and instructions; and use computerized software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications.

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 

Experience – Sufficient wastewater experience or experience performing field technician and/or laboratory duties which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities.

Education – Equivalent to a two-year degree in Environmental studies or related field. Sacramento State Pretreatment Facility Inspector course or other course work approved by the Utilities Department, completed within two years.

Additional Information

Selection Process:

Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications based on a screening of the application materials and supplemental questionnaire will be invited to continue in a selection process that may consist solely of an application screening, or may include an oral appraisal interview, assessment center, or another activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligible list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill future vacancies.

Working Conditions:

Incumbents assigned to this classification communicate with commercial users orally, face to face and using a telephone. Work is performed indoors in an office setting and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. In the office, incumbents enter data or information into and retrieve it from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device when performing such tasks as tracking laboratory data and updating quarterly EPA reports. During site visits, incumbents walk over uneven or rough surfaces while setting sampling equipment, and lift and carry a full sampler weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted for short distances. Analyses of discharges can require differentiating between colors on a strip chart or in solution. During site inspections, inspectors may use and draw maps, graphic schematics, or blueprints of site layouts; inspectors also examine written records in order to determine compliance with regulations.

Santa Rosa – A Wonderful City to Call Home

The City of Santa Rosa is located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.

 

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 

 

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Debbie Gutman at: dgutman@cpshr.us.

The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by submitting a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 543-3060 or jobs@srcity.org.  

The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by submitting a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 543-3060 or jobs@srcity.org. 

Recruiter Information:

Alberto Sanchez