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February 22, 2020
Pleasanton, California
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The District is recruiting to fill a regular, full-time Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector position in the Laboratory and Technical Services division of the Operations department.

The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing construction plans and specifications; permitting industrial users and waste haulers (including Fats, Oils and Grease [FOG]); conducting inspections and sampling; compiling and reviewing drinking water, recycled water, and wastewater data and generating reports; conducting enforcement actions; updating sewer use ordinances and coordinating with other departments and agencies to achieve common goals.Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience providing lead direction to staff. A Bachelor's Degree in environmental science, chemistry, biology or closely related field is desirable.

Under general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor, plans, coordinates, and implements an environmental compliance inspection program; provides lead direction to assigned staff; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; troubleshoots and prioritizes compliance inspections; performs the full range of work in support of District activities such as conducting inspections, collecting samples, and field and laboratory chemical and biological testing on wastewater and industrial wastes; oversees daily activities relating to the District's master permitting plan and compliance; conducts field investigations to determine and mitigate wastewater programs; contacts industrial and institutional customers concerning wastewater disposal services; prepares reports; issues Notices of Violation; may act for the Laboratory Supervisor on a relief basis; and performs other duties as assigned.

Please note, the District is currently in the process of completing a classification and compensation study. Classification and salary may be subject to change based upon the results of the classification and compensation study and the Memorandum of Understanding between Local 39 and the District.

Essential Functions

- Provides technical and functional direction to assigned staff; reviews and controls quality of work; assists in completing employee evaluations; participates in performing complex environmental compliance inspection duties.
- Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns projects, studies, and programs in consultation with the Laboratory Supervisor; communicates status of projects, studies, and programs to appropriate staff, working cooperatively in accordance with established priorities; instructs staff in work procedures.
- Assists lower-level and new staff as required.
- Assists in developing work plans, procedures, and schedules.
- Assists in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the Division, including recommending improvements.
- Prepares master permitting ordinances and modifications to ensure District compliance with state and federal mandates.
- Organizes, maintains, and documents all required information for enforcement of District code as directed by the federal requirements; analyzes data by comparing test results to requirements; issues Notice of Violation when non-compliance is established.
- Collects wastewater samples from industrial and commercial users, city, and District sanitary sewers and performs well-defined chemical and biological tests in the field.
- Inspects, monitors, and conducts sampling at various commercial and industrial sites, including inspecting industry, restaurants, and contaminated projects for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations, troubleshooting equipment problems, evaluating environmental risks associated with industrial processes and activities, and preparing, setting, programming, and retrieving automatic samplers.
- Prepares and manages accurate records and correspondence, including developing, writing, updating, and maintaining complex industrial wastewater discharge permits and holding tank wastewater discharge permits, and maintaining accurate records of all hazardous waste disposals from the water and wastewater treatment plants.
- Prepares reports and maintain documentation, including submitting semi-annual enforcement reports, audit responses, and various regulatory monthly and quarterly reports required by District, State, and Federal requirements.
- Responds to public inquiries on wastewater services, billing, and other problem areas.
- Investigates and traces sources of illegal industrial wastes entering the District's wastewater collection system.
- Oversees and provides project management for pollution prevention and environmental projects, such as the Mercury Recycling Program.
- Responds to stormwater issues reported by cities.
- Performs a wide variety of administrative duties to support the Laboratory Supervisor, including approving purchase orders and billing and reviewing charges for inspections.
- Collects data from users, including meter reading; calculates loading flow; creates bi-monthly billing reports for accounting.
- Coordinates with other environmental regulators, including participating in activities, meetings, and committees involving other environmental agencies, reviewing current literature and regulations, and disseminating information.
- Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and review publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
- Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment, and multi-line telephones; may operate other department-specific equipment.
- Participates in group problem solving activities to promote continual business process improvements and initiatives.
- Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, and the public.
- Contributes to a positive work environment by participating in solutions to problems as they occur.
- Drives a motor vehicle.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Training and Experience

The minimum qualifications and acceptable substitutions described on class specifications represent the typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the job. Any combination of education, licensing, and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job satisfactorily may qualify the candidates to be considered for open positions in the class specification.

Equivalent to an Associate's Degree in physical or biological sciences, or a closely related field and three (3) years of responsible work experience in pretreatment inspections, permitting, and monitoring involving analysis of water, wastewater, and industrial waste systems.

Other Recruitment Standards

Possession of a Class C driver's license required by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles, to perform the duties of the position. Continued maintenance of said driver's license in compliance with established District vehicle operation standards, and the ability to be insured for the operation of a vehicle/District vehicle in accordance with the terms and conditions of the District's insurance program are conditions of continuing employment. The CSRMA driving standards are included herein by reference.

Possession of California Water Environment Association Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade II certification is required. Possession of an Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade III certificate is highly desirable within four (4) years of employment in the class.

Possession of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care Provider certificate and First Aid certificate is required within one (1) year of employment.


All Dublin San Ramon Services District employees are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. The roles and responsibilities for Disaster Service Workers are authorized by the California Emergency Services Act and are defined in the California Labor Code. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee of the District may be assigned to perform activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property. Such assignments may require service at locations, times, and under conditions that are significantly different than the normal work assignments and may continue into the recovery phase of the emergency. If a "Local Emergency" is declared during the employee's shift, employees will be expected to remain at work to respond to the emergency needs of the community. If a "Local Emergency" is declared outside of the employee's shift, employees must make every effort to contact their direct supervisor or department head to obtain reporting instructions as Disaster Service Workers.
The selection process may consist of an evaluation of the applicant's qualifications, appraisal board interview, written examination, practical exercise and/or internal Department interviews,reference check and a review of prior performance evaluations. Upon completion of the selection process, an offer of employment may be conditionally based upon the successful completion of an employment and education verification, criminal background check, and apre-employment medical exam.

Toapply,complete a District online employment application and supplemental questionnaireby 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.A resume and cover letter will not be accepted in lieu of the District application form and supplemental questionnaire.

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  • 2020Stationary Engineers, Local 39 Benefit Summary

The benefits in the above summary for the Stationary Engineers, Local 39 (Local 39)are based on the MOU betweenLocal 39and the District. For more information, please visit the District's website at

Per the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), "classic members" currently employed in reciprocal public agencies are enrolled in a 2.7% at 55 CalPERS pension plan with a 10% employee contribution; "new members," either employees new to the public sector or whose date of separation from service was more than 6 months before the start date with the District, are enrolled in a 2% at 62 CalPERS pension plan with a required contribution of 50% of the "normal cost" which is 6.75% for fiscal year 2020.

Do you have a valid California drivers' license?

  • Yes
  • No
What is your highest level of education completed?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
Do you have experience providing lead direction to lower level staff?

  • Yes
  • No
If you answered "Yes" to question 3, please list the position(s) where you provided lead experience. If you do not have this experience, please enter "N/A."

    How many years of responsible work experience in pretreatment inspections, permitting and monitoring of water, wastewater and industrial waste systems do you possess?

    • Less than three years
    • Three to four years
    • Four or more years
    Please briefly describe where and how you obtained this experience.

      What level California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Environmental Compliance Inspector certification do you possess?

      • I do not possess this certification
      • Grade 1
      • Grade 2
      • Grade 3 or higher

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