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Environmental Inspector

Company: City of Boynton Beach, FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to inspect businesses and industries for proper storage, handling, disposal, and treatment of toxic and hazardous waste materials. Essential Functions The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.Assists Building Department in the evaluation of pollution control fixtures for new and renovated businesses.Performs inspections of city businesses and industries for compliance with applicable environmental codes and ordinances governing disposal/treatment of waste and operates a motor vehicle to conduct work activities.Assists Code Compliance with environmental violation cases.Assists in the development and revision of environmental ordinances.Determines compliance with applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; follows up on violations.Conducts inspections of business operations and procedures to ensure that businesses dispose of all toxic/hazardous waste materials in appropriate manner; ensures that restaurants retain and dispose of grease in appropriate manner, and not through the sewer system; meets/communicates with business owners/managers to discuss waste disposal procedures, problems, and violations; performs follow-up inspections of businesses with violations. Collects and tests various samples; conducts sampling of various sanitary and storm sewer effluents; operates and calibrates auto sampler to obtain samples; uses pH meter to determine acidity and/or alkalinity levels at sampling sites; utilizes manhole cover remover to remove manhole covers for inspections and sampling. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals. Prepares inspection reports to document findings of inspections/meetings; reports findings to appropriate authorities. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, inspection reports, activity reports, or other documents. Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, city ordinances, state/federal statutes, pre-treatment facility inspection manual, industrial waste pre-treatment primer, manuscripts, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.Administers the Industrial Pretreatment Program with the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and conducts inspections with Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff.Performs National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) high-risk facility inspections and responds to illicit discharge complaints to comply with the annual NPDES permit requirements.Develops public information documents and interacts with homeowners and housing development personnel to help minimize grease and disposable/flushable wipes in the sanitary sewer system.Responds to odor complaints.Inspects, tests, and reports data from the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.Works closely with the Chief Utilities Inspector, Utilities Inspectors, and/or Associate Utilities Inspectors and assists with inspections during construction of underground utilities for raw water, potable water, sanitary sewer, grease interceptors/grease traps, force mains, reclaimed water, and stormwater.Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, or other software programs. Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service or assistance. Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, business/industry owners/managers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONSPerforms general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, or filing documentation.Provides assistance or coverage to other employees or departments as needed. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or valid equivalent; and
  • Four (4) years of previous experience that includes environmental inspections; industrial pretreatment processes; fats, oils, and grease (FOG) programs; construction and inspection of grease interceptors/grease traps; underground utility construction; and related areas; and
  • Two (2) years of the requisite four (4) years of experience shall be working as an Associate Utilities Inspector or equivalent; and
  • A Vocational/Technical degree with training emphasis in Construction Management, Civil/ Environmental Engineering, or closely related field may substitute for two (2) years of the requisite experience; and
  • Must possess the Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association's FOG Management Certification; and
  • Must either possess or have the ability to obtain Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association's Level C Industrial Pretreatment Certification within one (1) year in the position; and
  • Must possess [or able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire] and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license. Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, and to resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and accurately follow oral and written instructions on various matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with managers, supervisors, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of industrial pretreatment processes and fats, oils, and grease (FOG) programs. Knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in the inspection of waste materials and the construction of underground grease interceptors. Knowledge and understanding of construction plans, plot plans, blueprints, surveys, sketches, and specifications in order to assure compliance with appropriate codes, statutes, rules and regulations. Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of organization. Knowledge of the requirements of local, state, and federal permitting and regulatory agencies. Ability to interact with local, state, and federal permitting and regulatory agencies. Ability to read and interpret construction plans, plot plans, blueprints, surveys, sketches, specifications, and related documentation. Ability to explain and enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially. Ability to organize and plan daily schedules. Ability to present ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to serve the public and the City ethically with honesty and integrity. Knowledge of applicable environmental codes and ordinances governing disposal/treatment of waste. Ability to inspect grease traps and grease interceptors Ability to identify and prevent illegal dumping of waste into sanitary or storm sewers. Ability to use personal computers, and the use of software contiguous to producing reports, spreadsheets, graphs and other required documents.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 60 pounds ). Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Keywords: City of Boynton Beach, FL, Boynton Beach , Environmental Inspector, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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