Industrial Waste Inspector

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Sanitation and Solid Waste
  • Salary: $45,968.00 - $63,377.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Information

NOTICE: The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses, and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are auto-redacted on applications sent to the department. Due to this redaction, resumes, certificates, or any other attachment with PII will not be forwarded until after an interview schedule is determined. As such, candidates should ensure that the entered "Work Experience" and "Certifications" sections match the submitted resume.

One position currently exists at the City of Chico Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This position is currently scheduled to work Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This shift is subject to change with notice from management. Employees may be required to work varying shifts on weekdays, weekends, holidays, and standby/on call hours for emergency callservices.

This position requires possession of a CA Water Environment Association Grade 1 Environmental Compliance Inspector Certification within 12 months of hire.

In additional to the minimum qualifications, the Wastewater Treatment Plant is looking for an individual who:
  • has a strong commitment to customer service, a positive attitude and good interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • is highly motivated and has the ability to work independently;
  • has knowledge of Gravity Grease Interceptors (GGIs) and HydromechanicalGrease Interceptors (HGIs);
  • can assist in the plant laboratory and in operations;
  • and can assist in maintaining City lift pump stations.
This recruitment is open, on a continuous basis, until further notice. Candidate applications will be screened weekly.

Job Description


Under supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Manager and direct supervision of the Electrical/Environmental Supervisor, performs inspection, testing, and related record keeping for industrial and hazardous waste monitoring and sewage pre-treatment programs for the City's sewer and storm drain system.

Typical Duties:
  • Inspects, samples, tests, monitors, and documents industrial and hazardous waste materials deposited into the City's sewage and storm drain collection system;
  • Cleans, maintains, installs, and operates portable automatic sampler, flow monitors and related equipment; *
  • Periodically inspects commercial grease traps; *
  • Implements procedures relating to industrial pre-treatment processes;
  • Monitors conditions for industrial wastewater discharge permits issued by the City; *
  • Works with local businesses, other City departments, other public agencies and the general public on the effects of discharging materials in the City's sewer system; *
  • Monitors industrial users for compliance with applicable City, State and Federal wastewater discharge regulations; *
  • Resolves problems between City and industries related to wastewater discharges; *
  • Maintains field logs and records; *
  • Analyzes data and prepares written reports as required; *May be required to assist Laboratory Technicians or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators on an as needed basis;
  • Performs related work as assigned.
*=Essential Function

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software; pipe locator, pressure gauges, testing equipment, engineering calculator; motor vehicle; phone; mobile or portable radio.

Physical Demands:

Work is performed in field settings. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of : Principles and practices of industrial and hazardous waste inspection and monitoring; proper sample collection and preservation techniques; safe laboratory practices and procedures; effluent sampling techniques; methods and processes of wastewater collection and treatment.

Ability to : Conduct inspections, sampling, and testing of industrial and hazardous waste; perform routine and complex laboratory tests and analysis; collect, compile, and report data; research technical and legal literature to ensure compliance with regulatory changes; operate computer equipment and software; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and maintain cooperative working relations with the public and other employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience : One year of experience in wastewater treatment plant and/or laboratory operation or as an Industrial Waste Technician or Inspector.

Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, wastewater management, or a related field. Completion of specialized training in the operation, maintenance, and monitoring of wastewater treatment plants, equipment, and sewer system collection systems may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to two years of the college education requirement.

Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License. Possession of a California Water Environment Association Grade 1 Environmental Compliance Inspector Certification within 12 months of appointment.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information

The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.


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Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office.

Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification.If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications arenotaccepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or .
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