The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Wastewater Regulatory Compliance manager position. This position oversees the Stormwater and Wastewater environmental programs to ensure Division and customer compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local-Environmental and Safety Rules and Regulations.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.All functions are to be completed in a timely manner.Display proficiency in the use of office and computer equipment, Microsoft Office software and other relevant software packages.Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.Oversee the planning and implementation of the City's Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).Track and report on the various requirements of the City's stormwater permit and the construction/general dewatering permit.Ensure proper erosion and sediment control ordinances are developed and adopted.Investigate compliance issues and report; follow through with the Legal Department as necessary.Oversee monitoring of influent, internal and effluent flows and ensure proper testing and treatment.Maintain Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) laboratory procedures.Report problems to upper level supervisory or management staff; consult with supervisor to convey the needs of the treatment plant.Conduct regular inspections of the treatment plant and processes. Ensure that instruments used to collect samples and laboratory data are operating correctly.Ensure that laboratory equipment is properly maintained and when necessary, notify plant maintenance staff of problems requiring their attention.Ensure that logs are maintained of all laboratory test results and equipment.Ensure that computerized databases of information regarding pre-treatment, FOG, (Fats, Oil and Grease) plant process control and compliance monitoring are maintained. Provide input data needed for reports and produce various reports as requested.Ensure compliance with Clean Water Act, USEPA 503 Sludge Regulations, OSHA equivalent for governmental entities in the State of Nebraska, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and other regulatory programs associated with Department facilities.Maintain and keep current, permits such as National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Permit for Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Pre-Treatment Permits for Industrial Dischargers, Composting Permit and other associated permits. Ensure that NDEQ is advised of any issues the City has with its treatment in a timely manner.Draft Industrial Pretreatment Permits for industrial facilities within the City and, after review and approval by the Wastewater Plant Engineer, see that these are mailed to the facility. Oversee testing and analysis of samples and testing required of industrial dischargers. Advise industrial sources when their effluent falls outside accepted permitted limits.Prepare or supervise preparation and submittals of, DMRs (Discharge Monitoring Reports), Annual USEPA 503 Sludge Report, NDEQ Staffing Plan, and other such reports.Develop and implement a FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease) program within all appropriate Federal, State and local Rules and Regulations. Interact with the Central District Health Department as necessary.Assist the Wastewater Accounting Technician in preparing the Monthly Laboratory Testing and Extra Strength Surcharge bills.Oversee an overall Safety Program for the Wastewater Division (e.g. Confined Space Entry, Hazard Communication, Flagger Training, Lock-out/Tag-out, Blood borne pathogens, Resource Conservation and Recovery, Community Right to Know, Employee Right to Know, Spill Prevention Control Plan, etc.). As appropriate, assist in coordinating wastewater environmental and safety activities with other City departments, outside agencies and organizations. Keep a record of all attendees of this quarterly training. Attend and participate in appropriate regional and national professional organizations.Participate in the development and administration of budgets; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:Applicable federal, state, local, and industry codes and regulations.Fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.Safe work practices.Ability to:Assist in the development of technical specifications and engineering plans.Work with and interpret engineering drawings.Work independently in the absence of supervision.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Use arms and legs.Operate computer terminal and applicable programs.Properly wear all safety equipment.See and read gauges, trouble lights and control panel screens.Recognize and distinguish colors.Work in both outdoor and indoor environmental conditions, with exposure to heat/cold, fumes, dust, noise, water, oil and grease.Understand the regulatory framework and work with NDEQ on testing and permitting issues, both for the City and Industrial operations within the City.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Experience:At least three (3) years increasingly responsible experience in environmental permitting or compliance is preferred.Training:A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, science, or a closely related field is required.License or Certification: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Possession of or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire a NDOT or EPA certification in areas of erosion and sediment inspection and design. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Class IV Nebraska Wastewater Operator's certificate within six (6) months of hire.Working Hours: Monday-Friday (occasional Saturday and Sunday) working 40 hours per week with some flexibility in times but hours are dependent upon department needs. Salary:Position will start at the entry level of the City's salary table. Consideration may be given if experience exceeds entry level qualifications. Other:Must submit a copy of your Bachelor's degree or diploma with your application. Candidates are subject to a background check.