San Antonio Water System

San Antonio Water System employees go beyond what is expected. We are committed to providing sustainable and affordable water services, and believe our responsibility extends further — to the environment and the community we serve.

Accomplishments like these don't just happen. They begin with refreshing ideas from a diverse workforce that believes in our values of excellence, integrity and respect. If you want to be part of a team committed to developing ideas and programs that provide solid opportunities for the community, consider a career at SAWS.

San Antonio Water System San Antonio, TX, USA
Apr 12, 2019
Full time
Salary starts at $49,040.00 annually. Rate of pay depends on qualifications. Job Description JOB SUMMARY The Environmental Analyst II utilizes environmental and technical knowledge to conduct research, prepare complex reports and presentations, develop applications and interpretations of data and coordinates regulatory compliance. The Environmental Analyst II conducts planning, forecasting and modeling.  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Prepares knowledge based products such as reports, presentations and assessments in support of all departments to resolve technical and scientific issues. Performs statistical/graphic data analysis for monitoring, evaluating & modeling of SAWS environmental programs and operations. Analyzes & interprets environmental & public health data, reports & studies by applying principles of Engineering, Environmental Law & regulations and scientific analyses. Advises and guides management staff on permits, regulations and legislation that may impact operations. Works with teams to develop, participate and implement long range strategic and master plans. Audits safety, security and environmental programs across SAWS. Participates in research projects with outside water industry groups and academic institutions related to water quality, and emergency preparedness and response. Performs other duties as assigned.  DECISION MAKING Works under limited supervision. May provide functional guidance to teams and groups of up to 20.  Typically takes initiative in planning/performing work for months at a time.  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or Science; Public Administration; or related field from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Minimum three years' similar environmental work experience. Required license or certification in at least one of the following: Registered Environmental Manager, Registered Sanitarian, TCEQ Water or Wastewater Operator minimum Grade "B". Able to use spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software. Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License consistent with SAWS driving policy.  PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS Five years' environmental work experience.  JOB DIMENSIONS Frequent contact with internal and external customers, middle management, governmental agencies, consultants and attorneys. Occasional need to meet with employees on 24/7 shifts and weekends. Attend evening meetings with civic and neighborhood groups. Travel may be required.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions are in an office environment with occasional field visits. May be exposed to fumes, odors, gasses, chemicals and dust. May be required to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection. May operate a company vehicle. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
San Antonio Water System San Antonio, TX, USA
Apr 05, 2019
Full time
J O B SUMMARY The Environmental Protection Specialist I is responsible for conducting routine inspections, flushing, and chlorine testing used to ensure water quality levels for regulatory compliance. Documents site activities and test results and performs related administrative work. The Environmental Protection Specialist I possesses basic knowledge of department policies, procedures, and applicable regulations.  E SS E N T IA L FUNCTIONS Inspects and flushes designated dead-end mains in accordance with System procedures. Conducts chlorine and related testing at site and documents results and action taken. Uses and calibrates test kits to test different parameters. Keys and maintains field data in database. Conducts quality assurance checks to validate accuracy of data collected. Inspects selected sites in response to customer complaints of concern and/or potential pollution sources. Maintains and cleans vehicles, equipment, and tools. Locates and identifies dead-end mains using GIS. May conduct basic analysis of data for inclusion in technical reports. May assist customers by answering general questions and providing appropriate information. May perform regulatory required sampling. Perform other duties as assigned.   DECISION MAKING Receives immediate supervision.   M IN I MU M REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma or GED. Eighteen months' experience in maintenance or construction of water/wastewater systems, or related environmental activities. Obtain and maintain Class "D" Water License or higher within 6 months of hire/assignment. Valid class "C" Texas Driver's License consistent with SAWS Driving Policy. Perform position specific physical testing.   J O B DIMENSIONS Knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment typically used in maintenance or construction. Knowledge of SAWS safety practices and procedures, as it applies to work being performed. Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to perform all physical requirements of the job. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. Ability to use a computer and work related systems. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and general public. PHY S IC A L DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting/carrying up to 60 pounds occasionally; pushing a maximum force of 100 pounds; pulling a maximum force of 100 pounds. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, crawling, squatting, kneeling, and working in cramped and strained positions for long periods of time. Working conditions are both in an office environment and a field environment where there is a heavy traffic, construction, rugged terrain, and inclement and hazardous environmental conditions. If a part of the "emergency response team" must be able to complete the requirements as specified in applicable regulations for Hazardous Materials Emergency Response, including clearance for use of respiratory protection and other associated protective equipment.  Operates a company vehicle on a daily basis.   May be required to work hours other than regular schedule such as nights, weekends, and holidays. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com