Houston

City of Houston

Houston
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
POSITION OVERVIEW Applications  Accepted from:   ALL PERSONS INTERESTED Service Line:   Houston Water  Section:  Waste Water Operations  Location:   10500 Bellaire Workdays & Hours:  M - F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Subject to change  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs varied technical inspections and investigative work in the Industrial Waste/ Pretreatment Program relative to the detection, analysis and elimination or control of environmental pollutants and contaminants. Investigates complaints concerning pollutant and contaminant sources, conducts on-site inspections, and collects samples of suspected pollutants and reports investigated findings. Conducts routine surveillance. Issues citations and violation notices to violators and testify during court proceedings. Promotes environmental awareness concerning the effects and hazards associated with illegal dumping and educate the public regarding pollution prevention and the proper transport and disposal of hazardous and solid wastes.   WORKING CONDITIONS This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.  There are occasional exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution.  This position may involve infrequent exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns. This is a Department of  Houston Public Works Emergency  Management position at the Tier   II   Level .   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Requires a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Health Engineering or a closely related degree. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS One (1) years of pollution/environmental control experience are required. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS Valid Texas Driver License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2). PREFERENCES Preference will be given to the applicant with field experience related to industrial wastewater treatment, samples collection and investigation of the industrial users upstream from treatment plants. **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.** Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com