Sonoma County

With over 1,600 square miles of rolling hills and staggering coastline, you could spend a lifetime exploring everything that Sonoma County has to offer. Whether you explore wineries and epicurean delights, or our uncharted expanses of backcountry wilderness, our 300 plus days of sunshine will provide the perfect setting for the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

As the region’s largest employer, the County of Sonoma offers you a level of career diversity that is as expansive as the county itself. From nursing to engineering, information technology to land management and everything in-between, we’ve got over 800 different opportunities waiting for you. But even more than just opportunity, we give you flexibility. Follow your dreams of working at the top. Or follow your interests and work where you want. Either way, you can have it all here.


Sonoma County Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Sep 11, 2018
Full time
Position Information Inspections - Environmental Compliance - Sanitation Code The Sonoma County Water Agency seeks an experienced Industrial Waste or Environmental inspector to join their team. Environmental Compliance Inspectors perform inspections of commercial and industrial sites for compliance with the Sanitation Code. This position enforces applicable federal, state, and Water Agency requirements; reviews, evaluates, and issues wastewater discharge permits; initiates and participates in enforcement actions; collects samples; and prepares reports and documentation. Environmental Compliance Inspectors also represent the regional Sanitation Districts and Zones with industrial and commercial users. Ideal candidates will possess: Significant experience conducting industrial waste and/or environment compliance inspections Experience collecting samples during environmental inspections, and preparing inspection-related reports and documentation Experience interacting with the public and providing education during sampling and/or inspections A Grade II Environmental Compliance Inspector Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association THE SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY The Sonoma County Water Agency is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. The Agency also maintains flood control channels and provides sanitation services. The Agency employs approximately 230 employees and consists of five divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources and Public Affairs, Operations, Maintenance and Administrative Services. The Agency supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs. This recruitment is being conducted to fill an Environmental Compliance Inspector   position in the Sonoma County Water Agency. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) openings as they occur during the active status of the list. Note:   Employees of the Sonoma County Water Agency are employees of a special district and are not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:  Any combination of education, training, and experience  which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed.  Normally, this would include a four-year college degree with major course work in chemistry, biology, wastewater treatment or other related field and one year of experience in industrial waste inspection or environmental compliance inspection OR a two-year college degree with major course work in chemistry, biology, wastewater treatment or other related field, and three years of experience in industrial waste inspection or environmental compliance inspection. License:  Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Certificates:   Possession of a Grade I Environmental Compliance Inspector Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association is required at the time of employment. A Grade II Environmental Compliance Inspector Certificate must be obtained within two years of employment. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of:   the processes involved in the treatment and disposal of wastewater; industrial pretreatment technologies; basic chemistry and laboratory practices and procedures used to test and analyze wastewater treatment processes; industrial waste flow sampling techniques including the collection and preserving of samples; safety practices and procedures; and applicable governmental requirements as they relate to industrial waste enforcement. Working knowledge of:   principles and methods of wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; safety methods, procedures, practices, and precautions related to conducting inspections, traffic control, and personal protective equipment; physical, chemical, microbiological and bacteriological tests applied to water and wastewater; procedural requirements for conducting environmental investigations and studies; industrial pretreatment technologies; confined space entry procedures and regulations; standard physical, chemical and microbiological, properties of  wastewater; laboratory equipment related to the job and its use and care; methods of cleaning laboratory and monitoring equipment; computers and computer aided drafting and design software; and English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition. Ability to:   organize work, set priorities, and work under pressure; conduct sanitary and environmental studies; analyze complex environmental situations, data and/or reports and draw sound conclusions from which to base recommendations; perform tests and interpret a variety of physical, chemical, microbiological, and bacteriological test data on water and wastewater; investigate, research, and follow through on complaints; read and understand technical information related to wastewater generation and disposal, including engineering drawings and schematics; plan, organize, and manage environmental compliance in public information programs; inspect a variety of industrial and commercial waste generating processes; inspect a variety of industrial waste water pretreatment processes; inspect and operates industrial monitoring equipment including pH, ORP, flow meters, gas detectors, selective ion recorders, etc.; clean and prepare monitoring and laboratory equipment according to recognized protocol; perform basic arithmetic calculations and compute volumes and percentages using both standard and metric systems; read and write effectively and to use good judgment in the assembling, evaluating, and use of information; follow oral and written directions, analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; utilize electronic information systems and analyze and interpret such information. 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