Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Environmental Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Environmental Technician

ID: 10415

Pay Range: $25.78 to $29.65

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date: 10/26/17

Job Type: Environmental / Laboratory


Senior Environmental Technician

Colorado Springs Utilities Industrial Pretreatment (IPT) section is seeking a Senior Environmental Technician knowledgeable in compliance programs related to wastewater regulations. In this position you will manage the industrial user survey program, oversee a number of zero discharge significant industrial user permits, sampling, and various other tasks pertaining to the industrial pretreatment program. If you are a team player, technically skilled, have a background in environmental regulatory work and have a keen attention to detail, then this position may be for you!

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Evaluating new service agreements for applicability of our regulatory program to new users

  • Evaluating and interpreting regulations for applicability to operations

  • Drafting issues and re-issues of permits

  • Answering questions from various constituents and providing information regarding program requirements, details and specifications

  • Coordinating and conducting field sampling

  • Installing and programming automatic sampling and flow monitoring equipment

  • Collecting and preserving industrial effluent, wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection system samples

  • Performing field analysis of industrial wastewater

  • Reviewing, editing, and analyzing pollutant field data

  • Installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and adjusting monitoring and data recording equipment

  • Interpreting data, preparing and analyzing technical reports and maintaining required reports

  • Implementing quality assurance procedures

  • Inspecting industrial facilities and operating procedures

  • Data entry and evaluation; report management

  • Reviewing and responding to corrective actions necessary to meet criteria recommendations by third party audits

Why should you apply? Do you want to make a difference in your community? This opportunity will allow you to use your technical skills and environmental knowledge in support of clean water and groundwater for Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. You will have the opportunity to work closely with business owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities to achieve the goal of compliance with wastewater regulations.

What will it take to be successful in this position? Most people in this position will have an Associate’s Degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible experience with environmental regulatory work. The ideal candidate will have experience in industrial pretreatment, wastewater compliance or industrial hygiene. This job requires an acute attention to detail and the ability to read and comprehend a myriad of complex legislation and regulations. If you offer these skills and would like to be a part of a dynamic team of industrial pretreatment professionals, we want to hear from you!

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

Please note : All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled. Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

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