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Environmental Services Technician

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.52 per hour entry rate
  • Posted Date:06/15/2017

Will perform technical work as related to the Water and Wastewater Divisions of the City, conducting inspections, performing chemical and bacteriological tests and other duties as related to each area.  Responsibilities exists for collecting samples, conducting chemical & bacteriological tests to ensure compliance with regulations; assisting with industrial monitoring of the pretreatment program; inspecting food service establishments; performing reviews of grease handling practices; creating community awareness as related to the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program, investigating spills related to FOG;  assisting with the water distribution flushing program; investigating complaints; and other duties as assigned.

To Compete in the Selection Process:

High School diploma or equivalent with college coursework in chemistry, biology, mathematics and/or environmental science and NC driver’s license is required.  Experience in an industrial or municipal laboratory, water treatment or wastewater treatment is strongly preferred.  Qualified candidate must possess a general knowledge of basic laboratory techniques, terminology, materials, equipment and chemical principles with the ability to prepare laboratory reagents; assemble apparatus for chemical and biological analysis; collect, preserve and analyze water and wastewater samples, perform mathematical calculations; maintain and create accurate records and reports;    and work effectively with others.

Special Requirement: The possession of a NC Class “C” Surface Water Treatment Operator’s Certification and Grade I Water Pollution Control Biological Operator Certification or ability to obtain both within 18 months of employment is required.

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