Pretreatment Technician

Water: Water Treatment


$47142.00 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the City of St. George Assistant Pretreatment Coordinator, enforces requirements contained in Industrial User (IU) discharge permits; conducts field inspections, investigations, and sampling of FSE discharges in support of the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program in accordance with federal, state, and SGRWRF (St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility) requirements and

regulations; complies data and generates detailed reports for submission to the SGRWRF Assistant Pretreatment Coordinator; and serves as the primary liaison between the SGRWRF and FSEs using the sanitary sewer system.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Performs routine field inspections and investigations related to FSE and Industrial User (IU) discharges into the SGRWRF sanitary sewer system to determine compliance with pollution control standards and regulations.

2. Reviews information and analyzes data collected from investigations and inspections for compliance with applicable regulations.

3. Reviews explanations for the occurrence of violations and evaluates plans of

corrective measures to determine their adequacy to prevent future violations.

4. Reviews and interprets FSE and IU monitoring records to determine compliance with the Pretreatment Ordinance requirements and local regulations.

5. Compiles and evaluates field data and prepares records and reports, and maintains data within the database and Cityworks.

6. Provides technical support and assistance to local environmental and health officials responding to environmental incidents involving SGRWRF sewers or regulated Industrial Users.

7. Utilizes, maintains, and calibrates monitoring equipment to collect samples during monitoring activities of commercial FSEs, IU’s and the SGRWRF’s sanitary sewer system.

8. Testifies in court hearings and trials related to enforcement actions.

9. Responds to and investigates complaints of sanitary sewer overflows and recommends enforcement action as necessary.

10. Performs other related duties as require.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Moderately physical activity. Required to push, pull, or lift medium to heavy weights. Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking. Moderate exposure to disagreeable elements such as heat, cold, odors, dust, fumes, and health and occupational hazards under controlled safety conditions. May be exposed to acids and

corrosives as well as biological and radioactive agents during on-site inspections of commercial and industrial businesses. Exposure to raw sewage and highly toxic industrial waste. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. Travel to other City departments, schools, businesses and on-site inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial businesses.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

License and/or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Ability to:

• Gain knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing or related to pretreatment and industrial waste sampling.

• Gain knowledge of principles and practices of commercial food service establishment (FSE) fats, oils, and grease (FOG) control and industrial processes.

• Communicate in Spanish is preferred.

• Enforce pollution control laws, rules, and regulations with firmness and impartiality in a potentially hostile environment.

• Work effectively with government officials, industrial and commercial representatives, consultants, City employees, and the general public.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Exercise independent judgment and work with a minimum of supervision.

• Read and write in English at a business level.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 08/18/2022 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.