PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for inspecting water purification, sewage and industrial waste treatment plants and industrial and hazardous waste storage and handling facilities for conducting sanitary surveys; inspecting public and semipublic water supplies; inspecting watersheds; investigating potential and existing sources of pollution control of public waterways and groundwater.
Works under the general supervision of a sanitary engineer or environmental analyst or an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs a limited range of related engineering duties; investigates for purpose of pollution control public waterways, industrial plants, public and private sewer systems, industrial waste treatment plants, sewage disposal plants, hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities; conducts field surveys and studies of topography, soil filtration, installation and operation of equipment; collects samples and takes flow measurements; prepares reports, sketches, plans and diagrams of factors affecting pollution problems; performs preliminary chemical analyses of wastes; confers with industrial and municipal officials concerning pollution problems; assists with surveys and investigations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of sewage and industrial waste treatment and water pollution control; knowledge of principles and practices of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal; knowledge of principles and practices of other phases of sanitary engineering dealing with water supply, water treatment, refuse disposal, etc.; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct detailed engineering investigations and studies relating to pollution and pollution control; ability to prepare and review plans and sketches of industrial waste and sewage treatment facilities; ability to conduct and interpret chemical, bacteriological and microscopic analyses of water and wastes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in sanitary engineering involving groundwater, the design, construction or operation of water, sewage, industrial, solid or hazardous waste treatment plants and equipment, the inspection and regulation of water supplies or the investigation of sanitation and waterway pollution problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in civil or chemical engineering with courses in sanitary engineering, soils engineering or waste management may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in sanitary, civil or chemical engineering may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from on site environments and to a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.
1. The classification of Sanitary Engineer 1 is assigned to Salary Group FS 19a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 20.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Sanitary Engineer 1 (Environmental Protection) (Public Health) in Salary Group ES 19 approved effective July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)