PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health 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; conducts sanitary surveys and inspections of public and semipublic water supplies including surveys of watershed and factors which may affect purity of supply; inspects chlorination and filtration plants; reviews operating procedures; performs chemical, bacteriological and microscopic examinations and makes suggestions for improvement of methods and procedures; inspects methods of distribution and plumbing; checks such factors as back siphonage or cross connections; investigates and recommends approval of subsurface sewage systems, wells and bathing beaches; performs field tests; collects and analyzes samples; reviews plans for and operating procedures of water treatment plants, sewage disposal systems, swimming pools and bathing areas; prepares plans and sketches for water supplies and sewage systems; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of sanitary engineering with reference to water supply, sewage and bathing places but not including sanitary aspects of industrial hygiene, milk production or insect control; knowledge of methods and practices of sewage treatment and water purification; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct detailed sanitary engineering investigations and studies; ability to prepare and review plans and sketches of water and waste 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, environmental, sanitary, 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 civil, environmental, sanitary, or chemical engineering with courses in sanitary engineering, soils engineering or waste management 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 ES 19a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 20.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE 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)