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 an environmental 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;
surveys and inspections of public and semipublic water supplies including
surveys of watershed and factors which may affect purity of supply;
and filtration plants;
Reviews operating procedures;
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;
recommends approval of subsurface sewage systems, wells and bathing beaches;
Performs field tests;
Collects and analyzes
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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
principles and practices
of environmental engineering with reference to water supply, sewage and bathing
places but not including sanitary aspects of industrial hygiene, milk
production or insect control;
methods and practices of
sewage treatment and water purification;
oral and written
environmental engineering investigations and studies;
prepare and review plans
and sketches of water and waste sewage treatment facilities;
conduct and interpret
chemical, bacteriological and microscopic analyses of water and wastes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in environmental 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 environmental and waterway pollution problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in civil, chemical or environmental
engineering 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.
A Master's degree in civil, chemical or environmental
engineering may be substituted for the General Experience.
Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee
program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be
substituted for the General Experience.
Successful completion of an Engineer Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services 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.
The classification of Environmental Engineer 1 is assigned to Salary Group LS 19a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group LS 20.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan IE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job
class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics
and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be
all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Engineer 1 (Public Health) (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group IE 19 approved effective March 8, 2023. (Revised to modify the Minimum Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final No. 23-053