PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in inspecting water purification, sewage, and industrial waste treatment plants; conducting sanitary surveys; inspecting public and semipublic water supplies and watersheds; investigating potential or existing sources of pollution for the purpose of pollution control of public waterways or inspecting solid and hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities and reviewing plans for such facilities and conducting investigations of groundwater contamination.
Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Sanitary Engineer or an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level engineers, analysts, or other employees as assigned
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts sanitary surveys and inspections of community and noncommunity water supplies, including surveys of watersheds and all factors which may affect purity of supply; inspects chlorination and filtration plants; reviews operating procedures; performs chemical, bacteriological, and microscopic examinations; suggests improvements in methods and procedures; inspects methods of distribution and plumbing; checks such factors as back-siphonage or cross-connections; investigates and approves subsurface sewage systems and wells; performs field tests; collects and analyzes samples; reviews plans for and operating procedures of water treatment plants and sewage disposal systems; prepares plans and sketches for water supplies and sewage systems; reviews plans and specifications for water treatment plants, water distribution systems, storage tanks, and wells; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of sanitary engineering with references 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 engineering investigations and studies; ability to prepare, review, and evaluate plans and sketches of water and waste and sewage treatment facilities; ability to conduct and interpret chemical, bacteriological, and microscopic analyses of water and wastes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) 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 one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Sanitary Engineer 2 (Environmental Protection) (Public Health) in Salary Group ES 22 approved July 12, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)