PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex engineering tasks in the maintenance of standards of sanitation in the design, construction and operation of facilities for water supply, water treatment and distribution, or solid and hazardous waste treatment and disposal, or in problems connected with abatement of pollution of public waterways and groundwater by sewage and industrial waste.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
WORKING LEAD: Incumbent reports to a supervisory level class who is assigned full-time lead responsibilities over employees in a unit while he/she performs the unit's work activities. Assigned lead responsibilities may include the supervisory type activities outlined below in the first paragraph under Examples of Duties.
A working lead level employee reports to a supervisor and normally is assigned lead responsibility for a unit having a minimum of two (2) other engineers as well as technical and clerical staff. For supervisory duties performed by a working lead, the final approval/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the lead employee reports.
ADVANCED LEVEL: Incumbent independently performs professional project and/or program management tasks above the full working level with limited review from supervising staff. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and coordinating an entire project or program with statewide or regional impact or, in a district, where program or project size and complexity warrants. The nature of the work assigned is critical and sensitive, requiring direct contact with State, Federal, municipal and/or industrial officials, boards, and consultants. Decisions are based on many variables and directly impact the outcome of the program or project.
Receives general direction from a Supervising Environmental Engineer or other employee of higher grade.
Leads lower level engineers or inspectors as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
WORKING LEAD: As assigned by a supervisor, may distribute, prioritize, oversee and review unit work; may provide staff training and assistance; may conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations; may act as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may recommend policies and standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
Reviews engineering reports/plans regarding the design, construction, and operation of domestic and industrial waste water treatment facilities or solid/hazardous waste disposal facilities; drafts discharge/operating permits; monitors efficient operating limitation and frequency; may investigate surface and/or groundwater pollution; drafts orders for pollution abatement; reviews and negotiates engineering agreements; may approve grant requests; may represent Department at public hearings; may lead field investigations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and methods of sewage and industrial waste treatment and water pollution control; knowledge of water resources, solid and hazardous waste treatment and disposal; knowledge of principles and practices of other phases of environmental engineering dealing with water supply, water treatment, waste disposal, etc.; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to conduct detailed engineering investigations and studies related to pollution and pollution control; ability to prepare, review, and evaluate plans and sketches of industrial waste and sewage treatment facilities; ability to conduct and interpret chemical, bacteriological, and microscopic analyses of water and wastes; some lead ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) 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 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 danger of injury or physical harm from on-site/in the field 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 title of and specification for the class of Sanitary Engineer 3 (Environmental Protection) (35 Hour) in Salary Group ES 26 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to retitle and modify content) Final No. 22-138