Department of Administrative Services

Sanitary Engineer 3 (Public Health) (35 Hour) (7534ES)

$39.86-$54.67 Hourly / $2,789.89-$3,826.79 BiWeekly /
$72,816.13-$99,879.22 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Public Health 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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Supervising Sanitary Engineer or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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.

In connection with sewage treatment and disposal: oversees statewide subsurface sewage disposal program; conducts detailed engineering investigations and studies of operation of municipal, institutional, and private plants; determines physical condition of plant, appraises plant facilities with reference to treatment and safety; reviews and updates public health codes and technical standards; trains and certifies sanitarians; prepares technical engineering manuals; monitors performance of local health departments; reviews operating records and methods; issues instructions; makes recommendations to and confers with officials responsible for plant operations; acts as consultant on treatment problems to public and private officials in State; conducts engineering investigations of sewage and drainage systems in connection with water supply, water treatment, and plants; inspects watersheds for possible sources of bacterial or chemical pollution; investigates cross-connections between potable and non-potable supplies and complaints of abnormal tests with officials responsible for water treatment plant operation or development of public water supply sources; issues steam, sanitary sewer, and groundwater discharge permits; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of sanitary engineering with reference to water supply, sewage and refuse disposal; considerable knowledge of methods and practices of sewage and industrial waste treatment, pollution abatement, and water purification; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to conduct detailed sanitary engineering investigations and studies; ability to prepare, review, and evaluate plans and sketches of water, and waste 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 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

ES 26

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Sanitary Engineer 3 (Environmental Protection) (Public Health) in Salary Group ES 26 approved effective July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/27/2013

CLASS: 7534ES; EST: 6/29/1933; REV: 12/27/2013;