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Environmental Program Inspector #2203-240100-01

Date Opened
Friday, August 26, 2022 9:30 AM
Close Date
Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $50,291.00 - $62,863.00/year - Commensurate with experience


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


This position administers the City of Charlotte’s Flow Free Program. This program ensures compliance of local businesses with the City of Charlotte’s Sewer Use Ordinance and Grease Trap Policy. 


Work involves inspecting grease interceptors and traps as well as commercial businesses such as restaurants, hotels and daycare centers that are required to install, operate, and maintain these devices under the Sewer Use Ordinance. This position also conducts investigations in coordination with other divisions and agencies; collects samples of raw sewage and grease, contacts and informs customers of policy and program requirements. This position also develops and delivers educational outreach presentations and seminars to large and small groups such as association meetings, festivals and schools. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures compliance of local businesses/industries with the City of Charlotte’s Sewer Use Ordinance and Grease Trap Policy. 
Inspects restaurants/hotels/daycare centers and other customer facilities and sewer connections.
Enters data into tracking spreadsheet
Investigates sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) or other irregular discharges.
Research historical data on collection system, restaurants, or spills.
Updates database information; completes paperwork; and creates inspection reports.
Conducts enforcement actions in accordance with the Sewer Use Ordinance and Enforcement Response Plan
Assists other areas of Charlotte Water.
Conducts educational outreach presentations and seminars.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Serves in a rotational on call status 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of plumbing and mechanical/industrial plant processes.
Knowledge of common computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite of products.
Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.
Skill in speaking Spanish (a plus).
Ability to obtain a City driving permit.
Ability to observe details.
Ability to collect wastewater samples

The work is medium work and requires applying 30 pounds of force frequently and exerting up to 60 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crouching, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, distinguishing among sounds, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, expressing ideas by spoken word, shouting above noises, visual acuity in data/color/observations/equipment/
inspections, and walking.

Work is performed part of the time working in an environment where errors on this job can lead to significant physical or mental consequences for self or others. Work environment may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands. Requires working various weather conditions; working on-call as scheduled and working after hours during evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent and three (2) years of relevant work experience
Associate degree, preferably in a technical field such as engineering or environmental sciences from an accredited school. 
Two (2) years of related work experience.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires a valid driver’s license.
Desires water and wastewater certifications.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to  

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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