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(J/O #4833) Environmental Specialist II - TEMP TO HIRE

Location : Texarkana TX
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 4833
Hours : Full Time
Job Category : Utilities Gas Elec Water Energy

Job Description :
(J/O #4833) Environmental Specialist II - TEMP TO HIRE, M-F/7-4 primarily but there is rotating "on call" O/T periodically.  $13/hr + GREAT BENEFITS, after probation.   A High School diploma or equivalent is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with minimum of an associate degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry or related field is required within 5 years.  Submit your employment application using your smart phone or PC to apply at https://jobs.redcarpetemp.com/login or visit our office at 221 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 & use one of our courtesy PCs.  Call 870-772-4039 to ensure availability.  Offer of Employment contingent on passing Interview Process, Background Check, & Pre-employment drug test.  Refer to "Client-Supplied" Job Description below:


Qualifications: A minimum of one-year experience in wastewater treatment and/or Industrial Pretreatment regulations is preferred, but not required. The Specialist should possess good written and verbal communications skills, be self-motivated and able to write clear and concise investigative reports. The Specialist should be computer literate, with experience and knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and database programs. The Specialist should be able to follow written and verbal instructions with minimal supervision.

BENIS:           Retirement:  Employee pays 7% & company matches 14%; 14 Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave,

                        Insurance: BCBS minimal cost to employee includes medical, dental, vision, & life insurance

Client supplied job description:

Purpose of Job: The Environmental Services Division is composed of highly skilled and motivated personnel. Employment in this division requires a self-motivated and multi-tasked individual. Four Programs are administered in this division–Industrial Pretreatment, Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Grease Waste Control and Transported Waste Control. The Industrial Pretreatment, Grease Waste Control and Transported Waste Control Programs are charged with protecting the Publically Owned Treatment Works (POTW) by regulating nondomestic discharges in accordance with applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations. The Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program is charged with protecting the potable water supply by prevention of cross connections and backflow.

General Job Description: The Environmental Specialists are primarily responsible for activities associated with the Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention Program and Grease Waste Control Program. The Environmental Specialist will assist with administering the Industrial Pretreatment Program and the Transported Waste Control Program on an as needed basis. The Environmental Specialist will be familiar with sampling and inspection procedures for industrial and commercial facilities; conducting field investigations; preparing letters, reports and enforcement documents; and reading, interpreting and maintaining associated data.

Certificates, Licenses & Similar Qualifications: The Environmental Specialist is required to obtain a Texas Customer Service Inspector License, Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and Repair licenses for Texas and Arkansas (within 3 years of hire date) and Arkansas Plumbing Inspector License (within 2 years of hire date). Additional Water and Wastewater Licenses are encouraged. The Specialist shall become familiar with municipal and industrial waste treatment processes, investigation techniques, wastewater sampling, data maintenance, and backflow and cross connection regulation and should possess good technical written and verbal communication skills and should be proficient in mathematics. Computer literacy is required.

Relation to Other Positions: The Environmental Specialist works under the direction of the Environmental Coordinator and the Environmental Engineer. The Environmental Specialist must be able to work well with and alongside other employees and with contacts within the cities, the industrial community and the citizens.

Job Functions: The Environmental Specialist assists the Environmental Coordinator in administering Backflow / Cross Connection Control Prevention Program, Grease Waste Control Program and the CSI Program. The Environmental Specialist must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.

The Environmental Specialist must be able to read, understand and interpret government regulations, to evaluate laboratory reports, to determine industrial compliance, to write enforcement documents, to communicate with Users, to explain User responsibilities, to identify potential for cross connections and to determine types of controls necessary to protect the water and wastewater treatment systems.  The Environmental Specialist must be able to read building and plumbing plans and to evaluate those plans for compliance with backflow regulations.  The Environmental Specialist maintains records on various programs as related to the grease traps, backflow cross connection control and CSI.  The  Environmental   Specialist  must  remain   current  with  EPA   and  state  environmental regulations, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Arkansas Department of Health.  The Environmental Specialist must understand and know how to apply local, State and Federal environmental regulations.

The Environmental Specialist will assist the Pretreatment Specialist as required in administering the Industrial Pretreatment Program and the Transported Waste Program.  Other  duties   may  be  assigned   at  the  discretion   of  the  Environmental   Coordinator  or Environmental Engineer.

Specific   Equipment  and  Materials   Used:  Equipment  used   by  Environmental  Services personnel include: pH meters, flow meters, moisture balance, various sample collection devices, portable  and   refrigerated  auto  samplers,   small  tools,  personal   protective  devices  and   road vehicles, common laboratory glassware, cameras, computers, including spreadsheets, database and word processing programs, facsimile and copier devices. Some handling of dangerous and hazardous  chemicals,   including  strong  acids   and  bases  and   municipal  and  industrial  waste streams is required. Proper handling, operation and safety training for all equipment is provided.

Physical Activities: The Environmental Specialist shall be able to lift at least fifty (50) pounds, have reasonable mobility and be able to walk, sit or stand for extended periods of time. Hand/eye coordination is essential. The Specialist must be able to bend, stoop, pull (manhole lids), climb, and twist. The Specialist should be able to reasonably withstand environmental extremes characteristic of the local climate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Functions: The Specialist shall become familiar with   and    ability to   perform   limited    field   analyses   and    to   utilize  related    analytical instrumentation. The Specialist shall be able to read and write and to follow written and verbal instruction.  The   Specialist  shall  be   able  to  generate   and  maintain  data   as  required  by  the Programs administered by the Environmental Services Division. The Specialist should be able to perform multiple tasks. The Specialist should be able to read, understand and interpret environmental laws and regulations to read, understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures.

Performance Standards: The Specialist should be a self-starter and able to work independently and as a member of a team. The Specialist should be able to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner and to consistently achieve precision and accuracy. The Specialist should be able to work with minimal supervisor after training and possess the initiative to seek information and learn without formal instruction. The Specialist is required to follow all safety rules, regardless of the location of the work site.
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