About Our Job
This position will accept applications until March 14, 2019.
The Department of Public Works delivers services that help to define and improve the quality of life in Denver. Denver Public Works is responsible for road maintenance and repair; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; design and construction of streets, bridges, public buildings, and storm and sanitary sewers; transportation and parking services; oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way; and implementation of the Public Works Environmental Management System (EMS).
The Wastewater Management Division within the Department of Public Works has an opening for a Water Quality Investigator. You will be part of our team engaged in the enforcement of Denver Revised Municipal Code and Denver Public Works Rules and Regulations as it pertains to sanitary and storm sewers. We are also responsible for a variety of different databases which maintain and manage a variety of different sewer assets throughout the City and County of Denver. As part of our team you will also be managing numerous commercial sewer accounts, which will include onsite inspections as well as calculations of sewer usage and water consumption.
Some of the day to day duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conduct on-site investigations and inspections, to ensure compliance with city codes and federal, state, and/or local regulations relating to wastewater.
Issue summons and complaints against violators of city, state, and/or federal codes related to wastewater.
Gather evidence, testify, and assist in the prosecution of offenders of city, state, and/or federal codes related to wastewater.
Investigate illicit discharges to the storm and sanitary sewer systems.
Respond to citizen complaints and/or concerns related to sewer odors, illegal discharge in the city storm and sanitary sewer system, or other sewer related issues.
Coordinate work with other city agencies and or private utility companies to resolve problems or damage to city owned storm and sanitary utilities.
Coordinate work with other sections within Wastewater Management to resolve problems with the storm and sanitary sewer system.
Respond to city emergencies such as floods, spills, illicit discharges, or backups.
Manage multiple accounts and accurately calculate sewer usage for billing purposes.
Approve, evaluate, suspend or deny variances from Public Works pretreatment requirements, and work with the public to resolve identified compliance issues.
May be required to work stand by, over time, and weekends for enforcement activity and/or emergencies based on section need.
Other duties that may arise.
Our ideal candidate will have:
Previous experience in a customer service and/or regulatory enforcement role
Three (3) years of underground utility experience preferably sanitary and storm sewer related.
One year of asset management software experience preferably Lucity or Cityworks.
Intermediate level proficiency in all Microsoft office suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point)
Candidate must be willing to use personal vehicle for business purposes. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED Certificate required plus college level course work in chemistry, algebra, and geometry.
Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of experience working with and explaining rules and regulations pertaining to storm and sanitary sewer systems which must have included experience interpreting engineering and architectural drawings and working with mapping systems.
Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement.
Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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Job ProfileCN2098 Water Quality Investigator
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Pay RangePay Range $23.08 - $33.70
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