STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SANITARY ENGINEER I
Class Code: 8041-24 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 12-28 01
BASIC PURPOSE: To conduct engineering field investigations and office studies, and to monitor the application of measures for the improvement of the environment.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts surveys of water sheds, streams and lakes, shellfish growing areas, water supply streams and plants, industrial waste disposal methods and wastewater treatment systems, and gathers and interprets data regarding pollution, contamination and environmental degradation.
· Collects samples for bacteriological, chemical, and biological analyses.
· Prepares and assembles charts, tables, and maps to assist in the interpretation of data, and prepares reports of findings and analyses.
· Advises and instructs waterworks and wastewater treatment plant operators on effective methods of operation, necessary and advisable mechanical adjustments and improvements, installation costs, and engineering and environmental principles.
· Examines plans and specifications for sewerage and industrial waste treatment plants, water supply systems, and swimming pools, storm drainage, and erosion control for compliance with approved standards and environmental regulations.
· Prepares technical and detailed reports of investigation activities.
· Performs field inspections of approved projects for conformance with permit conditions.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in civil, chemical, sanitary, environmental or public health engineering. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years' experience in the practice of sanitary, civil, or environmental engineering, preferably in a municipal, state or federal public health agency.
License/Certification: Valid driver's license or access to transportation statewide. Possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate issued by the NH Joint Board of Licensure and Certification.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and administration of environmental and sanitary engineering as related to environmental protection. Considerable knowledge of the chemistry and bacteriology of water, sewage and liquid wastes. Considerable knowledge of modern practices in the field of water supply and purification, sewerage and sewage treatment, disposal of industrial wastes, storm drainage, erosion control, and milk and dairy sanitation. Ability to supervise and coordinate investigations involving the application of professional theory, environmental laws, rules and requirements. Ability to consult with and advise plant owners and operators on design, construction and operation of plant to comply with environmental requirements. Ability to prepare environmental engineering reports and to prepare papers and lectures in the promotion of the environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government and industrial officials, consulting engineers, professional and other organizations, individuals and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02