CLASSIFICATION: SANITARY ENGINEER II
Class Code: 8042-28 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 08-02-11
BASIC PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate environmental engineering plans and/or designs dealing with public and private drinking water supply problems, industrial, and municipal wastewater collection and treatment facilities, storm drainage and erosion control; and to investigate complaints concerning violations of state water quality standards.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts field investigations to identify deficiencies and compliance at water systems, municipal or industrial wastewater treatment facilities to ensure adherence to permit limitations and water quality standards.
· Investigates complaints received from concerned citizens and public officials in order to determine extent of state water quality standards violations and to identify the responsible parties; reviews designs for new or expanded water systems, wastewater systems, or construction and development projects to ensure consistency with design criteria requirements.
· Explains application procedures and program requirements to applicants, attorneys, consultants, public officials, and concerned citizens in order to enhance the program's efficiency in protecting the state's water quality.
· Evaluates industrial and municipal wastewater discharge monitoring reports and if necessary, initiates appropriate enforcement action; evaluates federal and state industrial and municipal discharge permits to ensure that proposed discharge limitations are capable of meeting water quality standards.
· Identifies and evaluates alternative solutions to water system, industrial and municipal wastewater collection and treatment problems to achieve the protection of public health and to meet design criteria requirements.
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 expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
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 reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
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 independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in civil, chemical, sanitary, environmental or public health engineering.
Experience: Five years' experience as a sanitary, civil, or environmental engineer in a municipal, state or federal wastewater treatment or water pollution control agency or a firm of consulting sanitary engineers. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Possession of a valid driver's license and/or have access to statewide transportation for statewide travel. Must either be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of NH, or a Licensed Professional Engineer in another state and obtain licensure in NH within one year of employment.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of sanitary and environment engineering as applied to public health including knowledge of water supply, municipal and industrial waste water collection and treatment, bathing places, water quality management of surface and underground waters, storm drainage and erosion control. Knowledge of basic engineering principles as applied to sanitary and environmental engineering including hydraulics, fluid mechanics, unit operations, engineering drawings, strength of material and mechanics. Knowledge of the basic principles of sanitary chemistry, aquatic biology, water bacteriology, physics and calculus. Knowledge of the functions of local government, financing of public works and state and federal legislation pertinent to water pollution control. Knowledge of the relationships in the environmental conditions to human health. Ability to conduct technical investigations and inspections applying engineering principles and procedures. Ability to make computations and calculations involving the application of sanitary and environmental engineering mathematics. Ability to analyze and present technical data in clear, concise engineering reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government and industrial officials, consulting engineers, professional and other organizations and 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.