CLASSIFICATION: SANITARY ENGINEER III
Class Code: 8043-31 Date Established: 07-16-65
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 08-02-11
BASIC PURPOSE: To administer the implementation of statewide sanitary and environmental engineering programs for the development of municipal and/or industrial water and wastewater systems, with the responsibility for enforcing related state and federal legislation and evaluating engineering program policies and procedures.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises a staff of professional and technical personnel, in the analysis, evaluation and issuance of permits for public water supply, municipal and/or wastewater, industrial waste, and other sanitary and environmental engineering facilities.
· Administers the development of comprehensive water supply, wastewater and water quality control plans for the state, including formulating a comprehensive plan and coordinating the implementation of plan objectives.
· Analyzes, evaluates and approves design submittals including reports, plans and specifications prepared by consultants relative to regulatory and contractual requirements and recommends program changes to the bureau administrator as required.
· Organizes, directs, and conducts training and technical assistance activities for water and wastewater treatment personnel.
· Provides expert testimony to the office of Attorney General, Water Supply and Pollution Control Council and courts of law, in resolving disputes and conflicts arising from agency decisions and policies.
· Designs and monitors cost estimates for structural projects and accounts for all expenditures involved with the operation and maintenance of the facilities to assure a cost-effective operation.
· Acts as liaison with federal, state and local officials, contractors, consulting engineers, industrial officials, environmental groups, and the general public to explain state policies and resolve problems with current and proposed projects.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
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 delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees and approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
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: Seven years' experience as a professional sanitary, civil, or environmental engineer, four of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. 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 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 modern principles and practices of sanitary and environmental engineering as applied to public health, including water supply municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment and water quality management of surface and underground water. Knowledge of the basic engineering principles as applied to sanitary 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 and water bacteriology. Knowledge of the functions of local government, financing of public works and state and federal legislation pertinent to water pollution control. Ability to plan broad, complex sanitary environmental engineering investigations and to present technical data in clear, concise engineering reports. Ability to apply the principles of effective supervision. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government and industrial officials, consulting engineers, professional 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.