Industrial Pretreatment Program Supervisor

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Denver, CO

Join our team of 400+ essential employees! The Metro District continues to focus on our core mission – to protect the region’s health and environment by cleaning water and recovering resources. 

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General Statement/ Organizational Responsibilities

Performs professional-level technical and administrative activities in the day-to-day implementation of the Metro District's Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP). Works under the direction of the IPPA. Performs routine technical and administrative activities necessary for IPP implementation. Supervises Industrial Pretreatment Specialist I and II, Industrial Pretreatment Sector Control Investigator I and II and other staff as assigned.

Typical Duties

  1. Performs and supervises staff with IPP implementation activities including permit writing, report preparation, initial and annual compliance inspections, field investigations, review and processing of self-monitoring and other compliance reports, data entry and analysis and special projects as assigned. Ensures that these activities are conducted in accordance the technical and regulatory framework procedures, guidance, policies, templates and business processes set by the IPPTL, IPPA and Regulatory Compliance Officer (RCO).
  2. Prepare draft enforcement orders, penalty calculations and supporting documentation and participate in enforcement actions against industrial users, where necessary.
  3. Conduct research and investigate sources of pollutant discharges.  Collect and review industrial waste discharge and process information and evaluate compliance with the Metro District's Rules and Regulations (R&R) and with state and federal Industrial Pretreatment regulations.
  4. Support the District's Authority Monitoring Program.  This may include, but is not limited to the following: development and/or update of sampling protocols, Chain-of-Custody documentation, data entry and review and on-site assistance.
  5. Provide support to the IPPTL and perform activities as necessary for implementation of the District's Industrial Waste Survey (IWS).
  6. Provide technical support to connectors and industries, including notification and explanation of their responsibilities and actions required under the District's Industrial Pretreatment Program.
  7. Stay informed of all applicable local, state, and federal regulations and guidance governing industrial waste discharges as well as monitoring and reporting requirements.
  8. Evaluate performance and skill levels of employees; support employee development, provide training, coaching, counseling, and discipline as needed.  Participate in the selection process for new personnel as assigned.
  9. Perform other scientific and administrative tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline or science (e.g., environmental engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, environmental science, biology), or other directly-related field experience. A minimum of three years of experience performing work to implement IPP requirements such as permit writing and compliance inspections. The ability to identify, evaluate, interpret and explain environmental laws, rules and regulations pertaining to IPP implementation...The ability to meet deadlines, to plan and coordinate work, and to write complete and accurate reports. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Strong mathematical and data analysis skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people of varying backgrounds, knowledge and experience.  Must be available to respond by email, phone and/or in-person to support regulatory needs of the District outside of normal business hours and work days.
Equivalency equals two years of directly-related professional experience as detailed above for every year of education not completed. The stated experience requirement is in addition to any experience used to meet the education equivalency. For this position, in addition to the above required three years of experience implementing Industrial Pretreatment Program requirements, equivalency would be an Associate's Degree in Science plus four years of the directly related professional experience listed above or eight years of the appropriate related professional experience without a degree.
Desired Qualifications
A solid understanding of domestic wastewater treatment process theory and operations.  Direct experience with NPDES sample collection. Knowledge of, proper sample handling and preservation methods and familiarity with 40 CFR 136. Experience with the development of technically-based local limits. Two or more years of supervisory experience that included responsibility for managing and planning the work being performed by others.