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Environmental Compliance Inspector



To conduct waste disposal inspections of industries related to pretreatment of wastes; to conduct laboratory tests of industrial wastes; to administer industrial waste discharge permit process; conduct sampling of the potable water system; monitor and sample the sanitary and stormwater collection systems. This position is assigned to the Miscellaneous Bargaining Unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime assignments.


Receives direction from the Water Quality Control Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Administer industrial users permit process; confer with industries regarding allowable discharge; inspect industries and other businesses in the City to ensure compliance with the City, wastewater discharge permit requirements; recommend action for discharge violators.
  • Maintain sampling systems; collect samples and conduct laboratory tests in compliance with the approved methods for the examination of water and wastewater; interpret biological and chemical data.
  • Maintain files on laboratory tests and other reference material; prepare reports for federal and state water quality enforcement agencies.
  • Determine volume and strength of wastewater flow for billing of industries discharging waste to the City sewer system.
  • Handle complaints pertaining to industrial waste, illegal waste disposal and stormwater system contamination.
  • Maintain user files on grease interceptors and sand/oil interceptors and insure these pretreatment units are being kept in proper working condition.
  • Maintain user files on industrial customers, MSDS forms and waste discharge permits.
  • Conduct sampling of the potable water system and monitor and sample the sanitary and stormwater collection/storage systems.
  • Conduct inspections of industrial pretreatment facilities.


Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state and local policies and procedures pertaining to water quality control, stormwater and industrial waste and its regulations.
  • Chemistry and biology as they pertain to laboratory testing procedures.
  • Standard tests and methods used in the analytical examination of water and wastewater along with the mathematics used in analyzing laboratory tests.
  • Industrial pretreatment and discharges, collection systems and associated safety procedures.
  • Principles and procedures of wastewater treatment.
  • Basic budgeting principles and practices.
  • Data processing.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and review the operation of an industrial pretreatment program within an overall wastewater treatment process.
  • Communicate Departmental, City, State and Federal policies to system users.
  • Establish positive working relationships with industrial, commercial and residential users, as well as various regulatory authorities in a positive and professional manner reflective of City standards.
  • Keep, compile, and maintain test records and files.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
  • Interpret regulations governing wastewater, stormwater and industrial pretreatment programs.
  • Analyze and interpret test results; conduct investigations; prepare clear and concise technical reports.
  • Develop and present educational information to service clubs, educational institutions and other interested parties.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Perform a variety of laboratory tests with accuracy and efficiency.



One year of field experience in the monitoring and sampling of industrial facilities.


Equivalent to thirty (30) college units.


Possession of, and ability to maintain, an appropriate, valid California Drivers License.

Possession of a Grade I Environmental Compliance Inspector Certification from the California Water Environment Association.

Possession of a Grade II Environmental Compliance Inspector Certification within eighteen months of appointment.


Possession of an Associate of Science Degree.

One year of experience performing Environmental Compliance duties, including sampling and process inspection.


Maintain the following physical abilities: See well enough to read, write, differentiate color, make observations and to operate a motor vehicle, hand and power tools; hear bilaterally, hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, climb ladders, bend, stand or crouch for extended periods of time and to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; smell well enough to detect/differentiate odor; able to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions, be able to lift equipment as necessary.

      For questions about City employment, please contact:

      Human Relations
      156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
      Turlock, CA 95380-5454
      (209) 668-5150
      Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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