2019-06-12 2019-06-30

Water Quality Specialist II/III

Tri-County Health Department
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 51548
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 51548
  • Organization Website

What we do:
Promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties through the effective use of data, evidence-based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships and the pursuit of health equity. In short we strive to provide optimal health across the lifespan for the populations we serve.

What You’ll Do:

  • Attends and participates in meetings of organizations that are charged with addressing water quality issues.

  • Assists the Water Program Supervisor and the Land Use Program Coordinator in the ongoing development and enhancement of TCHD’s positions relative to water quality and conservation issues.

  • Informs applicable organizations about TCHD’s position with respect to Onsite Wastewater and Graywater.

  • Reviews site applications and wastewater utility plans for wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Assists the Water Program Supervisor and Land Use Program Coordinator in reviewing and commenting on specific land use referrals from the counties and cities.

  • Reviews Emergency Management plans of districts within the Cherry Creek Basin to prevent spills that may impact the reservoir.

  • Advocates for water conservation measures with planning agencies and decision makers.

  • Advocates for water quality and conservation measures with planning agencies and decision makers.

  • Works with the Water Program Supervisor to secure contracts from CDPHE to implement sanitary surveys on non-community water systems.

  • Ensures surveys are completed on time and billing is completed per contract requirements.

  • Monitors compliance status of water and wastewater utilities and acts as a liaison between the utility and CDPHE, to facilitate compliance.

  • Identifies emerging issues relevant to water quality and quantity and examines and explores various approaches to address these issues. An example is the concern about impacts of Onsite Wastewater on groundwater and reservoirs.

  • Identifies grant and other funding opportunities to develop and complete water quality related projects. For example, a well sampling program to assess OWTS impacts.

  • Assists city and county planners with incorporating water quality and conservation issues and policies into Comprehensive Plans and Regulations.

  • Promotes and facilitates educational programs, e.g. participation in AWARE (Addressing Water and Natural Resource Education) to inform the public, policy makers and professional community about water quality issues, and prepares and gives presentations on these topics.


Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental health or a related field or attainment of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 quarter hours of academic work in the physical, biological, chemical, or sanitary sciences and three years’ experience in the water quality field.

  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices as related to environmental health in a community public health program.

  • Communicate with the general public in establishing and maintaining reasonable standards of environmental health in the interest of public health.

  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict with members of the general public.

  • Keep records and prepare clear and concise reports.

  • Possession of a Valid Driver’s License


Salary: $52,688 Annually

Learn More/Apply: https://www.tchd.org/688/Careers

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