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Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist (210391)
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Topeka (Full-Time)
Posted: Sep 22, 2023Closed
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist opening in Salina. This position works in the North Central District office, which includes 17 counties. This position will perform inspections of water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities, investigate complaints, provide technical assistance to operators, and write reports documenting field findings.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Public Water Supply Compliance Inspections. Performs inspections of a wide variety of ground water and surface water drinking water treatment facilities to determine compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations and to protect public health. Evaluates monitoring data collected by the PWS to ensure data demonstrates compliance with MCLs and other requirements. Analyzes operational protocols and collects and compiles monitoring data to prepare reports and correspondence. Completes all inspection reports using SWIFT. Submits inspection reports to the facility and the Bureau of Water within 20 working days of initial inspection. Using professional discretion collects samples for submittal to the KDHE laboratory to demonstrate concerns and deficiencies observed throughout the inspection and potentially to support enforcement referrals. Tracks significant deficiencies to ensure they are corrected within 45 days. Evaluates corrective actions through on-site inspection, or oral or electronic communication. Updates SWIFT to document correction of deficiencies. Elevates issues of non-compliance to the District Environmental Administrator (DEA) for referral to the BOW for potential enforcement.
Wastewater Treatment Facility Compliance Inspections. Performs inspections of a wide variety of municipal, commercial, and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to determine compliance with the facility’s operating permit, and state and federal regulations and statutes and to protect public health. Evaluates monitoring data collected by the facility to ensure data demonstrates compliance with permit effluent limits. Analyzes plant operational protocols and collects and compiles monitoring data for the preparation of inspection reports and facility correspondence. Prepares inspection report and correspondence to the facility, which explains inspection findings including violations or deficiencies which require corrective action. Establishes compliance deadlines for corrective actions. Submits inspection reports and correspondence to the facility and BOW within 20 working days of the inspection. Using professional discretion collects samples for submittal to the KDHE laboratory to demonstrate concerns and deficiencies observed throughout the inspection and potentially to support enforcement referrals. Conducts timely follow up on compliance deadlines to ensure corrective actions have been implemented.
- Two years of experience in an environmental field and/or program. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.
- High School, GED
Licensing & Certification:
- Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental, agricultural, or natural sciences/resources.
- Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes.
- Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
- Excellent oral communication skills.
- Ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
- Experience collecting water and/or soil samples and reading laboratory analytical reports.
- Knowledge of the principles of water quality and pollution prevention.
- Experience conducting regulatory inspections and preparing technical reports.
- Experience working in the water or wastewater industry.
About the Position:
- Who can apply: Anyone (External)
- Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
- Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
- Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
- Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
- Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
- Sick & Vacation leave
- Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
- Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
- Fitness Centers in select locations
- Employee discounts with the STAR Program
- Retirement and deferred compensation programs
How to Apply:
Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.
- Please include the Job ID number (210391) when emailing.
Job Application Process: Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.
- First Sign in or register as a New User at https://admin.ks.gov/offices/personnel-services/jobs
- Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
- Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
- Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
- Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
- Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
- Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
- Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page
$ $21.64 to $23.82