NATURE OF WORK
This is technical field and office work in an air and water pollution control program.
Work involves investigating public complaints and conducting surveys and tests for violations of federal, state and local pollution control regulations. Work includes responsibility for field sampling, laboratory analysis and reporting of various atmospheric and water conditions constituting current or potential environmental hazards. Work is performed in accordance with standardized field and laboratory methods and techniques with some independent judgment exercised in recognizing abnormal test results. Technical supervision is received from a superior who assigns work, reviews test findings, and assists in complex analyses and code interpretations.
Investigates public complaints on air or water pollution and related environmental hazards within the scope of pollution control regulations; takes photographs, records environmental conditions relative to noise meters, vapor, odor, dust, toxins, effluents and various pollutants.
Installs, operates and maintains field test equipment such as high volume air samplers, dust fall samplers, manual gas sampling kits, dust collecting slides and similar ambient air and stack sampling apparatus; records tests results and notes effects on plant and animal life.
Prepares solutions and reagents for chemical and physical tests of air and water samples in the laboratory; records and calculates field and laboratory data, including meteorologic conditions, and assists in cumulative compilations and analyses.
Serves complaint on code violators; collects pertinent information; prepares reports and testifies in court as required.
Assists with the installation and inspection of air pollution abatement equipment; investigates requests to burn refuse and recommends proper controls.
Assists in the explanation of pollution control regulations to industrial and governmental officials; advises on corrective action and reports findings to an engineering superior.
Maintains inspection records for area of assignment; submits narrative and statistic reports.
Performs monitoring surveillances both day and night, and on-call duties when required.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of chemistry, physics and biology as pertains to air and water pollution.
Knowledge of the apparatus and techniques used in field testing for pollutants and industrial effluents.
Knowledge of the basic laboratory solutions, cultures, reagents and the standard measuring apparatus used in the quantitative and qualitative analyses of atmospheric and water substances.
Knowledge of federal, state and local pollution control regulations, including applicability, inspection and enforcement.
Ability to enforce the code with tact and impartiality in a professional manner.
Ability to evaluate laboratory test results with accuracy and judgment.
Ability to keep records and prepare narrative and statistical reports.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
Skill in the use of mechanical measuring devices.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation for an accredited four year college or university with major course work in chemistry, physics, biology or related field; some experience in code/regulation compliance work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Natural Resource Protection
Class Spec. Estab./Revised E10/76 R1/91