Kansas Department of Health and Environment
|Company Name:||Kansas Department of Health and Environment|
|Job Location:||Chanute, KS|
|Job Posted Date:||20-04-2023|
Kansas Department of Health and Environment is seeking a Environmental Compliance/ Regulatory Specialist (Lead Water Insp) in Chanute, KS. Please take a moment to read the job post below if you are interested:
Job Title: Environmental Compliance/ Regulatory Specialist
Job ID: 207491 (K0236803)
Location: Neosho County
Job Posting Closes: 1/30/2023
Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
Our agency is led by Secretary Janet Stanek, who was appointed by Gov. Kelly in Dec 2021. KDHE is comprised of three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health Care Finance (which includes the State’s Medicaid program, KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof which allows us to take a holistic approach to improving and protecting the health and well-being of all Kansans.
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
Compensation: Hourly Pay: $20.13
* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
Position Summary & Responsibilities: The position (K0236803) with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist (Water Inspector) opening in Chanute. This position is responsible for Public Water Supply Compliance Inspections: A. 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. B. 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. C. 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. D. Tracks significant deficiencies to ensure they are corrected within 45 days. Evaluates corrective actions through on-site inspection, oral or electronic communication. Updates SWIFT to document correction of deficiencies. Elevates issues of non-compliance to the DEA for referral to the BOW for potential enforcement.
Wastewater Treatment Facility Compliance Inspections: A. 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. B. 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 explain 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. C. 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. D. Conducts timely follow up on compliance deadlines to ensure corrective actions have been implemented.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Conducts complaint and fishkill investigations in response to citizen reports. Evaluates information and data collected and compiled during the investigation to determine if the complaint is valid, and corrective actions that need to be taken by facilities to eliminate the conditions causing the complaint. As necessary collects environmental samples during the investigation for analysis by the KDHE laboratory to determine the validity of the complaint or cause of the fishkill. Completes investigation reports and communicates findings with the complainant and the BOW. Consults with the district water engineer, DEA, BEFS, and BOW regarding the need to issue stream advisories in response to wastewater bypasses and fishkills.
Provides consultation, technical assistance, and recommendations to public water supply and wastewater facility operators and elected officials regarding proper facility operation, maintenance, and collection of samples. Provides technical assistance to public water supply and wastewater facilities to restore normal facility operations after a natural disaster. Consults with the district water engineer, DEA, BEFS, and BOW regarding the need to issue boil water advisories at public water supplies in response to equipment failure or other events that may compromise the integrity of the water for public consumption.
Performs site appraisals for new plant construction to determine whether the location meets sitting requirements. Conducts post construction inspections to confirm that facilities were constructed according to approved engineering plans and specifications. Performs inspections as requested by the BOW to support permit renewals, enforcement actions and determine compliance with administrative orders.
Recruiter Contact Information
- Name: Sharon Dew
- Email: [email protected]
- Please include the Job ID number when emailing.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental, agricultural, or natural sciences/resources. Eight years of experience in the fields listed above may be substituted for the required education.
- Microsoft Office and Outlook.
- Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
- Inspection, regulatory, and/or environmental experience.
- Previous chemical or biological sampling, analysis, or interpretation experience.
- Water or wastewater certification and/or experience. Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
- Previous experience in writing reports.
Getting the Environmental Compliance/ Regulatory Specialist (Lead Water Insp) designation comes with some responsibilities. It would be a wise idea to take a few minutes to learn more about it so you can make an informed decision.
Applicants must meet the above-mentioned requirements in order to qualify for consideration to work as a Environmental Compliance/ Regulatory Specialist (Lead Water Insp).
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