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SC Department of Public Safety Environmental Health Manager II in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

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Perform assigned inspections, evaluations, and ambient monitoring for Environmental Affairs, Bureau of Environmental Health Services, Midlands-Columbia, as required by the Bureau of Water wastewater program. Meet the commitments of the Ambient program by sampling sites to determine compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Standards. Meets as a minimum the program commitment of sampling 100% fixed sites every month, 100% statistical sites every month and 100% of special sites twice per month. Sample 100% of wastewater facility discharge points as assigned, within the Federal calendar year (October – September). Prepare sample bottles and complete daily calibration and standardization for sampling equipment. Clean and maintain equipment to ensure it is in good working condition. Work to be conducted in strict accordance with the Environmental Affairs Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Bureau of Water (BOW) schedule frequency. Conduct complaint investigations in accordance with SOP’s, programmatic guidance, and state/federal laws and regulations. Provide technical assistance to staff, the regulated community and public when necessary or requested. Initiate enforcement actions where appropriate. Post public notices and advisories at facilities and public locations as requested. Perform 100% of assigned wastewater compliance inspections, follow-up inspections, and general permit inspections, as needed, for compliance with applicable regulations, permits and accords to BOW frequency schedule. Complete all necessary administrative tasks and documentation as required and requested.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Minimum Requirements:Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license. Some positions require the successful completion of specialized courses in health physics or certification as a health physicist. A high school diploma and experience in environmental health programs or radiological health. A bachelor's degree in the natural or physical sciences, mathematics, public health, engineering or a related technical field may be substituted for the required work experience.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

*Agency Additional Requirements: * A bachelor’s degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field or an associate degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field and three years of environmental experience; or high school diploma and five years of environmental experience. Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Excellent organizational and communication skills, make presentations in a group setting; communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written manner; work effectively in a team-oriented environment and encourage positive working relationships with coworkers, industry, and government officials; work independently in a field environment; work in all reasonable weather conditions; access non-traditional work environments; climb ladders, stoop, lift and carry up to 50 pounds; swim and work comfortably in a boat on open water and in rough weather conditions; walk on narrow catwalks that require a sense of balance; make visual observations of facilities, samples, plans, specifications, reports, etc.; visually differentiate between various shades of color; conduct field tests, using delicate instruments and chemicals, which require steady hands; to include but not limited to, safety glasses, lab coats, and nitrile or latex gloves. Must maintain a professional appearance. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Occasional overnight travel may be required. This position requires the successful completion of prescribed technical coursework and passing any test relevant to the position within the probationary period or trial period. This position may require participation as a member of the Emergency Response Team, overseeing environmental clean-up, which requires 24-hour on call and response on a rotating basis. Performs other duties as required.

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of water rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures. Experience inspecting and sampling wastewater facilities.

Additional Comments

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Salary: $40,759.00 - $75,413.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 105514/61069579

Closing: 9/24/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: JB50

Slot Number: 0000

Position Number: 61069579

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 6

Hiring Range - Min.: $40,759.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $58,085.00

Opening Date: 07/24/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.

Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-EQC Envir Services

Address: 2600 Bull Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-4443