Industrial Pretreatment Specialist I

City of Englewood | Englewood, CO

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Posted Date 1/30/2020

Salary: $47,902.00 - $69,514.00 Annually

The Industrial Pretreatment Specialist I ensures that sector control program(s), policies, and procedures are carried out on a daily basis. Policies and procedures include program management activities like routine inspections, follow-up inspections, evaluation of compliance status, initial enforcement activities, documentation, and outreach to the regulated community.  The Specialist I prepares inspection forms, performs on-site review of records, and conducts wastewater sampling. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The listed examples of work are not intended to be all-inclusive. They may be modified with additions, deletions, or changes as necessary.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manages sector control programs, which include:
  • Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG)  restaurants
  • Petroleum Oil, Grease, and Sand (POGS)  automobile service
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Silver  photo and x-ray processing
  • Septic Waste Hauling
  • Others as adopted (for example, mercury and nonylphenol)
Coordinates sector control inspection schedules. 

Maintains the policies and procedures relative to the sector control programs in terms of review and revisions and all training of employees needed to implement changes. 

Conducts sector program inspections of industrial/commercial sites to determine compliance with industrial pretreatment regulations. May require businesses to install sector-specific control systems, make changes to methods of waste disposal, and issue notices of violation for failure to comply with the Wastewater Utility Ordinance. 

Prepares and/or reviews inspection reports and evaluates findings. Imposes required follow-up actions, prepares follow-up correspondence to customers including notices of violation and corrective actions. 

Serves as point of contact with the Sanitation Districts connected through both the Littleton and the Englewood sewer lines with respect to sector control programs and industrial user identification and characterization.

Leads Sanitation District training regarding inspections, plan reviews, and other program implementation elements.  

Stays informed of all applicable regulations, guidance, technologies and established program procedures governing sector control programs. 

Facilitates forums with representatives from connecting sanitation districts, responds to inquires from commercial facilities, and provides training to outside agencies. 

Creates and conducts self-assessments to ensure the sector control programs are operating correctly. 

Responds to inquiries from commercial and industrial facilities.  

Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment, including vehicle upkeep. 

Assists other Pretreatment staff in performance of duties.

Other Duties & Responsibilities
Performs other duties as assigned and required.


Education and Experience


Associate's degree with major/minor course work in a scientific field related to the job.
Work Experience: 
2 years experience in an industrial pretreatment program or related
environmental field
Certifications and/or Licensures: 
40 Hour HAZWOPER certification preferred
Confined Space Certification
Valid Colorado driver's license and a clear or acceptable MVR
An equivalent combination of education, training and relevant job experience may be substituted.


Other Information

Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals; breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions; stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules; anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans   
Decision Quality - Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information; relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement when making decisions; considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles; recognizes when an 80% solution will suffice
Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get things done; separates and combines activities into efficient workflow; seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering
Collaborates - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives; represents own interests while being fair to others in their areas; partners with others to get work done; gains trust and support of others
Communicates Effectively - Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels; attentively listens to others; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization; encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
Action Oriented - Readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning; identifies and seizes new opportunities; displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times; steps up to handle tough issues.

Basic knowledge of:

  • Industrial user identification and characterization
  • Building plans and plumbing diagrams
  • Auditing and self-assessments
  • Federal, state, and local environmental regulations
Working knowledge of:
  • Sampling and chain of custody procedures
  • Applications software for Windows environment, Microsoft Office preferred
  • Computerized record keeping and report generation
  • Inspection procedures
  • Sanitary construction practices and typical construction materials
  • Best management practices and application to sector control programs
  • Commercial/industrial process discharge requirements
  • Industrial pretreatment systems and technology
Skills and Abilities
Computer - Intermediate computer skills needed to utilize computer applications. 
Communication - Strong customer service and communication skills needed to explain regulation, policies, and procedures.  Communication skills include both verbal and written.
Analytical - Proficient skills needed to analyze information received during inspections to determine regulatory requirements, equipment needs, and potential enforcement actions. 
Mathematical - Proficient skills required to calculate interceptor sizing criteria and efficiency.
Mechanical - Basic skills in using hand tools, measurement devices, and safety equipment.


Excellent benefits package includes personal leave, annual leave, short term disability, paid holidays, long term disability, and employee assistance program. Also includes options for medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, retirement, organizational training, employee recognition program and Englewood Recreation Center membership.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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