Archuleta County
  • Development Services
  • Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
  • 20.53 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Archuleta County is seeking a Full-time, qualified Water Quality Technician for our Building and Planning department. Entry wage is $20.53 per hour.

As a Full-time employee, you would be eligible for excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401(a) retirements plan, County will match employee contribution, up to 7%, paid holidays, PTO, county paid Long-term disability and $50,000 of life and AD&D insurance.


Incumbent is devoted to supporting the work of the Water Quality Division. Provides technical, administrative, and program-based support to the Water Quality Division in the areas of wastewater systems, water quality, other related areas. Reviews applications for Transfer of Title for compliance, reviews inspection results, and prepare Acceptance Documents. May also provide general administrative support to the Division Manager.


Receives direct supervision from the Water Quality Manager.




The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The administration retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Answers technical questions from the public (phone, voicemail, walk-ins, email) and partners in matters related to environmental public health. Assists clients with completion of forms or applications.

Collects, monitors, maintains, and evaluates program data; conducts basic program and industry research; identifies and provides support in implementing best practices.

Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, activity documentation, and related correspondence for official use and for public information, including monthly program reports, periodic progress reports, annual report, etc.

Assists with planning and coordinating meetings, orientations, workshops, outreach activities, public education campaigns or other program events; prepares, distributes and/or posts a variety of communication materials; securing room, arranging for refreshments, maintaining registration list, tracking payment, and issuing certificates and licenses, as appropriate.

Grades licensing examinations and issues licenses to wastewater professionals.

Receive Onsite Wastewater Permit System (OWTS) Transfer of Title applications, open file, update electronic systems, confirm receipt, track payments, assemble required paperwork, and complete full review and issue Acceptance Documents.

Fill Open Records Requests and requests for copies of OWTS permits.

Attends environmental health training opportunities as approved by supervisor to attain competencies necessary to effectively conduct assigned duties.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.

Education: Associates degree in business, the sciences, or environmental studies or related field preferred.

Experience: One years of related experience preferred.

Licenses & Certifications: Certifications recommended by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment acquired within 6 months of assignment.

Knowledge of:

Basic principles of accounting

Basic principles and practices of quality control

Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work

Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations

Customer service principles

Filing and record-keeping principles

Modern office technology

Ability to:

Applying consistent quality control methods

Providing attention to detail in assignments

Preparing and maintaining reports, records, logs and files

Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed, as assigned

Performing basic original research, compiling, and assembling data

Business math computations

Preparing reports, correspondence, and documentation; maintaining and updating documentation

Updating and maintaining database information and spreadsheets

Reviewing and researching program data and industry best practices

Comprehending reference books and manuals

Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason

Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards

Providing exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive public health image, constructive working environment, and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and the communities we serve.

Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications

Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interactions with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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