City of Edinburg
  • 21-Jun-2022 to 28-Jun-2022 (CST)
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant -Dept #6200
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • $14.86
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Job Title:

Wastewater Specialist



Reports to:

Wastewater Plant Manager

FLSA Classification:


Safety Sensitive Type:

Safety Sensitive

Effective Date:


Job Summary:

Performs complex inspection and oversees the daily process control of the Wastewater Treatment Plant testing, analysis, and administrative duties. Work involves assisting the Plant Manager in coordinating the financial, operational, physical, resources of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

a. Prepare and review all periodic reports concerning Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab operations, performance, and maintenance.

b. Create reports detailing activities and compliance measures taken record and analyze collected data.

c. Ensure all the reclaimed water is utilized properly as specified in the permit parameters.

d. Review laboratory analyses performed on the reclaimed water; install samplers, collecting samples, and enforcing violations.

e. Maintain that the water quality tests are being collected, run, and recorded as specified in our permit parameters.

f. Perform and maintain calibration on all lab instruments.

g. Conduct seminars and training sessions to explain industrial treatment techniques and public tours of the Plant.

h. Performs related work and reports as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.
  2. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.
  3. Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.
  4. Must possess a TCEQ Class "B" Wastewater Operator's License.
  5. Bilingual English/Spanish.

Required Education:

High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalency.

Education Preference:

Community college, vocational business, technical, or correspondence school certificates are likely sources.

Educational Substitute:

Not Applicable

Required Work Experience:

Requires one (1) year experience in Wastewater laboratory and treatment procedures.

Experience Preference:

Three (3) years' experience in related field.

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Requires a working knowledge of wastewater treatment laboratory procedures, water quality testing procedures, and public relations skills.

b. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.

c. Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies.

d. Performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies.

e. Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

f. Intermediate computer skills in a Microsoft Windows programs, database management, and record keeping.

Equipment Materials:

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

  • Personal computer
  • Copier/Fax Machine/Printer/Scanner
  • City Vehicle
  • Laboratory equipment

Work Conditions:

Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform detailed work, multiple tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

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