- Under general supervision, perform assigned inspections, evaluations, and complaint investigations for the Environmental Affairs, Bureau of Environmental Health Services Upstate – Spartanburg onsite wastewater program.
- In accordance with Regulation 61-56, Onsite Wastewater Systems (OSWW), conduct initial evaluations of proposed sites for the purpose of issuing OSWW permits.
- Design and permit suitable sites according to state regulations and policies. Conducts second opinions on requested sites.
- Conduct inspections of installed onsite wastewater systems to ensure compliance with state regulations.
- Investigate complaints, determine validity, make recommendation for corrective actions, and take appropriate enforcement action as determined by state laws, regulations, and agency policies.
- Prepare reports/referrals of a professional and technical nature for enforcement activities and recommend action for violations.
- Provide consultation to the regulated community and general public on state laws, regulations, and standards.
- Perform other duties as required.
- 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 health or related experience;
- OR high school diploma and five years of environmental health or related experience.
*These fields include but are not limited to branches relating to Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, etc.
Institutions of higher learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- Customer service oriented.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both an 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.
- Ability to successfully complete prescribed technical coursework and pass any test relevant to the position within the probationary period or trial period.
- Work in all reasonable weather conditions and access non-traditional work environments.
- Ability to:
- Ascend/descend ladders and transport equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
- Evaluate sites for the installation of septic tanks, which includes operating a manual soil auger to a depth of three (3) to six (6) feet.
- Make observations and inspections of facilities, samples, plans, specifications, and reports, etc.
- Identify precise gradient changes between colors.
- Traverse and work on complex terrain.
- Conduct field tests using delicate instruments and chemicals. To ensure personal safety, this requires care, precision, and the ability to steadily grasp and hold equipment, instruments, and chemicals in field environment.
- Maintain a professional appearance.
- Conduct field tests, using delicate instruments and chemicals, which require steady hands;
- For the?safety of the employee, the safety of others, and to comply with OSHA regulations, this position requires the ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to include, but not limited to, boots, safety glasses, and gloves.
- May require:
- Daily travel throughout the state.
- Occasional overnight travel.
- Participation on the Environmental Response Team and is subject to on call or call back 24/7.
- Familiarity with onsite wastewater methods and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Training or experience in describing or classifying soils.
- Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
The Department will not sponsor H1B visas for this position.
Driving Record: This position will require the operation of a state vehicle; therefore, any applicant must be able to travel daily throughout the state as program or region workloads demand. Applicants being considered in the final stages of selection for the position must possess a valid driver’s license and will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
Transcript: Applicant 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.
Rescinding Conditional Employment Offer: We reserve the right to rescind any conditional employment offer in the event you fail to comply with the requirements outlined in the conditional offer of employment or other requirements of state or federal law.