CITY OF SANTA MARIA JULY 1995
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR
Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs water and wastewater regulatory
compliance activities in the Water Resources Division; performs difficult and complex
chemical, biological, and physical tests and analyses; monitors and evaluates
conformance with water and wastewater quality control standards; prepares findings
and makes recommendations for solutions to water quality problems; and performs
other work as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Wastewater Treatment Plant
laboratory; provides direction and instruction to the Water Resources Division
personnel, related to the collection and testing of samples; lab direction and instruction
is also given to the Regulatory Compliance Specialist.
Performs specialized and complex chemical, bacteriological and physical tests and
analyses related to wastewater; conducts laboratory tests and analyses related to
potable water quality; prepares and submits quality control reports to local, state and
federal regulatory agencies; assembles data and maintains records for said reports.
Operates as a liaison between the Water Resources Division of the City of Santa Maria
and regulatory agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, State Water
Quality Control Board (WQCB), County Air Pollution Control District, and others; verifies
compliance with all regulatory mandates associated with testing and reporting results of
water, wastewater, and other analyses.
Analyzes, evaluates and interprets test results to monitor conformance with local, state
and federal quality control requirements; develops and maintains a quality assurance
program as required by the State, used to determine the characteristics of the analytical
results regarding the laboratory and Treatment Plant.
Corresponds with representatives of regulatory agencies; maintains a calendar of
upcoming sampling events for water and Wastewater; calibrates and maintains personal
gas monitors; prepares monthly and annual data reports to City management, the
WQCB, and other agencies as necessary; maintains computer and paper files to
facilitate record keeping and report formulation.
Provides recommendations regarding chemical requirements and adjustments, changes
or additions to various treatment processes; prepares special and standard chemical
reagents for use in chemical testing; utilizes sophisticated instrumentation/procedures
such as spectrophotometer, flame photometer, and wet chemistry in performing difficult
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Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university in
Biology, Bacteriology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering,
Microbiology or a closely related field.
Experience: Two years of recent progressively responsible general laboratory
experience in water, wastewater treatment, public health or related
Knowledge of: Laboratory quality assurance methods outlined and procedures as
outlines by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for
chemical analyses of wastes, and standard methods for the
examination of water and wastewater; procedures used to
determine the origin of unsatisfactory analytical results in
treatment plant and the corrective actions that will alleviate
problems; regulatory mandates concerning water, wastewater, and
sewage sludge disposal; reporting procedures in accordance with
local, state and federal regulations.
Ability to: Certify and maintain certification of the laboratory with the State
Health Department; perform difficult chemical, biological and
physical tests of wastewater samples using the sophisticated
instrumentation/procedures related thereto; interpret test results to
determine treatment effectiveness and recommend action to
achieve WQCB standards; respond to customer questions and
complaints regarding water and wastewater quality and treatment;
provide day-to-day direction for wastewater treatment plant
laboratory operations and regulatory compliance activities; prepare
written reports on water and wastewater quality for regulating
agencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships
with those contacted on the course of work.
License: Possession of a valid Class “C” California Motor Vehicle
Operator’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving
record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and date base; motor
vehicle; phone; fax and copy machine, calculator.
Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the
inspection of recycling systems. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate
computers and various pieces of office equipment.
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While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand;
walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach
with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; talk or hear; and
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
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Spec for Regulatory Compliance Coordinator