Evaluates public water systems, (e.g., field inspections, consultation with owners and operators of public water systems):
Participates in monitoring activities such as review of operational reports and review of water analysis to ensure compliance with drinking water regulations.
Performs investigation of public water systems; this includes investigation of proposed well sites, complaints, operational problems and emergency situations. Prepares written reports, recommendations and letters.
Provides technical guidance for public officials, owners and Operators of public water systems and the general public in matters relating to public drinking water. Assists in preparation of legal actions and presentation of testimony at hearings and court cases.
Compiles data and maintains records on public water systems, (e.g., data on water sources facilities for the collection, treatment and distribution of water, water quality, ownership, technical supervision, etc.).
Reviews the implementation of drinking water regulations and ensures the enforcement of these regulations. Participates and provides input on policies and procedures used in the implementation of the public drinking water program.
Implement Ohio's Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) Program through generating or reviewing documents and conveying information internally and externally pertaining to:
New public well siting and preliminary assessments, including determining site accessibility and proximity to known contaminant sources;
Source water assessments, including delineating the surface or subsurface area that provides water to a well or intake, inventorying potential contaminant sources from databases and site visits, loading the information into GIS software, and compiling the information into a report;
Source water protection planning through conducting workshops, individual mentoring for a community public water system, and technical assistance for a non-community system. Assist in the development and implementation of protective strategies to minimize ground and surface water impacts from various types of land uses and contaminant sources;
Participation in multi-jurisdictional Ohio EPA and regional workshops; and
Presentations to local government, county and soil and water conservation districts, state and federal agencies, and professional conferences.
Conduct work funded under DDAGW's Clean Water Act (CWA)106 grant pertaining to:
Ohio's Statewide Ambient Ground Water Quality Monitoring Program, including semi-annual sampling to characterize ground water quality for major aquifers and evaluate spatial, temporal, and land use changes;
Assistance to DDAGW's Public Drinking Water Program, including interpretation of Ohio's water well standards and hydrogeologic sensitivity assessments to determine pathogen sensitivity of a well or wellfield;
Assistance to Ohio EPA's Division of Surface Water, including evaluation of wastewater sites to determine the hydrogeologic setting, the potential for ground water contamination, review of ground water monitoring data, and assessment of whether a discharge of dredged or fill material to surface water regulated under CWA 401 could affect sources of municipal drinking water; and
Conducting special investigations of known or potential ground water contamination including, but not limited to, sampling of public, private, or monitoring wells.
12 mos. exp. as Environmental Specialist 1, 85861., OR 4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. in position involving engineering or chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, geology or hydrogeology &/or other comparable physical or health science field &/or mathematics which included responsibility for conducting compliance monitoring surveys &/or inspections/reviews or investigations, or review of permit applications relative to oil & gas well operations or injection, annular disposal & saltwater injection wells & enhanced recovery projects or coal mining, or solid/hazardous waste sites or industrial & municipal wastewater dischargers, or collecting, compiling & preparing various environmental assessments, evaluations, reports & related documents. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned. OR baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology or other comparable physical or health science fields, with training to be commensurate with duties to be assigned.
Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio