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City of Reno, NV Environmental Control Technician in Reno, Nevada

Environmental Control Technician



Class Title

Environmental Control Technician

Class Code



$55,754.50 - $78,502.81 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical environmental sanitary engineering work; calibrates, maintains, and operates water and wastewater monitoring equipment; conducts water, storm water, and wastewater field tests for flow, pH conductance and other physical and chemical characteristics; reviews and evaluates industrial wastewater monitoring reports; and provides assistance to professional level engineering staff.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Calibrate, maintain, and operate water and wastewater monitoring equipment such as flow, pH and conductivity meters and automatic samplers; maintains records for water and wastewater equipment use, and chain of custody for water and wastewater samples; conduct water, storm water, and wastewater field tests for flow, pH conductance and other physical and chemical characteristics; review and evaluate industrial wastewater monitoring reports.

Conduct surveys of industrial users' facilities to determine compliance to regulations and sources of illegal discharges into public sewer and storm water systems; writes reports; collects water, storm water, and wastewater samples to meet local, state, and federal monitoring requirements.

Assist in the preparation of water, storm water, and wastewater quality reports for submittal to local, state, and federal agencies.

Operate computer and software applications to manage and maintain storm water and wastewater quality data; maintain industrial user files for monitoring reports, business licenses applications, and correspondence; respond to customer inquiries regarding water quality and industrial pretreatment requirements.

Assist Environmental Control Officers in clean up of sewage, chemical, and petroleum product spills; pickup contaminated wastes and transport to proper disposal facility.

Perform and verify mathematical calculations and measurements submitted by commercial users to assure proper allowances; read water meters as necessary.

Perform commercial and industrial waster assessments and assist staff with public education programs.

Respond to citizen questions and complaints by telephone, at the service counter, or in writing; advise citizens of requirements, codes, and regulations; provide information regarding environmental engineering practice and policy.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of sanitary engineering.

Methods and techniques of inspection.

Techniques and practices of sanitary engineering.

Materials, methods, techniques and theories of modern water and wastewater monitoring.

Mathematical principles as applied to sanitary engineering work.

Operations of a variety of drafting tools and instruments.

Standards and practices used in creating engineering designs.

Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development and construction of private and public projects.

Computers and applicable software applications.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

Utilize basic survey equipment.

Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports.

Respond to difficult and sensitive public inquiries.

Perform routine civil engineering drafting work.

Prepare and maintain accurate engineering records.

Read and interpret drafting plans and maps.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in environmental studies, engineering, chemistry, or a related field.


Two years of responsible technical environmental control or wastewater treatment experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Technician level Emergency Response certification issued by OSHA.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Office and field environment; travel from site to site; work around traffic; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases and all types of weather and temperature conditions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field and office environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; visual acuity for reading engineering plans and specifications; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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