Environmental & Wastewater Pretreatment Manager

JOB CODE: 1360


SALARY RANGE: $55,097 - $92,876

Department of Environmental Services

Under the direction of the Environmental Coordinator, performs responsible professional level work in managing the wastewater pretreatment program. Work involves the management and administration of the City-Parish Wastewater Pretreatment Program as stipulated in Title 2 - Chapter 5 (Sewerage) Part I of the Code of Ordinances. Supervision may be exercised over a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Directs all activities relative to the wastewater pretreatment program in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) mandates. Determines parameters for required sampling and testing to be done by industrial users; analyzes and evaluates scientific/technical data provided by the users and reports of laboratory analyses. Develops and implements various projects or performs other similarly responsible work requiring the independent selection, evaluation, and application of scientific standards, methods, and criteria in the field, office, or laboratory. Plans, organizes, assigns, and supervises the work of professional, technical, and clerical personnel in enforcing the provisions of the Wastewater Pretreatment Ordinance. Supervises employees involved in the monitoring of permitted and non-permitted facilities, in conducting field investigations, and in the analysis and evaluation of scientific/technical data. Instructs employees on changes and additions to environmental regulations and laws, and in new techniques and procedures. Assembles data and prepares reports concerning the wastewater pretreatment program. Levies fines and fees against violators. Purchases essential supplies and equipment. Conducts public education workshops on pollution prevention. Interviews, selects, trains, and evaluates employees; ensures employees adhere to City-Parish and departmental policies and procedures; disciplines employees when necessary.

Knowledge of the East Baton Rouge Parish Wastewater Pretreatment Ordinance and state and federal regulations pertaining to environmental control. Knowledge of standard scientific methods, sampling techniques, and investigative procedures. Knowledge of chemical processes and laboratory procedures involved in environmental testing. Knowledge of EPA and LDEQ regulations. Skill in the use of various scientific instruments. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to prepare clear and concise policies and procedures, reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines. Ability to maintain accurate maintenance records. Ability to plan, schedule, and review the work of a staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with industrial users, other City-Parish agencies, and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, geology, physics, biology, or a related field, and four years of experience in environmental control work or environmental related industrial plant work, including one year of experience in wastewater pretreatment work and two years of supervisory experience (may include project management).

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.