Department: Utilities Reports to: Utilities Compliance Coordinator
Summary: Responsible for the inspection to ensure industrial, commercial
and public compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations
concerning the disposal of trucked liquid waste within the City of Odessa and
Ector county. This includes the coordination of resources, personnel and
schedules to ensure the most effective and efficient progress of Division and
Essential Functions : -- Essential functions, as defined under the
Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following
representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive
listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class;
employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable
accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not
constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the
employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to, the following :
Enforce the conditions of the Liquid Waste Transportation ordinance.
Assist in the permitting of transporters for disposal of liquid wastes and
enforce the terms of the transporter's permit including conducting vehicle
inspections where necessary.
Operate the manifesting system for the collection, transportation and
disposal of hauled liquid waste. Receives trip booklets from the vehicle
driver and takes appropriate action to confirm the information provided on
Conduct inspections at the generator site to confirm the information
provided on the generator's copy of the manifest.
Make necessary contact to ensure that the manifested waste has been
received at the disposal sites.
Handle the public's questions concerning the disposal of liquid waste
Investigate, collects evidence and samples and conducts other activities
as necessary to determine the source of illegally disposed liquid hauled
waste within the jurisdiction of the Liquid Waste Transportation ordinance
and takes appropriate action.
Maintain records required to document the activities associated with the
regulation of liquid waste transportation in the City of Odessa and Ector
Provide liaison between supervisory personnel and those businesses which
are regulated by the Liquid Waste Transportation ordinance.
Testify in court as required.
Care for and maintain assigned vehicle, City issued equipment and
instruments in a responsible manner.
Keep up-to-date on new regulations concerning the disposal of hauled
liquid waste material.
Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems
and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts,
conditions, accidents and injuries.
Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.
Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general
public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when
interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of
work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as
required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High school diploma
required and six (6) months experience in extensive public contact.
Experience in wastewater treatment and collection systems preferred.
Pertinent provision of City/County Sewage Liquid Waste Transportation
General construction and operation of vacuum trucks, septic tanks, grease
traps and sand/grit traps.
Basic safety procedures and regulations.
Proper inspection and sampling procedures and the use of field
Personal computer and software to enter data.
Communicate effectively with the public and co-workers.
Gain compliance with regulations and ordinances.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Follow instructions and make appropriate conclusions based on information
Drive a standard transmission vehicle.
License and certification requirements: A Texas State Driver's License is
Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed indoors and
outdoors. Requires constant physical efforts and the ability to bend, reach,
stoop and lift objects up to 60 pounds and maneuver manhole covers. May be
exposed to safety hazards and dangerous liquid waste therefore, safety
precautions must be followed including the use of City approved safety
equipment. Infrequent overtime work or night shifts may be required.