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Water Quality Technician

Position Type: Full-Time

Salary Range: 
$19.12 - $22.94 Hourly, $34,793.00 - $41,752.00 Annually

Location: Wastewater Treatment Plant, Fishers, Indiana

Position Description

Without the efforts of the Department of Public Works Water Quality Division, the City of Fishers would resemble the flooded wetland from which it once sprang. Instead, storm and waste water is efficiently and effectively managed, allowing Fishers to be one of the best places to live in the country. The Stormwater Technician is part of team of professionals dedicated to monitoring wastewater, storm water, floodplain and drainage systems for the City. Working with a range of State, County and Local partnerships and stakeholders the position oversees water quality programs and investigates residential, commercial, and industrial water discharge issues.

Examples of Duties

  • Administers the Stormwater Utility's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) program
  • Updates the Stormwater Utility billing database
  • Administers the wastewater utility's Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), sump pump and Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) reduction programs
  • Enforce the Stormwater and Wastewater Utilities user ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Initiates investigations stormwater, drainage, floodplain and sanitary sewer complaints
  • Conducts infrastructure inspections including stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), floodplain, FOG pretreatment facilities, new construction and rehabilitation
  • Oversees outfall, stream and industrial pretreatment field monitoring
  • Corresponds (written and verbal) with public, development community, sewer users, engineers and consultants
  • Initiates illicit discharge detection and elimination utilizing Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping, dye tests, closed circuit television (CCTV) and other techniques
  • Coordinates activities with inter/intra divisional and departmental staff (Community Development, Engineering, Permitting and Inspections, etc.)
  • Attends various meetings with developers, consultants, engineers and regulatory agencies

Minimum Qualifications

Associates/Technical degree; Bachelor's degree preferred; 4-5 years' experience in related field; Valid Driver's license; Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours; Working knowledge of office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe, etc.); Basic knowledge of specialized software (payroll, HRIS, CAD, ERIS GIS and other databases) preferred.