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Environmental Programs Coordinator

City of Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, Florida, US
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Conservation science
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Full time
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Make a dierence in the community you live in! As a Community Builder-an employee with the City of Gainesville- you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it's a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.


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Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) is currently seeking an Environmental Programs Coordinator to coordinate and administer environmental programs related to water and wastewater, including but not limited to, the fats, oils and grease program, backflow/cross connection control program, the industrial pretreatment program, and the water conservation program.

A typical day's work may include assembling and correlating data, preparing routine reports for both internal use and regulatory agencies, inspecting industrial pretreatment facilities and determining permitting requirements, developing and administering new environmental programs necessary to maintain compliance with environmental requirements or mandatory regulations, responding to wastewater spill responses, conducting sampling, assisting engineering division with environmental chemistry issues and conducting educational outreach with the public.

  • Normal business hours 8am-5pm, M-F. However must be able to respond 24/7 during emergency spill or environmental events.

Live in our award winning community and work to enhance the Gainesville way of life!


Professional work coordinating and administering environmental programs related to the water and wastewater utilities.


The single position allocated to this classification works independently to administer water and wastewater environmental programs and reports to a designated supervisor. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of managerial responsibilities and from lower classes by its emphasis on independent environmental program monitoring and administration.


Administers a variety of environmental programs related to water and wastewater utilities including, but not limited to the fats, oils and grease program, backflow/cross connection control program, the industrial pretreatment program, and the water conservation program.

Works with various regulatory agencies, customers and co-workers to insure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

Assemble and correlate data and prepare routine reports for internal use and regulatory agencies as required for each environmental program.

Inspects industrial pretreatment facilities and determines permitting requirements.

Develops local industrial pretreatment limits as required.

Develops and administers new environmental programs necessary to maintain compliance with changing regulations or environmental requirements.

Insures all city ordinances related to water and wastewater environmental programs are current to ensure compliance with all mandatory regulations and environmental requirements.

Maintains currency on drinking water and wastewater regulations as they relate to environmental programs.

Prepare and present public education presentations related to environmental programs.

Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.


Assists with wastewater spill response notification and sampling.

Assists engineering division with environmental and/or chemistry issues.

May act in absence of supervisor.

May assist in training and overseeing work of division personnel engaged in environmental programs and related work.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in environmental science, biological or physical science, natural resources, chemistry, environmental engineering or related field and three (3) years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, ability, and skills.


Valid Florida Driver's License required.

Licensed Backflow Prevention Tester or Cross Connection Control Manager Certification (University of Florida - TREEO Center preferred) or equivalent certification required within two years of hire.

Fats, Oils and Grease Management Certification (Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association preferred) or equivalent certification required within two years of hire.


Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions, including but not limited to accessing and lifting manhole covers and walking over uneven terrain to access stream banks, manholes, and cleanouts in order to obtain water samples.

Work requires performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.


Knowledge of environmental regulations related to industrial wastewater pretreatment and domestic wastewater treatment.

Knowledge of drinking water regulations and backflow prevention practices.

Knowledge of environmental principles and practices as applied to water and wastewater treatment.

Knowledge of standard methods for analyzing various chemical parameters including applicable procedures, detection limits, and quality assurance techniques.

Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Knowledge of basic spreadsheet and database techniques.

Ability to interpret regulations and determine their impacts to utility operations.

Ability to perform mathematical computations as applied to environmental programs.

Ability to conduct environmental sampling and interpret laboratory reports.

Ability to prepare, interpret, and understand reports.

Ability to effectively oversee work of others.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads,

representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


May Require Assessment(s).

May fill multiple positions.

May establish an eligibility list.

Come join our team! The City of Gainesville oers a competitive benets package and opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

All 'regular' employees are eligible for traditional benets such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 11 paid a holidays a year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also oer great things like on-site tness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of tness equipment, on-site medical sta and a wellness program to keep you healthy and happy. Please note; benefits are not available for temporary employees.
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