Manager, Industrial Discharge Control

WSSC Water
Laurel, MD

At WSSC Water, we are passionate about our one water mission and devoted to delivering safe, seamless, and satisfying service to our 1.9 million customers. It takes teamwork to deliver the essential, which is why we proudly call ourselves Team H2O – working together, sharing our talents and creativity to safeguard public health and protect the environment.

The Manager, Industrial Discharge Control (Pretreatment) oversees the activities of the WSSC Water’s Industrial Discharge Control Program (IDC). Work is performed under the general direction of the Regulatory Services Division Manager, with significant latitude for independent judgment and decision-making. Supervision is exercised over professional employees and work activities are coordinated with a variety of Commission personnel as well as personnel from outside agencies.

Essential Functions: 

  • Supervises employees including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination
  • Plans, administers, and manages the investigation, monitoring, permitting and compliance and enforcement activities of the IDC Program to ensure Industrial User (IU) compliance with Federal and State pretreatment regulations
  • Plans, assigns, and manages the work of the industrial investigations supervisors, and other subordinate employees
  • Researches Federal and State policy changes and regulatory developments to ensure program compliance and establishes policy as necessary
  • Plans and supervises the compilation of compliance reports to Federal, State and local agencies in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Directs the program’s response to unusual influents, upsets, and pass-through at WSSC Water’s wastewater treatment plants and to chemical spills that occur to WSSC Water’s collection system
  • Researches and writes legal and technical documents pertaining to the program’s compliance with Federal and State pretreatment requirements including but not limited to IU permits and the Program’s Enforcement Response Plan
  • Plans, administers, and manages the enforcement and permitting activities associated with the WSSC’s wastehauler and bus permitting program
  • Reviews pretreatment system designs for IU compliance
  • Performs complex field inspections and investigations of industrial waste materials discharged into WSSC Water’s sanitary sewer
  • Prepares and writes complex enforcement action to compel IU compliance such as Consent Orders
  • Prepares and submits program budget
  • Performs technical analysis of data for IU compliance and development of local discharge limitations
  • Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water business.
  • Plans and manages community outreach opportunities for IUs, commercial establishments and waste haulers
  • May attend court hearings as a representative of the WSSC Water
  • Prepares routine and special correspondence for the Regulatory Services Division Manager
  • Acts as Division Manager when necessary
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial waste control, industrial wastewater treatment processes, and enforcement activities
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing or related to pretreatment, hazardous, or toxic waste, and industrial waste sampling
  • Thorough knowledge of chemistry and biology as they relate to environmental issues
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate employees
  • Ability to enforce pollution control laws, rules, and regulations with firmness and impartiality
  • Ability to perform scientific and investigative research and prepare reports
  • Ability to deal effectively with government officials, industrial and commercial representatives, consultants, Commission employees, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to use standard office automation software

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil, sanitary, environmental engineering or related engineering discipline
  • 6+ years of in-depth working knowledge of complex local, state and federal pretreatment requirements,
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, with no more than 4 points, and the ability to obtain and maintain a WSSC Water driver’s permit within 90 days of hire or transfer

OR

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible in-depth working knowledge of complex local, state and federal pretreatment requirements
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, with no more than 4 points, and the ability to obtain and maintain a WSSC Water driver’s permit within 90 days of hire or transfer
EEO Statement

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.