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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Engineer Chief is responsible for determining the suitability of new and existing technology for specific water and wastewater

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty is required. Occasional in and out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a professional staff by approving hiring recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, and determining policies and procedures for the program. Develops technical guidelines and policies for review of technical programs, in order to evaluate water and sewer system processes, materials, and designs. Ensures compliance with regulations, and adherence to agency and industry guidelines. Consults with state and federal regulatory, planning, and funding agencies, consulting engineers, and water and wastewater utilities on modifications, water sources, disposal sites, and treatment technologies. Evaluates public water systems in conjunction with district staff for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, and assists staff and management in enforcement actions for state and federal regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of civil and/or environmental engineering. Knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to water and wastewater programs and systems. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of construction plans and designs. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to review and evaluate plans for water and wastewater systems for compliance with regulations. Ability to prepare, interpret, and apply technical regulations, guidelines, and policies. Ability to provide technical interpretations and clarifications to staff and water systems administrators.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in the water/wastewater field, including three years in professional managerial or supervisory capacity.

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