City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $2614 per month
  • Full Time


It is important that your application show all the relevant education you possess, list all employment for the past ten years, explain any break of employment over 30 days, and include three references. References can NOT be relatives.

Double Check your Application, incomplete applications will be rejected.  All communication will be done via email, we suggest you monitor your email for any correspondence.


All applications will be screened for eligibility using the essential qualifications, experience and skills outlined in the Job Specification.  Only those applicants who possess the required essential criteria will be progressed to the next stage of the selection process.



Position Summary: Performs inspection work to ensure commercial, industrial, and public compliance with the City of Odessa Sewage Quality Control Ordinance and monitors city wastewater collection system for quality control. 

Principal Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, keeps records and prepares reports on all commercial, industrial, and public businesses which contribute potential or actual discharges of nondomestic waste.
  • Inspects commercial and industrial establishments for the purpose of observation, measurements, sampling and testing of nondomestic waste.
  • Provides liaison between supervisory personnel and those businesses which are currently discharging under provisions of the currently adopted Sewage Quality Control Ordinance and EPA-approved Pretreatment Program.
  • Investigates the origin of unlawful discharges which may find their way into the City's wastewater collection system, and drainage easements and takes appropriate action.
  • Complete knowledge of and enforces the provisions of the EPA mandated Pretreatment Program.
  • Collects samples from the wastewater collection system as assigned.
  • May collect runoff samples periodically at designated locations for various analyses.
  • Transports samples and other materials as assigned.
  • Cares for and maintains assigned vehicle, equipment and instruments.
  • Stays abreast of various wastewater treatment technologies and the regulations which apply to wastewater discharges.
  • Enters inspection information into computer as assigned.
  • Reviews manifests from commercial, industrial, and public facilities to ensure compliance with local and state regulations governing liquid waste disposal.
  • Supports the division operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • 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: Minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. certification required. College chemistry courses desirable.

Experience: Six (6) months experience in a job requiring extensive public contact, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.   Experience in wastewater treatment and collection systems preferred.

Certification: Valid Texas Driver's License. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of pertinent provision of City Sewage Quality Control Ordinance, Pretreatment Program, and of any pertinent EPA and TCEQ regulations. Knowledge of general construction and function of pretreatment units.  Knowledge of proper inspection and sampling techniques, as well as use of field instruments.  Ability to read, interpret and enforce regulations.  Ability to learn to recognize substandard conditions and violations.  Ability to communicate effectively with the public, gain compliance with regulation, and prepare clear and concise reports.  Ability to use and enter data into a computer.  Be self-motivated.  Ability to lift fifty (50) to sixty (60) pounds and maneuver manhole covers.

Special Requirements: Infrequent overtime work, night shift work or altered work schedules may be required for special monitoring or sampling events.

Safety Requirement:  Position requires that City approved safety shoes be worn.



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