Responsibilities include providing services under the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act, Training and Technical Assistance Program for small public water systems and private well to achieve and maintain compliance with federal and local regulations, as well as administer Training and Technical Assistance for small publicly owned water and wastewater systems and individual well owners to maintain and improve as necessary water quality. The Environmental Technician Specialist will work with a variety of small systems operators, board members, community leaders and homeowners.
• Assist state lead in delivery of training and technical assistance to rural water and wastewater systems, private well owners and decentralized wastewater systems. Assist with RCAP Solutions’ and the RCAP network’s representative with personnel from state, federal, regional, and other service delivery organizations, and act as a liaison between these agencies and the community
• Conduct Needs Assessments to identify the types and causes of technical, managerial, or financial compliance failures and risks and strategies for targeting assistance. Work with others to adapt/develop materials and conduct face-to-face trainings for managers of systems as prioritized and under supervision by the state lead
• Provide compliance-based and capacity-building training and technical assistance for operators, board members and managers of small publicly owned treatment works, decentralized systems, small public water systems (PWSs), non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWSs), and transient non-community water systems (TNCWSs) and private well owners with the objective of protecting human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water and promoting water and waste water system sustainability
• Must be detail oriented
• Must present written information to a variety of audiences
• Entrepreneurial in nature; self-motivated; proven ability to work independently to achieve required objectives; team player
• Proven ability to collaborate with primacy agencies and regional EPA officials to identify priority needs, making formal presentations and training in a multiple system group setting full training sessions, and work in the field providing technical assistance to small water system personnel.
• Ability to work as a team member to support the objectives of the Community Resources division
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