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P3 Supervising Specialist

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
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Under general guidance, the P3 Supervising Specialist is responsible for:
a.Overseeing, planning, coordinating,andschedulingP3activitiesensuringcompliance with protocolsandcontinuousqualityimprovementthroughout thework center 
b.Performing complex duties of a technicalandadministrativenaturetomeetregulatory requirements, includingprojectplanning,schedulingandrecords retention
c.Providing leadership, technical expertise,trainingandsupporttoworkcenter staff;facilitatingcommunicationbetweencustomers,localities,field staff and management
d.Serving as technical specialist in specificsamplingfields,withahighdegree of expertise and independence
e.Interacting with numerous commercialandindustrialcustomersandthegeneral public
f.Communicating the HRSDMission,Vision,Values,HRSDUniversalCompetencies, and WQ Expectations


  a)Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or related science as approved. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines with at least 30 credit hours of college course work in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or related science as approved.
  a)Graduate courses in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related science

  a)Three years appropriate technical experience with two years at a supervisory level
  b)Experience working in a team environment, and using quality principles and participative management

c.Training Levels
Personnel in this category are fully qualified at grade 7 with an appropriate bachelor’s degree and three years of appropriate experience with two years in a supervisory capacity; the following training levels and years of experience are established for personnel who are not fully qualified:

Grade 7a-BS degree in appropriate field and two years applicable experience to include one year in a supervisory capacity or an advanced degree(s) and one year applicable supervisory experience

Grade 7b- – BS degree in appropriate field and one year applicable experience or an advanced degree(s)

Grade 7c – BS degree in appropriate field and no applicable experience

Note: Appropriate advanced degree(s) will fulfill no more than one year of applicable experience and will not replace the requirement for actual supervisory experience

d.Job-specific Technical Competencies
  a)Knowledge of general environmental regulations (e.g. 40CFR Part 403, 40 CFR Part 136, Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA))
  b)Knowledge of wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment processes
  c)Knowledge of scientific approaches to addressing technical and regulatory questions
  d)Thorough knowledge of methods, equipment and processes pertaining to P3 sampling of environmental and wastewater samples
  e)Ability to manage/coordinate multiple projects and assignments 
  f)Ability to use judgment in developing new techniques
  g)Ability to train division staff
  h)Ability to develop highly effective working relationships with localities,  HRSD Directors, Chiefs, Managers, employees and the general public
  i)Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and prepare concise reports of a highly technical nature
  j)Knowledge of data analysis routines including graphical and statistical representation of data
  k)Knowledge of safety and confined space entry requirements
  l)General knowledge of OSHA regulations
  m)General understanding of budget and bookkeeping processes
  n)General knowledge of billing, invoicing and procurement procedures.
  o)Ability to use MS Office products at an intermediate level of proficiency and a variety of other profession-specific programs (e.g. iPACS, LIMS) at an intermediate level of proficiency

e.Special Licenses
  a)Valid Driver’s License from state of residence

f.Organizational Development
1.HRSD Universal Competencies
2.Water Quality Expectations

HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law.

HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace.

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