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The County of Volusia is seeking an experienced Environmental Technician for the Solid Waste Division. This position is located in Port Orange, Florida, and will be responsible for performing skilled technical work assessing, analyzing, investigating and monitoring the Landfill Gas Collection and Control (LFGCC) System in the Solid Waste Division; as well as monitoring landfill gas flow and quality at wellheads, maintains records associated with the collection system. The selected candidate will also assist the Environmental Specialist III in the preparation of reports for regulatory agencies; and the Tradesworker in repairing gas header and lateral piping network, as necessary, to maintain compliance at each wellhead; repairing work includes cutting and fusing HDPE pipe, excavating and backfilling trenches, relocating pneumatic pumps, and working with PVC wellheads.
***The hiring range for this position is $16.78 to $22.16 per hour***
(NOTE:These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
Maintains, operates and troubleshoots Landfill Gas Collection (LFGCC) system, including blower motors, pumps, compressors, flares, control panels, emergency generators, landfill gas extraction wells, seal pots, etc.
Conducts daily inspections of LFGCC system to verify compliance with equipment operating standards and Title V operating permit.
Coordinates operations and maintenance activities and schedules system down time with operators of landfill gas to energy plant while ensuring permit compliance.
Makes necessary repairs and adjustments to LFGCC system to optimize gas collection while insuring safe and compliant operation of the system.
Provides input on design of LFGCC system and expansions related to operational issues, reviews complex engineering plans related to the LFGCC system, recommends operational and maintenance procedures to improve system efficiency.
Provides LFGCC system construction and repair observation under direction.
Maintain inventories of equipment parts and reorders as necessary.
Operates pickup truck or ATV and various hand tools needed for gas system repair and maintenance.
Conducts monitoring of LFGCC system including LFG extraction wells, probe wells, surface emissions, flow rates, visible emissions, water levels.
Maintains, calibrates, and operates all environmental monitoring equipment including hydrogen vapor meter, gas emissions monitor, and hydrogen sulfide monitor.
Compiles, analyzes, and maintains all calibration and monitoring data to ensure compliance with regulations and permit conditions.
Documents operational data and records by using log books and computer applications database, and presentation software to collect, record, summarize, analyze, report, textual, and graphical information related to the LFGCC system.
May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate's degree in Environmental Science, Applied Science or related field AND two (2) years of technical environmental, electrical, or mechanical experience. A comparable amount of education, training or experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements. The preferred candidate, having met the minimum requirements; will have at least two (2) years of experience with the Landfill Gas Collection and Control (LFGCC) System, monitoring landfill gas flow and quality at wellheads, and maintaining records associated with the collections system.
*Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of all State and Federal environmental codes, ordinances and rules.
Knowledge of environmental principles and objectives.
Knowledge of the principles of landfill gas collection and control, emissions monitoring equipment, and occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with landfill operations;
Mechanical skills for repairs and maintenance of LFGCC system equipment.
Demonstrate knowledge of environmental principles and objectives.
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of landfill gas collection and control, emissions monitoring equipment, and occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with landfill operations;
Mechanical skills for repairs and maintenance of LFGCC system equipment.
Knowledge of personal computers and related software, in particular, data base management.
Able to recognize deviations from mandated operational standards relating to the landfill gas collection and control system operations.
Able to compile and maintain records and prepare reports.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with regulators, County employees and customers.
Able to operate equipment used for landfill gas and air sampling.
Able to read and interpret blueprints plans and specifications relative to landfill gas operation and construction.
Able and willingness to be on-call and respond to after-hour's maintenance call-outs as needed.
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to interact effectively with others.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Physical Requirements: Medium work to heavy work. Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and or carrying objects weighing 25 - 50 lbs. Ability to traverse uneven and/or wet ground. Ability to see (depth perception, peripheral vision, color acuity), hear, stand, walk, bend, stoop, reach overhead, climb, grasp, lift, carry, pull, and push.
Mental Requirements: Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations including, statistical analysis, fractions, decimals, and accounting. Ability to analyze data and develop recommendations. Ability to read, comprehend and apply professional and technical information contained in journals, manuals, reports, engineering drawings.
Environmental Demands: Both inside and outside work. This position will work in and around an active landfill; exposure to inclement conditions including humidity, heat, wind, rain cold, dust, mildew, noise, odors and toxic fumes.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Internal Number: 18-00203 (A)
About Volusia County
Our mission is to be a community rich with resources and opportunities today and for generations to come. We envision in providing responsive and fiscally responsible services for the health, and quality of life for our citizens. Today, more than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida; our county consists of 1,207 square miles; with an elevation that begins at sea level and rises to a high elevation of 110 feet. We have 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches that are a world-class playground, with beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach.