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Visalia, California City of Visalia


The Public Works Department is recruiting for a Pre-treatment Program Coordinator.


The City of Visalia's Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is housed within the Waste Water Division of the Public Works Department and serves the community through collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater. The WRF is designed to provide treatment and disinfection for up to 22.0 million gallons of wastewater per day (mgd). The treatment processes remove greater than 99% of total suspended solids (TSS) and biological oxygen demand (BOD); the regulatory requirement is 85%. Current flows average about 11.5 mgd, which is down from about 12.0 mgd since 2013. This decrease in flow is attributable to conservation efforts by Visalia residents. The division's staff of operation and maintenance staff are committed to customer service, safety, and providing high-quality services to the Public.

Examples of Duties


The Pre-treatment Coordinator will be responsible for industrial permitting and reporting to the State of California Water Board and EPA. The selected candidate will also be responsible for all industrial and commercial permitting and ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations. The selected candidate will be expected to plan, coordinate, and work collaboratively with the sewer collections supervisor and WRF operations supervisor to identify harmful or illicit discharges and protect the City's collection and treatment systems. Other responsibilities include preparation and submittal of technical and compliance reports to local, state, and federal agencies as well as establish best practices and educate the customers on compliance.

Qualifications / Requirements


The ideal candidate will be a self-driven individual who possess a high level of professionalism, sound knowledge of pretreatment standards and principles, strong customer service and communication skills. They will be a self-starter that has comprehensive knowledge of federally mandated pretreatment programs, skills that include the ability to collaborate with staff and customers, as well as adhere to defined work standards, goals, and objectives. In addition, the position requires excellent judgment, integrity, organizational and administrative skills.


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and abilities would be:

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of an Industrial Pre-treatment Program as a Pre-treatment Coordinator, Industrial Waste Inspector or equivalent.

Possess a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, natural science, physical science or closely related field.


Possession of a CWEA Grade 3 or higher Environmental Compliance Inspector certificate within 24 months of appointment.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment.

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Additional Information


The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

Monthly Salary: $5,112-$6,427

CalPERS retirement program

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)

Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more...

Review the Benefits tab for more information.


If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 138,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities. Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.

As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living. The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.

Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare's latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward. Come discover all Visalia has to offer!

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