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City of Crystal Lake, Public Works Analyst, Environmental and Safety Programs

Public Works Analyst – Environmental and Safety Programs


The Public Works Analyst is a professional, analytical and administrative position who assists the Public Works Manager, Wastewater Superintendent, and the Deputy Director of Public Works and Engineering.

Work involves administration of, and environmental compliance for, various regulatory operating permits including United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Pretreatment Program, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (IEPA NPDES) Wastewater Plant Operating Permits and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (NPDES MS4) permits. Position will be responsible for administration of the City of Crystal Lake Sewer Use Ordinance and groundwater monitoring program.

This position is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing Public Works Department safety programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and guidelines. The position works closely with administrative and management staff, risk management staff, field staff, human resources, consultants, and state safety officials.

This position also performs other analysis and prepares research reports as required. Communicates administrative policy, instructions, and procedures. Responds to public inquiries and attends meetings as directed.

Essential Duties

Determines industry compliance with USEPA Pretreatment requirements (City Sewer Use Ordinance) and/or specific permit requirements. Monitors compliance and conducts inspections and sampling as required or directed. Issues notices of noncompliance, notices of violations and other enforcement actions. Conducts industrial waste survey as required by USEPA. Prepares industrial user permits after reviewing plans and specifications for facilities. Gathers data and prepares pretreatment annual report.

Answers questions or complaints from industries, restaurants, and citizens. Researches regulations concerning impacts on industrial discharges or impacts upon the wastewater treatment facilities.
Plans, coordinates, and implements Wastewater Division fats, oils and grease (FOG) program.

Implements educational programs related to wastewater issues.

Investigates abnormal flows or pollutants entering treatment system. Responds to calls of sewer spills to assist in determining the severity or environmental impacts.

Assists in the development of safety courses, facilitation and documentation. Conducts site inspections (routine and special) and assists with work site accident investigations. Assists and researches equipment procurement and equipment inspection requirements.

Administers the City’s safety training database software.

Researches, develops and implements safety policies and programs in areas such as behavioral observations, motor vehicle safety, confined space, hearing conservation, building safety, ergonomics, and various Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated programs.

Recommends safety solutions to issues, improvement opportunities or new prevention measures.

Acts as a contact person and liaison to OSHA (IDOL) and/ or any government health/safety organization. This position will administer the Department’s Safety Committee and sit on the City’s Executive Safety Committee.

Follows safe work practices.


The successful candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills and have proven technical skills in various software applications including Microsoft Office Suite.  The candidate must also have outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be detail oriented with multi-tasking capabilities in a fast paced environment.  Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to deal tactfully with the public and a high level of integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive information is essential.

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Occupational Safety or closely related field, with a minimum of one year relevant experience in municipal government, public body or related field or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, abilities, and skills required for the position.

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred or ability to obtain within four years of employment along with the desire for IEPA Wastewater Treatment certifications, however not required.


The starting salary range for this position is $65,132 to $70,000 annually depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of background check and drug screen.  Qualified individuals interested in being considered for the position should submit an employment application, available at and attach a letter of interest with resume.

This position will remain open until filled.  Applications will be considered as received.

The City of Crystal Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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