Water Quality Technician04/2016 to Current Colorado Network Staffing- Denver Water, Contractor – Denver, CO
Assists and performs drinking water distribution system disinfection and pressure tests to ensure compliance with state and local rules and regulations.
Performs watershed monitoring and raw water sampling and analysis to ensure compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
Operates small watercraft to perform reservoir biological monitoring, collects samples, performs on-sight analysis, and prepares samples to be delivered to laboratory personnel.
Assists with a variety of tasks and projects necessary to the operation of the Cross Connection Control section.
Assists with conducting field installation inspections and audits to ensure compliance with applicable codes and Denver Water Engineering Standards.
Advises customers, plumbers and registered ABPA/ASSE backflow prevention assembly testers of cross-connection control compliance issues and ensures timely and acceptable resolution of compliance deficiencies.
Assists with analyzing cross-connection control related problems and activities necessary to solve these problems.
Maintain cross-connection data in Tokay SQL; backflow test reports for record keeping; related Microsoft Office files.
Assists with cross connection control activities including; customer inquiries, suspension of service for noncompliance, Regulation 84 compliance, cross-connection identification, emergency threat and environmental contamination events.
Carries-out the Department's safety program through job performance and attendance at scheduled safety meetings.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Clean Watershed Needs Survey Coordinator11/2014 to 06/2015 Texas Water Development Board – Austin, TX
Led the TWDB participation in the Clean Watershed Needs Survey Contributed heavily to the 2015 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey (DWINS) Gathered, organized and sorted drinking water and wastewater infrastructure data using MS Excel and Access spreadsheet software Communicated the purpose of the CWNS to other state agencies, municipalities, utility and groundwater districts and the general public Received and disseminated EPA updates to appropriate staff Provided management with periodic updates on the status of special projects and assignments Assisted in the regular and periodic review and input of wastewater and drinking water facility information into project tracking software Assisted in developing analytical processes to enhance the value of agency's project information and to support the agency's financial assistance program.
Environmental Investigator III02/2010 to 01/2014 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – Fort Worth, TX
Conducted wastewater, public drinking water, and water rights inspections to determined compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Texas surface water rights regulations Enforced rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to wastewater and drinking water treatment Conducted complaint investigations and ensured timely response and resolution while mediating between parties in a diplomatic and unbiased fashion Collected field samples and performed analyses on a routine basis using approved EPA sampling procedures to determine compliance with water quality standards Interpreted water quality field analysis results and used findings to determine compliance with SDWA, NPDES, and CWA requirements Organized field data and assembled investigation findings into concise reports Prescribed compliance plans, initiated corrective action, tracked compliance, resolved violations, and initiated administrative enforcement action when needed Prepared enforcement documents including Notices of Enforcement, Enforcement Action Referrals, and collaborated with legal staff regarding enforcement cases and administrative orders Performed follow-up investigations and reviews to determine compliance with administrative orders Maintained a productive relationship with the regulated community while providing technical and regulatory assistance in order to achieve and maintain compliance Maintained and calibrated analytical equipment to ensure peak operating efficiency Peer reviewed technical reports for accuracy and completeness Progressed as an investigator by taking on additional responsibilities and an increased workload while advancing to the position of Environmental Investigator III.
District Representative12/2009 to 02/2010 Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District – San Antonio, TX
Conducted field inspections to locate active wells within the districts service area Operated GPS equipment to create and record geographic and spatial information Provided technical and regulatory assistance in the field Interacted with the public, businesses, and regulatory agencies in the field Created a geographic information database using ArcView GIS software.
Volunteer12/2008 to 09/2009 Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group – Seattle, WA
Participated in stream inventories involving visually inspecting rivers and streams for illegal dumping, discharging, and cataloging stream characteristics and overall health using cameras and GPS equipment.
Performed stream slope surveys using surveying and GPS equipment.
Installed remotely stationed temperature gauges used to track water temperature in sensitive salmon habitat.
GIS Technician07/2008 to 11/2008 Bexar Metropolitan Water District – San Antonio, TX
Digitized aerial photographs and engineering asbuilts using ESRI Arc FM software Tracked utility assets using ArcView GIS software, Microsoft Excel, Access and AutoCAD Assisted crews in the field with locating water distribution infrastructure in need of repair or upgrades Updated and edited shape files and service boundaries Assisted in bi-annual board elections through database management Performed other GIS related tasks as directed.
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Resource Studies, Plant & Soil Science 2007Texas State University-