FOG Enforcement - Manager - Wastewater Collection

Wastewater Collection, 1900 CR 309, Hamby, Texas, United States of America Req #81
Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Under general supervision is responsible for technical and administrative work involved in the enforcement of the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Ordinance, or related sections of the Industrial Waste Ordinance and municipal water pollution prevention rules and regulations in the environmental field; to meet with commercial and institutional establishments such as food service providers, perform inspections of FOG collection, transport, or interceptor facilities, to educate, inform, and discuss violations and corrective measure to comply with applicable rules, regulations and local codes and to ensure compliance with the FOG Ordinance.


No supervisory responsibilities performed.


  1. Review, evaluate, develop, promote, and implement ordinance language pertaining to the regulation and enforcement of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) standards.
  2. Conducts public education training on grease discharge and the applicable City Ordinance. Provides information to the restaurant industry and other businesses concerning discharge problems.
  3. Performs environmental monitoring inspections at business establishments for potential discharge of grease or oil to the sewer system.
  4. Reviews compliance requirements and operational effectiveness of grease interceptors. Performs technical sampling and oil/grease discharge investigations. Performs inspections for compliance with applicable City Ordinances regarding grease interceptors.
  5. Assists in the enforcement of federal, state, and local environmental requirements, including enforcement of grease discharge codes. Conducts complaint based investigations. Issues official permits, notices and penalty fees.
  6. Assists other agencies as directed in relation to other department activities.
  7. Prepares, provides and may present reports and maintains computerized database information.
  8. Approves invoices for laboratory services.
  9. Reports to work on a regular basis  


Performs other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of environmental engineering, and related environmental rules and regulations. 

Wastewater collection and basic processes of industrial pretreatment.

Various computer software applications, including databases, word processing and spreadsheets. 

Safe driving principles and practices

Skill to:

Use a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments.

Operate a motor vehicle safely.

Proficiently use a variety of computer software applications, specifically MS-Office and Google Suite.

Ability to:

Meet legal sampling custody requirements and perform routine laboratory analysis and testing procedures.

Conduct public and private training sessions related to grease discharges and the applicable City Ordinance; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers, or the public in order to achieve job objectives and
cause action or understanding.

Review and interpret laboratory data.

Maintain and complete records.

Perform mathematical calculations and tabulations correctly.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Six (6) years of experience in the industrial and commercial wastewater pretreatment field, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection system, or FOG control program is preferred.


A high school diploma or GED required.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in chemistry, civil engineering, or a related field is preferred.

License or Certificate:

A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days, or a military waiver is required.

Possession of or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment, Wastewater Operator License in wastewater treatment and/or collection issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is required.

Special Requirements:

  1. Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
  2. Physical requirements include arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity to use a keyboard and telephone.
  3. With or without accommodation, ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds; frequently carry up to 20 pounds, and occasionally carry up to 60 pounds.
  4. Occasional pushing and pulling of heavy iron manhole lids.
  5. Requires walking, standing, balancing, bending, kneeling, crawling, handling, feeling, climbing, smelling, and twisting.
  6. Requires vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform the essential job tasks.
  7. Working environment is a combination of indoors outdoors in inclement weather.
  8. Requires traveling to various locations to perform inspections and investigations.
  9. Position is subject to being called back to work outside of normal business hours.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $49,016.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $59,343.00
  • Wastewater Collection, 1900 CR 309, Hamby, Texas, United States of America