Environmental Technician - ACOWMD


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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Health Department
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Open until filled



This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Pollution Control Division Director, the Environmental Technician-ACOWMD (Allen County Onsite Wastewater Management District) enforces local and state regulations by investigating violations of and assisting with maintenance activities for septic systems and county health ordinances pertaining to public health.


  • Conducts construction inspections including the field work and the administrative follow-up.
  • Provides education to homeowners, septic system installers, and others as needed.
  • Performs Allen County Onsite Wastewater Management District (ACOWMD) operation and maintenance inspections and related activities.
  • Performs construction inspection progress tracking and data analysis, GPS mapping, map editing, lab processing, and analysis.
  • Assists Environmental Health Specialists as needed with regard to data tracking, data follow-up, administrative work, and inspectional duties as requested/needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High School Diploma or GED with prior knowledge of septic systems preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License to perform inspections and operate a county vehicle
  • Ability to use GPS, dye testing, engage in water sampling, and similar activities and with related equipment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Ability to operate various pieces of office equipment including, but not limited to, copier, fax and printer


The Environmental Technician-ACOWMD performs field inspections and is frequently required to negotiate steep terrain, bend and stoop during the inspection process, as well as lift up to fifty pounds. Some pushing and/or pulling loads, reaching over head, crawling, climbing ladders and twisting in various weather conditions is required. Very frequent exposure to temperature extremes, chemicals and noxious odors/fumes with frequent exposure to noise and dangerous equipment exists.