Manager, Regulatory Services and Compliance

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Position Type

Work for Water

Position Title
Manager, Regulatory Services and Compliance
Position Description

Trinity River Authority is one of the largest river authorities in Texas, where we enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment that takes pride in providing safe, clean water to more than 60 cities along the Trinity River Basin. TRA’s services have greatly improved public health and daily life in the communities we serve since our inception in 1955.

TRA offers a competitive starting salary range, along with a comprehensive benefits package including insurance programs, savings programs, paid time off and holidays. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. TRA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Responsible for supervising, planning, coordinating and implementing matters related to the regulatory activities, including direction of Regulatory Compliance, the Industrial Pretreatment Programs, and Laboratory Services for the TRA, Northern Region.


1. Provides liaison and coordinates with Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Contracting Parties and other agencies regarding environmental regulations, contractual obligations, federal and state issues, permit regulations, including requirements of the Industrial Pretreatment Program and collection system operations.

2. Maintains work force control through hiring, establishing performance procedures and standards and scheduling work.

3. Participates in the development and reviews plans for Project and collection system expansions regarding regulatory impact and makes recommendations as necessary.

4. Provides technical assistance to contracting parties, various regulatory and operating agencies and others within the TRA, Northern Region as necessary, which may include meetings, presentations, court testimony, and media appearances as required.

5. Reviews environmental reports, work plans, feasibility studies, preliminary and final designs, cost estimates and other technical and administrative reports and makes recommendations as required.

6. Oversees Regulatory Compliance, the Industrial Pretreatment Programs, and Laboratory Services operations ensuring that all federal, state, and local guidelines are met.

7. Ensures the proper safety practices and procedures are observed and enforced.

8. Prepares and controls budgets, related costs and billings for Department.

9. Responds to serious malfunctions or disruptions of the operation of the Projects or collections systems and other emergencies at any time of day or night related to industrial user discharge or chemical, wastewater, and water spills and/or environmental mitigation projects.

10. Oversee EPA/TCEQ supplemental environmental projects and stakeholder involvement with regulatory agencies.

11. Directly supervises a group of exempt management level employees to include hiring training, scheduling, and performance evaluation.


Regularly has full personnel management responsibilities including approving time, selection, discipline, grievances and formal performance evaluations for a position’s direct and indirect reports.


Development of annual budgets for Northern Region, Regulatory Services and Compliance Department and presents recommendation to the Senior Manager, Operations and Compliance. Approves procurement of supplies, equipment and services for Department.



(required level of education)

Bachelor degree required in a related technical field.


(minimum years and types of related experience required)

Ten years’ experience in a related field with five years supervisory experience preferred.


(any specialized certifications licenses or registrations required by TRA or other authority in order to do the job, including those the incumbent must be able to obtain)

Valid Texas driver’s license and possession or ability to obtain Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (or predecessor agency) Class B Wastewater Operator’s Certificate of competency, Class A preferred.


(Information or facts than employee must know in order to be able to perform the work)

Requires strong background in water and wastewater quality requirements and environmental regulations.

Must possess considerable knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws regarding pretreatment and the contractual obligations and agreements with Contracting Parties. Must be knowledgeable of the NELAP laboratory accreditation process.


(developed capability to use or apply knowledge effectively or dexterity/coordination in the performance of physical tasks)

Ability to organize and direct technical employees in diverse tasks while maintaining stringent quality controls regarding work output. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with contracting parties, outside agencies, and departments within the TRA. Ability to communicate environmental concepts at all levels of the organization and with outside agencies.


Guided by TRA Mission and Goals. Makes decisions with guidance provided by TRA mission policies and goals. Sets related goals, objectives and priorities for at least one Department and gains executive approval.


This position requires moderate physical exertion with daily lifting requirements generally under 10 pounds daily. General physical mobility is essential.


Working conditions include exposure to weather, odor, chemical hazards, gases and dust that may require personal protective equipment.


Computer, calculator, cell phone/telephone, office equipment, monitoring equipment, laboratory equipment, and Authority vehicles.

Position Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Notes


Position Minimum Experience

Ten years’ experience in a related field with five years supervisory experience preferred.


Preferred Education


Scope of Responsibilities


Application Closing Date

September 6, 2021

Application Instructions

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