Stormwater Compliance Specialist I/II/III

Street Services, 149 Gann, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #29
Thursday, May 12, 2022
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
 
This position is an essential position under general direction of the Stormwater Services Division Head to perform a variety of skilled field and office work involved in the administration and enforcement of the City’s Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. This position is responsible for inspections, investigations, and permit regulation relating to the City’s stormwater permit, which includes oversight of the Industrial and High Risk Facility Inspection Program and Construction Site Inspection Program. This position also conducts illicit discharge investigations; pollution prevention and good housekeeping inspections; stormwater outfall dry and wet weather water quality screenings; pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer control inspections; spill response; and education of citizens and employees of the City of Abilene.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
 
May direct some activities of clerical staff; however, this position performs no direct supervision. 
 
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
 
Schedules and performs inspections of construction sites, industrial, and high risk facilities to determine MS4 permit and City Ordinance violations.
 
Manages dry and wet weather screening and reporting programs. Performs illicit discharge, detection and elimination through stormwater quality screenings. Conducts water quality analytical inspections using chemical test kits and/or collects water samples for lab testing.
 
Responds to and investigates reports of illicit discharges, improper disposal, and illegal dumping into the MS4.
 
Acts in response to spills and leaks in the MS4 and prepares detailed reports of containment activities.
 
Responds to Stormwater service requests, as assigned.
 
Creates and maintains appropriate data, records, and files in relevant managerial information system software such as MS4 Web, Cartegraph. Ensures accurate and timely data management for construction, industrial and high risk, illicit discharge, dry and wet weather screening, pollution prevention and good housekeeping, pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer control, spill response, and citizen requests.
 
Assists in coordination of educational requirements established in the City’s MS4 permit. This education includes classes and information to citizens of Abilene and employees of the City.
 
Maintains interaction and coordination with other City departments (Legal, Planning and Development Services, Building Inspection & Permits, Engineering, Environmental Health, Code Enforcement), and with private sector users, including business owners, builders and developers.
 
Assists in administration of the Stormwater Utility Fee.
 
Schedules other Stormwater related inspections and meetings.
 
Oversees compliance related contact and communication with builders, developers, business owners, etc. with possible issuance of stop work orders and fines in the occurrence of non-compliance.
 
Drive to various work locations throughout the City of Abilene.
 
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
 
Meets with individual citizens and community groups to discuss stormwater issues and concerns.
 
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of:
           
Principles, practices, and planning of stormwater management techniques to include, but not limited to erosion control, structural controls, best practices, and spill response.
 
Social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors related to stormwater planning and management activities.

Working knowledge of local, state, and federal legislation related to stormwater management and floodplain management, including FEMA’s NFIP program.
 
Methods and procedures used in making field inspections and determining compliance with local, state, and federal stormwater regulations.
 
Safe driving principles and practices.
 
Skill to:
           
Operate within an ArcMap/ArcGIS ESRI program.
 
Read and interpret City Ordinances.
 
Communicate and interact effectively with co-workers, managers, and the general public sufficient to convey information and to receive work direction.
 
Operate office equipment including computer equipment.
 
Safely operate a motor vehicle.
 
Ability to:
           
Deliver effective customer service when under stressful situations associated with enforcement activities of the City’s TPDES/MS4 Permit.
 
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, when dealing with citizens and City staff. Prepare letters and reports effectively and efficiently in a timely manner.
 
Work closely with the supervisor and upper management in planning, coordinating, and implementing drainage system construction, maintenance, and operation programs.
 
Organize and prioritize work to achieve multiple results simultaneously.
 
Enforce codes with firmness, tact, impartiality, and diplomacy.
           
Testify in legal proceedings.
 
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.
 
 Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
 
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:
 
Stormwater Compliance Specialist I

Experience:
 
Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in Stormwater regulations or a related field in which interpretation and enforcement of environmental regulations was a primary responsibility is required. 
 
Previous experience conducting inspections is preferred.
 
Stormwater Compliance Specialist II

Experience:
 
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in Stormwater regulations or a related field in which interpretation and enforcement of environmental regulations was a primary responsibility is required. 
 
Previous experience conducting inspections is preferred.
 
Stormwater Compliance Specialist III

Experience:
 
Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in Stormwater regulations or a related field in which interpretation and enforcement of environmental regulations was a primary responsibility is required. 
 
Previous experience conducting inspections is preferred.

Education/Training:
 
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Environmental Sciences, Biological or Natural Resource Sciences, or similar area 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.

Stormwater Compliance Specialist II
 
A Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) and a Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (QPSWPPP) certifications are required.
 
Stormwater Compliance Specialist III
 
A CESSWI, CMS4S, CPESC, CISEC or an equivalent qualified compliance inspector certification from EnviroCert International, Inc., or CISEC, Inc. or an equivalent accredited agency is required.
 
Special Requirements:
 
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
 
Ability to perform and respond as an essential employee.
 
Ability to work in a standard office environment.
 
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, and twist.
 
Exposure to cold, heat, and outdoors.
 
Ability to travel to different sites.
 
With or without accommodations, ability to lift up to 45 pounds.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.56
  • Max Hiring Rate $29.88
Location on Google Maps
  • Street Services, 149 Gann, Abilene, Texas, United States of America