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Environmental Project Specialist - Stormwater - Position #1131

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$19.46 Per Hour/Cell & Vehicle Allowance
  • Posted Date:06/21/2019

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POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for coordinating compliance with stormwater environmental permits, specifically the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for construction and industrial sites. In addition, administers County land disturbance permitting (LDP) for commercial, subdivision, and infrastructure projects. Provides assistance for single family residential LDPs. This position will also be responsible for education and outreach on erosion control, stormwater education, commercial site pollution prevention, and other department-related programs. This position must strive to maintain current standards and progressively modify policies to reflect sound practices as it relates to job duties.

This position reports to the Environmental Services Manager. The Environmental Services Manager assigns work and provides general guidelines, however, the employee is expected to be able to work independently in determining the project scope and organizing work so that goals are reached and deadlines are met.

This position does not have any direct supervision of other employees.

Work is performed in the office and in the field. Physical demands include sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping and climbing. Work requires lifting both light (less than 25 pounds) and heavy (more than 25 pounds) objects. Contacts are typically with contractors, engineers, developers, utility companies, citizens, and co-workers.

Bachelors Degree with major course work in physical or natural science, environmental planning, or a related field is required; or an equivalent combination of appropriate education, training, and experience necessary to perform the principal accountabilities of the position may substitute for the education requirement. Two to five years experience is required. Ability to obtain a Level I Trainer through the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation programs within 12 months from date of hire is required. A valid driver’s license is required.

 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Checks and coordinates compliance with federal, state, and county regulations, codes, and specifications.

Maintains electronic environmental permitting inventory.

Maintains compliance with County Industrial Stormwater General Permits. Performs inspections of Private Industrial Stormwater General Permitted facilities.

Performs erosion control and stormwater education and outreach to citizens, county employees, and the development community.

Assists with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System compliance and reporting.

Supports Department’s Munis and Cityworks needs.

Supports growth of the Community Rating System Program

Maintains effective working relationships with other departments, utility companies, developers, engineers and the general public.

Assists the Environmental Services Manager as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to understand and apply knowledge of Federal, State and County codes, laws, regulations, and ordinances relating to land disturbance.

Ability to understand and apply the Best Management Practices set forth in the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia.

Knowledge and ability to apply industry standards and county codes and regulations that are not completely applicable to the work and that require adaptation, modification or deviation.

Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with elected officials, co-workers, EPD, EPA, contractors, engineers, developers, utility companies, and property owners.

Ability to communicate effectively and positively both orally and in writing.

Performs various administrative duties such as overall customer service answering phones.

The employee must require minimal supervision and be completely diligent to plan workload and tasks to fit all scheduling as required.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelors Degree with major course work in physical or natural science, environmental planning, or a related field is required; or an equivalent combination of appropriate education, training, and experience necessary to perform the principal accountabilities of the position may substitute for the education requirement. Two to five years experience is required. Ability to obtain a Level I Trainer through the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation programs within 12 months from date of hire is required. A valid driver’s license is required.

 

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov

Fax:     (706) 868-3301

 

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