General Description of Duties
This is highly independent professional, technical, and administrative work providing the public with environmental services for the construction and maintenance of cost-effective infrastructure to protect surface and ground water quality.
Assist with water resource field sampling. Performs tasks as directed by senior staff in the field. Documents conditions identified by senior staff. Delivers samples to laboratory in compliance with established procedures. Launch, operate, and recover boat.
Administers the County’s EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Coordinates annual reporting of County-wide programs identified in the permit to ensure compliance with permit conditions. Develops and administers long-term water quality monitoring plan approved by the EPA and other state agencies. Administers the City of Tallahassee and the Florida Department of Transportation inter-local agreements for operation of each entity’s municipal separate storm sewer systems. Modifies the County’s ordinances to ensure County compliance with federal requirements. Monitors the industrial inspection program conducted in cooperation with the City of Tallahassee, relating to storm water facilities. Develops and maintains a database and file system of water quality treatment and storm water conveyance facilities that discharge to waters of the State in order to ensure adequate inspection and maintenance of the facilities for watershed protection and permit compliance.
Provides technical assistance for storm water management system maintenance. Assists with local, state and federal construction and operating permits for maintenance activities. Monitors County-maintained storm water facilities for compliance with local, state and federal permits. Conducts on-site inspections of soil type, slope, vegetative cover, watershed acreage, drainage patterns, and capacity of drainage systems and impact of runoff in the watershed and monitors for compliance with environmental ordinances and permits.
Serves as a consultant on matters requiring environmental analysis. Serves as staff liaison to committees regarding storm water capital projects, water quality monitoring programs, program funding, et cetera. Answers questions and gets citizens input on storm water projects, et cetera. Serves as a technical consultant to the Public Works Department making jurisdictional wetland calls and working with erosion, sediment control, landscape, and maintenance plans for capital projects.
Independent judgment is required to interpret federal, state, and local laws, rules, ordinances associated with stormwater program. In addition, this position is responsible for the evaluation of site conditions to determine environmental constraints and develop recommendations for mitigation or restoration.
Employees in this position receive minimal supervision, and are primarily guided by written policies and County codes, but must apply knowledge of the natural science to ensure for environmental protection. Assistance is sought when situations have the potential to affect consistency or appropriateness of policies and procedures.Supervision of Others:
Employee does not typically supervise others, but may show a co-worker how to perform a task.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT
Employee has regular and frequent contact with all types of people within and outside the organization for the purposes of exchanging information.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED
Personal computer, word processing software, database software, specialized software (ArcMap), typewriter, fax, add machine/basic or scientific calculator, water quality sampling equipment, vehicle, and an engine propelled boat are among the types of equipment used.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work mainly indoors, usually seated at a desk or video display terminal. May be exposed to some discomfort during site visits. Physical demands include walking, sitting, reclining, lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling up to ten pounds, climbing, balancing on narrow and/or slippery surfaces, stooping/kneeling/crouching, reaching, and hearing over the phone.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the planning, design, and construction of storm water conveyance and treatment facilities. Knowledge of current storm water management practices and trends. Knowledge of personal computers and job related software (word processing, spreadsheets, and databases). Knowledge of the EPA’s NPDES program. Knowledge of laboratory techniques for water quality analysis, QA/QC certification, and sampling methods. Knowledge of hazardous materials containment regulations, industrial site storm water ordinances with the ability to interpret water quality sampling results and track illicit discharges to their source. Skilled in using a scientific calculator. Skilled in writing and comprehending technical reports. Skilled in reading design drawings and specifications. Ability to perform the duties of a quality facilitator. Ability to organize highly diverse work tasks. Ability to use contour maps, soil surveys and aerial photographs effectively for planning and design purposes. Ability to establish and maintain clear and effective communication with co-workers, County officials, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to drive. Ability to operate a boat. Ability to calculate earthwork and perform basic soil science and engineering calculations. Ability to analyze environmental/geotechnical data and make effective conclusions and recommendations. Ability to interpret and utilize end-user internet and other professional map products.
Requires graduation from an accredited four year college of university with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, biological, or ecological science or a related field and two years of related work experience.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Must possess a valid State of Florida Class "E" Operator’s License and have a favorable driving record.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check, and drug testing.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt. Job requires exercising discretion and independent judgment in a professional capacity. Work involves the use of extensive knowledge obtained in the natural sciences to ensure for the protection of the environment.
Leon County BBC offers an extensive benefit package for FULL TIME employee. Below are some of the highlights.
- Medical Insurance-Employer and Employee Contributions
- Voluntary Dental Insurance
- Voluntary Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Group Term Life Insurance-Employer Paid
- Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Legal Insurance
- Voluntary Individual Insurance Coverages with AFLAC & Colonial
- State of Florida Retirement Plan-Employer & Employee Contributions
- Voluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation Savings for Retirement
- Retirement Savings Match-for-employees earning less than $50,000
- Annual Leave Accrual
- Sick Leave Accrual
- 3 Personal Days
- Paid Parental Leave
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Loans At Work Program
Location/Region: Tallahassee, FL (US)