Environmental Regulatory Specialist

Employer
City of Longmont, Colorado
Location
Longmont, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Sector
Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
20210342 Environmental Regulatory Specialist

CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2021

APPLY ONLINE AT LONGMONTCOLORADO.GOV/JOBS

Department: Public Works & Natural Resources

Division: Environmental Services

Hiring Range: $25.58 - $28.42/hour

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Regular Full-time with Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance.

Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.

Definition:

Performs work in support of the Stormwater Quality Program in the Environmental Services Division of the Public Works and Natural Resources Department (PW&NR). This position works with other employees, departments, divisions, contractors, developers, citizens, utility customers, regulatory agencies and the public to provide services needed to meet requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act, Colorado Water Quality Control Act and City of Longmont Municipal Code. Specific duties include acting as the Stormwater Quality Program's compliance officer, coordinating compliance and enforcement activities related to stormwater regulations particularly in regard to city-wide illegal discharges and active construction sites; acting as the Stormwater Quality Program's training coordinator, conducting outreach and trainings to internal staff related to illegal discharges, good housekeeping and general stormwater quality practices and requirements; and acting as the citywide expert for all in-field stormwater quality related issues, with a particular focus on illegal discharge detection and elimination, and active construction sites. These responsibilities include the inspection of, and enforcement upon, active construction sites particularly in regard to erosion control; assisting in the establishment of standard operating procedures and work practices related to stormwater quality for internal City facilities; conducting outreach and trainings to internal staff related to stormwater quality; and assisting with or performing public education and outreach in support of stormwater regulatory requirements.

Principal Duties:

Implements and coordinates compliance aspects the City's Stormwater Quality Program in order to meet the goals and objectives of the program and the requirements of the City's stormwater (MS4) permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Performs various compliance-related activities related to implementation of the best management practices and control measures in conformance with state-mandated duties, schedules, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other requirements of the Stormwater Quality Program and MS4 permit, including: Coordinating the investigation and documentation of illicit discharges and determining appropriate enforcement actions as needed to meet City Code requirements. Working with and training other code enforcement groups within the City to help in the detection and elimination of illicit discharges and connections. Working with and training other groups within the City to help implement their site-specific or department-specific stormwater quality responsibilities under the City's stormwater (MS4) permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Assisting with writing, updating or revising spill response plans, enforcement response plans and internal pollution prevention SOPs. Scheduling, organizing and conducting inspections of construction and development projects to ensure stormwater control measures (aka Best Management Practices or BMPs) are properly installed and maintained in accordance with accepted standards. Conducting in-field interpretations of approved pollution control drawings to ensure compliance with all construction stormwater requirements. Investigates and documents problems and takes or initiates all necessary enforcement actions in accordance with City Code and Department enforcement response plans. Responds to, and coordinates with other Department divisions or City Departments in responding to spills or illegal discharges to the storm sewer system. Helps establish spill response plan procedures. Investigates and documents public inquiries and complaints concerning pollution from construction activities. Inspects internal facilities and Department work practices, identifies problems and helps educate and train operations and maintenance staff to ensure that stormwater pollution prevention practices are being followed. Maintains timely, complete and accurate records both written and electronic, of inspections, enforcement actions, etc. Tasks include organizing and entering data, maintaining and organizing files and ensuring that records are complete and accurate. Prepares reports as required. Attends internal and external meetings related to performance of work. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Uses all required safety equipment. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

Working Environment:

Work is generally performed in a standard office environment. Work requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Requires frequent reading, detailed work, math, reasoning, verbal and written communication, customer contact, and constant multiple concurrent tasks. Occasional lifting and carrying (5 - 50 lbs), exposure to noise, dust, fumes, grease, sun, slippery/uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery, and moving vehicles. Work requires occasional travel to meet with outside agencies or monitor field activities associated with projects or programs. Approximately 70% of work is performed outside in and around construction.

Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in environmental science, natural resources, construction management or related field plus a minimum of three years of experience in environmental inspection, environmental code enforcement or stormwater program implementation and enforcement, preferably in a municipality, utility, or other related government agency. OR An equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum educational requirement of an associate's degree from an accredited college in one of the above fields of study. Special Qualifications: Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License.

Selection

The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, computer testing, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening.

DEADLINE: 11:59 P.M. ON November 16, 2021

Online application (required) must be successfully submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 16, 2021. The online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs . Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.

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