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Watershed Team Leader I

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Employment Type
Full time
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Coordinates with the development and management of Watershed Program projects and initiatives to meet the requirements of Titles III, IV and V of the District's Code of Regulations. Serves as the District liaison with local and regional governments, local and regional non-profits, watershed groups, residents, and customers to coordinate watershed management efforts with the goal of sustaining long-term local and regional efforts aimed at improving water quality, reducing flooding, and maintaining conveyance of the Regional Stormwater System. Serves to facilitate the planning and implementation of flood control, erosion control, and pollution reduction projects and the coordination of SWIM debris and sediment removal activities, small-scale SWIM projects, SWMP alternatives implementation, and stormwater capital improvement projects. Ensures seamless delivery of District services to broad customer base, including local member community officials. Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.


  • Provides leadership in assisting with the implementation of the District's stormwater master plans through the collection and analysis of land use and resource information, identification and clarification of stakeholder concerns, establishment of goals, and supporting locally initiated strategies. Coordinates grant funded projects as assigned. Coordinates Watershed Program's workgroups for implementation of RSMP projects for implementation of regional stormwater projects. Seeks "on-the-ground" input and ensures District's stormwater master plans are coordinated with, and supported by, applicable local governments. Convenes team of internal and external experts to discuss issues and coordinate delivery of services to local governments and residents. Understands causes and sources of impairment in assigned watersheds as well as specific stream and wetland restoration issues and land use concerns.
  • Provides project-related and District initiative updates to residential and non-residential stormwater customers and provide clear technical assistance. Convenes team of internal and external experts to discuss issues and coordinate delivery of services to local governments and residents. Understands causes and sources of impairment as well as specific stream and wetland restoration issues and land use concerns.
  • Works with local governments on design and implementation of non-regional projects funded by Community Cost Share (CCS), Member Community Infrastructure Program (MCIP), and other funding sources such as Ohio EPA 319, and ODNR's Coastal Zone Management Program.
  • Provides leadership in community outreach efforts related to the stormwater management program. Develops in-depth knowledge of communities, local issues, and natural resource management. Develops and disseminates outreach materials to District customers and stakeholders. Provides content of for the District's website and assists with preparing press releases, as it relates to the stormwater and watershed programs. Provides technical support and assistance to stakeholders on District programs, Ohio EPA Stormwater Phase II compliance, and GIS-related issues.
  • Convenes, coordinates, and facilitates District's Watershed Advisory Committee meetings every March and October. Provides technical support to the Watershed Advisory Committee(s). Prepares meeting agenda, schedules meetings, coordinating activities, and runs meetings. Provides leadership to develop strong working relationships among Committee members, stakeholders and state, and local governments.
  • Oversees grant programs, as they relate to the District's stormwater and watershed programs. Works with other Watershed Department staff to coordinate public education and outreach activities and to ensure access to District grant programs including Green Infrastructure Grants and Member Community Infrastructure Program opportunities. Communicates grant-related cost share information and fund balances to Member Communities. Assists with obtaining financial records necessary to manage grants. Keeps projects on time and on budget. Assists with preparing related reports.
  • Coordinates illicit discharge detection and elimination investigations with member communities and inter-agency entities to achieve District code of regulations compliance.


  • Candidate must possess bachelor's degree, preferably in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Water Resources, Natural Resources Management, Land Use Planning, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or related field of study.

  • Candidate must possess two (2) years of experience in a stormwater or watershed management related position, with extensive knowledge and experience working with local government entities. Project management experience is required.
  • Experience in a supervisory role or leadership role is preferred.

  • Candidate must possess a valid driver's license with a driving record in accordance with the District's acceptable guidelines.
  • Possession of a current State of Ohio Professional Engineer's License or stormwater practitioner certification preferred.

Pay Range: USD, Commensurate with Experience

Min: $65,942

Mid: $82,427

NEORSD, an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, recognizing the full range of human differences and similarities. Through our unwavering efforts to leverage the potential of our diversity, we continually strive to build and foster an environment that respects each individual. We encourage and promote innovation, and provide opportunities for all employees to interact, communicate, and realize the full potential of their talents.

Our Employee Benefits & Wellness Programs

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including Health Insurance Coverage, Various Retirement Planning Options (Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and Deferred Compensation Plans), Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Free Parking at our facilities, Corporate Discounts, and more! We also have an active Health & Wellness Program that promotes a life/work balance.

NEORSD supports the use of hybrid work as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity and better prepares the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for hybrid work. hybrid eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

DISCLAIMER: The information outlined in this job description indicates the general nature and type of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities or competencies required of employees within this classification.
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