Stormwater Coordinator

  • Santa Ana, City of
  • Santa Ana, CA, United States
  • Mar 16, 2017
Full time Environmental Science/Engineering Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description


The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

Under direction of the Principal Civil Engineer in Construction Engineering, manages the City of Santa Ana's Storm Water Management Program in compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. 

Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To

  • Manages NPDES Storm Water Permits in accordance with State Water Resources Control Board – Santa Ana Region (SWRCB – SAR) requirements, including:

o Coordinate storm water activities with partner agencies, volunteer groups, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders.o Monitor storm water activities to ensure compliance with NPDES permit(s) requirements.o  Sample collection and submission.o  Document storm water activities and prepare reports to SWRCB – SAR.

  • Manages water body total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements including:

o   EPA-established TMDLs.o   State-adopted TMDLs.

o   Reviewing monitory and special study reports.

o  Water quality standards and TMDLs and meets quantifiable TMDL targets.

o   TMDL planning and project management.

o   Watershed management.

  • Manages construction site erosion control program and post construction runoff control, including:

o   Review erosion and sediment control plans.

o  Conduct field inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with erosion control permits and regulations.

o   Coordinate erosion control training for contractors and inspectors.

o  Enforce erosion control permits through non-compliance notices, citations, stop work orders, or other methods.

  • Assists in maintaining, drafting and adopting ordinances to ensure the City has proper authority to enforce permit provisions and manage unregulated discharges.
  • Assists in the implementation of sustainability initiatives.
  • Maintains proficiency and currency on state and federal regulations by attending training and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
  • Plans and implements public education outreach, participation and involvement through oral and written methods to prevent harmful pollutants from impacting water resources via storm water runoff.
  • Prepares brochures, flyers and other information resources on the storm water management program.
  • Conducts information presentations to business and community groups.
  • Assists in the development of the storm water program budget and capital improvement plan.
  • Analyzes data and writes technical reports/draft regulations and Requests for Council Action pertaining to the storm water management program.
  • May serve as the City's representative on regional and local storm water committees.
  • Keeps apprised of local issues in the Upper Newport Bay Watershed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful performer is well organized, detail oriented, computer proficient, and enjoys working independently. He/she is able to work on several projects simultaneously, prioritizes assignments and adapts to circumstances as needed. This self-starter is tactful yet assertive when representing the City's interests and demonstrates good judgment when resolving issues. He/she utilizes excellent communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, contractors, City employees and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in environmental science, ecology, biology, engineering, or another related field is required.  A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience managing storm water quality program compliance with NPDES regulations, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable knowledge, skills and abilities.  DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of

  • The Federal Clean Water Act and other state and federal regulations.
  • The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program to control non-point source pollution.
  • Storm water permit requirements and processes as regulated by SWRCB – SAR.
  • Basic knowledge of storm water hydrology, civil construction and land use planning.
  • Geographic information systems, particularly ArcView. 

Skill in

  • Strong organization skills.
  • The use of computers and computer software.

Ability to

  • Ability to monitor and track multiple permits and storm water activities.
  • Ability to develop and implement storm water permits.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a broad spectrum of audiences, including the general public, construction contractors, and state and federal regulators.


Must possess and retain a valid California Class "C" driver's license. Physical ConditionsDue to the nature of the work, incumbents must have the ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, reach and manipulate objects.


The ability to work outdoors with exposure to all environmental conditions, hazards, and noise levels associated with construction sites.

Closing 3/19/2017 11:30 PM Pacific

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$71,037.12 - $95,193.36 Annually