Aurora CO

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Aurora CO Aurora, CO, USA
Mar 22, 2019
Full time
Summary of Job Duties City of Aurora, Colorado It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:   Integrity ,  Respec t,   Professionalism , and  Customer Service , and we welcome all who share these values to apply. Why Work for Aurora? Make a difference in the lives of real people every day Diverse community Competitive total compensation package Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan Light rail station minutes away On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement Access to innovation workspaces Aurora Water Department Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health. The   Environmental Inspector   for the Aurora Water department performs environmental inspections of private and public stormwater and wastewater conveyance systems and infrastructure, and erosion control assessments of private and public construction sites for compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, ordinances, rules and regulations; provides educational services on environmental aspects of stormwater and wastewater operations; responds to citizen complaints, spills, illicit discharges; performs technical work to assist in the protection of the City's wastewater and stormwater conveyance system; assists in the implementation of stormwater quality programs and supports the City's NPDES Stormwater MS4 permit. The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.  If you are an out of state applicant, please note that all expenses incurred for the interview process and relocation will not be covered by the City of Aurora. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES May perform routine inspections of commercial pretreatment units (grease and sand/oil interceptors) to determine adherence to treatment requirements Performs inspections of public and private stormwater infrastructure (channels, creeks, and ponds) Inspects commercial, industrial, residential, educational and linear construction projects to determine implementation of  the approved SWMP (narrative & design drawings), proper installation of best management practices (BMPs) associated with the control of pollution and impacts to  stormwater discharges from construction activities Performs erosion control inspection and compliance assistance services Provides inspection of temporary water quality features and other BMPs Maintains database and records of active permits and sites working on achieving final site stabilization Provides documentation of project work activity Completes appropriate reports Coordinates with the Environmental Inspection supervisor regarding enforcement action, findings, and documentation Explains and enforces City standards, specifications, plans, and ordinances, provides inspection services and evaluates the performance of temporary and permanent water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) Inspects municipal operations Responds to spills, sanitary sewer overflows, illicit discharges that threaten stormwater conveyance Maintains records of businesses with pretreatment devices Provides documentation of work activity, equipment, and resources for City projects Measures and records completed work Provides environmental education and information to City employees, citizens, and other interested parties Collects and provides data Performs additional duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Associate's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Physical or Biological Science or another directly related field Experience: At least two (2) years of technical experience in stormwater/environmental regulatory/inspection field An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered on a year for year basis Knowledge: Knowledge of environmental inspection procedures, stormwater management systems and conveyances, knowledge of principles and practices related to site grading, construction best management practices, and construction of streets, water and sewer lines and other public infrastructure Municipal inspections, NPDES Stormwater, inspection requirements for grease traps, sand traps, and other similar appurtenances City standards and specifications Code enforcement techniques and principles Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases preferred Knowledge of construction practices is preferred Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and citizens Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Ability to perform mathematical calculations Read and interpret project plans and drawings Explain, and enforce City standards, specifications, and plans Write and maintain detailed reports, logs, and inspection records Public speaking abilities are preferred Skill: Skill in the interpretation of construction plans / drawings, standards, specifications, guidelines, and ability to read and understand ordinances, environmental rules and regulations. Customer Service Orientation : Acceptance of the importance of customer service, and the ability to provide effective customer service as measured by the timing of response, and the follow up with the customer to ensure issues are resolved Licenses and/or Certificates Required: Colorado Driver's license with a good driving record Certification in the Colorado Department of Transportation's Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor course or similar is preferred WORKING CONDITIONS Physical Demands: Moderate physical work which requires the ability to remove an 80 pound - 100-pound man-hole lid, with assistance Frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance Regular walking and standing Full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling Foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle Vision to read plans, specifications and other information Frequent hearing and speech communication with employees, contractors, and citizens.  Work Environment: Works indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and over all types of terrain with some exposure to dust, noise, traffic and moving construction equipment Must be able to deal with the public in potentially confrontation situations related to environmental compliance violations Equipment Used: Operates a motor vehicle; measuring equipment such as tapes, levels, and micrometers; camera; personal computer.  This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com