Mankato MN Mankato, MN, USA
Dec 12, 2019
Description Under the general direction of the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, the Environmental Compliance Specialist performs administrative, enforcement and technical duties in association with the City of Mankato's MS4 Program, Surface Water Management Plan, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Plan, Well Head Protection Plan, and other environmental protection related studies and plans. Duties / Responsibilities ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB : Implements the City's current NPDES storm water permits and current MS4 Permit. Assists in the development of ordinances, policies, and specifications as they relate to the City's environmental protection goals. Updates and maintains the Stormwater webpage. Assists, plans, implements, and evaluates the operation and maintenance schedules for all storm water facilities, either personally, or through assigned staff or outside vendors. Responsible for City's compliance efforts of the NPDES Phase 2 Stormwater General Permit. Maintains Stormwater Management Plan and provides State agencies, City employees and the public with plan information as requested. Develops, implements, and presents public education and public participation programs relative to the protection of the environment. Responsible for City's compliance efforts with the City's MPCA Industrial Stormwater Permits and Hazardous Waste Permits. Assists in the oversight and implementation of the City's spill response plan. Responds to customer service inquiries related to protection of the environment. Maintains files, records, and other databases; and operates various office equipment. Inspects construction activities, including grading, storm water ponds and sewers, erosion control measures, and related construction projects to ensure that work is in compliance with applicable city, state, and federal storm water regulations, laws, ordinances, policies, permits, and specifications. Inspects erosion issues throughout the City as needed. Enforces compliance as needed and/or prescribed. Issues Notice and Orders and Administrative Penalties as needed to compel compliance with environmental protection regulations. Assists other City departments with compliance issues when needed. Reviews plans, including, grading, storm water retention ponds and sewers, erosion control measures, and related construction projects to ensure that work is in compliance with applicable city, state, and federal storm water regulations, laws, ordinances, policies, and specifications. Responsible for issuing and overseeing the City's Land Disturbance Permits. Performs administrative activities consisting of assistance with information requests and release of information. Creates and maintains logs/records, and conducts inventories. Recommends capital improvement projects. Develops operational procedures for maintenance and repair of the storm water infrastructure, drainage channels, and storm water ponds. Assists with monitoring and managing storm water maintenance activities. Develops and implements public education programs related to the City's water resources plans. Performs physical demands and work environment requirements for this position. Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours and outside regular hours as necessary. Performs the physical and mental demands in the work environment required of the position. Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB : Performs other related functions as assigned or apparent. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Must possess a high school diploma or GED; and two (2) years of related technical or college training in Law Enforcement, Water Resources, or Environmental Science with specialized training and/or (2) years' experience in policy and regulation enforcement. Must possess strong customer service experience. Must possess experience in dealing directly with the public. Must possess an Erosion/Sediment Control Specialist certification by University of Minnesota or the ability to obtain certification within one year of employment. ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Applicable combination of education and experience as determined by the employer may be substituted for listed requirements. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor degree in law enforcement, environmental science, water resources, or closely related field. Experience with ArcGIS or similar software. Experience updating website Content. Experience with customer service software. Experience with documenting and issuing civil penalties and orders. Experience in dealing directly with the public while enforcing compliance with State and local laws. Experience with permitting software. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT : Must possess a valid Minnesota Class D driver's license. Mobility to work around field construction sites, climb ladders, and access aerial, buried, and surface construction improvements and facilities for inspection. Ability to work in confined spaces under all normal outdoor temperature conditions as well as in an office environment. Satisfactory completion of a pre-employment assessment, background examination, physical examination, and drug testing. Must comply with organizational and departmental policies. Must comply with data practices policies and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished the not public data must be properly stored according to city policy and the Minnesota Statutes. Hours of Work Typical working hours for this position are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !