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Water Resource Specialist

Company: Leon County Bocc
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Job Description:

Water Resource Specialist Salary: $43,351.36 - $77,542.40 AnnuallyInitial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.This is highly independent professional, technical, and administrative work providing environmental services for the construction and maintenance of cost-effective infrastructure to protect the surface and ground water quality. This position also administers the NPDES MS4 Permit to ensure the County's compliance requirements. ESSENTIAL DUTIESAdministers the County's NPDES Municipal Separate Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Develops and maintains map and database of stormwater discharges to waters of the state to ensure adequate inspection and maintenance for watershed protection and permit compliance. Coordinates activities of County-wide programs assigned responsibilities in the Permit to be documented in the Annual Report and verified in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) audit. Develops and implements the Water Quality Monitoring Plan approved by FDEP. Administers local agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation(FDOT) for shared permit responsibilities and the City of Tallahassee (COT) for industrial inspection program. Recommends enhancements to County-wide Best Management Practices (BMPs) to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. Updates County Ordinances & Standard Operating Procedures to ensure compliance with federal requirements.Assists with water resource field sampling. Performs tasks as directed by senior staff in the field. Documents field conditions identified by senior staff. Delivers samples to laboratories in compliance with mandated protocols. Launches, operates, and recovers boat. Provides technical assistance for stormwater management system maintenance. Assists with local, state and federal construction, and operating permits for maintenance activities. Monitors County-maintained stormwater facilities for compliance with local, state and federal permits. Coordinates 319(h) Education Grant activities. Manages annual Water School event. Ensures distribution of educational material as specified in grant documentation. OTHER IMPORTANT OR MARGINAL DUTIESServes as staff liaison to committees regarding stormwater capital projects, water quality monitoring, et cetera. Other tasks as requested. DIFFICULTYIndependent judgment is required to interpret changes to federal, state, and local laws, rules, ordinances to ensure continued compliance with MS4 Permit requirements. In addition, consistent monitoring of permit activities to ensure associated deadlines are met and preparing the MS4 Permit Annual Report will need great attention to detail. RESPONSIBILITYSupervision Received:Employees in this position receive minimal supervision, and are primarily guided by written policies and County codes, but must apply knowledge of the natural science to ensure for environmental protection. Assistance is sought when other programs delay response to MS4 Permit requirements or when activities will require commitment of County resources for Permit compliance.Supervision of Others:None. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACTEmployee has regular and frequent contact with all types of people within and outside the organization for the purposes of exchanging information. EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USEDPersonal computer, word processing software, database software, specialized software (ArcMap), fax, adding machine/basic or scientific calculator, water quality sampling equipment, vehicle, and an engine propelled boat are among the types of equipment used. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDSWork mainly indoors, usually seated at a desk or video display terminal. May be exposed to some discomfort during site visits. Physical demands include walking, sitting, reclining, lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling up to ten pounds, climbing, balancing on narrow and/or slippery surfaces, stooping/kneeling/crouching, reaching, and hearing over the phone.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKnowledge of the EPA's NPDES MS4 program. Knowledge of current stormwater management practices and trends. Knowledge of hazardous materials containment regulations, industrial site stormwater ordinances. Ability to interpret Water Quality sampling results and track illicit discharges to their source. Knowledge of laboratory techniques for water quality analysis, QA/QC certification and sampling methods.Knowledge of personal computers and job related software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases). Skilled in effective, written and oral communication.Skilled in writing and comprehending technical reports. Ability to organize highly diverse work tasks. Ability to analyze environmental/geotechnical data to make effective conclusions and recommendations. Ability to use geographic information systems for management of stormwater infrastructure database. Ability to operate a boat. Ability to elicit cooperation from external groups to complete the MS4 Annual Report for Permit compliance. Ability to present technical information to large groups. Ability to manage consultants for contract compliance.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires graduation from an accredited four year college of university with a Bachelor's degree in environmental, biological, or ecological science or a related field and two years of related work experience. Necessary Special Requirements:Must possess a valid State of Florida Class "E" Operator's License and have a favorable driving record. Selection Guidelines:Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check. FLSA STATUS: Exempt. Job requires exercising discretion and independent judgment in a professional capacity. Work involves the use of extensive knowledge obtained in the natural sciences to ensure for the protection of the environment. Category: Environmental , Keywords: Wastewater Specialist

Keywords: Leon County Bocc, Tallahassee , Water Resource Specialist, Other , Tallahassee, Florida

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