Under general supervision, administers and coordinates environmental and storm water activities in the Public Works Department in support of policies, goals and objectives by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees. Works in collaboration with other divisions on the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system and stormwater drainage system. Work is performed exercising considerable independent judgment within the guidelines of established policies and goals.
Examples of Duties
Direct, coordinate and manage all work related to the Stormwater Utility.
Participate in administration of the Industrial Pretreatment Program and Waste to Energy Conversion Program to include compliance monitoring, permitting and enforcement.
Assist Water and WPC Utilities with other environmental tasks and issues as needed and assigned.
Represent Moline on local technical and staff committees.
Develop and administers contracts for technical services.
Maintain and assure compliance with all aspects of the Storm Water Management Plan, Storm Water Ordinance and all other applicable policies and regulations.
Provide assistance to other City departments regarding environmentally impaired properties and other environmental issues.
Provide technical training to the public and City employees on storm water and environmental issues.
Develop budget estimates based on anticipated needs and administer assigned budgets.
Maintain records and activity reports using the City's work and asset tracking software.
Issue and interpret work orders and assign duties to employees.
Provide training and work instruction to employees on storm water related issues and projects.
Ensure that all stormwater activities and operations conform to accepted standards and practices.
Provide timely, accurate responses to requests for services and information.
Provide services as needed for environmental assessments.
Ensure quality control and integrity of data gathered or generated.
Conduct and coordinate specialized environmental studies.
Review and analyze new and renewal permit applications, prepare written comments on regulatory compliance and submit to proper agencies.
Inspect work in progress for conformity to specifications, adherence to storm water plans, compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to erosion control and other storm water related issues.
Provide services as needed for environmental assessments, wetland information and reports, UST and AST related issues, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, hazardous waste, and any other environmental related topics.
Other duties may be assigned.
Training and Experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental sciences/studies, engineering, or related field with five or more years of professional related experience dealing with environmental protection, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of acceptable practices and standards of environmental and storm water management activities; good knowledge of the laws and regulations that impact the work performed and supervised; computerized resources such as spreadsheets, GIS and work and asset management systems.
Exceptional skill in public, employee and labor relations and in maintaining effective working relationships; skill in the use of spreadsheets, calculators, computers and related technical and scientific equipment.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex technical documents such as policies, regulations, instructions, procedure manuals, diagrams, schedules and labor agreements; respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; write materials using original or innovative techniques or style; effectively communicate complex technical information to managers, elected officials, employees and the general public; identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions where little or no standards exist; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; initiate, coordinate, provide follow-up, and complete diverse projects involving storm water and environmental issues; exercise sound judgment in relation to overall site management goals and objectives.
Licenses and Certifications
- Valid Illinois driver's license or equivalent.
- Certified Stormwater Manager through the American Public Works Association within two (2) years of hire.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk, and traverse ditches, embankments, and ravines. The employee frequently is required to sit; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Non-union employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City's Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 1 year of hire.