SURFACE WATER COORDINATOR (EXEMPT)

City of Maitland | Maitland, FL

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Posted Date 1/14/2020
Description

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC WORKS

POSITION TITLE: SURFACE WATER COORDINATOR (EXEMPT)

PAY GRADE/
STARTING SALARY: GRADE 117- $52,462.00 - D.O.Q.

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

 

Performs a variety of professional and supervisory duties relative to project management, program administration and coordination related to compliance with the City's municipal stormwater permit and other similar regulatory compliance efforts.  In addition performs a variety of technical and administrative duties in the maintenance and preservation (or protection) of wetlands, City lakes, canals and provide input and coordination relative to the City's stormwater system, to include operation of a herbicidal program and management of the Stormwater Lakes Management Plan (SLMP).  Work assignments are performed independently requiring skill and experience in environmental permitting and regulatory compliance programs and are reviewed by the Utilities Manager or designated supervisor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Plans and coordinates the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance program for the City. This includes compliance inspections, investigations and enforcement activities. It also includes maintenance of accurate, clear, and concise records for the NPDES database and monitoring and tracking of compliance activities by all divisions and departments.  

Conducts education programs for owners of lake and non-lakefront property, visitors, and students covering the causes, prevention, and effects of water pollution.

Assist in review of private development plans, specs, construction projects, City designs, and construction projects for stormwater and lakes program compliance.

 

Inspects private development plans, specs, construction projects, City designs, and construction projects for stormwater and lakes program compliance.

 

Submits educational articles to local publications and information outlets.

 

Coordinates the herbicidal program on all City lakes with the City of Winter Park, City of Eatonville, Seminole County, Orange County, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

 

Conducts fathometer analysis of lake bottoms to determine vegetative presence and density, and schedules herbicide treatment of exotic and nuisance species as needed.

 

Coordinates contracted water quality analysis of all surface waters. Familiarity with lab and sampling techniques. 

 

Investigates and recommends resolution of all lakes related complaints by Maitland property owners.

 

Perform project management duties and functions for Lakes Management CIP projects.

 

Administers, supervises and tracks regulatory and compliance issues for stormwater and lakes management programs. This includes all necessary city reports for State and Federal entities.   

 

Investigates and reports on specific environmental problems.

 

Perform ERU calculations for stormwater at new residences and businesses and provide to Utility Billing for Environmental Utility Fee processing.

 

Coordinates re-vegetation of city lakes to improve attractiveness and provide improved habitat, increased biodiversity, erosion control, and pollutant filtration.

 

Coordinates with for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement Division, and the City Magistrate for the enforcement of non-compliant aquatic weed removal and re-vegetation.

 

Works with the Building Official in reviewing and approving the construction of boat docks, gazebos, or any other structure proposed along the shoreline of lakes, canals, wetlands, and other water bodies.

 

Coordinates with Utilities Superintendent for spraying and joint stormwater/lakes projects. Responsible for reviewing and approving Shoreline Alteration Permit applications.

Responsible for delineating and reviewing the wetland boundaries of public and private property.

 

Prepares and administers the approved lakes management budget.

 

Maintains current knowledge on all regulatory matter governing aquatic herbicides.

 

Coordinates with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to comply with Total Maximum Daily Loads, Basin Management Action Plans, Numeric Nutrient Criteria, and other regulatory standards.

 

Develop and provide training for City staff on the selection and proper use of BMP's, detection of illicit discharges, review of construction plans, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Plans, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

 

Seek and prepare applications for future grants and other funding sources: coordinate and supervise projects for compliance with grant requirements.

 

Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes. Develops, coordinates and manages environmental compliance strategies, studies and projects.

 

Assists with floodplain determinations through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and reviews all construction applications of lakefront property that are received by the Building Department.

 

Reviews and updates all city codes concerning lakes management procedures, policies, and activities.

 

Understanding of stormwater and drainage issues and sediment and erosion control methods, procedures and practices.

 

Responds to complaints and violations within the City relative to Lakes Management issues.

 

Skilled in regulatory compliance analysis OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings. Acts as a liaison and coordinates with other local, State and Federal agencies, contractors, developers, consultants and other parties on stormwater related projects and issues

 

Serves as a member of various committees, including the City's liaison with the Lakes Advisory Board. At times must present information and reports directly to the Maitland City Council.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:

 

Ability to conduct independent studies and research and to make professional analysis of environmental and ecological impacts regarding lake water quality.

Advanced knowledge of environmental permitting and stormwater management

Knowledge of state and federal TMDL standards as they relate to stormwater runoff

Ability to:

 

Thorough knowledge of herbicides and their fresh water application causes of water pollution, water testing, aquatic weeds and re-vegetation.

 

Considerable knowledge of applicable Federal or State laws and ordinances regarding environmental management of lakes and canals.

 

Knowledgeable of sources of pollutants which are detrimental to the extended life cycle of lakes and contributory streams.

 

Training and knowledge of supervisory and leadership best management practices

 

Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.

 

Communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to effectively give and receive verbal and written instructions; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the public.

 

EQUIPMENT USED:

 

Boat and outboard motor, 4 - wheel drive vehicle pulling a boat trailer, fathometer and other water analysis equipment, GPS Unit radio, , personal computer, phone, and office equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

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 frequently required to sit; talk or hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste, touch, or smell.

 

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally 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 the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night hours. Work is sometimes performed in stressful situations. Individual is exposed to insects and other nature life and is exposed to those chemicals (herbicides) used to treat lakes for aquatic vegetation, or chemicals used to test water quality of stormwater.

 

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and chemicals. The employee may need to assist, or perform, in the cleanup of lakes (fish kills, debris, etc.) using a boat or canoe occasionally. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings, and loud at the out of doors work scene.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor's degree with major course work in Limnology, Environmental Science or Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or closely related field. Five (5) years of experience providing project management, aquatic field work, program administration and coordination related to compliance with the municipal stormwater permit and other similar regulatory compliance efforts, or a closely related field. Two  three (2-3) years of administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

A minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity (coaching, counseling, hiring, selection, managing performance, addressing performance improvement issues as needed and performing related supervisory tasks)

 

Knowledge of stormwater and lake quality Best Management Practices, stormwater permit regulations, and stormwater system maintenance and repair desired.

 

Additional directly related working experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

 

Possess a Restricted Use Pesticide Application license in aquatics or obtain within six (6) months of employment.

 

Possess the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within 30 days of employment and the ICS-100 within 90 days of employment. There may be additional NIMS required, which will be schedule by your Supervisor.

 

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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