Storm Water Specialist

Posted: 02/07/2021

Resumes can only be submitted by going to the City of Waterloo website, Career Opportunities, clicking on Storm Water Specialist, reading the description and following the directions to submit your resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline is Noon on Friday, March 26, 2021. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Professional and technical position responsible for performing storm water management related work in the field and office and on a variety of public works projects. The work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level engineer but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification. 1. Conducts inspections of a variety of public works projects for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance. 2. Reviews SWPPP plans and post-construction site plans. 3. Coordinates and conducts National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspections program for construction sites and post-construction storm water management facilities. 4. Helps coordinate storm water management program. 5. Inspects all storm water facilities including pump stations, gate wells, manholes, inlets, other structures, drainage ways, etc. 6. Helps train municipal employees on storm water Best Management Practices (BMP’s). 7. Conducts public education activities for storm water management program. 8. Responds to complaints and answers requests from the public regarding storm water management. 9. Participates in the preparation and maintenance of storm water system records. 10. Notifies, works with and provides expertise to Fire Rescue, Building Inspections, Waste Management and Planning and Zoning regarding storm water issues. 11. Monitors, responds to complaints, resolves violations, including possible storm water violations and issues citations if necessary. 12. Testifies in court regarding violations of related City storm water ordinances. 13. Compiles reports, performs data entry and completes forms on personal computer using the applicable software. 14. Works inside and outside to review construction sites, meet with contractors and attend meetings; operates passenger-type vehicle to visit inspection sites; works in a variety of weather extremes, excessive noise, mechanical hazards; work environment may be dusty and dirty; terrain may be wet, slippery or uneven. 15. Works independently and with others with minimal supervision. 16. Performs work of a repetitive nature and varied workload pace. 17. Regular attendance on the job and at the work site is required. 18. Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with OSHA, City and Engineering Department policies, procedures and safety rules and regulations. 19. Performs all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering as applied to the design, maintenance, inspection and repair of public works facilities. 2. Ability to present materials and information in good report form, complete forms and perform required record keeping. 3. Skilled in use of personal computer and database knowledge. 4. Skilled in use of civil engineering instruments and equipment. 5. Ability to function with independent judgment and skill to plan, assist and supervise the work of others as it relates to engineering principles and practices. 6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to read, analyze, record and interpret complex technical data and computations, review materials on a variety of engineering projects, present facts and findings, give advice and recommendations and respond to questions from the public, public officials, contractors and coworkers tactfully and promptly, in a clear, concise and easily understandable manner. 7. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with other City employees, supervisors, public officials, contractors, other government agencies and the public. 8. Ability to safely operate passenger vehicle. 9. Ability to use independent judgment to recognize and solve problems as they occur. 10. Knowledge of occupational hazards and ability to enforce appropriate safety precautions when working at construction sites. 11. Ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Construction Engineering, Biology, Earth Sciences, Geography or Environmental Science OR Graduate of a technical school or community college with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or a directly equivalent degree and minimum five (5) years of experience in public works design, engineering and public works inspection OR High school graduate/GED with minimum ten (10) years of experience in public works design, engineering and inspection OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. 2. Prefer Iowa Certified Construction Site Pollution Prevention Inspector (ICCSPPI) Certification or other recognized certification; must obtain within six months of appointment. 3. Prefer storm water management program experience. 4. Prefer Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience. 5. Iowa Driver's License and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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