Stormwater Compliance Inspector

Salary: $21.17 - $30.47 per hour
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  Two-year college or technical school degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related field and two years of progressively responsible related experience OR a four-year college degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related field.

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.  Must possess, or obtain within six (6) months, a professional stormwater certification such as those administered through the National Stormwater Center, EnviroCert, and CISEC. 24-hour, or 40-hour, HAZWOPER.

Knowledge:  Oral and written communication skills.  Federal, state and local storm water regulations and environmental codes, policies and procedures.  Erosion control and pollution prevention methods.  Stormwater quality testing procedures.  Development practices related to earth changing operations.  Basic computer operations and Microsoft Office software.  Basic mathematics. 

Skills: Inspecting construction sites and industrial facilities to determine compliance with established stormwater regulations; providing technical assistance to permittees as necessary on stormwater best management practices to meet field conditions and applicable standards; enforcing environmental codes and standards.  Ability to read and interpret applicable codes, ordinances, regulations, maps and stormwater pollution prevention and erosion control plans and apply them to current and proposed codes or local regulations.   Analytical abilities necessary to make sound, logical interpretations of codes and regulations and to act in the best interest of the jurisdiction.  Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with internal staff, citizens, contractors and government agencies.  Explaining, interpreting and enforcing codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.  Ability to work independently and use initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Conducts inspections at construction sites and industrial facilities to assess environmental conditions and to ensure compliance with city code/ordinance, state regulations, and stormwater pollution prevention plans, including sediment and erosion control plans and specifications. Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens regarding environmental violations, concerns, or general information; researches floodplain information and public drainage.  Advises and confers with citizens and permittees concerning erosion and sediment control requirements, standards and changes necessary for compliance with laws, regulations and codes.  Prepares maps, drawings, or sketches for written or oral presentations.  Conducts environmental screenings and samples stormwater runoff and other potential environmental contaminants.  Investigates noncompliance, conducts enforcement actions, issues violation notices or citations, monitors changes and insures compliance. Prepares periodic reports in order to summarize activities relating to inspections.  Assists with employee training; assists with public education/awareness programs and special events; attends meetings of environmental committees, agencies and boards.  Reads and reviews codes, journals, technical manuals, reports, legal documents and/or files to obtain information needed for assigned projects.  Organizes and maintains manual filing systems.  Assists Stormwater Program Manager and Stormwater Program Specialist as required. Responds to spills which adversely impact the City storm sewer system.  Assists in coordinating projects with other governmental agencies when necessary.  Assists with special activities or projects.  Performs other related work as required.

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure for up to 80% of work time to dirt, outdoor temperatures, traffic and construction noise and dust when performing outdoor site inspections.  Subject to working near moving machinery, power tools and vehicles and equipment in motion.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Substantial amount of physical effort required for constant standing and walking on steep and uneven terrain.    Limited amount of physical effort required associated with lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time and moderately heavy (25-50 lbs.) supplies occasionally.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. 

Additional Information:  Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.

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