Stormwater Program Manager

Salary: $92,643 - $133,323 Annually (DOQ)
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or as required.
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:  Requires four-year degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or related field. Five years of progressively responsible related experience is required in order to obtain experience in solving complex work issues and problems. 

Licenses and Certifications: Must possess a valid state driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.  

Knowledge:  Professional knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental engineering and public works or as normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field or equivalent years of training and experience. Principles and practices of general accounting. Construction methods, practices and procedures. Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation. Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.

Skills: Analytical abilities necessary to apply technical knowledge to practical use by gathering information and researching reports to assist in evaluation of engineering projects, outlining several alternative solutions, and recommending a course of action.  Providing designs for improvements within the costs established and responding to a wide variety of questions regarding engineering projects/work also requires significant analytical abilities. Interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to subordinates, maintain a variety of internal and external contacts and work cooperatively with superior and subordinate staff. Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Administers applicable elements of the City’s Storm Water Master Plan and the associated Action Plan.  This is a multi-faceted program of work involving multiple city departments. The Stormwater Program Manager will provide management and administrative support for the program.  Manages the City’s Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and the Lake Thunderbird Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.  Supervises professional, maintenance, and administrative personnel; supervises the work of employees involved in this federal (Environmental Protection Agency) and state (Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) program to reduce storm water pollution. Supervises and participates in the planning of long and short range goals related to the division; develops, implements, monitors policies and procedures; develops new programs and schedules; establishes project priorities. Reviews development plans which include stormwater systems to determine compliance with the Engineering Design Criteria and Construction Standards for the City of Norman. Manages stormwater projects included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program or other funding mechanism.  Provides oversight of and assists as needed with engineering work for stormwater projects.  Coordinates with all City departments during the review of development plans submitted to the City of Norman.  Represents the Public Works Department in reviewing stormwater systems included in all development plans submitted to the City of Norman.  Where appropriate the Stormwater Program Manager will manage a stormwater computer modeling program to determine capacities and impacts on the upstream and downstream systems. Meets with engineers and developers to review plans and specifications submitted for approval for new developments.  Ensures that the submissions are compliant with City regulations. Plans, allocates, and monitors time, people, equipment, and other resources for the City to ensure efficient organization and operation, satisfactory work quality, safety, and timely completion of work; ensures all work is performed in conformance with appropriate standards and specifications. Approves contracted maintenance and repair work; monitors and ensures contract compliance. Meets with the public to respond to questions and resolve problems concerning the division; investigates, documents, and resolves complaints. Provides information, advice, feedback, or assistance to supervisors within the division to refine work outputs or resolve problems; interprets and explains safety rules and regulations and department policies and procedures. Supervises the purchasing and inventorying of equipment, maintenance and repair parts, and materials. Performs budgeting and report preparation functions; prepares and presents budget for division including detailed construction schedules and associated costs; administers funds for division; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget; prepares quarterly and monthly reports for all capital projects. Coordinates projects with other governmental agencies including, but not limited to, OWRB, ODEQ, BOR, Corps of Engineers, ODOT, FHWA, EPA, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, County Health Water Resources Board, State Archeologist, FEMA, etc. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City divisions and departments, outside vendors, and general public contacted in the course of work; assists other divisions/departments as needed. Supervises the preparation of or prepares reports, papers, and other documents appropriate to the department; maintains and updates records and manuals. Keeps Director informed of division's activities and problems; provides technical advice to Director in area of expertise. Researches and develops equipment specifications; prepares bid; meets with vendors to evaluate products and services; recommends and requisitions equipment. Represents the City at meetings and through correspondence with county, state, federal, and regulatory agencies. Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications. Provides staff support for enforcement of the City’s Flood Plain Ordinance and related FEMA regulations. Assists citizens and property owners to solve local storm drainage problems. Coordinates administrative details with other departments and the public in conjunction with stormwater projects. Prepares and makes presentations to internal and external groups on the topic of stormwater. Prepares verbal and written responses for questions from the public concerning stormwater issues. Performs other related work as required.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment with some exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt and dust, and/or disagreeable sights and odors.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Mental/visual effort required due to sustained periods of concentration, working under pressure of deadlines, and continual interruptions in concentration from staff requiring assistance. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lb.) 5-10% of work time.

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

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