Salt Lake City

  • STORMWATER COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

    Requisition ID
    2018-3878
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $23.72/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $32.36/Yr.
    Post End Date
    11/25/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Stormwater Quality Program Manager assists with implementation of the Stormwater Program including but not limited to: review and updates of the stormwater management plan (SWMP), draft of annual report, and all related documentation and elements of the City’s Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4) permit. Assist with training and outreach events, the municipal O & M program and the development of outreach and training material (e.g. for the general public, municipal employees, contractors and commercial businesses). Works closely with the Stormwater Quality Program Manager to advise and assist facility manager/operators and staff to achieve regulatory compliance and meet permit requirements. Drafts administrative orders and various enforcement actions (e.g., warning letters, notices of volition, and Significant Noncompliance). Maintains Stormwater Program Standard Operating Instructions (SOIs) and provide job-related training to Stormwater staff. Responsibilities include prioritizing and organizing own work, technical writing, fieldwork, and public interaction.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform all duties required of a Stormwater Quality Coordinator.
    • Takes a lead role in the technical writing of reports and documentation including the MS4 annual report, stormwater management plans (SWMP), standard operating instructions (SOIs), stormwater monitoring plans, warning letters, notice of violations (NOVs), stop work and compliance notices.   
    • Provides permit development training and technical support to Stormwater staff, and reviews Permit Basis Documents for compliance with federal, state, and local standards and regulations.
    • In coordination with the Stormwater Quality Program Manager will represent Salt Lake City with various organizations such as the Utah Stormwater Advisory Committee (USWAC), Salt Lake County Stormwater Coalition, Salt Lake City Events Review Committee, Salt Lake County Task Force and with other organizations. 
    • Leads in the tracing, research, detection, enforcement and cleanup of illicit discharges and accidental spills into the storm drain system. Performs on-site visits for enforcement actions and prepares enforcement action documentation.
    • Provides stormwater sampling, training and technical support to Stormwater staff in accordance with Stormwater Program policies and SOIs, including but not limited to proper sample collection/preservation, chain-of-custody (COC) preparation, coordination of analytical testing through contract laboratories, resolution of laboratory-related issues, and analytical data review.
    • Provides enforcement training and technical support to Stormwater staff.
    • Along with other members of the Stormwater Quality Program, responsible for collecting stormwater samples for the City’s UPDES permit program.  Will be required to sample appropriate storms at the time of the event, frequently occurring outside of scheduled work hours and during the night.
    • Assists Stormwater Quality Program Manager with permit renewal and interactions with the State DEQ on changes to the permit. Participates in stormwater audits conducted by the State and EPA.
    • Attends applicable staff meetings. Assist the Stormwater Program Manger to prepare public presentations and may be requested to attend public meetings.
    • Develops public information displays and educational programs on stormwater related issues and assists with stormwater education presentations to various groups. 
    • Takes a lead role regarding coordination of necessary laboratory testing to meet permit requirements and stormwater quality data and reporting. Develops storm hydrographs and appropriately composites samples based on those graphs. Maintains records, quality control and chain of custodies appropriate for submission to a court of law.
    • Informs Stormwater Quality Program Manager of any changes or deficiencies within the Stormwater Program and makes recommendations for appropriate remedial action.
    • In the absence of the Stormwater Program Manager, acts as program lead.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field, and three years of paid professional experience related to the aforementioned job duties, or an Associate's Degree and five years of paid professional experience including any combination of work with: stormwater systems, sewer systems, or pre-treatment programs. Related education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
    • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, and represent the City in a professional manner at all times.
    • Basic knowledge of stormwater collection systems, water quality parameters and the Clean Water Act (CWA).
    • Demonstrated ability to obtain and organize information or data, perform technical research, manage multiple tasks, make legally defensible decisions and/or recommendations, and meet deadlines.
    • Working knowledge of stormwater collection systems, industry best management practices (BMPs), and water quality parameters. Understanding of erosion control and storm water treatment technologies.
    • Working knowledge of federal and state regulations as they relate to the MS4 permit, Clean Water Act (CWA), TMDL, Green Infrastructure, and Residential, Industrial, and Commercial Stormwater Discharge programs.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel. Ability to develop professional correspondence.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

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