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Environmental Compliance Inspector

City of Austell

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018

End Date: Feb. 28, 2018


This position is responsible for performing inspections of construction sites; work with developers and their field personnel to resolve situations that could cause a soil erosion problem; assist home and/or landowners with resolving soil erosion and stormwater complaints; storm drainage systems and appurtenances throughout the City of Austell to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local permit requirements, and review development plans. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
A.   Erosion, Pollution, and Sedimentation Control
  • Performs soil erosion inspections.
  • Advise developers, builders, home, and landowners of soil erosion violations.
  • Document inspections with photographs and monitors data.  Follows up with a report to the developer, contractors, and/or owners.
  • Confer with management on the issuance of stop work orders, notice of violations, and citations to soil erosion violators.
  • Assist developers, builders, home, and landowners to find new methods of preventing soil erosion.
  • Attends meetings and conferences pertaining to erosion, pollution, and sedimentation control and acquires applicable certifications.
  • Review soil erosion plans and ensure that all Best Management Practices shown on the plans are installed correctly in the field.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

B.   Stormwater Management

  • Performs inspections of the storm drainage system and appurtenances throughout the City of Austell to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local permit requirements.
  • Conducts annual inspections of post-construction Best Management Practices, such as detention ponds, for maintenance needs.Conducts dry weather screening of storm drain outfalls for illicit discharges and illegal connections and performs water quality testing as required.
  • Conducts inspections of City-owned facilities for compliance.
  • Conducts annual business inspections for compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Industrial Permit requirements.
  • Conducts inspections at critical construction stages and following rain events; including temporary and long-term water quality and quantity practices.
  • Assists in the preparation of information needed to update stormwater fees including updating impervious surface data and coordination with other staff as necessary.
  • Utilize city’s database to map locations and enter data during all field inspections.
  • Document inspections with photographs and monitors data such as settleable solids and report findings.  Follows up with a report to the developer, contractors, and/or owners.
  • Performs investigations of citizens’ complaints of stormwater and water quality problems.
  • Explains City ordinances and stormwater system maintenance policies to concerned citizens
  • Recommends stormwater enforcement actions to the Operations Manager when violations are found.
  • Participates in development meetings as required.
  • Meets with representatives of other Governmental agencies to provide input regarding surface water management.
  • Monitors water quality based on project needs and design consideration. Monitor changes in water quality standards, practices and techniques and recommend activities.Offer assistance and information to citizens on issues related to stormwater, Best Management Practices, water quality, and watercourse restoration
  • Inspect and enforce all buffer requirements.Inspects for illicit discharge detection and elimination; dry weather screening and water quality monitoring.
  • Conduct project reviews for compliance with adopted standards and perform field inspections to ensure compliance.
  • Assists in preparing reports.
  • Attends public meetings to provide technical support regarding stormwater projects.
  • Attends meetings and conferences pertaining to stormwater management and acquires applicable certifications.
  • Assists with all other aspects of the stormwater management program plan, including public education, participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate from high school or GED equivalent. 
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years progressively responsible experience in municipal government in applying and interpreting environmental policies as well as regulations and working with the public. 
  • Must have an excellent knowledge of construction practices, codes, land use planning concepts, and the public input process. 
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experiences. 

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Georgia drivers' license
  • Level IB, Advanced Fundamentals Certified Inspector Certification
  • Level II, Introduction to Design certification.
  • Certified Floodplain Manager certification.

How to Apply

Applicants may mail or deliver in person, application to address below. If mailing, include a copy of your valid driver's license, social security card, and high school diploma. Business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. 

City of Austell - Public Works
Attention:  Duane R. Demeritt, CFM, Operations Manager
5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 105
Austell, Georgia 30106