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Environmental Compliance Specialist

Rockdale County Department of Talent Management

Posted: Apr. 16, 2018

End Date: Jul. 16, 2018

Job Summary
This position provides compliance services to satisfy the County’s various stormwater and environmental regulatory obligations. The Environmental & Technical Services Manager assigns work in terms of detailed and general instructions.  Work is spot-checked and reviewed for accuracy and the nature and propriety of final results.

Essential Functions
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Assists with local, State, and Federal regulatory compliance, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Georgia’s Erosion and Sedimentation Act.

Assists with development and implementation of ordinances, policies, and programs. 

Establishes and administers the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) and NPDES Annual Report, and provides data to Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), and Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) as necessary.

Assists with the preparation of maps, drawings, permitting documents, recommendations, reports, presentations, educational materials, advertisements, website updates, manuals, brochures, correspondence, and other documentation as needed. 

Assists with public outreach and education activities. 

Investigates, documents, and resolves illicit discharges, illegal connections, buffer encroachments, illegal construction activities, etc.
Stays informed of changes in regulations, methods, and technology.

Assists management in determining necessary projects, programs, and appropriate funding levels for projects.

Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of County and departmental policies and procedures.

Knowledge of stormwater infrastructure and best management practices (BMPs).

Knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to stormwater management and environmental protection, specifically regarding Georgia’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program and Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) regulations.

Skill in researching, compiling data, and preparing technical reports and presentations.

Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments.

Skill in the use of CADD and GIS software.

Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret construction plans, surveys, and legal descriptions.

Ability to operate modern office equipment.

Ability to research, compile, and interpret data and apply information appropriately.

Ability to help secure grant funding for projects.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to County personnel, governmental agencies, elected officials, and the general public in easy-to-understand terms.

Ability to sit, stand, walk, carry, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. 

Ability to use tools requiring some dexterity.

Working Conditions
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with occasional inspections outdoors in rough terrain and exposure to hot, cold or inclement weather.  Employees may be exposed to dust, dirt, noise, irritating chemicals and pollutants.  Employees may occasionally be required to wear protective equipment.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology, environmental science, or a related field. 
  2. Two (2) years of experience in stormwater and/or environmental regulatory compliance, or other closely related experience.
  3. Or have a combination of education, training, and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  4. Must obtain Advanced Fundamentals (Level 1B) certification from Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) within twelve (12) months of employment in this position, and must maintain certification while employed in this position.
  5. Valid State of Georgia driver’s license.