Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this position is to ensure that the Department is in full compliance with all the regulatory requirements through management and oversight of staff, program activities, and reporting activities.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as needed.
Coordinates departmental programs, activities, and initiatives to ensure compliance with various environmental requirements found in the Consent Decree, EPD permits, requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, and rules and regulations from the state and federal regulatory agencies; and assists the Director in providing strategic planning for Regulatory Compliance including review and revision of policies, procedures, plans and programs as well as short-term and long-range goals and objectives.
Develops and implements departmental budget and financial forecasting for future growth and development of the department; assists the Director in monitoring the department’s spending and approves or denies expenditure for a wide range needs; and works with other member of the management team to provide overall input to the County budget and strategic plans for the County.
Maintains an inventory of all the sources of regulatory requirements (Consent Decree, permits, rules, etc.), to include a schedule of each permit expiration date and reapplication date.
Coordinates the department’s permit application process for state and federal regulatory agencies; ensures that permits applications for both expiring permits and new permits are submitted on time and are complete and accurate; and ensures that newly issu
Identifies regulatory requirements imposed on the Department and ensures compliance with these requirements.
Ensures that all regulatory reports are submitted in a timely, accurate and complete manner in compliance with the Consent Decree and with all EPA/EPD laws and rules; and approves data and reports prior to submittal to Regulatory Agencies.
Performs routine audits of records, analytical data, and reporting for permits and regulatory requirements; provides compliance oversight on Departmental laboratories and data collection activities; and verifies compliance with records retention and data centralization.
Conducts field audits of field staff and response teams to ensure compliance with protocols.
Provides training of Department operational staff on compliance and reporting requirements.
Interfaces with Regulatory Agencies on matters of regulations, violations, consent orders, fines, and permits; and keeps abreast of the activities of the Regulatory Agencies in terms of new rules and requirements and provides input to these agencies during the formulation of new rules.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil or Chemical Engineering; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience related to regulatory compliance, program management, and/or EPD/EPA permitting, preferably in water or wastewater treatment systems and experience with federal Consent Decrees; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license and Professional Engineering License (current) in the State of Georgia (or the ability to get reciprocal registration within 6 months).