Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to coordinate environmental compliance, permitting, and enforcement activities for the County.
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.
Interprets and enforces the provisions of applicable codes, specifications, and standards; provides information and technical assistance concerning code requirements; discusses problem areas with business owners, property owners, residents, and contractors; makes recommendations to solve problems; responds to questions concerning code violations; and conducts research as needed.
Conducts site visits; inspects commercial and industrial facilities and private properties; collects, evaluates, records, and preserves evidence; collects and tests water and discharge samples; examines National Pollutant Discharge Elimanation (NPDES) permitting compliance, sewer spills, soil erosion, sediment control, vegetation protection and replacement, wetlands protection, and other environmental issues; takes photographs; identifies code compliance and non-compliance issues; and prepares and maintains investigative reports to document compliance or violations.
Determines compliance or non-compliance with applicable codes; meets with business owners, property owners, and others to discuss violations; issues code official compliance, correction notices, citations, and other official documentation; and performs follow-up site inspections as needed.
Receives and reviews land development, infrastructure construction and maintenance and other construction plans for land disturbing activities; evaluates plans to determine compliance with applicable codes and standards; approves or denies plans; submits approved plans; and makes recommendations to bring denied plans into compliance.
Ensures documentation of work activities are entered into department databases and computer systems; enters and reviews test reports, non compliance notices, administrative orders, work orders, history, comments etc. for accuracy and completeness; identifies irregularities; updates information as needed; and prepares and submits related reports.
Performs training, public relations and outreach duties; facilitates watershed workshops; trains other department staff to inspect outfalls, commercial and residential ponds, etc.; creates and designs educational brochures and materials; establishes and supports adopt-a-stream programs; schedules and coordinates stream walks; answers questions and provides information; and maintains related records and documentation.
Associate degree in Environmental Science or related field required; supplemented by three years of experience environmental compliance, permitting and investigation; 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 must obtain and maintain Level 1B certification from the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.