Environmental Specialist II - Stormwater
City of Folsom - Folsom, CA

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Under direction, perform a variety of specialized operational tasks related to environmental services in a specialty area (Stormwater), applying scientific theory and methods to identify, research, resolve, audit, manage, remediate and resolve environmental issues in the areas of regulatory compliance, public health, environmental health and pollution prevention. Environmental Specialist IIs may oversee, monitor, and/or direct the work of lower level personnel.

Distinguishing Characteristics: The Environmental Specialist I is the entry-level class of the professional level Environ-mental Specialist series. Initially under close supervision, the incumbents perform more routine duties while learning city policies and procedures and becoming familiar with the variety of departmental systems and practices. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. This class is flexibly staffed with Environmental Specialist II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after two (2) years and demonstrating proficiency that meets the qualifications. The Environmental Specialist II is the experienced/journey level class in the series, fully competent to independently perform duties. This class is distinguished from the lower classification of Environmental Specialist I by the relative independence with which they perform the duties of compiling, analyzing, and preparing planning data and staff reports and the complexity of assignments. This class is distinguished from the Senior Environmental Specialist in that the latter serves either as the lead and/or specialist level in the series.

Duties: Stormwater: Under the supervision of the Storm-water Quality Program Manager assist with the implementation of the Stormwater Quality Program. Plan, organize and administer permitting, monitoring, inspection, enforcement, pollution prevention and data management and reporting activities with-in the stormwater quality program in accordance with federal, state and local laws and the City’s Permit. Coordinate and/or conduct the investigation of stormwater violations reported by city Departments, residents, businesses and regulators. Lead and participate in the development of watershed stewardship activities. Coordinate and/or prepare enforcement action notices as necessary. Prepare technical reports. Coordinate with various departments and divisions to provide employee training of NPDES permit requirements. Coordinate and maintain records of the storm water quality program as necessary to complete city reports and compliance deliverables. Assists with preparing and reviewing plans and Specifications related to new development, construction and erosion and sediment control requirements. Perform erosion prevention and sediment control inspections at construction sites to ensure compliance with City codes and standards. Work with regulatory agencies; e.g. Environmental Protection Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership co-permittees, to coordinate program implementation and ensure compliance. Prepare and conduct training to personnel on stormwater quality. Conduct technical reviews of reports, permits, studies, work plans, etc. Maintains digital maps related to the City’s MS4 stormwater permit (AutoCAD and GIS). Assists with preparing and revising ordinances and design and construction standards for stormwater best management practices. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Works and Community Development.

Knowledge of (Stormwater): Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to NPDES permits and Stormwater Programs. Principles of stormwater quality protection, including structural and non-structural methods of source control. Erosion and sediment control best management practices design and implementation. Methods and techniques for record keeping and technical report preparation and writing. The use of modern office practices, methods and equipment, including personal computer hardware and common word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Computer applications related to the required work (ArcGIS and AutoCAD).

Ability to: Work independently within given guidelines. Establish and execute work plans in a timely and competent manner. Prioritize assignment and work load appropriately in order to meet dead-lines. Establish, maintain and foster effective working relationships with City staff, the general public, local business community, regulators, and other associated agencies. Communicate and interact effectively to accomplish assigned work and administrative tasks independently and/or as part of a group. Exercise sound judgment to determine compliance with existing laws and regulations. Re-search, collect, compile and analyze technical data and reports; review reports for completeness and accuracy. Analyze and utilize information to make sound decisions and recommendations. Organize and coordinate the activities of public and private groups. Make effective presentations before groups. Prepare and analyze statistical data. Prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence. Effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental science, environmental studies, chemistry, biology, or a closely related field from an ac-credited college or university.

Experience: Stormwater: Two (2) years of full-time professional experience at a level comparable to the Environmental Specialist I with duties related to stormwater quality, NPDES permit compliance or related environmental field.

License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Possession of, or ability to obtain and retain, a California Class C driver li-cense by the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Stormwater: Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) certification.

All applicants must complete in full an official City of Folsom employment application. All applications must be completed in their entirety. The applicant has the responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. An incomplete application may be cause for disqualification. Applications which best meet the City’s needs are invited to participate in the selection process. Candidates selected for interview will be required to sign a release for a pre-employment back-ground check. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, fingerprint and background check. The City may screen for those applicants who are most qualified and who possess the desirable special qualifications. A written exam and oral interview may be required. Applications must be submitted to the address below:

City of Folsom Human Resources
50 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7202
Visit us on the web at www.folsom.ca.us.
Final Filing Date:
Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:00 p.m. or first 50 applications received, whichever occurs first.
Required Supplemental Questionnaire:
On a separate sheet of paper, please provide the answers to the attached supplemental questionnaire. Your answer sheet to the supplemental questions must be attached to the completed application. Please en-sure your name, signature and date are on the supple-mental answer sheet.