Drainage Inspector
City of Allen, TX - Allen, TX

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The purpose of this position is to ensure compliance with the City of Allen Storm Water Management Program that controls both storm water discharges in to water and the control and remediation of illicit discharges that harm the environment by degrading water quality. This is accomplished by conducting field inspections and verifying compliance with the program. Other duties may include maintaining records, researching methods and codes, interacting with contractors and other departments, providing departmental support and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:
The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
Ensures compliance of the City of Allen Storm Water Management Program by conducting field inspections of storm inlets and outfall structures for cleanliness and drainage issues, scheduling drainage crew maintenance, conducting post rainfall inspections for illicit discharges from construction sites, conducting dry weather storm water outfall inspections, conducting regular follow-up inspections.
Creates the initial mapping of the City's storm water "outfalls" into the GIS system, including GIS coordinates, photographs, and completion of dry weather characterization forms.
Ensures all City storm water inlets are appropriately located and identified in the City's GIS system.
Maintains records by entering information into the computer system, recording inspections, correcting inspection information and writing correction orders.
Explains storm water requirements to residents, the development community, commercial business and industries, and seeks problem resolution with affected parties.

Job Requirements:
Education/Formal Knowledge
Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.

Over two years up to and including four years of relevant experience.

Certifications/Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License

Supplemental Information:
Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Receives general directions. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Supervisory/Organizational Control
No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.

Interpersonal/Human Relation Skills
Persuasion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time.