Environmental Program Specialist
County of Greene PA - Waynesburg, PA

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POSTING DATE 09/24/2013 CLOSING DATE 10/03/2013

POSITION Environmental Program Specialist

DEPARTMENT Soil Conservation
Greene County Conservation District (GCCD)

LOCATION Fort Jackson Building

SALARY Range 2729603 – 2914900
Management Pay Grade 4

HOURS 830 am to 430 pm
Monday – Friday
1 Hour Unpaid Lunch
35 Hours per Week

BENEFITS Full County Benefits after 90 days
Probationary Period

Perform specialized environmental duties and implement and review the Districts DEP Programs and initiatives Carry out any other duties or responsibilities delegated by the District Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB Learn and demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of PA Code Title 25 Chapter 105 and Chapter 102 Assure consistency thoroughness and expediency in reviews in field inspections and in working with applicants Review soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (E&SC) plans and stormwater management plans upon submission to the Conservation District to assure compliance with rules and regulations of PA Code Title 25 Chapter 102 and the Clean Stream Law As needed request assistance from GCCD District Manager Department of Economic Development (DED) Executive Director USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) or the DEP Soil Engineer for review of complex plans Update and maintain all files of the plan reviews and inspections according to the District Manager’s specifications Conduct field inspection of earthmoving activities within the County to ensure that E&SC plans have been implemented then document and send results to all parties involved Take steps to assure compliance and document where violations are occurring Make recommendations to District Manager Handle complaints by documenting them and doing onsite inspections Recommend all complaints that are outside the GCCD’s jurisdiction to the GCCD District Manager Work with consultants planners developers engineers municipal officials landowners and other relevant individuals to discuss E&SC control plans and/or any problems Process all PA Code Title 25 Chapter 105 Stream Encroachment Permits and NPDES General
Permits received by the DEP This may also require extensive field work in conjunction with research dealing with endangered species Maintain an up-to-date diary of daily activities to be reported at the monthly
GCCD Board Meeting the District Manager and DED Executive Director as needed Process a quarterly report from the activities recorded in the diary

1 Help prepare and mail the GCCD quarterly newsletter composing news articles or submitting information as needed
2 Assist with GCCD education activities Assist in the coordination of watershed assessments and remediation projects as requested
3 Understands abides and respects appropriate chains of command and lines of communication regarding all department activities as it applies to elected officials boards of directors department heads managers supervisors media and the public
4 Becomes familiar with and complies with all county policies
5 Attends required meetings (county regional state or national) trainings and seminars deemed necessary
6 Assists the department county staff and the public as needed
7 Stays abreast of current and relevant topics and events applicable to the work of the department
8 Demonstrates a working knowledge of Greene County municipalities institutions organizations school districts cooperating agencies and civic leaders
9 Maintains confidentiality of all office affairs and records
10 In advance of leaving the office alerts supervisor and/or co-workers Employee should anticipate any incomplete or time sensitive tasks that may require a response during his/her absence
11 Safety is paramount in the workplace and in the field Knowledge of safety regulations is essential
12 Develops and/or continually updates Procedure/Training Manual for your position to facilitate consistent quality service to residents assists co-workers to accomplish your tasks in your absence and creates ease of employee promotions
13 Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor to ensure program quality and program requirements are maintained

Works independently with direct supervision from the District Manager or other employee delegated supervisory capacity by the District Manager

WORKING CONDITIONS Works indoors in adequate work space temperatures ventilation and lighting Works with average indoor exposure to noise stress and disruptions Normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt Travels occasionally when needed to perform essential functions of job Subject to working evenings or extended hours for meetings or seminars related to the job Subject to outdoor conditions which may includ e occasional adverse weather conditions May need to dress appropriately for working conditions hardhat reflective vests etc Compliance with all OSHA and other regulations is mandatory including proper clothing and footgear etc Subject to walking outdoors over multi-terrain situations

1 Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday with intermittent periods of standing walking bending twisting and reaching necessary to carry out job duties
2 Medium work with occasional lifting/carrying of objects with a maximum weight of ten (10) pounds
3 Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability
4 Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position
5 Must possess ability to record convey and present information explain procedures and follow instructions
6 Must be able to sit stand walk and drive during the course of the day for various
7 Dexterity requirements range from simple coordinated movements of fingers/hands feet/legs torso necessary to carry out job duties

To do this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar related or a logical assignment to the position
BA or BS degree in Environmental Science or other related field preferred
Prior experience in related field Knowledge of soil and water conservation stormwater management and floodplain management

1 Ability to learn and apply technical information
2 Ability to communicate effectively with public agencies and to make group presentations
3 Knowledge of survey equipment Ability to read topographic maps soil surveys and to perform scientific math computations

4 Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment with accuracy and reasonable speed
5 Must be able to pay close attention to details coordinate efficiently and concentrate on
6 Must possess above average communication and interpersonal skills Must be able to speak and understand the English language in a clear and concise manner using correct spelling and grammar Demonstrates discretion in choosing appropriate mode and tone of communications
7 Records conveys presents and seeks information explains procedures and follows instruction with precision and in a timely congenial manner
8 Relationships Ability to establish and develop respectful working relationships and work effectively with private businesses engineering firms developers contractors municipalities and private and public for-profit and non-profit organizations Must possess ability to interact effectively with co-workers and general public and to respond accurately and assist with routine questions/inquiries regarding department operations and procedures and/or directs inquiries to the appropriate resource
9 Must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate several schedules and details or projects with accuracy and efficiency Possesses the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
10 Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to County information and records and judiciously communicate to District Manager DED Executive Director and colleagues
11 Accountability Must be diligent in pursuing goals and assignments in a timely and accurate manner giving updates to supervisor as requested and as needed
12 Demonstrates the ability to be a self-starter and to function independently with minimal supervision Demonstrates initiative problem-solving and critical thinking
13 Compliance with current Employee Handbook and all of its updates/amendments is mandatory

Interested internal candidates should send a letter of intent and current resume to Human Resources Director Tracy Sheehan Zivkovich County Office Building 93 East High Street Waynesburg PA 15370
External candidates apply online at wwwcogreenepaus