Storm Water Program Manager
City of Santee, CA - Santee, CA

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Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, implements, administers and manages the education, inspection, enforcement, monitoring, data management and reporting activities of the storm water program in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits; and perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Representative Duties:
  • Administer and manage storm water program components such as storm drain outfall, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) monitoring, and wet weather monitoring programs;
  • Lead and participate in the development of regional and watershed storm water activities including the development of compliance-related documents;
  • Represent the City in meetings, workshops and technical committees;
  • Monitor the development of new storm water regulations including TMDLs, notify management and provide comments as appropriate;
  • Prepare applicable state-mandated reports, write City Council agenda statements, comprehensive reports and correspondence;
  • Oversee and conduct inspections for construction, industrial, commercial, municipal, residential storm water compliance;
  • Oversee the post-construction BMP management program to comply with permit requirements;
  • Prepare notices of violations, administrative citations, compliance schedules and technical reports on violations for the RWQCB;
  • Document storm water program activities to provide data for reports;
  • Develop practices and procedures for each program component to demonstrate compliance during an audit by the State or the Environmental Protection Agency;
  • Provide accurate information to the public, City staff, contractors and developers regarding codes and regulations through individual contact in the field, over the counter, phone, at workshops or community events;
  • Respond to reported storm water violations, providing educational information and follow-up as necessary;
  • Review development proposals, designs and plans for compliance with storm water regulations;
  • Participate in the administration and monitoring of the program budget and fiscal activities;
  • Maintain the storm water program web pages on the City’s website;
  • Organize public education workshops and provide compliance training for City staff;
  • Develop educational brochures and other materials;
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this classification. An example would be three (3) years of recent experience related to storm water management and/or inspection, NPDES permits compliance, or other related environmental compliance programs, and a Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine biology,environmental engineering, chemistry or a closely related field.

Possession of QSD (Qualified SWPPP Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program Developer) and/or QSP (Qualified SWPPP Practitioner) certifications are highly desirable. Public agency experience is also highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities & Special Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal storm water laws and legal terminology; methods of detection of chemical and bacteriological pollutants present in urban runoff and the effects on the environment; pertinent, federal, state, and local codes, ordinances and regulations affecting the NPDES permits and storm water program; safety principles and practices related to industrial waste inspections; principles of public speaking, principles of customer service and conflict resolution techniques; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation, principles of proper methods, techniques, and practices used in sampling recreational waters and dry storm water flows; basic functions of related regulatory agencies and organizations; principles of record-keeping, case management, and reporting.

Skill to use a computer and related software applications; interpret, apply and monitor applicable codes, laws, regulations and ordinances; learn to operate a radio, cellular telephone, camera, and tape recorder; operate a motor vehicle safely.

Ability to develop and oversee implementation of various storm water management program components; collect environmental samples and perform field tests; read and interpret maps and development study reports; interpret and apply applicable codes and ordinances; participate in regional and watershed based activities; implement public education and outreach programs to various target audiences; prioritize assignments and resources to respond to emergency, special or routine situations and deadlines in a timely manner; analyze and evaluate situations and take appropriate action; use independent judgment in the exercise of daily responsibility; prepare comprehensive reports; work independently in the absence of supervision; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Special Requirements
The applicant selected will be subject to a criminal history investigation through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and a thorough background check. A waiver for reference and background information must be completed.

Possession of or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license at time of appointment. A safe driving record is required and must be maintained throughout employment.

The applicant selected will be given a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a post-offer drug test and physical.

City of Santee employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.