Stormwater Inspectors perform technical skilled work in inspection and enforcement of the City Stormwater and Floodplain Management ordinance.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to two years of experience in drainage inspection, stormwater inspection, stormwater quality permit compliance, or code enforcement, and/or working with elevation certificates, and/or working with the National Flood Insurance Program, preferably including the application and interpretation of rules and regulations. College coursework in civil engineering, engineering technology, environmental studies, construction management, geography, and/or other relevant courses is desirable.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
A valid driver license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months is required.
Incumbents must be a Certified Floodplain Manager at the time of hire or obtain the certification within one year of becoming a Stormwater Inspector.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Scottsdale’s Stormwater and Floodplain Management Ordinance.
The National Flood Insurance Program.
National/Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES/AZPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit compliance for Phase 1 municipalities.
Ordinances, practices, procedures and terminology of government operations.
Principles and practices of safe motor vehicle operation and maintenance in on/off road conditions.
GPS data collection equipment.
Basic surveying principles and equipment such as a level and measuring tape.
Basic knowledge of drainage principles and concepts.
Relevant technology and computer literacy including Microsoft Office software and digital devices.
Resolve issues and conflicts through working partnerships with citizens and homeowners’ associations.
Read and comprehend maps, construction plans, drainage reports, and as–built drawings.
Properly interpret compliance with the City’s Stormwater and Floodplain Management Ordinance, National Flood Insurance Program regulations, and stormwater quality regulations.
Calculate slopes and areas.
Detect and appropriately handle hazardous situations.
Distinguish the full range of the color spectrum .
Communicate effectively regarding complex issues.
Explain regulations and procedures.
Perceive and interpret customer needs and translate them into effective solutions and operational policy.
Produce letters and reports that present the facts clearly and concisely.
Proficiently utilize Microsoft Office software.
Make basic mathematical calculations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city staff and the general public.
Work outdoors for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat.
Set up and remove temporary traffic control and work safely in traffic in accordance with established procedures.
Complete additional training as assigned.
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a division(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
• Conducts field inspections of watercourses.
• Addresses stormwater-related complaints.
• Identifies and documents stormwater code violations, issues notices of violation and citations, assists with enforcement actions, and follows up to ensure code compliance.
• Researches approved plans and drainage reports, property ownership records, aerial photos, topographic contour maps, microfiche records, utility records and other related documents as necessary.
• Provides information to the public, other city departments, architects, engineers, contractors and interested parties regarding stormwater and floodplain management regulations, issues and related city code, programs and policies.
• Prepares reports, documents inspections, issues notices and letters; photographs property conditions and maintains required records. Uses a computer database, GPS, and GIS for reporting and record keeping.
• Prepares cases for court action, assists City Attorney’s Office in determining appropriate disposition of outstanding cases and testifies in court.
• Reads and visually interprets site issues quickly and accurately in order to measure compliance.
• Conducts field inspections of storm drains and outfalls, field screening points, industrial and commercial facilities, and municipal facilities as required by the City’s AZPDES MS4 permit.
• Reviews FEMA elevation certificates.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Lift manhole covers, valve keys and miscellaneous tools weighing up to 50 lbs.
- Skillfully maneuver small or large objects.
- Traverse long distances over challenging terrain in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat, and possibly encountering dangerous wildlife such as rattlesnakes, coyotes, and javelinas.
- Handle potentially hostile citizens.
- Operate a variety of standard office equipment, including a computer terminal, telephone, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.
- Operate measuring devices, a camera, ladder, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
- Conduct inspections in confined spaces such as storm drains or underground stormwater storage tanks in accordance with OSHA regulations.
- Exposure to environmental conditions including dirt, pollen, temperature extremes, unsafe structures and heights.
- Reach, grip and move debris to gain access to sites for inspection.
- Moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, lifting arms above head, kneeling, crouching and crawling which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (50 pounds).
- Operate a City vehicle to travel to/from and perform site inspections and attend meetings in various locations.
City of Scottsdale - 16 months ago