|ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs specialized technical field and office work involving research, environmental sampling and enforcement activities to ensure compliance with the stormwater and environmental codes of the City. Work is performed under general supervision and employees are expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the interpretation of applicable codes and EPA regulations. Performance is reviewed through conferences, reports and results obtained.
Environmental Control (Reclaim) - Performs specialized technical field and office work involving research, environmental sampling, inspection, and enforcement activities to ensure compliance with Reclaimed Specifications. Work is performed under general supervision and employees are expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment in interpretation of applicable codes and FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) regulations. Performance is reviewed through conferences, reports and results obtained.
|Performs sampling of stormwater, groundwater, lake water, and surface water, soils and pollutants at various City projects, inspection of cooling towers and sites as required by permits from regulatory agencies.
Coordinates and conducts inspections and enforces stormwater and environmental codes; monitors industrial discharges to determine/evaluate processes and raw materials used in existing pretreatment, and potential for toxic waste discharge; monitors underground fuel tank storage for impact on environment.
Develops and maintains computer database for credit meter program and special projects, creates spreadsheets using a computerized program.
Maintains detailed records of sampling time, location, and method used, laboratory results and field investigation data; analyzes data to determine if a violation of applicable City, State or Federal regulations has occurred; enters data into computer database.
Participates in stormwater and environmental non-compliance, sewer connection investigations including erosion and sediment control, documents investigations, maintains related records, and prepares reports as required.
Issues code violation citations and presents enforcement cases before the code enforcement board.
Participates in various projects/studies such as stormwater discharge, erosion control and shoreline restoration and other special projects.
Explains applicable environmental codes and regulations, types and amounts of waste that can be discharged into stormwater collection system, and recommends methods to reduce pollutant discharge concentrations; answers questions from other City Bureaus and the public on environmentally related subjects or refers them to correct agency to verify.
Performs field inspections of septic to sewer conversions to assure proper coding.
Investigates complaints concerning ordinance violations, participates in non-compliance investigations and recommends or initiates code violation citations, documents investigations, and maintains related records.
Performs sampling for industrial, commercial and domestic Pollutants to monitor quality and enforce the industrial waste surcharge program.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Environmental Control (Reclaim) -
Conducts reclaimed water inspections; new customer orientation and advises customers of the proper usage of reclaimed water; conducts field inspections and reviews backflow prevention device test reports as required and makes recommendations.
Conducts inspections of residential and commercial reclaimed water systems to insure proper reclaimed water usage.
Conducts new construction inspections to ensure that the City's specifications are met.
Maintains records of inspections and testing; maintains copies of written reports and summaries of communications relating to the Cross-Connection Control Program.
Maintains records on variances or exceptions granted by the Department Director. Interprets State and Local laws, ordinances, regulations, and gives technical advice and assistance to associates.
Performs statistical and research studies and prepares charts, graphs, and reports on effectiveness of the program.
Inspects buildings for proper reclaimed water use and backflow devices and inspects devices to insure proper installation.
|Basic knowledge of various aquatic vegetation and wildlife.
Knowledge of codes, ordinances, rules and regulations governing environmental management and ability to enforce same.
Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and terminology of environmental management.
Knowledge of field sampling techniques, equipment, and chemicals.
Knowledge of biological sciences and their relationship to environmental quality and land use.
Proficient knowledge of wastewater operations and its impact on the environment to ensure proper billing.
Excellent analytical and customer service skills.
Ability to operate computer to enter, retrieve data and utilize spreadsheet programs.
Ability to communicate, both in writing and orally, and explain codes to public (I.e. inspections and presentations.
Ability to collect, evaluate, and interpret scientific data.
Ability to present ideas and findings clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business representatives, legal staff, governmental agencies and the general public.
Ability to lift manhole covers, move sampling equipment, climb industrial stairways, load equipment, perform field inspections, launch and operate boats and 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Ability to manage multiple projects.
Ability to read and interpret environmental codes and ordinances.
Ability to perform work under adverse weather conditions.
Some knowledge of the practices and methods of accounting.
Some knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to financial record keeping for municipal government.
Ability to perform mathematical computations and use computerized financial applications and/or using a standard office calculator with speed and accuracy.
Ability to enter detailed data in computerized system with accuracy and generate required reports.
Environmental Control (Reclaim) -
Mechanical knowledge and ability as well as administrative capabilities relating to reclaimed water distribution system management.
Ability to review plans and have general understanding of construction management. Knowledge of operation, construction, and repair of water distribution systems.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times when dealing with the public in high stress situations; ability to read and comprehend technical manuals, governmental laws, and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to set-up and maintain a filing system.
Customer relations expertise is desired.
|Associate's Degree with major course work in chemistry, biology, environmental science, environmental engineering or related field and six (6) years experience in wastewater treatment plant operations or as laboratory technician in a wastewater treatment plant; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Industrial Pretreatment Level "A" Certificate required or two (2) additional years of related experience.
Storm water Utility Associate's Degree with major course work in chemistry, biology, limnology, environmental engineering or related field and six (6) year experience in environmental science, preferably including field experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A Florida Water Distribution Certificate, Florida Stormwater Association Certificate, or equivalent certificate is desired. Erosion and Sedimentation Control Certification required or (2) two years of related experience. Must pass FDEP Field Audits/Certifications in all applicable disciplines for environmental data and sample collection.
Environmental Control (Reclaim) - Associate's Degree with major course work in chemistry, biology, environmental science, environmental engineering or related field and six (6) years of public utilities experience preferably in a potable or reclaimed water distribution environment; or any equivalent combination of training or experience. Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association "Reclaimed Water Site Inspector" certificate required. Industrial Pretreatment Level "C" Certificate required. Florida Water Distribution System Operator Level II license required. Customer relations expertise is desired.
Wetlands - Associate's Degree with major course work in chemistry, biology, environmental science, environmental engineering or related field and six (6) years experience in environmental science, constructed wetlands management, or resource management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have completed Basic Interagency Prescribed Fire course and posses an aquatic commercial herbicide applicator's license. Must pass FDEP Field Audits/Certifications in all applicable disciplines for environmental data and sample collection. Must posses outstanding customer relation skills and be able to make public presentations.
Valid Florida driver's license required.
PROMOTIONAL REQUIREMENT: Last performance evaluation must have resulted in an overall "Exceeds Standards" rating with no goal rating of less than "Meets Standards."
9/7/11 - CF - Added 'Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association "Reclaimed Water Site Inspector" certificate required. Industrial Pretreatment Level "C" Certificate required, per Dept. request.