Under the general supervision of the City Engineer, assist in implementing the City's Storm Water Management Program and maintain compliance with permit requirements.
The Environmental Specialist is responsible for performing various job functions within the Development Engineering Department to maintain compliance with Pflugerville's Storm Water Management Program, the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program, and other environmentally related or miscellaneous tasks as assigned.
1. Responsible for implementing and enforcing the Pflugerville's Storm Water Management Program to maintain compliance with General Permit.
2. Conduct and log daily construction site inspections for all private development and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects within the City of Pflugerville. Participate in preconstruction meetings, initial site inspections, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) review.
3. Investigate illicit connections to the City of Pflugerville Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), adjoining water bodies and storm sewer system and eliminate such discharges from public, private and municipal facilities.
4. Coordinate activities between City departments related to the storm water permit and Storm Water Management Program.
5. Implement public education and awareness in coordination with the City's Public Information Office.
6. Respond to and investigate environmental related complaints.
7. Maintain accurate records and log of inspections; represent the City in court cases and hearings, if necessary.
8. Attend various external environmental related meetings, seminars and workshops on behalf of the City.
9. Document and report compliance with Pflugerville's Storm Water Management Program, the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit, the Gilleland Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan, and other environmentally related programs when assigned.
10. Assist in review of private development and CIP construction plans for compliance with City codes, Section 404 Permit Program issues and storm water best management practices (BMP), as well as review of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans.
11. Other duties as assigned.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, written and oral skills required.
- Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as city codes, federal and state statutes, zoning maps, and code enforcement books, site plan approvals, and subdivision plats.
- Excellent knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures and regulations applicable to work being performed.
- Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer software; ability to operate computer and other standard office equipment.
- Ability to establish and maintain professionally effective relationships with coworkers, management employees, City officials and other government officials, the public, regulatory authorities, other jurisdictions and external vendors.
- Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Ability to operate assigned City vehicle in accordance with safe and effective driving practices.
- Bachelor's degree with major coursework in environmental science, chemistry, biology, microbiology or related field.
- 3 to 5 years of experience with environmental inspections, permitting, enforcing regulations, and sampling for testing associated with storm water programs, as well as air, soil, water, hazardous waste, and materials.
- Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control or Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management is required or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
- Valid Texas Driver�s License required.
- Exposure to outdoor conditions, such as cold and hot temperatures, wind, rain and the like
- Hiking over uneven, steep, rocky, wet and boggy terrain.
- Frequent stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching overhead, and lifting between 25 and 35 lbs.
- Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
- Safe vehicle operation.
- Primarily outdoors, with some office time, as required.
- Regularly scheduled for 5-day, 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Overtime may be required.