CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the City's erosion and sediment control programs related to site development and building construction; including planning, monitoring compliance with Federal requirements, review of field operations, quality control, technical support, policy analysis, educational outreach and training. Responds to individual citizens concerns and provides advice. Coordinates with other City departments on erosion and sediment control issues. Provides guidance for enforcement of Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) regulations; monitors E&SC violations and issues; provides field verification of E&SC plans; conducts quality assurance reviews; and provides field observations. Communicates E&SC regulations, requirements, and observations to the development community and related subcontractors. Assists in emergency operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates all aspects of the City's erosion and sediment control program as specified in the Unified Development Ordinance to include preparation of action and implementation plans, routine reporting and providing recommendations and program analyses. Coordinates with Division Managers, supervisors and staff throughout the City regarding responsibilities. Prepares data for the annual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance report and coordinates with Public Works staff. Maintains records, logs, documentation related to compliance and prepares quality assurance materials.
Works with Stormwater Engineer, Water Quality Specialist, and other departments to implement all aspects of the City's compliance with Clean Water Act and NPDES requirements, including preparation of 5-year goal and action plans, annual implementation plans and ongoing reporting. Advises Stormwater Engineer and senior management regarding future initiatives or problem areas in Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Treatment, and other water quality related issues. Assists the Water Quality Specialist with the public education and public involvement outreach programs for stormwater protection and water quality to school groups, community groups, Governing Body meetings, and other venues. .
Monitors changes to federal and state erosion and sediment regulations. Communicates regulations, requirements and observations to the responsible staff. Prepares compliance reports for Kansas Division of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other local, state, and federal agencies with stormwater and water quality requirements
Reviews erosion and sediment control plans for Public Works administered projects. Provides technical assistance and procedural advise to Public Works and Engineering Services Division project managers on erosion and sediment control measures.
Provides technical support and monitoring of erosion and sediment control from public and private construction sites, working in conjunction with Engineering Services Division and with Public Works project inspectors and project managers. Conducts quality assurance audits of public and private construction sites and provides recommendations to procedures and practices as necessary.
Provides technical training on Erosion andSediment Control for City Staff as related to site development and building construction. Attends pre-construction meetings for Public Works administered projects to convey E&SC requirements and maintain awareness of new land disturbance activities. Provides education and outreach material to developers, contractors and homebuilders.
Reviews the City's regulations, ordinances and procedures related to Erosion and Sediment Control and recommends updates to remain compliant with Federal requirements and industry standards. Coordinates with Stormwater Engineer and Water Quality Specialist to ensure compliance with NPDES permit requirements.
Provides ongoing reviews, updates and improvements to the City's Erosion and Sediment Control design criteria, construction specifications and standards.
Works on regional and metropolitan initiatives to develop erosion and sediment control, stormwater treatment and other water quality related programs. Serves as an active member of task forces, committees, and inter-agency working groups. Groups include, but are not limited to, the Johnson County Stormwater Program, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), and the American Public Works Association. Coordinates and develops partnerships with other area municipalities and agencies concerning erosion and sediment control and stormwater treatment issues.
Performs other duties as required to support the stormwater management program or the other functions of the Public Works Department. Provides support to emergency operations as required..
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Agricultural or Geotechnical Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resource Management, Geology, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science or other earth science related field. Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license required. Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Three years of construction, inspection or design experience; including one year of experience in E&SC construction, inspection, design or plan review. Understanding of watershed management planning and management techniques consistent with the City's current program preferred.
Must obtain certification as a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion (CISEC) within two (2) years from date of hire.
Analytical skills, including research skills, ability to interpret data, conceptualize, analyze information, and write formal recommendations based on findings.
Attention to detail.
Must have a working knowledge of personal computers and software applications such as word processing.
Human Relations/Interpersonal skills.
Time management skills.
Project management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Diplomacy and judgment.
Ability to train and guide others.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to read, comprehend and apply City codes and regulations to ensure compliance.
Ability to read and understand building plans and specifications.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work in hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to analyze and recommend possible solutions.
Ability to learn and understand PC software applications.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with subordinates, contractors, engineers, developers and the general public.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Ability to operate City vehicles.
Ability to operate surveying equipment, such as level and transit.
Hand and eye coordination adequate for computer data entry.
Ability to travel and tour worksite within the City in adverse environmental conditions.
Ability to adjust to temperature extremes.
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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.