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Stormwater Manager job in Paso Robles

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Job Ref:  13/14-25
Organization:  City of Paso Robles
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Paso Robles
Post Code:  93446
Salary and Benefits:  $6,308-$8,018/month
05/13/2014

The Position:
Under general direction of the Wastewater Resources Manager, the Stormwater Manager develops, administers, supervises, enforces and participates in a variety of activities related to the City’s Municipal Stormwater Program to improve water quality and ensure compliance with federal, state and city laws, regulations, codes and policies; performs related work as assigned.

Typical Assignments/Duties:

  • Educates and involves the general public to further the goals of the stormwater program by participating in a regional community-based social marketing campaign, updating the City website, and planning and participating in special events such as Creek Day.
  • Works cooperatively with City Public Works staff to implement various housekeeping tasks required by the statewide municipal stormwater permit. Tasks include developing a training program for City staff on pollution prevention and good housekeeping practices, inspecting City facilities, and developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for City facilities.Works cooperatively with City’s Community Development staff to implement various construction and post-construction aspects of the stormwater program.
  • Oversees staff reviewing erosion and sediment control plans and assists with interpretation and implementation of the Central Coast Water Board’s Post-Construction requirements.
  • Oversees and personally performs inspections, sampling and enforcement activities. Tasks include developing and implementing procedures to identify illegal discharges from priority areas, determining and documenting the source of non-stormwater discharges, requiring the responsible person to take corrective action, and conducting annual dry weather sampling of discharges from outfalls in priority areas.
  • Develops and implements a plan to assess the stormwater program’s effectiveness at improving water quality.
  • Works to improve the program over time by evaluating and updating City ordinances and policies as needed.
  • Maintains accurate and organized records and prepares comprehensive annual reports to the State Water Board.
  • Represents the City during inspections and audits of the stormwater program by the Central Coast Water Board, and ensures any required correspondence, corrections and program changes are implemented.
  • Acts as the City’s representative and works cooperatively with various community groups, the Central Coast Partners for Water Quality, and other organizations.
  • Provides superior service to internal and external customers, including City departments, public agencies and the business community.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be a strategic and creative thinker, conversant with environmental issues, who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should be individuals who are accountable for their success. The ideal candidate will be an effective leader capable of educating and motivating internal staff and the community. The candidate should possess:

  • Excellent skills in communication and conflict resolution.
  • The ability to manage, direct, coordinate, and perform complex tasks, often with competing objectives.
  • The ability to work independently and in teams.
  • The ability to research and analyze technical, legal, and environmental issues and take or recommend appropriate actions.

Employment Standards:
Thorough Knowledge of: Theories, principles, concepts and methodologies of water quality control and the related biological/physical sciences and pertinent engineering practices.Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.Low Impact Development principles.Mathematics and statistical principles applicable to the preparation of water quality studies and reports.Program development, management and evaluation techniques.Basic budgetary and contract administration policies and procedures.Principles and practices of employee supervision.

Ability to: Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.Effectively represent the City to governmental agencies, community groups, and other organizations.Monitor, interpret, apply and explain complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.Prepare clear and concise correspondence, procedures, informational materials, ordinances and other written materials.Administer a budget and contracts, including the procurement of supplies and services.Work in a team atmosphere and participate on a variety of departmental and City-wide committees.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.Use standard office software and computer applications related to the work, including word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and scheduling applications.Organize and maintain accurate records and files.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, natural resources management, biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, social science, public administration or a related field; and six years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the development, implementation, or supervision of a stormwater program or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:
Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. A Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ), or Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S) certification is desirable.

Application Process:
Each applicant must submit a completed City Employment Application and a writing sample of choice, no longer than three pages in length, by June 6, 2014; POSTMARKS NOT ACCEPTED. Persons interested in applying for this position can request an application from: City of Paso Robles, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. You may also download an application at: www.prcity.com/jobs, or contact Human Resources at (805) 227-7234. Resumes, while encouraged, will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application and writing sample. All statements made in the application materials are subject to verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge. Applications and writing samples can be submitted in person or by mail to the address above.

Selection Procedure:
Applications and required writing sample will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness and job related qualifications. A limited number of persons whose applications clearly demonstrate they most closely meet the requirements may be invited to participate in the selection process which may be any combination of written, oral, and/or performance exams. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical, and background and criminal history check. Before starting work, applicants must present documentation of their identity, authorization to work in the United States and a DMV driving record. Following appointment, a twelve month probationary period may be required as the final phase of the appointment process.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary: $6,308-$8,018/monthVacation: 10 days, increasing to 25 days annually after 20 years
  • Sick Leave: 12 days per year
  • Admin. Leave: 56 hours a year
  • Holidays: 12 days per year
  • Insurance: Health, Dental & Vision; City pays 100% of employee premium and a portion of dependent coverage
  • Retirement: 
  •      Social Security
  •      Public Employee’s Retirement System:
  •           Current Members: 2% @ 60, 36 highest consecutive months, employee pays 7% member contribution
  •           New Members: 2% @ 62, 36 highest consecutive months, employee pays a member contribution rate of fifty (50) percent of the expected normal cost rate, which currently is 6.25%
  • Deferred Comp: City contributes $4,200/year; no match required
  • Life Insurance: $200,000 for employee only
  • EAP: The City pays 100% of the cost of this program for you and your family

All persons employed by the City of Paso Robles are designated as “Disaster Service Workers” as defined in the California Government Code Section 3100 and 3101.
An Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, and handicapped individuals are encouraged to apply.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract.



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