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Organization:  City of Hays
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Kansas (KS)
City:  Hays
Salary and Benefits:  $44,700 - $72,828
05/14/2014

STORMWATER SPECIALIST

The City of Hays, KS is accepting resumes for the position of Stormwater Specialist. This position performs administrative duties and assists in overseeing the administration of the City’s Stormwater Management Program with emphasis on implantation of the City’s NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. This employee will conduct public education and outreach programs, facilitate public participation and involvement in stormwater issues, develop and implement an illicit discharge detection and elimination program, a construction site runoff control program, a post-construction runoff control program, and a stormwater operation and maintenance program that includes employee training. A college degree or equivalent training and experience are preferred. This employee must possess a valid driver’s license. Prior experience with erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, or watershed management strongly preferred. Salary range: $44,700 - $72,828 annually plus excellent benefits including free family health insurance. Residency within Ellis County is required within 180 days of employment. Resumes must include a minimum of 3 references, 5-year salary history, and cover letter. Incomplete resumes will not be reviewed. Resumes can be emailed to jsalter@haysusa.com or mailed to the Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. Phone: 785-628-7320 Fax: 785-628-7323 Position opened until filled. EOE

POSITION SUMMARY                                                                                                                   

Under the supervision of the Stormwater Superintendent the Stormwater Specialist is an exempt position under FLSA. This position assists in overseeing the administration of the City’s Stormwater Management programs. This employee will implement the City’s NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit conduct public education and outreach programs, facilitate public participation and involvement in stormwater issues, develop and implement an illicit discharge detection and elimination program, develop and implement runoff control programs, and create and modify reports. This employee should possess good organizational and communication skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS                                                                                                             

  • Manages the City’s NPDES Stormwater General Permit compliance efforts, prepares the NPDES Stormwater annual report, and other reports to state and federal agencies;
  • Leads enforcement efforts with respect to stormwater regulations. Performs inspections, prepares reports, contacts responsible persons, and performs follow-up investigations;
  • Coordinates stream testing as required by the City’s NPDES permit and reviews testing results for noted contaminants as they relate to the City’s Stormwater Permit;
  • Accurately documents storm drain outfall inspections. Implements and manages dry weather and rainfall event inspection programs;
  • Prepares the Stormwater Utility’s annual budget;
  • Reviews plans and specifications for new construction focusing on stormwater issues and enforcement;
  • Updates and implements the City’s Stormwater Management Program
  • Serves as the primary contact for developers, contractors, and the general public for stormwater issues;
  • Informs City staff of current/developing legislation, trends, issues and technologies;
  • Maintains accurate records and files and prepares statistical and narrative reports, prepares annual reports;
  • Attends City Commission meetings when requested;
  • Develops and facilitates community outreach and education programs;
  • Researches legal descriptions of property and assists with acquisition of rights-of-way;
  • Works with other City staff to develop Capital Improvement Projects.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS                                                                                                            

  • Assists other departments as the need arises;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Experience: Field experience working with contractors and regulatory agencies is beneficial. Prior experience with erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, or watershed management strongly preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one-year of employment.

Education: A college degree or equivalent training and experience are preferred. This position requires a valid Kansas Driver’s License.

Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of stormwater, sewer, and water system regulations are required. This employee must analyze and interpret laboratory reports and data; prepare technical reports as well as read and evaluate construction site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and accompanying sediment and erosion control drawings. This employee must be able to operate computers and general office equipment with a high degree of efficiency. The ability to read and understand maps, blueprints, plans, specifications, reports and written instructions as well as prepare written documents is required. This employee should possess strong oral and written communication skills. Stormwater infrastructure inspections and updating the Geographic Information System (GIS) will be a portion of this job.

Problem Solving: Problem solving is a factor in this position. This employee encounters problems with enforcing stormwater regulations and dealing with citizen, business, and contractor concerns and complaints.

Decision Making: Decision making is a factor in this position. This employee determines whether work performed by contractors, owners and architects and plans and specifications meet stormwater code regulations.

Supervision: This employee works independently with limited supervision from the Director of Public Works and has limited supervisory duties.

Financial Accountability: This employee is responsible for the safe operation of division equipment. This employee does participate in the annual budget process.

Personal Relations: Daily contact with other City departments and the general public is expected. Regular contact with developers and contractors will occur.

Working Conditions: Some adverse working conditions exist within this position. Work in confined spaces, excessive noise, heavy machinery and all types of weather conditions is expected while making stormwater inspections. Limited exposure to human blood and body fluids is possible.

Physical Requirements: This employee must be able to work in confined spaces on an occasional basis, climb ladders, bend, crawl, reach, kneel, stoop and operate departmental equipment. Determined Work Level: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and not greater than 10 pounds of force constantly = Level 3 Medium Work.





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