Water Quality Compliance Specialist

Alexandria, VA
$62,657.92 - $102,994.90 Annually
May 22, 2019
Jun 12, 2019
Full Time
Water Quality Compliance Specialist

An Overview

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) Stormwater Management Division (SWM) is seeking a Water Quality Compliance Specialist to perform professional and technical work related to water quality. This position implements the City's Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Inspection and Enforcement Program for private stormwater facilities, implements the Dry Weather Outfall Inspection Program, investigates Illicit Discharge and Illegal Dumping Complaints, performs Staff Training, and performs Public Education and Outreach to support the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit and associated MS4 Program Plan. The position works under the supervision of the Watershed Management Planner (Principal Planner); and must take a highly proactive approach to work, think strategically to formulate solutions, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with the public, coworkers and elected officials.

The Opportunity
  • Implements a comprehensive Stormwater BMP Inspection and Enforcement Program for private BMPs by performing onsite inspections, completing all inspection documentation, interacting with the public for required maintenance activities, completing all enforcement actions, and properly documenting the process;
  • Maintains the City's Master BMP Database to include creating entries for new BMPs, creating electronic and hard copy field files, updating the ArcGIS layer, generating reports, and performing routine QA/QC of the data to ensure accuracy;
  • Reviews BMP Maintenance Agreements and BMP Certifications to ensure conformity with approved as-built plans;
  • Reviews As-Built plans for conformity with approved site plans;
  • Assists the Principal Planner with review of Grading Plans;
  • Performs Dry Weather Outfall Screening, to include inspections and maintenance of the Outfall Database, responds to Illicit Discharge and Illegal Dumping complaints, enforces violations of the City's ordinance and completes all documentation using Cityworks™ tracking software;
  • Provides Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) training for field staff per the MS4 Program Plan, completes required documentation, and updates training materials as needed;
  • Implements Public Education and Outreach activities to include planning and holding stream cleanups, organizing and completing outreach events, and provides outreach to the public;
  • Creates education and outreach materials for dissemination through social media, eNews, website, or in-person events; and
  • Performs related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a four-year college degree; two (2) years of experience in stormwater pollution and measurement activities and preventing pollution in stormwater runoffs to comply with water quality requirements mandated by the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should also possess two years of experience in water resources with experience in MS4 compliance activities, including reading and interpreting construction site plans, managing data, performing water quality inspections, performing field work and office work, using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), working independently or as part of a team, following and developing policies and procedures, being proactive to identify and address issues, communicating clearly with co-workers and the public, and thinking strategically as new situations arise; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possess or obtain within six months of employment, certification as a VDEQ Stormwater Inspector and Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector. Some weekend and evening work and the ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds is required.

About the Department
T&ES strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction and inspection, surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and resource and recovery collection.

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