Environmental Quality Manager

Company: City of Plano 

Location:  Plano, TX

Date Posted:  April 3, 2018

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: $75,445 - $109,402

Environmental Quality Manager 

About the Position

Under general guidance from the Director of Environmental Health & Sustainability, the Environmental Quality Manager plans, administers, and manages activities, operations, and assigned staff of the Environmental Quality Division. 


Plans, administers, and manages long and short-term activities of the Environmental Quality Division.

Manages day-to-day operations of the Division, coordinates activities and personnel in job functions related to implementation, administration, and enforcement of federal, state, and local ordinances and policies.

Oversees programs/projects including, but not limited to, Stormwater Management, Vector Control, Industrial Pretreatment, Pollution Control, Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste, Emergency Response, Nuisance Complaint Response (stagnant water, light pollution, noise pollution), and Fats, Oils, & Grease Control. Develops new strategic goals for division programs and actively tracks progress.

Develops the stormwater management plan and manages implementation activities on a City-wide basis to maintain compliance with the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit. Reviews activities of other City departments to ensure compliance with permit requirements. Oversees preparation of the required annual report.

Develops, allocates, and monitors the Division budget and expenditures. Oversees development of training programs for employees; evaluates programs, success of training, and modifies training to meet program goals.

Plans, develops, implements, and monitors various contractual projects or services to ensure contract compliance. Compiles and analyzes program-related data and prepares reports as required.

Represents the City at stormwater related North Central Texas Council of Government meetings and during federal and state inspections and audits of the stormwater program as required.

Assists in emergency response activities as needed Represents the City and department to the media and the public.

Participates in local, state, and national organizations, educational programs, and code development.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 The incumbent plans, prioritizes, administers, and manages programs and projects for the Environmental Quality Division, determines funding and allocation of budget for various operations to meet program objectives and goals, and administers division-assigned staff.

The incumbent must exercise technically accurate judgment in assessing both overall City program compliance and individual component compliance to permit regulations.

The incumbent must identify any non-compliant facets of the program, which could have significant potential liability to the City for non-compliance and must determine and implement appropriate action for prevention and remedy.

The incumbent must determine training needs and establish effective programs to meet specialized training requirements.



Knowledge of: Federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to Environmental Quality and other environmental programs; Best Management Practices as defined by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); methods and practices of business administration and management.

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; providing guidance and leadership to assigned staff; establishing effective program outcomes; negotiating, resolving conflict and managing non-routine circumstances; guiding other program participants through required processes; providing training and technical assistance; addressing large groups, media, and citizens; providing effective leadership and supervision.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including at least two (2) years management or supervisory experience in Environmental Quality. Experience specific to stormwater and/or water quality preferred.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements


Licenses: Texas Class C driver’s license. 

Certifications: Must have certification as a Nationally Registered Environmental Manager (REM) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist REHS).  Must successfully complete a course in principles of supervision or public management within one year from date of hire. Non-commercial Pesticide Applicator’s license to be obtained within one year from date of hire. 

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