Environmental Stormwater Supervisor

Maricopa County LogoCompany:  Maricopa County
Location:  Phoenix, AZ
Date Posted:   April 17, 2019
Application Deadline:  April 26, 2019
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  $65,520.00 - $89,128.00 Annually

Environmental Stormwater Supervisor 

About the Position

The Environmental Stormwater Supervisor directs the Maricopa County Storm Water pollution prevention program, to ensure compliance with a state-issued permit. The incumbent is a technical specialist who coordinates activities such as a construction plan review and inspection program, a regulatory enforcement program, stormwater management requirements for County Departments, education of County employees and the general public, and state and federally-mandated data gathering and reporting requirements. The incumbent provides program leadership, management, and personnel supervision. Work requires the considerable exercise of initiative and independent judgment in coordinating program activities with County management and Departments, cooperating local governmental agencies, regulated entities, and state regulators.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 
Knowledge of:
  • Federal, state, county, city, and other applicable statutes, codes, standards, and regulations related to the treatment, control, prevention, and discharge of stormwater.
  • Methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of construction, including public works projects, storm drainage, and roadway maintenance operations and practices.
  • Scientific principles, rules, and regulations related to the treatment, control, prevention and discharge of stormwater
  • Principles of management, business, and public affairs
Skill in:
  • Program management including organizing and coordinating work assignments
  • Applying analytical, mathematical, and scientific processes
  • Applying supervisory and management principles and practices
  • Fostering effective working relationships with employees and stakeholders
  • Providing leadership and technical expertise to employees and stakeholders
  • Communicating effectively with various audiences
  • Writing reports and supporting documentation
Ability to:
  • Prepare a program budget and monitor expenditures.
  • Monitor and manage contracts
  • Read and interpret technical, legal, environmental, and regulatory documents, blueprints, diagrams, and other data.
  • Prepare and present oral and written reports, public information, education programs, and graphic presentations.
  • Operate standard office equipment including computer applications, including standard spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications.
  • Effectively communicate (written and oral) and provide clear and accurate information to staff, the public, public officials, private groups, and outside agencies and companies of diverse backgrounds
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, other agencies, developers, contractors, municipalities, consultants, and the general public.
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement initiatives
  • Operate a vehicle to travel to remote office locations or inspection sites 
  • Manages the department's Storm Water Program. Coordinates Maricopa County Storm Water program implementation and ensures County compliance and retention of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit in accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act. 
  • Works with Department and County management to request budget, policy and staffing authority to provide program services. 
  • Manages programs to ensure compliance with strategic objectives, state permit requirements, department work completion timeframes, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Plans prioritize and assign work.
  • Works with the Division Manager to determine and evaluate program missions, objectives, and strategies in consultation with the community, management, and other related agencies. 
  • Reviews program processes for efficiency.
  • Develops and implements standards and process improvements, and maintains quality assurance for program activities. 
  • Supervises activities of subordinates who perform plan intake, reviews plans, and issues permits, performs field inspections, maps and monitors conditions of the County Storm Water conveyance system, and enforce illegal discharge regulations.
  • Sets up and maintains business processes and standard operating procedures for the activities.
  • Supervises the County's Storm Water public education and involvement efforts, and document results and compliance. 
  • Supervises employees who design and implement the activities. 
  • Ensures work products of programs and employees are accurately tracked and prepare routine statistical reports of program goals and efficiency.
  • Prepares program budget and monitor expenditures.
  • Ensures staff, equipment, and other program resources to achieve program goals and provide optimal service to the public.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of reports to regulatory agencies and maintain files and records.
  • Keeps the Division Manager Deputy Director advised of program activities.
  • Coordinates efforts to establish Storm Water program policies and procedures and maintain Best Management Practices (BMP) for permit compliance and retention.
  • Prepares and recommends new and amended County regulations.
  • Works closely with state regulatory agency to comply with permit requirements or negotiate permit changes. 
  • Prepares oral and written reports and make presentations to the public, County Departments, and outside governmental agencies regarding stormwater compliance issues. 
  • Works closely with County Departments including the Flood Control District, MCDOT, Parks, and Recreation, and Planning and Development, among others, to ensure regional public education and overall Maricopa County permit compliance.
  • Reviews and assesses internal County compliance with federal, state, and other applicable pollution, runoff, erosion, and water pollution regulations and standards.
Working conditions: 
Must be able to operate a vehicle or light truck to travel to remote office locations or inspection sites. May be subject to bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, climbing, and stooping. May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing or data entry. Frequent computer use involving the need to see details at close range. May be subject to working after hours, weekends, and holidays. Exposed to outdoor climate conditions and indoor commercial environments that are sometimes wet, unsanitary, and hot. Protective clothing (i.e. hard hat, steel-toed shoes) is necessary for some environments. Must be able to lift floor to shoulder and shoulder to waist up to 30 lbs.; must also be able to carry up to 30 lbs. for a distance of 50 feet; may also be required to push and or pull up to 30 lbs for a distance of 50 feet.


Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor of Science degree in an Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Engineering field or a closely related field and four (4) years' experience in environmental compliance, water quality, or water-related engineering.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must have a Registered Sanitarian in good standing with the Arizona Department of Health Services. If not registered, must obtain the Registered Sanitarian certification from the State of Arizona within one (1) year of hire date. 
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Master's degree with course work emphasis in soils, water resources or hydrology. Experience with drainage, stormwater quality, and environmental compliance. Experience in program budgeting, management, and supervision.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE), preferably Civil, Environmental, or Agricultural in the state of Arizona. Registered with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS). Certification by the National Storm Water Center as a Certified Storm Water Inspector-Municipal.

How to Apply

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