Under the direction of the Street Maintenance Manager, perform administrative duties to implement EPA’s Phase II Stormwater Regulations for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). Plan the development of the City’s stormwater management system. Coordinate responses to water-related environmental issues, including; sedimentation in Lower Granite Reservoir, functioning of the levee system, working with IDEQ on water quality and TMDL issues, addressing groundwater pollution and developing related ordinances. Administer local, state, and federal grants to reconstruct the City’s storm drain system. Manage the City’s Drainage System Utility (if adopted).
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Perform administrative duties to implement and oversee compliance with the City’s NDPES Phase II MS4 permit from EPA.
Oversee planning, coordinating, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of NPDES MS4 permit requirements and retention (especially the minimum requirements, such as; public education and outreach, public participation and involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction monitoring, post construction planning and standards, good housekeeping within the City of Lewiston and monitoring stormwater quality.
Perform administrative duties and requirements for the successful implementation of grant or locally funded capital improvement projects.
Document and report NPDES permit compliance to EPA, DEQ, and others as required.
Lead efforts to establish policies, procedures, and ordinances for stormwater management of the City and the EPA NPDES permit.
Prepare and present oral and written reports, public presentations, and information and education programs.
Perform and record field inspections for compliance by contractors, consultants, and vendors regarding City rules, regulations, policies, and ordinances related to stormwater management and erosion control.
Prepare and recommend new and amended City Ordinances related to stormwater management and erosion control.
Monitor compliance by contractors, consultants, and vendors for compliance with City rules, regulations, policies, and ordinances related to stormwater and erosion control.
Review construction and site plans and inspect job sites for compliance with City rules, regulations, policies, and ordinances related to stormwater and erosion control.
Train City employees and other appropriate professionals in stormwater pollution prevention, erosion control, and stormwater best management practices.
Review and assess City compliance with Federal, State and other applicable pollution, runoff, erosion, and water pollution regulations and standards.
Review and assess environmental issues related to the well-being of the City, including but not limited to Lower Granite Reservoir; water quality of streams, rivers, and groundwater in and around the City; specific or potential pollution of areas within the City limits; and natural disasters.
Collaborate in the development and maintenance of a GIS-based record of the City’s stormwater system.
Collaborate in the development and maintenance of a GIS-based model of the functioning of the City’s stormwater system.
Provide overall manage of the City’s Drainage System Utility (if adopted).
Budget for the Drainage System Utility and the general stormwater management program, including capital development and planning.
Oversee the development, maintenance, and validation of the Drainage System Utility fee in collaboration with other City Departments.
Oversee the development and maintenance of the GIS-based impervious surfaces dataset.
Maintain and update as necessary the City’s Stormwater Policy and Design Manual.
Research and secure as appropriate, outside funding for improvement of the City’s stormwater management system.
Maintain records and documentation of activities, educational outreach programs, inspections, correspondence, regulatory actions, communications with outside agencies, citizens, businesses, and organizations.
Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, public administration, or related field is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience applying for State and Federal grants is preferred. Experience in administrating a surface water pollution control program including enforcement along with administering State or Federally funded projects.
Valid Driver’s License. Certification within 6 months of hire as an Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) or a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), both through StormCon and the International Erosion Control Society, or an equivalent certification through APWA.
Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of: Federal, State, County, City and other applicable statutes, codes, standards, and regulations related to treatment, control, pollution prevention, standards and the discharge of stormwater; contract and RFP development, negotiation, and administration; storm drainage and roadway maintenance operations and practices; stormwater Best Management Practices for residential, commercial, and public development; general water pollution and pollution control issues of the urban environment; concepts and calculations associated with the design of an urban stormwater system.
Ability to: read and interpret technical, legal, environmental, and regulatory documents data, blueprints, and diagrams; prepare and present oral and written reports, public information and education programs, and graphic presentations; research and analyze data and prepare and maintain information files and databases; operate standard office equipment including a computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties (ArcView GIS, Microsoft Office, and Cartegraph); use of stormwater modeling programs; communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with contractors, vendors, engineering and design firms, regulatory agencies, other City departments, the public, and other employees; resolve conflicts in a positive manner; coordinate stormwater construction and maintenance projects with contractors and/or City staff; and operate a motor vehicle.
Indoor and outdoor work environment, subject to adverse weather conditions, driving a vehicle to conduct work. Physical activities include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard to enter data into a computer terminal, hearing and speaking to exchange information, and walking over rough and uneven ground.
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone, and communicate with other employees and the public.
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, technical documents, and diagrams.
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment to make adjustments to equipment.
Sufficient body mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment and perform field inspections.