Pay Range 18 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$20.7418$31.1126
Hourly (42 hrs.)$19.7541$29.6311
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.8155$22.2233

Stormwater Environmental Specialist

Range: $43,142.87 - $64,714.30 (18)
Position Number: 3238

 This position is responsible for coordinating and enforcing compliance with environmental regulations.
Enforces the City Stormwater Management Ordinance; issues violation warning notices and noncompliance fines.
Responds to public inquiries and investigates complaints related to drainage and flooding, environmental code requirements, and Stormwater Management Ordinance violations.
Performs high priority field surveying within potentially problematic areas to locate prohibited pollutant discharges into the stormwater drainage system.
Collects and delivers water and soil samples for certified laboratory testing; interprets results.
Analyzes water samples using on-site field instrumentation to characterize the constituents of pollutant discharges and identify possible sources.
Designs projects to improve and stabilize open drainage channels using bioengineering, stream restoration, and hardened structure techniques.
Conducts site specific assessments within ditches and streams of prospective, on-going and completed drainage maintenance projects.
Inspects stormwater Best Management Practices by assessing the integrity of control structures; measures sediment deposition and identifies aquatic plant species.
Identifies areas within existing developed locations suitable for retrofitted stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP).
Informs the community about illegal discharges and stormwater pollution through educational materials and public presentations.
Employs the GIS to create maps and to assess City infrastructures, historical or archived data, and geographical features.
Submits complaints and work orders to appropriate departments.
Records Stormwater Management Ordinance investigation and enforcement activity, drainage and flooding complaint assessments, and drainage maintenance projects using digital photography, electronic databases and software, and hard copy filing systems.
Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Reports soil, surface water, and groundwater contamination and non permitted construction activities and land degradation to the appropriate state and federal regulatory agencies.
Corresponds with federal and state agencies in efforts to obtain funding opportunities for stream and wetland restoration and retrofitted stormwater BMPs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of city and department policies, procedures, codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of the City of Wilson Stormwater Management Ordinance.
Knowledge of water quality and water pollution standards and guidelines.
Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Knowledge of materials, chemicals, and techniques for certified laboratory testing of soil and water samples.
Knowledge of environmental science and ecology.
Knowledge of stormsewers, open drainage channels, and design and restoration principles.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in the use of a computer.
Skill in the use of on-site water sampling field equipment.
Skill in reading maps and locating infrastructure.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Stormwater Program Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The Manager spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, city codes and ordinances, city and department policies and procedures, the City of Wilson Stormwater Management Ordinance, and state and federal environmental regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties. The need to follow exacting standards in performing soil and water sampling contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this assignment is to coordinate and enforce compliance with stormwater environmental regulations and to supervise the drainage maintenance crew to improve the open drainage system throughout the city. Successful performance reduces water and soil pollution.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other local government officials, police officers, fire fighters, outside engineers, contractors, vendors, state and federal agency personnel, elected officials, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and at field sites where the employee may be exposed to inclement weather, noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work requires the use of protective devices such as gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position may be required to supervise part time temporary employees assigned to the task of data collection, data entry, or many other various aspects involved in administering the City of Wilson Stormwater Management Program from time to time.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Rev. 5-07