Stormwater Quality Coordinator
$45,302.40 – $63,627.20 Annually
A position in public works is more than a job – you’ll become a member of our family. We are hard-working, honest, reliable professionals who work behind the scenes to make sure our community’s infrastructure needs are met.When you join us, you will work on a variety of projects, develop your skills, and solve problems for the benefit of all Newton residents.
We would love to have you join us. Apply today.
Under the supervision of the Public Works Director/City Engineer the Stormwater Quality Technician is responsible for the stormwater management programs and permit requirements. This position will coordinate assigned activities with other Public Works Department personnel and provide responsible technical assistance to the Public Works Director/City Engineer. This position will ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements and regulations regarding stormwater NPDES permit.
- Will assure implementation of the City’s Storm Water Management Plan (SMP) associated with the MS-4 Storm Water NPDES Permit;
- Suggest and prepare updates to the SMP for review by the Public Works Director/City Engineer as needed and appropriate;
- Will coordinate the development, promotion, implementation, and administration of the stormwater pollution prevention program for the city;
- Will coordinate the completion of all application materials for the City’s NPDES permit; monitor and maintain permit compliance and complete annual reports in accordance with federal and state regulations;
- Develop comprehensive educational programs for the City’s stormwater management activities;
- Develop flyers, brochures, and informational sources to market programs; present information to the general public and media; make presentations to schools and community groups;
- Coordinate volunteers for Stormwater Pollution Prevention program activities, public education activities, and stream clean up events;
- Coordinate the mapping and targeted monitoring of stormwater discharge points and inspect such as required;
- Maintain all records and documentation to support compliance with the City’s SMP and MS-4 Storm Water NPDES Permit sufficient to comply with state and federal regulations and pass any audits of the program;
- Work with local industries, businesses, merchants, and other community groups to develop stormwater pollution prevention programs; monitor efforts of various groups and enforce illicit discharge regulations;
- Provide responsible staff assistance to the City Engineer, conduct research, prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence;
- Assists with NPDES permit inspections related to public work projects;
- Assists contractors and the public with questions and requests;
- Stay abreast of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to water quality.
- Conduct inventory and purchase supplies and equipment;
- Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.
- Assists with project financial tracking and permit applications and approvals;
- Fills in on environmental code inspections;
- Fills in as engineering civil project inspector as needed;
- Fills in at front reception/permit desk as necessary;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in water quality work and related public education. Experience with stormwater regulations and NPDES preferred. Must maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license with a good driving record.
Education: High school diploma or GED. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, ecology or a related field strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skills: Thorough knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Must be able to perform public speaking engagements. National, state, and local stormwater management practices. Ecological systems. Basic principles of record keeping and reporting. Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to water quality. Use, care, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment.
Problem Solving: Problem solving is a factor in this position. Problems include working with property owners, local industries, businesses and merchants to resolve drainage and stormwater issues.
Decision Making: Decision making is a factor in this position. Decisions include determining if a federal, state or local water quality law has been violated.
Accountability: Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of the department and does not participate in the annual department budget process.
Personal Relations: Frequent contract with other city departments and continual contact with the general public, local industries, businesses and merchants.
City of Newton Kansas
PO Box 426
201 E 6th
Newton, Kansas, 67114-0426