MS4 Permit Manager

JOB CODE: 1361


SALARY RANGE: $55,097 - $92,876

Department of Environmental Services

Under the direction of the Environmental Coordinator, performs responsible professional level work in managing the permit program for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). Work involves the management and administration of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) approved City-Parish Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) program. Supervision may be exercised over professional, technical, and clerical employees. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Directs all activities relative to the implementation of the MS4 program in compliance with the EPA and LDEQ approved SWMP. Plans, organizes, assigns, and supervises the work of professional, technical, and clerical personnel in enforcing the provisions of the SWMP program. Supervises employees involved in the monitoring of permitted and non-permitted facilities, in conducting field investigations, and in the analysis and evaluation of scientific/technical data. Instructs employees on changes and additions to environmental regulations and laws, and in new techniques and procedures. Assembles data and prepares reports concerning the SWMP program. Levies fines and fees against violators. Purchases essential supplies and equipment. Conducts public education workshops on various requirements of the SWMP program. Interviews, selects, trains, and evaluates employees; ensures employees adhere to City-Parish and departmental policies and procedures; disciplines employees when necessary.

Knowledge of the MS4 local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to environmental control. Knowledge of standard scientific methods, sampling techniques, and investigative procedures. Knowledge of chemical processes and laboratory procedures involved in environmental testing. Knowledge of the SWMP program. Knowledge of EPA and LDEQ regulations. Skill in the use of various scientific instruments. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to prepare clear and concise policies and procedures, reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines. Ability to maintain accurate maintenance records. Ability to plan, schedule, and review the work of a staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with industrial users, other City-Parish agencies, and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, geology, physics, biology, or a related field, and four years of experience in environmental control work or environmental related industrial plant work, including two years of supervisory experience (may include project management).

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Position(s) of this classification require at the time of application or within the six month probationary period (or date of appointment), possession of a Qualified MS4 Stormwater Permit Compliance Professional (MS4-SCP) certification. Obtaining the MS4-SCP certification is a requirement of employment, therefore the probationary period will end after the employee has completed six (6) months of employment and received the required MS4-SCP certification. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.