Environmental Coordinator



JOB CODE: 1362

PAY GRADE: 2310

SALARY RANGE: $63,783 - $106,870

LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Environmental Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Environmental Services Director and Assistant Environmental Services Director, develops, implements, directs, and enforces various environmental programs, projects, and compliance for all divisions within the Department of Environmental Services. Supervises subordinate personnel in their administration of environmental techniques and procedures for conducting studies and tests. Develops and conducts environmental training and certification programs. Performs work under minimal supervision, subject to review by the department director through conferences and reviews of results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs all environmental activities of the department, including wastewater pretreatment, stormwater, and the landfills; provides technical advice when needed; makes technical reviews and decisions. Advises the Environmental Services Director and Assistant Environmental Services Director, Metropolitan Council, and Mayor-President's Office on environmental related matters; serves as the contact person for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), and any other relevant regulatory agency. Assures compliance with all state and federal governmental regulations; modifies City-Parish programs to comply with new regulations; issues notifications of violations, compliance orders, and other enforcement actions; administers all aspects of enforcement hearings. Develops the Department of Environmental Services' implementation plan to remain in compliance with all regulations and permits. Oversees all regulations, technical analyses, and reporting required to comply with air quality permits for the municipal wastewater treatment plants, active landfill, and the closed landfill. Oversees all regulations, technical analyses, and reporting required to comply with water quality permits for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), municipal wastewater plants, the landfill, and other permitted City-Parish facilities. Oversees all regulations, technical analyses, and reporting required to comply with the Solid Waste Permit for the active landfill. Oversees all wastewater pre-treatment permits and surcharge calculations for the sewer system. Oversees the enforcement of all Minimum Control Measures (MCM) of the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) program for the MS4 permit. Prepares environmental permit applications and reports for state and federal regulatory bodies. Reviews, approves, and assigns appropriate City-Parish issued environmental permits. Establishes and maintains information and educational programs. Prepares and controls the division's budget. Establishes operational and procedural protocols. Develops City-Parish ordinances and guidelines for implementing all newly required environmental regulations for the department. Prepares bid specifications. Reviews and testifies at public hearings and before the legislature on environmental regulations. Conducts environmental impact and assessment studies. Prepares environmental related professional service contracts. Interviews, selects, trains, and evaluates employees; ensures employees adhere to City-Parish and departmental policies and procedures; disciplines employees when necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental regulations and enforcement procedures pertaining to the Department of Environmental Services. Knowledge of EPA and LDEQ regulations. Knowledge of Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) for the City-Parish. Knowledge of all aspects of violations of environmental regulations and of enforcement hearings procedures. 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 coordinate all environmental activities and compliance for the department. Ability to exercise initiative in implementing programs, and use sound judgment in effectively resolving problems both internal and external to the department. 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 maintain accurate environmental permit records. Ability to plan, schedule, and review the work of a staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, members of various state and federal agencies and commissions, and the general public. Ability to comprehend regulations and changes and to respond accordingly with changes in City-Parish program implementation. Ability to perform public speaking activities. Ability to serve as an expert witness in court cases. 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, environmental science or management systems, chemistry, geology, physics, biology, or a related field, and eight years of experience in environmental control work or environmental related industrial plant work, including four years of managerial experience (may include complex project management).

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(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 may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
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.