COMPLIANCE MANAGER - WATERSHED PROTECTION

  • CITY OF WACO, TEXAS
  • Waco, Texas
  • May 11, 2021
Natural Resources Regulatory and Licensing

Job Description

Compliance Manager-Watershed Protection City of Waco, TX 1 of 3 Compliance Manager - Watershed Protection 4318 Management/Supervisory Physical Type # 1 Director of Public Works Public Works 132 Exempt

PRIMARY DUTY:
Under general direction of the Director of Public Works, plans and manages compliance monitoring, planning and reporting activities for MS4 and other state/federal permits related to drainage, stormwater and water quality.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Oversees compliance monitoring; develops monitoring calendar, analyzes results of monitoring activities to determine the applicability of regulations, reviews and approves monitoring letters, advises staff and sub-recipients/contractors on methods to resolve compliance findings or concerns.
• Supervises staff, assigns and prioritizes work for staff, ensures staff is well trained and follows policies and procedures, makes decisions and/or recommendations on hiring, termination and discipline, and conducts performance evaluations.
• Develop and execute public outreach and education programs.
• Oversees planning and reporting for MS4 permit application, reporting and renewal for quality, accuracy and completeness to comply with state/federal regulatory requirements; develops calendar and task list for preparation of these plans and reports.
• Analyzes information, evaluates trends and assures MS4 issues are properly addressed and resolved.
• Drafts policies and procedures to guide compliance and planning activities, particularly in response to changes in TCEQ and/or EPA; reads and researches regulations and regulatory changes to determine applicability to local programs, anticipates possible consequences of new regulations that may affect the ability of the City to comply, and makes recommendations to management for policies or procedures to enhance ongoing compliance.
• Responds to inquiries and provides compliance guidance to staff members regarding MS4 permit planning and reporting requirements; solves problems related to permit planning and reporting; acts as the Department's primary resource for all MS4 regulatory compliance issues.
• Develops written documents or spreadsheets as tools to assist in the compliance and monitoring processes, guides lower-level staff, and ensures consistency and continuity of processes.
• Coordinates with external or internal customers regarding compliance problems to resolve audit findings (Internal Audit, sub-recipient agencies), implement solutions and/or make recommendations for solutions to compliance problems.
• Consults with state and federal agency representatives regarding regulatory interpretation and applicability of TCEQ and/or EPA requirements to specific situations.
• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.
• Driving is essential.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge:

• Federal and state regulatory requirements for planning and reporting on permit compliance.
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• Auditing and monitoring processes and techniques.
• Federal and state regulations and other regulations applicable to stormwater and drainage and other related topics
Skill in:

• Planning and organizing the work of staff.
• Interpersonal interactions and communication.
• Project Management
• Writing and editing.
• Research and problem solving.
• Thinking Analytically.
• Public outreach and education.
• Explaining complex subject matter in simple terms to multiple audiences.
• Determining the applicability of regulatory requirements to various permit situation.
• Planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of multiples staff who are not direct reports.
• Building relationships and establish trust.
• Working with team member strengths and weaknesses and assign tasks accordingly.
• Providing opportunities for growth while ensuring quality of work product.
• Listening to others and encourage staff "ownership" of the work.
• Distinguishing between EPA/TCEQ requirements and City contractual requirements, or administrative policy requirements, and/or state municipal law requirements, in order to determine what standard should apply and offer appropriate recommendations.
• Summarizing complex information.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science or a related field is required; AND at least five years' experience in permit compliance and administration.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The physical activities of this position include: o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in Compliance Manager-Watershed Protection City of Waco, TX 3 of 3 which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound. o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
• The physical requirements of this position: o Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
• The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision: o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment; occasional travel from site to site. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.
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