Environmental Compliance Officer - Stormwater

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Dec 03, 2022
Full Time Environmental Services Regulatory and Licensing Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $56,180.00 - $84,323.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical, coordination, and inspection work involved in the enforcement of the City's Environmental ordinances relating to Stormwater, Solid Waste/Recycling and Air Quality.

Employees of this class are expected to exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative, and technical skills and knowledge in the sampling, inspection and testing of wastewater discharges, asbestos containing building materials, air quality, soil sampling, various ground water quality sampling, various inspections of landfills for hazardous waste, banned materials and monitoring landfill operating record.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Employees of this class are expected to exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative, and technical skills and knowledge in the sampling, inspection and testing of wastewater discharges, asbestos containing building materials, air quality, soil sampling, various ground water quality sampling, various inspections of landfills for hazardous waste, banned materials and monitoring landfill operating record.
  • Serves as an in-house expert on the various city environmental ordinances, ensuring a solid proficiency on the requirements of the Code and providing enforcement action when required.
  • Conduct field inspections of solid waste containers in service for contamination and proper recycling practices; alleys, streets, residential properties, and commercial establishments, to ensure the proper collection and disposal of refuse, recyclables, non-acceptable items, and resolve other unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
  • Issue notices of compliance for violations of City environmental codes; follow up to ensure compliance with notices of violations, and implement Standard Operating Procedures for collection of delinquent and unpaid balances.
  • Ensure environmental plans and permits (i.e. dust control, stormwater management, industrial pretreatment, air quality impact, etc) are completed pursuant to the Code.
  • Respond to and resolve in person, telephonically and in writing inquiries and complaints concerning violations of City codes and ordinances; document all complaints, inspections, and relevant issues.
  • Work with Maricopa County, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Administration and other environmental agencies having jurisdiction in the city on the enforcement of standards and methods for reduction of pollution concerns for the City.
  • Develop and/or make relevant revisions to the City of Buckeye Code and Standard Operating Procedures to improve and enhance the Environmental programs of the City.
  • Participate in "meet and greet" events to personally speak to residents of neighborhoods to inform them of planned neighborhood activities, for the purposes of pollution prevention with respect to the various environmental programs assigned.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of educational materials and programs relating to the various environmental programs used in community outreach, for the area assigned (industrial pretreatment, stormwater quality, air quality, solid waste/recycling, etc) and assist the department in all areas of environmental compliance.
  • Participate in neighborhood enhancement initiatives by providing educational presentations at schools, neighborhood meetings, and special events.
  • Represent Environmental Division at State, local, and community events and meetings when requested and coordinate with the various City Departments and Divisions to develop employee training and develop procedures for dust control and air quality improvement.
  • Conduct research and provide input for improvement of the environmental program assigned and enforcement of local, State, and Federal rules governing the environmental program assigned. Recommend relevant revisions to the Standard Operating Procedures to improve and enhance the environmental quality program.
  • Meet with businesses, Home Owners Associations, property owners and residents to ensure safe and proper environmental compliance; regulate commercial and residential pollution controls.
  • Prepare special reports and conduct surveys regarding the environmental program assigned; analyze and study environmental operations and prepare reports; prepare administrative reports regarding impact and cost analysis of various projects; create and maintain various computer databases and programs.
  • Perform final walk-through/turn-over inspections for stormwater infrastructure.
  • Inspect public facilities, private businesses and construction sites to ensure compliance with the Code and State Law.
  • Responds to and resolves customer complaints and concerns by communicating with customers, performing field investigations, retrieving data, researching information, logging complaints, producing reports from information gathered and providing data for the website, reports and to customers.
  • Works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

Associates degree with major course work in chemistry, environmental sciences or environmental services OR Completion of a two year college program, formal apprenticeship or combination of experience; training and experience is required. A Registered Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist or a bachelor's degree in chemistry, environmental sciences or a related field is preferred.

Two years of technical experience in industrial or hazardous waste treatment, compliance, or technical experience in water and wastewater treatment systems including testing, flow monitoring and sampling, or municipal stormwater compliance is required.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Basic City policies and procedures.
  • Modern principles and practices of Landfill disposal Programs and Regulatory Compliance Programs.

Skill in:
  • Assisting of the preparation and submittal of environmental permit applications as needed.
  • Assisting of the development and updates of emergency response and emergency operations plans, related to wastewater, air, solid waste/recycling and stormwater.

Ability to:
  • Develop and implement environmental compliance and pollution prevention programs including, but not limited to wastewater, air, solid waste/recycling and stormwater.
  • Coordinate wastewater, air, solid waste/recycling and stormwater, noise, landfill operation record and other monitoring activities to assess environmental impacts and regulatory compliance status.
  • Compile routine reports and conduct quality assurance / quality control reviews of reports related to environmental issues; develop and update regulatory reporting forms as requirements change; assist with writing of annual reports for wastewater, air, solid waste/recycling and stormwater, noise, landfill, and other areas as necessary.
  • Maintain databases of wastewater, air, solid waste/recycling and stormwater, and other compliance reporting.
  • Coordinate with police, fire and environmental agencies on hazardous waste call-outs; respond to customer inquiries and reports of potential environmental hazards as required.
  • Comprehend and make inferences from written material.
  • Use personal computer and applicable software packages.
  • Learn new computer applications.
  • Perform physical and chemical tests for applicable parameters.
  • Use field kits to perform tests for physical and chemical parameters.
  • Use safety and personal protective equipment.
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation.

Additional Information

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License. OSHA 40-hour hazardous waste certification within six (6) months, International Code Council (ICC), American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) or other nationally recognized code enforcement certification required within eighteen (18) months of employment. Knowledge of modern principles and practices of Environmental Programs and Regulatory Compliance Programs.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: On occasion heavy physical exertion is required. Work is frequently performed under adverse climatic conditions, in underground and other enclosed spaces, and may involve exposure to hazardous gases and chemicals including natural gas, sewer gases, chlorine, hazardous waste, and other toxic chemicals or infections materials.
Reports To: Environmental Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00am - 6:00pm

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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