Two year college or technical school degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field. Three years of progressively responsible related experience is required in order to obtain experience in solving complex work issues and problems. Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Knowledge of federal, state and local storm water regulations and environmental codes, policies and procedures. Erosion control and pollution prevention methods. Stormwater quality testing procedures. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents below, please print all documents and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069
Public Works - Engineering
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Conducts erosion control inspections at construction sites for conformance to codes and regulations, to assess environmental conditions and to insure compliance to plans and specifications, proper installation of erosion controls, and NPDES compliance. Prepares field reports on site conditions. Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens regarding environmental violations, concerns, or general information; researches flood plain information and public drainage. Advises and confers with citizens, builders and contractors concerning erosion and sediment control requirements, standards and changes necessary for compliance with laws, regulations and codes. Prepares maps, drawings, or sketches for written or oral presentations. Conducts environmental screenings and samplings of storm water runoff and other potential environmental contaminants. Investigates noncompliance, conducts enforcement actions, issues violation notices or citations, monitors changes and insures compliance. Prepares periodic reports in order to summarize activities relating to inspections. Assists with employee training; assists with public education/awareness programs and special events; attends meetings of environmental committees, agencies and boards. Reads and reviews codes, journals, technical manuals, reports, legal documents and/or files to obtain information needed for assigned projects. Organizes and maintains manual filing systems. Assists Stormwater Engineer and Stormwater Pollution Specialist as required.
Responds to spills which adversely impact the City storm sewer system. Assists in coordinating projects with other governmental agencies when necessary. Assists with special activities or projects. Performs other related work as required.
Frequent exposure for up to 80% of work time to dirt, outdoor temperatures, traffic and construction noise and dust when performing outdoor site inspections. Subject to working near moving machinery, power tools and vehicles and equipment in motion.
Education and Experience:
Two year college or technical school degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field. Three years of progressively responsible related experience is required in order to obtain experience in solving complex work issues and problems.
Oral and written communication skills. Federal, state and local storm water regulations and environmental codes, policies and procedures. Erosion control and pollution prevention methods. Stormwater quality testing procedures. Development practices related to earth changing operations. Basic personal computer and Microsoft Office software. Basic mathematics.
Inspecting construction sites to determine compliance with established storm water regulations; providing technical assistance to builders, developers and contractors as necessary on stormwater best management practices to meet field conditions and applicable standards; enforcing environmental codes and standards. Ability to read and interpret applicable codes, ordinances, regulations, maps and storm water pollution prevention and erosion control plans and apply them to current and proposed codes or local regulations. Analytical abilities necessary to make sound, logical interpretations of codes and regulations and to act in the best interest of the jurisdiction. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with internal staff, citizens, contractors and government agencies. Explaining, interpreting and enforcing codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially. Ability to work independently and use initiative.
License and/or Certification:
Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Mental & Physical:
Substantial amount of physical effort required for constant standing and walking on steep and uneven terrain. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time and moderately heavy (25-50 lbs.) supplies occasionally. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.