Job Description

Salary: $49,171.20 Annually
Closing: 1/24/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's

Is sustaining our natural resources, specifically our water supply, one of your career and lifelong goals? And do you love coming alongside others and educating them in the importance of these resources? If so, we have a great opportunity to kick off or build on your existing career! The City of Delaware is seeking an energetic, passionate Watershed/Sustainability Coordinator.

You can do great work and love what you do with the City of Delaware. We are an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of our members. The City of Delaware is an award-winning local government organization known for its professionalism, customer service orientation and a strong commitment to distinctive and well-planned community development. The work environment is stable with excellent benefits and retirement packages. Our mission is to ensure an effective government, a healthy economy, being a safe city and welcoming you to be a part of this great community!

We are looking for team member who likes to manage projects, build relationships, coordinate committees, provide education, and oversee grant opportunities. A typical day could see the Watershed/Sustainability Coordinator working with local and regional agencies, other City departments, and the public, assisting with water quality sampling and monitoring, preparing educational presentations or writing grant proposals.

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Under immediate supervision of the Director, Public Utilities, the Watershed and Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program. The coordinator will work closely with Public Utilities and Public Works staff to implement the city's Stormwater Management Plan. The coordinator will also develop, administer and monitor a sustainability plan with supporting programs and policies that foster the environmental, economic and social well-being of the community.

  1. Oversees the compliance of the City's OEPA small municipal separate storm system permit (MS4).
  2. Develops annual sustainability objectives and develops a work plan to implement objectives; coordinates and administers these plans and programs with internal staff, external resources and the public; oversees implementation of the city's sustainability plan.
  3. Administers grant funding soliciting and project activities related to watershed and sustainability efforts.
  4. Conducts water quality sampling and monitoring.
  5. Coordinates watershed committee activities and provides technical support to the watershed committee.
  6. Performs project management of water quality improvement projects.
  7. Prepares information and educational presentations about storm water management and sustainable issues to community organizations.
  8. Provides leadership in implementing the watershed management plan through the collection and analysis of land use and resource information, identification of stakeholder concerns, establishment of goals, and supporting locally initiated strategies.
  9. Uses the watershed management and action plan written by OEPA and ODNR in working with local and regional agencies, stakeholders, other City departments, the public, as well as customers and users.
  • Excellent writing and presentation, public relations and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills including Excel spreadsheets, GIS and website updates/enhancements.
  • Skill in coordinating and managing multi-organizational projects simultaneously.
  • Skill in research methods, and the ability to analyze and interpret data and make recommendations.
  • Skill in analyzing the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for program improvements.
  • Skill in utilizing water quality monitoring and equipment and following lab procedures.
  • Skill in math and equations to perform engineering calculations/drainage calculations.
  • Skill in macro invertebrate identification.
  • Thorough knowledge of storm water best management practices and the Ohio EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.
  • Knowledge of OEPA MS4 storm water permit requirements and other water quality permitting including 401 and 404 permits.
  • Knowledge of erosion and sediment controls for construction sites and of construction management processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Ohio EPA's Land Development and Rainwater Manual.
  • Working knowledge of watershed issues, non-point source pollution remediation strategies, regional agriculture practices, and watershed management.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability best practices, program coordination and facilitation methods.
  • General knowledge of safe work practices and identifying hazards.
  • Knowledge of local government practices and procedures including public sector procurement.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform with evolving priorities
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports, educational materials and documents and to maintain records, logs and compliance documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public to accomplish job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated project development ability.
  • Ability to read and properly interpret maps, plans, specifications and contracts.
  • Ability to use handheld GPS in field.
  • Ability to manage seasonal/intern staff.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  1. Implementation of MS4 permit best management practices.
  2. Researches, writes and manages grant proposals to fund watershed and sustainability activities and projects.
  3. Serves on committees and attends meetings with external organizations to represent the city on watershed and sustainability issues.
  4. Initiates collaborative sustainability efforts with regional, community, area industry groups and public and private agencies.
  5. Builds public support and solicits and manages volunteer help for watershed and sustainability projects and activities.
  6. Facilitates integration of watershed curriculum materials into appropriate curriculum, and provides students with opportunities for hands-on assessment, monitoring, and restoration projects.
  7. Coordinates education and outreach activities that will distribute storm water and sustainability information to the public via presentations to stakeholder groups, articles for newsletters, postings on the City's website, formal events and classroom settings.
  8. Serves as a technical resource for the watershed and sustainability community.
  9. Manages land conservation, stream and wetland restoration, planning and trail development projects.
  10. Works closely with natural resource agencies to assist in the identification of high priority non-point source pollution sites.
  11. Evaluates sustainable efforts with City Departments and makes recommendations concerning the program's implementation; collaborates with city departments to identify and pursue opportunities that increase operational efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
  12. Assists in the improvement and/or development of the City's storm water related ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures.
  13. Develops, coordinates and implements employee training programs.
  14. Prepares annual reports to the Ohio EPA for the City's Storm Water Management Program.
  15. Assists residents with storm water and water quality inquiries.
  16. Oversees the implementation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans for municipal facilities.
  17. Implements the City's Illicit Discharge and Detection Elimination program.
  18. Assists in the continued improvement of storm sewer system mapping.
  19. Inspects construction sites; document and follow up with permit holders to ensure compliance with approved Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and respond to stormwater complaints.
  20. Supervises seasonal employees and/or interns as assigned in coordination with OWU partnership.
  21. Tracks, measures, and evaluates municipal utility consumption and generates relevant benchmarking reports to demonstrate improvements over time.
  22. Attends meetings, conferences and workshops.
  23. Performs other duties as necessary.
  • The primary duties of this class are performed in a public building environment and may include occasional fieldwork which may include exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone and communicate with others.
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, review, evaluate, and prepare technical documents and move across rough terrain.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment including a personal computer and to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects, up to twenty-five (25) pounds for varying distances.
  • Sufficient body mobility, flexibility and balance, with or without reasonable accommodations, which permits the employee to work in an office and field environment.

Training, Experience, and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Water Resources, Natural Resources, Agriculture Sciences or closely related field required.
  2. Two to three year's experience in natural resource management and a demonstrated interest in watershed management and sustainability preferred.
  3. Possession of a valid Ohio driver's license with an acceptable driving record and maintenance of license through course of employment.
  4. Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy and pass a background check.

Supplemental Information / Special Requirements

This position is part of the Management Pay Plan. Details about the compensation and benefits for this position can be found in the agreement by clicking here.

The class specification which appears above is intended to be sufficient merely to identify the class and be illustrative of the kinds of duties that may be assigned to the position allocated to the class and should not be interpreted to describe all of the duties which may be required of employees holding a position assigned to this class.

The City of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), the City of Delaware will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Application Instructions

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