Environmental Compliance Inspector
Company: Government jobs
Posted on: January 21, 2023
The City of Kent is currently accepting applications for the
position of Environmental Compliance Inspector in our Public Works
Department. This position's responsibilities include inspecting
industrial sites and investigating sources of pollution to ensure
compliance with city codes and standards, along with NPDES permits.
The ideal candidate will be able to determine the proper corrective
action when violations are discovered to assist property owners in
achieving compliance. Knowledge of construction and development
standards, as well as relevant city, county, state and federal
codes, standards, requirements and regulations are also critical to
success in this position.
This is a benefited position that is not represented by a
**A cover letter and resume are required with your online
application in order for your application to be considered
complete. Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the
application does not automatically attach it to your application.
Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.
Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application
after it has been submitted. If you have any questions or concerns
regarding your online application, please call our office at (253)
856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
The selection process for this position will consist of an
interview, along with an assessment of candidates' writing
abilities. A short writing exercise will be given as part of the
Applications for this position will be accepted through January
$6,696.00- $8,144.00 per month, depending on qualifications
Under the direction of the Environmental Supervisor, or designee,
perform inspections, investigate water quality concerns, interacts
with the public and property owners/operators, and enforce city
code to ensure compliance with city standards and National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal permit
Work is characterized by performing independent, routine, and
specialized technical inspections and related duties including
source control inspections, stormwater system operation and
maintenance inspections, illicit discharge detection and
elimination investigations, spill prevention planning, mapping and
documentation, and response to complex stormwater management
problems and customer service concerns and complaints.
Work is performed under general supervision. The supervisor defines
objectives, priorities, and deadlines. The incumbent plans and
carries out assignments and handles problems and deviations in
accordance with instructions, policies, procedures, and/or accepted
practices. Work is evaluated for technical soundness and conformity
to practice and policy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct source control inspections at commercial and industrial
properties. Identify business activities that have the potential to
pollute stormwater and provide technical assistance for
property/business owner to make corrections necessary to prevent
discharges of pollutants. Enforce relevant code as necessary.
Inspect commercial, industrial, and publicly owned stormwater
systems for operation and maintenance needs.
Document and maintain inspection records, admonishment and
enforcement letters, emails, phone conversations, photos, contacts,
and pertinent site-specific information.
Enforce stormwater code, including issuing corrective action
notices when necessary to ensure compliance with city code and
Review development plan sets and manufacturers specifications for
compliance with city standards for pollution prevention.
Inspect development sites for proper installation and maintenance
of temporary erosion and sediment control best management
Investigate and respond to reports of spills or illicit
discharges/illicit connections. Assess magnitude and possible
remedies and notify appropriate internal and external response
parties per standard operating procedures. Trace sources of
contaminants, illicit discharges, and illicit connections. This
process may include dye testing, sampling, GIS research,
coordination with internal departments to assist with smoke testing
and TV/video observations, taking photos, documentation, and
talking with property owners.
Assist with the implementation of the NPDES Phase II Municipal
Stormwater Permit and associated record keeping.
Inspect city maintenance facilities and assist with upkeep of the
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
Develop educational materials associated with stormwater programs
protecting water quality and natural resources; including but not
limited to presentations, brochures, flyers, and handouts.
Conduct presentations to students, citizens, staff, developers,
business owners, property managers, and elected officials.
Collect samples from stormwater facilities, outfalls, and natural
resources; prepare samples for delivery to laboratories for
evaluation; and manage consultants to accomplish sampling and
Represent the City at various meetings with citizens, contractors,
property managers, business owners, consultants, and outside
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the
department and the City.
Participate in special projects, training, schedule coverage, and
internal requests as required.
PERIPHERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
Perform related duties as assigned.
SUCCESSFUL INCUMBENTS FOR THIS POSITION WILL:
HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles of stormwater pollutant source control, including
inspections and corrective actions
Stormwater best management practices, including operational,
structural, and managerial
City codes and other applicable state and federal regulations
related to critical areas, stormwater management, and construction
Stormwater utility systems
Applicable health and safety regulations
Methods, procedures, and materials used in construction
Erosion and sediment control
Computer software programs applicable to the position
Research and analytical methods, practices, and procedures
Principles of environmental science
BE SKILLED IN:
Field investigation of potential environmental health problems
including stormwater management issues and pollutant sources
Analyzing technical material related to stormwater management
Using interpersonal relations in a tactful, patient, and courteous
Establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working
relationships with others
Correctly using English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and
vocabulary as it pertains to the job
Maintaining accurate records and preparing routine reports and
Effectively planning and organizing work
Remaining professional when dealing with contractors, owners, and
Anticipating problems and eliminating them where possible
HAVE THE ABILITY TO:
Perform construction compliance visits
Work from construction plans, site drawings, sketches, and
Perform moderate physical labor and activity including, but not
limited to, walking and carrying tools for long periods of time,
inspecting pipes and outfalls, , walking on irregular terrain,
lifting off manhole lids with proper tools, etc.
Identify stormwater management issues while in the field
Read, interpret, and apply laws, codes, rules, regulations,
policies, and procedures
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists
Plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments to meet schedules
Maintain records and prepare reports
Work effectively on multiple projects concurrently
Effectively present information in one-on-one situations to the
supervisor and/or other employees of the City and to respond to
inquiries from property owners or the public
SKILLS FOR THE POSITION MAY BE GAINED THROUGH EDUCATION,
CERTIFICATION, RELEVANT JOB EXPERIENCE or a COMBINATION, SUCH
Education: Graduation from high school supplemented by two (2)
years of college, vocational training, or trades school
specializing in stormwater management, environmental science, or
related field; and
Experience: Two (2) years of work experience in the areas of
stormwater system inspections and maintenance or environmental
LICENSES AND OTHER INFORMATION:
Valid Washington State driver's license, or the ability to obtain
within thirty (30) days of employment
Valid First Aid/CPR card, or the ability to obtain within thirty
(30) days of employment
Must successfully pass the City's pre-employment driver's records
check and maintain an excellent driving record
Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), or the ability
to obtain within six (6) months of employment
Must successfully pass a position specific background inquiry
MACHINES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Typical business office machinery and equipment including, but not
limited to, personal computer and related software, telephone,
tablet, cellular phone, , copy/scan machine, and calculator.
Field inspection tools and equipment including catch basin lid
pullers, impact wrenches, post hole digging bar, magnetic lid
puller, sediment probes, and other hand tools.
The incumbent is also required to operate a city vehicle.
The physical demands described herein 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
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly
required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or
hear normally with or without mechanical assistance. The incumbent
must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally
lift and/or move up to 80 pounds or more with assistance.
Occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close,
distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the
ability to adjust focus.
Work is performed in an indoor/outdoor all weather field
environment and in an indoor office environment. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to typical
workplace hazards including fall hazards, fumes or airborne
particles, vibrations, outside weather conditions, and risk of
electrical shock. Personal protective equipment is required and
provided to mitigate workplace hazards. The incumbent is subject to
driving from site to site; and may be exposed to individuals who
are irate or hostile. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate in the office and loud in the field.
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