Pay Range: $58,851 - $76,506 annual compensation

Job Posting Closing on: Thursday, December 2, 2021

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Sr. Environmental Specialist job is available with The City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Department within its Environmental Quality Division. The City of Fort Worth, Water Quality Section, performs critical program functions ensuring compliance with respective municipal, state, and federal rules and regulations, including Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Programs.

This is a Full-Time position working at least 40 hours per week with benefits; the selected individual will work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday in a schedule that may occasionally include holidays, inclement weather days, weekends, and on-call quarterly after-hours for the Spill Response Program. In order to be considered, you must submit a PowerPoint exercise, which will be assigned to candidates chosen for interviews.

The Senior Environmental Specialist job responsibilities include:

  • Lead and act as the subject matter expert for the Industrial Stormwater Program and ensure compliance with the City of Fort Worth's MS4 permit and all regulated entities within the jurisdiction of the City of Fort Worth.
  • Perform MS4 compliance and enforcement of related activities such as Industrial Stormwater, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE), spill response, TPDES industrial and construction stormwater, dry weather and wet weather field screen, rapid bio assessments, and commercial cosmetic cleaners and internal audit assessment.
  • Ensure that proper investigation/inspection and reporting protocols are maintained by staff through the Quality Assurance of investigations/inspections reports generated by the Industrial Stormwater Program.
  • Perform and report on all assigned investigations/inspections and comply with the City of Fort Worth and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines as required.
  • Aiding and assisting supervisory personnel in the tracking and oversight of the Water Quality Section essential functions.
  • Assist citizens in compliance with TPDES/NPDES permits through guidance and workshops.
  • Assist in public education events, public meetings, and preparing and presenting scientific, technical, and training presentations.
  • Receive training and assignments for duties across the Water Quality Section, Environmental Division, and Code Compliance Department.
  • Track team workload and deliverables completion, including Quality assurance of staff members' work product.
  • Prepare and submit the required project/program reporting.
  • Provide routine data reports and program analytics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of responsible experience in state or federally regulated environmental programs.
  • Valid Texas driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Industrial Stormwater Management, stormwater compliance investigations, best management practices, and stormwater monitoring practices.
  • Experience with MS4 permit regulations and related activities such IDDE, spill response, Dry Weather Field Screen, Rapid Bio Assessments, Cosmetic Cleaners, and Internal Assessments.
  • Experience with training/instructing junior personnel in the procedures/protocols of their assigned duties
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, use of database systems
  • Clear and effective communication with internal-/external customers, entities, and agencies, including Technical Writing Skills
  • Performing troubleshooting and root cause analysis and Metrics Tracking

Candidate selected for hire must pass Pre-Employment Drug Screen, Physical and Criminal Background check.

Working Conditions

Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling and lifting; depending on assignment. Incumbents may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, vibrations, unsanitary conditions, workspace restrictions, and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor even when dealing with upset customers/citizens.  

Physical Demand

Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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