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Surface Water Specialist

City of Marysville

Marysville ,  Washington

This is a skilled technical position responsible for coordinating and assisting in implementation of the city's surface water management program. The work performed by this class follows established procedures and general directions; incumbents operate independently and apply established guidelines and alternatives to make routine judgments and decisions.

Examples of Job Duties

  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.
  • Assists in developing and implementing, tracking and reporting of various city programs including NPDES Phase II Permit requirements such as: surface water public education and outreach; illicit discharge detection and elimination; control of runoff from new development, redevelopment and construction sites; pollution prevention and operation and maintenance; and total daily maximum load requirements.
  • Investigates and responds to citizen drainage complaints.
  • Develops and maintains the surface water billing database, calculates surface water utility rates, coordinates with the utility billing division and answers customer inquiries regarding surface water billing.
  • Performs routine water quality and flow monitoring activities within the Quilceda/Allen watershed.
  • Performs routine inspection of the public and private drainage facilities, and prepares work orders for routine maintenance activities as needed.
  • Develops, updates and maintains surface water management databases and Global Information Systems mapping systems.
  • Assists with development plan review as required.
  • Assists in the updates and implementation of the City's Surface Water Management Comprehensive Plan and other plans and studies as identified.

Qualifications

  • A combination of the experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.
  • Two years of experience working with surface water management and related programs.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree with major course work in the physical or environmental sciences, or a closely related area.
  • Knowledge of Washington State Department of Ecology's Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.
  • Knowledge of Endangered Species Act (ESA), Low Impact Development Manual, and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit as they relate to surface water management issues.
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans; operate personal computer and software applications that support the surface water utility function including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and mapping systems.
  • Ability to effectively operate windows based computer and software applications that support the surface water utility function including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and mapping systems.
  • Possession of, or ability to possess within one month of hire date, a Washington State Driver's license.

Work Environment
The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift up to 20 pounds; rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (employee may ask for assistance). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.

Work is performed mostly in an office environment with some time spent outside in the field in a variety of weather conditions. While in the field, the employee must stand or walk on variable surfaces including hard, even surfaces and uneven ground, as well as sloped embankments. Employee occasionally works in the right of way or construction sites and may be exposed to physical hazards such as moving traffic and heavy construction equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Indoors, the noise level is usually moderate; outdoors, the noise level may be moderate to loud.

Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.

This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

The City of Marysville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.



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