City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $5706/month
  • Full Time

Position Summary: Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and administrating the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) by complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of Odessa's rules and regulations. Responsible for assisting with the Flood Plain Administration activities. Directs professional, para-professional and other employees in the activities of Storm Water Management. Provides for the development and enforcement of rules, regulations and policies. Responsible for being the lead advocate for the City's stormwarter program rules and regulations to the public, developers, contractors, industry and others.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Principal Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Determines and recommends division policies. Develops division budget and maintains budgetary controls. Plans work programs and projects for the division. Reviews personnel and organizational problems and needs as appropriate.
  • Administers and manages projects by coordinating, planning, prioritizing, directing, and organizing stormwater activities for the City and ensuring compliance of stormwater codes and ordinances.
  • Develop, implement and administrate division's construction site plan review policies, procedures and standards.
  • Develop stormwater department professionals skill sets to a base level of understanding the rules and regulations of stormwater at each level of government
  • Coordinate with other departments within the city for cross compliance and departmental synergies with respects to existing departmental functions.
  • Develops, implements, administers and updates Best Management Practices (BMP's) identified to meet the six Minimum Control Measures (MCM) of the SWMP.
  • Plans, develops and conducts public participation programs, activities and meetings.
  • Investigates and answers requests, suggestions and complaints from City officials and citizens, and directs the appropriate action or submits responses or recommendations for solutions when indicated.
  • Gives technical advice to other departments and divisions, the City Manager, the City Council and appointed boards, in support of the Storm Water Management Program.
  • Assists with the administration of all areas of the Flood Plain Management Program, in coordination with the Engineering Division.
  • Represents the division and department before the City Council, various boards and commissions and is called upon to make presentations to citizen committees and organizations.
  • Prepares letters and reports to the regulatory agencies, documenting compliance with activities and results.
  • Assists in determining the application and impact of storm water laws and regulations on all City departments and work areas.
  • Assists contractors and industries in developing and implementing programs for compliance with storm water regulations.
  • Inspects and monitors local entities, construction sites and industrial facilities to determine compliance with storm water laws, regulations and procedures.
  • Enforce compliance of stormwater rules and regulations with Notice of Violations and written citations and represent the City in court cases and hearings as necessary
  • Works with developers, engineers and contractors to design methods to mitigate the effect of pollutants and accomplish the goals of the SWMP.
  • Review and implement updates to technical specification and typical standard for all current regulations at it relates to stormwater management practices
  • Coordinate and administer relative violations with the TCEQ and EPA to ensure timely resolutions of violations
  • Develop and maintains data for records management to insure proper record preservation
  • Must recognize, analyze potentially hazard and hostile situations and apply correct skills to de-escalate those situations.
  • Act as a liaison with environmental regulatory agencies.
  • Supports the divisional operations with regular and time attendance.
  • Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Engineering, Environmental/Natural Science, Business/Public Admin, Project Management, Biology, Chemistry and (2) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, construction or in an environmental field with at least one year in supervisory capacity OR HS diploma/GED and (8) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, construction or in an environmental field with at least one year in supervisory capacity.  

Certification: Valid Texas driver's license. Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) or ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment in this position is required. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Principals, practices and methods of storm water quantity and quality issues or other knowledge of regulations. Public Management and Administration principals and practices. Modern office practices. Principals of supervision, training, and performance evaluation, along with record keeping and reporting. Knowledge of department, federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Principals and practices used in dealing with the public and the ability to present information in a public forum. Knowledge of budget preparation and controls. Knowledge of Public Works design, construction and maintenance practices. Ability to work with the various state, federal and other local agencies associated with the management of storm water issues. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, officials and citizens.


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