CITY OF MEMPHIS
Environmental Project Coordinator I (R&D)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of an assigned manager in Storm Water Management or Industrial Monitoring Service Center, Public Works Division. Coordinates environmental projects to ensure that the City complies with local, state, and federal regulations and achieves National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance and pollution prevention goals. Investigates complaints of environmental complaints and prepares and presents written/verbal reports of findings. Drives throughout the City to conduct field investigations to track/source water pollutants. Ensure sites and waste disposal facilities are in conformance with government regulations, ordinances and permits, and advises site manager of findings. Inspects industrial and municipal storm water drainage systems and outflow areas, and pollution control equipment to ensure conformance with government regulations and permit requirements. Inspects waste treatment facilities for conformance with regulations. Creates ad hoc reports as needed and develops and conducts a variety of limited duration, scientific studies, such as Total Maximum Daily Load, pH tracking, etc. Assists in performing environmental engineering analyses including examining topographical maps, Geographic Information System (GIS), sanitary sewer and drainage plans, and analytical data to accurately investigate pollutants and place monitoring equipment. Assists in developing and reviewing engineering plans, slug control plans and/or storm water management plans for the implementation of practices to minimize detrimental impacts to the environment, surrounding rivers and streams, collection system, and waste water treatment plants. Collects data used in determining sources of water pollutants. Extracts water and/or wastewater samples from storm drains, sanitary sewer manholes, cleanouts, pipes, streams, etc., for laboratory tests and evaluates data to determine compliance. Conducts training and informational presentations to various groups.
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires traversing uneven ground, reaching, bending, and pulling in setting up pollution control equipment and lifting and carrying objects such as water monitoring equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors in order to read various meters. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as personal computer and telephone. Requires the ability to operate an automobile.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in the field in a control room environment to inspect facilities and/or outdoors to conduct environmental compliance inspections. Travels to various sites throughout the City. May be exposed to various weather conditions, fumes, odors, dust and noise.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related field and four (4) years' experience in environmental protection, enforcement programs and/or environmental regulations; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. A bachelor's degree in one of the above fields may be used to substitute for two (2) of the required four (4) years of experience. Storm Water candidate must obtain the required certifications to preform required job duties within 12 months of hire and maintain as condition of continued employment. Industrial Monitoring candidate must obtain the required certifications to preform required job duties within 24 months of hire and maintain as condition of continued employment. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as condition of continued employment.
he City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
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