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Environmental Coordinator
 
JOB CODE:101620
 
PAY GRADE:2290
 
SALARY RANGE:$56,718 - $78,511
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works, develops, implements, directs and enforces various programs and projects in the Public Works and environmental sectors. Supervises subordinate personnel in their administration of environmental techniques and procedures for conducting studies and tests. Develops and conducts environmental training and certification programs. Performs work under minimal supervision, subject to review by the department director through conferences and reviews of results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs all activities of the division; provides technical advice when needed; makes technical reviews and decisions. Advises Administration, Council and Mayor's Office on environmental related matters; serves as the contact person for DEQ and EPA. Assures compliance with all state and federal governmental regulations; modifies City-Parish programs to comply with new regulations; issues statements of violations and administers all aspects of enforcement hearings. Prepares environmental permit applications; approves and assigns appropriate City-Parish permits. Establishes and maintains information and educational programs. Prepares and controls the departmental budget. Issues directives; establishes operational and procedural protocols. Develops City-Parish ordinances and guidelines for implementing newly required EPA, DEQ and OSHA regulations. Prepares bid specifications. Reviews and testifies at public hearings and before the legislature on environmental regulations. Conducts environmental impact and assessment studies. Prepare environmental engineering professional service contract.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of local, state and federal environmental regulations and enforcement procedures. Knowledge of various programs and the technical operations implemented by each program. Knowledge of all aspects of violations of environmental regulations and of enforcement hearings procedures. Skill in the use of scientific, monitoring and detection equipment. Ability to coordinate all environmental activities and compliance's within the division and other divisions upon request. Ability to exercise initiative in implementing programs, and sound judgment in effectively resolving problems both internal and external to the division. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, members of various agencies and commissions on the state and federal level, and the general public. Ability to comprehend regulations and changes thereof, and to respond accordingly with changes in City-Parish program implementation. Ability to perform public speaking activities. Ability to serve as an expert witness in court cases. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in environmental science or a related field, supplemented by four years progressively responsible environmental experience, and two years supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.