Environmental Project Coordinator

Dekalb County Decatur , GA 30030

Posted 2 days ago

The purpose of this classification is to coordinate environmental compliance, permitting, and enforcement activities for the County.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Interprets and enforces the provisions of applicable codes, specifications, and standards; provides information and technical assistance concerning code requirements; discusses problem areas with business owners, property owners, residents, and contractors; makes recommendations to solve problems; responds to questions concerning code violations; and conducts research as needed.

Conducts site visits; inspects commercial and industrial facilities and private properties; collects, evaluates, records, and preserves evidence; collects and tests water and discharge samples; examines National Pollutant Discharge Elimanation (NPDES) permitting compliance, sewer spills, soil erosion, sediment control, vegetation protection and replacement, wetlands protection, and other environmental issues; takes photographs; identifies code compliance and non-compliance issues; and prepares and maintains investigative reports to document compliance or violations.

Determines compliance or non-compliance with applicable codes; meets with business owners, property owners, and others to discuss violations; issues code official compliance, correction notices, citations, and other official documentation; and performs follow-up site inspections as needed.

Receives and reviews land development, infrastructure construction and maintenance and other construction plans for land disturbing activities; evaluates plans to determine compliance with applicable codes and standards; approves or denies plans; submits approved plans; and makes recommendations to bring denied plans into compliance.

Ensures documentation of work activities are entered into department databases and computer systems; enters and reviews test reports, non compliance notices, administrative orders, work orders, history, comments etc. for accuracy and completeness; identifies irregularities; updates information as needed; and prepares and submits related reports.

Performs training, public relations and outreach duties; facilitates watershed workshops; trains other department staff to inspect outfalls, commercial and residential ponds, etc.; creates and designs educational brochures and materials; establishes and supports adopt-a-stream programs; schedules and coordinates stream walks; answers questions and provides information; and maintains related records and documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in Environmental Science or related field required; supplemented by three years of experience environmental compliance, permitting and investigation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license; and must obtain and maintain Level 1B certification from the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.


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