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ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR

Company: Government jobs
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

This is advanced technical work involving a municipal utilities environmental enforcement program. An employee in this class is responsible for inspecting and enforcing ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to water, wastewater, stormwater management, and other issues of environmental significance. Under general supervision, employee performs field activities requiring considerable contact with the public and the exercise of tact, courtesy, and initiative and independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and reports submitted to the assigned supervisor.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinates complaints received in the Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Program
  • Conducts inspections and investigations to determine compliance with the Industrial Pretreatment and the Cross-Connection Control Program, Wellfield Protection, and other environmental regulations as required by local, state and/or federal regulations
  • Samples groundwater and surface water for permit compliance and to monitor saltwater intrusion
  • Inspects construction sites and enforces National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements
  • Enforces regulations governing illegal and illicit discharge of the stormwater system
  • Inspects and provides follow ups for Surface Water Management Licenses on City-owned properties
  • Investigates flooding complaints
  • Works closely with other City departments and/or regulatory agencies in the investigation, audit, and enforcement of rules, ordinances and regulations
  • Responds to spill cleanups, illegal discharges, illegal connections to the water system, abandoned drums, grease trap inspections, etc.
  • Reads and interprets engineering drawings, blueprints, and maps
  • Provides written reports, photo documentation, historical research, asset investigation and archiving
  • Explains and interprets regulations to owners and occupants of residential and commercial establishment
  • Attends outreach events to educate the public on City programs/ environmental issues and pollution prevention
  • May be required to work overtime evenings or weekends
  • Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Associates Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or a related field
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in a position involving extensive public contact dealing with the enforcement of City, county, state, federal or local regulations or ordinances; or experience with the operation or inspection of water or wastewater systems, or Stormwater management systems; or experience in analytic or quality control laboratory work. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis of the required experience or education.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire
  • Some positions may require certification within one (1) year of employment as a Backflow Prevention Device Technician OR as a Hazardous Waste Site Safety Supervisor. *Preferences: Backflow Certification for Inspection and Maintenance, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) - 40 hour and Florida Stormwater Association Stormwater Operator Level

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work. HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

    Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

    An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).

    The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

    Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.

    01 This application supplement is an integral part of the application process and must be completed together with the formal application in order for you to be considered as an applicant. Answer each question as thoroughly as possible, with information and examples that are relevant to your personal knowledge and hands-on experience, as your responses will be rated by how they relate to the position to be filled. Please answer each question in this application supplement directly and DO NOT make references such as "See Resume." Failure to complete the answers in this supplement may result in a lower rating. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. If a supplemental question is not applicable, or you do not have an answer, please indicate "N/A" as your response. Please indicate that you have read and understand the above instructions by typing your name below.

    02 Have you successfully completed two (2) years of study from a recognized college or university with major course work in engineering or environmental sciences, or other closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

      03 Explain your knowledge and experience with backflow (cross-connection control) programs.

      04 Describe your experience involving extensive public contact dealing with the compliance and enforcement of federal, state, or local regulations or ordinances.

      05 Please describe a challenging inspection/investigation, etc. and what was the outcome.

      06 Describe your experience working with any federal, state or municipal regulatory programs.

      07 Do you have experience in the operation of any of the following? (Check all that apply)
      • Water or wastewater systems.
      • Stormwater management systems.
      • Industrial Pretreatment programs.
      • Backflow Prevention programs.
      • N/A

        08 Do you have experience in the inspection of any of the following? (Check all that apply)
        • Water or wastewater systems.
        • Stormwater management systems.
        • Industrial Pretreatment programs.
        • Backflow Prevention programs
        • N/A

          * Required Question

Keywords: Government jobs, Fort Lauderdale , ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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