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Environmental Coordinator
JOB CODE:101620
SALARY RANGE:$57,852 - $97,213
Department of Environmental Services
Under the general supervision of the Environmental Services Director, develops, implements, directs, and enforces various environmental programs and projects. 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.
Directs all activities of the division; provides technical advice when needed; makes technical reviews and decisions. Advises the Environmental Services Director, Metropolitan Council, and Mayor-President's Office on environmental related matters; serves as the contact person for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Environmental Protection Agency (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. Develops the Department of Environmental Services' implementation plan to remain in compliance with all regulations and permits. Oversees all technical analyses required to meet air quality permits for the sewer system and the landfill. Oversees all wastewater pre-treatment permits and surcharge calculations for the sewer system. Prepares environmental permit applications; approves and assigns appropriate City-Parish permits. Establishes and maintains information and educational programs. Prepares and controls the division's budget. Establishes operational and procedural protocols. Develops City-Parish ordinances and guidelines for implementing newly required EPA, DEQ, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Prepares bid specifications. Reviews and testifies at public hearings and before the legislature on environmental regulations. Conducts environmental impact and assessment studies. Prepares environmental engineering professional service contract.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental regulations and enforcement procedures. Knowledge of EPA, DEQ, and OSHA regulations. 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 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 state and federal agencies and commissions, and the general public. Ability to comprehend regulations and changes 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.
Bachelor's degree in environmental science or a related field, supplemented by four years of progressively responsible environmental experience, and two years of supervisory experience.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
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.