Engineering Environmental Specialist, Jr

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City of Augusta
Augusta, GA, United States

Phone: 706.821.1850
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Engineering Environmental Specialist, Jr


Augusta, GA 



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Job Description:

This is a junior level specialist position in environmental or natural resource science areas. Under direction, performs advanced environmental analysis, activities and projects; conducts technical investigations; conducts field monitoring, data collection, and data trend analysis using various equipment, meters and workflow technology; Collect and compile environmental data from samples of air, soil, water, and other materials for scientific analysis. Analyze samples, surveys, and other information to identify and assess threats to the environment; assist in large, multiple and/or complex natural resources and environmental projects including developing time lines and schedules. Work is performed within the guidelines of County and departmental procedures and regulations, accepted engineering standards and surveying methods, state guidelines, and approved regulatory permitting with AE&ES other Assistant Directors & Managers, co-workers, employees, private engineers, contractors, developers, surveyors, other City Department and the public.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts environmental compliance activities such as sampling, testing, data gathering & analyzing from media (air, water, land, etc.) to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to air, wastewater, recycled water, potable water, hazardous waste/materials, and surface water..

Writes reports describing findings, conclusions, potential for public health or environmental impacts and makes recommendations for follow-up actions; and researches special environmental or natural resource problems and writes reports of findings. Assists with the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures related to environmental compliance; gathers, interprets and communicates environmental regulations pertinent to landfill operations; assists with the development and presentation of training to ensure compliance with environmental regulations including reporting and recordkeeping requirements. . 

Performs a variety of internal staff studies and analyses focused on environmental regulatory compliance; prepares reports outlining findings and recommendations; assists in the development and revision of related internal policies and procedures; and coordinates preparation and submission of required written plans to regulatory bodies as required. 

Perform illicit discharge inspections of industrial and commercial facilities. Monitor Erosion, Sedimentation and Storm water Pollution Control (ES&PC) measures at construction and industrial sites. Prepare notice of deficiencies, notice of violation, track enforcement action to resolution, and maintain log of these actions. Inspect drainage and roadway projects and maintain an inspection diary .

Performs a variety of project related administrative tasks; tracks contract cost, disposal cost to ensure that all activity is accurately documented. Track, document various maintenance/cleanup activities and create quantitative data for such program assessment.

Identify training needs and review with manager. Trains and guides coworkers.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Associate Degree in natural resources, engineering or environmental field of study or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 

Please note: Upon job offer, you will be required to provide proof of education. Be sure to have the appropriate documents readily available.

Experience:  Minimum three (3) years of work experience in transportation, logistic, solid waste operations, code enforcement, law enforcement, structures condition evaluation, or site & building plan review, with emphasis on performing.