The City of Roanoke's Stormwater Department is seeking a highly qualified Environmental Specialist. This position will work with the Water Quality Administrator to ensure on-going compliance of municipal operations with applicable environmental laws. This job provides technical support with regard to the City of Roanoke’s MS4 Program and the Bacteria Monitoring Program. Primary responsibilities include activities associated with MCM#1 Public Education and Outreach, MCM#2 Public Involvement and Participation, MCM#3 Illicit Discharge, and MCM#6 Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations. Duties include development and implementation of effective environmental programing. Working knowledge of the Clean Water Act, MS4 Programs, and bacteria monitoring with Colilert and HF183 Human Marker are preferred. Candidate must be passionate and knowledgeable about local, regional and national environmental issues; particularly with regard to watershed health, green infrastructure, water quality, citizen science and effective environmental outreach. This position will also assist in floodplain management activities and coordinates Community Rating System (CRS) Program to implement campaigns and outreach material under the NFIP outreach. The successful applicant will manage the City of Roanoke CRS program for annual compliance and 5-Year Verification. Within one year of hire must become a certified floodplain manager and complete CRS training.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environmental science or a related natural resources field. Must be able and willing to perform office and field work on a regular basis. The Environmental Specialist will be working as a part of the Stormwater Utility team to fulfill our mission to: Partner with citizens to transform the Roanoke River into a community asset, focal point, and source of pride for those that live, work, learn, and play in its watershed.
Roanoke, Virginia is a unique locality with amenities that you’d expect from a dynamic urban center, without losing the charm of a small town. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the City of Roanoke is one of the area’s largest employers offering competitive health and dental benefits, life insurance, and retirement pension plans. Employees may also choose to participate in optional benefits including a deferred compensation plan and flexible spending account through payroll deduction.
Performs complex technical support work related to ensuring the on-going compliance of municipal operations with applicable environmental laws, and supports the administration of a comprehensive environmental management program.
SALARY: $40,868.36 - $50,000.00 Annually. EEO/AA/M/F/DISABILITY EMPLOYER. To apply, visit www.roanokeva.gov/jobs. Deadline to apply: August 4, 2021 11:59 PM. Eastern Time.
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