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Environmental Compliance Associate or Specialist (Water Conservation Enforcement)

Austin, TX

Job description

Posting Title

Environmental Compliance Associate or Specialist (Water Conservation Enforcement)

Job Requisition Number

COA091490

Position Number

104661

Job Type

Full-Time

Division Name

Water Conservation

Minimum Qualifications

Environmental Compliance Associate:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Life Science, Natural Science, or related field, plus two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • May require a valid State of Texas Class C Driver License and ability to meet driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program.


For Austin Water positions:

  • Water Conservation positions: TCEQ licensed irrigation inspector or valid plumbing inspectors license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners or the ability to obtain license within six (6) months of hire.
  • On-Site Sewage Facility positions: TCEQ Designated Representative (DR) license and valid plumbing inspectors license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.




Environmental Compliance Specialist:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Life Science, Natural Science, or related field, plus four (4) years of relevant experience.
  • Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • May require a valid State of Texas Class C Driver License and the ability to meet driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program.


For Austin Water positions:

  • Water Conservation positions: TCEQ licensed irrigation inspector or valid plumbing inspectors license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners or ability to obtain license within six (6) months of hire.
  • On-Site Sewage Facility positions: TCEQ Designated Representative (DR) license and valid plumbing inspectors license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.



 

Notes to Applicants

 


Position Overview:

This position will work on the Enforcement & Compliance team for the Water Conservation Division helping enforce the water conservation code. The position will conduct early morning or evening water waste patrols and assist senior staff with compliance monitoring programs (Car Wash Efficiency, Cooling Tower Efficiency, and Commercial Facility Irrigation Assessment). Enforcement activities include conducting leak investigations, water waste patrols, issuing citations and assessing fines, and attending administrative hearings.



Working with Austin Water provides a number of benefits including medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.



This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon candidate qualifications:

Environmental Compliance Associate: $23.04 – $26.50

Environmental Compliance Specialist: $27.16 – $32.87



When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter, candidates should describe in concise detail their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • A criminal background investigation is required.



Secondary Employment:

  • All Austin Water employees are prohibited from accepting or engaging in any secondary employment that might conflict or interfere with an employee’s duty and responsibility to the Department.
  • Austin Water must review all secondary employment.
  • Employees are required to submit a Secondary Employment Application for review and approval upon being hired with Austin Water, as well as current Austin Water employees considering secondary employment.



Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

See “Notes to Applicants”

Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with some flexibility. Work hours change seasonally to include overnight shifts for months at a time.

Job Close Date

04/22/2024

Type of Posting

External

Department

Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary

Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable

Category

Professional

Location

Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St. Austin, TX 78701

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience providing excellent customer service, facilitating resolution of customer issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers via direct contact, email, or phone.
  • Time management/multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience with CC&B or other Utility Billing Systems.
  • Experience interpreting and explaining technical data, policies and procedures to a wide audience including customers, plumbers, and contractors.
  • Experience with data entry and using GIS and other databases for regulatory enforcement purposes.
  • Experience reviewing violations, drafting Notices of Violations/Citations and other correspondence, and calculating fines.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Environmental Compliance Associate


Environmental Compliance Specialist

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position is posted at multiple levels. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Environmental Compliance Associate


Environmental Compliance Specialist

Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.


The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.


 

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for the Environmental Compliance Associate position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Life Science, Natural Science, or related field, plus two (2) years of relevant experience. Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * This position requires a valid Texas Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Driver License by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Check.
  1. * Please select the areas of regulatory/code enforcement you have experience with. (Select all that apply)
  • Issuing notices of violation/citations
  • Conducting field investigations
  • Reviewing compliance documentation
  • Drafting reminder letters
  • Calculating fines
  • None of the above
  1. * Please select the applications you have experience using. (Select all that apply)
  • ArcGIS
  • Microsoft Excel
  • CC&B or other utility billing systems
  • WCTS or other enforcement tracking databases
  • Microsoft Word
  • None of the above
  1. * Do you have experience interpreting and explaining technical data, policies and procedures to a wide audience including customers, plumbers, and contractors?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Do you have demonstrated experience providing excellent customer service and facilitating resolution of complex customer issues, coordinating, collaborating, and working effectively with other departments or units within an organization and adapting communication styles to meet the needs of internal and external customers and business objectives?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Are you able to work weekends, nights, and a seasonally adjusting scheduling that may include early mornings starting at 3:00 am and evenings until 11:00 pm?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee’s full name.


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