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Environmental Compliance Specialist Senior (Irrigation Inspection)

Austin, TX

Posting Title

Environmental Compliance Specialist Senior (Irrigation Inspection)

Job Requisition Number

COA091432

Position Number

119275

Job Type

Full-Time

Division Name

Water Conservation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Life Science, Natural Science, or related field, plus six (6) 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 or Certifications:

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 in Austin Water’s Water Conservation Division and will be responsible for conduction inspection of new inground automatic irrigation systems to ensure compliance with state and city codes. This position will consist of mostly field work. During drought conditions, the position may also assist with water waste enforcement patrols.


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.



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.Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.



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

$31.81 – $39.76

Hours

Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Weekend and night hours as needed to meet business needs. Teleworking is not available for this position.

Job Close Date

04/11/2024

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.
  • Experience installing, inspecting, or repairing inground irrigation systems.
  • Experience with the AMANDA database related to the permitting process.
  • Experience reviewing construction plans.
  • Experience with conflict resolution.
  • Time management/multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience interpreting and explaining technical data, policies and procedures to a wide audience including citizens, plumbers, and contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers via direct contact, email, or phone.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.



 

  1. Coordinates, directs, and/or conducts investigations and surveys related to environmental issues and programs.
  2. Issues directives and performs enforcement actions for non-compliance with code and/or regulations.
  3. Develops sampling protocol and standard operating procedures.
  4. Responds to and directs spills and complaint actions.
  5. Provides technical information and assistance to internal and external customers.
  6. Develops and implements rules, code changes, and training programs.
  7. Implements permitting and registration programs.
  8. Reviews and interprets policies, codes, regulations, ordinances, plans, and proposals for compliance.
  9. Researches, develops, presents, and/or submits incident, inspection, and technical reports/cases to appropriate agency/personnel.
  10. Participates in and/or leads City-wide initiatives, task forces, and committees.
  11. Resolves appeals of permit denials.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, guidance, and technical support to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.

  • Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with City employees and the public.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train others.

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. * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Life Science, Natural Science, or related field, plus six (6) 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 requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * The minimum qualifications for this position include: TCEQ licensed irrigation inspector or a valid plumbing inspectors license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners or the ability to obtain license within six (6) months of hire. Please selection the option which best describes how you meet this requirement.
  • I currently hold a TCEQ irrigation inspector license.
  • I currently hold a valid plumbing inspectors license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.
  • I currently hold both licenses.
  • I do not currently hold a license but am able to obtain one within six (6) months of hire.
  • I do not currently hold a license and will not be able to obtain one within six (6) months of hire.
  1. * This position requires a Texas Class C Drivers License. Do you have a Texas Class C Drivers License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Texas Class C Drivers 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. * How many years of experience do you have installing, inspecting, or repairing inground irrigation systems?
  • No experience
  • 0-4 years of experience
  • 4-6 years of experience
  • 6+ years of experience
  1. * How many years of experience do you have with AMANDA or other permitting databases?
  • No experience
  • 0-4 years of experience
  • 4-6 years of experience
  • 6+ years of experience
  1. * Please select the applications you have experience with.
  • ArcGIS
  • Microsoft Excel
  • CC&B or other utility billing systems
  • Microsoft Word
  • None of the above
  1. * How many years of experience do you have reviewing construction plans or irrigation system design plans?
  • No experience
  • 0-4 years of experience
  • 4-6 years of experience
  • 6+ years of experience
  1. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee’s full name.

(Open Ended Question)

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