Leon County Government
Leon County Government is looking for a Sr. Environmental Engineer- Open Until Filled #EngineerJobs
General Description of Duties Initial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES This is professional work assisting in providing safe, efficient and sustainable roadways, transportation amenities and stormwater facilities throughout Leon County that enhance its livability, environment and economic vitality. Review site and development plans for conformity to accepted design standards, applicable codes, ordinances, county policies and other applicable standards. Receive and evaluate citizen requests for code related issues. Provide support and professional services to the public for enhance our community’s quality of life. NOTE: The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) reflects a more detailed description of the position. Neither the job description nor the JDQ constitutes an employment agreement. Both are subject to change as the needs of the County and requirements of the job change. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Reviews stormwater management plans for water quality, quantity and rate control. Reviews hydrologic/hydraulic calculations and computer hydrologic/hydraulic models for compliance with provisions of the stormwater ordinance. Reviews legal documents and agreements and confers with the County Attorney’s Office. Verifies all fees assessed to the project prior to final processing incurred during the application review process. Prepares detailed permit documents regarding general and special conditions for environmental management permits consistent with the EMA. Maintains and creates files, records (File Action Forms), Accela records and ProjectDox file management. Provides technical assistance and consultation. Researches, analyzes and interprets technical aspects of plans, calculations and maps in permit files. Provides technical advice and expert testimony on stormwater issues as required. Conducts engineering/technical analyses of drainage complaints/problems to discover the source of the problem and, if appropriate, propose solutions. Performs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responsibilities which include providing technical review of flood letters, Letters of Map Amendment (LOMAs), FEMA flood studies, Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), FEMA Letters of Exclusion and FEMA No Rise Certificate studies. Provides information to the public concerning these records and FEMA regulatory procedures. Provides stormwater technical assistance in all areas of permitting. Develops and executes computer models to assess the performance of stormwater facilities. Reviews Operating Permits, As-Built Record Drawings and Final Plats. Receives and reviews applications and supporting documentation for completeness and consistency. Reviews all permits, including the preliminary plat, for consistency with the submitted plans. Reviews the submitted Stormwater Operating Permit and As-Built plans for consistency with the associated environmental management permit. Prepares comments to applicant as applicable regarding resubmittal or approval of the submitted Stormwater Operating Permit and As-Built plans. Serves as Service Advisor (SA) to provide customer service. Assist telephone or walk-in customers on environmental related issues, on a rotating basis. Assist individuals by directing them to the appropriate source when the question is not an environmental compliance/permitting issue. Takes complaints and direct them in an expeditious manner to the Permit and Code Services Division. Follows up in all instances where there is a sensitive issue which must find resolution. Refers applicants to specific staff members for technical consultation based on individual professional expertise. Reviews all pertinent maps (USGS, FIRM, Environmental Sensitive Feature), topographical and GIS map information, aerial photos, and master permits in conjunction with the inquiry. Provides information in a clear, accurate and technically complete, client-sensitive manner. Provides any written verification of information requested to support the activities proposed by the client. Provides copies of code and reference maps which would assist the client in the process. Documents interactions in the SA log daily. Performs necessary administrative functions. Attends team review meetings to obtain division information and provide site specific information for projects permitted during the previous week. Discusses and plans division projects. Participates in pre-approved training, education and professional development activities as approved by Division, Department and County management entities, which involves participation in activities outside of everyday caseload and client oriented services provided by staff. Writes or reviews BoCC agenda items regarding stormwater issues, and policy and ordinance revisions. Reviews ordinance provisions, comprehensive plan requirements and Department policies and procedures related to stormwater and flood protection; recommends and develops modifications as determined necessary. Attends and/or makes presentations at citizen’s advisory group meetings as directed. OTHER IMPORTANT OR MARGINAL DUTIES None. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices including drainage, roadway, traffic, structural, and environmental engineering. Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, geometric design, surveying, soil mechanics, and flood routing. Knowledge of current engineering practices and theories applied to the design and construction of roadway and stormwater facilities. Knowledge of federal and state laws, ordinances, specifications, and regulations relating to drainage, roadway, and environmental engineering. Skilled in communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, County officials, other engineers and the general public. Ability and skills in using computers, engineering instruments, and equipment. Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor while dealing with hostile or angry individuals. COMPLEXITY OF WORK Independent judgment is required for this position in determining the work methods for completing assigned projects. This is heavily reliant on technical expertise and governed by various Florida Statutes covering the practice of Engineering in the State of Florida. The supervisor, outside the initial project assignments and project introductory briefings, relies on the employee to be autonomous in the means and methods utilized to render the service. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT Internal and external customer contact made to exchange and acquire information. EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED Computer, various computer software programs such as MS Office Suite, ICPR, stormwater models, and scientific calculator and a car and/or light truck are examples of equipment and tools used. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work mainly indoors seated in a chair at a desk. Some field work required and exposure to weather. Possible exposure to insects, reptiles, poisonous plants, dogs, cats, possums, squirrels. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field and five years of related work experience. Necessary Special Requirements:. Must possess a valid State of Florida Class “E” Operator’s License and have a favorable driving record where applicable. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and in good standing. Selection Guidelines: Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check, and drug testing. FLSA STATUS: Position currently meets the learned professional exemption. Position meets the salary test and acts with discretion and independent judgment in the performance of environmental engineering design review of land development site plans. Position requires a certification as a professional engineer and a degree. Position also performs administrative work that involves coordinating work activities. Revision Date: 10/19/99; 8/20/08; 2/15/18; 4/24/20; 2/9/22.