Job Description

OVERVIEW
Under the direction of, and in cooperation with the Transportation Programs Manager, this individual performs skilled technical work with a primary focus on Stormwater.  This person administers the day-to-day operation of the Stormwater Utility, including administration and implementation of the County Stormwater Program in compliance with the Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit and planning, and supporting rural stormwater needs throughout the county.  This person will plan, design, and oversee stormwater improvement projects and components of capital improvement projects.  This position may assist with Transportation Program functions including, but not limited to, asset and data management related to traffic and accidents, pavement management (PMS), road log maintenance, and the bridge program.  This person works with minimal supervision, using judgement and exceptional teamwork.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Respond to citizen questions and concerns, and investigate reports of stormwater issues including, but not limited to, maintenance, flooding, and illicit discharges.
  • Rural stormwater program planning and implementation.
  • Develop and update the stormwater capital improvement plan, stormwater comprehensive plan, and stormwater capital facilities plan.
  • Identify, pursue, and administer funds for stormwater capital projects and stormwater program implementation.
  • Administration including preparation of the annual service charge roll and budget draft.
  • Urban stormwater program and project planning.
  • Review and update of stormwater element of the comprehensive plan, stormwater comprehensive plan and capital facilities plan. Evaluate and coordinate response to report of stormwater flooding and issues.
  • Develop and implement small and large stormwater projects and/or stormwater components of transportation projects.
  • Prepare stormwater plans and details, including local standards for drainage systems and related projects.  Prepare stormwater design reports, specifications, operation, and maintenance plans for stormwater systems and related projects.
  • Review and oversee stormwater plans for capital projects and development applications in conformance with County code, the Stormawater Management Manual for Eastern Washington and/or the WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual

    OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Coordinate, implement, and update elements of the Wenatchee Valley Stormwater Management Program in accordance with the Eastern Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit including:  Public education and outreach, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction and post-construction stormwater management and pollution prevention, and good housekeeping for municipal operations.
  • Enter and update stormwater program data.
  • Prepare and present reports and documentation in compliance with the current Stormwater Permit.
  • Develop, update, and maintain desk procedures and tasks to outline position responsibilities and standard operating procedures.  Create, update, and implement process improvement procedures, tasks, workflows, and systems.
  • Represent the County in work groups, advisory committees, and technical review boards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Intermediate knowledge of applicable stormwater and development regulations, including but not limited to the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit and Ecology Construction Stormwater General Permit.
  • Intermediate knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to this position, and county government in general.
  • Proficient understanding of the principles, procedures, best management practices and regulations related to stormwater programs and sound scientific fieldwork.
  • Skilled in operation of a computer and electronic devices and a variety of software including Microsoft Office suite and database systems, Arc-GIS and AutoCAD and HydroCAD.
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification preferred.
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to estimate and analyze costs.
  • Support a strong culture of safety and adhere to county policies and procedures; use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate; report safety issues or concerns in a timely manner; encourage others to behave in a safe manner.
  • Project a positive, professional image.
  • Skilled in problem solving techniques, the use of independent judgement and initiative.
  • High-level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to and collaborate with co-workers, elected officials, public and private agencies and other individuals in a positive manner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintaining the necessary flexibility to accommodate changing circumstances.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Sit or stand of long periods and walk varying terrain.  Occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bens and twist at waist, crouch or crawl and talk and hear with background noise.
  • Manual dexterity necessary to perform repetitive tasks including the operation of a keyboard and other necessary engineering and office-related equipment.
  • Driving within the county and state.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 lbs. at least waist-high during the normal course of performing daily duties.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER RECRUITING REQUIREMENTS

  • The County, at its discretion, may consider combinations of education, experience, certifications and training in lieu of specific qualifications contained herein
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and two (2) years’ experience in stormwater program management, or
  • Engineering Tech Degree and four (4) years’ experience in stormwater program management.
  • Washington State Professional Civil Engineer license or Engineer-in-Training.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • A background security check may be required if a job offer is made.

CLOSING STATEMENT: This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

BENEFITS:

WA Teamsters Welfare Trust Medical Plan Z – Composite Plan.  Employer contribution based on current collective bargaining agreement. WA Teamsters Welfare Trust Dental Plan B – Composite Plan.  Employer contribution based on current collective bargaining agreement. Washington State Department of Retirement System – PERS / PSERS Eligible position (Employer / Employee contribution). 1% Deferred Compensation. VEBA – Health Savings Plan $125 per month county contribution. Life and Accidental Death Insurance – Mutual of Omaha. Flexible Spending Plan: Pre-tax insurance premiums / Health Care Account / Dependent Care. Available AFLAC Plans. Employee Assistance Plan. 10 Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday. 8 hours Sick Leave Accrual per month. 8 Hours to start, then up to 15 hours of annual leave per month. Longevity after 5 years $35.50/month, progresses up to 20 years $177.50/month. Certification Pay if applicable in job description: Bridge Inspector Certification; AICP Certification; Public Land Surveyor; Master’s Degree; Certified Building Official; or Licensed Professional Engineer.  Bilingual pay, lead pay, and depending on positions Microsoft certification.

2024 COLA Increase: 3%

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