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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5137 - Stormwater Permitting Manager

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 316

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction; performs work of unusual difficulty in managing the implementation and enforcement of the County’s Stormwater Management (DCSFPO) and Flood Plain Ordinance; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This position is responsible for directing and coordinating the preparation, implementation and enforcement of the County’s Stormwater Management and Flood Plain Ordinance (DCSFPO). Work involves independent judgment and discretion in the interpretation, application and enforcement of these services. General direction is received from the Director of Economic Development and Planning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Directs the work of subordinate staff engaged in stormwater permitting, drainage, and wetland projects
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Coordinates stormwater permitting with other county permitting divisions
• Directs and implements regulatory requirements for stormwater, drainage, and wetland permitting
• Administers and enforces the provisions/requirements of the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance (DCSFPO) for developments on a countywide basis
• Provides professional recommendations and makes presentations
• Recommends and assists in the writing of revisions to the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance (DCSFPO)
• Provides training to the public on the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance (DCSFPO)
• Reviews, prepares and presents reports to various committees
• Keeps abreast of Federal, State and local regulatory requirements
• Coordinates with regulating agencies to obtain permit review authorization
• Establishes agreements, policies and procedures which are compliant with DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance (DCSFPO) and other intergovernmental agreements but also provide the highest level of service to the regulated public
• Provides direct support to the municipal engineers, village administrators and consultants in the development and implementation of plans
• Oversees wetland banking program
• Assists with the negotiation of contracts with private environmental and engineering consultants for permit review and municipal permit program audits
• Hosts the Municipal Engineers Oversight Committee on a monthly basis to discuss, address and provide guidance on issues associated with DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance (DCSFPO), countywide development, wetland/riparian environments, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood plain and floodway regulations
• Prepares and reviews reports
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of the Stormwater Management Ordinance
• Federal, State and local environmental laws, regulations and program relating to these practices
• Effective administration management principles and practices
• Leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Directing the activities of staff engaged in the management and enforcement of environmental and sub-professional engineering issues
• Enforcing Federal, State and local regulating relating to these services
• Preparing technical reports and operating procedures in connection with plans and ordinances
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field and seven years’ of experience in the administration of a water resources and/or regulatory program, including three years’ of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.