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Environmental Specialist I (Sewer)

  • ... Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 77854 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Environmental Specialist I (Sewer)   

JOB TITLE:

Environmental Specialist I (Sewer)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Cedar Rapids Iowa United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The City of Cedar Rapids is looking for our next Environmental Specialist I to join the Public Works department working with the Sewer Team.
If you are passionate about environmental protection and possess the necessary skills, we invite you to apply for this rewarding position.


At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our communitys diverse backgrounds and this position is crucial in the success and strategic direction of a growing and evolving community.
We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job.
If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying.
Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation.

About our Community
Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Cedar Rapids is our vibrant and diverse community known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty.
Our city has a strong sense of community which can be seen at any of our numerous parks, recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events year round.
You can also explore our thriving downtown district, filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, or take a stroll along the Cedar River, which runs through the heart of the city.
Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here!

About this Opportunity

Conducts site inspections, sampling, and equipment operation and maintenance.
Supports National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit reporting and monitoring

Essential Job Duties



  • Performs construction site inspection to ensure compliance with regulations and standards
  • Reviews plans, permits, and encroachment reviews and communicates necessary revisions to the appropriate party
  • Manages maintenance contract
  • Responds to and assesses drainage complaints from residents
  • Collaborates with various stakeholders to achieve compliance and environmental program goals
  • Maintains and updates databases and records regarding compliance and corrective actions
  • Inspects and takes samples as needed from storm water outfalls
  • Assists in the calibration of troubleshooting analytical and field equipment
  • Assists with periodic inspections of City facilities for stormwater compliance
  • Performs related work as required.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field and
  • Three to five years of experience in coordinating environmental compliance activities or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
Required Licenses or Certifications
  • Obtain EnviroCert International Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) within three years of employment
  • Valid U.
    S.
    drivers license
Desired Qualifications
  • Contract management or project management experience

Additional Information

Work Schedule:
Monday- Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
The City of Cedar Rapids is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All job applicants will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).


Applicants with Disabilities
We respect and value people with disabilities and are committed to providing a workplace culture of disability inclusion.
People with disabilities are supported during the hiring process and are encouraged to apply for employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to those in need of assistance with the application and interview process.
To request an accommodation, contact the City's Human Resources department by phone at 319-286-5000 or by email at hr@cedar-rapids.
org.


We offer benefits and beyond for our employees and their families!

The City of Cedar Rapids provides outstanding pay, benefits, time off, including:

  • Medical co-insurance for participating providers of 90% plan / 10% employee
  • Iowa Public Employees Retirement Pension plans (IPERS) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) with a 9.
    44% City contribution and 6.
    29% employee contribution
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to $3,000 per year in educational assistance
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (The PSLF program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
    See more info here.
    )
  • Generous flex leave (paid-time off)
  • Annual pay increases
  • Typically receive annual cost of living increase depending on budget
  • 100% City paid basic life insurance
  • Dental, vision, long-term disability, and supplemental life insurance
  • Commitment to professional development
  • View our non-bargaining Choice Plan Benefits Summary (Download PDF reader)

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

77854 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709838470-7b14ce6097ef3196a490769587c49891

LOCATION:

Iowa United States

CITY:

Cedar Rapids

Job Origin:

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The City of Cedar Rapids is looking for our next Environmental Specialist I to join the Public Works department working with the Sewer Team. If you are passionate about environmental protection and possess the necessary skills, we invite you to apply for this rewarding position.


At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our communitys diverse backgrounds and this position is crucial in the success and strategic direction of a growing and evolving community. We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation.

About our Community
Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Cedar Rapids is our vibrant and diverse community known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Our city has a strong sense of community which can be seen at any of our numerous parks, recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events year round. You can also explore our thriving downtown district, filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, or take a stroll along the Cedar River, which runs through the heart of the city. Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here!

About this Opportunity

Conducts site inspections, sampling, and equipment operation and maintenance. Supports National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit reporting and monitoring

Essential Job Duties



  • Performs construction site inspection to ensure compliance with regulations and standards
  • Reviews plans, permits, and encroachment reviews and communicates necessary revisions to the appropriate party
  • Manages maintenance contract
  • Responds to and assesses drainage complaints from residents
  • Collaborates with various stakeholders to achieve compliance and environmental program goals
  • Maintains and updates databases and records regarding compliance and corrective actions
  • Inspects and takes samples as needed from storm water outfalls
  • Assists in the calibration of troubleshooting analytical and field equipment
  • Assists with periodic inspections of City facilities for stormwater compliance
  • Performs related work as required.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field and
  • Three to five years of experience in coordinating environmental compliance activities or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
Required Licenses or Certifications
  • Obtain EnviroCert International Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) within three years of employment
  • Valid U.S. drivers license
Desired Qualifications
  • Contract management or project management experience

Additional Information

Work Schedule:
Monday- Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
The City of Cedar Rapids is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All job applicants will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).

Applicants with Disabilities
We respect and value people with disabilities and are committed to providing a workplace culture of disability inclusion. People with disabilities are supported during the hiring process and are encouraged to apply for employment with the City of Cedar Rapids. In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to those in need of assistance with the application and interview process. To request an accommodation, contact the City's Human Resources department by phone at 319-286-5000 or by email at hr@cedar-rapids.org.


We offer benefits and beyond for our employees and their families!

The City of Cedar Rapids provides outstanding pay, benefits, time off, including:

  • Medical co-insurance for participating providers of 90% plan / 10% employee
  • Iowa Public Employees Retirement Pension plans (IPERS) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) with a 9.44% City contribution and 6.29% employee contribution
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to $3,000 per year in educational assistance
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (The PSLF program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See more info here. )
  • Generous flex leave (paid-time off)
  • Annual pay increases
  • Typically receive annual cost of living increase depending on budget
  • 100% City paid basic life insurance
  • Dental, vision, long-term disability, and supplemental life insurance
  • Commitment to professional development
  • View our non-bargaining Choice Plan Benefits Summary (Download PDF reader)

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