Public Works
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Job Title: Code/Storm-Water Compliance Specialist
 Until filled 
Job Class: Technical
Job Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary: 53,113.68-58,903.37
Description: JOB SUMMARY
Code/Storm-Water Compliance Specialist is for individuals who are qualified to conduct stormwater inspections for compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations. This individual must also have some familiarity with property maintenance. The position is proposed for individuals who can demonstrate, maintain, and foster positive and friendly working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Must also be willing & able to serve and respond to callouts for unforeseen events dealing with stormwater spills. This position reports to the Chief Building Official.
Conducts erosion control inspections at construction sites for conformance to codes and regulations, to assess environmental conditions and to ensure compliance to plans and specifications, proper installation of erosion control, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance.
Prepares field reports on site conditions.
Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens regarding environmental violations, concerns, or general information, research flood plain information and public drainage.
Advises and confers with citizens, builders and contractors concerning erosion and sediment control requirements, standards and changes necessary for compliance with laws, regulations, and codes.
Conducts environmental screenings and samplings of storm water runoff and other potential environmental contaminants.
Investigates noncompliance, conducts enforcement actions, issues violation notices or citations, monitors change and ensures compliance.
Assists with employee training; assists with public education/awareness information and special events; attends meetings of environmental committees, agencies, and boards.
Organizes and maintains electronic filing systems.
Maintain certifications and qualifications within specialty area and stay current on updates to available certifications and training
Work proactively with the public and individuals throughout the city
Preparation of annual reports and Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).
Assist and support other departments as needed
Explain codes and regulations to property owners, residents, and others.
Interpret, apply, and explain Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
Understand and explain occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in code compliance.
Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and timely manner.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
Read and interpret maps, plans, and legal descriptions.
Respond to and effectively prioritize multiple phone calls, walk-up traffic, and other requests/interruptions.
Establish, maintain, and research code compliance files and activity records.
Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.
Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situation’s and needs.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Frequent exposure to dirt, outdoor temperatures, traffic and construction noise and dust when performing outdoor site inspections. Subject to working near moving machinery, power tools and vehicles and equipment in motion. Required to bend, stoop, kneel, walk, and work in confined spaces also wet and slippery surfaces.  Loading and unloading equipment and materials is required.  May be required to work after normal duty hours and on weekends or holidays.
HS graduate or GED equivalent
Valid Class "D" Oklahoma Driver's License.
Must possess & maintain a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier.
Must possess or obtain Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification through the ICC or similar entity within one (1) year of hire.
Must possess or obtain Stormwater Certification through EPA or similar entity within one (1) year of hire.
College Degree
Water and or Wastewater License.
Vocational –Technical Courses in Stormwater or Code Enforcement.
Experience in building inspections, environmental codes and or storm water regulations
If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process,
please notify the ADA Coordinator or Human Resource Department Representatives by calling 405-843-6637.
The City of Nichols Hills is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion.
The City of Nichols Hills will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex (to include sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression), age, genetic information, disability, or political affiliation.
  • Sick Leave: 96 hours per year. Max: 960 hours.
  • Vacation: 88 hours per year (first 7 years) 128 hours per year after 7 years.
  • Holidays: 12 regular holidays per year.
  • Wellness Program: sick leave buy-back; vaccine and wellness cash incentives.
  • Longevity Pay: All full time City employees are eligible for longevity pay after a completing two consecutive years of service.
  • Educational Incentives from $50-$200/month depending on degree; License and Certification incentives from $25-$125/month; Tuition Reimbursement up to $2500/yr.
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employee, household members and children outside the home up to 26 years old.  
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA Plan) option.
  • Injury Insurance (workers comp): Effective day of employment.
  • Retirement: OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM: All full time, non-uniformed employees are enrolled in the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund on their first day of full-time employment with the city.
  • Credit Union:  All full-time employees are eligible for membership in the Credit Union.
  • Life Insurance: Each full-time employee is eligible for group health and term life coverage as determined by the insurance carrier.
  • Health Insurance: Plans are available for employee, family, and dependent coverage. Coverage begins following thirty (30) days employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Dental Plan options are available for employee, family, and dependent coverage at reasonable rates.

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