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Roadside Environmental Specialist (#MGCE01)
$34,484.00 Yearly Min / $43,105.00 Yearly Mid / $51,726.00 Yearly Max


Roadside Environmental Supervisor (#MGCE02)
$42,242.00 Yearly Min / $52,803.00 Yearly Mid / $63,364.00 Yearly Max


Roadside Environmental Administrator (#MGCE03)
$51,755.00 Yearly Min / $64,694.00 Yearly Mid / $77,633.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses three levels in the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Sciences occupational group, Natural Resources occupational series and describes inspection and compliance work for ensuring that all native and introduced vegetative growth within the statewide network of transportation rights-of-way is designed, developed and maintained to provide erosion control, travel safety, and visual pleasure.  Erosion and sediment control inspection work is conducted during the planning, design, construction and maintenance stages of transportation projects and established rights-of-way.  Positions in this class series evaluate, resolve, and/or coordinate a variety of roadside environmental work such as comprehensive vegetation management (grass management, erosion control, seeding, mulching, herbicide/pesticide applications, roadside mowing, landscape beautification plantings/maintenance, vegetation removal), hazardous tree mitigation, wildlife habitat and native plant species management/mitigation.  

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Evaluate, resolve, and/or coordinate a variety of roadside environmental work such as comprehensive vegetation management (grass management, erosion control, seeding, mulching, herbicide/pesticide applications, roadside mowing, landscape beautification plantings/maintenance, vegetation removal), hazardous tree mitigation, wildlife habitat and native plant species management/mitigation.
     
  • Reviews construction plans to determine field constructability of all erosion and sediment control methods/devices to be used throughout the construction process; long term storm water control features and landscape designs including fixed features and vegetative specimens. Comments on designs and recommends plan modifications.
     
  • Meets with project engineers, inspectors and contractors to review and approve field changes, and explain site non-compliance and how to comply with Federal and State regulations. Recommends work stoppage if contractor fails to comply.
     
  • Coordinates field inspections and fieldwork including all maintenance, repairs, replacements; pesticide applications; care and maintenance of all native and introduced vegetation.
     
  • Determines when roadside maintenance work can be done in house or requires specialty contractors. Coordinates with operations staff or justifies and coordinates the contracted activities with staff activities. Inspects contracted planting and overall landscape work. Recommends payment/corrections.
     
  • Collects and tracks roadside data using computerized software applications such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hand held GPS units and databases to identify and resolve hazards and to manage roadsides.
     
  • Inspects plant materials at the source, accepting or rejecting due to plant health.

 

Levels of Work

Roadside Environmental Specialist

This is the first level of roadside environmental work.

  • Works under the general supervision of a technical superior.
  • Assists with gathering and mapping data and reporting findings to supervisor.
  • May be required to apply herbicide, pesticide or fertilizer applications.
  • Contacts are the agency's engineers, project inspectors and contractors and responding to public inquiries/concerns.
  • Follows up with project inspectors for violations of erosion/sediment control regulations, resolves complex issues and refers persistent non-compliance to the Administrator. May meet with contractors and may call for work stoppage.

Roadside Environmental Supervisor

This level directly supervises diverse roadside environmental programs and operations Statewide.

  • Reports to an administrative supervisor; work is performed consistent with established policies and practices and with a moderate degree of independence.
  • Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per the Merit Rules. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, and recommending hire/fire and discipline.
  • Plans and evaluates daily roadside environmental operations; establishes priorities to ensure compliance of laws, rules and regulations applicable to the assigned program and Department objectives to ensure construction projects move to completion, to ensure hazardous conditions are prevented and resolved, and to maintain safe and attractive transportation rights-of-way including planned removal of dead/diseased trees, pesticide applications, landscaping projects, and vegetation research projects.
  • Meets with suppliers/vendors, prepares specifications and requests for bid, recommends award of contracts, processes contract addendum, change orders, extensions, invoices, and enforces contract terms/recommends renegotiation terms. Approves payment and negotiates corrections.
  • Follows up with project inspectors for violations of erosion/sediment control regulations, resolves complex issues and refers persistent non-compliance to the Administrator. May meet with contractors and may call for work stoppage.
  • Analyzes section programs and projects to recommend improvements, determine funding needs/availability, recommend budget requests and understand technological changes and the useful applications of plant research findings.
  • Maintains active membership/participation in professional organizations to ensure up-to-date knowledge in disciplines associated with the Roadside Environmental (RSE) Program and right-of-way development/maintenance.

Roadside Environmental Administrator

This level administers the State’s diverse roadside environmental programs and operations which includes planning, developing and implementing programs and services through a subordinate supervisor.

  • Provides the technical expertise necessary for development of long-term objectives for vegetative development and maintenance. Researches and evaluates alternative design, vegetation, and maintenance methods.
  • Plans and designs landscaping projects.
  • Develops policies and procedures for program implementation and operation to include in-house and contracted design, installation, and maintenance.
  • Work is performed consistent with established policies and practices, however, responsibilities include recommending effective modification to established policies and practices.
  • Represents the Department on various committees and commissions.
  • Analyzes the feasibility of section's budgetary proposals. Revises and justifies proposals.
  • Participates at public hearings and makes presentations at formal and informal gatherings related to right-of way issues and private sector sponsorships of right-of-way beautification projects.
  • Active membership/participation in related national organizations to ensure up-to-date knowledge in the various disciplines important to an effective right-of-way program.
  • Works with other agencies and the private sector, statewide and regionally, to coordinate and achieve mutual goals and objectives.
  • Manages program budget. Performs contract administration and ensures all contract requirements are met.
  • Contacts are with plant/chemical science researchers, both academic and private enterprise, design and maintenance contractors, the general public/public officials, and intra-agency management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the principal and practices of erosion/sediment control and stormwater management.
  • Knowledge of state laws, rules, and regulations regarding erosion and sediment control.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations regarding wetlands and subaqueous lands identification, damage/destruction, mitigation, and remediation and herbicide and pesticide use, methods of application and storage.
  • Knowledge of soil mechanics as applicable to engineering and agriculture.
  • Knowledge of horticulture, arboriculture, and soils as applicable to landscaping and erosion characteristics.
  • Knowledge of landscape design. Knowledge of herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer use and application methods.
  • Ability to interpret landscape and construction design plans, maps, blueprints, sketches and drawings at the level needed for field application.
  • Ability to define problems and develop solutions.
  • Ability to use the principles of geometry for area and quantity determinations.
  • Ability to make changes to erosion/sediment control and landscape plans and designs and to estimate related costs.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Roadside Environmental Supervisor requires:

  • Knowledge of ornamental horticulture, arboriculture, agronomy, and landscape design.
  • Skill in communication, policy interpretation and problem analysis and resolution.
  • Knowledge of plant pathology, chemical growth controls, forestry, pesticides/herbicides and their application equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of right-of-way development and related practices, procedures and programs.
  • Knowledge of calibration procedures for various methods of pesticide application.
  • Knowledge of state laws, rules and regulations regarding contracted services.
  • Skill in staff supervision and developing subordinate personnel to their fullest potential.
  • Skill in evaluating roadside environmental programs and operations and recommending improvements.
  • Skill in ensuring compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Skill in applying technical knowledge of several related disciplines such as tree mitigation, pesticide application, soil science, traffic control, occupational safety, and procurement procedures to the daily management of roadside environmental operations.
  • Skill in reading landscape and construction design plans, maps, blueprints, sketches and drawings and interpreting for field application.
  • Skill in contract negotiation and management.
  • Ability to establish objectives and guide the integration of multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to recognize and integrate diverse and/or conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to plan, organize and integrate program resources to achieve program goals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, landowners, contractors, environmental groups and co-workers.
  • Ability to recognize and mediate conflict.
  • Ability to organize and write clear, complete and concise records, reports, and correspondence.
  • Ability to use computers and software to maintain accurate data.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Roadside Environmental Administrator requires:

  • Knowledge of State and regional policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of roadside environmental program management.
  • Knowledge of arboriculture, phenology, taxonomy, landscape architecture, and organic chemistry.
  • Knowledge of ornamental horticulture, turfgrass management, and botany.
  • Knowledge of soil erosion controls.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, local laws, rules, zoning, and ordinances as they relate to right-of-way vegetative development/management, including contract administration and purchasing.
  • Knowledge of applied research methods and technical report preparation.
  • Skill in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating multiple, diverse roadside environmental programs and services, to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Skill in budget and contract management.
  • Skill in managing roadside environmental projects.
  • Ability to prepare training/educational programs for intra-agency staff, local governments' staff and the general public.
  • Ability to assume lead positions on committees and review panels regarding local, State, and National landscape/vegetative management issues.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Roadside Environmental Specialist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of landscape design and maintenance work including planting and seeding.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting wetlands laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  3. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

CLASS:
MGCE01
EST:
7/1/1997
REV:
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
97809

CLASS:
MGCE02
EST:
7/1/1997
REV:
7/5/2020
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
97810

CLASS:
MGCE03
EST:
7/1/1997
REV:
7/5/2020
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
97811