Environmental Scientist

Recruitment #24-5080-001



The Environmental Scientist within the Department of Aviation ensures environmental compliance at the Dayton International Airport. The incumbent will lead Environmental programs including Storm Water Pollution Prevention (NPDES permit compliance) and Wastewater {Deicing Fluid Collection System (DFCS) discharge} permit compliance, Underground Fuel Storage Tank compliance, Sustainability, Energy Conservation, and Recycling. Responsibilities include monitoring and coordinating the discharge of the Deicing Fluid Collection System in accordance with the Wastewater Industrial User Monitoring Permit, implementing and updating the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in accordance with the Ohio EPA Stormwater Permit, routine storm water sampling, review of construction plans and contractor SWPPP’s, oversight of State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), and associated monthly reporting. The incumbent inspects and identifies existing and potential pollution sources, conducts stormwater/groundwater quality studies and carbon footprint assessments, prepares and reviews action plans, reviews remediation plans, responds to environmental emergencies (including SPCC plan development, education and compliance), and makes appropriate recommendations relative to the Airport’s environmental compliance.

The incumbent aids in the planning, implementation, and coordination of the SWPPP through Airport tenant businesses inspections, review of their reporting requirements, chemical inventory, chemical handling, and assessment of hazard levels. Conducts comprehensive investigations to define potential environmental impacts and makes recommendations regarding possible abatement measures in response to complaints from tenants, citizens, neighboring industries, and businesses.  The incumbent completes surface water quality studies using field monitoring devices.  The incumbent serves as the lead technical advisor for energy and sustainable practices and facilitates community education and outreach efforts for Environmental Compliance and Storm Water Protection.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Water Resources Management, Earth Science, Environmental Science or equivalent discipline.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

The following experience, knowledge and/or familiarity is preferred: A general understanding of 40CFR, Universal Waste Regulations, Hazardous Waste Regulations, Ohio EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water permits, experience in Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulatory requirements, knowledge of watershed quality sampling, and water analysis. Additionally, professional geologic experience; use of GIS software conceptual groundwater modeling, and data management; knowledge in applied hydrogeology and familiarity with hydrogeochemistry, aquifer hydraulics, fate transport, and basic geophysics; familiarity with environmental drilling techniques and water level monitoring devices and recorders is a benefit. Knowledge of FAA regulations is also a benefit, but not required.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

Within 6 months of appointment, must obtain and maintain, as a condition of continued employment, a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 


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