City of Tucson

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (#4015)

$23.31-$41.52 Hourly / $48,484.80-$86,361.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815


General Description

Provides environmental compliance support in achieving, maintaining, and monitoring water, soil, and air compliance with federal and state regulations that protect the environment.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.  

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.  

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.  

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.  

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.  

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.  

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.  

Identifies new or changing water soil and air regulatory requirements by tracking new and changing regulations, coordinating with other water suppliers and organizations regarding regulatory compliance approaches and policies, keeping organization advised of changes and concerns and participating in regulatory development, including providing written and oral comments.  

Implements the Hazardous Waste Exclusion Program by developing/implementing procedures in case unacceptable waste is discovered, performing technical reviews of waste streams and laboratory methods, researching points of regulations and chemistry, and providing assistance to waste generators as regards to disposal issues.  

Prepares regulatory plans and applications by preparing environmental compliance plans, preparing waiver and reducing monitoring applications for Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's approval.  

Supervises unit staff by generating work schedules, approving inspectors' timesheets, and conducting performance evaluations and providing/enforcing work guidelines.  

Ensures regulatory compliance of water, soil and air issues by coordinating a resolution of compliance concerns with regulatory issues, providing implementation guidance to division regarding new or changing regulatory questions or requirements, participating in and facilitating resolution of compliance situations, auditing, tracking and resolving discrepancies within State or Federal regulatory compliance requirements.  

Provides information, monitors hazardous waste, reviews environmental compliance reports, creates and maintains databases, tracks existing regulatory reporting requirements, and coordinates responses to compliance violations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in environmental regulatory compliance and remediation

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 25

Occupational Group Description: Water

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: First Level Supervisor

NCCI: 7520

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 4015; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;