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Engineering Assistant/Stormwater Control Measure Inspector #2209-239300-01

Date Opened
Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:00 AM
Close Date
Friday, October 14, 2022 8:00 PM
Storm Water Services
  • $51,791 - $64,738 Commensurate With Experience


Storm Water Services maintains and improves stormwater infrastructure within the City streets and rights-of-way. Staff currently manages more than 400 storm drainage improvement projects. Over the next 5 years, Storm Water Services will invest approximately $450 million in capital improvements throughout our community. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with more than 200,000 customer accounts and over 150 employees.


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This position is based in the Storm Water Services Division, and is a member of the Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting Team, which is responsible for protecting and improving surface water quality within the City in compliance with state and federal laws.  This position is responsible for supporting the management of Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) inspections and database management.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Storm Water Services/Water Quality management of SCM inspections and database management.
  • Perform inspections of public/private SCMs according to the Inspection & Maintenance Checklists.
  • Confer with City Staff, external consultants, contractors, citizens, and other interested parties to support program needs and interests.
  • Read, understand and interpret design plans and specifications and convey meaning, often to a lay audience or customer.
  • Manage files of approved plans for the City’s Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance (PCSO) compliance and input project information into City’s SCM database.
  • Provide accumulated yearly data to support recordkeeping required by the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
  • Provide assistance to Storm Water Ordinance Administrators as necessary to prepare Corrective Action Reports, Notices of Violation, and reports to the Storm Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) in order to help property owners comply with SCM maintenance and inspection requirements.
  • Perform re-inspections, certifications, or continuing NOV activities. Provide limited technical expertise or guidance to owners.
  • Develop and implement processes to locate and collect inventory data for SCMs, perform inspections and document results of the inspections.
  • Manage the inspection and maintenance of SCMs at municipal properties.
  • Provide and manage team communication pertaining to public/private SCM inspections.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret design plans and specifications.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to effectively communicate with the City, contractors and the public in order to exchange information and offer outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques
  • Must be able to take initiative and practice good judgment to complete assignments.  
  • Demonstrated skills in innovation and adaptive management for problem solving
  • Team oriented problem solving serving as roles of listener, leader and follower
  • Effective presentation skills for local, state and national opportunities
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit.

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with three years overall relevant field experience.
  • Prefer knowledge of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg BMP Design Manual, the City of Charlotte Land Development Standards, other local ordinances, requirements, and/or manuals. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a related field and one year of related experience.
  • Certification in SCM inspection and maintenance through an accepted regional certification program or the ability to obtain within one year.
  • Physical ability to inspect SCMs including the ability to lift up to 60 pounds and the ability to work under adverse weather and environmental conditions.


  • $51,791 - $64,738 Commensurate With Experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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