ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR 2122
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for coordinating work activities relating to the administration of environmental quality programs. The incumbent must be able to manage diversified projects and exercise independent judgment and initiative. General direction is received from an administrative supervisor by means of conferences and periodic operational reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Develops and implements special environmental projects for the department;
Coordinates pollution control activities with other agencies and/or municipalities involved in environmental clean-ups;
Evaluates the effectiveness of various storm water remediation practices and the potential application of practices at project sites;
Provides input and expertise in evaluating violations of local and state environmental quality codes; serves as hearing officer by appointment;
Receives and acts upon public complaints relating to illicit discharges to county owned storm sewer systems and/or surface waters;
Prepares applications for funding assistance through grant programs and prepares contracts when outside agencies oversee funded projects;
Reviews a wide range of departmental programs and policies in an effort to assess their effectiveness for determining possible programmatic and policy alternatives.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, techniques and practices of environmental quality; thorough knowledge of legal, administrative and procedural regulations applicable to the department's environmental quality programs; ability to effectively plan and direct the work of environmental protection personnel; ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; ability to organize and supervise support staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with demands of the position.
Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree which includes or is supplemented by at least thirty (30) credit hours in the physical or biological sciences, and four (4) years of supervisory experience in environmental quality programs.
graduate education in a physical or biological science from a