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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5156 - Principal Environmental Technician

Job Description

GRADE: 312

Under direction performs work of considerable difficulty supervising and assisting in the implementation and enforcement of the County's Development & Stormwater Ordinances; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class assists and coordinates the implementation of the County's Development & Stormwater Ordinances.  Work involves both application and enforcement of the Ordinances.  Work is performed under the direction of the appropriate Division Manager.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Coordinates and implements regulatory requirements for Development & Stormwater permitting; administers technical standards and advise to waiver communities
•    Assists in conducting audits to ensure community waiver conditions are appropriately followed and in compliance
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Assists with scheduling staff with regard to enforcement activities
•    Coordinates planning and implementation of Development & Stormwater activities in relation to site development plans, violations, flood complaints, abandoned cars
•    Filling or excavation complaints
•    Serves as a consultant on the permitting program and participates in pre-application meetings coordinates communication with other agencies & municipalities with regard to the County’s ordinances
•    Makes recommendations for plan and ordinance revisions in relation to all aspects of site development
•    Provides input on the design and construction of department projects
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Principles and practices of the County’s Development & Stormwater Ordinances
•    Federal, State, and local environmental laws, regulations and programs relating to these practices
•    Effective administrative management principles
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Assisting with and supervising the activities of staff engaged in the management and enforcement of environmental and sub-professional engineering issues
•    Enforcing Federal, State and local regulations relating to these services
•    Preparing technical reports and operating procedures in connection with the Flood Plain Ordinance
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Business or Public Administration or a related field; plus on year of professional experience in environmental studies and regulatory compliance; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license.