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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5164 - Environmental Coordinator

Job Description

GRADE: 111

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty through the planning, developing and implementing of environmental programs and policies; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class provides technical assistance on environmental programs, conducts field environmental inspections including determining compliance and is able to facilitate and market new programs on an as needed basis. Incumbent works independently under general supervision.

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.

• Reviews and oversees activities as specified by contracts and permits to ensure conformance to regulations and contractual agreements.
• Identifies deviations from regulations.
• Identifies corrections needed to ensure compliance with all applicable State, Federal and/or County regulations.
• Inspects sites to monitor compliance.
• Reviews nonhazardous waste facility permit applications and provides input to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
• Assists in the maintenance of the sustainability section of the County’s website.
• Works with interested entities to enhance recycling including acting as a liaison with waste and recycling haulers.
• Develops publicity for successful programs in coordination with the County’s Public Information Officer.
• Plans and hosts workshops as needed.
• Collects and analyzes data on waste reduction practices.
• Prepares grant applications and all necessary paperwork including reporting.
• Reviews and provides input on legislation, as requested.
• Responds and addresses citizen complaints and inquires in a prompt and professional manner.
• Assist in the development of an energy efficiency and sustainability plan.
• Keeps current with job related state and federal regulations and industry trends.
• 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:
• Regulations and ordinances relating to all types of pollution practices and pollution abatement
• Waste management programs and environmental protection
• Website editing, marketing and social media.

Skill in:
• Gathering support for and administering programs
• Basic elements of public outreach and event coordination
• Creating, composing, and editing written materials
• Considerable computer and software skills
• Effective oral and written communications

Ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Research, organize, collect, analyze, and interpret information
• 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
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and vendors
• Relay complex or detailed information in a clear and concise manner
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Engineering or related field and one year of experience in the environmental or pollution abatement field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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.

Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

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.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations

This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license.