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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5169 - Water Quality Supervisor

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    314

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty assisting with the planning, development, implementation and administration Water Quality Improvement Programs; performs related work as required.

This class is distinguished by the degree of complexity of assignments and independence in decision making. An employee in this class is responsible for assisting with the planning, development, implementation and administration of Water Quality programs in compliance with ILR40 which dictates National Discharge Eliminations System (NPDES) controls.  An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of approximately 2 subordinate personnel. General supervision is received from the Senior Project Engineer and Director of Stormwater Management.

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.

•    Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in project related to water quality
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Initiates, develops, organizes and coordinates the implementation of program goals for the Water Quality Improvement Program in conformance with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) guidelines
•    Develops and implements five (5) year plans related to discharge of Stormwater and pollutant impacts
•    Coordinates with watershed partners including municipal and state staff on expansion of water quality improvement programs across the County and watershed
•    Attends stakeholder meetings
•    Researches and reviews water quality measures that have been implemented outside of DuPage County
•    Provides input towards regulatory initiatives
•    Develops watershed plans and stream bank stabilization project development
•    Assists in efforts to acquire grant funding
•    Prepares reports detailing the status of compliance with permit conditions and progress of statutory goals related to the reduction of discharge of pollutants for submission to the IEPA
•    Operates and maintains field equipment used to monitor water quality
•    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:
•    Water quality programs
•    Local natural resources
•    Principles and practices of identifying pollutant loads and sources
•    Applicable federal and state laws and ordinances
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
•    Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
•    Planning, scheduling, training and supervising the work of others
•    Preparing technical reports and operating procedures in connection with the Water Quality Improvement Programs
•    Assessment and development of watershed plans

Ability to:
•    Analyze a variety of data and/or information and make recommendations based on findings
•    Manage projects
•    Work independently with minimal supervision
•    Identify problems and issues, recommend solutions and implement corrective actions
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships
•    Interpret direction, instruction, criteria, laws and regulations, determines appropriate courses of action, and presents solutions to resolve issues
•    Communicate, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Communicate effectively both in written and/or verbal form

Supervises assigned personnel.

Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Soils, Natural Resources or related field; five (5) years of experience coordinating efforts to identify and mitigate water quality problems including two (2) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crouch or stoop.  

The work environment for this position includes frequently includes working in outside weather conditions.

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