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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5176 - Environmental Project Coordinator

Job Description

GRADE: 314

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in directing and overseeing natural resource management and/or planning programs; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for coordinating environmental improvement projects with the objective of obtaining regulatory compliance. General direction 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.

• Ensures efficient Stormwater Management permit flow
• Manages the processing of internal County Projects with regard to environmental permitting issues
• Oversees the County's wetland bank program in cooperation with Federal agencies
• Supervises the work of subordinate staff
• Coordinates with local, state and federal agencies for possible grant opportunities
• Assists with audits of Full Waiver Communities
• Coordinates with various agencies and engineers in order to ensure compliance with agreements and permits
• Reviews reports for accuracy, completion and compliance
• Provides recommendations on site locations for potential projects that meet regulatory requirements and environmental project goals
• Provides wetland determinations and/or verifies consultant's wetland delineation using current federal methodology guidelines
• Provides nursery inspections of plant stock to ensure quality for County projects
• Oversees contract bids, manages contracts and inspects sites for project progress and compliance
• Provides guidance to staff and engineers on DuPage County environment regulations
• Responds to questions pertaining to Environment projects
• Coordinates and implements regulatory requirements for the Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance
• 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

Knowledge of:
• Ecosystems and their preservation
• Local natural resources
• Principles and practices of natural resource management
• Applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances
• Wetland hydrology, soil taxonomy, hydrophytic plant identification and natural areas management
• Quantitative evaluation techniques and methodologies
• Budgetary constraints as it relates to projects

Skill in:
• Interpreting and applying complex standards and guidelines
• Enforcing Federal, State and local regulations
• Preparing technical reports and operating procedures in connection with the Flood Plain Ordinance
• Overseeing various ecosystems and assuring their preservation and care

Ability to:
• Dealing effectively with others
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form, and to produce desired outcomes timely and completely
• 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
• Work independently

Supervises assigned staff.

Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Biology, Natural Resources or related field with five (5) years of experience in the management and mitigation of natural areas plus knowledge of local wetland permitting and two (2) years of project management experience; 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and/or arms to operate tools and equipment, climb, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

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 environment for this position frequently includes working outside in various types of weather conditions.

Valid Illinois driver's license. Certification as a Wetland Delineator.