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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5168 - Stormwater Communications Supervisor

Job Description


GRADE: 312

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in communication and education of stormwater programs; provides information related to compliance with federal, state, county and local ordinances and/or regulations, as well as contractual agreements; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time developing and implementing public education and information programs related to Stormwater Management.  Work includes interpreting, monitoring, and enforcing rules related to environmental programs and requirements for contractual agreements relating to environmental programs.  Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the assigned department 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.

• Develops and implements public education and outreach related to stormwater management.
• Designs and develops stormwater educational materials for distribution such as brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and newsletters.
• Prepares and presents educational materials and programs designed to educate various target groups such as schools, property owners, contractors and developers, and the general public.
• Adjusts presentations and programs based on the needs of specific target groups.
• Coordinates with public interest groups and educational groups and responds to questions or concerns from the public related to stormwater management.
• Coordinates with the County's Communications Manager on release of information to media related to stormwater management such as television, radio, print and internet.
• Represents DuPage County Stormwater Management Division on educational issues to the public and to area and regional interest groups.
• Prepares and maintains reports training the effectiveness of educational programs.
• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel.
• Participates in the implementation of the DuPage County Strategic Plan related to Stormwater Management.

• 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.

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:
• Considerable knowledge of the provisions of federal laws, state laws, state rules and regulations, County ordinances and applicable local laws related to stormwater management.
• Considerable knowledge of storm water management programs.
• Good knowledge in operating a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment.

Skill in:
• Considerable skill in soliciting voluntary cooperation with laws and regulations.
• Considerable skill in verbal and/or written communications.
• Considerable skill in dealing effectively with others.
• Considerable skill in the use of good judgment in evaluating situations and drawing conclusions.
• Considerable skill in gathering support for programs and influencing others.

Ability to:
• Conduct research regarding Federal, State and County regulations related to Stormwater management
• Design and implement an education and outreach campaign related to Stormwater management.
• Work effectively with other staff to plan and execute outreach events
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• 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
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Supervises assigned staff

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Communications or a closely related field plus three years of experience in multi-media communications or public relations; 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.

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.

This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license.