This position supports the Environmental Services Department in ensuring corporate environmental compliance during construction projects with a focus on US Clean Water Act (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Construction Permit, Section 404 Permitting). Acts as a liaison between GTC Environmental Services and GTC Construction projects. The position requires coordination with various federal, state, and local government agencies in addition to coordination among internal engineers, designers, environmental technicians, specialists and coordinators, construction inspectors and others on specific assignments to ensure overall construction related environmental compliance. This position, with guidance, is expected to have the ability to assess construction related environmental impacts to water quality, streams, and wetlands as well as interpret state and federal environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Must be able to interpret and evaluate implementation of civil design plans with a focus on NPDES compliance.
It requires the ability and interest in becoming proficient in a wide range of corporate environmental compliance efforts such as corporate compliance program development and training as well as other environmental programs such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 404 permitting, and the Endangered Species Act. The position requires an individual who is able to work within a team to solve problems in a responsible, professional, creative, and detail-oriented manner. Must possess strong organizational, communication and editorial/grammatical skills. The staff member is expected to be a self-starter, self-motivated, able to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Additionally, the staff member must have excellent time management skills and the ability to successfully handle multiple priorities.
Education: Bachelors Degree in Ecology, Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Environmental, Natural Resources or related field.
Experience: 5 years of experience working in the private sector and/or government agency in a position that primarily handles construction related environmental compliance with the Clean Water Act. (NPDES Construction Permits and/or Georgia's Erosion and Sedimentation Act, Section 404 Permitting).
Equivalent Experience: 10 years of related experience in environmental planning, design and regulatory compliance. A Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) is equivalent to 2 years of work experience in erosion and sediment control. Georgia NPDES Level 2 Certification (plan review or design professional) is equivalent to 2 years of working experience in erosion and sediment control.
Certification: Georgia NPDES Level 1B Certification or the ability to become certified within one year of employment.
Specialized Skills: Experience with ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD, effective communication skills, technical writing and organizational skills, and working knowledge of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
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