NATURE OF WORK
This is technical supervisory work in the inspection, testing and enforcement of air and water pollution control ordinances.
Work involves coordinating and supervising the investigation of public complaints, conducting surveys and sampling procedures and assisting industrial representatives in complying with the prescribed environmental standards. Work includes the implementation of systematic areawide inspections to determine the presence of potential or existing sources of air and water contamination. Duties require the use of independent judgment in interpreting the need for intensive and more detailed examination of environmental hazards. Supervision is exercised over a staff of field inspectors by assignment and review of completed tests and by providing technical assistance in unusual or difficult investigations. Supervision is received from an Envorcement Officer III who reviews work for thoroughness and the satisfactory completion of the assigned field tests and inspections.
This classification is distinguished from a Environmental Compliance Officer I by the supervisory responsibilities of this position and by the increased experience requirements.
Coordinates and supervises field inspections for possible violations of federal, state and local pollution control regulations; reviews and analyzes test results and environmental samples of vapor, odor, dust, toxins, effluents and various atmospheric waste products.
Maintains comprehensive environmental sampling profile records utilizing test results from high volume air samplers, dust fall samplers, manual gas sampling kits, dust collection slides and similar ambient air and stack sampling apparatus and noise meters.
Confers with violators, explains corrective action necessary for voluntary compliance and assists with information on various types of abatement systems.
Personally conducts inspection of complex industrial structures; sets up reinspection schedules and special laboratory tests to be administered in compiling cumulative data on emission of waste products.
Authorizes requests for open burning; establishes control conditions and collaborates with other environmental authorities to assist with planning for incineration of waste materials.
Prepares and assembles all inspection reports and correspondence necessary for appeal board proceedings and court action.
Maintains activity records and submits reports reflecting workload, citations issued, voluntary compliance and related enforcement data.
Trains and assists subordinate inspectors; evaluates performance and recommends equipment and supplies necessary to carry out field work.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of chemistry, physics and biology as pertains to air and water pollution or other related environmental hazard.
Considerable knowledge of the apparatus and techniques used in field testing for pollution and industrial effluents.
Considerable knowledge of the federal, state and local pollution control regulations, including applicability, inspection, and enforcement.
Knowledge of the basic laboratory solutions, cultures, reagents and the standard measuring apparatus used in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of atmospheric and water substances.
Knowledge of the basic engineering techniques and procedures used in controlling all phases of environmental pollution.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to enforce the code with tact and impartiality.
Ability to evaluate laboratory tests results with accuracy and judgment.
Ability to assemble and submit concise reports of field investigations and enforcement activities.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and
linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
Skill in the use of mechanical measuring devices.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in chemistry, physics, biology, or related field; considerable experience in environmental compliance work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Natural Resource Protection
Class Spec. Estab./Revised E10/76 R1/92