NATURE OF WORK
This is technical administrative work in the inspection, testing and enforcement of air and water pollution control ordinances.
Work involves directing the activities of enforcement regarding investigating public complaints, conducting surveys and sampling routines and assisting industrial facilities to comply with environmental standards. Work involves the implementation of countywide inspections to determine the presence of potential or existing sources of air and water contamination. Work is performed with considerable judgment in determining the need for intensive or more exhaustive examination of environmental effluents. Work is reviewed for thoroughness and attainment of program objectives.
This class is distinguished from Environmental Compliance Officer II by the responsibility for directing the enforcement activities.
Plans and schedules field inspections for possible violations of federal, state and local pollution control regulations.
Makes on-site inspections of complex industrial facilities and sets up special laboratory tests to compile data on emission of waste products.
Confers with violators and explains corrective action necessary for compliance.
Maintains close liaison with legal staff; receives and prepares case files for forwarding to County Attorney.
Attends meetings pertaining to enforcement of and compliance with established state and local regulations.
Conducts special investigations and seminars.
Establishes special programs designed to control pollution and audits as necessary.
Researches and keeps abreast of all federal, state and local regulations, ordinances and programs pertaining to air, water, wastewater, solid waste and noise abatement.
Provides technical assistance for subordinates; evaluates performance.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of chemistry, biology and physics as related to air and water pollution.
Thorough knowledge of the techniques and apparatus used in field testing for pollution, industrial effluents and noise abatement.
Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local pollution control regulations, including applicability, inspection and enforcement.
Knowledge of basic engineering techniques and procedures used in controlling all phases of environmental pollution.
Ability to tactfully enforce the code and provide information and technical assistance to the public.
Ability to prepare concise reports of field investigations and enforcement activities.
Ability to evaluate test results with accuracy and judgment.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to communicate effectively, both 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, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in chemistry, physics, biology, or related field; six (6) years experience in environmental compliance work, including four (4) years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Natural Resource Protection
Class Spec. Estab./Revised E7/84 R5/00