The Stormwater Coordinator manages the Town’s Colorado Discharge Permit System as mandated by State Law and federal regulations (CDPS) stormwater program. Plans, develops, implements, manages, and enforces the measures and projects of the management program designed to reduce and/or eliminate the discharge of pollutants from the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) to the maximum extent practicable (MEP).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all- encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.
Responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing management of the Town’s Stormwater Program
Plans and implements projects and programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. Researches best practices in stormwater management
Inspect private and public ponds for the safety of the community including stormwater structures, outfalls and municipal facilities. Reviews and evaluates erosion and sediment control plans for compliance with the Town’s Engineering and Construction Standards & Specifications
Manages compliance with the Colorado Phase II MS4 permit. Manages the Post-Construction Stormwater program to ensure the long-term operation and maintenance of permanent BMP’s
Oversees construction by reviewing plans, permits, and conducting inspections Manages the Construction Site Runoff Control program for erosion and sediment control on new construction projects. Participates in pre-construction and post construction meetings
Answers citizen questions and concerns about the Stormwater program, water quality, and drainage issues. Educates citizens on local water quality issues and pollution prevention and its impact on the community
Participates actively in focus groups and on stormwater committees such as LSC and KICP as deemed necessary
Builds relationships with developers, consultants, contractors, citizens, HOAs, property managers, and community groups
Assists code enforcement officers in enforcing erosion control ordinances and in processing citations and violations
Provides technical assistance to other departments. Conducts stormwater training for Town staff Provides professional level staff assistance to engineering and capital project managers and supervisors
Prepares and presents information, including public education and outreach, to state and local officials, property owners, and various civic and professional groups regarding the Town’s Stormwater program
Testifies in Municipal Court regarding violations of the Town’s erosion control ordinances
Review and update the MS4 Program Description document and reports annually on the program
Coordinates illicit discharge detection and elimination including responding to spills, ensuring clean-up and all follow-up reporting
Develops program goals and objectives and prepares budget requests
Collects data and maintains records to support program objectives and regulatory requirements
Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of water quality and environmental regulations relating to stormwater and water quality issues
Knowledge of federal and state stormwater regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, the Clean Water Act, NPDES requirements for Phase II Communities, and erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices
Knowledge of construction, engineering, and environmental science terminology
Knowledge of computer analysis techniques
Strong project management and organizational skills
Strong mathematical skills to perform calculations and estimations
Strong computer skills with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to assist others in understanding and meeting established standards
Ability to communicate effectively with engineering and construction professionals, coworkers, and the public
Ability to acquire and apply new skills to projects and work assignments
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions in the best interest of the Town
Basic knowledge of GIS and/or other mapping software
Ability to develop and maintain databases
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences
Ability to develop and deliver training’s to both internal and external customers
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Physical Science, Biology, Water Shed Science or a closely related field is required
Two (2) years of experience in stormwater or environmental management, or a closely related field, is required
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record is required
APWA Certified Stormwater Manager (or equivalent) is preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office environment with frequent interruptions from telephone, email or walk in customers. Extended hours due to attendance at evening meetings. Occasional work outdoors year round, regardless of weather conditions, with exposure to heat and cold.
Walk, stand, stoop, bend and sit while performing duties. Repetitive hand movement while keyboarding, writing, and sorting paperwork. May lift with or without assistance storage boxes containing filed paperwork.
Uses sight in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.
Uses hearing in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.
Additional Salary Information: with full benefits
About Town of Firestone
With spectacular views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Firestone is located on the northern edge of the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area along Interstate 25, midway between Denver and Fort Collins, just east of Longmont.
Firestone has been recognized for its sprawling open spaces, outdoor recreational opportunities and rapidly growing economy. The Town of Firestone continually ranks as one of the safest communities in Colorado, based on the annual review of FBI crime report statistics and population data.
Firestone has a rich history that underpins the Town's community development and continues to build from it. Firestone is a great community to call home, and it's a community that is well-positioned for the future.