The Harris County Flood Control District is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Regulatory Compliance Coordinator with the Environmental Services Department.
Responsible for coordinating environmental investigations, assessments, permitting, and other compliance activities for all flood control improvement and maintenance projects in assigned watersheds, and includes assisting the Regulatory Compliance Department Manager in coordinating environmental compliance tasks in support of the District’s mission.
Essential Functions & Duties:
Respond to Environmental Service requests for designated projects as submitted by Planning, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Divisions and manage subsequent environmental support tasks.
Manage consultants as necessary to perform designated support tasks, including requesting, reviewing, and approving proposals and bids to perform work and providing quality control and quality assurance of deliverables received from consultants and contractors.
Attend project team meetings and provide environmental compliance recommendations and status updates.
Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local environmental laws, rules and regulations, with an emphasis on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Support communications with the public and with environmental organizations, and coordinate with other District departmental staff, other local governments, State and Federal governments and non-profit organizations to facilitate joint use projects within District facilities.
Provide project management for environmental research and investigations, as required and track projects in the District’s applicable project tracking database.
Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.
Physical Demands & Environmental Exposure:
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:
Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 11 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.
Frequent ascending/descending stairs; prolonged sitting for extended periods of time.
Occasional standing and walking on rough and uneven surfaces or ground; such as deep sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites; occasional driving of vehicles with automatic or four-wheel drive controls.
Approximately 90% of duties will be performed indoors in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, air conditions and noise levels and approximately 10% of duties will be performed outdoors where there will be routine exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust.
When at field locations may be exposed to snakes, wildlife, wasps, bees and other flying/walking insects, aquatic bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms, vibration and/or noise in excess of 85 decibels.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Employee Status: Exempt
Hours: 40 Hours per week
Salary: To be discussed in interview
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and the ability to perform physical functions of this position. EOE 1/29/2021.
This position is/may be funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, which are subject to compliance with Section 3. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.
Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in any one of the natural or earth sciences, environmental planning or a related field.
Requires five years of experience in management of environmental projects with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance requirements.
Requires experience using ESRI ArcGIS or similar digital mapping software.
Requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License.
Knowledge Skills, and Abilities:
Strong skills using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and digital photo management software.
Familiarity using Adobe Acrobat and Bluebeam.
Familiarity with Federal, State, and Local environmental rules and regulations, with demonstrated proficiency in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.
Work independently with limited supervision, relative autonomy and general review.
Work well under pressure, in an office team environment, adhering to tight deadlines and accuracy/quality standards.
Utilize good organizational skills and effectively prioritize and schedule multiple tasks/initiatives.
Use proper grammar, correct spelling and punctuation, simple formats and filing systems; read/comprehend written materials.
Effectively communicate with coworkers, general public, industry and/or governmental representatives.
Write/record legible notes of activity and accurately complete required forms.