Bureau of Environmental Resource Regulation
This is advanced, independent engineering work reviewing permit applications, serving as an expert witness, and participating in rule development; or performing engineering analysis, planning, designing, and management of engineering projects; maintenance and operation of projects; and serving as a project manager on projects not requiring professional engineering certification.
Job duties include:
• Reviews the engineering portion of the smaller and/or moderately complex Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs) and Sovereign Submerged Lands (SSL). Provides assistance as needed in the review of Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs). Responsibilities include reviewing construction plans/drawings, calculations, data, legal documents, and hydrologic modeling to determine if projects meet District criteria for water quality and flood protection; preparing technical staff reports and letters; conducting pre-application meetings including meeting to assist consultants in developing and completing their application through the design review process; coordinating the review of projects with other review team members and supervisors; documenting project actions, activities, and pertinent information in e-Reg; and communicating regularly with supervisor on projects of heightened concern.
• Reviews the engineering portion of the smaller and/or moderately complex compliance and enforcement projects, to evaluate conformance with District rules and issued permits. Responsibilities include conducting periodic site inspections during and upon completion of project construction/implementation to monitor system conditions; evaluating compliance submittals; reviewing and evaluating monitoring reports; responding to complaints and public information requests pertaining to rule violations; facilitating resolutions to non-compliance issues; performing permit determinations; writing technical reports and enforcement actions; reviewing legal documents and coordinating with legal staff; coordinating with other compliance team members and supervisors; documenting compliance actions, activities, and pertinent information in e-Reg; and communicating regularly with the supervising engineer and compliance program manager on compliance matters of heightened concern.
• Performs additional duties as assigned including, but not limited to: testifying as an expert witness in administrative hearings; participating in public outreach and education including the promotion of the District’s e-permitting program; and attending professional training sessions, seminars, or workshops.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, agricultural or water resource engineering and four years engineering experience directly related to the field in which the position is assigned.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, agricultural or water resource engineering can substitute for one year of the required experience. A doctorate from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, or water resource engineering can substitute for two years of the required experience.