ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

* * * Hayden Udall Water Quality & Operations* * *

Recruitment #1802-4015-001

Introduction

The Water Quality Management and Operations Division of the Tucson Water Department is seeking a professional to effectively participate as a team member and manage the environmental compliance programs for the utility.

This position is an independent position that will assist in identifying, investigating and resolving compliance related issues, implementing programs for the utility with regards to environmental and regulatory programs, and coordinating and monitoring the effectiveness of these programs. This position has the potential to serve as a first-level supervisor.

General Description

Provides environmental compliance support in achieving, maintaining, and monitoring water, soil, and air compliance with federal and state regulations that protect the environment.

Essential Functions

Develops and participates in programs to meet environmental regulations and reduce utility risks.                   

Develops reports and memorandums for internal and external audiences.                   

Develops and manages record-keeping systems and regulatory databases.                   

Participates in environmental assessments and investigations.                   

Participates in permit acquisition, compliance, and closure activities.                   

Provides department representation and technical coordination functions to regulatory agencies  and outside agencies.                   

Develops presentations for technical and lay audiences.   

Performs and documents risk assessments and investigations.                   

Trains utility staff in compliance requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in Supervisory experience in environmental regulatory compliance and remediation

An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the ability to successfully perform the essential functions may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications as well as relevant experience in the areas listed below:  

  • Three years of experience in surface or groundwater resource work
  • Three years of experience with a community water or wastewater utility
  • Considerable knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental regulations
  • Relevant experience with CERCLA (Superfund) and other groundwater or soil remediation projects
  • Three years of supervisory experience directing compliance programs

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: March 9, 2018.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Roxie Escarcega at 520-837-2138 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration may remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.