ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SUPERVISOR
DEFINITION OF CLASS
This is first level supervisory environmental protection work planning,
directing and coordinating enforcement of the elements of the Environmental
Protection Compliance Program. Personal contacts are with employees in
the same department to coordinate work activities, as well as with property
owners, managers, designers, and builders of licensed facilities, to resolve
compliance issues and to facilitate programmatic objectives. Although
the work does involve contact with individuals outside of County Government,
direct, reoccurring, or immediate service and assistance to the public
is not a characteristic of this class.
An employee in this class functions as a subject matter expert and utilizes advanced level knowledge of the elements of environmental health to supervise the administration of the County Environmental Health Compliance Program. The work is performed in a self-directed manner using well defined programmatic guides, including federal, state, and local codes and regulations, as well as agency policy procedures, to independently assess and resolve complex technical issues that directly affect the health and well being of the community. The employee must use judgment in modifying, adapting, or deviating from the existing guides and correspondingly, is expected to formulate recommended changes to the guides based on programmatic knowledge and work experience. The complexity of the work is derived from the variety of substantive and multifaceted issues which require analysis and interpretation of incomplete or contradictory data to establish a course of action. In this context, the employee independently plans, organizes and directs all elements of the environmental compliance program and supervises the work activities of assigned employees. This includes responsibility for hiring, assigning work, performance management, discipline and other related supervisory functions. The work is predominantly performed in an office environment however inherent in the work is occasional exposure to individuals demonstrating aggressive and/or unpredictable behavior.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Develops work plans and provides expert technical advice and guidance
to personnel conducting compliance audits/investigations and may on occasion
participate in the conduct of the most complex investigations.
Examines staff reports, approves recommended remedial action and mediates outstanding issues.
Manages the development and administration of data collection and reporting systems.
Interprets programmatic policy, formulates procedures for enforcement of air, noise, water, and hazardous waste pollution standards, and recommends changes to established County environmental codes.
Develops and coordinates department level safety training programs.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in environmental health
investigatory/enforcement work after having attained Registration as an
Environmental Sanitarian (or other equivalent registration).
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of local, Maryland State, and federal laws, standards, and regulations governing environmental health standards.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply principles, practices, and concepts of environmental health standards.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in applying methods and techniques of fact finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems.
Thorough knowledge of technical specialties within assigned area of responsibility.
Knowledge of and skill in the use of computers and information technology applications sufficient to perform the work required of the position.
Knowledge of proper sampling techniques and skill in operating equipment associated with areas of responsibility (i.e., water sampling, sound level meter (Type II or better), air sampling equipment, etc.)
Ability to maintain State of Maryland Board of Sanitarian Registration or to acquire necessary certifications (i.e., asbestos control, noise control, hazardous materials).
Ability to effectively communicate and to handle communications and negotiations with tact, resourcefulness, and good judgment, even in confrontational situations.
Ability to distinguish differences in black and white smoke plumes sufficient to obtain approved certification in plume evaluation (when position requires).
Ability to read architectural plans or topographic plats or plans and evaluate compliance with environmental standards.
Ability to distinguish color differences in the soil profile and to use the Munsell color chart (when position requires).
Ability to obtain significant knowledge of the business/operating practices of the businesses/industries governed by the laws being enforced.
Ability to respond to urgent or emergency situations at other than normal working hours.
Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare comprehensive reports.
Possession of Registration as an Environmental Sanitarian in the State of Maryland.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Individuals appointed or promoted to this class will be required to serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam II with Drug & Alcohol Screen
Class Established: May, 2005