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Chester County – Urban Team Leader – Resource Conservationist

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Summary

The Urban Team Leader serves as a liaison between the Department of Environmental Protection and the regulated community, comply with the DEP Level II ROM’s, reviews earthmoving plans for compliance with the Clean Streams Law, Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control and Post Construction Stormwater.

This position will inspect open sites for compliance to these regulations and resolve complaints or delegate such duties to team members. The Team Leader will supervise, train and mentor the Urban Team on issues and practices necessary for the successful completion of assigned work and will guide the team towards achieving the goals set forth by the Conservation District to the County of Chester’s Strategic Plan. They will perform managerial duties including staff scheduling, time sheet approvals, hiring of new employees, annual appraisals, and disciplinary actions. They will prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of team performance. The Urban Team Leader will also develop a sound understanding of agricultural principles and regulations, conservation planning, and agricultural best management practices. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience, a minimum of 2 years job related experience, and preferably be CPESC Certified.

Essential Duties

Essential Duties, Tasks and Accountabilities:
General Responsibilities

  • Guide team towards achieving the goals set forth by the Conservation District to the County of Chester’s Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate and manage meetings for Conservation District agricultural cooperators, cooperating agencies, engineering/building community, or the general public.
  • Ensure that all deliverables are met for team agreements.
  • Attend and complete trainings recommended by District Manager.
  • Become proficient in speaking on behalf of and representing the Conservation District.
  • Develop an understanding of how Team activities affect the Conservation District budget.
  • Perform daily managerial duties, including annual appraisals, staff scheduling, time sheet approvals, hiring of new employees, and disciplinary actions.
  • Ensure each team member meets prior appraisal goals.
  • Advise outside agencies on policies related to water quality protection (i.e., mushroom manual, Act 167, manure management manual, erosion and sediment control manual, post construction stormwater manual)
  • Possess sound knowledge of applicable regulations and policies (Chapters 91, 102, and 105, Act 38, etc.)
  • Manage complaint investigations and any needed enforcement activities.
  • Written contributions to newsletters and other publications.

Urban Resources Team Leader Responsibilities

 

  • Supervise, train and mentor Urban Team on issues and practices necessary for the successful completion of assigned work including plan reviews, inspections, and complaint investigation and resolution.
  • Perform plan reviews, inspections, and complaint investigation and resolution.
  • Obtain CPESC certification.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of team performance, and complaint resolution for various stakeholders.
  • Develop a sound understanding of agricultural principles and regulations, conservation planning, and agricultural best management practices.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as required.

Qualifications/Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of job-related experience.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to work outside in adverse conditions and traverse difficult terrain.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Basic management skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to train, mentor and assist other staff.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Urban:

  • Knowledge of Clean Streams law
  • Knowledge of Department of Environmental Protection regulations.
  • Knowledge of the NPDES and PNDI Programs.
  • CPESC certification.
  • Familiar with the Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual.
  • Familiar with TR-55 Watershed modeling.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Urban:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Geology, Resource Management or related field.
  • Experience in E&S surveying
  • Knowledge of state, local and federal laws.
  • CPESC or equivalent certification.
Additional Information

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent should have:

  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Basic Internet skills.
  • Basic GIS, GPS and CAD skills.

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