NPDES Manager, Santa Ana California - Storm Water Jobs

NPDES Manager

Date Posted
Employer Name
City of Santa Ana
Sector Name
Local Government
Santa Ana
Career Level


NPDES Manager

Filing Deadline: 02/02/18 at 11:59 p.m. 

$7,005.00 - $9,388.00 Monthly

Under general direction, manages the City's Urban Stormwater/National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and performs a variety of technical, administrative, and programmatic work in support of the NPDES Program.


Manages the City's Urban Stormwater/NPDES Program in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Manages the City's Illegal Discharges/Illicit Connections Program, Water Quality Management Program (WQMP), Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) compliance program, municipal inspection program including but not limited to construction and commercial/industrial facilities, storm drain facility inspection/cleaning program, and other related programs. Performs an annual Program Effectiveness Assessment (PEA) of the City's stormwater program for submittal to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. Participates in the development, implementation, and administration of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for stormwater compliance programs. Participates in the development and administration of the assigned program budget; forecasts additional funds needed; directs the monitoring of and approval of expenditures; and recommends budget adjustments, as necessary. Supervises staff, prioritizes and reviews work, evaluates employee performance, and provides technical guidance and training. Assists in the recruitment and hiring of staff. Manages consultant contracts and monitors the work performed; reviews and approves invoices. Prepares requests for qualifications and requests for proposals; reviews proposals to ensure conformity with state law, local ordinances, and departmental policies. Performs research, compiles and analyzes data, and prepares technical reports relating to water quality compliance projects, permits, and programs. Acts as the City representative for the stormwater quality program, prepares a variety of reports/presentations for meetings with regulatory agencies, County, local jurisdictions, and other organizations. Attends and participates in professional group meetings and committees. Keeps apprised of new trends and innovations in the field of stormwater management. Monitors changes in regulations and technology, researches emerging products and enhancements, and reviews their applicability. Maintains storm drain facility asset inventory. Performs other related functions as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, environmental planning, environmental resources management, environmental engineering, civil engineering, business or public administration or a closely related field. Four years of water environmental compliance experience; or an equivalent combination of training or experience that results in the following knowledge, skills and abilities.


Knowledge of: municipal government functions; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations including federal Clean Water Act, Porter Cologne Act, National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System, National Environmental Protection Act and California Environmental Quality Act, requirements of Title 40 of the Federal Regulations Code, and Hazardous Waste Management Regulations of the California Water Code; stormwater permit requirements and processes as regulated by State Water Resources Control Board; regional environmental issues affecting water quality; operations, services, and activities of a stormwater quality programs; principles and practices of municipal budgeting; supervisory methods and techniques; grant writing and reporting practices; mathematical principles; office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and applicable software, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; principles and procedures of record keeping and filing; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Ability to: manage and oversee the City's stormwater quality programs; evaluate complex regulatory requirements and establish strategies to maintain compliance; discuss and negotiate complex technical and regulatory issues with governmental agencies involving stormwater quality and environmental compliance standards; plan, organize, and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines; communicate both orally and in writing with a broad spectrum of audiences, including the general public, contractors, and state and federal regulators; use tact and discretion in working with City officials, federal and state regulators, business representatives, construction contractors, legal representatives, and the public; evaluate technical feasibility of proposed prevention, reduction, remediation, or stormwater treatment technologies; review and evaluate laboratory analytical results for a wide range of water quality monitoring constituents; prepare clear and concise reports to include environmental management, incident reports, and related correspondence; train City employees in best management practices related to water quality protection; analyze and solve work problems effectively; follow oral or written instructions; make presentations; prepare statutory reports, violation records, and corrective actions taken documentation; operate office equipment, including computers and common office software; perform mathematical calculations; respond to requests and inquiries; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures, establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

OSHA HAZWOPER training, or equivalent environmental safety and hazardous materials training or certification, is highly desirable.

Must possess and retain a valid California Class C Driver's License as a condition of employment.

There is exposure to all environmental conditions, hazards, and noise levels associated with construction sites. Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.


All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form and a Supplemental Application Form (SAF) online. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City online application and SAF. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.

Applications and SAFs will be reviewed by the Personnel Services Department. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:

Oral Interview Examination: (Weight of 100%) which will evaluate the candidates' experience, training, education and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.

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