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Environmental Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Facilities Operations
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

Reporting to the Stormwater Compliance Manager, the Environmental Technician provides technical assistance in the areas of stormwater permitting and stormwater management practices in facility construction, operations, and maintenance projects. The position assists with multiple tasks and projects that include: inspecting post-construction stormwater management facilities, organizing and staffing public outreach events, developing and maintaining the stormwater management website and additional public outreach material, organizing and leading meetings with on-campus student organizations regarding the MS4 Program, developing training materials to be used in stormwater education, writing illicit discharge reports, investigating potential illicit discharges, tracking permits, nutrient credits, policies and MS4 documentation, developing operating procedures for departmental processes, reviewing Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Plans, conducting an Outfall Reconnaissance Inventory, performing inspections of construction sites, reviewing stormwater water record reports, and general office duties.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge and experience interpreting state and federal laws and regulations including Virginia stormwater management laws and regulations and Virginia erosion and sediment control laws and regulations.
Must have a valid drivers license with good driving record.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to organize, prioritize and multitask.
Must have or be able to obtain the following within one year of hire date: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Combined Administrator certification for both Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas or related disciplines: environmental science or environmental policy and planning, civil engineering, water resources, biological systems and/or equivalent level of training/experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the aforementioned work.
Previous experience interpreting and reviewing site plans and construction documents.
Experience writing, compiling, and editing technical stormwater-related reports.
Proficient with the use of the following software: MS Office, BlueBeam, Autocad and ArcGIS.
Familiarity with stormwater BMPs.

Review Date

March 12th, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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