Assistant Water Quality Manager

Application Deadline:
May 19, 2017

The City’ of Durham’s Stormwater and GIS Division is seeking a highly qualified and experienced candidate to help manage technical staff and active programs in fast-pace and challenging environment. This position is within the Water Quality Unit. Examples of work produced by the unit include:

2017 IECA: Evaluation of Pollutants in Wastewater Produced from Air Conditioning Cleaning Operations:

2016 CWP National Watershed and Stormwater Conference: Illicit Discharges:

ACWI: Evaluation of Pollutants in Wastewater Generated by Mobile Car Washing Operations:

Algal turf scrubber pilot project:

The City of Durham is a dynamic, multicultural city, a destination for food and entertainment as highlighted in a recent article in Vogue magazine.  Home to Duke University and North Carolina Central University, Durham is also a short distance from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina, USGS offices, and Research Triangle Park. The Water Quality Unit periodically works with researchers at these institutions on specific issues of concern. Challenges include receiving waters sensitive to nitrogen and phosphorus.

To maintain compliance with the City’s Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit.  This position manages water quality programs, provides advanced technical supervision and assists with the management of the Water Quality Section. This is accomplished by directly and indirectly supervising technical staff, development of the City’s monitoring and assessment programs, preparing reports regarding the monitoring and assessment programs, providing project management of internal and external studies and contracts, supporting and/or developing watershed plans for watersheds and streams in the City, identifying areas needing additional information for regulatory purposes, advanced statistical analysis and water quality modeling, reviewing draft permits, and responding to public inquiries regarding pollution. Other duties include providing support and education to public and City personnel.

Refer to the job posting on the web site for duties/responsibilities, minimum qualifications, benefits, supplemental questions, and job application information. Position is open until filled.

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