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Stormwater MS4 Permit Specialist

City of Roswell

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Salary Range:$20.21 To 26.27 Hourly

City of Roswell, Georgia




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


Department:           Environmental/Public Works    

Pay Grade:             509            

FLSA Status:          Non-Exempt

Job Code:               E707



The purpose of this classification is to supervise, inspect, manage, coordinate implementation, oversee compliance, and assist in retaining the City’s NPDES Phase I MS4 permit. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Stormwater Utility Manager.



  •  Coordinates compliance activities for the Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program: maintains comprehensive knowledge of state and federal programs and regulations related to watershed management, stormwater, and water quality; coordinates with internal staff and outside entities; monitors and conducts inspection and reporting activities; and prepares and submits the annual MS4 Permit report to Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).
  •  Assists and coordinates efforts to establish and maintain best management practices for permit compliance and retention.
  •  Performs annual training for all departments. 
  •  Assists and coordinates with Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWPD). Attends and participates in meetings. 
  •  Establishes and administers Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). 
  •  Plans and holds quarterly meetings with other North Fulton MS4s. Prepares agendas, issues meeting invites, and distributes meeting minutes. 
  •  Tracks and responds to Stormwater related customer complaints and concerns.
  •  Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, codes, and regulations related to stormwater management. 
  •  Maintains records and coordinates enforcement of stormwater maintenance agreements 
  •  Operates a digital camera, personal computer and other general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
  •  Performs other related duties as required. 




Education and Experience:

Requires a Technical College Diploma/Associates Degree (Bachelor’s preferred) in Environmental Science, Chemistry or Biology or related field; three (3) years of experience with implementation of Georgia’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position

Licenses or Certifications:

  •  Possess and maintain Level 1B Certified Inspector Certification or be able to obtain certification within 6 months of employment. 
  •  Level II certification as a Plan Reviewer from Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission is preferred.
  •  Possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR). 

Special Requirements: 

  •  None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

  •  Knowledge of AWWA Standard Practices for water testing, water testing equipment, and methods. 
  •  Ability to learn, comprehend, and apply all city or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  •  Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.  
  •  Ability to interact with the other city employees and employees from other municipal jurisdictions.
  •  Ability to use, operate, calibrate, and maintain complex water testing equipment that requires advanced training. Basic electrical skills are required.
  •  Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
  •  Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
  •  Ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  •  Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


The work is light work which requires the ability to exert very moderate effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Tasks also require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.



Work is regularly performed with require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature extremes, hazardous materials, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, water hazards, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.


The City has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

The City of Roswell, Georgia commits to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees, complying with local, state and federal laws. The City’s policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, ethnicity, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law.

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