Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Harris County Flood Control District - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)4.4

General Description:
Responsible for assisting the Regulatory Compliance Department Manager with specialized environmental regulatory compliance support and implementing mitigation banking projects. This includes responding to environmental service requests within the Operations Division, conducting ecological and environmental assessments, assessing future wetlands and stream mitigation projects, and monitoring and maintaining compliance with mitigation banking requirements.

Coordinate closely with the District Mitigation Banking Program Manager to evaluate feasibility of future mitigation sites, including managing due diligence tasks, site assessments, and preparing reports for regulatory agency review.
Review and manage regulatory compliance for proposed sediment disposal sites, including desktop database review, site inspection, and preparing all regulatory documentation.
Manage special regulatory projects, including disaster response, developing new GIS-based planning tools, permittee responsible mitigation sites, and coordinating revised assessment methodologies with regulatory agencies.
Support Regulatory Coordinators in responding to environmental service requests by managing specialized support tasks, including field assessments, verification of jurisdictional determinations, and regulatory documentation for mitigation areas.
Track project support tasks and financial activities in the District’s applicable database(s).
Manage consultants and contractors to perform designated support tasks.
Provide quality control and quality assurance of deliverables received from consultants and contractors.
Assist all aspects of mitigation banking property land management and facilities maintenance, including invasive species control, water level control structures, prescribed burning, equipment maintenance, and site security.
Conduct site tours for agencies, potential mitigation bank users, and the public, to promote and educate mitigation banking as a District asset.
Provide project management for environmental research, investigations, and other projects within the Planning Division, as required.
Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.

Education & Experience:
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in any one of the natural or earth sciences, environmental planning, park management or a related field.
Requires at least two years’ experience in wetland or natural resource sciences.
Prefer experience in wetland mitigation planning and environmental permitting.
Prefer experience using ArcGIS or similar mapping applications.
Strong skills using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and using digital photo management software, with familiarity using Adobe Acrobat.
Valid certification as an ATV Operator and ability to operate four wheel drive vehicles with trailer, preferred.

Physical Demands & Environmental Exposure:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Frequent standing and walking on rough and uneven surfaces or ground such as deep sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites.
Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 20 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
Frequent sorting, filing, shelving and handling of documents, books, files, file drawers and related materials and equipment required for clerical operations.
Frequent driving of vehicles with automatic or four-wheel drive controls.
Prolonged sitting for extended periods of time; occasional ascending/descending of stairs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time:

Approximately 50% of duties will be performed outdoors where there will be routine exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust.
When at field locations, may be exposed to snakes, wildlife, wasps, bees and other flying/walking insects, aquatic bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms.
Approximately 50% of duties will be performed indoors in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, air conditions and noise levels.

General Information:
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Employee Status: Exempt
Hours: 40 Hours per week
Salary: To be discussed in interview
Requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and the ability to perform physical functions of this position. EOE 5/24/2018.