This position is located in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) ? Watershed Protection Branch ? Watershed Compliance Program ? Industrial Wastewater Compliance Unit. The successful candidate will manage the unit to ensure that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State-Permitted Industrial facilities are in compliance with state and federal water quality rules and regulations. The Unit has compliance responsibilities for major and minor industrial treatment facilities, pretreatment programs (at POTWs) and facilities, and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO). Duties and responsibilities include: ensure that facilities are inspected according to EPA's Compliance Monitoring Strategy and the 106 Workplan; ensure that violations are documented and that enforcement actions are timely and appropriate; ensure that DMR data is reviewed timely; ensure that compliance and enforcement data are entered into state and federal databases timely and accurately; provide management oversight of the Industrial Pretreatment Program; provide management oversight of compliance aspects of the CAFO program; investigate complaints and provide technical assistance and regulatory interpretation to the regulated community and the public; provide guidance and coordination with the Districts on compliance and enforcement activities to ensure consistency across the Division.
Experience in state and federal environmental compliance and enforcement programs
Familiarity with state and federal water quality rules and regulations
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Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering (agricultural, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical or sanitary) or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of professional experience in environmental enforcement, environmental health, environmental monitoring, environmental protection or environmental research. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis for a maximum of Two years non-managerial/supervisory experience.
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