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Stormwater Quality Specialist – Erosion and Sediment Control and Illicit Discharge Response

Ada County Highway District
Garden City , ID Full-time   Science
Posted on February 13, 2020

Stormwater Quality Specialist – Erosion and Sediment

Control and Illicit Discharge Response


Applications are being accepted for the position of Stormwater Quality Specialist (SWQS) in the
Stormwater Section of the Environmental Department. This is a non-exempt position and the starting wage
is $21.58- $24.81 per hour / DOQ.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The primary duties of the SWQS include oversight of NPDES Construction General Permit compliance issues, reviewing stormwater pollution prevention plans and right of way erosion and sediment control plan's to ensure they conform to District policy and are sufficient to protect the storm drain system, conducting inspections, training District staff and educating contractors and the public in erosion and sediment control compliance, pollution prevention, and good housekeeping, and assisting in the development of District policy.


  • This position is responsible for illicit discharge complaint response and investigation and providing technical assistance in spill response. This position also conducts annual training and updates for staff on ACHD’s Spill Response Plan. Other duties may include public education and outreach, field investigations, and sampling.



  • The successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of urban sediment and erosion control best management practices and environmental regulations as they apply to stormwater and a good knowledge and understanding of hydrologic concepts and practices. The ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local environmental regulations, prepare and edit technical reports, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and read construction plans is required. The ability to present technical information in non-technical terms to the general public is preferred. Certification as a certified professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) or similar is a plus.


  • Responsible Person certification is required, and Plan Designer certification must be completed within six months of employment.


  • The successful candidate must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license and be proficient in Word, Excel, Access, and Adobe.


  • Graduate of college or university with a 4-year degree in Environmental, Physical, or Biological Science is preferred. OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities may be acceptable.


A completed ACHD application is required and must be submitted to HR by 4:30 p.m., March 3, 2020.
Applications are available at 3775 N. Adams; Garden City, ID 83714 or

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