NATURE OF WORK
This is technical and supervisory work in the review of environmental license applications for compliance with environmental regulations.
Work involves responsibility for supervising the activities of the environmental licensing section within the Land Use and Permit Division. Supervision is exercised over a group of subordinate technical specialists engaged in the application of basic environmental and engineering principles and practices in the review of license applications for compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations. Duties include managing and participating in coordinating and maintaining licensing files and preparing environmental reports. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required to insure the smooth flow of license applications and control of issued licenses in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. General supervision is received from an administrative superior who assists with unusual work problems and reviews work for attainment of desired management objectives.
Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of environmental license coordinators engaged in the review of license applications for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations related to industrial waste discharge, toxic/hazardous waste products, storage tanks, incineration processes, spray booths, industrial sludge and noise and odor regulations.
Manages license intake and coordinates the implementation of automated license tracking and file maintenance.
Reviews complex license applications for conformity with established regulations and informs the regulated public of modifications required for compliance.
Reviews and maintains various environmental licensing reports and tracks fee receipts.
Reviews proposed changes to County Ordinances and provides recommendations regarding the impact of proposed changes on the license approval process.
Provides information and assistance to the general public and other government agencies.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations related to environmental licensing and regulation.
Considerable knowledge of the standard terminology, techniques, and practices of environmental regulations.
Considerable knowledge of engineering techniques and procedures used in controlling all phases of environmental pollution.
Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to explain environmental regulations and licensing requirements to applicants and the regulated public.
Ability to determine if environmental license applications are in conformance with federal, state and local regulations.
Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgement in decision making.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in science, engineering or business administration; four (4) years experience in environmental license application review or natural resource protection, including two (2) years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Land Use & Permit
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E12/95 R5/00