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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N8416

AVIATION ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK


This is professional work coordinating airport environmental programs and projects related to airport development and operation for the County’s Aviation Department.


Work involves follow-up on compliance issues with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.   Works with tenants and contractors to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations and to provide direction for maintaining compliance.


Assists with conducting research and analysis related to regulatory requirements.  Monitors, investigates and evaluates airport activities and projects to ensure compliance with governmental regulations for airport properties, facilities and operations.


Work requires the responsibility for the coordination of airport environmental programs, projects and studies relating to noise abatement, hazardous waste storage and disposal, storm and wastewater drainage, surface and ground water quality, air quality, wetland mitigation, environmental permitting and related environmental issues.


Work is performed with considerable independence and initiative under the direction of an administrative superior. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and program achievements.


ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS


Monitors airport environmental conditions to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to air quality, soil, surface and groundwater quality; wetlands mitigation; noise mitigation; hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and disposal.


Monitors, reviews and coordinates environmental projects carried out at the airport.


Coordinates projects with consultants and governmental agencies.


Reviews data and prepares reports submitted to regulatory agencies regarding airport environmental issues and programs.


Assists with updating and implementing airport environmental compliance policies.


Conducts activities relating to the airport noise program; operates and monitors sound monitoring equipment to obtain and analyze data relating to efficiency in air facility operations and environmental compliance requirements; coordinates community noise presentations and meetings; responds to community inquiries regarding airport noise issues.


Prepares written and graphic reports; coordinates and/or makes public presentations relative to the airport’s impact on the sound environment of surrounding communities, and displays data on a noise contour map.


Conducts airport environmental studies, initiates sampling processes, evaluates results and prepares reports on airport compliance with environmental regulations; assists with gathering information for environmental impact statements, environmental assessments and other reports as required.


Performs environmental inspections of tenant and Airport facilities.


Makes recommendations to correct problems with non-compliance.


Provides technical assistance and information to employees, airport tenants and project consultants regarding environmental compliance issues.


Assists with project management responsibilities related to airport environmental services studies as assigned.


Provides airport environmental information and resource management assistance to other agencies, interest groups, consultants and to the public.


Performs other related work as required.


KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 
Considerable knowledge of airport environmental issues, principles and practices.


Considerable knowledge of a variety of environmental mitigation issues and governmental environmental regulations applicable to the operations and management of airport facilities and property.


Knowledge of FAA requirements relating to environmental compliance issues.

 
Knowledge of airport noise mitigation practices.


Knowledge of research methods and techniques and technical report writing.


Ability to analyze policy and technical issues and to exercise sound judgment in decision making.


Ability to analyze and evaluate environmental study data and make sound recommendations.


Ability to coordinate complex environmental projects completed through the use of consultants and/or other staff.


Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to prepare and deliver professional presentations.


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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING


Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in environmental sciences, environmental planning   or related field; four (4) years experience in environmental/natural resource program compliance; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.


GENERAL INFORMATION


Bargaining Unit:                   Government Supervisors Association                                            (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status:                         Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:   No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:   E  10/2005   R  09/2010


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