Assistant City Engineer/Environmental Compliance

Assistant City Engineer / Environmental Compliance



Public Works



Salary Grade 700










Monday - Friday



Open until filled




Assists the City Engineer with all engineering operations and implements the City’s environmental compliance program including the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit regulations, enforcement and reporting. Conducts detention pond and construction site compliance inspections, sanitary sewer overflow and general spills compliance and reporting, grease trap inspections, backflow prevention compliance inspections and engineering project inspections.




The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by this position.  Listed duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Position will be required to perform additional duties as assigned.




Works under the direction of the City Engineer or designee and assists with all Engineering operations. Performs specialized and technical work as needed to administer and enforce NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) regulations and MS4 stormwater permit requirements and provides technical support for the City's stormwater system. Provides technical support, administration, and enforcement of the City’s cross connection control program and water sampling and reporting compliance program. Completes research and analysis and provides public and related agency notifications and reporting as related to all environmental programs, regulations and concerns. Performs other duties as assigned.

Maintains the City's MS4 permit program, completes MS4 annual reports and updates City’s MS4 program and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as required to maintain permit compliance.

Performs technical inspections of public and private construction and utility projects for adherence to Grading, Erosion and Sedimentation Control (GESC) , Inspects stormwater infrastructure, channel & bank stabilization, detention pond construction and maintenance, permanent water quality facilities and associated best management practices (BMP’s)

Observes and insures that utility infrastructure is installed in accordance with standard details and specifications.

Completes field inspections related to the City's Cross Connection Control program.

Provides advice, consultation, education assistance and training for City personnel and the general public as related to environmental regulations and policies.

Conducts interpretation, advisement and implementation of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regulatory compliance procedures and the completion of reports related to the City's domestic, sanitary and storm water infrastructure.

Develops, administers and maintains City’s Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG) Program.

Assists City Engineer with design of construction project plans and recommends approval of construction plans, contracts and pay documents for municipal projects and works in the public rights-of-way. Coordinates and manages engineering project activities; designs improvement projects; coordinates individual projects. Reviews blueprints, grading and construction plans and conducts related on-site field inspections, reviews development proposal reports and plans.

Assists City Engineer with: performing engineering calculations; prepares/verifies legal descriptions and maps; Performs survey site checks and limited survey measurements; Prepares bid specifications and contract documents for construction and consultant projects. Develops requests for proposals for consultants and contractors; Assists City Engineer with: performing drafting functions; Ensures engineering criteria and specifications are maintained; Administers and inspects contract construction activities. Maintains and organizes project files; Coordinates completion of research and analysis; reviews geotechnical and traffic studies; Oversees City’s specifications related to utilities capacity/design, City boundaries and rights-of-way.

Assists City Engineer with: attending and participating in meetings with developers, citizens, engineering firms, utility companies and other governmental entities; responds to public inquiries and concerns as related to assigned duties and investigates reports of illegal dumping and/or illicit discharges. Prepare reports, memos and correspondence; Coordinates activities with other City departments, municipalities and public agencies; Monitors City capital improvement project budgets; Participates in various councils, committees and professional organizations.

Completes other related and non-related duties as assigned.




Verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to make independent decisions.

Knowledge and understanding of current Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regulations and requirements as related to MS4/stormwater, domestic water and wastewater quality.

Ability to maintain current certifications and licenses as required for the job.

Ability to read and understand construction plans and utility specifications.

Ability to maintain detailed inspection records

Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and procedures.

Ability to utilize time effectively to organize work assignments and meet deadlines.

General knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices

Knowledge of personal safety and ability to exhibit safe working habits.

Knowledge of safety procedures and ability to follow safe working practices.

Ability to deal with the public and respond to public inquiries and complaints in a professional manner.

Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals to establish and maintain positive working relationships.

Ability to adapt to interruptions, unusual demands, and unexpected priority changes.

Proficient with computers and applicable software (engineering programs, Excel, Word, etc.), calculator, possess a valid drivers license to operate a car or pickup truck.

Respond to after-hours and emergency call-ins as required.

Possess an Associate’s Degree in civil engineering or related field with AutoCAD experience desired; A minimum of 2 years’ experience with NDPES/MS4 permitting including Erosion Control and/or Stormwater Quality BMP Inspection and Maintenance certifications or training. Experience with collecting environmental data, analyzing and evaluating results and implementing remediation. Course work and experience in domestic water quality preferred. Must possess good communication skills and ability to work effectively with City employees, the public and private contractors and consultants.

The ability to successfully complete a background check including but not limited to: criminal history search and motor vehicle record (MVR) check is required.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.




Must remain fit to perform all essential duties. Physical activities include: Sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, twisting, climbing ladders, coordination, hearing, speaking, vision and writing. Must be able to lift approximately 50 pounds and carry 20 pounds. Environment may include extreme cold or heat, temperature swings, extreme noise, working outdoors, confined space, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, explosive and flammable materials, and mechanical hazards, wet and muddy excavations and conditions. Operating a motor vehicle is required.




Valid Colorado Driver’s License with a safe driving history.



The City of Federal Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry or disability in the hiring or promotion of its employees


The City of Federal Heights provides the following benefits to employees: 9.5 holidays, vacation accruals for fulltime employees are based on years of service from 6.67-13.33 hours per month. Fulltime firefighters / Amb EMT P’s accrue vacation based on years of service from 12-18 hours per month.  Fulltime employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month of service to a maximum of 960 hours. Part-time employees accrue sick leave at a rate of 1 hour per 30 hours worked.  Regular fulltime employees, except for police officers, firefighters, and Amb EMT Ps, are required to participate in the City’s 401(a) retirement plan. A voluntary 457 plan is also available to all regular employees.  Police Officers, firefighters, and Amb EMT Ps participate in a State approved retirement plan.  The City of Federal Heights offers both short-term disability and long-term disability to its regular and part-time employees. Police officers, firefighters, and Amb EMT P employees are eligible for long-term disability benefits in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth by the State of Colorado’s Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA).  The City of Federal Heights offers life insurance benefits to all full and part-time employees. Part-time employees must work a minimum of 30 hours per week to be eligible for life insurance benefits. The City also offers a voluntary life insurance plan for employees to purchase additional life insurance.  Regular and part-time employees are eligible for City of Federal Heights benefits the first of the month after their hire date. Part-time employees must work at least 30 hours per week to be eligible for pro-rated benefits.   Medical benefits are offered through Colorado Employers Benefit Trust (CEBT), which is self-funded multiple employer trust that currently provides employee benefits for over 300 public entities, school districts, and colleges. The City of Federal Heights offers the choice of three medical plans through CEBT. Employees can choose from an EPO, PPO, or Kaiser HMO plan.  Vision insurance is provided through VSP, and dental benefits are offered through Delta Dental.


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