Water Quality Specialist

Water Quality Specialist

City of Overland Park
Job Category
Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type
Full Time
Overland Park 
Post Ref. Code
Salary and Benefits
$23.55 -$ 29.44 /hour  
Post Date

The City of Overland Park has a full time Water Quality Specialist position available in the Public Works Department.


Responsibilities: Provides technical, field, education, and enforcement support to implement all aspects of the City’s stormwater quality programs. Conducts inspections of illicit discharges to the City’s storm drainage system. Collects chemical and biological samples for water quality analyses. Supervises work of temporary crews and interns assigned to assist with data collection. Assists in implementation of erosion and sediment controls on construction sites. Develops and conducts public education programs on water quality and conservation. Works to develop and foster regional and City-wide partnerships with other agencies and the private sector. Responds to individual citizen concerns. Advises and assists public and City departments on stream management, land conservation, stream restoration, erosion sediment control and stormwater treatment best management practices. Prepares compliance reporting and written documents. Assists the Stormwater Engineer in other managerial and technical aspects of the City’s water quality programs.


Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies or other environmental, ecological, or conservation related science or discipline. A Bachelor of Science degree with strong coursework in applied sciences is preferred. Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. Must maintain an insurable driving record. Two to four years experience working with governmental, private, or nonprofit agencies in the areas of water quality, conservation, public education or environmental sampling is preferred.  Extracurricular experience with public speaking and teaching desired.


No City residency requirement.

Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen, and physical exam.

Normal Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Salary Range: $23.55 -$ 29.44 /hour

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Benefits: Full-time

To apply, please go to http://recruit.opkansas.org.


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