Moulton Niguel Water District, CA

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Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

at Moulton Niguel Water District, CA

Pay: $104312 to $140400/year
$104312 - $140400
Posted: 12/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2605491
Keywords: office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



Under direction, performs complex technical and administrative activities to ensure the District's compliance with federal, state and local regulations; prepares and submits major regulatory reports; develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures; develops, coordinates and manages projects or programs; and performs related duties as assigned.  Incumbent will engage with outside agencies and the public regarding regulatory compliance issues and regional initiatives.  This is an advanced professional position responsible for performing complex project management assignments involving significant accountability and independent decision-making responsibilities and providing recommendations for updating policies to support the District's best interest. 

Essential Functions

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

  1. Coordinate programs and activities with regulatory agencies to ensure District knowledge of and compliance with applicable regulations.
  2. Review and analyze new and changing regulatory developments to assess and evaluate impacts on the District's water, wastewater and recycled water operations; coordinate with staff to advance responsible regulations that are consistent with operations requirements; assist with the development and implementation of operational procedures to ensure compliance with regulations.
  3. Prepare and submit various detailed reports to regulatory agencies, such as the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and California Department of Public health (CDPH); conduct monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual monitoring and reporting as specified in regulatory permits for water, wastewater, recycled water, and others, as necessary; ensure compliance with the Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP), Annual Certification of Hazardous Emergency Plans, Business Emergency Plans, Fire Department Inspections and Pressurized Vessel Inspections.    
  4. Initiate and follow through with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Water Reclamation permit reports, applications, renewals, waivers, amendments and related programs; oversee the District's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP), sampling and annual reporting.
  5. Perform air-quality reporting such as annual emissions reports (AER), internal combustion engine (ICE) source testing, continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS), and Title V semiannual monitoring (SAM).
  6. Perform compliance and audit activities in support of water and air-quality programs and related regulatory requirements to ensure that plans and practices are established and maintained and regulatory requirements have been met; conduct facilities inspections; develop and maintain computerized tracking systems.
  7. Develop, schedule, coordinate and report on special projects requiring complex field and scientific studies and investigations.
  8. Oversee assigned aspects of regulatory compliance programs, including ensuring permit requirements are met; tracking and overseeing implementation of new regulations; act as primary liaison with regulatory agencies for regulatory compliance and inspections; create and submit compliance and administrative reports.
  9. Develop and maintain relationships with critical staff of regional and regulatory agencies to discuss permitting, monitoring, enforcement and regulatory issues and changes.
  10. Process permit renewals, amendments and revision requests; respond to internal and external data requests.
  11. Keep informed of major environmental/biological or wastewater issues and regulations through conferences, workshops, seminars and publications.
  12. Prepare presentation materials and conduct engineer and operator training on environmental compliance; develop compliance guidance documents.
  13. Perform a wide range of professional, complex duties to ensure the District's regulatory compliance with all federal, state and local laws/ordinances related to District programs including water, wastewater, hazardous waste and air quality; interpret and provide knowledgeable guidance on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and environmental permitting.
  14. Develop and administer RFP's and contracts for services including, but not limited to:   laboratory and consultant services relating to compliance issues; prepare scopes of work, cost estimates, schedules, reports, environmental documents and permits as necessary; review proposals and participate in selection of consultants; process invoices and oversee assigned consultants.
  15. Coordinate with appropriate regulatory compliance staff with various regional agencies, such as South Orange County Wastewater Authority.
  16. Coordinate hazardous waste disposal with various District departments and staff, as required.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned. 


One single guiding principle in every search for new Moulton Niguel Water District team members is identifying those applicants that are humble, motivated, and hard-working.  Moulton Niguel expects new team members to uphold its workplace culture of an environment in which all employees interact with co-workers, supervisors, and the public in a positive, cooperative, and supportive manner.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) may be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the KSAs is:

  1. Bachelor's degree in environmental science, a laboratory science or a related field, and professional-level experience in wastewater treatment, environmental planning, environmental compliance or environmental testing.
  2. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.
  4. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local water, wastewater, recycled water, and storm water regulations and standards.
  5. Knowledge of practices and processes of toxic and hazardous waste management and disposal.
  6. Experience with HACH WIMS (Wastewater Information Management System) software is desired.
  7. Experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) software is desired.

Physical Qualifications

Position requires oral communication with District management, coworkers, and regulatory agencies in face-to-face, one-on-one, and group settings; travel by automobile to conduct District business; regular use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate office equipment such as telephones, computers and copiers; perform repetitive movements of hands, wrists or feet; reach with hands and arms; frequently required to walk, stand and sit for extended time periods; hearing and vision within normal ranges; occasional stooping, bending, climbing, and the ability to carry and lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  The employee occasionally works outdoors and may be exposed to wet or humid conditions; may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes, organic waste, noxious odors, gases, airborne particles, sewage, risk of electrical shock, vibration, and poor ventilation, and uneven or slippery services.