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Stormwater Quality Specialist

Ada County Highway District
Garden City , ID Full-time
Posted on July 3, 2019

Stormwater Quality Specialist

Ada County Highway District is now accepting applications for a Stormwater Quality Specialist specializing in dry weather monitoring and outfall inventory. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a starting wage range of $21.58 - $24.81 per hour, DOQ.  

  • ACHD offers an excellent benefits package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and
    holidays, and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  The Stormwater Quality Specialist with dry weather monitoring and outfall inventory applies
    technical environmental and stormwater knowledge and skills to develop and implement aspects of
    the District’s NPDES Phase I and Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits.
  •  The primary duties of this position include the implementation of the Dry Weather Outfall Screening
    Program and outfall inventory through field investigations, characterizing dry weather discharges,
    source tracking, discharge mitigation/elimination, data management, and reporting. Other duties may
    include assisting with wet weather sampling events, mapping, and inspection.

 The successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of hydrologic concepts such as
watershed delineation and have a good knowledge and understanding of water quality principals, as
they apply to sample collection and handling; the ability to follow standard operating procedures;
and implement sampling plans. The ability to work outdoors in inclement weather is required.

  • The ability to understand and interpret federal, state, and local environmental regulations, prepare and edit technical reports, and communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  •  The ability to read and interpret construction plans and understand the municipal storm drain system
    is preferred.
  •  Must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license, and be proficient in Word, Excel, and Adobe. Working
    knowledge of data entry in Access and ArcGIS is preferred.
  •  Graduate of college or university with a 4-year degree in Environmental, Physical, or Biological
    Science is preferred. Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the
    required knowledge, skill, and abilities may be acceptable.

A completed ACHD Employment Application is required and must be submitted to Human Resources no later than 4:30 p.m., July 24, 2019. Applications are available at 3775 Adams St., Garden City ID, or on our website at

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Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations