Stormwater Technician – Buncombe County

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Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Purpose of the position:

This position is responsible for performing site plan and permitting review, administrative duties, and inspections work associated with enforcing the County’s Stormwater Ordinance. The position also provides support associated with enforcement with the County’s Erosion Control, Flood Damage Prevention, and Water Supply Watershed Ordinances.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

Associate’s degree in earth science, environmental planning, civil engineering, or other related field and (4) years of experience in identification of soil types and grading practices; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation: Valid driver’s license

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Assist in the administration of ordinances enforced by the Engineering and Environmental Services Division, including the Stormwater Management, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Flood Damage Prevention, and Water Supply Watershed Ordinances.
  • Technical review of proposed development plans for compliance with Division-enforced ordinances, with a focus in stormwater management regulations; following projects through completion and gauging progress; technical review of inspection reports; and enforcing long-term stormwater maintenance requirements.
  • Inspect construction and development projects within the County to ensure adherence to permitted plans and design specifications pertaining to county ordinances enforced by the Engineering and Environmental Services Division.
  • Maintain accurate, organized, and complete records pertaining to permit reviews, inspections, and complaints in various document management and permit tracking systems.
  • Support insurance and banking professionals regarding required performance sureties and assist legal professionals in the creation of operation and maintenance agreements under the guidance of the Stormwater Administrator.
  • Provide assistance to the general public by communicating information relative to the ordinances implemented by the Engineering and Environmental Services Division and addressing inquiries, including addressing complaints, which may involve visiting and evaluating sites, working with the Tax Office to verify property ownership, contacting and assisting property owner in gaining compliance, and enforcing legal requirements of non-compliant locations.
  • Operate and maintain County vehicle.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to stormwater management.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of hydrology, erosion and sedimentation control and related stormwater structures and devices;
    Knowledge of the practices, methods and equipment applied in landscaping, grading and related construction activities;
  • Knowledge of governmental programs, laws, grants, and services pertinent to stormwater management.
  • Knowledge of engineering hydraulics and hydrology calculations.
  • Knowledge of applicable County ordinances related erosion control.
  • Knowledge of state and local ordinances as they relate to stormwater runoff controls, water quality, watershed protection, riparian buffers, and floodplain management.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and drawings.
  • Ability to work with GIS, CAD and other similar mapping and design software; Proficiency in computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
    Ability to use civil engineering instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with engineers, architects, contractors, property owners, and state and local agencies.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.


Location: Asheville, NC

Job Type: Full Time

Job Posting End Date: August 07, 2022

Salary Range: $24.96 – $29.13

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