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PROGRAM ASSISTANT (WEP)
41360
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS



The work involves responsibility for monitoring the ongoing maintenance and repair needs for completed green infrastructure projects and to facilitate having the maintenance work performed. An employee in this class assists and works under the direction of the Program Coordinator (Stormwater Management) in the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection (WEP). The incumbent may communicate maintenance needs with consultants and contractors involved in projects necessary to achieve compliance with State and Federal Amended Consent Judgment requirements. The Amended Consent Judgment is designed to improve the water quality of Onondaga Lake and to achieve full compliance with state and federal water quality regulations. Green infrastructure projects focus on returning water to the ground instead of the sewer system and ultimately Onondaga Lake. The incumbent also assists in outreach to the public at special events. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES



Assists in planning and directing the development and implementation of green infrastructure maintenance programs.

Assists in planning, organizing and implementing of green infrastructure inspections and maintenance assessments.

Assists in planning, organizing and conducting education and training of field staff assigned to green infrastructure maintenance.

Performs data entry and maintains database; tracks and creates reports on green infrastructure maintenance and integrity.

Responds to reports of green infrastructure maintenance needs, including mowing, cleaning and scheduling of same.

Participates in education and outreach for special events.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the laws and regulations of waste disposal related to green infrastructure maintenance.

Good knowledge of urban landscape maintenance techniques and processes.

Good knowledge of the tools and equipment used in urban landscape maintenance.

Skill in the use of a variety of tools.

Ability to organize and implement both scheduled and emergency maintenance of green infrastructure facilities and installations.

Ability to keep records and prepare simple reports.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to use a personal computer with an alpha-numeric keyboard.

Ability to educate and inform the public regarding green infrastructure projects and techniques

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Two (2) years of work experience maintaining wastewater conveyance systems, supplemented by a working knowledge of the use of maintenance equipment including hand tools and power equipment such as lawnmowers, weed-trimmers and shop-vacs.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT:

When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of the vehicle(s) being operated.

2/14 Date of Original Composition