Environmental Compliance Coordinator

City of Janesville | Janesville, WI

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Posted Date 7/11/2022


The citizens of Janesville choose this community, not just as a place to live, but as a place to realize life’s opportunities. We strive to sustain a community culture where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated. As such, the City of Janesville recognizes the importance of developing an environment where diversity is not merely accepted but embraced and celebrated. As public servants, we believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. To this end, we will diligently recruit and retain the most talented employees in an environment that fosters maximizing one’s potential. Therefore, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to consider employment with the City of Janesville and serve the residents of “Wisconsin’s Park Place”.

Under general direction of the Solid Waste Manager, this position performs administrative, technical, and semi-skilled tasks involving the monitoring, operation, and maintenance of the City’s sanitary landfill and various other disposal facilities. This position assists the Solid Waste Manager with planning, implementing, and evaluating new programs and activities to improve the efficient and effective operation of the landfills and disposal facilities. 
Reports to: Solid Waste Manager  
Supervises: Has no regular supervisory duties.
Has work contact with elected and appointed City officials, Department, Division, and Office Heads, City employees, commercial and private waste haulers, consultants, contractors, other governmental agencies, regulatory agencies, customers, and the general public.  

Essential Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential duties are not necessarily listed in priority order. 

  1. Responsible for timely and accurate environmental monitoring at the City’s active landfill, closed landfill, clean fill facility, and compost facility analyzes groundwater, air, leachate, and gas (methane) emission in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
  2. Performs monitoring, data collection, and reporting in accordance with pre-established schedules; prepares and submits required documentation and reports to ensure site compliance with local, state and federal requirements; analyzes all monitoring data in order to identify and improve any potential issues with the landfill’s collection systems and monitoring processes. 
  3. Responsible for ensuring compliance with the landfill’s air operation and construction permits; assists in coordinating the renewal and revision of all permits and corresponding plans.   
  4. Responsible for operations of landfill gas extraction systems and coordination of the systems with a third-party on-site gas-to-energy facility; responds to emergency issues as needed, including outside of normal business hours.
  5. Maintains and troubleshoots landfill equipment, including monitoring instrumentation, blowers, valves, compressors, probes, and piping.  
  6. Performs semi-skilled maintenance and repairs and coordinates skilled maintenance repair of gas and leachate collection systems, groundwater monitoring wells, and all other monitoring infrastructure and instrumentation; provides field oversight as needed.
  7. Assists in coordinating daily work activities at the City’s landfill and disposal facilities, including daily cover operations, site maintenance, and litter collection.
  8. Assists the Solid Waste Manager in planning and coordinating landfill construction and expansion activities.  
  9. Coordinates the disposal of special wastes, including making acceptance determinations, scheduling, advising staff of special disposal procedures, and completing all necessary tracking and reporting; makes recommendations for improving the site’s Special Waste Management Plan in accordance with state and federal regulations.  
  10. Assists in performing administrative functions for activities including purchasing, expenditure control, safety programs, research and preparation of regular and special reports, and maintenance of landfill accounts.
  11. Responds to requests for information and assistance from the public and outside agencies; follows-up on complaints or inquiries.
  12. Serves as a staff liaison to various citizen and staff committees, as assigned; prepares agenda materials, reports, memorandums, and other materials as required; represents assigned committees at public hearings and gives presentations to various Councils, Boards, and Commissions.   
  13.   Performs other special projects and duties as assigned or required during regular and non-business hours, including providing support as a part of any City response to essential or emergency operations.


Minimum Position Requirements/Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Minimum education and experience required to perform essential duties of the position.

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental studies, sustainability, or closely related field is required.


  1. Minimum of three years of experience in the environmental monitoring field, including at least one year of experience involving semi-skilled mechanical repair and maintenance functions. 


  1. Certification as a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Disposal Facility Manager or the ability to obtain certification within two years of hire is required.

Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license at time of hire. 
A combination of equivalent experience, education, or professional training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position as determined by the Human Resources Office may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements.  
For successful performance in this position, the incumbent will need to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge of:

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of landfill management and solid waste collection systems.  
  2. Knowledge of applicable local, State and Federal regulations, particularly related to environmental monitoring and waste disposal.  
  3. Knowledge of basic chemistry tests and related mathematics.
  4. Knowledge of current trends in public solid waste management and landfill operations.
  5. Knowledge of occupational hazards and the necessary safety precautions.
  6. Knowledge of tools and materials used in the general maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment used in landfill environments.

Skill in: 

  1. Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills. 
  2. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, paired with a strong customer service background and effective interpersonal skills.  
  3. Effective technical writing and presentation skills.
  4. Working with the public in a fair and consistent manner; maintaining objectivity, and excluding personal bias while performing job duties.
  5. Strong ethics base built on integrity, honesty, and respect.
  6. Safely operating a variety of landfill equipment and machinery.
  7. Planning, organizing, researching, implementing, managing, and evaluating projects and programs.
  8. Accurate record-keeping and reporting of data.
  9. Intermediate proficiency in software applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and accounting software programs.

Ability to: 

  1. Plan, organize, research projects, evaluate programs and activities, and make recommendations to the Solid Waste Manager and Operations Director.
  2. Prepare accurate and timely records and reports.
  3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed City officials, Department, Division, and Office Heads, City employees, suppliers, vendors, consultants, contractors, other governmental agencies, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
  4. Communicate effectively in verbal and written form and to follow verbal and written instructions with minimum supervision.
  5. Work independently and as part of a team to solve problems, generate ideas, and accomplish (Department/Division/Office) and City goals in a positive, supportive manner.
  6. Willingness and ability to respond to emergency issues, including outside of normal business hours.
  7. Perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair of equipment.
  8. Prepare and present technical reports related to all aspects of solid waste collection and disposal. 
  9. Effectively organize, plan, prioritize, and schedule work activities and tasks in a diversified and fast-paced environment.
  10. Maintain composure and calmly deal with stressful situations, difficult people, and challenging situations; and resolve complex challenges while upholding city, state, and federal regulations. 
  11. Maintain confidential information; must possess a high level of integrity, demonstrate tact and decorum, and adopt a professional work ethic. 
  12. Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures, and report all unsafe activities or conditions to the supervisor.
  13. Complete and maintain daily and required reports and records. 
  14. Timely, courteously, and effectively respond to inquiries and complaints of the general public.
  15. Maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor at all times; address resident and customer concerns in a helpful, courteous manner.
  16. Make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and established procedures.


Supplemental Information

Machinery and office equipment including personal computer, tablet, printer, telephone, copier, scanner, 10-key calculator, two-way radio, technical equipment, including groundwater, air leachate, gas monitoring equipment and instrumentation, and other standardized or specialized office equipment. Use of City vehicles including pick-up trucks, cars, and ATV.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee often works in an outdoor environment and may, on occasion, be exposed to adverse weather conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold, high winds, and wet/humid conditions.  The employee may work near moving mechanical parts in precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, dust, and vibration.  On occasion, the employee is exposed to situations which could involve an element of personal risk, requiring compliance with necessary safety procedures.  The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately noisy.  
This position frequently walks, stands, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls and exerts up to 50 pounds of force by lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects. The employee is frequently required to see/observe, talk/speak, and listen/hear; use their hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects and equipment; repetitive arm, wrist, hand and eye movements are included.  There is frequent twisting, reaching, wrist turning, and grasping.  The employee may be required to climb or balance.  Use of protective equipment is required.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment.  Employee is required to use cognitive ability to reason, analyze, and verbalize thoughts and ideas.  Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials, or tasks.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position, or is responsive to the needs of the City of Janesville.  
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change


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Salary: $48,068.80 Annually

Close: July 24 2022

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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