Stormwater Permit Manager

Seattle Public Utilities | Seattle, WA

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Posted Date 9/12/2022

Salary: $41.01 - $61.51 Hourly

This position is open until filled. However, priority will be given to candidates who apply by September 20, 2022.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is recruiting for an experienced, productive, detail-oriented Stormwater Permit Manager to join SPU’s Planning & Program Management Division. The successful candidate will play a key role in serving as a technical advisor in areas of source control, structural stormwater treatment, basin planning, stormwater system maintenance, and other water quality related expertise as well as oversee the City of Seattle’s compliance with the NPDES Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit. This support helps lead development of policies related to water quality and stormwater within SPU’s line of business.

About Seattle Public Utilities:

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.

SPU commits to Our City Values and Race and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We actively take steps to dismantle systemic racism and increase service equity. We value diverse life experiences and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming to all. We take steps to be inclusive and equitable in our recruiting, hiring and promotional opportunities.

Why join us?

We know work isn't only about what you do it’s also about who you work for and with! SPU provides a fun and family-friendly work environment that supports a work life balance, including:

  • Family-friendly and multicultural work environment
  • Generous benefits package
  • Free public transportation options
  • City pension plan with employer/employee contributions
  • Growth potential and advancement opportunities

Job Responsibilities

Provide strategic leadership and support in the development and implementation of Seattle’s Phase I NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Municipal Stormwater Permit. Responsibilties include:

• Interpret and communicate permit requirements.

• Lead and coordinate Seattle review and input during permit reissuance.

• Provide technical and program support in focus areas to improve permit compliance and environmental outcomes.

Provide strategic leadership and support in the development, implementation, and integration of other local, state, and national water quality and stormwater regulations including working with other jurisdictions, Ecology, and EPA. Examples of what type of activities this may include:

• Duwamish & East Waterway Source Control Programs

• Compliance with TMDLs

• Seattle Stormwater Code

• Tracking of emerging issues in stormwater and water quality regulations.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Experience: Five (5) years of experience in the strategic development and/or implementation of stormwater regulation and/or stormwater management programs for environmental benefits or a related field (Other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).

Education: Bachelor's degree in environmental science, planning, policy, or related field or other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability.

License, Certification and Other Requirements:

  • Current State of Washington driver's License.

The Ideal Candidate Should Possess some or all the following qualities and competencies:

  • Excellent project management skills. Proven ability to manage/coordinate work of staff and consultants.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with staff.
  • Knowledge and experience with stormwater planning for environmental benefits, preferably in a highly urban environment.
  • Proven ability to work with regulatory agencies to interpret regulations and negotiate activities/conditions to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient in using Windows based business software applications including Word, Excel, and SharePoint.

Additional Information

How to Apply: In addition to fully completing the online application, please attach your cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should address your interest and how you meet the qualifications for the position.

COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate: City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment; however, due to the ongoing pandemic and Covid-19 state and local restrictions, hybrid telework/office/field assignment work will be available consistent with HR guidelines, and as circumstances dictate. We continue to seek guidance from local public health agencies and will proceed accordingly with any necessary changed or needs regarding "workplace location" expectations.

Who may apply: The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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