Looking for a career? Think Stormwater Management

Updated: Jan 12, 2019

Are you about to graduate from college, or looking to pursue a new career? Tully Group is looking for Stormwater Inspectors. Typically, a successful candidate has their QSP or QSD certification (what is that? Click here). However, for those who are hardworking, dedicated applicants looking for a career, we are willing to hire and provide training.


So what do our Stormwater Inspectors do?


They go out to construction sites, and help the site adhere to water quality guidelines. It's very fulfilling work because you get to have an influence on reducing pollution in our waterways. We are very fortunate to have a lot of unique projects (see list below)

A typical day in the life of an Inspector looks like this-

  • Wake up around 5-6AM

  • Check the weather

  • Leave for work 6-7AM

  • Calibrate equipment

  • Head out to jobsites for Inspection

  • Call Contractors to review Inspection notes

  • Converse with Regulatory Personnel

  • Put photos and test results into report

  • Clock out around 3-4PM

Upon arrival at the jobsite, an inspector will typically walk the entire site and take pictures along the way. They note potential sources of pollution, check for areas needing erosion control, and take samples of flowing stormwater. They will then run the water samples through a series of tests, such as Turbidity and pH testing. Before leaving it's important to maintain good communication with contractors and project managers. It's common for Inspectors to provide informal training on the job to explain the importance of proper stormwater management and erosion control.



Who's a good candidate for being a Stormwater Inspector?


Those with a QSD or QSP certification are highly sought after, however don't let that stop you from applying. Ideal candidates are hardworking, self-motivated, excellent communicators, morning people, and time efficient. Other ideal skills/qualities include: a good driving record, relatively tech savvy, comfortable with Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office Software, and previous knowledge in the field of Stormwater. Preference will be given to those looking for a long-term career and with prior experience. Civil engineering or Environmental Science majors are also highly sought after.


If you are a Civil Engineering student, read this...


As a Civil Engineer you have many good opportunities to get involved with Stormwater Management. You will have an easier time obtaining Stormwater Certifications, and will apply what you learned from your degree. If you are interested in reducing stormwater pollution and working in erosion control, sustainable site design, grading and drainage, and other Stormwater Related fields, you may find Stormwater Management appealing. If you want to shadow an inspector for a day please email kaeli@tullygroup.com to schedule.


*Please note that at this time, most of our work is relating to Stormwater Management or the Environmental field.



Why are we looking for more Inspectors?


Long story short, work is good. We have a lot of routes. After the California Gas Tax was approved last year we saw our work load increase. Good for us! Good for you! Road work is getting done, and most construction sites needs a Stormwater Inspector.


How much do our Stormwater Inspectors make?


We pride ourselves with paying a fair wage to our employees and offering bountiful benefits (401K, Health, Dental and Vision insurance, profit sharing, employee appreciation events, etc.). With no experience, our Stormwater Inspectors start at $18 an hour. However, with added experience and education this amount will vary, and generous raises are given with time. We strive to treat our employees very well.


What makes Tully Group different?


Our office is very professional yet has a laid back atmosphere. We try to make your experience here the best we can. Hard work is expected from everyone, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun. We provide snacks, and take employees out to lunch often. At Tully Group we aim to make everyone feel included by celebrating birthdays, appreciating our clients, and having the occasional employee event. Our employees have been treated to an annual River Cats Game or similar team building experience, In-Office Fantasy Football Competitions, Monthly BBQ's, a Holiday Party at the Preserve in Winters, and more. This family-like feel is something that we pride ourselves with, while striving to be a professional office with career enriching training and experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Our company is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.



Want to apply? Head to https://www.tullygroup.com/apply and fill out our application.

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