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Environmental Senior Specialist

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description of Work THIS IS A REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST REAPPLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. Salary Grade: GN11 Recruitment Range: $42,780 - $65,000 Department Information: The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at http://deq.nc.gov. Position Information: The position is a contributing team member within the Eastern Operations Section of North Carolina Division of Mitigation Services (NCDMS). The primary purpose of this position is to provide project management for all stream, wetland and riparian buffer projects in the assigned work area within the state of NC, currently eastern NC. The position is responsible for managing assigned mitigation projects from the initial identification and technical review of the projects, through property acquisition, design, construction, monitoring, and regulatory project closeout. This position will be responsible for the coordination of all activities with internal project teams, contracted design firms, monitoring firms, full delivery providers and construction contractors associated with their implementation. This position will also be responsible for closely monitoring and managing each project through each phase, and for the maintenance of a project status database which tracks a project's timeline and budget. The position reviews and approves contractor progress payments and conducts ongoing inspections to ensure that all work is done in compliance with rules, policies and standard practices. Routinely, this position coordinates with all sections within DMS as well as external regulatory review agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers, NC Division of Water Resources, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Reviews and evaluates the project budget and timeline and recommends/makes any necessary changes. Ensures assigned projects are completed on time and within budget, and constantly monitors and evaluates all project activities to reach this goal. Reviews engineering design plans, planting plans, as-built drawings and any necessary corrective action plans for compliance with contract and regulatory guidance. This position may be called upon to provide expertise and input to natural resource issues, and may develop presentations or facilitate meetings with consultants, the public, other agencies or municipalities as required. The employee may perform education and conduct public outreach activities, including assisting other project managers in the team on controversial project issues or presentations, and communicating or facilitating stakeholder meetings between the public to represent DEQ and DMS. The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and may require working beyond normal work schedule to meet the business need. This position is physically located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies* To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. * Qualified applicants must possess an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:* Demonstrated knowledge of wetland or buffer or stream ecology or project management as well as an understanding of laws, rules and policies that influence natural resource management programs.* Knowledge of natural resource valuation practices or implementation such as determining resource impacts, avoidance and minimization, and developing mitigation. Familiarity with the associated technical and biological issues and methodologies involved.* Demonstrated career skills of efficiently managing tasks and deadlines and developing solutions to complex natural resource issues.* Demonstrated knowledge and experience with database files, Excel, and ArcMap.* Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, complex subject matter to wide audience.* Ability to work in a variety of difficult field environments under all seasonal extremes. Applicant must meet both the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements and all posted Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies requirements to be considered Qualified for the position. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supplemental and Contact Information To apply for this position, please click the APPLY button. All relevant experience must be included on the application to receive proper credit. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. If multiple applications are submitted by an applicant to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Applicants requesting and / or receiving an accommodation via the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax but must be received by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Persons eligible for veteran preference must upload a copy of Form DD-214 and attach to the application. Persons eligible for RIF priority must upload their letter of notification and attach to the application. This applies to those employees that are subject to Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 of G.S. 126. This does not include employees of the legislative and judicial branches, the public school and community college systems, or other employees that are exempt from these Articles of the Human Resources Act. DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For technical issues with your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. For additional information, please contact: Sheila Green Phone & Fax: 919-707-8434 Email: sheila.green@ncdenr.gov

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