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Environmental Specialist II

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description of WorkRecruitment Range: $42,780 - $55,249GN11DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONThe N.C. Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) primary mission is to protect North Carolina's environment and natural resources. In executing this mission, DEQ operates with the broad-based understanding that the following three fundamental principles are integral components of its protective mandate: Fundamental Philosophy, Fundamental Economics, and Fundamental Science. Ultimately, a collaborative stewardship among the citizens, government regulators, and the business community will maintain and enhance North Carolina's environment and natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone living in or visiting our great state. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at DIVISION INFORMATIONThe Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) is comprised of two Sections: Land Quality and Geological Survey.* The Land Quality Section is responsible for the administration of FOUR regulatory programs: Dam Safety Program as authorized by the Dam Safety of 1967, Mining Program as authorized by the Mining Act of 1971, Sediment Program as authorized by the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 and Stormwater Program as authorized by state statutes and the federal Clean Water Act. DEMLR collects permit fees and issues permits for mines, dams, sedimentation control for construction sites, and stormwater permits for various activities and refers enforcement cases to the Attorney General's Office. DEMLR is responsible for scheduling, organizing and transcribing minutes of the Mining Committee of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission and the Sedimentation Control Commission as well as reporting to the Environmental Management Commission regarding dam safety and stormwater matters.* The N.C. Geological Survey (NCGS) Section's mission is to provide unbiased and technically accurate applied earth science scientific information to address societal needs. This includes geologic maps, mineral resource and geochemical information, topographic maps and digital products, and earth science education initiatives. The NCGS "...examines, surveys, and maps the geology, mineral resources, and topography of the state" and encourages the wise conservation and use of geologic resources by industry, commerce, agriculture and government agencies for the general welfare of the citizens of North Carolina. The results of the NCGS research are documented in Bulletins, Open File Reports, Information Circulars, Special Publications, and Geologic Map Series. The NCGS along with DEMLR provide staff to the Oil and Gas Commission.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITIONThe primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Senior Environmental Specialist in the regional office and duties include:* Investigate and document sedimentation damage of wetlands, lakes and streams;* Make decisions, coordinate and oversee implementation of sediment clean up and restoration plans in the region;* Evaluate severe violations in the region and initiate Stop Work Order documentation and coordination;* Serve as regional office liaison to approved local erosion and sedimentation control programs to provide technical training/support and promote consistency with other local programs and the State program to ensure that existing local programs are meeting the model ordinance requirements* Serve as the regional office liaison to local governments to promote the establishment of local erosion and sedimentation control programs through informational meetings, presentations to municipal and county elected officials, and working with interested local governments to secure grant funding from the Sedimentation Control Commission and other sources; to evaluate high profile and complex projects with the assistance of other regional staff and provide the necessary assessments to the Regional Engineer (such as EIS projects, stream relocations, and wetland restoration projects)* Serve as the Lead Trainer for new and existing Environmental Specialists within the regional office on LQS program policies and procedures and DEQ and OSHA safety requirements;* Evaluate the effectiveness of Performance Reservations and Modifications that are included in Plan Approvals to determine their success in the field and provide feedback and solutions to the Regional Engineer and State Sedimentation Specialist;* Evaluate the effectiveness of erosion and sedimentation control measures in the field and provide feedback and solutions to the Regional Engineer and State Sedimentation Specialist, for both standard measures and new technology/innovative measures;* Conduct preliminary reviews and inspections of dam construction/repair plans, sediment and erosion control plans, construction stormwater and mining permit applications.This position has a high volume of work with changing priorities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / CompetenciesTo receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:* Thorough knowledge of the scientific principles related to the area of assignment and related fields.* Thorough knowledge of data gathering techniques and procedures.* Ability to analyze, manipulate and evaluate information/data, including the use of software.* Ability to formulate or assist in the development of management alternatives and recommendations.* Ability to communicate with the general public and clients of the Division.* Ability to organize and supervise the work of others.Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor'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 InformationTo apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. "SEE ATTACHED RESUME" WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application.To be minimally qualified for this position, an applicant must possess the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements AND all the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies listed. It is important that all relevant education and work experience is documented on the application and that all questions associated with the application are answered completely.Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.Please upload a copy of college transcripts, if applicable or submit to the address noted below by 5:00 PM on the closing date to be considered.All degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.Persons eligible for veteran's preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.The Department of Environmental Quality (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 hiring 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 Employment Opportunity Employer.Learn more about the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) by visiting

Keywords: State of North Carolina, Winston-Salem , Environmental Specialist II, Other , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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