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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Portland, OR, United States
Jan 20, 2017
Temporary
The Oregon DEQ Watershed Management Section has openings for two Natural Resource Specialist 1 positions.  These are limited duration appointments scheduled to go through June 30, 2017 with the possibility of being extended pending budget approval.  These positions are located at DEQ headquarters and will provide water quality data analysis, evaluation and assessment of water quality using statistical methods including water quality and watershed modeling under the direction of senior water quality analysts.  These positions will use GIS, ArcView, and other technologies to evaluate data. These positions will coordinate with the laboratory, regions, and other DEQ programs, and external stakeholders.  These positions require interagency coordination and communication.  These positions work closely with DEQ's Nonpoint Source and TMDL staff and Agency Toxics Coordinator.The pool of qualified applicants established from this announcement may be used to fill future vacancies, both limited duration and permanent, and for other DEQ office locations.Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties of the position include but are not limited to:Analyze and interpret water quality monitoring data: summarizing and characterizing annual or seasonal water quality data; identify and summarize trends in water quality in specific watershedsObtains water quality, water quantity, morphology and stream characteristic, climate, land cover and use, geospatial, remote sensing and other related data from electronic databases, publications, documents, files and other agenciesWater quality and watershed modelingDevelops R scripts to automate formatting, analysis and interpretation of data using computer modeling, statistics, & other analytical techniquesDisplays and analyzes data to identify patterns and trends using GIS and other graphical analysesGeospatial analysis of environmental data.  Prepares raster and vector GIS databases and develops other input for use in water quality analysis and modeling.  Develops GIS images for meetings and reports modeling and use of other complex statistical and graphical tools for use in assessing water bodies for standards compliance.Prepare presentation materials focused on monitoring data findings, including graphs and data tables.Develop written reports or summary fact sheets that summarize data findingsDocument study designs for future assessmentPresent project information and water monitoring data to agency and local stakeholdersAssists in responding to agency, public or media questions, comments and concerns related to the technical basis for water quality analysisProvides technical advice on monitoring plans, water quality modeling, and other project functions that are contracted or delegated outside the agencyWorking ConditionsMost of the work is performed in an office environment with some travel to attend meetings. Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria: A Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Biology, Water Quality, Engineering or a related field; ORThree years of experience in a Natural Resources, Environmental or Biological Science, Water Quality or a related field.Note: A copy of all transcripts (if education is required to qualify) must be attached at the time of application in order to receive credit for college degrees or coursework. Transcripts must include coursework and indicate that a degree was conferred. Online transcripts are acceptable. Official or original transcripts are not required; however, they may be required to validate education.Requested Skills - Preference may be given to applicants who possess these skills:Experience with Geographic Information System software.Experience with water quality databases.Experience with use of R-scripts for data analysis.Excellent verbal and written communications skills.Demonstrated ability to independently manage workload and priorities. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Bureau of Indian Affairs Aberdeen, SD, United States
Jan 20, 2017
Full time
Who May ApplyINDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLESSUMMARY OF DUTIES:· Identifies federal actions under NEPA and advances standardized compliance efforts throughout the region.· Assists in the preparation and/or management of environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) for a wide variety of BIA actions.· Assists in the management of environmental projects and contracts as assigned, related to solid and hazardous waste, remediation of contaminated sites and general environmental compliance.· Reviews and responds to environmental documents, issues and requests submitted by tribes, private parties and other federal agencies.· Fulfills reporting and notice requirements, maintaining both internal files and an administrative records.· Manages projects and contracts as assigned, including tribal contracts under P. L. 93-638.· Assists in compliance orientation and/or detailed training for BIA and tribal staff.  Travel Required25% or GreaterOccasional travel may be required to attend meetings, trainings, and inspections of project sites. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Jan 20, 2017
Full time
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 30 applications received. (Opened Jan 20) Applicants who are within the first 30 candidates to submit a completed application will be reviewed for referral. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.This position is part of the national management team for the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program with Research and Development.   The position will be located with the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Anchorage, Alaska.The mission of the FIA Program is to improve the understanding and sustainability of the nation’s natural resources by maintaining a comprehensive inventory of the status and trends of our diverse forest ecosystems, their use and health.The majority of the work will be performed in the Anchorage Lab with about 2 to 4 months of performing field work requiring travel to remote areas of Alaska. Work involves backpacking, working in steep brushy terrain, and often cold/hot, rainy and inclement weather. Incumbent may be required to carry a 45lb pack daily when in the field. Excellent physical conditioning is absolutely essential. Part of this work will require working and living in tight quarters in remote camps, flying in helicopter and other small aircraft, being on boats, potentially operating ATV’s, and carrying a firearm for bear protection.This positon is permanent seasonal. The employee will be guaranteed 18 pay periods (36 weeks) of full-time work; however, there may be a possibility to work more. You will then be placed in non-pay/non-duty status for the remainder of the year.DutiesDuties listed are at the full performance level.Establishes and communicates guidelines and performance requirements to employees; conducts formal performance reviews; and identifies and provides for the developmental and training needs of employees. Performs administrative and human resources management functions for the unit. Promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices.Maintains professional knowledge of forestry, botany, and ecology in order to collect data. Uses botanical keys to identify plants encountered and assists in the collection and preservation of specimens.  Records all measurements utilizing a personal data recorder. Uploads and edits data on a daily basis. Completes accurate and concise plot summaries of all field visits.Assist the state coordinator in planning operations to meet short and long-term objectives. Work with researchers and analysts to determine best data collection methods for new studies or data variables. Communicates with state and federal natural resource management agencies, tribal corporations, and private landowners to enlist cooperation, collaboration, and support in conducting field inventory activities.Work directly with contractors throughout the field season to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operations.   The incumbent is accountable for the safety and well-being of employees.  Identifies and controls hazardous conditions and procedures through risk assessments and mitigating actions.Promptly prepares and submits injury and illness reports.Maintain knowledge of the Forest Inventory and Analysis program, field procedures, and data collection methods.Anticipate when plans should be adjusted to facilitate changing conditions and requirements. Amend plans and schedules to meet program goals and obtain mission results.Travel Required25% or GreaterTravel 6-8 times per year, one week duration for field work. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Stantec Tempe, AZ, United States
Jan 20, 2017
Full time
Stantec is seeking a senior level air quality scientist/engineer for its Tempe, Arizona, office.  This sector of the company provides environmental consulting services including air quality permitting, dispersion modeling, ambient and meteorological monitoring, and regulatory analysis to clients in a variety of industries such as aerospace manufacturing, metallic mining, cement and lime production, steel manufacturing, waste disposal and recycling facilities, oil and gas production, biofuels and energy production, and semiconductor manufacturing.  Your Duties:Responsibilities may include client development, project management and technical work, directing and working with other permitting staff, regulatory and technical review of applications, interfacing with clients and regulatory agency personnel, development of permitting strategies, etc. Direct and perform preparation of air quality permit applications.Mentor and guide staff members.Develop and maintain working relationships with clients and prospective clients.Prepare proposals and project plans for complex air quality permitting projects, including emissions netting, air quality impact modeling, emission inventories, process descriptions, and regulatory analysis.Manage project quality, budget, and schedule to meet and exceed client and regulatory agency expectations.Participate in stakeholder meetings during regulatory development processes.Your Capabilities and Credentials:Intimate knowledge of federal air quality requirements and the ability to become familiar with local regulatory agency requirements and permitting processes, including PSD, Title V, non-Title V, and permit revisions.Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an environmental or scientific discipline.Ten years environmental engineering or consulting experience with emphasis in air quality and regulatory compliance.Proven ability to effectively interact with regulatory agencies.Excellent written and verbal communications skills in the English language.Proven ability to establish excellent relationships with clients.Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining excellent quality of work, schedule, and budget.Three years of supervisory experience.Demonstrated experience to market and bring in project work.Desire to advance and gain greater responsibilities.Experience with directing ambient air impact analyses.Experience in ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring.PE, EIT, or other professional certification in an environmental or related discipline is desired, but not required.
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