North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s primary mission is to protect North Carolina's environment and advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs.

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.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Beaufort County, NC, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Description of Work Salary Grade GN09 - Recruitment Range $36,377 - $40,596   The Marine Fisheries Biologist I is responsible for designing, conducting, and evaluating scientifically sound projects that address fishery management needs for the Pamlico Office of the Division of Marine Fisheries.  The Biologist I is responsible for data analysis, preparation and review of technical reports, preparation and review of grant proposals for funding from state and federal sources, supporting fishery management plan development, and recommending management actions for finfish and shellfish resources.  The Biologist I will participate in state fishery management activities and work with other state and regional agencies.  Specifically, the Biologist I will be involved in SEAMAP and Fisheries Information Management Support (FIMMS) initiatives.  The Biologist I will assist in field sampling, conduct data quality and review measures, improve data collection and corrections processes, and facilitate transfer of data to the SEAMAP database and internet mapping system, including compliant metadata.  This Biologist I will operate trucks, boats with outboard motors, trailer boats, and use various types of sampling equipment. Strong oral and written communication skills are required for dealing with the public and colleagues. For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/home . 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. Thorough knowledge of marine and estuarine ecology, finfish and shellfish biology, and species identification are required.  Thorough knowledge of recreational and commercial fisheries, fishing techniques, and associated gears. Demonstrated knowledge of biological sampling techniques and equipment. Demonstrated ability to design and implement statistically sound sampling programs, analyze data, interpret results, and incorporate into technical reports and presentations. Experience creating, editing, and presenting professional reports and presentations. Experience operating small boats and general knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard navigational rules of the road. A valid driver's license is required. A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.  Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988 must be in compliance with the requirements for boating safety education, General Statute 75A-16.2. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, marine biology, zoology or biology from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in wildlife or fisheries management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions require coursework in forestry. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Raleigh, NC, USA
Oct 08, 2018
Full time
Section Information: The Water Resources Planning Section (WRPS) provides strategic information necessary to manage the state's water resources for the health and welfare of the public; the continued economic growth of the State; the ecological health and integrity of North Carolina's surface waters, and the long-term sustainability of surface waters and ground waters. WRPS develops surface water and ground water standards and revisions to standards; conducts rulemaking; develops management strategies to protect water quality; carries out water supply planning; provides guidance to local water systems; and monitors drought conditions. Position Information:   This position has two main functions: data management and GIS analysis. This position will be responsible for managing DWR's spatial data in an efficient and accurate manner that allows easy access by internal and external users. In addition, this position will assist Branches within DWR in retrieving, relating, and evaluating data from different sources to provide a better understanding of the state's past, present, and future water resources.  This position will also be responsible for the development of geoprocessing models, scripts, and procedures, development of GIS applications, providing internal GIS training, and facilitation of multi-agency GIS workgroups/teams.  This position will also serve as DWR's lead for GIS and data management  during emergency situations. This position consults with all levels of DWR, DEQ, State IT and other organizations. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies **To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application. Any information omitted from the application, 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, the minimum education and experience requirements and work experience that demonstrates the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Extensive experience with geospatial analysis of complex datasets using the ESRI ArcGIS environment and other geospatial and statistical software. 2. Advanced knowledge of the ArcGIS Online platform. 3. Comprehensive understanding of how to analyze water quality and quantity data. 4. Comprehensive understanding of responsibilities held by different Branches throughout DWR.  5. Ability to realize efficiency opportunities through problem solving complex workflow across the variety of responsibilities within DWR's charge. 6. Experienced knowledge of statistical and GIS scripting language(s). 7. Working knowledge in managing website data. 8. Experience with workgroup facilitation and management. 9. Ability to communicate internally and externally with the general public and clients of the Division through report preparation and presentations. 10. Ability to organize and direct complex contracts or research studies/projects. 11. Working knowledge of DEQ organization, external customers and the relationships as they apply to solving problems. Understands the business of DWR, external customers, and the formal structure of DEQ.  Understands the formal as well as the informal relationships at DEQ and other local, state, and/or federal government relationships. Interviewed candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment.     Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Master'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 three (3)years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com