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 Pasquotank County, NC
Oct 18, 2019
Full time
Description of Work This position will serve as technical assistant to the program biologist on the North Carolina Alosine Management Program. The technician will collect biological data from commercial and recreational fisheries; use sampling gear, including gill nets, trawl nets, and beach seines, to collect biological data from various habitats; identify, measure, weigh, tag, and remove ageing structures from finfish in the field and lab; process aging structures, record, compile, submit, and verify biological data.  Fieldwork is often strenuous in adverse cold and hot conditions. Weekend work required. The technician will provide assistance on other State and Federal projects.  Other duties include: operate and conduct preventative and minor maintenance on outboard motors, boats, trailers, and trucks, construct and repair sampling equipment including beach seines, trawl nets, and gill nets, working independently and with others, and lifting and carrying heavy objects. 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.  Knowledge of marine/estuarine finfish identification. Experience with recreational and/or commercial fisheries and their associated fishing gears. Experience with preventative and minor maintenance on boats, motors, and trailers. Experience operating and maintaining power hand tools, small gasoline engines and hydraulics. Experience operating and trailering boats. Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. A valid driver's license is required.  A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Associate's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Fayetteville, NC, USA
Oct 17, 2019
Full time
Description of Work This position will be located within the Field Operations Branch of the Solid Waste Section and report to the Fayetteville Regional Office.  The current assigned area of coverage for this position will be Harnett, Johnston, Wilson, Nash, Franklin, Halifax, Warren, and Vance counties.  The primary purpose of the Division of Waste Management is to protect the public health and environment through assuring that solid and hazardous wastes and underground storage tanks are managed properly, and existing contamination is cleaned up across the State of North Carolina. This is accomplished through the Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfund and Underground Storage Tank Sections, and the Brownfields programs. The Field Operations Branch has the responsibility of inspecting solid waste management facilities and providing assistance to ensure compliance with rules and permit conditions, initiating enforcement actions for noncompliance and against unpermitted, illegal dump sites.  The Branch also provides technical assistance on the proper management and reuse of a variety of waste types, supports local government regulatory efforts, manages the recycling and resource recovery tax certification program, manages rule development for the Section, and support statewide efforts in preparation for and recovery from natural and man-made disasters regarding the proper management of waste(s).   Compliance with solid waste law and rules will minimize the potential for harm to public health and the environment from improper management of solid waste.  Ensuring compliance with more recent regulatory requirements will result in the development and implementation of local solid waste management programs directed toward waste reduction as well as sound disposal practices and environmental monitoring of permitted facilities.     This position will provide technical assistance/training, conduct targeted strategic inspections, comprehensive site audits, complaint investigations and respond to solid waste emergencies within a designated multi-county area of central and northeastern NC.   This position will be directly involved in the initiation of enforcement actions and support continuing legal action when violations are determined to contravene the North Carolina General Statutes and/or solid waste management rules and regulations.  This position also provides technical assistance and support to local governments, businesses and the public on the proper management of solid waste(s).     Additionally, this position will inspect a variety of industrial and commercial settings as it pertains to recycling of and resource recovery from solid waste.  This position provides technical assistance and support to local, state and federal agencies in the preparation and recovery from disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. as it pertains to the management of debris and other wastes, which may include working at the State Emergency Operations Center.    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 logical skills, and knowledge of the field of solid and hazardous waste management, environmental assessment and cleanup, and multi-media environmental science, environmental health and safety as well as an understanding of research and data gathering techniques. Ability to communicate effectively and interact with the regulated community, technical specialists, and legal counsel. Ability to perform under pressure, time-critical events, and safely, especially when involved with hazardous or emergency activities. Ability to express oneself verbally and in written form, communicate tactfully with the public in response to complaints, seminars and meetings. Must be able to coordinate and manage multiple activities simultaneously and be responsive to the needs and requests associated with evaluating complex waste management issues. Ability to maintain a chain of sufficient evidence to prove violations of laws and rules through the legal process.  Management Preferences (if applicable), please list:   Candidates with direct experience in local, state or federal environmental compliance and enforcement programs, or experience in private industry with environmental regulations or industrial processes related to the management of waste streams. 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !