This position is physically located in the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
The purpose of this position is to identify and report on water quality and water quantity issues and plan for improving and protecting water resources for each of the State's river basins. The position will develop and maintain the Water Resources River Basin Plans through a basinwide planning approach that provides guidance for protecting and improving water and related resources while addressing the needs of the public. This position is responsible for:
- Data collection and analysis, document preparation, and coordination between other DWR programs, stakeholders and local governments, state, and federal agencies;
- Explaining the program and Water Resources River Basin Plans to local officials, consultants, natural resource agencies and the general public using written documents and oral presentations as well as encouraging public involvement, soliciting public review and comments on the basin planning process;
- Providing support to other State programs such as point and nonpoint source management, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ecosystem Enhancement Program, drought management, water quality and quantity modeling, local water supply planning, and the environmental review process;
- Developing projections for long-term water supply needs and coordinates development of the North Carolina Water Supply Plan;
- Providing assistance in water availability studies and capacity use investigations;
- Conducting complex environmental analysis that aid in the assessment of programs and public policy development and may initiate complementary programs;
- Working towards the coordination of implementing the Environmental Management Commission approved recommendations developed within the Water Resources River Basin Plans.
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 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:
- Knowledge of water resources (quantity and quality) management;
- Knowledge current state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies that; govern water supply planning, permitting, expansion, and development of water supply sources;
- Knowledge of ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online application;
- Knowledge of SAS JMP scripting;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate well and coordinate between environmental regulators, municipalities, consultants, and other professional staff;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form with a wide variety of people;
- Demonstrated ability to prepare, edit, and review technical reports;
- Demonstrated ability to make public presentations to diverse audiences;
- Ability to travel overnight, occasionally.
- Valid driver's license;
Interviewed candidates may be required to take a skills assessment.
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.
Closing date and time: 2/25/2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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