The primary goal of this position is to support long term, safe, and sustainable sources of drinking water in NM. This position is an integral part of the Drinking Water Bureau's Source Water Protection Program, which is essential for providing public water system and community assistance in planning to protect public sources of drinking water.
This position will provide technical planning assistance to public water systems and their communities through development of source water assessments, source water planning documents, Geographic Information System mapping, environmental reviews, and educational outreach and training. Planning assistance includes delineating source water protection areas, identifying and inventorying potential or actual sources of contamination, analyzing contamination risk, and working with systems to develop source water protection strategies.
The Source Water Protection Program provides non-regulatory assistance to public water systems and their communities. Program team members also assist other Bureau staff with drinking water issues relating to source water.
The ideal candidate will have a broad range of skills and experiences in groundwater and surface water resources and the issues in New Mexico that can affect source water quality and quantity. A background that includes community outreach, planning, technical writing, and Geographic Information System mapping is desirable.
Bachelor's degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table -- click Apply Now to go to official listing.
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