Environmental Scientist & Specialist - Advanced

  • New Mexico Environment Department
  • Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • Aug 28, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Why does the job exist?

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.

How does it get done?

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.

Who are the customers?

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.

Ideal Candidate

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.

Minimum Qualification

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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Government- State/Provincial


$19.08 - $33.19 Hourly. $39,686 - $69,035 Annually.