Environmental Program Consultant - Water Resources Planning (GIS)

  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Oct 08, 2018
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

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.

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Government- State/Provincial


$48,051.00 - $81,686.00 Annually