Environmental Specialist I

  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Feb 11, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Description of Work

*** Please be aware that this posting is for a federally funded position.  If the federal shutdown continues, we may be unable to fill this position.  Depending on available funds, it may be necessary to repost this position at a later date. In the event of a repost, all applicants must reapply. ***


This position administers the federal Clean Water Act Section 205j grant, which funds water quality planning activities at the local level. It also assists in administering the state's Section 319 grant, which funds voluntary watershed restoration initiatives conducted by local governments and non-profits to recover the quality of impaired surface waters across the state. Both grants award funds through annual competitive selection processes.  This position is located in the Nonpoint Source Planning Branch of the Division of Water Resources.  Primary duties of the position include:

  • Plan and coordinate annual 205j competitive selection process for water quality planning projects, including planning priorities, circulating RFP, coordinating and participating in workgroup review of applications and project selection.
  • Assist with 319 selection process. Provide pre-proposal consultation to interested parties.
  • Prepare and submit annual 205j grant application and workplan to USEPA, award contracts, enter them in the state system.
  • Coordinate workplans of grant-funded staff in various agency NPS management programs.
  • Ensure timely progress and completion of 319 and 205j contracts, report project accomplishments to EPA.
  • Contribute strategic improvements to both grants.
  • Develop 319 watershed restoration success stories and other outreach materials, maintain grant web pages.
  • Represent NC in regional and and national 319 meetings, workshops and conferences with USEPA and others.

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  

  • Grant or other contracts administration experience.
  • Knowledge of the practice of nonpoint source pollution management or watershed restoration.
  • Demonstrated experience with spreadsheets, databases and GIS software.
  • Experience coordinating/facilitating meetings or working on team projects.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing technical reports and with public speaking

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 one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Learn more about Division of Water Resources by visiting http://www.ncwater.org

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Government- State/Provincial


$36,677.00 - $62,092.00 Annually