Baltimore County Towson, MD, USA
Feb 11, 2020Full time
A vacancy exists in the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Watershed Monitoring and Management Section. A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below. Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants. All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. Examples of Duties Under general supervision, performs professional management of watershed monitoring programs pertaining to NPDES MS4 and TMDL required monitoring through field work, investigations, data analysis and report preparation. May assign and review the work of subordinate personnel or act as a project manager. Performs complex environmental and natural resources research pertaining to water quality, compiles detailed information, makes analysis, and prepares reports on environmental issues, areas, and problems. Completes preliminary studies of difficult environmental problems associated with water quality issues. Monitors and reports water quality issues of difficult complexity for compliance with County and State laws and regulations regarding the protection of natural resources, including watercourses, wetlands, water pollution, aquatic habitats, rare and endangered species, agriculture, forests, and wildlife habitats. Conducts field investigation surveys of watercourses, private and public infrastructure, wetlands, forests, and wildlife habitats. Investigates and recommends corrective or mitigating actions for degraded streams and wetlands. Examples of Other Duties Represents the department before community groups and serves as the department's representative on intra-county, community, or other committees. Assists other professionals in technical studies, research and preparation of reports. May supervise subordinate professional and other personnel. Performs other related duties as required. (NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed. Qualifications Required Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental, regional, urban or city planning, or in a natural resource, environmental or a biological science. Plus at least two years' professional experience in a planning, science or related field. Additional education in one of the areas listed may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis. Preferred Qualifications This position will require a basic understanding and knowledge of ongoing monitoring and implementation efforts to comply with Baltimore County's Chesapeake Bay TMDL and NPDES, Municipal Separate Sewer System Discharge Permit (MS4). Working knowledge of and understanding of watershed science and natural systems including water chemistry, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and aquatic ecology. Licenses and Certificates Possession of a valid non-commercial class C Maryland Driver's license or an equivalent is required at the time of appointment. Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application by the closing date of the job posting. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !