North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Raleigh, NC, USA
Aug 07, 2019Full time
Description of Work Division Information: The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) leads NCDEQ's responsiveness to our customers. Through its non-regulatory technical services, DEACS helps its customers navigate regulatory and permitting challenges, improve environmental performance through sustainable practices and recognition programs, promote recycling material management programs and expand recycling infrastructure creating economic growth. As one of the programs within the Division, the Environmental Assistance Section (EAS) provides environmental technical, permitting and compliance assistance; small business advocacy; oversight and coordination of DEQ State Environmental Policy Act activities; and promotion of sustainable practices and recognition of outstanding environmental performance through the Environmental Stewardship Initiative. Position Information: This position will be part of the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service and will provide technical and compliance assistance in an advisory role to manufacturers, industries, businesses and residents on pollution prevention and waste minimization techniques. A primary component of this position will be serving as a coach and resource and may also serve as a trainer and environmental management system auditor for members of the Environmental Stewardship Initiative program. The ESI is a DEQ recognition and technical assistance program for the regulated or previously regulated community based on the ISO 14001 international standard designed to promote and encourage superior environmental performance. This position will also work closely with the DEACS technical assistance team on initiatives for NC businesses related to multimedia environmental issues such as energy and water conservation and/or waste reduction and to provide on-site assessments. Additionally, this position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to NC citizens and businesses who call the DEQ toll-free hotline. As such the position should have a working knowledge of the various DEQ regulatory programs and natural resource programs managed by other state and federal agencies. This position should possess the ability to work alone or as part of a team and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The position should possess the ability to think strategically in order to coordinate a variety of resources, to gather information, to independently resolve problems and provide solutions to clients. This position should have experience in or the ability to develop and manage projects. This position should possess the ability to write clear, concise and organized documents and reports addressing moderately complex concepts and facts. This position should have the experience and/or ability to develop and/or create informational products and present technical information. The position will assist in marketing the division's services and programs through outreach/presentations at trainings and networking events. This position should have a working knowledge of management systems as they relate to industrial processes such as ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 or 50001 or the ability to learn, understand and apply the concepts. Travel to assigned client sites and as part of the division's outreach and marketing efforts throughout the state will be required for this position. Frequency of travel is based on need but should not exceed 5% monthly. This position should possess or be able to obtain within 45 days of hire and hold a valid North Carolina State driver's license. The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and may require working beyond normal work schedule to meet the business need. This position is physically located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies ***To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. *** Qualified applicants must possess an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following: Familiarity with the laws, rules, regulations, and policies that govern or influence environmental, energy or natural resource management programs. Familiarity with industrial processes and the principles, practices or technologies for minimizing environmental impacts and wastes from these processes (e.g. environmental sustainability, pollution prevention, or waste minimization). Demonstrated work experience effectively communicating information to various audiences. Working knowledge of computers as it applies to documents and/or presentation software programs. Must hold or be able to obtain within 45 days of hire a valid North Carolina drivers' license as travel is required for this position. Applicant must meet both the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements and all posted Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies requirements to be considered Qualified for the position. 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 years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.