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JOB CLASS TITLE: Environmental Specialist II 
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Environmental Quality 
DIVISION/SECTION: Water Resources / Water Sciences 
SALARY RANGE: $47,959.00 - $83,928.00 Annually
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Part-Time 
OPENING DATE: 06/27/22 
CLOSING DATE: 07/18/22 5:00 PM Eastern Time 
This position is open to all applicants 
This is a part time (30 hour per week) Environmental Specialist II position with the Division of Water Resource’s Ecosystems Branch (EB). The EB is responsible for: 1) management of physical and chemical monitoring conducted in rivers, streams, and estuaries statewide, 2) quality assurance of data and sampling protocols for DWR-Water Sciences Section (WSS) monitoring programs, including biological, chemical, and physical monitoring in surface waters, 3) database management and statistical analysis of monitoring results, 4) algal community and toxin monitoring, and 5) wetlands science, policy research, and education.
This position is involved in multiple aspects of the DWR Ecosystems Branch’s wetlands program: grant management, project support and coordination, wetlands science, and education and outreach activities.
This position, as well as the EB wetlands program, is funded by time-limited competitive EPA grants. This position will be responsible for grant management, including developing project concepts that support the NC Wetlands Program Plan (WPP) and EPA priorities, drafting applications, budget tracking, and reporting. Project support duties include assisting with supplies inventory and ordering, coordinating travel for seasonal field teams, and maintaining organized documentation of spending for each project. Program support and grant management duties are generally expected to account for 50% of work time. Additional focus and attention will be required during grant application and reporting periods, and at the beginning and end of each project. This position must have strong technical writing skills, and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with State and Federal staff at multiple levels.
This position also participates in data analysis and public education. Specific activities vary over time, depending on the projects that are currently funded. Therefore, this position must possess and maintain a broad knowledge of wetland ecology and policy, sampling methods, environmental data analysis, and tools for communication of technical information to a wide variety of audiences. The position will maintain interactive ArcGIS maps, keep wetlands information current on WSS web pages and, and may assist with field work and participate in wetlands-focused working groups and committees.

The Division of Water Resources:
The Division of Water Resources is responsible for protecting North Carolina’s drinking, surface and groundwater for all waterbodies including lakes, streams, rivers, creeks and watersheds/basins. This environmental stewardship is accomplished through actions including permitting issuance, investigations, regulatory compliance and enforcement, monitoring and field assessments, certifications, laboratory analysis and testing, planning, water quality standards management, educational outreach and other efforts. The Division comprises six Sections: Water Quality Regional Operations; Water Sciences; Public Water Supply; Water Quality Permitting; Groundwater Resources, and Water Planning. Click here to learn more about the Division of Water Resources.
The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:Demonstrated experience of strong technical writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to develop and/or maintain positive, productive, long-term working relationships with other staff.
  • Documented knowledge of wetlands ecology, policy, and/or management.
  • Documented knowledge and/or skills in data analysis and/or mapping software, including Microsoft Access or Excel, ArcGIS Pro, and/or ArcGIS Online.
  • Demonstrated experience of project management or timely reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience to create or utilize organized tracking systems and/or follow established procedures. 

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 two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Environmental Specialist II Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. To qualify for this position, applicants must possess the required "Minimum Education and Experience" AND all "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities" listed on the job posting. I understand that my application MUST include a complete work history in the "Work Experience" section, all education in the "Education" section, and credentials in the "Certificates and Licenses" section. I understand that a resume is NOT a substitute for completing the sections listed above.

* 2. If selected for this position, the salary offered will be up to $45,000. Are you willing to accept a salary within this amount?

* 3. How did you hear of this opportunity?
 Employee Referral
 Conference / Career Fair
 Email campaign
 Professional Association or Industry-specific job board
 Other General Job Boards
 Other Search Engines
 Other social media
 Internet Advertisement
 TV / Radio

* 4. Do you have the ability to use Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word to maintain databases, track results, compile information and write reports, and ArcGIS to develop maps?

*5. Do you have prior experience with managing grant contracts and deliverables and/or writing grant or project proposals? Explain your most recent experience.