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THE POSITION: Under the general supervision of the Water Resources Manager, the Water Resources Specialist oversees, monitors, conducts and coordinates one or more environmental programs in support of the City's water resource programs, including the watershed protection program and the source water protection program. The Water Resources Specialist is responsible for identifying potential contamination of water sources; conducting related outreach; and serving as the Water Department's technical resource on source water protection and watershed issues in general. Typical duties include: conducts field surveys to identify and prioritize existing or potential hazards; works with watershed stakeholders on remediation of potential sources of contamination; advises regulatory agency staff on prioritization and resolution of outstanding violations; represents the department at meetings of technical advisory committees, coordinated resource management planning groups, and other organizations that address watershed protection issues; identifies watershed protection concerns so information can be communicated to local state and federal representatives; stays current with, interprets and applies federal, state and local regulations, and ordinances such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, the California Forest Practice Rules, the California Environmental Quality Act, the California and the Federal Endangered Species Acts, and County codes; provides technical support to department staff and departmental committees and commissions on developing and implementing resource management plans related to water quality and natural resource protection; participates in the review of environmental documents, including timber harvest plans, environmental impact reports and permit applications; prepares and updates reports and documents including the watershed sanitary survey, source water protection program, and department habitat conservation plans; prepares requests for proposals, contracts for professional services; writes and monitors grants; conducts environmental monitoring; develops educational materials, conducts events with property owners, students, agency staff, and other watershed stakeholders; and, performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge and abilities)

Working knowledge of:
Principles, practices and terminology of environmental programs related to watershed management and source water protection. Applicable federal and state laws, codes and regulations.
Natural resource management.
General principles, methods and terminology of chemical, biological and bacteriological testing commonly performed for water/wastewater and soil analyses.
Methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing.
Basic statistics, hydrology, chemistry, and groundwater sampling techniques.
Office practices, methods and equipment, including using a computer for word processing and spreadsheets.

Some knowledge of:
Principles and practices of program development, administration and evaluation.
The methods and techniques of budget development and monitoring. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures related to laboratory environments.
The use and application of Geographical Information Systems (G.I.S.).
Grant writing and administration.
Supervision, training and motivation.
Nonpoint source water pollution best management practices

Ability to:
Oversee, plan, organize, coordinate and implement projects and programs. Learn more complex principles, practices, techniques and regulations pertaining to assigned duties.
Implement, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations.
Safely and effectively operate the tools and equipment used in environmental fieldwork, sampling and laboratory testing and analysis; calibrate and maintain environmental sampling and monitoring equipment; collect a variety of samples in the field.
Analyze and interpret large sets of laboratory and statistical data; perform mathematical calculations; write and compile effective technical and administrative reports; read, interpret and record data accurately; read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications and technical manuals. Make adjustments to standard operating procedures to improve effectiveness and comply with regulatory changes as appropriate; participate in the establishment of division and/or department goals, objectives and methods for evaluating achievement and performance levels; assist with budget development and monitoring.
Plan, organize and direct work of assigned staff; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; follow written and oral directions; work independently; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state and local agencies and associations, City staff and the public.

Willingness to:
Work occasional evenings and weekends, as assigned.
Attend off-site meetings and training sessions, as required.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain these qualifications would be:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, biology, chemistry environmental science, or a related field, and two years of responsible experience coordinating environmental programs, environmental compliance programs or related areas.


Planner I (Conservation) $2596.25 - $3894.40

CLOSING DATE: January 16, 2005

JOB FUNCTION
The Planner I is responsible for providing professional and technical support to the department. Reviews and evaluates programs, projects and plans as assigned to implement departmental mission including infrastructure planning, water quality protection, water conservation and water supply development. Reports to supervisor or manager, may receive guidance from the Team Leader, and works under general supervision.

JOB SCOPE
Assists in preparing ordinances, resolutions, legislation, or enforcement documents addressing aquifer recharge zone protection and water conservation issues.
Researches, evaluates, and integrates data into technical correspondence and reports.
Develops, updates, and manages detailed databases; creates spreadsheets, graphic presentations, and written reports.
May present program information to large groups.
Collects, analyzes, integrates, and processes customer information for department programs; and schedules appointments with departments, contractors, and developers.
Provides customer service to the public regarding program issues.
May assist with development and monitoring of program budget.
Applies statistical analysis.
Applies state and local government laws and regulations relating to water/sewer services.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Cartography/Geographical Information Systems, or related field from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Able to use word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software.

 JOB DIMENSIONS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Contacts with internal and external customers.
Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing.
Works in an office environment with occasional field visits. May be required to work hours other than regular schedule including nights and weekends


Private job descriptions

Job Title:   Wetland Ecologist/Consultant

____, natural resource consulting firm has an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level Wetland Ecologist to support and manage various field and office-based assignments throughout the Greater Houston and surrounding areas.  The qualified candidate will be an enthusiastic, energetic, team-oriented individual with excellent written and oral communication and computer skills.  The following are the minimum qualifications and a brief description of duties and responsibilities. 

Minimum Qualifications:
BS Degree (MS preferred) in wetland science, environmental science, biology, soil science, botany or related field
The applicant will possess technical knowledge of botany, soils, and hydrology and how they relate to understanding wetland functions.
The applicant will employ an understanding of the functional roles of wetlands and aquatic resources to assess potential project impacts. 
The desired applicant will have knowledge of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and how it relates to wetland permitting and other environmental regulations.
The ability to efficiently prioritize workload and complete tasks effectively within time constraints is mandatory.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in wetland assessment and delineation field efforts; collect appropriate wetland field data relative to wetland vegetation, soils, and hydrology.
Prepare wetland delineation reports and functional assessment reports for regulatory agency review.
Assist in preparing other environmental regulatory compliance documents such as Biological Assessments, Biological Evaluations, and Environmental Assessments.
Prepare Section 404 wetland permit applications and compensatory wetland mitigation plans for submittal to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
Applicant may assist in the development of complex environmental documents in compliance with NEPA and the ESA.
Assist with various tasks as assigned to ensure successful project completion


Geologist/Environmental Scientist

---- opening for a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in geology, environmental science, or related degree in our Richardson, Texas headquarters office. The entry level position will be responsible for conducting Phase I environmental site assessments, site investigation field work, asbestos inspections/ surveys, compliance inspections/sampling, preparing reports, and overall support of the environmental department with potential for growth into a project leadership role.


Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst
---- opening for a recent environmental science, wildlife and fisheries science, geology, geography or similar graduate. The entry level position will be responsible for conducting GIS mapping, tree surveys, wetland evaluations, municipal gas well permitting and overall support of the oil and gas services group with potential for growth into a project leadership role.


Mid-level consultants position with a Memphis, Tennessee wetland consulting firm. Work would include performing wetland delineations, stream determinations, preparing federal and state wetland-related permits, practicable alternatives analyses and mitigation designs.  Working directly with clients, agency personnel and staff members on multiple projects both in the office and in the field, as well as supervising staff members doing the same tasks. Work is approximately 50% office work and 50% field work.

 The applicant should have a Masters Degree or greater in field biology or a related field, have a minimum of 3 years experience in wetland delineation and 3 years experience in wetland permitting, have strong ability to communicate well with a wide range of clients and agency personnel, have strong writing skills, have a working knowledge of the Corps of Engineers' wetland regulations and have the ability to work on many projects a the same time. Also, the applicant needs to be physically strong, be willing to work hard, be able to thrive in very difficult field conditions, be able to work independently, be energetic, innovative, self starting and be interested in moving up in the company. Salary will depend on qualifications.


Job Title: Environmental Scientist I

Job Description:
------- is seeking an entry-level Environmental Scientist or Geologist to assist in environmental site assessments, subcontractor management, technical report writing, collection of soil & groundwater samples, site inspections, and analytical data evaluation.

Experience Requirements:
Related experience is preferred, but not required for this position.

Skills Requirements:
Must have strong organizational and communication skills with excellent technical writing abilities. Must have the ability to work within a team environment to efficiently manage project assignments while requiring minimal supervision of daily responsibilities. Problem solving capabilities, work initiative, and a positive attitude are essential for this position.

Additional consideration may be given to those familiar with basic environmental sampling protocol.