Environmental Senior Technician
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Iredell County, NC

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The primary purpose of this position is to work from the Mooresville Regional Office with Division of Water Quality - Aquifer Protection Section’s (APS) regulatory programs. The Mooresville Region includes 11 counties surrounding the Charlotte area. Job duties include serving as a professional staff member involved in the complex multi-disciplinary areas of field investigations, facility evaluations, permitting, compliance determination of permitted and regulatory activities, complaint response, enforcement actions, and technical assistance. Employees in this position are responsible for the following activities: 1) Inspecting, permitting and ensuring regulatory compliance of injection wells, monitoring wells, recovery wells, supply wells, and select non-discharge waste application systems. 2) Use approved and established techniques, methods, tools, and instruments to determine water quality, well construction, and facility compliance. 3) Collect scientifically-defensible samples of environmental media (e.g. groundwater, surface water, soil, Biosolids, etc.) necessary to accurately characterize relevant conditions at a site to determine compliance with regulations or permits and resolve complaints. Data collected must be documented properly particularly when used for compliance evaluation that may lead to litigation. 4) Draft and prepare necessary documents related to compliance, permitting, and enforcement. 5) Respond to citizen complaints and handle with tact, consistency and sound judgment, the diversity of public contacts encountered. 6) Perform other related duties as directed the Regional Supervisor. The position will represent the APS and provide technical, regulatory and educational information relating to water quality, wells (all types listed above) and APS regulations to a host of customers (e.g., local health departments, other NCDENR agencies, private citizens, regulated entities, etc.). Work requires report and letter writing, database entry, including the accurate recording of data, and the ability to communicate effectively the information regarding rules, regulations, guidance, lab analytical results etc. to the diverse customer base of the APS. Applicants must be able to coordinate and contribute to APS goals in a team-oriented environment. Applicants must have the ability to work independently, apply scientific methodology, interpret data, and follow standard operating procedures yet be sufficiently knowledgeable to determine other approaches to resolve issues when appropriate. The employee must be able to follow oral and written direction and work effectively with other staff. The applicant shall have experience communicating technical or scientific information effectively in written and oral form. Must have an understanding of the principles and practices involved in an environmental management program including the social, economic and legal aspects of implementing a regulatory program.
**Interviews for this position will be held February 13-19, 2013**

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
1) Knowledge of the basic principles of groundwater and surface water chemistry, groundwater flow and well construction design and installation. 2) Must have a working knowledge of environmental laws and regulations as they are applied in North Carolina to well construction, wastewater and land application systems. 3) Working knowledge and experience of field techniques used to evaluate well construction and soil, surface water and groundwater quality or characteristics.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Associate'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.

Management Prefers:
Four year B.S. degree in hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences. Experience with GIS software and GPS instruments and related software. One year of regulatory experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. Please upload a copy of college transcripts (if available) or submit to address noted below by 5:00 pm on closing date to be considered. Persons eligible for veteran's preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary ranges in posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledges, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.

Contact Information:
Name: Angela Edmonds
Agency: DENR/DWQ/APS/MRO
Address: 610 E. Center Ave, Suite 301
Mooresville, NC 28115
Phone: (704) 663-1699

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