Environmental Program Specialist I

Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Oklahoma City, OK, USA 🇺🇸

DepartmentWater Resources Board
County LocationOklahoma OK
Date Opened6/23/2022 08:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline7/7/2022 11:59:00 PM
Salary$42,000 Annually
Full or Part TimeFull-Time


The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is a state agency responsible for overseeing the complex mission of managing, monitoring, planning for and financing the state’s water resources and infrastructure towards reliable future supplies that support strong communities, commerce, and the environment. The agency is seeking a full-time Environmental Program Specialist to join our family of professionals in deliver exceptional services and expertise to Oklahomans.

Position: Environmental Program Specialist I (R20A)
Division: Water Rights Administration
Section: Technical Studies
Salary:  $42,000 Annually; comprehensive benefits package includes a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents and more.
Location of Work: 3800 Classen Boulevard; Oklahoma City, OK  73118
Trial Period: 12 months in accordance with (OAC) 260:130-19-30
Travel: Extensive field work, training & conference attendance with extended day and overnight travel is required.

Typical Job Functions:
• Collect and review hydrologic data such as depth-to-water measurements, stream flow measurements, GPS positions, continuous data recorders, aquifer tests, and maintain equipment.
• Assist in conducting hydrogeologic studies which entail research, analysis, interpretation, management of ground and surface water data, and computer modeling
• Manage hydrologic data and write and review technical reports, memos, and letters and create report ready figures and tables using programs like Access, Excel, and Grapher.
• Edit GIS data in ArcGIS, generate maps as required and assist with continued development of online GIS to meet program goals.
• Provide technical assistance regarding the state’s water rights and resources in response to requests from agency staff, other agencies, the legislature, and the public.
• Assist with studies of surface water allocation and reservoir firm yields, using RiverWare, STELLA, Central Resources Allocation Model, R, and Minitab, by gathering water rights data, researching basin characteristics,  and processing model results.
• Assist in educational and public outreach sessions.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Strong communications skills and knowledge, skills and abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental quality and sanitation; of biological, microbiological, radiological and chemical analysis; of environmental problems; of sample collection; of laboratory methodologies; of complaint investigations; of the survey and inspection of environmental and sanitary conditions; of consumer protection; of epidemiology; of water and air quality regulations; of hydrological and geological survey methods; and of the principles of ground and surface water geology and hydrology. Ability is required to operate and maintain monitoring and detection equipment; to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others; to write technical reports; to collect samples; to apply research methodologies; to read and interpret plans and specifications of proposed facilities; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Experience with GPS equipment and ArcGIS is preferred but not required. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. 

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in a physical, natural, or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological, or chemical engineering.


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