Local recruitment: Environmental Scientist IV (Water Quality)

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Dover, DE, USA 🇺🇸

Opening Date8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM
Closing Date9/29/2022 11:59:00 PM
Type of RecruitmentOpen Competitive
SalaryYearly: $54,750.00/Min – $68,438.00/Mid
Salary PlanM37
Pay Grade17
Shift Hours8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Employment TypeActual Vacancy
Employment TermRegular
AgencyDNREC/Division of Watershed Stewardship
Location(s)285EntPK:
(285 Beiser Boulevard, Dover, DE, 19904)
Contact NameDNREC Applicant Services
Contact Phone302-739-9901
Telework EligibleYes

Introduction

The Watershed Assessment and Management Section oversees the health of the state’s surface water resources and takes actions to protect and improve water quality for aquatic life and human use.

Click here for more information about Watershed Stewardship Assessment Section.

Summary Statement

This position will provide expert scientific direction guidance and assistance.  Researches and recommends solutions in developing and evaluating surface water quality standards, reporting on Delaware’s statewide water quality, preparing Clean Water Act required Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and/or drafting/modifying associated regulations and policies.  The position will aid other team members in assessing, evaluating, and responding to toxic contaminant and nutrient based water quality needs and concerns of the Section.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts field studies or inspections and evaluations for compliance with permit and regulatory requirements; observes, collects, analyzes, reviews and interprets data from standard field studies, compliance inspections, various regulatory submissions or literature and makes recommendations.
     
  • Performs statistical analysis of data.
     
  • Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations.
     
  • Prepares permits, technical reports and/or enforcement case documents.
     
  • Responds to technical/regulatory inquiries from other state, local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist IV
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Masters degree or higher in an environmentally related scientific discipline OR Bachelors degree or higher in an environmentally related scientific discipline and current professional certification.
  2. Possession of scientific prominence or recognition with publication in a scientific or trade journal.
  3. Three years experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
  4. Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
  5. Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before (9/24/2022) upon filling the vacant position(s).

The State of Delaware recognizes the value of telework and flexible working schedules. This position is eligible for Telework and Alternative Work Schedules according to the State of Delaware’s Alternative Work Arrangement Policy. More information will be shared at the time of interview. 

Conditions Of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources. 

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


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