Local recruitment: Environmental Program Consultant 

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Wake County, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $58,294.00 – $102,015.00 Annually

Location: Wake County, NC

Job Type: Permanent Full-Time

Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid

Department: Dept of Environmental Quality

Job Number: 2-15976 DWR60035468

Division: Water Resources

Closing: 12/23/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

Division/Section: Water Resources / Water Planning Section

Work Location: Raleigh, NC

Position Number: 60035468

Recruitment Range: $58,294 – $78,000

Salary Grade: NC18

Description of Work

*This posting is open to all applicants.*

 Recruitment Range: $58,294 – $78,000
This position is located at 512 N. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27604

North Carolina Government employee perks/benefits

This position currently qualifies for a hybrid telework option with routine office and remote workdays. The NC Department of Environmental Quality trusts our employees to be self-motivated and successful in hybrid/remote roles. Telework options are subject to change at the discretion of management.
This position serves a lead role in development and implementation of large-watershed, regulatory restoration strategies for nutrient-impaired waterbodies. It also contributes to other watershed initiatives, both regulatory and voluntary, as a team member in the Nonpoint Source Planning Program, which is part of the Planning Section of the Division of Water Resources. The position is physically located in the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Primary functions of the position are to:

  • Research nutrient control policy topics, work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop strategy concepts, develop cost-benefit analyses, lead formal rulemaking processes. Coordinate and participate in rules implementation, evaluate progress and adaptive needs, conduct follow-up actions;
  • Apply scientific knowledge related to nonpoint source pollution, its measurement and control, along with knowledge of state and federal regulatory frameworks to evaluate management options, develop regulations, establish accounting mechanisms, oversee compliance, and track and evaluate progress;
  • Lead a team of co-workers. Advise ranking division/department staff and seek approvals from the NC Environmental Management Commission;
  • Independently research, or design and administer contracts to evaluate nonpoint source management practices, policy options, costs and benefits. Utilize spreadsheets and GIS; Craft rule language, reports, and written guidance, give presentations and otherwise communicate effectively both in writing and orally with a wide range of concerned individuals and groups;
  • Seek diverse perspectives respectfully and exercise sound judgment in evaluating input and formulating and revising management recommendations; and
  • Occasionally work extra hours to complete assignments.

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, wetlands and aquifers. 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. Learn more by visiting Division of Water Resources.
The NC Department of Environmental Quality:
The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina’s environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public’s health, and works to advance in all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state’s school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. Please visit our website at the Department of Environmental Quality for more information.

If you have student loans, becoming a state employee includes eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Visit www.studentaid.gov to learn more.    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

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 knowledge of water quality and/or other environmental regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in an area of water management.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and/or developing environmental project/policy recommendations with teams and/or stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience manipulating, analyzing, or interpreting data, and/or generating reports.

Management Preferences:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonpoint source water quality regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in an area of nonpoint source management.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’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 three years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders.  
DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act.  Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

  • Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to their applications.
  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an official transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.
  • If applicants earned a foreign degree, foreign degrees require an official evaluation for U.S. equivalency, and must be submitted to Human Resources for verification. There are several organizations that perform this specialized service, feel free to use any service of your choosing. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) has several options on their website that can provide credential verification: https://www.naces.org/members  

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click “Application Status.”  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management.  If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification.  If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Zachary Ford at 919-707-3708 or zachary.ford@ncdenr.gov.

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