Local recruitment: Watershed Manager

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Harrisburg, PA, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $61,868.00 – $93,966.00 Annually

Location: Dauphin County, PA

Job Type: Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Department: Department of Environmental Protection

Job Number: CS-2023-41927-75700

Closing: 2/22/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code: 75700

Position Number: 00081883

Union: Non Union

Bargaining Unit: B3

Pay Group: ST08

Bureau/Division Code: 853310

Bureau/Division: Bureau of Watershed Restoration and Nonpoint Source Management

Worksite Address: 909 Elmerton Ave

City: Harrisburg

Zip Code: 17110

Contact Name: OA, CE Section Intake Division

Contact Email: RA-OACEINTAKESEC@pa.gov


Do you have a passion for our environment and want to empower watershed organizations, citizen groups, and local governments to address environmental concerns on a watershed basis? Then join the Department of Environmental Protection as a Watershed Manager today!


This position performs a variety of professional duties within the Bureau of Watershed Restoration and Nonpoint Source Management. The employee’s duties will involve developing and promoting the watershed approach as a coordinated framework for environmental management within DEP, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and other Commonwealth agencies, and the communities within the Commonwealth. Duties will center on empowering watershed organizations, citizen groups, landowners, local governments, and conservation districts to address environmental concerns on a watershed basis. Work is assigned in the form of program objectives and will require the employee to exercise extraordinary initiative with considerable freedom allowed in planning, scheduling and completing the work.

Additional information regarding the duties of this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework), part-time, up to 3 days per week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


 Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Five years of professional experience in environmental protection, environmental regulation or resource conservation, and a bachelor’s degree in the biological, physical or environmental sciences or in the engineering field, or in a field closely related to environmental protection or resource conservation.
  • A graduate degree in a field closely related to environmental protection or resource conservation may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

Agency: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address: 613 North Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website: http://www.employment.pa.gov





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development