Job Posting Title: Water Data Science Specialist
Agency: 835 WATER RESOURCES BOARD
Supervisory Organization: OK Water Resources Board
Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank): April 07, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.
Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)
Full/Part-Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Compensation: R20B Annual Salary – $47,500, R20A Annual Salary – $42,000
Plus a comprehensive benefits package includes a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents and more.
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 delivering exceptional services and expertise to Oklahomans.
Division: Water Quality
Section: Data Science and Management
Location of Work: 3800 Classen Boulevard; Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Trial Period: 12 months in accordance with (OAC) 260:130-19-30
Travel: Training & conference attendance travel may be required.
Typical Job Functions:
- Manages and validates surface and groundwater quality and quantity data.
- Complex and varied analysis of water quality and quantity data using statistical, spatial, and graphical skills and techniques.
- Prepares technical reports related to water quality and quantity analysis.
- Proficient use of Geographical Information Systems software for the development of tools and analysis of spatial information.
- Proficient use of programming software such as R and/or Python to facilitate the retrieval, analysis, storage, and display of water quality and quantity data.
- Assists in the development, maintenance, and configuration of OWRB’s AWQMS and Aquarius databases.
- Assists in the development, maintenance, and configuration of OWRB’s Water Quality and Quantity Data Portals.
- Works with various Project Managers on project planning and implementation of federal and contractual projects.
- 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 ArcGIS is highly preferred but not required. Experience with programming languages such as R and/or Python is highly preferred but not required. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Good interpersonal and customer management skills are required.
Education and Experience:
Level II: 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 plus one year of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area.
Level I: 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.
**Please upload a current resume and college transcripts with your application**
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