Watershed Representative

Tennessee Valley Authority

Chattanooga, TN, US

Organization: Western Region Land Use & Permits 

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posting Open: 12/06/2016

Posting Close: 12/13/2016 at 11:59PM EST

Salary: Competitive


Job Summary

Training position with developmental assignments made to familiarize the incumbent with a broad range of watershed operations teams functions.  With increasing experience, the incumbent’s duties will expand to encompass greater responsibility in the Resource Stewardship process areas.  Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and updating long-range watershed-based strategies for protecting and improving the quality of water resources.
  • Assist in establishing partnerships with a diverse array of individuals, groups, and agencies to solve water quality and land use issues.
  • Assist with public meetings and coalition building.
  • Assist with land use requests and review and assist with processing applications for Section 26a approvals in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in water quality improvement implementation initiatives and provide technical support to watershed coalitions.
  • Evaluate shoreline management requests seeking alignment with watershed improvement and cultural protection goals.
  • Support implementation of shoreline improvement projects, resource management and recreational projects as outlined in performance plans.

Supervision Received

Assignments are well defined in management plans and project descriptions and/or given verbally or in writing by supervisor or senior staff person, who outlines objectives to be achieved and sets priorities and deadlines.  Assignments conducted in accordance with standard procedures.  Work is reviewed while in progress and at completion.  Frequency and intensity of reviews will be reduced over time as expertise is developed.

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)

Basic understanding of ecological & water quality concepts & theories; basic knowledge of land use & water quality assessment & management principles & practices; apply scientific principles to work functions; basic knowledge of project management principles; conduct accurate information recovery & data analysis; use PC for data analysis, word processing, & spreadsheet development; organize work well; oral & written communications.

Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, aquatic ecology, limnology, natural resource management, or closely related field or equivalent experience.  Advanced degree desired.