River Stewardship Program Coordinator

New Mexico Department of Environment
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Salary

Due to the available budget allocated for this position, the hiring rate will not exceed $27.72 per hour.

Purpose of Position

THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ON-GOING RECRUITMENT AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Why does the job exist?

The River Stewardship Program (RSP) Coordinator directs legislative appropriations to implement effective surface water quality improvement and stream habitat projects.

How does it get done?

The RSP Coordinator serves as procurement manager for Requests for Proposals, coordinates Evaluation Committees to evaluate project proposals, negotiates with project proponents to produce effective and technically sound water quality and stream habitat improvement projects, develops contracts, recommends projects for funding, reports on projects to state and federal systems including the Capital Projects Management System (CPMS) and Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS), develops and implements systems for project management, provides technical guidance for project manager coworkers, assists with legislative requests related to the River Stewardship Program, and manages individual projects.

Who are the customers?

The customers are the people of New Mexico who rely on clean water and healthy stream habitat for drinking water, irrigation, agriculture, and recreation.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have: 1) a Bachelor's degree or higher in a water-related discipline such as hydrology, water resources, natural resources, watershed management, fisheries, aquatic biology, limnology, geology, hydrogeology, biology, forestry, forest science, environmental science, or engineering and eight (8) years of relevant work experience; 2) Experience conducting complex procurements (Requests for Proposals) and contract management; 3) Experience coordinating a program with multiple projects including strong project management skills; 4) Knowledge and experience with stream/wetland restoration and habitat improvement methods; and, 5) Knowledge and experience specific to New Mexico's rivers and streams (or other semi-arid rivers and streams) and the state and federal agencies responsible for their management and protection.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

 
Education
 
Experience
 
Education
 
Experience

1
High School Diploma or Equivalent
AND
9 years of experience
OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent
AND
9 years of experience

2
Associate's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
7 years of experience
Associate's degree or higher in any field
AND
9 years of experience

3
Bachelor's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
5 years of experience
 
 
 

4
Master's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
3 years of experience
 
 
 

5
PhD degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
1 year of experience
 
 
 

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

Office setting, exposure to Visual/Video Display terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage with extended periods of sitting. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Some overnight travel (approximately 1-2 nights per month) and walking and hiking on uneven ground (approximately one day per week) for meetings and to visit project sites is required.

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Agency Contact Information: Abraham Franklin, (505) 946-8952 or Email

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

 

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.