The Monitoring, Assessment and Planning Program (MAPP) is seeking a uniquely qualified Watershed Planner to assist the Watershed Management Division’s (WSMD) efforts to implement the Vermont Surface Water Management Strategy. MAPP supports a dynamic and integrative work environment that provides surface water monitoring, assessment, analyses, and watershed management planning services to the regulatory, implementation and planning efforts in the Division and across ANR. The Environmental Analyst / Watershed Planner will bear responsibility for the development and maintenance of tactical basin plans for three major watersheds of Vermont, and will be a key player in the implementation of the newly signed Vermont Clean Water Act.
Specific identified duties of the Environmental Analyst / Watershed Planner include:
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Bachelor’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.
Master’s degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.
One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst IV or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst III.
Basin planning demands a high degree of technical skills, typically consistent with an educational level of M.S in water resources or environmental planning. Necessary skills for plan development include geographic information system analysis, quantitative analysis of water monitoring and assessment data, understanding of the geomorphological principles of river dynamics, and an understanding of both river and lake water pollution chemistry. As a basin planner has a significant public presence, the successful incumbent will also exhibit a high degree of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, interpersonal, and group facilitation skills.
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