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Environmental Specialist 1 - Charlotte, NC
(Posted November 30, 2021
Salary Range: $17.56 - $21.96 hourly. This is a non-exempt (hourly) position. Pay rates are based on education, skill, experience level and internal equity.
This position is in the Water Quality Program which is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Division within the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency. The Water Quality Program’s goal is Clean Water throughout Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte. The program’s objectives are to protect and restore Mecklenburg County’s abundant surface water resources. To accomplish these objectives, the Water Quality Program is comprised of four (4) focused teams: Compliance, Monitoring, Pollution Control, and Pollution Prevention. This position is a member of the Monitoring Team. The Monitoring Team is responsible for conducting various physical, chemical, automated, and biological monitoring activities for compliance with Phase I/II NPDES MS4 Permit requirements and to assess short and long-term water quality trends.
• This position will conduct routine water sample collection at a number of stream monitoring sites located throughout Mecklenburg County.
• This position will assist with routine lake monitoring activities conducted from the Water Quality boat and kayaks.
• This position will assist with benthic macroinvertebrate sample collection and species identification.
• This position will assist with fish community sample collection and species identification.
• This position will collect stormwater samples from municipal facilities for compliance with their NPDES permits.
• This position will assist with the collection of stormwater samples using ISCO automated samplers.
• This position will assist with habitat, stream geomorphology, and vegetation monitoring associated with our Stream Restoration Ranking System (SRRS) program.
• This position will assist the Monitoring Team in the implementation of special projects (i.e., cyanobacteria monitoring, bathymetric surveys).
• This position will investigate complaints concerning suspected violations of environmental ordinances, rules, and regulations. This involves written documentation of investigation and enforcement actions.
• This position will participate in our annual streamwalk program which involves walking ~30 miles of stream per year to evaluate stream conditions and to identify pollution problems.
• This position will be required to serve on-call (24 hours per day / 7 days per week) for approximately three (3) weeks per year on the Emergency Response Team which includes responding to water quality emergencies to enforce local ordinances in potentially hazardous conditions and areas.
• This position is approximately 70% fieldwork and 30% office work.
No experience required.
Associate's degree in Engineering Technology, Earth Science, or a related field.
Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?: Yes
Licenses and Certifications: No
• Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Science related program
• Previous experience with water quality monitoring techniques
• Previous experience operating boats and kayaks
• Previous experience with benthic macroinvertebrate sampling and taxonomic identification using microscopy
• Ability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical information with staff and the public through interpersonal interactions and written documentation
• Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Applicable Federal, State, and local environmental compliance regulatory agencies
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations
• Basic scientific principles and environmental issues
• Applicable field monitoring and data equipment
• Field observation techniques
• Using a computer and related software applications
• Using and maintaining field monitoring and data collection equipment
• Conducting field observations
• Preparing reports
• Collecting field samples
• Organizing, evaluating, and acting upon observations identified in the field
• Problem solving and innovation
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Applied Learning: Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
• Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.
• Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
• Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided.
• Proficient in applicable computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite
This position will work outside in inclement weather conditions (hot, cold, and wet) and is required to traverse creeks and other unstable, uneven terrain to assess environmental conditions, and may be exposed to other hazards associated with environmental fieldwork.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions. Other duties may be assigned based on business need and the supervisor’s request. Mecklenburg County reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. Designated positions may be required to assist in emergency and/or disaster situations.
Environmental Technician/Scientist - Full-time, Raleigh, NC
(Posted November 11, 2021
About Eco Terra
At Eco Terra, we are dedicated to protecting land, restoring natural resources, and financing alternative energy solutions. Our active partnerships with landowners, investors, developers, and regulatory agencies grant us the ability to engage in large scale restoration efforts and renewable energy projects. Job
Eco Terra has an opening for a self-motivated, self-directed, and highly organized Environmental Technician or Scientist to join our Raleigh office. In this position you will work closely with all members of our growing team. Typical duties include site assessments, data collection, analysis, technical report writing, GPS data collection, and project maintenance, monitoring, and project task tracking. The position will require standard field work in a variety of weather conditions, hiking in rough terrain, out of town travel, and occasional overnight stays.
To Apply go to:https://ecoterra.com/careers/
North Carolina Land and Water Fund (NCLWF)
Stewardship Manager - Raleigh, NC
(Posted September 29, 2021
Primary Purpose of the Position
The Stewardship Manager will work collaboratively with partners, landowners, staff, and Trustees to ensure the protection of the State’s investment in conservation. The Stewardship Manager will oversee and conduct annual monitoring of conservation agreements, review plans and requests, and resolve issues. As a member of the Acquisition team, the Stewardship Manager will also provide review of applications and pre-closing materials to ensure conservation agreements are consistent with stewardship objectives. The Stewardship Manager must possess a broad understanding of natural resource management and specific knowledge about current policies and programs related to land conservation, natural area management, conservation funding, and stewardship issues in North Carolina. The Stewardship Manager must have considerable experience interacting tactfully and effectively with staff, landowners, the general public, and board members/trustees. The Stewardship Manager must also possess the ability to communicate effectively and to present complex information in a concise and articulate manner in both written and oral form; to manage changing work tasks in a dynamic team environment; to plan, organize, and direct work operations; and to prepare and administer a budget. This position will maintain effective working relationships with public officials, field professionals, coworkers, supervisor, and the general public.Key Responsibilities:
Qualified candidates must have or be able to do:
Experience resolving difficult stewardship issues with landowners while maintaining a strong track record of positive working relationships.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Environmental Scientist - Charlotte, NC