New job Source Water Coordinator in Idaho
Source Water Coordinator
Company : State of Idaho
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Idaho
Be a part of our mission to protect human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water!
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a source water coordinator for our State Office in Boise. This position coordinates statewide source water assessment and protection activities, including serving as the policy, regulatory, and administrative expert for the Source Water Program and managing source water funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Work with DEQ’s Ground Water Bureau chief to develop annual work plans for EPA and prepare reports to meet work plan requirements.
- Collaboratively develop tools and implement source water protection activities.
- Plan and manage the Source Water Program budget, in coordination with the Ground Water Bureau chief.
- Participate in the Idaho Source Water Collaborative and facilitate partnerships with external stakeholder groups.
- Develop and maintain source water assessment and protection databases and corresponding applications.
- Coordinate with DEQ regional offices to set priorities and track source water assessment work.
- Coordinate with DEQ regional managers and the Ground Water Bureau chief to develop and track performance measures, program metrics, and strategic plan goals.
- Provide guidance and training to DEQ regional source water staff.
- Work with the Ground Water Bureau chief to develop and oversee internal work orders for source water assessment modeling and GIS work.
- Develop and attend staff meetings, training events, budget reviews, and other meetings as required.
- Develop proposals, work plans, and contract specifications as needed.
- Develop and update outreach materials for solicitation of annual source water grants.
- Review grant applications and ranking criteria, track grant projects through completion, coordinate disbursement of funds, and close grants per DEQ policy.
- Coordinate with DEQ staff, regional offices, and external stakeholders to develop training events, including organizing presenters, securing venues, marketing to trainees, and reviewing feedback from events
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Engineering, or related natural resources management field OR Education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year Bachelor's degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) semester hours in a subject required for the specific discipline, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or experience performing routine duties such as planning, research, regulatory development and/or implementation of components of environmental programs or media for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college. AND At least six (6) years of professional experience providing management, technical assistance, resource allocation, and policy interpretation to staff, special interest groups and the public. OR Possession of a Master's degree in any of the above fields AND at least four (4) years of professional experience providing technical assistance, allocating resources, managing and/or developing programs; and interpreting policy to staff, special interest groups and the public.
Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
- DEQ 3123 Interagency Coordination: Requires at least two (2) years of experience leading committees or work groups involving federal, state, or local government representatives to collaboratively plan and implement statewide activities; or three (3) years of experience successfully implementing interagency collaborative projects involving the collection and management of water quality data.
- DEQ 3134 Ground Water: Education and experience in the areas of aquifer assessment, aquifer protection, ground water or surface and drinking water pollution; such as designing, reviewing or implementing any of the following: water contamination investigations, ground water remediation projects, TMDL evaluations, ground water and surface or drinking water monitoring projects. Typically met by possession of a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in either geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, environmental science, geochemistry, environmental health, environmental or civil engineering, soil science, or in a closely related field AND approximately three (3) years of full-time work experience in the areas of aquifer assessment, aquifer protection, ground water or surface and drinking water pollution; such as designing, reviewing or implementing any of the following: water contamination investigations, ground water remediation projects, TMDL evaluations, ground water and surface or drinking water monitoring projects. OR Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the previously listed fields AND approximately two (2) years of full-time work experience performing the previous examples of work.
- DEQ 5211A Project Management: At least one year of project management experience involving project planning and administration, including relevant research, documentation, timelines, reports and implementation.
- Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply.
- Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate approximately 2 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
- Paid Parental Leave
- Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
- 10 paid holidays
- Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
- Relocation Assistance available to some positions
- Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
- Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
- Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life's challenges.
- Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
- Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
- Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
- Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
- Some travel may be required
- Must have a valid driver's license
DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution.
As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver's license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
To protect human health
Idaho's air, land, and water.