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Field Specialist - Washington (Internal Posting)

Research Coordinator - Beaufort

 

 

Field Specialist - Washington (Internal Posting)

Job Class Title:

Environmental Senior Specialist

Working Title:

Field Specialist

Position Number:

60031600

Department:

Dept of Environment & Natural Resource

Division/Section:

Coastal Management - Washington

Salary Range:

$43,347.00 - $71,346.00 Annually 

Recruitment Range:

$43,347 - $47,073

Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent:

73

Competency Level:

Not Applicable

Appointment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Pos. Location:

Beaufort County, North Carolina

Opening Date:

Mon. 04/14/14

Closing Date/Time:

Tue. 04/22/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Job posting link: http://bit.ly/1gyzP9v

Description of Work:

**INTERNAL POSTING**
This posting is open to permanent state of NC employees or candidates eligible for RIF priority reemployment consideration as described by G.S. 126.


The Field Specialist will monitor development permitted under the CAMA and Dredge and Fill Law and conduct consistent compliance monitoring and enforcement of the Coastal Resources Commission’s (CRC) rules among the regulated community within the Washington district office’s jurisdiction. Duties include: reviewing plans submitted for CAMA permits, identifying coastal management issues for public and private construction along those waters, and consulting with marine contractors and developers of commercial and residential property to recommend alternatives to design or construction to comply with rules of the Coastal Resources Commission. The Field Specialist guides developers, contractors, engineers, and consultants in the design and construction of environmentally sound public and private projects along the coast while enforcing regulations to limit negative impact to the environment. When a violation is discovered or reported, the Field Specialist is to follow through with enforcement when necessary, including: meeting with the respondents on-site, conducting field investigations, taking measurements of impacted areas and gathering information and proper documentation, requesting restoration of inconsistent development and/or adversely impacted coastal resources when necessary, and monitoring restoration work to ensure impacted areas are restored to pre-development conditions in a timely manner. Considerable negotiation and analytical creativity are required to revise project design to ensure complex project proposals are permittable. When requested, this position will work closely with the attorney general’s office in preparation of court actions and assist as requested in the preparation of court cases in those instances where restoration is not voluntarily completed or when civil penalties are not paid. This position may be requested to conduct aerial surveillance missions.

The Field Specialist will educate and provide compliance assistance activities to the regulated communities on how to comply with regulatory requirements. These activities will include: providing workshops, seminars, training sessions, and public speaking.  The position may be required to do presentations, attend CRC meetings and other relevant meetings and conferences. The Field Specialist will be responsible for working under the direct supervision of the respective District Manager, working with the Division Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator, regulatory field staff, attorney general’s office, other environmental regulatory agencies, and the respective local permit officers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

1. Knowledge of coastal wetlands and other landforms within the coastal zone.

2. Knowledge of coastal management and environmental issues, including an understanding of environmental permitting, regulation and enforcement investigative techniques.

3. Experience bringing together the disciplines of multi-disciplined, multi-agency joint state and federal reviews for enforcement and monitoring activities.

4. Working knowledge of state statutes and the rules of the Coastal Resources Commission and other state and federal agencies.

5. Working knowledge of construction techniques, machinery and equipment, and environmental control design.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor'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 two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
To apply for this position, visit http://bit.ly/1gyzP9v.

All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application.  Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.  DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For additional information, please contact: Theresa Sutton at 252-808-8003.

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Research Coordinator - Beaufort

Job Class Title:Environmental Senior Specialist
Working Title:Research Coordinator
Position Number:60031592
Department:Dept of Environment & Natural Resource
Division/Section:Coastal Management - Beaufort
Salary Range:$43,347.00 - $71,346.00 Annually 
Recruitment Range:$43,347 - $53,730
Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent:73
Competency Level:Not Applicable
Appointment Type:Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location:Carteret County, North Carolina
Opening Date:Thu. 04/17/14
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 04/24/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Job Posting Link: http://bit.ly/1j7S4Dl

Description of Work: 

The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve) is a program of the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM). The purpose of the Reserve is to acquire and manage areas representative of North Carolina coastal ecosystems to 1) conduct long-term research and monitoring to promote sound management of these ecosystems; 2) increase understanding of these ecosystems, their importance, and the effects humans have on them; and 3) accommodate compatible traditional uses. The Reserve protects more than 42,000 acres of coastal habitats divided among ten sites that span the length of North Carolina’s coastline. Four of these sites comprise the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve (NCNERR), a state-federal partnership between DCM and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Reserve is managed from four offices located in Kitty Hawk, Columbia, Beaufort, and Wilmington and accomplishes these objectives through its research, education, and stewardship programs. 
 
The Research Coordinator is responsible for: 1) administering and implementing the Reserve research and monitoring program as outlined in the Reserve management plans, meeting Reserve and DCM needs and National Estuarine Research Reserve System directives; 2) conducting research and long-term monitoring projects on the Reserve sites that address Reserve topical area and site-based research needs as well as local, state, and national coastal management needs; 3) fostering partnerships to link the Reserve research and monitoring program to other relevant state, federal and university activities in the state and region to enhance program implementation; 4) facilitating research by others on the Reserve sites; 5) translating research and monitoring results for multiple purposes; 6) advising and participating in relevant groups and committees to advance coastal and estuarine science and policy; 7) supervising research staff and temporary staff, including providing guidance to graduate research fellows; and 8) developing and managing the program budget.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.  Considerable knowledge of scientific principles, research and monitoring techniques, North Carolina's estuarine habitats and ecology, and coastal management issues.
2.  Considerable knowledge of and experience in research and monitoring project planning, design, implementation, and management.
3.  Experience analyzing long-term datasets and translating research and monitoring results for multiple purposes.
4.  Experience communicating both written and verbally to a variety of audiences.
5.  Experience working with partner organizations and agencies.
6.  Experience operating various sizes of boats.

A skills test will be administered to all interviewed applicants to include a writing sample and creating and presenting a PowerPoint presentation.

Note: Applicants under the age of 26 must be in compliance with General Statute 75A-16.2 - certificate of safe boat operation.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor'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 two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

To apply for this position, visit http://bit.ly/1j7S4Dl. All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit.  Any information on an attachment or omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application. Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.  DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For additional information, please contact: Theresa Sutton at 252-808-8003.

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