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Coastal Management

Current DCM Job Openings

**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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