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Environmental Programs Specialist II

Recruitment #200212-R20B-02

Introduction

 

Specific Location of Work
3800 North Classen Boulevard       
Oklahoma City, OK  73118

Description of Skills and Work Duties
Located in Planning and Management Division, Water Rights Administration Program. Under supervision, the selected applicant will be responsible for administrative, customer service, and technical field work related to the rules governing the permitting and enforcement of water rights and the assessment of water availability. 

Strong field investigation, customer service, and analytical skills are required. Strong writing skills and knowledge of Microsoft© suite, GPS equipment, and ArcGIS is required. Knowledge of hydrologic principles, regulatory review process and the Public Land Survey System experience is preferred.  Some field work, with travel, is required.

Examples of job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
*Extensively utilize database, ArcGIS, and workflow software to manage portfolio of water permit applications, research water issues, generate maps and update GIS shape files.
*Evaluate and process water right applications for water users in the state.
*Analyze data and documentation, work with applicants, and prepare correspondence to process permit applications.
*Verify annual water use reports, assist permit holders with questions, prepare statistical summaries, and educate the public regarding water use and availability.
*Assist in conducting hydrologic field investigations, report preparation, and resolution of water use interference situations in times of drought. 
*Assist in responding to records requests and preparing for and presenting educational training sessions. 
*Conduct technical site investigations and collect data to verify water rights applications, well construction, completion of works, dam maintenance, etc. 
*Occasional, onsite compliance and enforcement investigations.

For additional information regarding work duties please contact Christopher Neel at chris.neel@owrb.ok.gov

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this family are responsible for planning, supervising and performing technical and professional work in an environmental quality, environmental management or environmental health protection program. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and ensuring compliance with environmental laws.  Specialty areas may include biology, health, geology, hydrology, and environmental science. 

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Environmental Programs Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.  

Level II:
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level while performing a wide range of tasks involving investigations, analyses and interpretation of state and federal laws.  In this role, employees will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical records and reports and make recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct environmental or water problems.  At this level, limited guidance and training may be provided to entry-level employees performing environmental program duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in a physical, natural, or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological or chemical engineering plus one year of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area.

NOTES

All interested applicants must upload a copy of their resume and transcript to their application submission.

 

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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