*This posting is open to all applicants.*
Recruitment Range: $47,959 – $72,957
This position is located:
4401 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
North Carolina Government employee perks/benefits

This position currently qualifies for a hybrid telework option with routine office and remote workdays. The NC Department of Environmental Quality trusts our employees to be self-motivated and successful in hybrid/remote roles. Telework options are subject to change at the discretion of management.

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and improve water quality monitoring databases and to develop and implement geospatial information through the use of GIS for the Water Sciences Section. This position provides database support and serves as GIS coordinator for ISB and WSS and provides support for the Section by managing and analyzing water quality information, geospatial information, and assisting in staff training. As a member of ISB, this position also provides technical and field assistance in various studies to assess water quality as part of the Ambient Lakes Monitoring Program, Fish Tissue Monitoring Program, and ISB Special Studies. Considerable field work and travel throughout the state is required.

The Division of Water Resources:
The Division of Water Resources is responsible for protecting North Carolina’s drinking, surface and groundwater for all waterbodies including lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands and aquifers. This environmental stewardship is accomplished through actions including permitting issuance, investigations, regulatory compliance and enforcement, monitoring and field assessments, certifications, laboratory analysis and testing, planning, water quality standards management, educational outreach and other efforts. The Division comprises six Sections: Water Quality Regional Operations; Water Sciences; Public Water Supply; Water Quality Permitting; Groundwater Resources, and Water Planning. Learn more by visiting Division of Water Resources.

The NC Department of Environmental Quality:
The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. DEQ is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina’s environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public’s health, and works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state’s school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. Please visit our website at the Department of Environmental Quality for more information.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the laws, regulations, and/or policies related to environmental compliance and/or management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the use of water quality meters, instruments, chemicals, and/or sampling gear related to the collection of environmental and/or water quality data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge using small watercraft and/or associated equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating information to clients, municipal/local officials, or the public using written and/or oral communication skills.

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.