Current Employment Opportunity

Environmental Specialist II - Water Planning Section
Environment & Energy
245 Fallbrook Blvd,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$23.45 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

The Environmental Specialist II position contributes to the fulfillment of the agencies mission to protect, preserve, and enhance Nebraska’s air, land, and water resources.  Specifically, this position is tasked with nonpoint source water quality grant project management through the Department’s Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management program.

Oversee nonpoint source pollution prevention grants and assist with 319 program administration.

Advocate for w.ater quality by working with state and federal agencies, project stakeholders, and the public.

Assist other programs as needed.  Those may include, but are not limited to: water quality standards, surface water and groundwater monitoring, impaired waters, TMDL development, water quality certifications, drinking water protection.

Bachelor’s Degree in the physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, hydrology, community and regional planning, or a related field.

NOTE:  Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis

OTHER:  Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent transportation; ability to travel overnight, ability to lift 20 pounds, ability to climb, bend and stoop; ability to work in outdoor temperature extremes, ability to walk on uneven terrains, ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge of: the principles of ecology, geology and hydrology; biological, physical and chemical sciences; statistical and analytical methods; word processing, spreadsheet and database management computer software.

Skill in: communicating with individuals and groups with varying technical backgrounds to collect and relay information; listening to and understanding others; prioritizing workloads; using analytical judgment to make decisions; public speaking and providing presentations.

Ability to: learn and apply local, State and federal environmental laws, regulations and standards; learn, apply and uphold agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials and with the general public; read and interpret topographic and geologic maps; organize, analyze and interpret data to draw conclusions and prepare reports and technical papers; use computers and other tools for data storage and analysis; work outside in varying elements and terrains.

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