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Flood Control District of Maricopa County Planner Senior - Phoenix, AZ
State of Iowa - Department of Natural Resources Environmental Engineer
Township of Derry (Hershey PA) Assistant Director of Community Development
WEST Consultants, Inc. Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer
Matrix Design Group Water Resources Engineer - Colorado Springs
Matrix Design Group Water Resources Engineer - Denver, CO
City of Wichita Stormwater Division Manager
Department of Ecology - Thurston County, WA Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner (Environmental Planner 4)
Environmental Science Associates Restoration Design Engineer - San Francisco, CA
Environmental Science Associates Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer - Northern California
Environmental Science Associates Coastal Engineer - Northern California
Town of Wake Forest, NC Environmental Engineer
Kansas Department of Agriculture Floodplain Mapping Specialist


Position Title:
Planner Senior - Phoenix, AZ
Employer: Flood Control District of Maricopa County
Address: 2801 West Durango Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Contact Person: Kelli A Sertich, AICP, CFM
Phone Number: (602) 506-2202
Job Location:
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8-5 with some flexibility
Pay Range: $29.42 - $43.45 Hourly
Benefits: see Maricopa County Web Page
Job Description: Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job Type: Unclassified/Full-Time
Department: Flood Control District
Job Number: 690PLSR092418

Position Overview
The Planner Senior performs work of considerable difficulty in professional planning activities involving research and analysis. This position may also have project management responsibility. This is the fully qualified senior level of the Professional Planner series; the work is characterized by the requirement for independently performing planning functions, with full responsibility for managing the completion of planning projects.
Qualifications: Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in Planning or a related field and three (3) years of public or private sector planning and/or floodplain management work experience. An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis.

Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license. Obtain American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) within the minimum allowed timeframes set by American Planning Association and Association of State Floodplain Managers.

For info on timeframes:
https://www.planning.org/certification/eligible.htm
https://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuid=426&firstlevelmenuid=180&siteid=1

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of planning processes for hazard mitigation, floodplain management, land use, long-range and current planning; hydrology or economics as applied to regional and community planning.
Applicable federal, state, and local statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, and regulations.
National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System.
Project, budget and contract management principles, and techniques, including negotiation and conflict resolution.
Skill in:
Technical and comprehensive plan writing.
Communicating (written and verbal) in clear, concise, and well thought-out styles tailored to the target audience.
Preparing long-range planning documents that are effective and practical, yet attentive to socioeconomic, environmental, and legal constraints.
Operating a personal computer utilizing various software applications.
Planning, organizing, and coordinating complex planning projects.
Organizational and time management skills.
GIS applications and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to:
Understand and interpret data from various sources.
Communicate planning requirements and objectives to contractors and the public.
Present and defend planning information in a public speaking setting such as neighborhood meetings, public hearings, and interagency meetings.
Offer ideas and concepts that are well thought-out and analyzed for potential positive and negative implications;
Establish effective working relationships with others.
Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
Effectively utilize technology in relationship to community planning.

Preferred education and/or experience:
Master's Degree; Five (5) or more years of public sector planning experience.

Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
American Institute of Certified Planners and Certified Floodplain Manager Certifications.

Working conditions:
This position works in a typical cubicle office environment and requires ability to be seated up to 100% of the time performing work at a desk utilizing a computer and telephone. This office environment requires the ability to focus on work with activity (such as conversation, copier noise, and office environment noise) surrounding the workspace. Ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds accommodating file management as well as physical transfer of documents and information to and from meetings. Due to the need to meet deadlines and immediate requests for information this position can include high work load with time pressures. During project public outreach efforts applicant must have ability to attend occasional after hour's meetings. Due to the professional nature of this position applicant must have the ability to work and function as a member of a project team and possess highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
Essential Job Tasks
Acts as project manager for updates to the Floodplain Management Plan and CRS Program.
Acts as the primary contact and manager for the District Dependent community coordination and outreach to assure communities comply with state and federal requirements.
Reviews and evaluates construction plans, technical documents, zoning applications, or special use permits for compliance with floodplain and regulatory requirements for District Dependent communities.
Assures regulations and planning documents are in conformance to department goals, and in compliance with local, state, and federal codes and regulations.
Conducts research, compiles data, and generates reports on a variety of issues related to floodplain management, policy development, data management, land use, hydrology and drainage, or economic studies.
Develops and presents professional quality staff reports on projects, recommendations, and project status; develops maps and other graphic presentations to illustrate planning concepts and issues.
Develops and enhances policies and floodplain management programs through collaboration, research/data collection, public involvement, and coordinating efforts with multiple branches/divisions.
Participates in the Branch's comprehensive outreach and education effort that includes intradepartmental, agencies (federal, state, local), and other partnerships, attendance at events, and regular internal and external meetings.
Presents project issues at public meetings and board meetings; assures effective communication of project issues; represents the District at agency and board meetings and state and regional advisory and planning groups.
Manages planning projects; prepares scope of work and coordinates with Contracts to assure proper procedures are followed; administers contracts in accordance with the Maricopa County Procurement Code.
Oversees the work of consultants on assigned projects.
Provides support and direction to lower level staff with respect to entitlement case review, planning research, and compliance with FEMA programs.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Comments: Focus is on Floodplain Management
How To Apply: Apply on-line through the Maricopa County Web Site
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 2/1/2019

Position Title:
Environmental Engineer
Employer: State of Iowa - Department of Natural Resources
Address: Wallace State Office Building
502 E 9th St, 4th Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Contact Person: Lori McDaniel
Phone Number: 515-725-8303
Job Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Pay Range: $52,478.40 - $81,369.60
Benefits: The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee
Job Description: Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for an Environmental Engineer, within the Flood Plain Management and Dam Safety Section in Des Moines, Iowa.

Duties include conducting technical analysis of proposed flood plain development projects to determine if the proposal meets technical and regulatory requirements. Analysis may include, but is not limited to, calculating base flood elevations with the use of hydrologic and hydraulic principles, computer software models, and appropriate data review, quantification, and confirmation.

Key Abilities and Skills
Applicants must be able to develop a working knowledge of the DNR's flood plain permitting program, including the ability to analyze complex hydraulic and hydrologic data, along with the use of computer software models to determine floodway and floodplain impacts; provide customer assistance for questions and requests related to rules, regulations and permits; must be able to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal presentations; develop and maintain productive working relationships with customers and co-workers through providing high quality service and teamwork; occasional travel required.

Critical Job Competencies
Technical Skills water resource and flood plain engineering, Computer Skills, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Customer Focus, Accountability, Integrity, High Productivity and Team Player

The DNR seeks to hire individuals who wish to support our mission, which is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organization, to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

The starting salary for new state (Executive Branch) employees will be at the base of the pay range. This position offers a competitive salary schedule and benefit package. The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer.

Applicants may attach a resume/cover letter to the online application.

Selectives
762 Water Resources

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both that encompasses the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of surface and ground water resources including the following:

* Surface water hydrology

* Ground water hydrology

* Hydraulics

* Water resources engineering

* Natural resources conservation engineering ?

* Water supply engineering

* Water quality engineering

* Erosion and sediment transport

* Surface or ground water chemistry

* Watershed dynamics

* Limnology

* Stream or wetland ecology

The Water Resources selective is distinct from the Water Supply, Waste Water, Water Quality, and Chemistry selectives in that the Water Resources selective applies to the management, engineering, and quality analysis of surface and groundwater resources in the natural environment rather than the processing of water in a waste water or drinking water treatment plant or the analysis of water samples in a laboratory.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Sanitary, Civil, Chemical, Nuclear, Mechanical, Industrial, Agricultural, Biomedical, or Public Health Engineering;

OR
Licensure as a Professional Engineer by the Iowa Board of Engineering Examiners.
Comments:
How To Apply: Click Here
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 1/30/2019

Position Title: Assistant Director of Community Development
Employer: Township of Derry (Hershey PA)
Address: 600 Clearwater Road
Hershey PA, 17033
Contact Person: Charles Emerick
Phone Number: 717-533-2057
Job Location: Hershey PA
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F
Pay Range:
Benefits: full
Job Description: GENERAL PURPOSE
The Assistant Director of Community Development serves as the assistant department head and acts in the absence of the Director of Community Development as required. The Assistant Director assists in the administration and direction of the functions of the Community Development Department by performing general code enforcement activities and by administering the Derry Township building codes, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Downtown Core Design Standards, Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, and other regulations and ordinances administered by the Department. Maintains and operates the Township GIS files and software. The Assistant Director also serves as the assistant Zoning Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed herein are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

Planning Activities
Assists in the review of planning submissions and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors relevant to land development plans, subdivision plans, Conditional Use applications, Comprehensive Plan updates, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, and amendments to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. Assists with updates to the Township Comprehensive Plan, Official Map, and Code of Ordinances and may be involved in boards, committees, and groups promoting the planning activities of the Township. Serves as liaison between the Department of Community Development and Downtown Core Design Board.

Zoning Activities
Reviews proposed projects for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. This includes the review of applications for zoning permits and completion of inspections for compliance with approved permits. Investigates and monitors violations of the Zoning Ordinance. Provides consultations with the public regarding questions relative to the Zoning Ordinance.

Building Codes and Permits
Reviews all applications for building, demolition, and sign permits for consistency with the Township Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Hearing Board decisions, the Township Stormwater Management Ordinance, and conditions of Land Development Plan approvals. Provides consultations with the public regarding questions relative to the building permits.

Qualifications: Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in community and regional planning, public or business administration, government, geography, or a closely related field and, at least two years of experience with either local government planning, zoning administration, a county planning agency, or planning consulting work or any comparable combination of education and/or experience will be considered.

Desirable Education and Experience:
Masters degree from an accredited institution in a planning, public or business administration, government, or closely related field. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, or ability to obtain one within one year of employment. Prior experience with the PA Uniform Construction Code and certification as a Building Code Official, or ability to obtain the certification within one year of employment. Prior experience with operation of ESRI ArcGIS products.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess executive and administrative abilities, with demonstrated knowledge of best practices with respect to the duties of the office as herein outlined and in employee supervision and management. Knowledgeable in the PA Municipalities Planning Code and Second Class Township Code. Must have intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office products and other commonly used computer programs.

Comments: Send a cover letter, rsum, and salary requirements to Township of Derry Municipal Complex, Department of Community Development, 600 Clearwater Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 or email to Charles Emerick, Director of Community Development at chuckemerick@derrytownship.org
How To Apply: by mail or email chuckemerick@derrytownship.org
Link to online application:
Application Deadline: 2/10/2019

Position Title:
Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer
Employer: WEST Consultants, Inc.
Address:
Contact Person: HR Manager
Phone Number: (503) 485-5490
Job Location: San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX; Bellevue, WA
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Mon-Friday, 8am-5pm, but flexible
Pay Range:
Benefits:
Job Description: If you are interested in working on some of the most challenging water resources issues of our time, WEST has a job opportunity for you. WEST Consultants, Inc., a premier firm in water resources engineering, is seeking energetic and ambitious applicants qualified to apply for an Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer position. Positions are being considered for our San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; and Bellevue, WA office locations.
Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following:
Apply ingenuity and creativity to solve complex hydrologic and hydraulic engineering problems over a wide range of applications.
Conduct water resources engineering evaluations and studies.
Assess and evaluate complex water resource systems including watersheds receiving rain and snow.
Analyze and perform hydraulic design of reservoirs, channels, and other hydraulic structures.
Conduct riverine and estuarine hydraulic and sediment transport modeling using single and multi-dimensional numerical models.
Use GIS tools to pre- and post-process data.
Prepare figures, maps, and graphics.
Organize, manipulate, and evaluate data using spreadsheets or other engineering software.
Prepare technical reports and memoranda.
Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications: Experience Requirements:
0-10 years related experience.

Skill Requirements:
In addition to being enthusiastic about working in the field of water resources, the successful candidate should have the following skills:
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work independently & manage time, as well as work as part of a team.
Strong computer skills. Knowledge of programming languages such as Visual Basic and Python is a plus.
Excellent problem solving abilities.
Knowledge of HEC models such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS. Knowledge of other models, as well as GIS software, is a plus.

Educational Requirements:
Masters Degree or higher in Civil or Environmental Engineering or water resources related field is required.
Comments:
How To Apply: If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above and have a passion to help solve complex water resources problems, submit your resume and cover letter to hrm@westconsultants.com.
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/30/2019

Position Title:
Water Resources Engineer - Colorado Springs
Employer: Matrix Design Group
Address:
Contact Person: Eric Brittain
Phone Number: 303-572-0200
Job Location: Colorado Springs
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Pay Range:
Benefits:
Job Description: Matrix Design Group, Inc., (Matrix) an employee-owned planning, engineering and environmental consulting firm is seeking an Entry-level Water Resources Engineer to join our group in our Colorado Springs office. We are looking for a team member who is innovative, motivated and dedicated to providing a high level of service to our clients.

Our Water Resources Group serves a diverse set of clients, requiring tailored approaches and unique skill-sets for creative solutions to complex issues. Our projects often range in variety, but water is always our primary focus.


Summary:
Responsible for providing engineering support to department by assisting with parts of engineering projects that assist in providing sustainable water resources systems. Discipline involves the application of fluid mechanics principles to problems dealing with the surface and subsurface drainage and hydrology, hydraulics, storm water quality, and regulations. Performs independent problem solving skills on projects.

Essential Functions:
Performs assignments designed to develop professional knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks
Using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer
Support the development of construction plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates
Hydrology and Hydraulics Modeling and Analysis
Stormwater Management Planning and Design
Stream Restoration and Natural Channel Design
Water Quality Studies and BMP Design including Low Impact Development
Watershed Planning and Master Plan Preparation
AutoCAD Civil 3D Drafting and Coordination with CAD Designers

Water/wastewater infrastructure design
Construction Observation and Coordination with Construction Contractors
Support department and other disciplines and locations as necessary
Communicate as appropriate to project engineer and project team concerning questions, concerns, progress and results

Competencies:
Ability to take direction and work independently as well as effectively collaborate with teams.
Strong communication and presentation skills
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with teams
Passion to learn and assist in delivering quality projects
Proficient in Microsoft Office


Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree in civil, environmental or agricultural engineering (May graduates are encouraged to apply)

Applicants with degrees in Hydrology, Geology, or other applied environmental and earth sciences may be considered
Graduate degree in civil, environmental, or agricultural engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources, Hydrology, or Hydraulic engineering preferred
Progressive, comprehensive Water Resources experience preferred
EI/EIT certificate preferred
Valid driver's license, in conjunction with successfully passing the Companys MVR.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Qualifications:
Comments:
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 3/5/2019

Position Title:
Water Resources Engineer - Denver, CO
Employer: Matrix Design Group
Address: 1601 Blake St. Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
Contact Person: Eric Brittain
Phone Number: 303-572-0200
Job Location: Denver
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Pay Range:
Benefits:
Job Description: Matrix Design Group, Inc., an employee-owned planning, engineering and environmental consulting firm is actively searching for a Water Resources Project Engineer to join our Water Resources Group in our Denver office.

Summary:
Serves as a technical specialist who provides engineering support by completing parts of major engineering projects or the entirety of less complex projects that assist in providing sustainable water resources systems. Discipline involves the application of fluid mechanics principles to problems dealing with the surface and subsurface drainage and hydrology, hydraulics, storm water quality, and regulations. Performs independent problem solving skills on projects.

Essential Functions:
Project administration for small to mid-size projects from initial programming stages through construction administration.
Support the development of construction plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for water resources projects.
Provide CAD drafting support and coordinate CAD detailing work with CAD designers.
Prepare construction specifications and drawings for various water resources projects including urban drainage systems, stream restoration corridors, and water quality improvements.
Analyze and model hydrology and hydraulic parameters in the application of FEMA floodplain mapping.
Perform statistical analysis for hydrology and water quality studies.
Prepare watershed planning and master plans.
Work within defined scope, schedule and budget parameters.
Ensure all company, client, and project policies, procedures, standards, etc., are adhered to.
Provide QA/QC for team members work.
Communicate as appropriate to director of water resources and project team concerning questions, concerns, progress and results.
Coordinate with other disciplines and locations as necessary.
Technical report writing.
Assist with proposal writing, cost estimating, and client management as necessary.
As directed, perform business development activities and maintenance of positive client relationships

Competencies:
FEMA floodplain analyses and floodplain revisions per NFIP regulations
Ability to take direction and work independently as well as effectively collaborate with teams.
Competence in standard Civil 3D, CAD and water resources software products.
Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Strong technical writing skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Working knowledge of ESRI GIS mapping software, particularly ArcGIS Desktop and/or Python scripting for automating geoprocessing.
Familiarity with Urban Drainage & Flood Control District, CDPT and Front Range drainage criteria.
Knowledgeable of local, regional, state and federal policies, programs and procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
May supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel.

Education and Experience:
Undergraduate or graduate degree from accredited program in civil or environmental engineering with a specialty in Water Resources, Hydrology/Hydraulic engineering.
Colorado Professional Engineering (PE) licensure or ability to obtain CO PE within one year
Minimum five (5) years of progressive comprehensive water resources experience.
Demonstrated project and program management experience.
Natural Channel Design training through Wildland Hydrology desired.
Valid driver's license, in conjunction with successfully passing the Companys MVR.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Qualifications:
Comments:
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 3/5/2019

Position Title:
Stormwater Division Manager
Employer: City of Wichita
Address: 455 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67201
Contact Person: Pam Pennington
Phone Number: 316-269-4712
Job Location: Wichita, Kansas
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pay Range: $70,557.00 - $128,005.00
Benefits: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wichita
Job Description: The City of Wichita Public Works and Utilities department is the largest public utility in the State of Kansas.

If you are interested in a leadership role that functions within a larger team, where you get to think and lead as a business owner, running a division that is critical to all citizens, then we would be interested in learning more about you. This position will require someone to think critically, be a problem solver, have strong business acumen, and be a stellar communicator, in writing, speaking and presentation. In addition we are seeking someone who can think critically but also be very innovative and forward-thinking in their approach and have the managerial skills to bring others along.

We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic and visionary leader that exemplifies our core values for the position of Storm Water Division Manager.

This position leads a fully integrated Stormwater Utility and regional flood control operation. The Division Manager is responsible for directing maintenance, repairs, asset management, capital investment planning, and utility engineering. The asset system includes nearly 1,000 miles of stormwater piping and associated pump stations, as well as the Wichita Valley Center Floodway, which is a landmark levee system providing flood protection to more than 200,000 people in the affected area.

The Division Manager leads 57 employees and is responsible for a $12 million annual operating budget and a $28 million capital improvement budget. The division also leads a joint City/County flood control program to mitigate regional flooding. Expectations are for high quality services tailored to the unique operating needs of this division.

This is one of 13 positions on the division management team of the Department of Public Works & Utilities. The ideal candidate will approach the position as a business owner, being strategic in long-term planning and short-term implementation to improve service levels. Candidates should have a history of strong leadership and a record of innovation.
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required; master's degree is preferred. A minimum of five (5) years is required at the Senior management level, preferably in storm water or environmental positions, ten (10) years' preferred. A current Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred. Certified Floodplain Manager Certification is preferred, or will be expected to be earned after hire. Experience in supervision of others at the operational level required. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, including drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a background investigation.
Comments:
How To Apply: All applications must be submitted through the City of Wichita career portal.
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 2/1/2019

Position Title:
Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner (Environmental Planner 4)
Employer: Department of Ecology - Thurston County, WA
Address: 300 Desmond Dr SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Contact Person:
Phone Number: (360) 407-6000
Job Location: Thurston County - Lacey, Washington
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Work Days
Pay Range: $59,148.00 - $77,616.00 Annually
Benefits:
Job Description: Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. We are a very small team of professionals who operate under the oversight of a statutory board of directors in a fast-moving, dynamic environment with responsibility for coordinating an extensive set of non-regulatory processes that involve multiple external partners.
We are looking for applicants who are creative problem solvers, have the flexibility to rapidly respond to emerging issues, and work well with local government staff and officials as collaborative partners. We seek applicants with the ability and enthusiasm to generate interest in and encourage progress on tackling complex and challenging issues.

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
Duties
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.


Program Mission: The Office of Chehalis Basin's (OCB) primary purpose is to aggressively pursue implementation of an integrated strategy and administer funding for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species restoration in the Chehalis river basin.

Some of the key work activities of the Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner position are:

Interact collaboratively with local government staff and officials regarding flood damage reduction strategies and opportunities.
Generate sustained interest and cooperation from local government and community partners.
Develop a plan for the Chehalis Basin Board to prioritize and sequence funding and technical assistance to support flood resilience in basin communities.
Manage grants and contracts for structure elevations.
This position will be expected to accomplish:
Development of the Boards Community Flood Assistance and Resilience (CFAR) plan/approach that achieves buy-in from local government partners and property owners, and enthusiastic support from Chehalis Basin Strategy stakeholders.
Execution of flood resilience projects such as structure elevations, retrofits and acquisitions/buyouts.

This is a very unique opportunity to work with local governments to plan for and execute projects on the ground that immediately provide flood resiliency.

We are a very small non-regulatory team within a larger agency, which requires the flexibility to work independently while maintaining an awareness of and connection to the larger organization.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be January 9, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 8, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth


Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.

*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information



Supplemental Information

Application Instructions

In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach the following documents as an attachment to their application:

A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required/desired qualifications of this position.
A Resume.
Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

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Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.

AND

Three (3) years of professional experience in floodplain management and planning, land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development.

OR

One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3, provided that at least a Bachelor's Degree has been obtained in one of the areas of study identified above.

OR

A Bachelor's degree with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.

AND

Five (5) years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development, which includes three (3) years of professional experience in floodplain management and planning.

Desired Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the state's Shoreline Management Act, Growth Management Act, Critical Area Ordinance requirements, Floodplain Management Act, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, FEMA's Community Rating System and the National Flood Insurance Program.
At least five (5) years of professional experience implementing a flood risk reduction/flood proofing investment program at the federal, state, tribal or local level.
Experience working for local, state, federal or tribal resource management agency in a planning, programming, policy, or permitting capacity.
Professional experience providing technical assistance to local governments re: floodplain ordinances: Providing scientific, technical, and policy assistance to local governments.
Working knowledge of community-specific property protection strategies and experience developing community-specific property protection strategies.
Certified AICP Planner.
Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM).

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

Possess a valid driver's license.
Comments:
How To Apply: Apply online through the following link:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/4/2019

Position Title:
Restoration Design Engineer - San Francisco, CA
Employer: Environmental Science Associates
Address: 550 Kearny Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact Person: Paul Luhmann
Phone Number: 415-962-8419
Job Location: Any ESA Bay Area office (SF, Oakland or Petaluma)
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: DOE
Benefits: Yes
Job Description: ESA is seeking an experienced restoration design engineer to join our expert team of planners, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and engineers in the Bay Area (Petaluma or Oakland office preferred). The position includes management and leadership of innovative, science-based habitat restoration projects varying in scale and complexity in rivers, creeks and wetlands. Many of our multi-objective projects often involve direct collaboration with ESAs Biology, Cultural Resources and Permitting practitioners as well as coordination with other project teaming partners. Primary responsibilities include leading the development and production of engineering plans and specifications, basis-of-design documents, and cost estimates; and providing construction support. This is a project management position with that requires effective staff, schedule and budget management as well as business development and contract acquisition activities.
Qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position are a B.S. or higher degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, a valid (or pending) professional engineers license (P.E.), and 4 years of relevant work experience. Training and/or experience working in California watershed systems including hydrology and hydrologic modeling, hydraulic analysis, AutoCAD Civil 3D, fluvial or estuarine geomorphology, fish passage, design of habitat structures, project permitting, project management, staff supervision and business development are desirable. You must have excellent writing skills and the ability to verbally communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

ESA works primarily in California, but has projects throughout the West and beyond; some travel is required.
Comments: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAs scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/3/2019

Position Title:
Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer - Northern California
Employer: Environmental Science Associates
Address: 2600 Capitol Avenue Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact Person: Paul luhmann
Phone Number: 415-962-8419
Job Location: Sacramento
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: DOE
Benefits: Yes
Job Description: The Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer will work closely with senior staff in ESAs Northern California Region to expand our Sacramento Environmental Hydrology & Design practice in the areas of flood management, habitat restoration and water resources engineering. ESAs Environmental Hydrology & Design practice has a long history of integrating rigorous engineering analysis with an understanding of natural processes to create creative, multi-benefit solutions to flood management challenges. In this context, our practice spans flood management planning, habitat restoration design, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, climate adaptation planning and design, integrated water resources engineering and more. The Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer will support all aspects of the Environmental Hydrology & Design practice in Northern California, but will focus on hydraulic and hydrologic analysis for flood-related projects primarily in the Central Valley region.
Projects
From major river and wetland restoration design projects to specialized studies of climate change hydrology, ESAs Environmental Hydrology & Design practice spans a diversity of water resources planning and design projects. Project opportunities for the successful candidate would span all facets of ESAs Environmental Hydrology & Design practice, but would focus on interdisciplinary, multi-benefit flood management planning and engineering in the Central Valley region. Project opportunities include: existing on-call contracts with DWRs Division of Flood Management, Division of Operations and Maintenance, and Division of Engineering; as well as opportunities with local and regional agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Job Responsibilities
As a result of ESAs strategic growth, our Northern California Environmental Hydrology & Design practice is seeking to add an experienced hydrology and hydraulics engineer with strong modeling skills to our team. This position will support our expanding Sacramento/Central Valley flood management practice, based out of ESAs Sacramento office in the Northern California region.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Supporting flood management, restoration, and water resources engineering projects, primarily through simulation modeling and associated report preparation.
Building and maintaining strong and responsive client relationships in Sacramento and the Central Valley.
Maintaining a positive and collaborative work environment that promotes professional growth and success.
Supporting proposal preparation.
Ensuring that all work products and services meet ESAs quality criteria and applicable professional standards.
Furthering a legacy of quality service and innovation.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will:
Have expertise in effectively applying hydrology and hydraulics models (e.g., HEC-RAS, both 1D and 2D; HEC-HMS; TUFLOW; MIKE-FLOOD; SRH, both 1D and 2D) for evaluation of project concepts and designs.
Demonstrated capabilities in associated skills, such as applying HEC-FDA for risk analysis, use of GIS for pre- and post-processing, scripting (e.g., Visual Basic), and coding (e.g., Python).
Be familiar with Central Valley flood management stakeholders, facilities, operations, and regulatory environment.
Possess effective problem-solving and critical/analytical thinking ability.
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience.
Have some degree of experience in project management or supporting project management.
Enjoy working in and contributing to a team-oriented, collaborative work environment.

Qualified candidates should have a BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or a related discipline and a minimum of 4 years experience; a Masters degree and/or professional registration (e.g. P.E.) and a minimum of 3 years experience; or Ph.D. and a minimum of 2 years experience.
Training and/or experience in fluvial geomorphology, estuarine systems, CEQA/ NEPA compliance, and environmental regulatory permitting are all desirable.
Comments: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm that is a leader in water resources management and ecosystem restoration. Our work integrates rigorous science with practical engineering solutions to address a range of problems affecting environments from the headwaters to the coast. Ranked as a Zweig White Top 10 Best Environmental Firms to Work for. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAs scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/3/2019

Position Title:
Coastal Engineer - Northern California
Employer: Environmental Science Associates
Address: 550 Kearny Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact Person: Paul Luhmann
Phone Number: 415-962-8419
Job Location: San Francisco
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: DOE
Benefits: Yes
Job Description: ESA is seeking a Coastal Engineer to join the Coastal Zone Engineering and Management practice in Northern California. You will work closely with our existing team of hydrologists, geomorphologists, biologists, engineers, and regulatory experts to help manage, restore, and enhance our natural shores and wetlands. Primary technical responsibilities include quantitative analysis of physical processes and engineering in support of multi-objective planning and design projects, including shore and wetland restoration design, natural resource management, flooding and erosion studies, and sea-level rise adaptation planning.

Typical projects include:
Surfers Point Managed Shoreline Retreat design
Ocean Beach Master Plan
Oro Loma Horizontal Levee design
San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines project
Dutch Slough Tidal Wetland Restoration design

Qualifications: You must have 4 years minimum relevant work experience and a Master's of Science or higher degree with a strong technical foundation in physical coastal processes such as wave theory and modeling, coastal flood hazard analysis, and sediment transport analysis and modeling. You must have or be working toward a California Professional Engineers license, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to work effectively on teams with a variety of stakeholders and other professionals. Project management experience including responsibility for schedule, budget and deliverables for multi-disciplinary projects is strongly desired.

Other desired qualifications include:
Business development experience including preparation of competitive proposals and budget estimates.
Experience in production of construction documents, including plans, specifications and cost estimates
Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise engineering and scientific reports and papers
A passion for the restoration of natural systems and processes.

ESA works primarily in California, but has projects throughout the West and beyond; some travel is required. While locating in our San Francisco or other Northern California offices is preferred, well-qualified candidates in Southern California, Oregon, Washington and Florida may be considered.
Comments: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAs scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/3/2019

Position Title:
Environmental Engineer
Employer: Town of Wake Forest, NC
Address: 301 S. Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Contact Person: Chandra Wright
Phone Number: (919)435-9492
Job Location: Wake Forest, NC
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:00a-3:30p
Pay Range: $66,639-$87,594
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401(K), Flex Spending, etc
Job Description: The Town of Wake Forest seeks an Environmental Engineer to protect and improve air, land and water resources in the Town in order to provide a clean and healthful environment. The Environmental Engineer will perform engineering support and design work to include tasks such as pursuing efforts to protect greenways, water quality and mitigate pollution impacts. Support also includes civil engineering and inspections for a variety of public works and environmental functions and projects. This work requires a professional knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of engineering pertaining to the facilities and systems used to control pollution and protect the quality of resources and the environment. The ability to use relevant aspects of chemistry, biological sciences and public health practices pertaining to the control or elimination of pollutants will be a major function of this role. Work will be evaluated based on conferences, review of records and designs, and adherence to adopted plans and specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities
Apply professional engineering competence with specialized knowledge of chemistry and biological science. Protect or improve the natural resources of air, land and water to provide a clean and healthful environment.
Work planning to include the design and construction phases for modification or improvement of facilities.
Regulation and enforcement of environmental engineering policies, programs or activities by establishing standards, promoting improvements, evaluating compliance and directing action to secure satisfactory results.
Interface with regulatory agencies and divisional personnel to direct environmental efforts in the divisions. Participate in annual environmental compliance audits.
Provide environmental guidelines and assistance in training at the divisional level as required. Interact with outside vendors as necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Evaluation of environmental conditions and carrying out relevant activities in the areas of monitoring, research, development, planning, designing, and advising.
Attends, conducts and delivers presentations. Performs public outreach. Prepares agendas, reports, cost estimates, computations, specifications, schedules, engineering drawings and other communication materials.
Provides advanced engineering work, development plan review and coordination and oversight of project design and construction. Monitors adherence of projects and processes with policies, procedures, applicable codes, specifications, regulations and standards. Updates codes and policies as applicable.
Collaborates with members of County boards, Planning Commissions and various project stakeholders.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a college or university with a bachelors degree in civil engineering, stormwater, bio-ag engineering, or other related field, and some experience in the engineering field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must have considerable experience with computer-aided drafting software. with Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) certification for the State of North Carolina is required.

Special Requirements
Certified Floodplain Manager
Certification in North Carolina BMP Design & Inspections
Certification in NCDOT Level I-III, CPESC
Comments:
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 2/1/2019

Position Title:
Floodplain Mapping Specialist
Employer: Kansas Department of Agriculture
Address: 1320 Research Park Dr. Manhattan, KS 66502
Contact Person: Kelsey Senn
Phone Number: (785) 564-6712
Job Location: Manhattan, KS
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Pay Range: $40,000 to $50,000/year depending on experience
Benefits:
Job Description: The Floodplain Mapping Specialist (FMS) works as part of a team to conduct work activities to complete Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) projects and aid the public in obtaining and understanding available flood hazard information. Work activities include clerical tasks, GIS tasks, communication with communities and the public, writing of plans and reports, public speaking, attendance at meetings and planning sessions with contractors, communities, and other government agencies. The FMS is supervised by the Floodplain Mapping Coordinator (FMC), the NFIP Coordinator, and the DWR Water Structures Program Manager.
Qualifications: - A bachelor's degree in environmental science with an emphasis on hydrology, geology, geography or a related natural science.

- Knowledge of ArcGIS software and products in water resource and environmental applications is preferred.

- Good written and verbal communication skills as well as the management and development of ArcSDE server applications are strongly preferred.

- Valid drivers license.

- Must be able to travel in-state and out of state, including overnight travel.

- Must be able to demonstrate progressive work experience in GIS applications, including GIS map creation and geodatabase design and management.
Comments:
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 1/31/2019





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