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Environmental Specialist II - Drinking Water Monitoring & Compliance

companyState of Nebraska
locationLincoln, NE, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

<b>The work we do matters!</b><br><br><b>Hiring Agency:</b><br>Environment and Energy - Agency 84<br><br><b>Location: </b><br>Lincoln, NE<br><br><b>Hiring Rate:</b><br>$25.120<br><br><b>Job Posting:</b><br>JR2024-00007773 Environmental Specialist II - Drinking Water Monitoring & Compliance (Open)<br><br><b>Applications No Longer Accepted On </b>(If no date is displayed, job is posted as open until closed):<br>07-16-2024<br><br><b>Job Description:</b><br>Job Duties: <br>&bull;Review water quality monitoring data and technical reports submitted by public water systems to assess compliance with regulatory requirements. <br>&bull;Prepare and maintain accurate records, reports, and documentation related to enforcement actions. Administer the Department's database by executing precise and timely data input and implementing tracking programs. <br>&bull;Provide technical assistance and guidance to public water systems on compliance with drinking water regulations, treatment processes, and sampling procedures. Conduct outreach and educational activities to raise awareness of and promote compliance with regulatory requirements.<br>&bull;Collaborate with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to coordinate enforcement and assistance efforts and share information on drinking water quality issues. <br>&bull;Must be able to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in juggling multiple objectives. <br><br>***************************************************************<br>Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Nebraska's environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Nebraska at the Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE). At NDEE, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Nebraska's air, land, water and efficient renewable energy use. Some of the things you can look forward to as an employee of NDEE:<br>&bull;A modern new building in Fallbrook with free onsite parking - 245 Fallbrook Blvd - Lincoln, NE<br>&bull;Easily accessible from I-80<br>&bull;Wide variety and availability of career advancement as one of the largest and most diverse employers in the State<br>&bull;Flexible work schedules<br>&bull;Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service<br>&bull;Opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! <br>&bull;Training and development based on your career aspirations<br>&bull;Respected as a valued team member<br>&bull;Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Flexible schedule and 10-hour workdays allowed after six-month probation and with management approval.<br><br>What you will do!<br>Environmental Specialists play a vital role in guaranteeing that the citizens of Nebraska have access to safe drinking water. This position coordinates closely with engineering and field services to support the initiatives of the Safe Drinking Water Act.<br><br>What's in it for you!<br>The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 13 paid holidays a year. A brand-new office building in 2020 with free parking. And you will be doing work knowing you are making a difference for current and future generations.<br>12 days of vacation during first year of service (accruals increase with years of service), 12 days of sick leave during first year of service (accruals increase with years of service), and 13 paid holidays per year. Permanent Teammate Benefits: &bull; Health Insurance &bull; Dental Insurance &bull; Vision Insurance &bull; WellNebraska Health Plan &bull; Direct Primary Care (DPC) &bull; Mail order Rx (3 month supply) and Specialty Pharmacy program &bull; Virtual Visits and FREE Nurse line 24 hours a day 7 days a week &bull; Employee Assistance Program &bull; Retirement/Investment Plan &bull; Early Retirement Insurance Program (55 and older) &bull; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability &bull; Health Savings Account &bull; Flexible Spending Accounts &bull; Life and AD&D Insurance &bull; Tuition Assistance* &bull; LinkedIn Learning Access to 16,000+ On-Demand Courses &bull; Direct Deposit of Payroll &bull; Nebraska State Employees Credit Union &bull; Deferred Compensation Plan &bull; Paid Holidays &bull; Vacation, Sick, Civil, and Injury Leave &bull; Military Training or Emergency Duty Leave &bull; Teammate Discount Program <br>*Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment. <br><br>For a complete listing of job duties, requirements and to apply go to statejobs.nebraska.gov<br><br>"The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics." <br>Location and address of position:245 Fallbrook Blvd - Suite 100 - Lincoln, NE<br><br>Work schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Flexible schedule and 10-hour workdays allowed after six-month probation and with management approval.<br><br>Dress Code: Business Casual<br><br><b>Requirements/ Qualifications:</b><br><br><b>Minimum Qualifications: </b>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. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.<br><br><b>Preferred Qualifications: </b>Time Management skills; Critical Thinking skills; Data Management skills including data analysis, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access experience; Organization; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Interpersonal skills; Ability to adapt and change priorities quickly.<br><br><b>Other:</b><br><ul><li>A resume with relevant information with your experience clearly listed as it pertains to this position with relevant experience listed in years and months.</li><li>Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent transportation.</li><li>Ability to sit for long periods.</li><li>Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.</li><li>A list of current professional references (current and past supervisors) with current contact information.</li></ul><br><b>Knowledge of:</b> the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS), Public Water Systems, and NAC Title 179.<br><br><b>Skill in:</b> public speaking, technical writing, collaboration, policy development<br><br><b>Ability to: </b>conduct technical compliance tracking, respond to water quality complaints, contribute to special projects and reports, establish and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders, represent the Department at regional conferences.<br><br><b><br><b>Benefits</b></b><br><br>We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.<br><br>Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! Benefit eligibility may vary by position, agency and employment status. For more information on benefits, please visit: https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/index.html#benefits<br><br><b>Equal Opportunity Statement</b><br><br>The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.<br><br><b>Current employees of the State of Nebraska should NOT apply on this external career. Instead go to Workday and access the Jobs Hub - Internal Apply app from your home landing page.</b>

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