Preliminary Assessment Program Coordinator

State of Idaho    Boise, ID
Job Description
Description



The Department of Environmental Quality is hiring for a Preliminary Assessment Program Coordinator for the Waste and Remediation Division. This position will manage the DEQ Preliminary Assessment Program by screening and evaluating potentially contaminated sites under the Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection Program. It will also provide programmatic support to the General Remediation Program by assisting in the development of technical guidance documents, program policies and regulatory interpretations.

Example of Duties

  • Identify sites throughout Idaho with assistance from DEQ State Office programs, DEQ Regional offices and other state and federal agencies.
  • Coordinate with the EPA Region 10 Site Assessment Manager on site eligibility and site assessment activities.
  • Plan and implement site assessment activities including the development of Quality Assurance Project Plan/Field Sampling Plan and Health and Safety Plan, signed access agreement with identified site owners and ensuring adequate staffing.
  • Perform outreach activities with the regional offices and other state agencies to expand awareness of the program and its value to other agencies and local communities, including working with landowners, county and city governments, and local citizens.
  • Ensuring general remediation enforcement activities are conducted in accordance with applicable program and agency policies and procedures including working with regions on enforcement referrals, developing enforcement actions with regional and attorney general input, facilitating compliance conferences, ensuring regions implement and oversee enforcement actions and the Statewide Enforcement Tracking System is maintained.
  • Provide technical support by reviewing/commenting/approving of site investigation plans, ground water monitoring report and remediation/corrective action plans.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Bachelor s degree in the physical or biological sciences, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Engineering, or related natural resources management field OR Education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year Bachelor s degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) semester hours in a subject required for the specific discipline, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or experience performing routine duties such as planning, research, regulatory development and/or implementation of components of environmental programs or media for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college. AND At least six (6) years of professional experience providing management, technical assistance, resource allocation, and policy interpretation to staff, special interest groups and the public. OR Possession of a Master s degree in any of the above fields AND at least four (4) years of professional experience providing technical assistance, allocating resources, managing and/or developing programs; and interpreting policy to staff, special interest groups and the public.

Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):

  • DEQ 3116 - Remediation - Considerable knowledge of remediation typically gained through possession of a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND two (2) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies; OR possession of an unrelated college degree; AND successful completion of two (2) years of environmental college level coursework supplemented with four (4) years full-time work experience as outlined above; OR At least eight (8) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies, and/or interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules and regulations. Education/Experience Equivalency: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; AND/OR Each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education. Note: Course work requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university.
  • DEQ 5639 - CERCLA - Considerable knowledge of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) implementation and processes typically gained through possession of a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND at least two (2) years of full-time work experience in CERCLA processes, projects and programs, including investigation, risk assessment and remediation of hazardous substance and/or radionuclide releases, records of decision, remedial design, remedial action, five year reviews and engineering evaluations/cost assessments; OR possession of an unrelated college degree; AND successful completion of two (2) years of environmental college-level coursework supplemented with four (4) years full-time work experience as outlined above. Education/Experience Equivalency: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; AND/OR Each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education. Note: Course work requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university.
  • DEQ 5211A - Project Management, Experience - At least one year of project management experience involving project planning and administration, including relevant research, documentation, timelines, reports and implementation.

Supplemental Information

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must have a valid driver s license
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds over rough terrain
  • Ability to work in adverse or inclement weather
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside
  • Field sites may involve working near and with drilling rigs, backhoes, trucks and other large equipment in rough terrain
  • May work in vicinity of loud noise
  • May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas
  • May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials

The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.
To protect human healthand the quality of
Idaho s air, land, and water.www.deq.idaho.govIf you have questions, please contact us at:Email:[email protected]Phone:(208) 373-0333


Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:01:10 GMT

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