Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT MANAGER 2 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT MANAGER 2

Salary

$4,278.00 - $8,514.00 Monthly

$24.68 - $49.12 Hourly

$4,278.00 - $8,514.00 Monthly

Location

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type

Promotion

Department

DNR-Conservation

Job Number

DNR-2016-87200-BJS

Closing

12/5/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

LOCATION & POSITION INFORMATION:

This position is located in the Injection and Mining Section within the Office of Conservation in Baton Rouge, LA. This position will be filled via an internal promotion with a current Office of Conservation employee. Applicants not meeting this qualification are not eligible for consideration.

Duties include: Supervise a particular unit of Conservation Enforcement Specialists within the Injection and Mining Division (IMD) responsible for audit and analysis of all Statewide applications for the permitting of new injection wells, converting of existing oil and gas wells to injection wells and the amending of existing injection well permits that ensure waste disposal practices regulated by the IMD do not result in the introduction of contaminants into surface waters, subsurface geologic strata containing an underground source of drinking water (USDW), or endanger mineral resources of the state. Responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness and full administrative compliance of such permit application submissions along with the remittance of appropriately assessed regulatory fees. Collect all regulatory fees required by and submitted under the Underground Injection Control Program and initiate proper accounting of such monies. Ensures timely filing of well operator reports and prepares information for input and has security for entering/updating information online into the SONRIS computer database system. Assist the public and industry representatives to resolve complex administrative problems relating to documentation, reports and permit applications.

Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

If interested, applicants may apply in accordance with one of the following below:

ONLINE: Click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

PAPER: Although applying online is the preferred method, paper applications are still accepted. Paper applications may be mailed or faxed using the contact information provided below. The paper application is available for download at: http://www.jobs.louisiana.gov/files/forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf

Please submit a copy of all applicable college transcript(s) with your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.

Applicants possessing an international degree must submit an equivalency evaluation statement with your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.

DISQUALIFICATION:

While we would encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:

  • Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application or official Louisiana employment application as referenced above;

  • Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application;

  • Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement;

  • Failure to include the job title, job number DNR-2016-87200-BJS and completed supplemental questions (if applicable) with a paper application submission;

  • Failure to submit a paper application (by postmark, if mailed; or by date/time stamp, if faxed) by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement.

For further information about this vacancy, contact:

Bobbie Scott, HR Manager

Department of Natural Resources

PO Box 94396

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396

Email: Bobbie.Scott@la.gov

FAX: 225-342-4313

The Department of Natural Resources is a participant in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree in one of the following fields: biological sciences, sociology, economics, anthropology, forestry, chemistry, geology, physics, geography, environmental science/ecology, wildlife and fisheries science, engineering, landscape architecture, architectural history, architecture or archeology followed by four years of professional level environmental science, natural resource management or cultural resource management experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

A master's degree in one of the qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in one of the qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.

NOTE:

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To administer departmental projects which require environmental duties such as evaluation through inspection, permitting, data collection and analysis, research and formulation of corrective actions, mitigation and preparation of environmental documents including, environmental assessments, environmental site assessments or environmental impact statements over a moderate staff.

Level of Work:

Manager.

Supervision Received:

Broad direction from DOTD Engineer 6 DOTD or higher-level agency administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

Direct over moderate staff of environmental professionals.

Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Environmental Impact Specialist 3 by the presence of responsibility for direct supervision over a staff of environmental professionals.

Differs from Environmental Impact Manager 1 by staff level/size and/or by the scope and complexity of assigned projects/programs.

Differs from Engineer 7 DOTD or above by the absence of responsibility for managing a major organizational section of the Department.

Examples of Work

ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION

Directs the development of numerous statewide testing programs for compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.

Directs environmental studies concerning air quality, water quality, noise, wastewater, hazardous waste, vibration, and underground storage tanks.

Directs employee assignments and establishes work priorities and scheduling.

Initiates, negotiates and manages an agency's environmental contracts for site assessments and re-mediation.

Mediates and facilitates sensitive negotiations between various legal staffs, landowners, and the regulatory agencies.

Evaluates job performance of personnel and reviews work related matters with individuals.

Makes recommendations concerning employment, promotion, and training of personnel.

Consults with representatives of state and federal environmental agencies, consulting firms, and other agency employees.

Plans and prepares environmental research projects; submits proposals and directs the execution of research.

Appraises the unit's needs and develops an operating budget.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

Manages the research, field investigations, writing, editing and publishing of environmental documents, including manuals, permit applications, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, cultural resource surveys, endangered species assessments, and investigative reports.

Ensures the conduct of all investigations and other work is in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Ensures that the resulting environmental reports and publications provide adequate documentation of such and are legally sufficient and defensible.

Organizes workload, including planning, scheduling, setting priorities, etc., for the environmental unit of an agency.

Conducts public meetings and public hearings. Answers questions from the public and other interested parties related to social, economic, and environmental impacts of proposed projects.

Represents the agency at meetings with local elected officials, business groups, citizen groups, news media, educational forums, and the affected public to provide information on specialized topics.

Initiates, negotiates and manages contractual agreements with other local, state and federal agencies, consulting firms, and educational institutions.

Directs the review of consultant proposals. Negotiates work and man-hours on consultant proposals.

Directs agency comment on proposed environmental rules and regulations by state and federal agencies.

Meets with consultants to solve project related problems, maintain adherence to schedules and insure a satisfactory product.

Meet with officials and representatives of federal, state, and local government to resolve conflicts regarding program and environmental concerns.

Assists in the preparation of the section's budget by preparing budget projection analysis, including personnel, equipment, travel, and other expenditure needs.