$18.35 - $32.63 Hourly
$38,168.00 - $67,870.40 Annually
OPENING DATE: 11/23/11
CLOSING DATE: 12/06/11 11:59 PM
DEPARTMENT: Department of Environment
LOCATION: Santa Fe (City)
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to supervise the Monitoring Team of the Surface Water Quality Bureau. This position is responsible for technical staff that will monitor New Mexico streams
and lakes to determine impairment in order to meet federal Clean Water Act requirements and Environmental Protection Agency grant commitments.
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may
collect, synthesize, study, report and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water and other sources.
Nature of Work
Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment by identifying problems and finding solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population. They analyze measurements
or observations of air, food, water, and soil to determine the way to clean and preserve the environment. Understanding the issues involved in protecting the environment degradation, conservation, recycling, and replenishment is central to the work of environmental
scientists. They often use this understanding to design and monitor waste disposal sites, preserve water supplies, and reclaim contaminated land and water. They also write risk assessments, describing the likely affect of construction and other environmental
changes; write technical proposals; and give presentations to managers and regulators.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Distinguishing Characteristics of Levels
Note: Examples of Work are intended to be cumulative for each progressively higher level of work. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning other duties
which are reasonably within the scope of the duties.
Employees in this Role determine adverse and beneficial environmental, social, and economic effects of highway proposals, archaeological sites and excavations.
Employees coordinate environmental and archaeological activities with project development and design; analyze and generate procedural changes; determine manpower needs; review and authorize mitigation contracts
for ongoing and completed projects; assemble data for planning; engage in or monitor research; develop public information programs; assist management in planning objectives, budget, records, and reports; prepare complex scientific reports and advanced analysis
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of work experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality
Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources.
Employment Requirements: Must Possess and maintain a valid New Mexico
If you have indicated in your application that you have an education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to the application. Your application
may not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information.
Statutory Requirements: N/A
Knowledge & Skills
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions,
danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of
various goods and services.
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal,
and human life.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation
of customer satisfaction.
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-
atomic structures and processes.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Working Conditions: Work is done in an office setting with outdoor
field work during the survey period (March-November). This position requires working in or around water in all weather conditions and occasional hiking through rough terrain to remote sample locations and/or lifting heavy equipment. Working long hours to meet
deadlines and travel are required.
Conditions of Employment: Working Conditions for individual positions
in this classification will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Default FLSA Status: Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different
at the agency level based on the agency’s utilization of the position.
Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered by a collective bargaining