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Environmental Program Specialist III

Workplace Alaska

Juneau ,  Alaska

The Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) is recruiting for an Environmental Program Specialist III in the Juneau area. This position is key to the success of the reorganized Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists the department's IT staff in the development of the program's databases to include testing major changes and updates
  • Acts as the PPR Program's web master
  • Assists in the development of the department's position on pending legislation effecting the division and prepares position papers and provides data base information to the program director
  • Serves as the program's representative to the department GIS committee

This position is located in Juneau and is remotely supervised from Anchorage. SPAR recently reorganized and this is a chance to make a positive impact on hazardous spill prevention and response. Juneau's SPAR Division is located in the DEC Building, centrally located in the heart of Down Town Juneau.

The DEC office building is close enough to the Down Town area that in the summer months you can take a nice walk to the downtown area for some sun and local eats! We brag the best food carts for local specialties such as Tracy's Crab Shack and Papa Rods Fish and Chips, both local favorites.

Juneau lies on a small strip of land between sea level and 3800 foot mountains. Main access to Juneau is by sea or by air. There are no roads to Juneau! Juneau is serviced by the Juneau International Airport (JNU) which has one runway and one seaplane landing area. Juneau is also served by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), a ferry service operated by the government of the U.S. state of Alaska for communities in Southeastern Alaska that have no road access. Juneau's harbor is also a port of call for cruise ships!

If you find the position intriguing and wish to discuss your qualifications further, I strongly encourage you to apply. While we are advertising to all applicants eligible for work in the United States we are, unfortunately, not able to offer relocation reimbursement at this time. We look forward to learning more about YOU.

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration.
AND EITHER
One year of first working professional level experience developing knowledge and skills in environmental regulations, pollution control, environmental damage recovery or programs to protect or improve environmental quality. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Program Specialist II with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.
OR
One year of journey professional experience evaluating the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of construction projects; preparing environmental documentation; and determining, negotiating, and monitoring permitted activities. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Impact Analyst II with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.
OR
Two years of journey professional experience in the development, administration, analysis or implementation of programs to manage land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, natural and cultural history, and related surface and subsurface resources of the state. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Specialist II, Forester II, Geologist II, Hydrologist II, Agronomist II, Historian II, Archaeologist II, Fishery Biologist II, Wildlife Biologist II, Habitat Biologist II, Cartographer II, or Planner II with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.

Substitution:
Four years of any combination of experience in environmental or scientific field work, sampling, and analysis; environmental regulation compliance; site remediation; emergency response; hydrologic or geologic studies; environmental planning; or environmental engineering and post-secondary education in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration from an accredited college (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month) will substitute for the required degree.

Special Note:
Physical science includes fields such as chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, etc.



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