Environmental Scientist – NDEP NV

Company Name: The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Company Website: https://ndep.nv.gov/
Title: Environmental Scientist
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, NV

Description: Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology, and other environmental programs.

This position is within the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation in Carson City. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and preparing written technical responses to submitted reports and documents related to groundwater hydrology studies, pit-lake geochemistry studies, predictive hydrological and geochemical computer models, ecological risk assessments, and geochemical and mineralogical characterization studies for Nevada mine facilities in support of the Bureau’s Regulation Branch and Closure Branch permitting programs. The incumbent serves as lead hydrologist and geochemist for the Bureau, periodically helps train other Bureau and Division employees in aspects of hydrology, geochemistry and modeling, prepares and delivers presentations at technical conferences, and conducts collaborative studies as warranted on selected hydrology and geochemistry topics related to the Bureau’s environmental programs.

The incumbent also periodically reviews permit applications, writes and issues Water Pollution Control Permits and Fact Sheets, reviews monitoring reports, performs mine-site inspections, and determines the compliance of assigned mine facilities with regulations and permit requirements. The incumbent is expected to work in a team environment with Bureau permit writers and inspectors, permittees, local, State, and Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the general public to ensure that all reasonable concerns related to the implementation of the Bureau’s environmental programs are addressed at regulated mine facilities. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator able to create and maintain positive, professional working relationships both internally and externally and will be collaborative and adaptable. Duties may also include mentoring college engineering and science students participating in a Bureau internship program. Occasional travel (up to 10%) may be required. Qualified applicants may be required to submit a writing sample.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and three years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research, planning, and technical support; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
Some positions may require specialized experience which will be identified at the time of the recruitment.

Special Requirements
This position has a 25% travel requirement.
Additional Position Experience
Experience performing hydrological and geochemical computer modeling is required.”

Application Evaluation Exam:

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your computer modeling experience including dates, employer(s), systems and attributes modeled, software codes employed, and the role and level of responsibility you had.
2) Describe your experience performing research, giving presentations, publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, and teaching or training others, in the field of hydrology, chemistry, geological sciences or a related physical science.
3) Do you have experience performing ecological risk assessments on mine pit lakes to evaluate health risks to human, terrestrial and avian life?
4) Are you familiar with the Water Pollution Control statutes and regulations that pertain to Nevada metal mining operations?

Position Type: Full-time
Hours per week: 40

Salary & Benefits: APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY – $52,032.96 to $77,402.16

Application Process: In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.

Phone: (775)684-0147
Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

To apply, go to https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=35876

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied