Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Research Associate III Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). The position is located at Scott Air Force Base in Saint Clair County, Illinois.
RESPONSIBILITIES The candidate will help manage Clean Water Act programs within the context of the Air Force Environmental Management System (EMS) and as implemented by the states and local jurisdictions. He or she will conduct open channel water flow analyses and modeling, evaluate floodplain mapping, conduct hydrologic/hydraulic analyses and prepare drainage plans. The successful candidate will design and implement drainage design and flood damage reduction projects with an emphasis on low impact development. He or she will also review and validate concept designs, scopes of work, and other documents related to stormwater hydrology and permitting. The successful candidate will use independent judgment, observations and field reports to provide recommendations to installation personnel for updates to Clean Water Act plans to ensure environmental compliance. He or she will oversee the implementation of domestic and industrial wastewater treatment and disposal.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, engineering, or a related discipline and six years of experience supporting water quality compliance programs. A M.S. degree and three years of experience in a related field may be substituted. The successful candidate must have knowledge of and experience implementing Clean Water Act programs and water quality regulations, as well as experience with channel development, cross-drainage, storm drains, detention/retention basins, lift stations, and other flood control infrastructures. He or she must be able to pass the DoD background check for an AF Common Access Card (CAC). Candidates must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization and knowledge of Air Force Instructions, directives, guidance, and environmental regulations and processes. Candidates should have experience with drainage and storm water management techniques, as well as knowledge and experience with flood risk reduction projects, natural channel design and low impact development. Experience with stormwater modeling, preferably Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System, is preferred. Knowledge of and experience with EMS is desired. Experience with the Air Force Enterprise Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management Information Systems (EESOH-MIS) or other compliance tracking programs is also a plus.
The federal government and DoD require personnel who access their installations, buildings, and computer systems to have, at minimum, a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NAC-I). Because the work of this position is physically located at a government/military site, the successful candidate will have a NAC-I performed. Candidates with existing NAC-I are preferred, as an existing NAC-I will quickly qualify the successful candidate to “process-in” for work at a government facility, work on a computer, gain the required access to designated government buildings and obtain a CAC.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may at times require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
SALARY Continuation of position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for stormwater compliance program support efforts at Scott Air Force Base.
BENEFITS Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 9% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should view the full position announcement and apply online at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than March 16, 2014, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The annual Fire and Safety Update and University Drug/Alcohol Policy booklet informs the University Community about important procedures, policies, crime prevention programs and crime statistics. A copy of the booklet may be found online (http://police.colostate.edu/pdfs/2011-Safety-Report.pdf), or a paper copy can be requested by contacting the Colorado State University Police Department at (970) 491-1160.