Ecologist /Hydrologist-Vermont

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
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Job Title: Environmental Analyst IV (Limited Service) Job ID: 623864 Location: Montpelier Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular Shift: N/A Regular/Temporary: Classified Hourly Rate: 23.040000 Posting Date: 08/30/2018 Pay Grade: 23 Position Number: 660452 Application Deadline: 09/16/2018 Department: Environmental Conservation This position, Environmental Analyst IV (Job Opening #623864), is open to all State employees and external applicants. Instructions For Applicants: Please include a cover letter with your application (upload your resume & cover letter as one document) that addresses the following the qualifications: • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to convey technical information to lay audiences. • Ability to work with a wide variety of people with potentially competing interests. • Experience with use of a variety of statistical software and performing hydrologic and/or hydraulic analysis. • Knowledge of the components of the natural flow regime and environmental flow principles. • A high level of comfort working in and around rivers and streams and around dams and other infrastructure, sometimes under adverse weather conditions. Please Note: This is a Limited Service position currently funded through 6/30/19 and is intended to be extended out for 5 years to 6/30/2023 based on our projected hydro relicensing work and funding. Positions issued as limited service can be budgeted each year and extended accordingly based on the program needs and funding. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jeff Crocker at (802) 490-6151 or Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. Overview The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation – Rivers Program has an opening for an Environmental Analyst. The analyst will join a team of engineers and scientists working to protect and restore Vermont's rivers, river corridors and floodplains, and will be a key member of DEC's watershed management team. This position is located within the Rivers Program's Streamflow Protection Section, which has primary responsibility for several of the Agency of Natural Resources’ regulatory and non-regulatory programs, including: • Hydroelectric power certification and compliance • Water withdrawal permitting • Natural streamflow protection and restoration, • River restoration and dam removal • Lake and reservoir water level regulation. The Section works closely and collaboratively with other units of the Agency, including wetlands, fisheries, dam safety and river corridor and floodplain management. This will be a demanding position because the staff hydrologist must use his/her technical knowledge to help guide local, state, and federal agencies and organizations in project review and design assistance to ensure projects achieve water quality and hazard mitigation objectives. Analysis of data, site investigations, and application of hydrology and engineering principles are all necessary to successfully accomplish this objective. To view the full job specifications for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field. OR Master's degree or higher in an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field. OR Two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst III.
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