Environmental Scientist II-III (Consultant Management Scientist)-South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Transportation
Pierre, South Dakota
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Full time Positions
$23.81 ($49,715.28) - $34.52 ($72,077.76) per hour; depending on knowledge, skills and abilities
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Job ID: 9666  Agency: Department of Transportation; Division of Planning and Engineering   Salary: $23.81 ($49,715.28) - $34.52 ($72,077.76) per hour; depending on knowledge, skills and abilities   Pay Grade: ES2 - ES3 For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit http://www.sddot.com/. This position will administer consultant work orders and be the responsible manager for various consultant projects in the Environmental Section office. The incumbent is responsible for directing the consultant's work, answering questions and making sure project schedules are met; and will also administer the development and maintenance for the Environmental tracking database and the Environmental Procedures Manual. This is an office position with occasional travel to attend various inspections, meetings, etc. on projects the incumbent is coordinating; and will also assist in final environmental document reviews for various projects. Work activity also involves occasional work in an outdoor environment in all kinds of weather and around traffic. Typically a 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday, although hours may vary during the active construction season. Qualifications of the successful applicant will determine the environmental scientist classification level assigned. Salary will be set depending on qualifications.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Only applicants with a bachelor's degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or related field will be considered. At least two (2) years of applicable experience preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents; and three (3) to seven (7) years of environmental consulting experience are preferred. Prior work experience with the NEPA and transportation decision-making in a federal, state, or local permitting occupation will assist the candidate in succeeding at this position is desirable. Knowledge of: -the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related Federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations and permitting requirements, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and other compliance regulations under NEPA; -environmental planning and environmental sciences such as biological resources, physical resources, and social resources; -practices and principles of project management; -Department of Transportation policies and procedures (preferred but not required). Skill to: -interpret, understand, and implement state and federal laws and rules and SDDOT standards, policies, and procedures; -prepare scopes of work, budgets, proposals, and schedules; -establish and maintain productive interagency and interdisciplinary relationships; -effectively plan, prioritize, and organize work and project details to meet schedules and deadlines and respond and adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities; -prepare clear and concise documentation, reports, and correspondence that reflects relative facts. Ability to: -demonstrate organizational, analytical, and document management skills with the ability to work in a team environment with strong multi-tasking skills; -to work on more than one project at a time, meeting tight deadlines; -communicate effectively; -demonstrate confidence in decision-making and provide expertise to clients and peers; -safely move, drag, lift 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 90 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance); -walk, sit and stand for extended periods of time; -routinely reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/workbenefits.aspx. Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/yacprdbl South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 500 East Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344 "An Equal Opportunity Employer"
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