Central Arkansas Water (CAW), the largest drinking water utility in the state, is looking to hire a Natural Resource Specialist (NRS) to join the Watershed Management Team and help with conservation efforts of the utility's more than 13,500 acres of property and 10,000+ acres of source water reservoirs.
The NRS will have a multi-faceted role which will have them assisting in the development and implementation of broad-scale, long-term monitoring and data collection programs on forested and non-forested lands and in aquatic habitats; analyzing, preparing, and presenting technical information and reports; assisting with the development and review of contractual documents and coordinating with and overseeing specialized consultants, contractors, and partners performing work in the utilities two watersheds; assisting with watershed land conservation and acquisition activities; building program support within and outside the utility; seeking funding/financial support for projects; and serving as a member of the CAW Fire Support and Safety Team (prescribed fire).
Benefits include 100% employee coverage for health and dental, highly competitive salaries with regular pay increases, 11 paid holidays, 22 PTO days at entry, gym and wellness reimbursements, full tuition reimbursement (not on previous education) for up to 2 new degrees, health savings accounts, and retirement, among others.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Science, or Natural Resource Management, or other related science
degree; two (2) years of experience in field-based research techniques and monitoring; experience managing projects related to natural
resource management or watershed management; excellent communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills with the ability to
successfully work with diverse groups of people.
Master’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Science, or Natural Resource Management, or other related science
degree; two (2) years of project management experience involving leading, planning, and implementing natural resource or watershed
management initiatives; experience operating a truck and trailer, boat; knowledge of various aquatic sampling techniques for physical,
chemical, and biological components; knowledge of various forestry measurement techniques and plant/tree identification; knowledge
of the Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations; knowledge of drinking water quality principles, practices, and improvement strategies and
related public health regulations and practices.
Must be 21 years old or older.
Must have a good driving record.
Must maintain a cell phone with texting capabilities
Possess or obtain the Arkansas Water Treatment Grade 4 License, preferably within two years of hire.
For the full job posting, list of KSAs, and the application go to: http://www.carkw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Appl-NaturalResourceSpec-Inter2018.pdf