Scientist- Adaptive Management Program: Helena, MT

Montana DEQ
Helena, MT
Job Category
Full time Positions
$47,046.00 - 67,579.00
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
We are looking for an Adaptive Management Program Scientist to join our team in the Water Quality Planning Bureau of the Water Quality Division. This position’s main focus is to develop and review Adaptive Management Plans through DEQ’s Adaptive Management Program (AMP). The AMP Scientist will review, verify, and approve Adaptive Management Plans, which include implementation of water quality monitoring and watershed improvement activities for pollutant load reductions. The AMP Scientist position supports DEQ’s mission to assure that water quality is maintained & improved so that state waters can support all their beneficial uses. Primary responsibilities of this position include: Reviewing submitted Adaptive Management Plans based on criteria established in rule and providing feedback to permittees; Analyzing water quality data, pollutant source information, and proposed improvement activities; Evaluating Adaptive Management Plans, including watershed monitoring and nonpoint source pollution reduction activities for scientific rigor and potential for implementation; Coordinate proactively with other internal DEQ program personnel and external stakeholders to provide guidance and promote submission of approvable Adaptive Management Plans; Documenting watershed improvements where the AMP is active and evaluating the existing plans in an adaptive fashion. At the Department of Environmental Quality, our ultimate goal is to champion a healthy environment for a thriving Montana. DEQ employees are the heart of our organization. We value the people and invest in their professional growth, promoting a culture of cross-agency collaboration as we find solutions to the environmental challenges we face. DEQ values – leadership, accountability, customer service, efficiency, excellence, and decision making – are fundamental to our work. Come be a part of the Department of Environmental Quality! The Adaptive Management Program Scientist position includes a career ladder for professional development and pay progression.
-Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Aquatic Biology, Geology, Limnology, Hydrology, Natural Resource Management, or a closely related field -Three years of work experience in aquatic science, hydrology, water quality planning, water or environmental resource management, nonpoint source pollution prevention, or a closely related field -Preferred working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems -Current valid Driver’s License and clean driving record in accordance with State of Montana Vehicle Use Policy
Contact Person
Christina Lipetzky
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