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Environmental Specialist 3 (Abandoned Mine Lands)

Job Title: 
Environmental Specialist 3 (Abandoned Mine Lands)
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Location: 
Vinton County, Ohio
Description: 

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for an Environmental Specialist 3 within the Division of Mineral Resources Management headquartered at the Zalenski DNR Office, assigned to Vinton county. The address is 29731 Wheelabout Road, McArthur, OH 45651. To learn more about the Division of Mineral Resources Management please visit http://minerals.ohiodnr.gov/.

What you will do…

As lead worker performs environmental investigations and oversight activities for lower level environmental specialists and other staff, and coordinates lower level staff activities (e.g., investigations, project development, project construction, etc.)
Conducts AML complaint investigations and watershed and site investigations to evaluate potential mine-related problems & screens/reviews sites for program eligibility.
Prepares project-specific environmental assessment or categorical exclusion for each approved & funded project
Serves as project coordinator for innovative reclamation techniques and special project, reviews and ensures completion of technical documents, letters, and plans prepared by lower level staff
Prepares grants & supplemental documents (e.g. project narratives & proposals) to obtain state and federal funding of abandoned mine lands sites which includes planning & scheduling field reviews of proposed sites with engineers to collect data, meeting with engineers.
What’s in it for you…

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires travel; may work outside exposed to varying weather conditions; may be exposed to toxic &/or hazardous substances; may be exposed to heights.

Qualifications

Completion of undergraduate core coursework in environmentally-related discipline; 3 yrs. relevant programmatic exp.
-Or 2 yrs. relevant programmatic experience as Environmental Supervisor, 85865.
-Or 7 yrs. relevant programmatic exp.
-Or combination of education in environmentally focused discipline or other job-related discipline & specific programmatic experience equaling 7 yrs. Additionally, for the Department of Transportation only, the following options may apply:
-Or completion of graduate core coursework in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology, geography or other comparable physical or health science field or mathematics, history or archaeology with training to be commensurate with duties to be assigned; 1 yr. trg. or 1 yr. exp. in position involving geology, hydrogeology, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science &/or other comparable physical or health science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning &/or mathematics, history or archaeology. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned.
-Or completion of undergraduate core coursework in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology, geography or other comparable physical or health science field or mathematics, history or archaeology with training to be commensurate with duties to be assigned; 2 yrs. trg. or 2 yrs. exp. in position involving geology, hydrogeology, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science &/or other comparable physical or health science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning &/or mathematics, history or archaeology. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned.
-Or 5 yrs. trg. or 5 yrs. exp. in position involving geology, hydrogeology, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science &/or other comparable physical or health science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning &/or mathematics, history or archaeology. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned.
-Or 12 mos. exp as an Environmental Specialist 2, 85862
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Note: For all positions involved in field work, applicants must be able to provide own transportation. New employees in OEPA's solid waste program, excluding those in the solid waste planning unit, must obtain a sanitarian-in-training certificate during their probationary period.

Knowledge of: employee training & development*; lead work; safety practices (MSHA annual training*); agency policies & procedures (department, division, AML procedures)*; government structure & process (federal, state, local)*; natural sciences (geology, natural resources, environmental science, hydrology); law (applicable state &/or federal laws, rules, regulations & standards relative to environmental control &/or public health area assigned [AML], ORC 1513-1514)*. Skilled in: word processing (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); equipment operation (laboratory sampling &/or surveying equipment, telephone, computer, calculator, fax, copier, GPS, water quality meter, clinometer, level, compass). Ability to: understand technical field of study & research, analyze & interpret &/or compile complex scientific/ technical data (e.g., geology, natural resources, environmental science, hydrology); calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; prepare & maintain detailed, comprehensive reports & documents; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; cooperate with/lead co-workers & establish & maintain favorable public relations with government & academic institution officials, public, legislators, industry representatives & private Citizens.

(*)Developed after employment.

COMPETENCIES: Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards; Getting Information; Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, & Subordinates

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Ritu Bhatnagar, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or ritu.bhatnagar@dnr.ohio.gov.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Application Instructions: 
Please apply if you determine you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, please fill out your application FULLY! Answer each question as an individual question and provide DETAILS as to EXACTLY how you qualify by using the position description as your guide.
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