Current Employment Opportunity

Environmental Quality Compliance Specialist
Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$19.61 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

Under general supervision, provide programmatic and technical support to supervisor and program staff related to program and project management activities within the Section.  Gather, compile and evaluate a wide range of information and organize and coordinate a wide range of activities within the various cleanup programs in the Section.  Prepare routine correspondence or technical information on site assessment work, contaminant investigations and remedial actions related to various environmental cleanup programs, and geologic/hydrogeologic characterizations and ground water monitoring plans associated with solid and hazardous waste permitting programs.

  • Enter, track, report and maintain various programmatic and project status information related to site assessment projects, contaminant investigation and remedial action sites, and geological/hydrogeological and groundwater monitoring activities at permitted solid and hazardous waste sites to allow for efficient operation of the various programs within the Section and to monitor and track the progress of meeting compliance deadlines.
  • Assist project managers with site assessment work conducted in the Superfund Pre Remedial and Brownfields assessment programs. Accompany project manager on field oversight activities.  Review and interpret the collected environmental data and ensure that site assessment reports are prepared in accordance with EPA and NDEQ guidance.
  • Educate, interact with, and respond to the regulated community, consultants, and public about program statutes, regulations, and written guidance procedures. Represent the Agency at meetings and in daily contacts with the public.
  • Assist in writing, editing and reviewing standard operating procedures (SOPs), checklists and guidance related to Section programs.
  • Investigates, evaluates and responds to citizen complaints.

Post high school education with major coursework in biological, physical or environmental science plus one year of work experience in a related area such as ecology, geology, hydrology, waste treatment plant operation, etc. OR five years work experience directly related to the field of environmental pollution control.

OTHER: Completion of DHHS Water Well Monitoring Certification and OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Training required within 6 months of employment - Participation in the agency’s Medical Monitoring Program - Valid Driver’s License or ability to provide independent transportation - Overnight travel required approximately 10% of the time - Ability to lift 20 pounds – Ability to climb 8 ft. ladders - Regular and reliable attendance required.

PREFERRED: Experience in: Focusing on significant technical and regulatory issues and resolving issues – Managing multiple projects/priorities and reviewing plans/reports and writing review comments - Work experience pertaining to one or more of the programs listed above - Experience working for a regulatory agency in one or more of the programs listed above.

Knowledge of: Principles of natural science as related to environmental control; basic procedures used in sampling and related data collection; methods, procedures and purpose of investigation and analysis; concepts of waste treatment and disposal practices.

Skill in: Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheets is essential. Experience with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and Arc View/GIS is preferred. 

Ability to: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials, and the general public; plan and organize work effectively; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interpret and apply technical information, standards, regulations, and laws.

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