Current Employment Opportunity

Environmental Quality Section Supervisor
Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$28.07 - $42.11 Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

This position will supervise a staff who will develop and implement the Clean Water Act (CWA) 404 program for Waters of the US.  This position will be responsible for developing, writing, editing, and revising the 404 program submittal to US EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers, along with all the supporting materials needed for the program submittal.  Stakeholder group assistance and input will be needed as a key part of the 404 program submittal.

  • Supervise Section program staff, support staff, including temporary employee.  Duties include conducting performance evaluations, personnel issues, assigning duties, daily huddles, scheduling and monitoring work, hiring.
  • Develop, oversee, review, write, edit, revise all 404 program description and supporting material for program submittal to EPA and Corps of Engineers.   
  • Represent agency and present information at public, stakeholder, interagency, national workgroup (etc.) meetings related to the development and implementation of the 404 program and other agency activities.
  • Manage 404 program budget, approve payment of bills, assign workloads and projects based on budget availability.
  • Analyzes data, statistics, charts and tables to prepare reports, technical papers or correspondence for presentation to the general public and/or the regulated community.
  • Meets with federal, State and local government representatives and the general public to explain environmental quality program policies and programs.
  • Develops and reviews contracts and grant proposals relating to specific projects within the scope of the agency and assigned section.
  • Uses advanced statistical and computer modeling techniques to interpret environmental quality data and writes reports to identify problems and pollution abatement alternatives.
  • Reviews EPA and US Corps of Engineers guidance documents, memorandums, Federal Register notices, federal and State regulations, professional journals and trade magazines to keep abreast of emerging issues.
  • Leads a team to prepare and present environmental seminars, events, workshops and public information sessions that aid in the education of the public regarding environmental regulations and policies.

Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience that will enable an individual to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Master’s degree in life sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, chemistry, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field plus 2 years of experience or coursework in the related field preferred.


Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, chemistry, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field plus 4 years of work experience or coursework in a related field.

OTHER:  Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent transportation; Ability to travel 30 % of the time with occasional overnight stays; ability to lift 20 pounds; ability to climb, bend and stoop; ability to work in outdoor temperature extremes; ability to walk on uneven terrains, regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge of: the principles of ecology, geology and hydrology; biological, physical and chemical sciences; statistical and analytical methods; word processing, spreadsheet and database management computer software.

Skill in: communicating with individuals and groups with varying technical backgrounds to collect and relay information; listening to and understanding others; prioritizing workloads; using analytical judgment to make decisions; public speaking and providing presentations.

Ability to: learn and apply local, State and federal environmental laws, regulations and standards; learn, apply and uphold agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials and with the general public; read and interpret topographic and geologic maps; organize, analyze and interpret data to draw conclusions and prepare reports and technical papers; use computers and other tools for data storage and analysis.

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