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Watershed Coordinator


Posted 05/05/2021
County Story
Location countywide ,Iowa
Salary $48,880.00 - $59,592.00 Annually
Deadline 05/18/2021


Description
Summary Description

Performs difficult administrative work coordinating the administrative and technical functions necessary to coordinate water quality improvements in Story County as directed by the Watershed Assessment Working Group; addresses areas of environmental concern including but not limited to agriculture, municipal and residential water quality issues, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Conservation Director.

Job Duties/Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the Story County Watershed Assessment Implementation Plan, including water quality monitoring plan.
  • Works with Story County departments and stakeholders to assist in implementation of water quality improvement goals and support Watershed Management Authorities.
  • Researches, plans and conducts informational and educational programs to raise the public's awareness of concerns in the watershed and encourages implementation of effective practices; coordinates and involves public and local project decision-makers regarding the critical issues and concerns affecting the project resources.
  • Evaluates past accomplishments and prioritizes future project activities, involving County staff and board members, stakeholders and other community and agency partners.
  • Seeks outside funding, including grants, to implement water quality improvement goals.
  • Provides administrative support and management to maintain quality control and to maximize communication with and involvement of local advisors and state and local staff of participating agencies; reviews the Implementation Plan annually and creates an annual plan of operation and budget in cooperation with staff and stakeholders.
  • May develop resource management/conservation plans and implement best management practices that are designed to maintain or improve the quality of the targeted water resources.
  • May serve as alternate county representative on Watershed Management Authorities.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in agriculture, natural resources or related field and considerable experience in the water quality field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical & Environmental Characteristics

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and lifting, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling and repetitive motions; no special vision is required; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities. This work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to vibration and exposure to blood-borne pathogens which may require specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). 



Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in agriculture, natural resources or related field and considerable experience in the water quality field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To Apply
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/storyia/jobs/3063157/watershed-coordinator?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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