JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing environmental and water quality technical assistance to local governments, organizations, and individuals. This position involves interaction with local governments, farmers, and stakeholders throughout an 18-county region. The position is in charge of water quality project planning, grant funding, and implementation. The position will make sure the scope of the project is sound, reporting is completed regularly, and the project is staying on the approved schedule and budget. The SGRC is a regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency providing services in transportation, environmental, and local community planning; workforce training; aging services; GIS mapping; IT support services; small business loans; and community and economic development.
- Performs local and regional environmental project management and planning duties, environmental studies, and assessments.
- Develops and implements plans and pitches ideas related to environmental concerns for the region, including water quality best management practices for agriculture, residential, and municipal uses.
- Meets with government officials, conservation groups, business leaders, farmers, and educators regarding water quality opportunities within the region; participates in local meetings and conferences concerning environmental issues.
- Develops educational and promotional materials for available programs within the region.
- Identifies problematic and potentially problematic environmental and water quality issues within the region.
- Participates in field work, including water sampling and photography.
- Helps source and secure funding from regional, state and federal sources to ensure continued improvements to regional water quality.
- Performs budget analysis and time allocation associated with grant opportunities in order to ensure timely completion of tasks.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
- Knowledge of regional planning and environmental planning techniques and methods.
- Knowledge of project management techniques including, but not limited to: adherence to budgets, adherence to contract requirements, ability to manage multiple similar projects at once.
- Knowledge of research processes and statistical analysis and interpretation.
- Knowledge of commission policies and procedures.
- Skill in conducting related research.
- Skill in preparing and presenting planning reports in public settings.
- Skill in operating a personal computer and various software programs.
- Skill in developing and implementing programs.
- Skill in operating standard office equipment and cameras.
- Skill in oral and written communication and interpersonal relations.
PREFERRED SKILLS: The preferred candidate will also possess the following skills:
- Knowledge of GPS equipment operation.
- Knowledge of public administration and government jurisdiction interrelationships.
- Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal regulations, laws, and funding sources.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Transportation and Environmental Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor reviews completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include the stormwater regulations, erosion and sedimentation regulations, and Department of Natural resources rules and regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied project management and planning duties. The variety and number of projects and the need for sensitivity to political, social, and economic factors contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to provide professional project management and planning support for the commission’s environmental and water quality activities. Successful performance contributes to an improved quality of life for area residents.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, representatives of member governments, farmers, industry representatives, relevant state and federal agency officials, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, provide services, and resolve problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects and distinguishes between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, irritating chemicals, and contagious or infectious diseases. Work occasionally requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None.
o Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
o Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Successful candidate must have excellent ability to produce written narrative, be a self-starter, and be willing to work independently (and in teams) and meet deadlines. Candidate should have excellent computer skills, including those needed for social media networking. Successful candidate should be familiar with the SGRC and our various programs and activities found on our website at www.sgrc.us
This position is based in our Valdosta, GA office. This position is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) position. Candidates should submit cover letter, resume (or statement of class work), writing sample, and references to: Corey Hull, SGRC, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Driver’s License, MVR, drug test required. EOE. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.