Water Quality Planner I
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/04/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $29.82 - $37.80 Hourly
EMPLOYER: King County
LOCATION: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA
DIVISION: Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Water and Land Resources Division
THE SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SECTION of the Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) is responsible for providing accurate scientific information to inform important environmental policy and management decisions that protect natural resources and overall quality of life for King County residents. Scientists and technical staff oversee a wide variety of environmental monitoring programs; provide technical support for numerous County capital projects and operating programs; provide expertise on salmon recovery issues, impacts of land use change, restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, water quality and quantity, lake, stream, river and wetland ecology, river and floodplain processes, and marine, nearshore, and estuarine processes. Section scientists collaborate with other agencies in King County and the region to collect, model and interpret information that informs land use, habitat management, sewage treatment, water resource and surface water management decisions. For further detail on the Science & Technical Support Section's programs, please see: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wlr/sections-programs/science-section.aspx.
The person in this position will be responsible for a varied work program of both field and office work under the guidance of senior staff. The person will assist with project implementation in the Science Section, as well as provide support to other sections and divisions, e.g., Stormwater Services Section and Wastewater Treatment Division.
The person selected for this position will be expected to provide technical assistance and services for studies and projects in stream and river ecosystems generally focused on conducting macroinvertebrate, habitat and water quality investigations in King County. The person should have a broad ecological background and experience analyzing and interpreting water quality data. Knowledge and experience with stream ecology, macroinvertebrates, riparian habitat and water quality are necessary, but relevant skills in fisheries, wetlands and amphibians, in addition to aquatic toxicology are also desirable. The applicant will also provide technical support for a variety of water quality projects that range from stormwater quality to contaminant impacts. Applicants should have statistical and data analysis skills, in addition to experience using databases and GIS for spatial analysis and map development.
Work is conducted under the guidance of senior staff and an emphasis is placed on versatility, timely delivery of excellent applied technical products, excellent project management and customer service, strong collaborations with internal and external clients and colleagues on work teams, and excellent oral and written communications skills.
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Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs