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Environmental Specialist - Iowa DNR
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Environmental Specialist - Iowa DNR
(Added 1/9/2023)

The Department of Natural Resources encourages all applicants to upload a current resume and cover letter to their online application.

Join The Team!

Are you ready to assist the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in furthering its mission of: Conserving and enhancing our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations?

If yes - we are seeking a Water Supply Operations team member to help protect our drinking water in the State of Iowa and ensure public health for all communities. Join us on our journey to become a role model for public service nationwide! Careers with the DNR enjoy a culture of meaningful and satisfying work.

What We're Looking for in You!

This role will allow individuals to contribute their experience and knowledge towards fulfilling our mission through their behaviors and actions demonstrating the DNR’s Guiding Principles of Accountability, Collaboration, Continuous Improvement, Customer Focus, Data-Based Decisions, Empowerment, Integrity, Long-Term Thinking, Mutual Respect, Results/Outcome Orientation, and Valuing Employees.

Describe in your resume and cover letter how you demonstrate the Guiding Principles & Critical Job Competencies, can perform the Essential Functions, and have education/experience transferable to the Job Description.  Applicants are encouraged to attach a resume and cover letter to best describe their past experience and education.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This pivotal role brings value to Iowa’s safe drinking water by reviewing compliance data and requiring change with updated agreements in the water supply operation permit.  Also, this position will work with the field office and technical assistance provided to make sure the water supplies provide water that meets all federal and state requirements. 

This position will draft and revise operation permits for public water supplies (PWS), to ensure that all water supplies have valid permits that comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), state rules, guidance, and policies. The position will provide technical assistance to the PWS to assist in compliance with the drinking water rules. Assists in the development, implementation, and review of rules, policies, and procedures.

This position will be responsible for reviewing analytical results from PWS to determine compliance with monitoring requirements, Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL), health advisories, treatment techniques, and other applicable rules, guidance, and policy. The position will issue violations accordingly and will work with water supplies and field office staff as needed to facilitate a return of the PWS to compliance in a timely manner. The position will complete referral packages to recommend legal action for PWS and other applicable conditions of the operating permit.

Duties will require the input and management of information through the use of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) and other databases, the retrieval of data in response to inquiries, and the preparation of reports and other communications; these duties will require the use of multiple systems, MS Office Suite, and Google Workspace.

Essential Functions:

Critical Job Competencies

Competency Requirements - Accountability, Attention to Detail, Communication Skills, Computer Skills, Customer Focus, High Productivity, Interpersonal Skills, Integrity, Problem Solving, Project Management, Self-Management, and Team Player.

What You Get From Us:

The starting salary for new state (Executive Branch) employees is expected to be at the base of the pay range. Additional salary increases may occur after the first six months, and then annually (if applicable). Visit the DAS website for more benefit information.

For more information about DNR Employment Opportunities and position specific notices, please visit the DNR Employment website.

The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Iowa DNR Mission:

To conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

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