Employment Postings

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This position will lead the development and management of the statewide monitoring, assessment and applied science program for harmful algal blooms (HAB) and associated algal toxins, including state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques.  This position will lead coordination and communication on HAB issues among Water Quality, Fisheries, Drinking Water and Groundwater, Office of Great Lakes and Parks, as well as field staff and external partners, such as DHS, EPA, USGS and local health departments and drinking water systems. The position will also coordinate and lead implementation of other field-based special projects related to water quality monitoring and assessment. Application deadline is 5/14/18.

Position performs planning/technical services that meet the standards of Natural Resources Conservation Services including, but not limited to: contacting landowners, conservation planning, design, and laying out of conservation practices, serving a primary contact for FPP, assisting with FPP compliance issues, and assisting with Conservation Planning and Nutrient Management. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 Some of the task inclue: Develops conservation plans by scheduling practices that protect, conserve, and enhance natural resources. Displays a strong understanding of state and federal conservation programs available to landowners. Advises landowners on conservation practice options that address natural resource concerns on their land. Effectively communicates programs and technical and financial options available to landowners to address the resource concerns. Provides technical support to certified conservation planners by collecting data and utilizing tools and equipment available through the field office.

Job responsibilites include but are not limited to, develop controls for identified hazards, coordinate the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis. Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries. Establish and administer EH&S procedure and safety programs throughout the corporation at multiple work sites located throughout the United States. Develop controls for identified hazards, coordinate the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis. Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries. No application deadline indicated.

This exciting opportunity for an Environmental Scientist will provide services with one of our top clients to provide environmental expertise. This role is focused on NEPA compliance documentation (primarily CEs, but could include EAs) and all supporting documents, reports and permits. The position will work directly with the Environmental Science Team Leader to prepare, and assist with the preparation of, environmental planning documents and permit applications. No application deadline indicated.

This position provides environmental engineering support to the plant on air, water and waste issues. It also monitors and maintains environmental programs as assigned to ensure compliance in accordance with federal/state/local regulations. Application deadline not indicated. 

The Extension Program Specialist will work closely with the Water Quality Program Manager and the Conservation Learning Group to assist in the coordination, creation and delivery of communication and outreach programming, materials, publications, evaluation, and reporting related to water quality and flood reduction projects. The incumbent will assist with the development of water quality education and outreach, agricultural and conservation professional training, farmer field days and on-farm education; facilitate improved communication planning and social media relations with farmers, water quality professionals and others affiliated with the projects. Apply by 5/20/18.

We are searching for a Project Scientist to make significant and creative contributions to develop and implement integrated watershed modeling approaches aimed at characterizing the age of water and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in response to changing climatic conditions, and collaborate with a team of hydrologists, environmental engineers and limnologists to develop a sampling plan for DOC in mountain watersheds in California and potentially around the world. Application deadline is 6/30/18.

Job responsibilites include but are not limited to, assessment of the development and potential of programs, regarding operating effectiveness and fiscal strategy. Assist with program development and grant writing on water resources research and management. Serve as the Director’s proxy to approve administrative documents, assist grant PIs, and serve as financial liaison with campus units. Comply with all Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects; assist staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports. Perform additional duties to enhance the mission of IWRC/IISG as needed. Application deadline is 5/11/18.

In this position, your focus will be on design work within our water resources team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a fresh Bachelor's or Master's grad that is looking to dive into design work and get started with a growing firm.  You will be involved in numerous phases of projects from design to client interactions so you will be able to grow and expand, Apply ASAP.

Professional and technical position responsible for performing storm water management related work in the field and office and on a variety of public works projects. The work is performed under the genreal direction of a higher-level engineer but considerable leeway is granted for the excercise of independent judgment and initiative.

Job duties include but are not limited to, Determines and assesses environmental risk and develops regulatory documentation of results. Performs hazardous waste site inspections and recommends appropriate action to management in compliance with regulations. Reviews and develops appropriate recommendations regarding planned expansion, modification or closure of facilities which affect environmental discharges, emissions, and hazardous materials. Serves as Project Manager or technical expert on large/complex environmental projects (e.g., compliance, remediation, or reclamation) No application deadline indciated.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated professional engineering experience and Project Management experience addressing both rural and urban water resources and water quality projects in Iowa.  An individual applying for this position must understand, be conversant and be technically competent with the biological, ecological and limnological concepts related to water quality and water resources. The individual must have an aptitude to tackle new and challenging issues as well as demonstrate the abilities to work independently, prepare technical reports with moderate guidance, and apply reasoning skills to reach technical conclusions. Application deadline not indicated.

You will have an opportunity to lead a variety of projects in Central Iowa as we continue to deliver sound solutions for our clients.  The successful candidate will serve as lead engineer on multiple projects managing technical quality, schedule, client communication, staff coordination, business development, and project scoping. Apply ASAP.

Identify and promote stewardship practices that will engage local producers within the West Fork of Crooked Creek Watershed to improve soil health and water quality. Work with producers/landowners to implement and retain Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) practices within the designated project watershed in Keokuk and Washington Counties. Enhance partnerships and identify key roles to help increase education and outreach efforts in order to implement and retain NRS practices within the watershed. Application deadline not indicated.

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