This position is located in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) – Watershed Protection Branch. The incumbent in this position manages the Drinking Water Permitting Unit that is responsible for the reviews of EPD permitted public drinking water systems. Other responsibilities are determining whether proposed municipal public drinking water systems meet all criteria described in EPD rules as well as minimum standards for drinking water systems as well as planning multi-tiered approach to program implementation. The successful applicant must be able to apply engineering judgment and knowledge of water treatment technologies to determine whether to grant or modify a permit to operate a drinking water system in Georgia and work with other units in EPD and other state and federal agencies to manage the complete Drinking Water Permitting and Regulatory review process. This position will require in-state travel, interaction with drinking water professionals and organizations, general public, water system operators, state inspectors and other state and federal regulatory managers. Excellent communication and team leading skills are vital and Include both verbal and written proficiency.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Engineering (Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Sanitary) or related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of professional experience in environmental enforcement, environmental health, environmental monitoring, environmental protection or environmental research.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preference may be given to applicants with: Knowledge of drinking water regulations and/or drinking water system operation Experience in successfully leading and managing teams, units, or organizations in improving processes Familiarity with regulatory processes, rule promulgation, rule interpretation and implementation
If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address highlighted below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the following address: Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division ATTN: Arveeta Turner 2 MLK Jr. Drive Suite 1456, East Tower Atlanta, GA 30334 JobsAtEPD@dnr.ga.gov