COASTAL HABITAT SPECIALIST

The State of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

State of New Hampshire Job Posting

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

WATER DIVISION / WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BUREAU

29 HAZEN DRIVE, CONCORD NH 03301

COASTAL HABITAT SPECIALIST

Position #9T3293

$24.90 p/h – $33.47 p/h

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Water Division, Watershed Management Bureau has a full time vacancy for a Coastal Habitat Specialist

Summary:

Implements and supports detailed studies of the environment relating to tidal wetlands and coastal habitats, coordinates with organizations to plan and implement projects to restore coastal habitats. This position is based at the Department of Environmental Services -Portsmouth Field Office.

YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNTS – Under a recent change to the rules, an applicants relevant experience now counts towards formal education degrees referenced below! See Per 405.1 .

18 Months of additional relevant experience = Associates degree

36 Months of additional relevant experience = Bachelors degree

54 Months of additional relevant experience = Masters degree

MIMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelors degree from a recognized college or university with major study in environmental science, natural resources, environmental engineering, hydrology, resource management, environmental law, biology, forestry, wildlife, chemistry, community development/planning, geology, geography or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Four years experience as an Environmentalist or in environmental science, geospatial science, natural resources planning, geospatial information systems or related field.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid driver’s license.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

Responsibilities:

Works with Coastal Program staff to partner with other agencies and organizations to implement actions to improve coastal habitat quality and resilience.

Works on a collaborative team to develop and implement a statewide salt marsh monitoring strategy.

Manages and administers grants and contracts to non-profit organizations, municipalities, educational institutions, and private organizations.

Conducts field work and detailed studies on a variety of coastal habitats in accordance with establish protocols and methodologies.

Performs data management, data publication, and data collection activities, including but not limited to monitoring protocol development, data entry, data quality assurance checks, metadata development, data organization processes, and other tasks.

Conducts desktop analyses and develops and runs simple models to identify and highlight geospatial features relevant to coastal habitat management priorities.

Analyzes the effects of land use activities and coastal hazards on coastal habitats including salt marsh vegetation and rare plants as well as on coastal communities including the built environment and cultural resources.

Provides technical assistance, outreach and meeting facilitation to federal and state agencies, municipalities, stakeholder organizations and individuals.

Develops information and visual products (maps, graphs, pictures, text, infographics, story maps, social media, etc.) for reporting purposes and/or other outreach initiatives.

Continually seeks to improve practices to add quality and value in support of the Departments mission while identifying and eliminating unnecessary or redundant actions.

Disclaimer Statement : The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

Criminal background and driving record review required.

For further information please contact Steve Couture, Administrator at steven.m.couture@des.nh.gov or at 603-559-0027.

*TOTAL COMPENSATION INFORMATION

The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employees union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits:

https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/benefits.aspx

Value of States share of Employees Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

* Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

* Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

*State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan
  • $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Total Compensation Statement Worksheet:

https://www.das.nh.gov/jobsearch/compensation-calculator.aspx

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website:

https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/documents/BenefitBrochure.pdf

https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/index.aspx

EOE

TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here