The Department of Environmental Quality offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits including a fully paid health insurance plan, paid leave, a retirement plan, flexible work schedules and infant-friendly policies.
Summary of Work
This position is with the Drinking Water Program in the Division of Municipal Facilities. The Drinking Water Program works with public water systems (PWSs) in North Dakota to ensure that drinking water meets all enforceable standards established under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This is accomplished by monitoring for contaminants, providing operator training and certification, conducting inspections, ensuring proper design of upgraded/new facilities, and providing compliance/technical assistance. This position will be responsible to learn the database table structure for the safe drinking water data system and be able to use SQL to query data for analyzing and summarizing data, for being able to identify erroneous data and to be able to query specific data to fulfill all types of data requests and open records requests related to the safe drinking water program.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Review, tabulation, and tracking public water system compliance with enforceable drinking water standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Local Administrator of the Safe Drinking Water Information System
Be able to analyze, aggregate and summarize data from the relational database used for the Safe Drinking Water Information System.
Coordinate with Environmental Protection Agency to ensure Drinking Water Program is meeting EPA data requirements.
Ensure data quality standards are met by the program.
Technical advisor on assigned items.
Working with staff to ensure applicable federal and state drinking water laws and rules are implemented throughout the state.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in environmental, natural or physical science or engineering and 1 year of professional level work experience. Applicants must have effective writing and communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and a valid driver’s license. Knowledge and experience with relational databases, Microsoft VBA and SQL Coding for querying data as well as familiarity with XML are preferred as are applicants that have experience building databases using Microsoft Access.
If unable to find a qualified candidate, the department will consider under-filling the position(s) as an Environmental Scientist I or Environmental Engineer I, which requires a bachelor’s degree in one of the fields listed above.
All applications for open Department of Environmental Quality positions must be made via the Careers site: (https://www.nd.gov/omb/public/careers). Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must be received by 11:59 PM on the posted closing date. All potential applicants must attach and/or upload the following documents in a .pdf, .docx, or .doc format:
- Cover letter that includes a brief description of the applicant’s background/qualifications
- College transcript (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)
Please fill in all requested information, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc.
Applications will be scored against the minimum qualifications and preferences listed on the job announcement and qualifying military service. After the scoring is completed, a certified list of eligible candidates and the applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview, based on the final scores.
For more information about the position, contact Greg Wavra, Drinking Water Program, Division of Municipal Facilities at 701.328.5224. For assistance in the application or interview process, contact Stacy Hoffman, Human Resources Director, at 701.328.3321 or TTY 800.366.6888.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorships will not be considered.
Occasional travel, in-state and out-of-state for training or meetings may occur occasionally.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.