Emergency Response Coordinator

State of Utah

Job Description

The Department of Environmental Quality is looking to fill an Emergency Response Coordinator (Environmental Scientist) position in the Division of Drinking Water. This position may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.

Principal Duties:

Manage Utah’s Drinking Water Emergency Response Program
Perform inspections of public water systems throughout the state of Utah requiring occasional overnight travel.
Conduct onsite assessments of Utah’s Public Water Systems to identify existing or potential sanitary risks, respond to emergency incidents, and evaluate the adequacy of the system, its sources, operations, and the distribution of safe drinking water.
Provide support to Operator Training and Certification programs.
Ideal CandidateThe ideal candidate will:
Have knowledge of drinking water utility regulations and operations.
Be able to determine Public Water System conformance with Utah regulatory requirements through the Sanitary Survey and Level 2 assessment review process.
Possess the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with Public Water Systems and other agencies.
Be able to work independently, prioritize work, and adjust quickly to changing priorities.
Experience identifying and analyzing underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
Be able to respond to questions or complaints, provide information, explain policy and procedures, and facilitate resolution of deficiencies.
Be able to develop and conduct education and outreach to increase awareness of drinking water regulations.
Preference may be given to those with a Bachelor’s of Science degree plus five (5) years of full-time paid professional employment directly related to drinking water treatment and/or distribution protection and environmental regulatory activities, OR an equivalent combination of related education and paid professional employment directly related to the above tasks. Preference may also be given to individuals with a valid Utah Distribution and/or Treatment Operator Certification.

Job Series
The selected candidate for this position may be brought in as an Environmental Scientist I with a salary range of $22.79 – $34.23 per hour, an Environmental Scientist II with a salary range of $26.82 – $40.29 per hour or an Environmental Scientist III with a salary range of $31.56 – $47.42 per hour.

Why You Should Join Our Team
As a benefited employee of the Department of Environmental Quality, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
For more information about the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Drinking Water, click here.

Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

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