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 Subject : State of Iowa - Environmental Specialist.. 01/03/2023 11:30:02 AM 
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Employer Name: State of Iowa
Position/Title: Environmental Specialist
Job Location: 502 E 9th ST, Des Moines, IA 50319
Recruitment Period: Specific Closing Date (indicate below)
Recruitment Closing Date: 01/11/2023

Duties & Responsibilities:
This pivotal role brings value to Iowa’s safe drinking water by reviewing compliance data and requiring change with updated agreements in the water supply operation permit. Also, this position will work with the field office and technical assistance provided to make sure the water supplies provide water that meets all federal and state requirements.

This position will draft and revise operation permits for public water supplies (PWS), to ensure that all water supplies have valid permits that comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA),state rules, guidance, and policies. The position will provide technical assistance to the PWS to assist in compliance with the drinking water rules. Assists in the development, implementation, and review of rules, policies, and procedures.

This position will be responsible for reviewing analytical results from PWS to determine compliance with monitoring requirements, Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL), health advisories, treatment techniques, and other applicable rules, guidance, and policy. The position will issue violations accordingly and will work with water supplies and field office staff as needed to facilitate a return of the PWS to compliance in a timely manner. The position will complete referral packages to recommend legal action for PWS and other applicable conditions of the operating permit.

Duties will require the input and management of information through the use of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) and other databases, the retrieval of data in response to inquiries, and the preparation of reports and other communications; these duties will require the use of multiple systems, MS Office Suite, and Google Workspace.

What You Get From Us:
Explore the outstanding State of Iowa Benefits features valued at about 30% of your total compensation package:
  • Insurance benefits that start the first of the month following 30 days of employment. (Monthly employee share health insurance premiums can start as low as $56/month for single and $187/month for family coverage).
  • Separate vacation and sick leave accruals that start on day one and can roll over annually.
  • Nine paid holidays/year.
  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) retirement package with employer match.
  • Optional Retirement Investors' Club 457/401(a) program is a voluntary retirement savings program with employer match.
  • A competitive pay plan and rewarding work.
  • Working hours are guaranteed to not exceed 40 hours in a week allowing for a balanced work and personal lifestyle.
  • Flexible start/stop times and opportunities for hybrid telework.
  • Family-friendly and professional work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Employee Discount Programs for vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling, legal, and financial.
  • In 2022, the Des Moines Metro area was named a top 20 Best City for Young Professionals and regularly receives accolades as the Best Place to Live.

Last Edited On: 01/03/2023 11:49:58 AM By Public Information Committee
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