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Job Title

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

Job Code

04513 ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

Auto req ID

17405BR

Location

Davis County

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Department

009-Agriculture

Salary Minimum

$44,657

Salary Maximum

$67,350

Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet ONE of the selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list

Technical Assistance Provider – HUD Iowa Watersheds Project WMA Coordinators, Recipient Counties and SWCDs.  Under direct supervision of the Water Resources Bureau Chief duties will involve provision of technical assistance to watershed management authorities (WMA), SWCDs and coordinators implementing the HUD Iowa Watersheds project throughout Iowa.  Specific tasks include:   Provide training and technical assistance on selection and management of project coordinators funded through HUD Iowa Watersheds program.  Develop training materials and attend statewide and project specific trainings for WMA officials and staff on approximately a quarterly basis.  Develop financial management tools and contractor coordination guidance for WMA project coordinators.  Develop project-related documents for use by WMA project coordinators.  Provide training and technical assistance to project coordinators relating to engaging landowners and selling flood resilience practice signups.  Provide information on technical assistance activities in a manner suitable for completion of quarterly progress reports.  Attend WMA meetings as necessary to identify additional local and statewide training and technical assistance needs.  Participate as requested in interdepartmental meetings with other state agencies.  Other duties as necessary to assist in implementation of HUD Iowa Watersheds Project.
 
Watershed Project Coordinator --  Under general supervision will manage and coordinate the implementation of the objectives of a water quality conservation project and non-project conservation activities, conservation planning, and application of practices, information and education, and other related essential activities.   Specific tasks include:  Collaboration with appropriate agencies, groups, and individuals.  Planning and leading group meetings as well as one-on-one meetings with project sponsors, cooperators and participants.  Perform professional and technical duties that relate to water quality monitoring, information and education, and implementation of best management practices designed to maintain or improve soil and water resources.   Work one-on-one with producers and other decision makers to facilitate adoption and implementation of the practices.  Research, plan, and implement an information and education program to raise awareness and encourage implementation of practices.  Evaluate project activities on an ongoing basis working with local partners and stakeholders to prioritize current and future activities.  Use current technology and tools to identify resources needs and innovative solutions.  Utilize monitoring and measurement techniques to evaluate progress toward meeting goals and implementation of solutions.  Assist the SWCD in identifying other water quality programs and assist as needed.  Provide administrative support and manage the project to maintain quality control and maximize involvement of local advisors and staff of participating agencies.   Work with project advisory group to complete annual plan of operations and budget.  Complete and submit all necessary financial progress reporting documents in accordance with deadlines.  Assist the NRCS and SWCD as necessary in non-project activities with conservation planning, information education and other related activities. 
 
 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a natural science.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualification Requirements

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services;
Submit a cover letter and resume to Gloria Stinson at

502 E. 9th Street
IDALS Personnel Bureau
Wallace Building
Attn: Gloria Stinson
Des Moines, IA  50319

Or fax 515-281-8503; or email Gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Selective Certification Requirements

Along with the Minimum Qualification Requirements, candidates must meet one of the following selective certification requirements to be considered qualified for this vacancy. Additional info.

Selectives

NATURAL RESOURCES [450]
SOIL CONSERVATION [657]
WATER RESOURCES [762]

Selective Definitions

450 Natural Resources
6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in one or in a combination of more than one of the following:

  • Ecology
  • Environmental planning
  • Soil conservation
  • Biological sciences
  • Waste water treatment
  • Forestry
  • Engineering related to natural resource areas (dams, sanitary engineers, etc.)
  • Outdoor recreation planning
  • Physical sciences
  • River basin planning
  • Geography
  • Wildlife management
    OR
     
    657 Soil Conservation
    6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in the prevention of soil erosion due to a variety of causes – soil contamination, fires, natural disasters.
     
    OR
     
    762 Water Resources
    6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both that encompasses the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of surface and ground water resources including the following:
     
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Ground water hydrology
  • Hydraulics
  • Water resources engineering
  • Natural resources conservation engineering
  • Water supply engineering
  • Water quality engineering
  • Erosion and sediment transport
  • Surface or ground water chemistry
  • Watershed dynamics
  • Limnology
  • Stream or wetland ecology

 
The Water Resources selective is distinct from the Water Supply, Waste Water, Water Quality, and Chemistry selectives in that the Water Resources selective applies to the management, engineering, and quality analysis of surface and groundwater resources in the natural environment rather than the processing of water in a waste water or drinking water treatment plant or the analysis of water samples in a laboratory.

Post Close Date

19-Jun-2016

To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.



Job Title

ACCOUNTANT 2

Job Code

00311 ACCOUNTANT 2

Auto req ID

17374BR

Location

Polk County

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Department

009-Agriculture

Salary Minimum

$43,347

Salary Maximum

$65,873

Job Description

Review and analyze financial statements submitted by licensees to ascertain that financial responsibility requirements are met as stated by the Code of Iowa and Administrative Rules and that the financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and other reporting guidelines.  Prepare letters and contact licensees concerning financial deficiencies to inform them of problems and possible courses of action to correct them.
 
Assist bureau management in reviewing and presenting financial information so that special cases are handled soundly, including preparing reports for bureau management on deficiencies or problem financial statements for review to see if further action is necessary.
 
Account for funds involved in departmental receiverships so that departmental obligations regarding these funds are fulfilled.  This involves setting up special bank accounts for the funds and the preparation of spreadsheets to track the bank accounts as well as preparing spreadsheets to verify that the correct amount of funds have been received.
 
Track the receipt of annual financial statements from approximately 349 license holders. Maintain a tracking system of additional financial statements due from approximately 63 license holders on a monthly or quarterly basis.  Also maintain lists of certified appraisers and appraisals submitted to the bureau for consideration to meet licensing requirements.  Notify license holders who submit appraisals of the approaching expiration dates of their appraisal filings.
 
Perform related duties. Assist the other bureau staff with indemnity fund matters and difficult financial reviews.  Verify that due dates are met for the filing of non-routine financial statements and correction of deficiencies that other Bureau personnel or management have requested.  Answer written or oral (telephone) questions concerning the Code and Rule Sections concerning grain warehouses and grain dealers.  Assist bureau management in providing information and/or reports to other organizations.
 
Balancing/Reconciling batch amounts with the receiving clerk’s calculator tape total, and filing the fee receipts and renewals.  Also performing an annual reconciliation of manual fees receipts used by the bureau employees to account for all numbered fee receipts.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with satisfactory completion of a minimum of twelve semester or equivalent hours in accounting course work and eighteen months of responsible experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal experience with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualification Requirements

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services-Human Resources Enterprise, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gloria Stinson, HR Associate, IDALS Personnel Bureau, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA  50319; or fax 515-281-8503; or email Gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

12-Jun-2016

To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

 

Mailing Address: IDALS,  Wallace State Office Building,   502 E. 9th Street,  Des Moines, IA 50319:     PH: 515-281-5321
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