The Wake County Environmental Services Division of Water Quality promotes leadership in water management and sustainability and promotes health by protecting high quality water throughout Wake County. This mission is part of our strategic planning and drives our division to respond to new needs continuously.
If you have an interest in more advanced water treatment systems, you will have an opportunity to work with them in Wake County. With the first residential, on site, whole house recycling system in the State of North Carolina, Wake County has responded to a request for a truly innovative design.
Wake County Water Quality is also reaching out to private well owners. Our award winning program to locate potentially harmful contamination in existing and new wells has advanced the understanding of public health, drinking water, and policy.
Wake County is also active in protection of surface water through the Watershed Management program. This program reviews subdivision design, inspects construction sites, and implements our Unified Development Ordinance provisions that protect water quality.
The recent formation of the Wake County Water Partnership is going to advance understanding of economics, water quality, and community wellbeing. This will be a staff level review committee for water related questions that includes business, agriculture, government, and other stakeholders. All of the participants in this review process will be able to advance the understanding of ways that water quality can be preserved for continuous improvement in the communities that are affected.
Of course, Wake County Water Quality has to have some standards that are county specific. Development here is serving a science savvy population and a growing job market in science and technology fields. The development community is engaged and active in designing new products for the public.
Wake County Water Quality keeps up with developments in the industry by encouraging staff development and collaborating with partners that design, install, and build. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with a program that will give you new challenges and opportunities every week.
* Manage a groundwater testing program for at-risk, prioritized sites. * Plan and implement investigations and outreach activities. * Coordinate investigation and mitigation activities with appropriate Federal, State and local agencies. * Notify well owners of sample results, advising them of risks associated with contaminated water and options for mitigation. * Monitor and track soil and groundwater contamination incidents throughout the County. * Rank incidents and assign high risk sites for investigations. * Review reports of investigations. * Assist in selecting sampling sites and maintains a database of contaminant incidents. * Assist the Program Supervisor in developing program plans. * Review applications for well permits and establish testing requirements and recommendations. * Analyzes data, track contamination plumes and track changes in groundwater quality.
CLOSING DATE: 12/29/2017
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or related field and four years of experience in environmental planning, inspections or engineering; or equivalent. A valid driver's license and a “safe” driving record required.
* Licensed Geologist in North Carolina; Master's degree in Geology or Hydrogeology. * Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the Co...unty allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.063 billion, employs approximately 3,800 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award -winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package. http://www.wakegov.com/employment/benefits/Documents/Wake%20County%20Benefits%20Summary.pdf