Kansas Association of Mappers

Environmental Specialist (Topeka, KS)

26 Jan 2021 1:19 PM | Scout Stanley (Administrator)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Water is seeking candidates for a full-time Environmental Specialist position in Topeka, KS.

This position is responsible for updating and maintaining the state’s list of classified waters, along with associated GIS data/metadata and use attainability assessment database. This position also provides general GIS, database, and analytical support to surface water monitoring and assessment programs, maintaining a local geospatial data library, liaising with the agency IT department, uploading water quality data to Federal databases, preparing statistical summaries and analyses, and coordinating with colleagues to produce Integrated Water Quality Assessments and support Triennial Reviews. An incumbent with experience in R programming and/or statistics will have opportunities to participate in 303(d) and 305(b) water body assessments and special projects. In addition, this position provides significant data and logistical support to the Harmful Algal Bloom Response Program, which includes tracking complaints, troubleshooting data/software issues, coordinating field and laboratory tasks, and working with internal and external partners to ensure rapid response and protect human health. Some field work and travel is possible, depending on incumbent’s qualifications and departmental needs.

Closing Date: February 24, 2021

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