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Environmental Scientist and Specialist Job Opportunity

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST AND SPECIALIST – A Position #00037087 MINING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SECTION GROUND WATER QUALITY BUREAU NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) anticipates advertisement of a vacant Environmental Scientist and Specialist-A position (#00037087) in the Mining Environmental Compliance Section of the Ground Water Quality Bureau in July-August 2012. The position advertisement will be posted on the NM State Personnel Office website, in the near future. The position is a senior staff scientist responsible for managing a technically complex discharge permit caseload for hardrock mining operations and review of New Mexico Mining Act sites. The position involves coordination with federal and state agencies on mine permitting procedures; developing, conducting and reporting on scientific geohydrologic site investigations; review and comment on Mining Act applications; review and approval of ground water pollution prevention plans, abatement plans, and corrective action plans; drafting discharge permits; and conducting site inspections. The position is responsible for assessing whether facilities are in compliance with the NM Water Quality Act and Water Quality Control Commission Regulations; NM Mining Act; and other state and federal statutes, standards and regulations. The salary range for this position is typically $25.50 (midpoint) to $32.63 (max) per hour depending on job duties and experience. If you are interested in applying or know of someone who may be interested, please send e-mail contact information to Dale Doremus so that we can send the official job advertisement to you directly when it is posted at the NM-SPO website [].
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