Physical Science Researcher/Scientist II -Flood Mapping Program, Colorado Water Conservation Board

State Of Colorado Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 days ago

Department Information

NOTE: The closing date for this announcement has been extended to 12/09/2019.

If you have already submitted an application, you will not be required to submit a new application. However, if you do wish to make any changes to your application, you will need to submit a new application by the revised closing date listed above.

OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS

If your goal is to invest in a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Our professionals are committed to supporting state government and the citizens of Colorado.

Our mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

This position is with the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) which exists to advocate the protection, conservation, and development of water of the State in order to secure the greatest utilization of such waters and the utmost prevention of floods for the benefit of the present and future inhabitants of the State of Colorado.

For more information about the Colorado Water Conservation Board, please go to http://cwcb.state.co.us/Pages/CWCBHome.aspx

Description of Job

OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS

This position is in the Watershed and Flood Protection Section of the CWCB. The unit exists to prevent flood damages and reduce Colorado's vulnerability to property damage and loss of life, and to create feasible funding packages for flood control and drainage projects for Colorado communities. The Colorado Water Conservation Board advocates the protection, conservation, and development of the waters of the state in order to secure the greatest utilization of such waters and the utmost prevention of floods for the benefit of present and future inhabitants of the State.

This position will be responsible for assisting the Risk MAP Program Manager, focusing primarily on developing and providing a coordinated and consistent approach to outreach and stakeholder communication and for ongoing technical and administrative management of the mapping activities for overall success of the state's Risk MAP program.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Technical, legal and policy aspects related to the Risk MAP Program

Work with federal, state, tribal, and local partners within Colorado to gather data and prepare reports, project requests and/or proposals for Risk MAP Project Priorities. Perform a variety of educational, technical, and administrative duties relative to planning and conducting state and federal flood hazard mapping projects in coordination with local communities.

Program Training, Outreach and Education

Assist in planning and carrying out meetings, trainings, webinars, and workshops. This includes meeting logistic coordination, development of materials and delivery of presentations to educate staff, water resource managers in other state agencies, and local floodplain administrators on unfamiliar concepts surrounding FEMA's Risk MAP programs.

Coordinate Mapping Activities with Other Entities

Collaborate with Federal Agencies, State agencies, and local governments in the development and review of flood hazard information. Foster and enhance partnerships with all stakeholders who have involvement with the mapping programs.

Assist Watershed & Flood Protection Chief with updates to the State Water Plan as needed. Negotiate with other entities to determine an integrated scope of work and priority plan.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board. This announcement does not include a residency waiver.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, water resource planning and/or management, watershed management, watershed science, hydrology, hydraulics, or a closely related field AND two years of professional experience in hydrology; water resources engineering or planning; and/or water resources management.

Substitutions

Work experience as stated in the minimum requirements demonstrating competencies equivalent to the competencies learned through completion of the required education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to four years for the bachelor's degree. A master's degree in the appropriate fields referenced in the minimum requirements may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year of the required experience.

Preferred qualifications

  • Professional experience in floodplain management or mapping

  • Experience in conducting trainings

  • Experience in leading public meetings, including dealing with controversial topics

  • Superior written and oral communication skills

  • Certified Floodplain Manager and/or PE License

Conditions of Employment

  • Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state of Colorado Driver's License

  • Must be willing and able to travel to offsite meetings, sometimes in remote locations with occasional overnight stays

  • Must be willing and able to exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Appeal Rights

It is recommended that you contact the Human Resources Specialist listed below to resolve issues related to your possession of minimum qualifications. However, if you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action:

Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038.

Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

The Colorado Constitution requires all appointments and promotions in the state personnel system be made according to merit and fitness.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER OF INTEREST AND RSUM AT TIME OF APPLICATION

Part or all of the assessment for this position may include a review of your application materials. Application materials will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.

If you are notified that you do not meet the minimum qualifications, you will be given two business days from the date of the notification to submit an addendum in order to attempt to resolve the matter. It is recommended that you submit the addendum or contact the Human Resources Specialist listed below immediately to resolve issues related to your possession of minimum qualifications.

Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the assessment process may consist of a comparative analysis of all application materials. Utilizing your application, rsum and cover letter, the review would be a comparative analysis against the listed required competencies, job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and job fit. It is imperative that you provide adequate detail on your application, rsum and cover letter to describe how you meet and/or exceed the requirements for this position.

Comparative analysis factors to be assessed:

  • Technical Competence Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement

  • Depth and Breadth of Experience Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement; varied and not one dimensional; and demonstrate progressively higher level of responsibility with a wide range

  • Job Fit Experience will be evaluated to determine how well your past experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current experience is preferred

Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion in future steps in the assessment process.

ADAAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Naomi Nigro by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation.

You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

E-verify

The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program's Right to Work for all newly-hired employees. Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility.

You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you will are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at http://dhs.gov/e-verify

TollFree Applicant Support - Technical Help

If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with technical issues. Helpful hints: If you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.



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State Of Colorado