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Watershed Biologist

Renewable Water Resources, a special purpose district created for the protection of public health and water resources, is seeking a successful candidate for the following position.

Watershed Biologist

The successful candidate for this position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology or Natural Resources; must possess a valid state driver’s license; general knowledge of the application of water quality standards; resource protection rules and requirements; stream buffer rules, trout buffer rules and stream determination methods; SC Environmental Statutes and Regulations; experience with the development and implementation of watershed and/or land resource management plans with an emphasis on nutrient management; experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint is required; experience with ArcGIS is desired; working experience in the review and inspection of stream and watershed flora and fauna as indicators of watershed health; working experience in the review and inspection of surface water restoration activities involving sediment removal and/or stream stability; working experience with stream protection measures, site stabilization requirements, land resource planning, watershed management and best management practices; collects wastewater, groundwater, surface water and soil samples for analysis as required by the state and federal regulatory agencies; prepares sample containers according to state and federal regulations and transports samples to laboratory for analysis; maintains and repairs sampling and field-testing equipment to ensure accuracy in sample collection and field analyses; maintains records, logbooks and sample chain of custody records according to departmental, state and federal guidelines; assists in development of demonstration ideas, areas and projects for ReWa’s renewable, environmental and outreach initiatives; provides and supports educational tours and events in support of ReWa Programs; assists in the development and delivering of educational forums for the general public and regional stakeholder organizations on topics related to water resource and watershed protection; develops and fosters relationships with Non-Profit Organizations, regulators, universities, agencies, etc. to gain assistance, understanding and expertise; coordinates assigned activities with other sections, divisions, departments, clients and outside agencies as appropriate; performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and records, completing forms, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, attending meetings, etc.; attends meetings, training, seminars, etc., as appropriate to maintain job knowledge and skills.

Renewable Water Resources offers a competitive salary and benefits. If you are interested in this position, please submit an online application with resume attached by Monday, June 1, 2020 at www.rewaonline.org

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