Conducts inspections of assigned limited mining operations and evaluates compliance with state laws and agency rules and regulations. Conducts reviews of annual reports, new applications, and evaluates reclamation activities and bond obligations of operators.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
Serves as the permit coordinator for assigned limited mining operations. Conducts independent inspections to determine compliance with state statutes, rules and regulations and specific permit commitments. Writes detailed inspection reports and analyzes environmental impacts.
Reviews annual reports submitted by operators for completeness and accuracy to ensure that they are prepared in accordance with state statutes, rules, and agency policies.
Performs reviews of applications for new mines or expansion and revision of existing operations.
Schedules and conducts inspections of assigned limited mining operations within District 2 and coordinates inspections with other state and federal agencies when required.
Reviews adequacy of posted reclamation performance bonds through verification of operations using GPS data collection and GIS mapping techniques.
Recommends appropriate enforcement actions, remedial action, and penalty assessments when appropriate for operations found to be in violation of state statutes, rules and regulations, or permit commitments.
Represents Land Quality Division (LQD) in public meetings, responds to complaints, and provides appropriate recommendations for resolving permitting and enforcement related issues.
Confers with public officials, government agencies, representatives of private industry and consultants in the resolution of permitting issues relevant to limited mining operations in the LQD program.
Knowledge of mining and reclamation technology, environmental laws and regulatory programs.
Knowledge and skill in using GIS software to proficiently conduct volumetric and other spatial analysis. Prefer advanced ability to use GIS software to augment permit administration duties.
Skill in application of scientific principles to effectively analyze problems and situations involving activities which potentially threaten the environment due to mining related activities.
Skill in the use of a personal computer for word processing, database and spreadsheet applications, query and mapping from GIS database.
Ability to communicate, work cooperatively with staff, the general public, and the regulated community, prioritize workload, resolve conflicts, travel and work independently in the field.
Bachelor's (typically in The Sciences)
0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Natural Resources Specialist
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent field work is required.
Successful candidate must be physically capable of site inspections that may include hiking and navigating over rough terrain.
Extensive travel is required.
Must have a Valid Driver's License.
020-Department of Environmental Quality - Land Quality Division - HR Contact - 307-777-7939