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Executive Director, Kankakee River Basin Commission (KRBC)

Posted: August 28, 2018

 

Employer: Kankakee River Basin Commission
Address: c/o  Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission 100 Southport Road
Contact Person: Kevin Breitzke
Contact Information: (219) 465-3561 and Kbreitzke@porterco.org
Job location: Northwest Indiana with headquarters in Portage, IN
Job duration: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 and as needed
Pay Range:  Based on qualifications
Benefits: Full benefits

 

Job Description:
The Executive Director of the Kankakee River Basin Commission (KRBC) serves as chief of staff for the eight county/24-member river planning agency. and provides support for carrying out the policies of the KRBC. In support of the KRBC. the Executive Director provides:
 

External Relationships/Program Advocacy

  1. Develops favorable and supportive relationships with elected and appointed officials within the 8 counties which comprise the KRBC in Indiana. 

  2. Engages decision-makers in the identification and resolution of regional issues. 

  3. Fosters support for activities and programs sponsored by the KRBC with funding sources and regulatory agencies. 

  4. Monitors legislation of interest to the KRBC. 

  5. Develops proposals and advocates on behalf of positions endorsed by the KRBC with state and federal legislators and other decision-makers in Indiana and Illinois. 

  6. Publicizes information pertaining to the KRBC’s programs and services. 
     

Program Administration

  1. Plans and coordinates meetings of the KRBC. 

  2. Maintains data and issues reports pertaining to KRBC meetings and performances. 

  3. Plans, evaluates and monitors programs and services pertaining to the Kankakee River. the Yellow River. and the environment. 

  4. Identifies need for new programs and services. 

  5. Develops and implements changes to ensure the achievement of the KRBC’s mission. 

  6. Provides counsel to the KRBC and responds to inquiries and request for action. 
     

Financial Administration. in coordination with the KRBC Treasurer

  1. Prepares annual budgets and coordinates with county auditors. 

  2. Monitors performance against budgets. 

  3. Maintains data and issues reports pertaining to budget and performance. 

  4. Identifies funding sources and pursues funding. 

  5. Maintains and monitors status of all assets. 
     

Desired Qualifications:
A Master’s degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture. geography, land use or environmental law. public administration with an environmental emphasis. or closely related field, AND Two (2) years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development.
OR
A Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field. AND Four (4) years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning. and/or program development.
 

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

  • Government Experience – experience working for a state, federal or tribal resource management agency in a planning, program management, policy, or regulatory capacity. 

  • Some fundamentals of financial management. 

  • Fluent English language writing and speaking abilities including punctuation. and spelling. 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 

Permitting Specialist/ Wetland Ecologist, Green 3 LLC

Posted: October 15, 2018

 

Position: Wetland Ecologist/Environmental Scientist
Supervisor: Erin Mulryan, President
Hours per week: Full-time salary (40 hours)
Starting Date: Immediately
Salary: Negotiable and dependent on experience

Green 3, LLC is an environmental planning and design firm located in historic Fountain Square near downtown Indianapolis. The firm currently has an opening for a Wetland Ecologist/Environmental Scientist. Green 3 offers a fun, casual work environment with flexible work hours. The firm provides a basic health insurance package, a simple IRA with company match, flexible hours, and a generous
amount of paid time off.

 

The successful candidate should possess a Masters or Bachelor of Science degree in biology, botany, environmental science, or natural resources and have relevant experience working in the field of ecology or related field. A candidate that has completed wetlands delineation training and/or has authored wetland delineations in accordance with USACE delineation procedures is preferred. Experience with NEPA document preparation in accordance with INDOT procedures is strongly desired. Candidates with less educational background but proven experience with plant identification, knowledge of Indiana ecosystems, and NEPA documentation will also be considered.

Position Requirements

  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree with sufficient and relevant experience in biology, botany, environmental science, or natural resources, or proven experience in field data gathering and analysis.

  • Ability to analyze and comply with regulatory procedures, policies, and production of wetland delineations and waters reports, and approval processes.

  • Solid field experience with wetland delineations and high-quality technical reporting skills.

  • Knowledge of Indiana ecosystems, with special emphasis on wetland and stream ecology.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ArcMAP/GIS, and Adobe Acrobat programs.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and sometimes hectic office environment with little supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects efficiently to meet project deadlines.

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Position Requirements

  • Conduct preliminary research of project sites using online mapping tools such as Indiana Geological Survey’s Indiana Map, county GIS sites, ArcMap, and National Wetlands Inventory

  • Perform site investigations including ecological surveys, wetland delineations, and other associated field investigations, sometimes in adverse site conditions (such as heat and cold).

  • Communicate effectively with clients, agencies, and fellow staff

  • Compile appropriate and thorough documentation meeting state and federal procedural standards for waters reports, wetland delineations, and NEPA documentation per INDOT procedures; this includes report text and field data sheets, as well as development of required project maps and photo documentation

  • Assist with coordination and documentation of ecological, wetlands, and waters data for NEPA environmental documents.

  • As needed, assist with project proposal production; this may include preliminary research of project sites as well as developing fee proposals based on anticipated level of effort.


If you have questions, please contact Erin Mulryan, President, at erin@green3studio.com or 317-634-4110. Please forward resume and cover letter to Erin.

Environmental Scientist/NEPA Specialist, Metric Environmental

Posted: February 28, 2019

 

POSITION OVERVIEW 
Metric Environmental, LLC seeks a qualified Environmental Scientist experienced in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance to support transportation projects from our Indianapolis, Indiana office. This position requires the selected candidate to work independently and in team settings to conduct work both in the field and office.  The role of NEPA Environmental Scientist will be to utilize technical expertise to manage multiple NEPA projects. Candidate should be familiar with the NEPA process of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and other federal agencies. Additionally, experience with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) or Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) would be a plus.  This position may create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements, identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities, manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project, reviews deliverables prepared by team, effectively applies Metric methodology and enforces project standards. This position may include project accounting responsibilities such as tracking team hours, managing project budget, determining appropriate revenue recognition, and ensuring timely and accurate invoicing.  
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Project management, including oversight, scope development, scheduling, on-budget completion, file/project set-up, and contracting while overseeing multiple projects.

  • Independently lead the NEPA process and prepare NEPA related documents including CEs, EAs, EISs, state-level permits and notices.

  • Review and interpret planning studies and/or preliminary design plan sets or concepts

  • Attend client meetings, including project kick-offs, update meetings, field reviews, etc.

  • Maintain project files with current documents.

  • Interact with clients, regulatory agencies, and sub-consultants to achieve project objectives.

  • Prepare graphical displays to support technical documentation and communicate technical data

  • Utilize knowledge of local regulations, positive agency relationships, and a thorough understanding of environmental regulations at all levels of government to facilitate timely document and permit approvals, in order to prevent budget overages and delays. 

  • Utilize project management software to timely and accurately report time and expenses.

  • Report to Senior Project Manager/Division Head issues of concern on any active project.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in biology, natural sciences, environmental studies, or related field.  A combination of relevant experience and education will combine for 5-7 years of practical experience.  

  • Previous project management experience related to client management, project Invoicing and proposal/fee preparation.

  • A thorough understanding of federal, state, and local agency regulations regarding NEPA, Clean Water Act, Water Resources.

  • Extensive knowledge of NEPA requirements and experience with implementation of NEPA, including successful completion of CEs and EAs.

  • Demonstrated ability to author various environmental documents and the ability to explain regulations and guidance to the public.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Familiar with ArcGIS and associated programs.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve the goals and schedule of a project.

  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills.

 

Additional experience a plus, but not required:

  • Wetland determination/delineation experience; or

  • Archaeological experience

 

Qualified candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to info@metricenv.com or apply online http://www.metricenv.com/careers/.

Environmental Intern - Natural Resources, Metric Environmental

Posted: February 28, 2019

 

Metric Environmental, LLC is seeking a summer intern to support our Natural Resources division. The candidate will work as an Environmental Scientist Intern and gain experience in field sampling, water resources, ecological surveys, wetland delineations, wetland mitigation planning, waterway permitting, and/or preparing NEPA documentation. Prior knowledge of and experience with the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers rules and regulations pertaining to water quality assessment and permitting is a plus.
 
To apply: http://www.metricenv.com/careers/

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