The Department of Environmental Conservation, Water Investment Division, Dam Safety Program is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide support to our small team. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher or three years of experience in support of a technical field such as engineering, science, or natural resources are preferred. Experience in regulatory programs, asset management, and office management/administrative work is highly desired.
The Dam Safety Program acts as both regulator and dam owner, regulating nearly 1,000 dams statewide and is also the State’s owner representative at 14 dams, including the three major flood control dams. The mission is to reduce risks to life, property, and the environment from dam incidents and failure through effective communication, education, regulation, and dam ownership. Duties will include both work performed in an office setting and field work. The Program currently has three dam safety engineers and a section chief engineer in need of support and assistance. Major job duties include a supporting role in program initiatives, including database management, dam registration program management, dam inspections including planning, dam owner outreach, field assistance and draft report development, policy development, manage dam land record recording, emergency planning and education, manage dam assistance grant including application development, project management, and reporting, respond to public request for information, interface with the State business office on procurement of goods and services and contract management, and assist with asset management activities for State owned dams.
A successful applicant will have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. Experience with administrative and office management, contracting, and technical tasks is a plus. The position offers the opportunity to expand technical capabilities within the specialized field of dam safety. Field work will include site visits to dams and construction sites and may involve traversing rough terrain. Some work outside of regular working hours may be required, particularly when traveling state-wide for field work or during regional flood events. Candidates with good organizational and administrative skills, developing technical skills, as well as good written and verbal communication will be given preference.