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The State Climatologist is responsible for planning and directing studies on water use and water quality. This position is governed by state and federal

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Typical Functions:

Provides supervisory guidance to subordinate employees by establishing work plans, timeframes, deadlines, and staff assignments and resolving difficult or complex problems to ensure accurate and effective application of policies, rules, or precedents and the achievement of project goals. Conducts water audits and inspections and investigations of violations. Updates water quality standards of surface water criteria through a review of state and federal regulations. Ensures compliance with laws, regulations and policies pertaining to natural resources and pest management. Prepares and submits water quality standards reports as required by federal regulations. Reviews studies conducted by private consultants to determine compliance with state and federal laws and conducts field investigations to collect data on chemical assimilation capacity of specific water bodies. Provides technical assistance to agency personnel and private consultants concerning the collection, identification and analysis of fish community data of aquatic ecosystems. Conducts public hearings with industrial consultants to discuss regulations and/or modify standards governing the aquatic environment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of biological science principles. Knowledge of state and federal regulations governing water use and quality. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to interpret state and federal regulations and develop and implement related programs and standards. Ability to prepare scientific reports and analysis of research and test data. Ability to conduct field investigations of water resources. Ability to provide technical information and assistance regarding water resources. Ability to conduct public hearings.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field; plus four years of experience in biological field efforts, water quality operations or a related area, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

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