Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Conducts highly complex technical assessments of water quality issues to determine and verify regulatory limits for wastewater discharges, develops loading analyses for water quality management plans, and assesses new technical data submitted by permittees.
Performs highly complex modeling analyses to evaluate wastewater discharge permit actions for compliance with water quality standards for dissolved oxygen, for consistency with the water quality management plan (WQMP), and with total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements. Writes memos to document recommendations, coordinates recommendations and/or provides technical assistance to other customer staff and applicants. Performs and documents technical analyses as needed to update the Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) and provides model information and limit recommendations to the appropriate staff person for inclusion in the next available update of the WQMP. Coordinates to resolve technical issues related to WQMP updates. Performs preliminary (pre-application) modeling analyses. Performs statistical analyses of ambient environmental data in support of TPDES permit mixing analyses and special project work. Reviews State Revolving Fund (SRF) reports to determine compliance with water quality standards for dissolved oxygen. Assists with review of advanced model refinements, including those prepared by outside entities for water quality-related issues. Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff. Performs Executive Review Committee (ERC) reviews of draft permits. Performs preliminary (pre-application) modeling analyses in accordance with team policies. Assists in the development of Response to Comments (RTC) documents. Responds to inquiries from staff, agency executives, government entities, applicants, permittees, and the public. Communicates highly complex technical information to management, staff engineers, attorneys and others. Performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in the area of environmental sciences or similar field and two (2) years of work experience in one of the following areas: data analysis, environmental quality management, public utilities or business administration or the equivalent experience.
Master's degree in the area of environmental sciences or similar field and two plus years of experience in environmental modeling, ArcGIS, and/or statistics. Knowledge of surface waters within the State of Texas.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 12646
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.