Wake County Environmental Services – Employment Opportunity – Environmental Consultant – Soil Scientist

Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Consultant – Soil Scientist in Water Quality Wastewater Management Section.

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The Environmental Consultant – Soil Scientist in the Water Quality Division for Wastewater Management reviews designs, development plans and permit requests to ensure regulatory conformance with rules and principles, and provides oversight and quality control for the plan review process for septic systems in Wake County. This position often works directly with private sector consultants and should be ready to assist them with guidance and advice. This position provides training and technical assistance to field staff, cooperating with other environmental consultants, engineers and soil scientists within Water Quality and the public. The position also responds to customer calls regarding permits and performs site reviews and final inspections for advanced septic systems. The position requires good understanding on how different types of septic system are installed, how the systems function once operation permit is issued, and familiarity with the issues that may occur after the systems have been put in use.

About Our Team

The Wake County Environmental Services Division of Water Quality promotes leadership in water management and sustainability and promotes health by protecting water quality throughout the County. This mission is part of our strategic planning and drives our Division to continuously respond to evolving community needs. Wake County serves a science savvy population and a growing job market in science and technology fields. Wake County encourages staff development and collaboration with partners that design, install and build. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with a program that will give you new challenges and opportunities to engage in continued process improvements.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or related field. Four years of experience in environmental planning, inspections or engineering. A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record required. Equivalent education or experience is accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Certification as an REHS in North Carolina or ability to obtain authorization for septic systems without requiring full CIT
  • Licensure as a Soil Scientist
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Advanced degree in environmental or natural sciences
  • 5 or more years’ experience completing septic system designs in North Carolina

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Significant background in evaluating sites for septic system installation and design
  • Ability to complete septic system site evaluations and designs in the State of North Carolina
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use software including word processing, spreadsheet, and drawing or design software
  • Ability to manage your time and complete projects on schedule

About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building RALEIGH, NC 27602 USA

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

Hiring Range: $68,180 – $95,450

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 7/6/2020

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.3 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any question, please contact:

Brett S Martin

Environmental Health Manager – Soil Scientist

Wake County Government

Environmental Services / Water Quality


919.856.7463 office | 919.743.4772 fax

336 Fayetteville Street, PO Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602