Position Details: Senior Reclamation Specialist Save Job State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Type Permanent Salary Details $56,357 – $90,171 Annually Deadline Dec 17, 2022 Reclaimed mica mine near Taos, New Mexico THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. APPLICANT LISTS MAY BE SCREENED MORE THAN ONCE. The Mining and Minerals Division – Mining Act Reclamation Program is seeking applications for the position of Senior Reclamation Specialist. The position is a senior level, scientist/specialist position within the Mining Act Reclamation Program. The incumbent is responsible for the review of the environmental impacts from mining by reviewing technical studies, collecting field data, and evaluating designs for remediation and reclamation for mined lands. Duties will involve the review of mine permits and conducting periodic onsite inspections, and evaluating environmental compliance and reclamation success. Works closely with the mining industry, other state and federal regulatory agencies, public NGOs and individuals form the public sector to ensure coordinated permitting and reclamation of mines. Prepares and delivers presentations, materials for distribution to the public and represents agency at public meetings, hearings and school presentations. Responds to members of the public to address informational requests. As a technical team member with the Mining Act Reclamation Program, the incumbent assists the Program in evaluating mine permit applications related to the operation and reclamation of mined lands. The incumbent participates in inspections and evaluates environmental conditions present on mining operations. The incumbent looks at environmental conditions which include: vegetation, soils, wildlife, air, water, site stability, and public safety. The incumbent also assists in the evaluation of cost estimates and financial assurance proposals related to mined land clean up and mitigation. The incumbent will assist in the development of permits for operations involved in mining and exploration. The incumbent works closely with the mining industry, other state and federal regulatory agencies, public NGOs and individuals of the public to ensure coordinated permitting and reclamation of mines. Prepares and delivers presentations, materials for distribution to the public and represents agency at public meetings, hearings and school presentations. Responds to members of the public to address informational requests and concerns about ongoing mining operations. The position is a senior level, professional position within the Mining Act Reclamation Program responsible for ensuring consistency and timely agency action regarding the reclamation of permitted mines and mills in the state of New Mexico. This position will interact, co-regulate and collaborate with other state and federal agencies involved in hard rock mine and mill operation and reclamation. The position provides support to the Mining Act Reclamation Program and Mining and Minerals Division for the review and approval of mine permits, and then the continued field and administrative monitoring of approved permits for compliance with the Mining Act Rules Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s of Science in a relevant discipline, within the fields of environmental science, physical science or natural resources. Also candidates should have an interest in regulatory oversight, and an interest in the environmental aspects of mined land reclamation, or the regeneration of heavily impacted ecosystems. Specific skills and knowledge in evaluating environmental data, project management, GIS mapping, computer skills and technical writing. Experience in public speaking and meeting facilitation. The candidate should have good reading skills, writing skills, and communication skills. Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Substitutions Apply (see below). These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position: Education Experience: • High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience OR High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience • Associate’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 7 years of experienceAssociate’s degree or higher in any field AND 9 years of experience • Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 5 years of experience • Master’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 3 years of experience • PhD degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 1 year of experience • Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position. • If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.
How to Apply: Applications may be submitted through the State of New Mexico’s State Personnel Office website at: https://hcm.share.state.nm.us/psc/hprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U Applicants can search for this specific job posting: ENVIRO SCI & SPEC-A (EMNRD #00005395) Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Holland Shephard, Program Manger, Holland.Shepherd@emnrd.nm.gov When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.