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Environmental Review (ERR) Program Specialist

Employer
State of Utah
Location
Reading Station, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

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Sector
Academic / Research, Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Salary: $22.05 - $39.02 Hourly

Location : Salt Lake County, UT

Job Type: Full Time

Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number: 38912

Agency: 600 Department of Workforce Services

Unit: 7502 Community Development/CIB/CDBG

Opening Date: 09/28/2023

Closing Date: 10/12/2023 11:59 PM Mountain

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Recruiter: Luis Escobar; laescobar@utah.gov | (801) 538-4240 | Job #38912

# of Openings: 1

Location: Olene Walker Bldg. 140 E 300 S, SLC, UT 84111

Schedule Code: TL - Time Limited - This is a career service exempt at will position.

Background Check: You must successfully pass a criminal history check.

Career Mobility: This position may be filled as a career mobility.

Schedule Code Description: This is a time-limited position that may become permanent in the future based on agency need.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package. See benefits tab below for details.

Driver License Requirements: Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: https://adminrules.utah.gov/public/search/driver%20eligibility/Current%20Rules

EEO Statement: The State of Utah is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. For accommodations, dial 711 or TTY: 800-346-4128.

Job Description

HCD Environmental Review (ERR) Program Specialist

(Program Specialist - DWS)

The ERR Program Specialist will plan, develop, implement, monitor, evaluate, train, resolve conflicts, and assist in the implementation and on-going direction and support of Workforce Services programs. ERR Program Specialists must have extensive expertise and knowledge of specific program area of responsibility, and may perform one or more of the following duties: develop program policies, procedures, and quality assurance plans and development activities; conducts agency-wide technical and/or program training, curriculum development and on-going assessment and maintenance of program training content; provide technical assistance to and/or functionally supervise other trainers or technicians; or, may resolve high conflict issues due to service delivery breakdowns by responding to requests, issues or problems from the general public.

Principal Duties
The ERR Program Specialist performs the following tasks:
  • Analyzing, summarizing and evaluating data to categorize applicability.
  • Reporting findings, interpreting results and making recommendations for environmental reviews.
  • Entering and retrieving data from multiple software systems.
  • Providing environmental review support to program managers and community partners.
  • Maintaining and creating files or record keeping systems. Sorting, labeling, filing and retrieving documents, or other materials related to environmental reviews.
  • Assisting stakeholders in the completion of environmental review forms, applications, and other paperwork.
  • Identifying problems or potential problem areas and recommends solutions.
  • Auditing and reviewing policy, procedure and practices to ensure compliance with federal regulations and standards.
  • Reviewing and inspecting work for quality, accuracy and completeness.
  • Monitoring and evaluating operations, programs, projects, processes and practices for quality and effectiveness; making recommendations for improvement.
  • Fulfilling public record requests in a timely manner.
  • Producing and understanding technical reports.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has experience with the following:
  • Has experience interpreting and applying regulations such as NEPA, or executive orders that provide a framework for environmental review decision making.
  • Has previous experience providing administrative support to a senior level executive.
  • Is self-motivated and can work independently.
  • Has experience with administrative office procedures and systems such as Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Adobe, record management, transcription, form design principles, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Is familiar with federal programs, business practices, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Has the ability to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop and maintain applicable professional contacts, resources, and networks.
  • Can speak clearly, concisely, and effectively; listen to and understand information and ideas as presented verbally.
  • Is able to deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, respect, tact, and professionalism.
  • Has the ability to maintain composure and respond appropriately in stressful, emergency, volatile, or crisis situations.
  • Has the ability to establish, organize, monitor, and maintain files and other data.
  • Is able to arrange, coordinate or schedule time and details.
  • Has working knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Has experience researching methods, techniques, and sources of information.
  • Is experienced with organizing information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Is able to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
  • Is well-organized, tech-savvy, service-oriented, and works well under pressure.
  • Has experience with frequently and proactively finding multiple options and solutions to problems that arise in day-to-day activities.
  • Has great critical thinking skills and is adaptable to change.
  • Has excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Create and maintain relationships with internal staff and other stakeholders.
Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping individuals with disabilities you will receive great health and retirement benefits. to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance.

The AgencyThe mission of Workforce Services is to strengthen Utah's communities by connecting the workforce to new opportunities and providing services to individuals and families in need. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, .
Supplemental Information
  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.


Benefits:
The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for a detailed information page: To access a Total Compensation Calculator in Excel format click

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Please review our Equal Opportunity Law Notice before applying to this job. https://jobs.utah.gov/department/contact/eo.html
  • I acknowledge that I have read the Equal Opportunity Law Notice.


02

All your responses to this application must be supported by your resume. "See Resume" is not an acceptable answer for any question. Failure to include your resume in your profile will result in disqualification from further consideration. Do you understand these terms?
  • Yes
  • No


03

Are you a current employee with the State of Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS)?
  • Yes
  • No


04

Please indicate your years of professional experience with Environmental Regulations.
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year experience
  • 1-3 years experience
  • 3-5 years experience
  • More than 5 years experience


05

Briefly describe your professional experience with Environmental Regulations. Please include specific details such as names of institutions and dates that are relevant to how you obtained this experience.

06

Please indicate your years of professional experience with FEDERALLY funded programs.
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year experience
  • 1-3 years experience
  • 3-5 years experience
  • More than 5 years experience


07

Briefly describe your professional experience with FEDERALLY funded programs. Please include specific details such as names of institutions and dates that are relevant to how you obtained this experience.

08

Please indicate your years of experience writing and understanding technical and analytical documents, and deciphering information.
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year experience
  • 1-3 years experience
  • 3-5 years experience
  • More than 5 years experience


09

Please provide a brief description of your ability to write and understand technical and analytical documents and decipher information. Please provide specific details such as names of institutions and relevant dates for your experience.

10

Do you have experience in evaluating and producing detailed reporting?
  • Yes
  • No


11

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your experience evaluating and producing detailed reporting.

12

Do you have experience working with elected officials?
  • Yes
  • No


13

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your previous experience working with elected officials.

14

Do you have previous experience working with engineers/architects in a professional setting?
  • Yes
  • No


15

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your previous experience working with engineers/architects in a professional setting.

16

Please provide a brief example of a previous experience where you had to work under scrutiny and had to defend your decisions. Please provide specific details such as dates and names of institutions for your example.

17

Please provide a brief example of a previous experience where you had to work under pressure within strict time constraints. Please provide specific details such as dates and names of institutions for your example.

18

In accordance with Utah Code 63A-17-301(2)(b)(ii), Veterans of the U.S. armed forces may choose to be considered for this position through an Alternative selection process called the Veterans Employment Opportunity Program (VEOP). The VEOP entails an on-the-job examination period in lieu of normal competitive hiring procedures. Information on this process may be found on the Veterans tab of the Utah State Job Seeker website (https://statejobs.utah.gov). You are required to attach a copy of your DD-214 to be considered in this program. If you fail to attach a copy of your DD-214, you will not receive consideration under this program or be eligible to receive Veteran's Preference Points. *Only available for Veterans who are not current employees with a Utah State agency. Please make a selection below:
  • I am a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and want to be considered through the Veterans Employment Opportunities Program
  • I am not a veteran OR choose not to be considered through the Veterans Employment Opportunities Program


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  • Referred by a Friend or Family
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  • Advertisement (Digital Ad, Billboard, Print, etc.)
  • Professional Network (Association, Membership, Work Colleague)
  • University Network (Handshake, School Job Board, Career Center, etc.)
  • Contacted by a Recruiter
  • Career or Job Fair
  • Internship
  • Interviewed for different position
  • Internal communications (Agency/Division, etc.)
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  • Other (not listed above)


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