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EGLE puts focus on specialized drinking water careers

We Are Hiring graphicWith PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and lead in the news, water issues in Michigan are getting more attention. At the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, staff who work on drinking water-related issues are in focus as well.

EGLE has three hard-to-fill job openings in its Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division (DWEHD) - a Hydrogeology Specialist, a Surface Water Treatment Specialist, and an Engineer Manager Licensed. They are specialized positions that require expertise.

The primary function of the hydrogeology specialist position is to provide hydrogeologic expertise to the DWEHD. That involves critiquing aquifer characterizations, geologic interpretations, hydrogeologic assessments, and the application of ground water models to site specific geologic settings. Responsibilities also involve coordinating activities with the water use and water withdrawal programs in the development of public water supply sources, including water withdrawal impact assessments and large quantity water registration. The job requires consultation with engineering firms, water supply contractors, local health departments and other agencies on rules and regulations, water withdrawals, construction of wells, and more.

More information is contained in the job posting.

The surface water treatment specialist position is primarily responsible for performing sanitary surveys, surveillance visits, and reviewing plans, specifications, and permit applications for community water supplies. This job also has primary responsibility for reviewing monthly operation reports and serves as the main contact for communities subject to the Surface Water Treatment Rules.

This position serves as the statewide specialist for certain technical elements of surface water treatment. It also reviews new, complex, or unique treatment technologies in these categories being considered for installation in the state.

More information is contained in the job posting.

The engineer manager licensed position is responsible for the regulatory oversight of all aspects of community water supplies, emergency response activities, and other environmental health related programs for the Warren District Office. This position is required to make decisions concerning engineering concept and design, operation and maintenance of public water supplies related to public health.

This position directly supervises licensed professional engineers, unlicensed engineers in training and environmental quality analysts in the Warren District Office who provide technical support and review for community water supplies. This position also provides the necessary licensed engineering support to approve of construction designs and provide the necessary mentorship for engineers in training to work toward acquiring their engineering license.

More information is contained in the job posting.

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