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HEPSCD is hiring

Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District – Bloomfield, NJ

8 am – 4 pm, M – F, Salary $40,000 ++ commensurate with experience

 

Benefits include:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays/Personal/Sick Days
  • NJ State Pension

 

Duties:

  • Provide oversight to ensure that construction projects implement the State of NJ’s Soil Erosion & Sediment Control standards, including storm water management, air quality compliance, and Best Management Practices
  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies including local municipalities, state, and federal agencies as needed
  • Organization of paperwork, files, and records
  • Travel to sites to perform inspections within Essex, Passaic, & Hudson counties
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle/Valid driver’s license
  • Travel/walk on uneven and unpaved surfaces
  • Private vehicle to travel to construction sites / Mileage reimbursed at Federal Level (currently $.58/mile)
  • Strong organizational, computer, reporting and communication skills

 

Education/Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with soils and/or erosion control/water resources
  • College degree in agriculture/natural resources/geosciences or a related field
  • Knowledge of construction practices

 

 Submit resume via mail or e-mail to:       Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District

80 Orchard St.

Bloomfield, NJ  07003

information@hepscd.org

 

All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to Race, Creed, Color, Sex, Age, Handicap, or National Origin.

 

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